Does anyone know a standard term for a PCBA that has been through test (assuming a single testing procedure)?

I want to unambiguously refer to an assembled PCB that has been tested. Does anyone know a standard term for a PCBA that has been through test (assuming a single testing procedure)? I would probably refer to it as a tested PCBA (TPCBA) but this seems clumsy.

If the purpose is for colloquial reference, say in a meeting, you may hear sayings like

  • “Installation ready”
  • “customer ready”
  • “programming ready”
  • “Foo ready” implies that all steps needed to get to step foo have been completed and Foo can commence.

If this is for a production process, then the only safe procedure is to have a paper or electronic work order attached to that serial number and a work culture that sticks to it. A good shop order process and a tight chain of custody between work cells should be the only proof that it’s ready for an installation or shipment.

  • No amount of stickers,
  • No ambiguous names,
  • Labeled buckets will replace the history and pedigree provided by a work order with testing results, rework orders, and QA sign-offs attached to the back.

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Oliver Smith

Oliver Smith

Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.
Oliver Smith

Oliver Smith

Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.

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