BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - Mar 28, 2013) - Cascade Microtech, Inc. (
New and emerging applications in renewable energy and industrial power will challenge power device manufacturers to design and manufacture more efficient devices at a lower cost, driving the need for test solutions specifically targeted for high-voltage/high-current probing. Rated up to 10.5k V/400 A, Cascade Microtech's APS200TESLA is the first fully-automated on-wafer probe system to offer unmatched electrical performance for HI/HV probing of power devices in a production environment. The probe system comes with a high-voltage/high-current probe card, a high-voltage/high-power chuck port, and the patent-pending MicroVac™ high-power chuck that can handle wafer thicknesses down to 50 µm, such as the ultra-thin Taiko wafers. An optimized electrical connection easily integrates the APS200TESLA with a variety of test instruments, and the interlock-enabled safety shield provides a regulatory-approved safe environment for the operator. The arc-suppression feature allows the customer to optimize device layout to achieve better yields and deliver superior cost of test. Auto-discharging and the unique probe-pin touch sensing capability prevent device damage due to high-voltage discharge during die-to-die moves. The APS200TESLA also offers advanced prober control software for automatic wafer and die stepping.
"The new APS200TESLA leverages our experience in achieving accurate on-wafer measurement to provide an advanced power device measurement system that helps our customers increase test throughput," said Debbora Ahlgren, Vice President, Marketing, Cascade Microtech, Inc. "By enabling on-wafer production test, the APS200TESLA permits our customers to reduce their cost of test and ensures the safety of both devices and operators."
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