Cost of a delivered test solution can vary significantly, depending on a number of factors. The low end is typically in the $10-20k range, with most tests coming in somewhere under $100k. Below are more details about costing so you can gauge your project.
Below is an example cost breakdown for an aircraft LRU as the DUT.
|Hardware per Fixture||$15k each|
This DUT is a fully-enclosed LRU with 10 connectors, totalling 100 pins. All connections to the test fixture are made via existing cables. Every function on every connector is tested for basic functionality, and all ground pins are tested for continuity, which provides 100% pin coverage. Support is provided for 1 year. Other pertinent details are listed below:
|4 Ethernet ports||1 internal CPU to interface with|
|1 HDMI video port||Basic programming of firmware & software|
|2 WiFi RF ports||Test reporting to .csv file|
|6 Analog signals||Mature design|
|15 Digital signals||Thorough documentation|
|2 Servo outputs||Minimal customer process rigor|
|3 RS485 busses||Standard lead time|
First we need to evaluate what value you get from automating an ATP for your product.
(Consider things like labor, test support, product throughput, scrapped parts / rework, reliability, customer support costs, damaged brand image, etc.)
Many factors affect the price. Below is a list that captures some of the major drivers.
Costing for a fixed cost contract is broken down into a number of sections. Each section is dependent on project requirements. Typical sections are listed below.
We prefer fixed price quotes, but we can also provide a Time & Materials quote if appropriate.
A fixed price quote can be provided after Requirements Definition & System Design. See the process page for details. Fixed price quotes are appropriate for DUTs that are in (or ready for) production, with thorough documentation, and have a known scope of test needs.
A Time & Materials quote can be provided at project outset, or after Requirements Definition & System Design. Working on a Time & Materials basis is appropriate if the DUT is still in design or immature in its lifecycle, has minimal documentation, or needs a flexible scope of test needs. If we are working on a Time & Materials basis, and the project gains enough definition, we can transition to a fixed price arrangement.