One of the areas where we really excel is in the custom design and contract manufacturing for Interface Test Adapters (ITAs) and Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). Our team of very experienced and trained technicians is capable of just about any type of ITA or PCB design and manufacturing. Design, fabrication, assembly, and testing, along with electro-mechanical assembly, are just some of the services we offer to our clients. Custom wiring, which can include simple projects on up to complex figures, can also be ordered to suit your specific needs.
PCB Design and Manufacturing
The designs that our team of engineers and technicians can create can accommodate each client’s requirements. Whether a simple double-sided design is needed or something much more complicated and layered, we can help you to achieve your goals. Our designs can be created directly from the customer’s specifications, or they can be developed entirely by our team. Printed circuit board designs are available in either PADS or Allegro format, depending on the needs of the client.
Our team can utilize PCB design and manufacturing as a key component of our interface test adapters (ITAs) for a number of reasons. Some of those reasons are integral to the success of the custom design and contract manufacturing of the overall project, including greater signal integrity and repeatability. This helps to reduce debug time and result in faster, less expensive duplicates of ITAs. Other benefits of using PCBs and ITAs include simpler maintenance of high-volume testing as part of a connector saver adapter card.
Interface Test Adapters (ITAs)
The general overview of our interface test adapters at EMC Technologies, Inc. includes a custom backplane PCB or printed circuit board for power and ground connections. It also includes a custom utility board PCB for additional loads and relays. Our ITAs feature removable access panels for greater customization and a redundant interface to provide multiple connections to a single point. We use custom design and manufacturing of discretely wired and wireless functional test fixtures used for performance verification of PCBs and Electronic Assemblies (EAs).
Our team has provided commercial applications for many industries, including computer servers, telecommunications, and data, satellite TV/IP, networking, medical, and military defense. We have also developed custom interface test adapters (ITAs) to support aerospace and subcontracted military programs. Our exposure to and experience with such a wide variety of demanding clients and challenging projects has enabled our team to stay current with all of the latest testing strategies.
RF (Radio Frequency) Functional Test Fixtures
Our custom design and contract manufacturing team have also developed a variety of test adapters and test stations for the testing of RF (radio frequency) circuit assemblies and microwave sub-assemblies. All of the techniques and strategies used for these custom designs include a complete six-sided metal housing that is sealed with EMI shielded gaskets and RF silicone. This is used to isolate the UUT (unit under testing) from the electromagnetic interference.
Our designs for RF functional test fixtures have also incorporated semi-rigid triple shielded coax tensolite cables and rigid coax cables. We have also integrated SMA and BNC connectors, matched impedance traces in printed circuit board design, and have used PCBs fabricated with Rogers Material. RF rotary switches, RF power sensors, and coax switches have also been used with these fixtures. Our team has also provided custom design and manufacturing for wage guide adapters for many of the RF applications that we have completed.
Why You Should Choose EMC Technologies, Inc.
We stock a full line of mass interconnect test products that includes a variety of receivers, kits, and blocks. Our sales team also sells a line of functional test products designed for use with VXI and PXI applications. These products use Virginia Panel, Agilent, Teradyne, and other reputable interface connectors as platforms. By supplying all of the equipment and offering full electrical and manufacturing support, EMC Technologies, Inc. is able to provide a complete turn-key solution for all of your test interface needs.
Our fully-equipped machine shop and electro-mechanical assembly department are capable of managing even the most demanding requirements. Our team is made up of highly trained and experienced mechanical, electrical, and printed circuit board (PCB) engineers and technicians, who all work with the latest design tools and equipment. Even our sales team is trained and experienced beyond industry standards and is made up of sales engineers, applications engineers, and technical project managers. If you are interested in custom design and contract manufacturing or ITA and PCB design and manufacturing, give us a call at 508-672-0808 and speak with our sales team today!