RTI developed the low-cost 96 channel manual switch box to be useful in a variety of electrical bench test applications including powered and unpowered curve tracing. The switch box features banana jack connectors and 3-position toggle switches for each I/O. The banana jacks allow for binding posts while the toggle switches bias the pin between V+, V-, and no-state during a test. Switch boxes interface to the DUT board or adapter board using a ribbon cable with mating 100pin Yamaichi or 32pin IDC connectors.

Manual Switch Box Components

The manual switch box has a variety of components to create a unique testing platform for your test and device requirements.


Multiple switch boxes can be used together to manually bias each signal on devices with >96 I/O. In this configuration, each switch box is responsible for connecting to a different bank of 96 pins on the device. Universal and dedicated adapter boards provide improved cable management and offer custom signal routing between the DUT and the mating connector. Custom removable overlays offer unique identification of each switch and banana jack making setup and operation much more user-friendly when more than one switch box is required.

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    Configurations & DUT Boards

    Test Applications:

    • Unpowered curve tracing with respect to ground pins
    • Powered curve tracing when used with bench power supplies
    • Custom analog measurements of mixed-signal devices
    • Convenient for fixturing devices under a microscope for optical fault localization test
    • Contact RTI for more information or pricing

    Additional Features:

    • Supports 96 pins per box
    • Connect external power supplies, instruments, signals, and more
    • Configurable for powered cure tracing, IDDQ measurements, and more
    • Optional binding post version available
    • Custom laser engraved overlay panels allow customization of switch numbers and names
    • Standard switch box dimensions: 10.5”x11”x2”

    Upgrade to Automation

    • Most DUT boards and fixtures used with the switch box are also compatible with RTI’s MultiTrace system
    • Add more switch boxes as your devices grow
    • Compatible with RTI’s universal BGA and CSP sockets for a flexible fixture system
    • RTI’s support ensures you get the most out of your system

    Test Applications:

    • Failure analysis
    • Reliability testing
    • Counterfeit device analysis
    • Nondestructive electrical counterfeit test
    • Opens, shorts leakage testing (OSL)
    • Post decap electrical inspection
    • Optical fault localization
    • ESD testing
    • Latch-up testing
    • Supply current measurements
    • And more!

    Additional Features:

    • Economic footprint fits on less than half a typical lab bench
    • Supports low pin count devices up to 96/100/108
    • Directly compatible with RTI’s FA test fixtures designed for the manual switch box
    • Drive bus box provides access to all drives and measurements via banana jacks
    • Typically paired with the 950 series benchtop test fixture


    MT Century

    Compact automated curve tracer that supports devices up to 96/100/108 pins.


    Mid-sized curve tracer with flexible pin range from 216-1152 pins, with 625 pins being the most popular configuration.


    Largest curve tracer built for devices and packages with large pin counts, up to 2160 pins.

    MultiTrace Suite

    Feature-rich software with powerful analytical, ease of use, and efficiency tools that work together to operate our curve tracers and analyze the results.

    DataTrace Pro

    Ultimate curve trace software that compiles data, generate professional reports and charts, and batch compares your data against other files.

    Support & Upgrades

    We stand behind every test solution throughout every stage of its life. Contact us if you have questions or concerns about your test solution.


    Robson Technologies, Inc. interconnects, fixtures and systems are carefully designed, manufactured, inspected, and individually tested prior to shipment. In the unlikely case you find a defect in materials or workmanship, we will promptly repair or replace the component.


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