GARDIEN’S

FPX Software

​The FPX software has been developed to operate Flying Probe machines to conduct a defect analysis on the bare boards prior to mounting any components on it.

What is FPX Software?

FPX (Flying Probe Extend ) is a GUI (Graphic User Interface) software developed for use on Flying Probe Testers.

Why is FPX Software unique?

FPX Key Features

Here are some of the key features of Gardien’s FPX Software

Enhanced Calibration

Superior X/Y accuracy is achieved by the advanced algorithms that detect special light particles called a blob. The information from this precision detection is used to calibrate all axi. The enhanced calibrations meets the rising demands for smaller target zones

Increased Reliability Self Checks

The software validates the electronics before starting each test cycle. The validation is fast, accurate and ensures all test sequences used in the test are within the specified parameters.

Job capability validation

Validation that hardware is capable of executing the defined information in the import file.

Quick and hassle free setup

Job parameter screens easily display all relevant parameter information. Users with the correct access level can adjust parameters. Users without the correct access level are locked out.

Safe Thin Panel Processing

Specially designed stretch frame with individual stretch sections allow for the flexibility to meets today's manufacturing requirements. The frame can be set up to manually or automatically stretch.

Probe Mark Reduction

Virtually no electrical test witness marks shown on the PCB while ensuring reliable contact to the surface of the PCB Selectable probe compression Automatic analyzing of the PCB surface

FPX Options - Add-Ons

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Embedded Component Test

  • The embedded component option has two unique sections
  • Detailed readings are available via the simple create report function
  • MORE

    Hipot Test

  • The dielectric withstanding option validates the insulation between planes or planes to conductors.
  • It is a high voltage test
  • Various voltage options available from 20 Vdc to 6000 Vac
  • Insulation Test

  • Insulation resistance is the ratio of the voltage to the total leakage resistance between two conductors.
  • Various voltage options available from 300 Vdc to 6000 Vac
  • 4-Wire Kelvin Test

  • 4 Wire Kelvin Test is a high-resolution resistance (milliohm test) that will detect small impurities in copper. These impurities in capper will pass the conventual electrical test.
  • Induction Test

  • Inductance test is the measurement of an electromagnetic field. The software can measure inductance and leakage inductance.
  • Self Learn

    Using the outer layer information provided, the self learn feature will measure all accessible points on the board to generate a netlist which can be used for reverse engineering. (Need more explanation)

    Interested?

    We offer our services under 2 distinct frameworks: the OnDemand Solution and the Integrate Solution.
    Depending on your needs, you can either outsource specific testing requirements or we can completely run your test area or test department on your behalf. Contact us now and we’ll find the best solution for your business.

    KEVIN SYVRET

    FINANCE DIRECTOR, NORTH AMERICA

    Mr. Syvret joined Gardien Services Canada as Financial Controller in 2001 and assumed the role of Finance Director North America in 2007. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Syvret has held senior finance and accounting roles, including with Canadian Pacific Ltd and Sprint Inc.

    NIRAJ PATEL

    VICE PRESIDENT, GARDIEN NORTH AMERICA

    Mr. Niraj Patel joined the company on a part time basis in 1993 while attending college full time. He worked in various positions until he graduated from the Centennial College Computer Systems Technology program, whereupon he was hired full time. He progressed through several testing and CAM department positions and was appointed North American CAM Manager in 1998. After 18 years with the company, Mr. Patel was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations, Gardien Services Canada Inc. in 2011. In January, 2015 Mr. Patel became Vice President NA of the newly combined organizational unit North America which includes the Canada and USA.

    TODD KOLMODIN

    VICE PRESIDENT QUALITY, NORTH AMERICA

    Mr. Todd Kolmodin, a native to the Pacific Northwest was born in Seattle Washington. At a young age he moved to the Portland Oregon area. In March of 1986 he graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. Todd began his tenure in the Electrical Test field that same year.  Todd spent eight years working in an independent testing facility in Wilsonville Oregon where he built skills in all aspects of Electrical Test and Quality Assurance. 

    Todd then spent a short term with Yamamoto Corporation on their Engineering staff covering PCB drill, finishing and Electrical Test before joining Probe Test Fixtures in 1995. His charge was CAM and Fixuring Manager.  Todd joined the Gardien Group in September 1998 continuing the same roll and taking on the responsibilities of Quality Manager for Oregon operations. In 2008 Mr. Kolmodin was promoted to Vice President Quality USA. In this position Mr. Kolmodin oversees and maintains the Gardien ITAR registration, ISO Multi-Site registration and multiple site Lab Suitability with the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime. Now also maintaining the Gardien QMS system Todd now serves as Vice President Quality North America.

    Mr. Kolmodin is also a published columnist and Technical Presenter with multiple appearances at the IPC Apex Expo Conferences in both San Diego and Las Vegas. 

    ROLAND VALENTINI

    CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

    Mr. Valentini was appointed COO in July 2010 after successfully serving as head of North American operations since 2005.

    Roland has over ten years’ experience in the PCB industry, including sales, service, and project management at Atotech GmbH, Germany mainly relating to PCB plating equipment.
    He has significant sales experience from his tenure at Mack Rides GmbH and headed up worldwide installations for Lurgi Bischoff GmbH.

    Mr. Valentini received a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mannheim, Germany.

    RICHARD HORSMAN

    EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

    Prior to Richard joining Gardien in September 2014, he was Chairman/CEO of tool chain vendor Atego Group Systems Limited which was sold to PTC Inc.

    Prior to joining Atego, Richard held a number of Executive and Non-Executive roles including Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Plethora Solutions, an AIM listed Pharmaceutical Company and CEO of AIM listed Cybit Holdings plc. where he grew the company from inception to revenues of over 25 million and took the company through multiple acquisitions before managing a sale of the business to Francisco Partners.

    Richard previously held a number of senior roles in the Software industry.

    RICK MERAW

    GROUP VICE PRESIDENT QUALITY

    Mr. Meraw was appointed Group Vice President of Quality in Jan 2015 after successfully  serving as Senior Vice President of USA operations since 2011.  Prior to being responsible for USA operations Mr Meraw was responsible for Canadian operations since 2001.

    Rick has over twenty years’ experience with Gardien Group and has various roles including, service technician, customer liaison, Quality manager, technical support, project management, and software design/ implementation.

    In June 1992 he graduated with an Electronic Engineering Technologist degree, with honors from a local community college.

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    ROLAND VALENTINI

    CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

    Mr. Valentini was appointed COO in July 2010 after successfully serving as head of North American operations since 2005.

    Roland has over ten years’ experience in the PCB industry, including sales, service, and project management at Atotech GmbH, Germany mainly relating to PCB plating equipment.
    He has significant sales experience from his tenure at Mack Rides GmbH and headed up worldwide installations for Lurgi Bischoff GmbH.

    Mr. Valentini received a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mannheim, Germany.