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Cogiscan and Keysight collaborate on real-time analytics to electronics PCBA makers

Firms to deliver automated, real-time analytics leveraging Keysight’s PathWave Analytics and Cogiscan Technology to streamline data collection and acquisition


Cogiscan Inc., Bromont QC, a leading track, trace and control (TTC) solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry, has reached a strategic partnership with Keysight Technologies Inc., a global test and measurement firm. 

The collaboration leverages Keysight’s PathWave Analytics and Cogiscan technology to address gaps and challenges seen in data collection and acquisition throughout the entire electronics PCBA manufacturing process.

According to McKinsey & Company, Industry 4.0 is the next phase in the digitization of manufacturing driven by the rise in data volumes, computational power, and connectivity. Under the partnership, Keysight will integrate Cogiscan connectivity technology as part of the Keysight PathWave Analytics platform, a central element of the company’s Industry 4.0 strategy. First, on the data acquisition side, Keysight will leverage Cogiscan Co-NECT machine interfaces to collect data from various brands and models of surface mount technology (SMT) equipment. In addition, Cogiscan Track Trace and Control solutions will integrate seamlessly with PathWave Analytics for complete factory automation.

“Electronics manufacturers are struggling to deal with high volumes of data brought by Industry 4.0,” says Daniel Mak, Keysight Manufacturing Technology Senior R&D Director. “Keysight’s PathWave provides manufacturing teams with actionable advanced analytics combined with Cogiscan’s Track, Trace and Control solutions enables data collection and acquisition throughout the entire electronics PCBA manufacturing line, from assembly, automated inspection, in-circuit test to final test. By streamlining data collection and acquisition and gathering actionable information, electronics manufacturers will be able to accelerate time-to-market and cut down on waste.”