Probe systems are a specialty of FormFactor, which demonstrated its latest advances at the recent IMS 2018. At the show, FormFactor highlighted a new line of 200-mm probing systems, dubbed SUMMIT200 (Fig. 1). The company also announced a new autonomous RF measurement capability that’s intended to help meet faster time-to-market requirements of integrated circuits (ICs) for markets like 5G communications, autonomous vehicles, and next-generation Wi-Fi.
1. With the SUMMIT200 probing solutions, measurements can be performed manually, semi-automatically, or fully automatically.
Jens Klattenhoff, senior director for systems marketing at FormFactor, attended IMS and spoke about the SUMMIT200 and more. “The SUMMIT200 is an engineering platform for high-end engineering, as well as niche production and high-volume engineering. We have added a loader to our SUMMIT200 platform, so it allows for faster time-to-data. You can put in two different cassettes, and it can be fully handled automatically. We have reworked our whole Summit platform, so it has high temperature stability and overall better performance.”