What are the quality assurance steps a Geppetto board goes through?

June 27, 2018 | Celine Marie Barrozo

Last month, I clarified that all Geppetto boards are shipped fully functional and pre-tested. Our Geppetto customers responded that we should emphasize the benefit of ordering a pre-tested Geppetto board.

So, here are the 4 steps of rigorous quality assurance your Geppetto board goes through before we ship it to you.

In Geppetto

The first step to ensuring that your board works is to connect required buses to Tux-approved signals. The Tux-approved signals are confirmed and verified to be working by Gumstix engineers so it is best to connect to it when it’s available.

Tux Approved

Geppetto Design Review

Next, when you click the Validate button Geppetto reviews your board based on best practices.


Design review in Geppetto

Engineer Review

After you placed a Geppetto order, Gumstix engineers review your design and completes it. If our engineers find something on your design that will cause it not to work, we will let you know and we usually propose a solution or ask you how you want it handled.

Then, your board is off to assembly.

Automated Board Test

Once the assembly of your board is complete (again, we buy the components and assemble your fully functional board), then we have an automated test in place that our contract manufacturer can do. What do we test? Below are some examples:

  1. First and foremost, we test that your board boots and that we can login into it.
  2. We will probe on-board peripherals and confirm that the drivers have been loaded.
  3. We do a full functionality test for Ethernet, USB, camera, display, etc. depending on what’s in your board.

This automated test is run by our contract manufacturer so a quality assurance engineer will be watching as all your boards are being tested.


Is there anything you want to learn about Geppetto? Let us know by sending an email to support@gumstix.com.