The Mexican company Testing House, designed a system to test electronics, programming of devices and microcircuits that are used in the automotive industry such as rain sensors, tire pressure, vehicle computers or temperature microcontrollers in the field of biomedicine.
Francisco Javier Vázquez Villaseñor, CEO of the company, said that the system called EZ4000 was made with two goals: the first is to evaluate the operation of electrical devices, such as smart meters that control the electricity consumption of households or companies, as well as identify the specific needs of manufacturing products taking into account space, cost and speed.
The engineer in communications and electronics said that the second goal includes programming devices which use a special language and code through electrical stimuli for the mass production of flash memories, microcontrollers, smart energy meters and temperature.
"The customer arrives to Testing House with the electronic device that wants to have manufactured and with the code that includes the specific functions it has to perform. For example, biomedical programming of an electronic microcontroller is used in baby incubators for regulating the heat and humidity, " said Vazquez Villasenor.
During the process integrated circuit boards are placed and with a software and a programming system (designed by Mexican engineers) the specific functions to be performed by the device are granted. Thus the functional test is performed and the products are mass manufactured.
This equipment is entirely made in Mexico, it works with more than 30 brands and 32 different devices (drives, controllers, host computers of cars, frequency meters, etc.), and is capable of processing eight of them simultaneously.
The development of the software and the system was in charge of the team at Testing House (Rodolfo Renteria Rivera, senior test engineer, Juan Jose Montes Delgadillo, quality assurance manager and Francisco Javier Vázquez Villaseñor, CEO), who chose to set a standard of quality and universal technology to open the opportunity to make assessments for international companies.
They previously conducted a study to identify the needs of the companies that use, produce or require electronic devices for assembling final products.
The growth strategy included an alliance with international companies such as National Instruments, Asset, Agilent Technologies and Seica and gave the opportunity to evaluate and program different electrical devices, which has allowed them to create trademarks, copyright and software used in the EZ4000.
The first prototypes, produced in 2010, and the current version was sent to Texas, USA, where they were tested for effectiveness that included electromagnetic surveys, wiring, high voltage and requirements to provide a service of an international quality standard.
The company was established in 2002, currently has 70 customers, of which half are foreigners, Continental Tyres (Electronic Division), Jabil Circuit (electronics manufacturing), TiVo (digital home video recorder), of power consumption such as Electronix and the Advanced Technology Center (CIATEQ).
Testing House is attached to the Center for Management of Innovation and Technology (Cegint) and located in Jalisco, east state of Mexico, won the National Prize for Technology and Innovation 2015 (PNTI) in the category "product innovation."
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