wireless RF functional testingOver the years, EMC Technologies has become quite proficient in the development of RF circuit assemblies and RF functional testing for our clients. Our engineers and technicians in the functional test division have developed countless solutions for in-circuit test fixture demands to create a total test solution for radio frequency (RF) based applications and product testing. We have developed a variety of test adapters and test station for the testing of RF circuit assemblies and microwave sub-assemblies.

New Techniques and Strategies

RF functional testing has different requirements than other types of testing strategies and techniques. Some of these needs include designs for complete six-sided metal enclosures that are sealed with EMI shielded gaskets and RF silicone, as a method of isolating the unit under test (UUT) from electromagnetic interference. Some examples of products that require RF circuit assemblies or in-circuit test fixture solutions from our functional test division include products that include cellular, industrial wireless, WLAN, and Bluetooth.

Our engineers have incorporated a variety of custom cables and shielded options into our RF functional testing solutions. For example, semi-rigid triple shielded coax tensolite cables, rigid coax cables as characterized by lab, and even SMA and BNC connectors. Our team has also worked to match impedance traces in printed circuit board (PCB) design, created PCBs fabricated with Rogers material, and used a variety of RF rotary switches, RF power sensors, and coax switches to meet the needs of our clients. Our functional test division has also worked on designing and building custom wage guide adapters for the many different radio frequency applications that we have undertaken.

Strong Industry Experience

One of the reasons why our clients trust EMC Technologies to develop custom RF functional testing solutions is due to our background and substantial industry experience. EMC Tech launched as a world-class functional test fixturing company that focused on the functional test needs of the military, but we have since evolved and expanded to include a client list that is made up of a mix of military, military contractor, and commercial customers. We design and manufacture wireless and wired functional test interface equipment that tests PCBs for a wide range of applications. RF circuit assemblies, in-circuit test fixture, and custom functional test fixtures are just some of the things we develop and manufacture in our functional test division.

Some of our recent commercial applications have resulted in groundbreaking work in the areas of computer servers, medical, networking, telecommunications, and satellite TV/IP. We continue to take on projects that challenge us to increase our knowledge, experience, and abilities. We have developed highly customized interface test adapters (ITAs) to support a wide range of unique projects, including military plane programs and multi-national missile programs. By choosing to work with such a unique variety of clients and projects, our team has been able to stay current with the latest testing advancements and has become proficient in the areas of high speed, temperature, tight tolerance, test racks, and RF functional testing.

Custom RF Functional Testing

At EMC Technologies, we work with each client as an individual. We listen to their needs and engineer solutions that are designed to specifically address their requirements. We understand that cost can be an essential factor for many radio frequency products, so we develop economic RF functional testing options for high-volume testing of RF-based products that can be easily adapted for similar product types. This helps our customers to adjust their test methods and define new test strategies as they are needed for RF circuit assemblies, saving time and money as their needs change and evolve.

We are proud to have earned a solid reputation in the functional test industry, but even more to have gained the loyalty of so many clients over the years. Our customers say that they consider EMC Technologies to be a partner in their test challenges. It is a mutually rewarding experience, as our engineers and technicians continue to learn and expand our functional test division through every project that we take on at our Massachusetts facility. We know that it is by listening to our customers and continuing to invest in the latest technological advances that we are able to continue growing, expanding, and evolving to meet the needs of future projects across every industry that we serve.

If you would like to speak with a sales engineer or have questions about any of the services that we provide for wired or wireless functional testing, in-circuit test fixture solutions, RF circuit assemblies for RF functional testing, or any of our other custom options, please give us a call at 508-672-0808. While we are located in Fall River, MA, we work with clients all across the country and around the globe. Call today for a free estimate for any of the services that we offer at EMC Technologies.