Specialty Probe System: Double Sided Probing (DSP) Systems
SemiProbe manufactures a family of manual and semiautomatic Double Sided Probing (DSP) systems. More and more applications are requiring the ability to probe from both sides of a die or wafer. Most DSP solutions involve one of the following scenarios:
Simultaneously probe from both sides
Probe from the top, detect an output from the bottom
Probe from the bottom, detect an output from the top
The system is designed to used standard DC probes on individual manipulators, probe cards, probing wedges or HF/Microwave probes. The user has the option of using them to contact the device from the top or bottom sides. Manipulators are helped in place using magnetic, vacuum or bolt down bases. Bolt down bases provide the most strength and rigidity.
The SemiProbe PILOT Control Software Suite semiautomatic and fully automatic probe systems employs the SemiProbe patented Adaptive Architecture. Software modules can be added to the base system as needed. PILOT Control Software consists of a Microsoft Windows-based user interface built on the SemiServer application for communicating to and from the probe system. Individual customer applications can be integrated with PILOT Control Software for a customized system to meet individual needs.
PILOT Control Software comes with standard modules including Navigator and Position Matrix with more sophisticated options like the Wafer Map and Vision module available. Modules interfacing to the SemiServer have a set of remote commands that can be accessed by any other module, providing the capability to perform its own specific function, yet access all other features of the suite seamlessly. Full driver libraries are available for LabView, C++, and Visual Basic with specific instrument drivers to support the most advanced instrumentation available. Communications may be made using RS-232, GPIB or TCP/IP, enabling the system to be either a controller or a slave in an integrated solution.
SemiProbe continues to expand our patented Probe System for Life (PS4L) family of probe systems, modules, and accessories. The PS4L probe system is the most modular in the world and is designed to reduce the cost of capital equipment. The systems are designed to provide a perpetual field upgrade path to address new applications and requirements.
SemiProbe is a global supplier of test and inspection solutions for microelectronics, MEMS, high frequency, nanotechnology, microfluidics, optoelectronics, photovoltaics and more. Their signature product, the Probe System for Life (PS4L) family of probing and inspection systems, embodies their patented adaptive architecture. All key building blocks are interchangeable. Because they’re easily customized, the PS4L systems enable customers to realize substantial time and cost savings over traditional probe systems when wafer size, levels of automation, or test requirements change. Customers can start with a system that meets their initial application and budget and then perpetually field upgrade it as their requirements change without having to purchase an entirely new system.
Benefit of SemiProbe solutions versus alternatives:
In many cases the homebrew solutions are purpose built and can be short-lived. Quite often, the recipe is lost when the original designers/manufacturers move on. Another downfall to a homebrew solution is the people that designed it or manufactured it always own it. They can’t distance themselves from it – essentially, they own it as long as they are with the company.
Capital equipment is expensive. With a PS4L system the prober can continually be field upgraded to add new capabilities as the customer’s requirements change. SemiProbe provides insurance against obsolescence since capabilities can be added as requirements change or evolve.
SemiProbe is willing to make customized solutions and has decades of experience – mechanics, optics, electronics, software and applications – at getting everything to play.
As a small company SemiProbe usually responds faster and pricing is often lower because overhead is lower.
If such capabilities are of interest, let us know and we will schedule a meeting.
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