ASTER

ALFA TEST is Aster’s distributor in Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia and Bosnia offering the complete range of electrical Testability Analysis, Board Viewing and Quality Management software solutions..

ASTER Technologies is the leading supplier in Board-Level Testability analysis tools, which capitalizes on proven expertise in board testability and strong customer relations. The products portofolio have been developed over many years by working closely with our customers in fully understanding their problems and providing innovative solutions, to improve product yield from design through to production.

TestWay Express allows users to combine, within a heterogeneous production line, various types of inspection or test equipment, which allows test coverage qualification to be carried out for each individual test stage, but also consolidates the coverage for the complete production line.

It allows users to calculate the theoretical coverage aligned to various test strategies, prior to product development, in order to identify areas where test coverage can be improved.

Alternatively, TestWay Express can conduct a post-development analysis by reading the test programs or coverage reports from the various testers used within the manufacturing cycle and calculate the real coverage that is achievable. As a result, it is possible to make a comparison between the theoretical and real test coverage. A variety of test scenarios and test line combinations are created by simply drag and dropping items from the test equipment list to replicate the tester line.

TestWay Express analyzes the number of defects detected at each stage in the test process and identifies any shortfall in test coverage and undetected defects. It allows the computation of the IPC metrics such as first pass yield (FPY), fall-of-rate or escape rate by importing the real time DPMO (Defect Per Million Opportunities) from the manufacturing process. The manufacturing test strategy is tuned to provide the optimal test coverage for identifying potential defects.


QuadView is a powerful set of scalable board viewing modules that can be used either as a standalone viewer or fully integrated within customer’s applications. QuadView can be used in the design environment to assist in DfT and test coverage analysis. Whereas, within the manufacturing environment it becomes an integral part of the repair cycle, assisting in locating faults and reducing repair time significantly.