Regardless of the industry that you serve, no production process is complete until the product, part, or component has been thoroughly tested and deemed safe, effective, and functioning properly according to its intended use. In the development of wired functional test fixtures and wireless functional test fixtures for industry, EMC Technologies works directly with our clients to create custom solutions based on their unique needs and requirements. Discretely wired test fixtures are necessary in some instances, while custom functional testing might be required in others. Our team of highly trained and experienced engineers works on each project as a complete design to ensure that nothing gets overlooked and to help our clients refine their development process to get the best possible results.
Wired Functional Test Fixtures
While a majority of the electronics used in high-tech applications today require the use of wireless functional test fixtures due to smaller targets, tighter tolerances, and faster speeds, there are some industries that still rely on discretely wired test fixtures. Our team can offer a wide range of options to deliver different tests for printed circuit board (PCB) evaluation solutions that can be performed throughout the manufacturing process and after production to ensure quality control. The needs of the manufacturer and purpose of the PCB itself will determine whether wired functional test fixtures or wireless solutions are required. While some projects might not need additional testing beyond the standard tests performed during development and manufacturing, others might necessitate extensive custom functional testing for compliance verification, based on the industry and the intended use of the product.
There are many different types of testing that can be conducted to evaluate the quality of electronic assemblies (EAs) and circuit card assemblies (CCAs), there are two primary categories that all electronics testing will fall under for wireless and wired functional test fixtures. The first type is known as material testing, which is when the actual physical properties of the unit under test (UUT) are being checked to ensure durability and strength under simulated use. Some examples of physical materials testing include peel testing, solder testing, bend radium testing, flex testing, contaminant testing, and X-ray testing. The second type of testing is functional testing, which is what we specialize in at EMC Technologies. It is essential to ensure that the product functions properly, meets any industry standards or government regulations, and that an accurate estimate of performance is simulated, tested, and proven to be consistent and repeatable.
Wireless Functional Test Fixtures
There are many advantages associated with the use of custom functional testing conducted with wireless functional test fixtures. There are many benefits to performing functional testing after the product is manufactured. Post-production testing should be conducted with custom wireless functional testing solutions to simulate the product’s intended operational environment to check everything from functionality, safety, and longevity. By taking a standard approach to test after manufacture, companies can reduce overhead for production and testing services for the finished product. Effective functional testing can save designers and developers time and money and assist them in getting their new products out on the market without any significant testing delays.
Manufacturers who provide automated test equipment to perform custom wireless functional testing can help to increase confidence throughout the production process to ensure that the product is error-free. Custom test solutions can be used to reduce debugging time, check the functionality of the product, and even help make changes during the manufacturing process to achieve more effective results. Our team of experienced engineers and technicians can work with you directly to design and manufacture functional testing protocols that can be used to improve results for device under test (DUT) and unit under test (UUT) parameters that use the power supply or program loads to help them work properly. You can count on our team to get you the tools you need to achieve all of your goals.
Custom Functional Testing Solutions
Contact EMC Technologies directly by calling 508-672-0808. You can also use our online order form to get the process started. We can answer any questions you might have about our discretely wired test fixtures and wireless functional test fixtures for industry. We can also assist with testing options for printed circuit board (PCB) assemblies, electronic assemblies, cutting-edge RF test adapters, custom cables, and much more. Call today to learn more about all of the services and opportunities available for industry testing at EMC Technologies.