ABI Electronics Ltd

ABI Electronics Ltd

History

 

ABI Electronics Ltd is a leading supplier of test and measurement equipment as well as a renowned contract electronics manufacturer. ABI products are designed and manufactured at its premises in the UK and exported all over the world thanks to an active distribution network throughout Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia.

 

ABI also supplies local customers in the UK and Ireland. With manufacturing capabilities suitable for prototypes and small to medium PCB batches, ABI gained a strong reputation for the complete range of services they offer to cover all aspects of contract electronics manufacturing.

 

ABI was founded in 1983 and incorporated in 1984 as a limited company. The initial concept for the business came from a simple incident when ABI’s founder accidentally stepped on an electronics IC which had fallen to the floor. After picking it up, a question came to his head: “I wonder if it still works ?”. The company produced the ICT-24, the world's first low-cost digital IC tester, and expanded rapidly as sales of this popular product grew.

 

A move from a small factory unit in 1985 was followed just two years later into much larger premises. The company grew steadily from there, opening a second factory in 1989 and in 1998 expanding yet again to its present headquarters in Barnsley, England.

 

The trend of increasing complexity fault diagnosis products, at ever increasing prices, was broken by ABI in 1991 with the SYSTEM 8 range which was designed and produced at a much lower cost while providing an unprecedented level of fault diagnosis capabilities.

 

The SYSTEM 8 range remains a highly popular product amongst blue chip companies and dedicated repair centres alike. ABI continues to develop this product, taking constant account of customer comments and suggestions.

 

ABI is known for keeping abreast of technology changes in order to offer solutions that are in response to its customers’ needs. One example was the release of the JTAGMaster which responded to the introduction of BGA devices, and therefore the need for programming and testing them.

 

Other aspects of electronics are not neglected. The increasing problem of counterfeit components is a threat to any electronics supplier and manufacturer. ABI released in 2008 the acclaimed SENTRY Counterfeit IC Detector and was awarded the following year a Global Technology award at Productronica 2009.

 

ABI now has 30 years experience of developing the highest quality testing and fault-finding equipment, backed by a global reputation for quality and service. It is also certified in accordance with ISO9000-2001. The system is based on an ongoing commitment to quality, professional fulfilment of duties and constant expansion and development.

 

 

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PRODUCTS

 

ABI Electronics offers a wide range of products, starting with the flagship BoardMaster 8000 PLUS as a versatile, self-contained and easy-to-use test system. It offers a comprehensive set of test instruments for fault-finding on almost any kind of PCBs and allows users to generate test sequences. The SYSTEM 8 range makes use of a design versatility by offering any combination of the modules found in the BoardMaster 8000 PLUS.

 

The CircuitMaster 4000M was designed to simplify the safe probing of fine pitch PCBs and to reduce the time required to set up for a measurement.

 

The JTAGMaster is a solution for the testing, fault-finding and programming of complex PCB assemblies with JTAG devices, including QFPs and BGAs.

 

Other products cover different needs in electronics engineering, such as the RevEng schematic learning system designed to generate professional schematics from a sample board. For issues in the supply chain and introduction of counterfeit components, ABI offers the award-winning SENTRY counterfeit IC detector.

 

 

APPLICATIONS

 

ABI Electronics is a known brand in sectors such as :

  • Telecommunications
  • Heavy industry and Petroleum
  • Automotive and manufacturing in general
  • Transport (metro, train, civil aviation)
  • Navy, Army and Air Forces
  • Education
  • General service, maintenance and repair

 

For further information about ABI's products and their applications, please visit the applications section of our website.

 

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