radiofrequency testingOne of the many areas in which we are proficient at EMC Technologies is in the development of custom functional test fixtures that focus specifically on radiofrequency testing. Our team has developed a variety of test adapters and test stations designed for testing RF circuit assemblies and microwave sub-assemblies. This can be extremely complex, depending on the nature of the unit under test and the intended use of the finished product. Some of the techniques and strategies that we use for these designs include a complete six-sided metal enclosure that is sealed with EMI shielded gaskets and radiofrequency (RF) silicone to isolate the unit under test from electromagnetic interference. Our team of highly trained and skilled engineers and technicians go above and beyond to meet the needs of our clients when it comes to radiofrequency testing requirements.

Unique Designs for RF Circuit Assemblies

Because we work with a wide range of clients who represent multiple high-tech industries, including telecommunications, network, satellite TV/IP, consumer electronics, industrial, military, and military defense, we have a lot of experience designing custom functional test fixtures. Some of the designs that we have created specifically to assist our clients in overcoming issues related to radiofrequency testing and RF circuit assemblies are custom as well. Semi-rigid triple shielded coax tensolite cables, rigid coax cables characterized by lab, and coax switches are just some of the methods that we have used. SMA and BNC connectors matched impedance traces in the printed circuit board (PCB) design, PCBs fabricated with Rogers Material, as well as RF rotary switches and power sensors have also been incorporated into our designs.

EMC Technologies has worked with our clients to custom design and build wage guide adapters for many of the custom radiofrequency testing applications that we have undertaken. The continued demand for increased channel capacity among mobile communications, including data, voice, and wireless LAN, have made testing even more challenging for manufacturers. Custom functional test fixtures are designed to help identify and solve interference problems before a prototype or design goes into production. This helps to save time and money while protecting the client’s brand and reputation for delivering top quality products to their customers. Certain interference combinations, while uncommon, can cause serious issues for signal processing, which must be overcome through engineering and design.

Overcoming Radiofrequency Testing Problems

Electromagnetic interference can be a significant concern for engineers who must comply with certain industry and government regulations. Designs need to coexist in dense spectral environments, and formal certification testing must be achieved before production. The sooner radiofrequency testing of RF circuit assemblies can be accomplished, the easier it will be for manufacturers to meet time and cost constraints. Our success in working with radiofrequency testing solutions has helped us efficiently and effectively create custom functional test fixtures and systems for our clients that ensure they can identify and fix interference issues early on in design to save time and money.

Our team of engineers has become extremely proficient in the areas of high speed, temperature, and radiofrequency testing over the years due to our increased work with clients that serve multiple demanding industries. The measurements and setups for electromagnetic interference testing are highly specialized and drastically different from conventional analysis requirements. Learning how to overcome the issues commonly experienced with RF circuit assemblies has worked to our advantage, helping to improve RF performance, functional capability, and other benefits. As new technologies are developed, EMC Technologies will be ready to meet testing challenges with our clients to ensure accurate and repeatable results for industry.

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If you are interested in learning more about our custom functional test fixtures and solutions for radiofrequency testing, RF circuit assemblies, prototyping, engineering and design, assembly services, and other custom opportunities, give EMC Technologies a call at 508-672-0808. We are ISO 9001: 2015 Certified and ITAR Registered. Located in Southeastern Massachusetts, we provide a wide range of services to clients throughout the northeastern region, the United States, and all around the globe. You can also use our online contact form to reach out to one of our team members to get a FREE quote for our services or find out more about the options available for custom functional test fixtures and systems at EMC Technologies.