Due to high demand of MN86471A Transmitter Controller our engineering department decided to develop a solution, which would allow us to test these controllers in native environment. This led to researching and installing solderable LQFP socket on top. The procedure involved sourcing the correct socket, which will allow minimal bandwidth degradation and would allow to easily insert the component without soldering it in place. The socket was a great success and allowed us to purchase cheapest possible components on the market and test them to raise issues with suppliers about non-functional units. This strategy allowed TFix to shave valuable operational time when replacing MN86471A integrated circuits and further improve Playstation 4 game console success rates. The test bench might be expensive, however, this proved to be successful investment into further extracting value from recyclable electronics. All our stock of MN86471A has been re-evaluated and all non-working items removed leaving only fully functional components.
This test bench allows to test 64pin LQFP package manufactured by Panasonic, which is defined as High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI®) transmitter. The digital video interface contains an HDMI v.1.4b compatible transmitter and supports all HDTV formats.