A Better Platform for Testing Circuit Boards

Bringing augmented reality to circuit board development by overlaying the PCB with relevant information in real-time

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inspectAR uses a smartphone or a webcam. No AR glasses required.


inspectAR is an electronics productivity tool uniquely adapted to lab bench work. By separating a circuit board layout into an AR object consisting of nets and components, anyone who works on a circuit board physically can instantly connect to the expertise of the PCB designer.

circuit boardinspectAR can quickly identify test points on any design

Previously, while testing PCBs, you had to switch between circuit diagrams, pin assignments, data sheets and a prototype. Now, by clicking on a component you're brought to its datasheet, supplier information, and a design-specific pinout. A complex net, such as 'GND' on a 12-layer board can be reduced to a set of probeable points, even if a test point was not configured in the design. In the case of fine-pitch components with a small distance between their pins, counting to the pin to-be-measured is error-prone. This first-in-market technology simplifies the analysis and repair of hardware products through augmented reality.

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inspectAR overcomes the barrier of using software to interpret a design in the real-world by using a camera and image calibration to PCB manufacturing files (Only a mobile phone or external webcam is required).

Whether for tele-engineering, remote design collaboration, co-debugging, inner layer visualization, instant component lookup, net searching while in the lab, or easier-than-ever work instruction diagrams, inspectAR helps the modern hardware teams of today turn their PCB into a live and interactive, model-based piece of documentation once it comes back from the factory tomorrow.

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