I wonder, what were these chips meant to do?
Were you just burning firmware into the chips (in case they didn't arrive pre-programmed), powered them up and checked their functionality (like LEDs blinking, data being transmitted, buttons functioning, etc).
Was any kind of test software involved, which you needed to read its logs to look for any errors?
Thank you for sharing
It is a bit more than that. Chip validation requires verification of all published specifications for that particular chip.