Technical Program of Test Forum 2021


Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Time Titles Speakers or additional info
08:30-08:50 Registration  
08:50-09:00 Welcome / Introduction Knut Båtstoløkken
09:00-10:00 Session 1: Test software Chairman: Stig-Gunnar Jensen
09:00-09:30 Moving to open-source software in test automation Göran Johnsson, GJC Test & Software
09:30-10:00 Future of Hardware Test Automation Software Sreejesh Nair, exsensio
10:00-10:30 Exhibitor Forum: short presentations Chairman: Mick Austin
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break / Exhibition  
11:00-12:30 Session 2: Test Strategies, test system design Chairman: Artur Jutman
11:00-11:30 How to optimize your design and your test using today DPMO? Christophe Lotz, Aster
11:30-12:00 Building State of the Art T&M systems Hakon Risbakk, CN Rood
12:00-12:30 AI automated root cause analysis Christian Schöpf, QualityLine
12:30-13:30 Lunch  
13:30-15:00 Session 3: Structural Test Chairman: Mattias Ericsson
13:30-14:00 Challenges in making 3D Automatic X-ray Inspection (AXI) of large boards Andreas Türk, GÖPEL electronic, AXI
14:00-14:30 How to do Online Training like typical ICT System inhouse training Lothar Diez, SPEA
14:30-15:00 Got a Xilinx RFSoC? How to test the board?! A satellite case study Igor Aleksejev, Testonica
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break / Exhibition  
15:30-16:30 Session 4: JTAG Based Test Chairman: Raimedas Sodaitis
15:30-16:00 Access to on-chip test structures via functional buses Erik Larsson, Lund University
16:00-16:30 Embedded ISP - Mixing Embedded Test with ISP using unified ATE integrated instruments Jan Heiber, GÖPEL electronic GmbH
16:30-17:00 IEEE 1687 update (Virtual presentation) Martin Keim, Siemens EDA (Mentor)
17:00-17:30 Fruit & Refreshments / Exhibition  
17:30-19:00 Panel debate:  Panel moderator: Birger Schneider 
  COVID-19 Aftermath in Test Engineering
“After having struggled for 1½ years with direct challenges of COVID 19, the next wave of challenges, the Aftermath of COVID-19, are becoming obvious to most people – including us in test engineering. In the panel discussion, we will address issues of material, component & tool shortages, counterfeit material, redesigns as consequence of the situation, etc." 
19:30 Dinner

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Time Titles Speakers or additional info
09:00-10:00 Key Note Session Chairman: Knut Båtstoløkken 
09:00-10:00 Testing and observability in mechatronic autonomous system. Why fast development loops using Build, Measure and Learn in so critical and Fun! Peter Thorngren, Volvo Trucks
10:00-10:30 Session 5: Automotive test Chairman: Mats Klarholm
10:00-10:30 Challenges in testing modern electronic vehicle network architectures Michael Schmidt, GÖPEL electronic, ATS
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break / Exhibition  
11:00-12:30 Session 6: Fixturing and test interfaces Chairman: Paulius Musteikis
11:00-11:30 ODU – reliable test interface solutions for demands of tomorrow Kenneth Pedersen, ODU
11:30-12:00 When test of electronics requires mechanical solutions Per Pedersen, Mekan
12:00-12:30 Eliminating Cables from Modular ATE Systems Gary Clayton, MacPanel
12:30-13:30 Lunch  
13:30-15:00 Session 7: Mixed session Chairman: Lars Kongsted-Jensen
13:30-14:00 High Volume solution for highly panelised PCBA in Automotive and IOT Applications Thomas Goetz, Keysight
14:00-14:30 In-System Programming universal guidelines: application and common standards Giulio Zannier and Ivan Liberotti,
SMH Technologies
14:30-15:00 High quality assurance level of EV Batteries with use of X-ray and CT Dr. Tobias Neubrand, Waygate
15:00-15:10 Closing Session: TestForum concluding remarks Knut Båtstoløkken Kitron 


As usually, a mini exhibition will take place in frames of TestForum event where vendors are welcome to present their tools and methodologies related to production test. Exhibitors can make arrangements with NTF about exhibition space. If nothing special has been agreed, a table of about 60x120 cm2, as well as space for posters or similar material will be provided. Every exhibitor will be given a 3-minute slot in the program for a brief introduction.


The conference dinner on November 30th will be held at the same hotel.

Nordic Test Forum (NTF) Annual Assembly, November 29th 2021

The NTF organization was established in 2001. Since then, it holds an annual general assembly a day before the Test Forum conference. This year it will be held on November 29th at 20:00. The agenda and motions has been dispatched to the members in a separate mailing.

If you do not intend to participate in the Annual Assembly, the Test Forum 2019 starts with registration on November 30th from 8:30 to 8:50.