Exploring Test Systems and Integration for Functional Testing

test systems and integration solutions for industryThe electronic test industry has the ability to provide custom solutions for printed circuit board (PCB) and circuit card assembly (CCA) performance verification. Specialized options are often required for the testing of new technologies, outsourced parts, and components and for unique environmental use and specifications. We work with each client to help them to achieve their goals and have worked with customers across many different industries. Some areas of proficiency include tight tolerances, radiofrequency testing, temperature, smaller targets, faster speeds, and new technologies. We intend to be prepared to continue meeting our clients’ needs by seeking and developing the best talent available, continually investing in technological advances, and listening to our customers every step of the way.

Unique Solutions for Industry

Our engineers and technicians work to serve many different industries, and each client has unique requirements that must be met by the services we offer for the electronic test industry. For example, clients who work in semiconductor industries often require rigorous validation and acceptance testing from their suppliers to ensure that the parts, components, and products they receive match or exceed their own internal requirements. Clients in the telecommunications and data industries frequently request highly flexible test solutions that will provide them with cost-effective and easily-adaptable CCA performance verification for both complex and high-volume testing capabilities.

Some of the ways that we assist our clients with mobile, universal, and test-specific test systems and integration is to co-develop the hardware and software simultaneously to meet time, test, and cost constraints. The use of mobile computer-based test stations can help clients who seek a variety of test solutions to reduce overhead costs and upfront investments. Some of the key features associated with the use of a mobile test station include a built-in computer, monitor, and test interfaces, as well as modular electrical and mechanical interfaces. Our team maximizes the use of “off the shelf” parts and components to considerably reduce lead times and offer well-organized and documented station wiring and configurations. Mobile test stations feature designed-in fast access to all inside resources and expansion areas with easy-to-use adapter panels and plates.

Universal Test Station Advantages

Some of the advantages associated with choosing a universal test station over a mobile option for PCB and CCA performance verification is that it can provide precise test solutions, offer expansion capabilities, and ensure reduced cost for similar product types and configurations. Making the transition from benchtop testing to a rack-based station can offer many advantages. As many new products must often share the same test resources as their legacy counterparts, a universal electronic test industry approach can provide lower testing costs and shorter test development times to help save time and money. Some of the key features associated with a universal test station include a front slide-out rack shelving system for easy instrument removal, which facilitates frequent calibration, and a center fixture backplane that is interchangeable with other fixtures for customization.

EMC Technologies also provides soft tie downs and organized wire harnessing with our universal test station solutions to offer our customers the ability to rapidly access instruments to meet expansion requirements. A designed-in fast access is provided to all inside resources, and our systems utilize LabVIEW software via IEEE 488 buss for test instrument communication and analytics of results. Each part type/family uses small personality “daughter” cards to interface with the test system for even greater flexibility. We can also offer test-specific stations, including EMI, RF, and EMC compliant test stations, as well as options for active and passive electronic loads and load simulators. Ask about our mechanical-only holding, claiming, and multi-axis stations, as well as opportunities for Halt/Hass, thermal hoods, integrated pneumatic and hydraulic stations, and even video, infrared, laser, and non-contact station options.

PCB and CCA Performance Verification

If you are interested in learning more about EMC Technologies and the services that we provide for the design and manufacture of wireless and discretely wired fixtures, contact us directly by calling 508-672-0808. We can answer any questions you might have about test systems and integration for the electronic test industry. We specialize in PCB and CCA performance verification for custom functional testing in many different industries and applications. Call today to speak with one of our sales engineers about your needs.