In Circuit Test
In circuit tests are applied during testing of electronic assemblies. In this test, populated assemblies are placed on an adapter specifically made for the board. Contacting is effected by gold-plated needles. The test is looking for defects in the tracks (discontinuities, shorts) and for the absence / presence of components on the board. To a certain extent, their function can be tested. From the sum of the findings, inferences are made on the function of the assembly.