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Advantages of Wireless Functional Testing in a Digital World

Wireless Functional Testing for Digital Electronics IndustryFunctional test fixtures are used extensively by the electronics industry to measure analog voltages and currents in many different applications. While there are many industry standards that are used concerning the development of custom wireless functional testing, the ever-changing demands of consumer electronics require the use of flexible and adaptable universal test station equipment to get the desired results. The market for RF-enabled devices is also increasing, as more consumers demand a wide range of products to choose from for their daily lives. Unfortunately, proper functional testing of RF devices is extraordinarily complicated and therefore somewhat expensive.

EMC Technologies has extensive experience working with RF functional testing in addition to our knowledge of discretely wired and wireless functional testing, in-circuit test fixture design, and other types of functional test fixtures. Mobile and universal test station options are available as well, depending on the needs of the client. Our many years of training and hands-on experience working with groundbreaking technology for custom industry solutions has helped us to have the edge over our competitors in the area of development and manufacturing of custom functional test solutions.

Why Choose Wireless Functional Testing Solutions?

Our wireless functional test fixtures can help companies to reduce debugging time and maintenance while increasing test performance across the board. Compared to wired or in-circuit test fixture solutions, wireless functional testing provides the means to probe denser and smaller targets, while achieving extremely high node counts. One of the most significant advantages of these features is concerning today’s high-density and complex printed circuit boards (PCBs), which can complicate testing requirements. EMC Technologies works with each client as an individual to find the best wireless solutions for their needs.

Another area where wireless functional testing is in demand is in the development of consumer electronics where the smaller, more tightly spaced test pads can often create a wiring challenge for traditional wired functional test fixtures. The use of wireless solutions can solve many of the challenges faced by engineers and maintenance personnel with regard to the nested wires used in long wire fixtures. The wireless solutions replace all of the wires with copper traces, which are used on a multi-layer printed circuit board (PCB) for more accurate and direct results.

Some of the other advantages of choosing wireless functional testing include:

  • faster test rates
  • cleaner signals
  • flash memory runs faster
  • internal fixture electronics are more compact and neat
  • enhanced performance to improve debugging and maintenance
  • reduced size of functional test fixtures to reduce space needs and weight
  • duplicate wireless fixtures for identical test performance and cost savings

Professional Engineering Services

Our entire team of engineering and design staff goes above and beyond the basic “box” approach used by many other companies in the wireless functional testing industry. We work with each customer to fulfill their order using a full-service contract design and manufacturing service in its true meaning. We address each project as a complete system for better results, including the evaluation of package limitations, tolerance issues, interfacing conditions, dimensioning, environmental constraints, and any specific mounting requirements.

EMC Technologies services in electro-mechanical design are available to many different industries, including avionics, communications, industrial, medical, and military markets. In addition, we also offer a wide range of other custom services, including mobile and universal test station design and manufacturing, machining and prototyping, printed circuit board (PCB) design and assembly, cable and wiring services, electro-mechanical assembly, and built to print test adapters for a wide range of clients, including commercial jet LRUs and military products, just to name a few.

The EMC Technologies Difference

Our team of highly trained, knowledgeable, and experienced engineers and technicians, along with our ability to provide full in-house machining and metal fabricating services at our machine shop in Southeastern Massachusetts, is what sets us apart from the competition. Our machine shop boasts a variety of state-of-the-art CNC milling centers, knee-mills, lathes, drilling equipment, and sheet metal brakes, giving us the unique ability to fabricate nearly any machined part, from the most simple aluminum pieces to complicated and tight-tolerance requirement parts.

Get a FREE estimate on any of our professional services for custom wireless functional testing and other functional test fixtures by calling 508-672-0808. We provide top quality services to clients all across the country and across the globe. To learn more about the service options available, browse through our website or contact us through our online contact form to get additional information about EMC Technologies.