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Our expertise with design verification and manufacturing testing allows you to:
  • Accelerate market introduction by reducing costly rework during or after manufacturing
  • Attract continued venture capital support by demonstrating design performance and manufacturablility
  • Confidently close purchase orders prior to full manufacturing commitment
  • Increase design quality by allowing full regressive testing after design changes
  • Improve manufacturing quality by allowing sophisticated tests to be performed automatically by assembly staff
  • Allow management oversight into developing manufacturing bottlenecks before they impact schedules.
Since we specialize in short-term development of test suites, your project benefits from a huge base of our proprietary intellectual property that can be licensed to you, in some cases for little or no cost. We are constantly performing in-house research to enable our client base to benefit from our having already discovered and overcome technical and logistical minefields.
Design verification tests (DVT)
Regressive design verification testing, performed by engineering and technical staff during the design cycle, can often highlight key design flaws or newly introduced errors. These issues are often difficult to recognize if DVT is not performed often and easily. Our custom DVT suites complement your engineers' productivity.

Manufacturing tests
Not only do manufacturing tests highlight assembly errors, they can also provide insight into parts consumption, marginal performance and accountability. While most contract manufacturers insist on provision of manufacturing tests, often tests meeting their needs will fall well short of your quality concerns. Our test suites allow you to bridge this gap without dependence on the tester's attention span.

Host test software
Our test software suites, hosted on PCs running Windows or Linux, are typically written in Python, but C++ or Java are available as options if desired. Our host test software includes well-documented custom APIs, where appropriate, saving effort required to transition support of the project to your team. GPIB support for older test equipment is also available, although we prefer to specify newer Ethernet-based devices.

Performance databases
Without the capability to store and analyze test data, improperly performed tests can slip under the radar, resulting in costly returns and rework. Based on MySQL, Oracle, or other SQL-compatible relational databases, our test suites ensure that all tests can be analyzed for correctness, as well as historical trends. In addition, our test suites are fully parameterized, using the database to allow key test parameters to be modified without rework.

Optional web-based analysis and queries
Sales staff, management, quality assurance staff, logisticians, and engineers all benefit from the ability to monitor testing results and trendlines, from any location throughout the globe if desired. We provide solutions that allow timely monitoring of productivity, in addition to instant alerts of problems, if desired.

Optional USB interfaces
As a USB vendor listed with usb.org, the USB vendor identification and standards organization, we can easily add USB capabilities to your test suite. Our deliverables include USB hardware, firmware, and host application software, including device drivers. This comprehensive approach to USB development allows you to provide your testers with a long-term multi-platform interface.

Hardware Development
We can perform hardware development to provide a framework on which our embedded software can execute. Our time-tested libraries ensure only the highest quality in your product.

Handling Fee: Unless otherwise specified, SoftBaugh orders under $100.00 USD will be subject to a $10.00 USD handling fee.

Signature Proof of Delivery Required: We require a signature for all shipments. If you wish to waive the signature requirement, please mention it in the order comments. If you choose to waive the signature you assume all responsibility for receipt of the shipment.

Restocking Fee: All non-defective returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Shipping charges are not refundable. Product must be unopened in original packaging and suitable for resale. Products held for over 30 days or returned without a Return Material Authorization will not be accepted. Items damaged due to customer mishandling or misuse are not returnable. Software is not returnable.

Customers outside US: Due to the high cost of sending and accepting wire transfers, any orders paid by wire will be subject to a $40 wire fee. We accept checks at no additional charge by mail in US currency, or in foreign currency at the applicable current exchange rate. Please state your payment preference in the order comments. We require payment on all international orders before shipping.

Credit cards: We accept American Express, Visa, and MasterCard. If you wish to pay using one of these credit card types, fill out the form on the confirmation email you receive after placing your order and fax it back to us. International customers paying by credit card do not incur a wire fee.

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