Custom Functional Test Fixtures: Specific Areas of Proficiency

radiofrequency and semiconductor functional testingSome of the words that best describe the custom functional test fixtures and solutions created here at EMC Technology include robust, precise, and repeatable. We take pride in the loyalty that we have earned from our customers over the years and our ability to partner with them in their test challenges. Some of the areas that we have focused on recently and will continue to face together in the future include faster speeds, smaller targets, new technologies, and more company outsourcing. We intend to be prepared for the future by seeking out and developing the best talent available, listening to our customers’ needs, and continuing to invest in the latest technology advances for the industry.

What We’ve Been Doing

Having such a wide range of demanding customers and challenging products have helped us to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest testing advancements. Wireless functional testing, discretely wired fixtures, and highly custom interface test adapters are being improved by our team on a regular basis. Some of the industries that we serve include a mix of military, military subcontractors, and commercial clients, all of whom have very specific and unique requirements for custom functional test fixtures and solutions. Some of our recent commercial applications have included groundbreaking work in support of many industries, including telecommunications, networking, medical, computer servers, consumer electronics, and satellite TV/IP.

Some of our specific areas of proficiency that have come from the work we have been doing for our clients include the development of highly customized interface test adapters to support military airplane programs and multinational missile programs for our military clients. Projects that require innovative solutions for higher speeds, tighter tolerances, temperature requirements, test racks, and radiofrequency test fixtures have also been areas where we have been extremely successful. Our staff of mechanical, electrical, and PCB engineers and technicians work with the latest design tools and equipment to ensure the best possible results. Every team member, from sales to testing, receives continuous training to ensure their expertise on the ever-changing technologies inherent to the industry.

RF Interface Test Adapters & Solutions

Our design team has developed a variety of interface test adapters and test stations designed specifically for the testing of radiofrequency circuit assemblies and microwave subassemblies. Our wireless functional testing and discretely wired fixtures must be shielded from electromagnetic interference in order to ensure the proper function of the unit under test. Some of the techniques and strategies that we have used successfully for these particular types of designs include a complete six-sided metal enclosure sealed with EMI-shielded gaskets and RF-silicone to isolate the unit under test and prevent any electromagnetic interference.

Some of our other designs for these highly custom functional test fixtures include the use of semi-rigid triple shielded coax cables and rigid coax cables, characterized by lab. Connectors include SMA and BNC varieties, and our team has included matched impedance traces within the printed circuit board (PCB) design, as well as created fabrications of PCBs made with Rogers Material. The use of radiofrequency rotary switches, power sensors, and coax switches has also been necessary to help our clients achieve their goals. EMC Technologies is very proud of the work that we have done in this area for radiofrequency interface test adapters and testing stations, including custom design and manufacturing of wage guide adapters for the many RF applications we have undertaken.

Our Latest Projects

If you would like to see photos and videos of some of our latest projects that we have created for our clients, visit our website. You can see discretely wired fixtures, including the wiring for an in-circuit test (ICT) fixture, a product warranty screening test station with an internal anechoic chamber, and an internal look at the wiring for our functional test fixtures. We provide a wide range of custom services and design work for our clients. If you are interested in learning more about our work with specialized interface test adapters and custom functional test fixtures, give us a call at 508-672-0808. We are ISO 2001: 2015 Certified, ITAR Registered, fully-trained, experienced, and ready to provide custom solutions for all of your functional testing needs at our Southeastern Massachusetts facility.