Patent Number: 7,613,591

Title: Remote test facility with wireless interface to local facilities

Abstract: A central test facility transmits wirelessly test data to a local test facility, which tests electronic devices using the test data. The local test facility transmits wirelessly response data generated by the electronic devices back to the central test facility, which analyzes the response data to determine which electronic devices passed the testing. The central test facility may provide the results of the testing to other entities, such as a design facility where the electronic devices were designed or a manufacturing facility where the electronic devices where manufactured. The central test facility may accept requests for test resources from any of a number of local test facilities, schedule test times corresponding to each test request, and at a scheduled test time, wirelessly transmits test data to a corresponding local test facility.

Inventors: Khandros; Igor Y. (Orinda, CA), Eldridge; Benjamin N. (Danville, CA)

Assignee: FormFactor, Inc.

International Classification: G01R 31/00 (20060101); G06F 19/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017