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A test jig could be a few things. 1.

A prototype tester that is designed and build by engineer or in your case intern to do fairly simple tasks such as Voltage and current tests, particular signals, resistance etc, and test for proper code on chips. If you are only testing a small portion of device or device is fairly simple you could possibly design and build your own test jig/fixture. 2. A Test fixture created by an outside source to run an entire series of tests of entire device controlled by software. This type of fixture would be used in production usually at the assembly phase to test for opens, shorts, bad solder joints, current capacity, proper timing, proper component values, etc. It will even test proper code on chips. To emplement this type of tester you will need to provide acces for probes on pcb. There are rules that need to be recognized. Such as probe to probe spacing, probe to component spacing, and weather you want this to be a top side only, or bottom side only test. Or if you will be creating a tester that has both top and bottom side probes. The later will cost alot more money. One thing I suggest is if you are going to have this type of test is to make sure and consult outside source on what there capabilities are. They will also be able to provide a lot of information on probes and probe spacing, etc...