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Functional Test Division: Challenges of the Telecom Industry

functional test divisionEMC Technologies provides functional test fixtures to clients across many different industries. One of the sectors that we serve is telecommunications. There are many challenges faced by manufacturers who work in the telecom industry, in particular, because of how quickly trends and consumer demands change. Our clients work directly with our functional test division to develop solutions that can easily adapt to the growing and evolving technology needs. This helps to effectively manage costs and ensure that they have the right tools to provide proper wireless functional testing without delay.

Adaptable, Flexible Functional Test Fixtures

This is what our telecommunications clients ask for the most. They require a fully functional framework that can be easily adaptable and flexible while ensuring reliable and repeatable results. We design and manufacture discretely wired and wireless functional testing solutions for customers all across the country and around the globe. Our functional test fixtures can be used for performance verification of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronic assemblies. We work with many different commercial industries, including consumer electronics, medical equipment, networking technology, satellite TV/IP, computer servers, and of course, the telecommunications industry.

In addition, we have also developed highly customized interface test adapters (ITAs) for clients who work in military and defense, aerospace, as well as military subcontractors. Our diverse client pool has helped us to rise to the challenge in order to meet the needs of these demanding industries. Our team if highly trained, extremely experienced, and current on the latest testing strategies. Our goal is to design and manufacture functional test fixtures and solutions that will meet or exceed expectations. Because the telecommunications industry demands highly flexible test solutions that are both cost-effective and easily adaptable to provide both complicated and high-volume testing, we offer a wide range of options designed specifically for their needs.

Mobile Test Stations

One of the ways that we are able to achieve the requirements of our telecommunications clients is through the use of mobile test stations. Our mobile computer-based test stations provide a wide variety of test solutions that are extremely cost-effective. They feature modular electrical and mechanical interfaces and maximize the use of “off the shelf” parts and components to reduce costs compared to fully custom solutions. At EMC Technologies, our mobile test stations feature built-in network and fiber optic capabilities and have structures that allow for fast access to all inside resources for quick adjustments. These solutions are well-organized and include documented station wiring and configurations, along with expansion areas that feature easy-to-use adaptor panels and plates.

Universal Test Stations

For those who require even more options for testing of similar product types and configurations, our universal test stations might be more well-suited to their needs. A universal test station offers precise test solutions and expansion capabilities, relying on LabVIEW software via IEEE 488 buss for test instrument communication. Our functional test division works with each client to develop test-specific stations, which can be integrated into the final product. Some examples include temperature and vibration stations, active and passive electronic loads and load simulators, and mechanical-only holding, clamping, or multi-axis stations. Our team can also offer EMI, RF, and EMC compliant test stations, as well as integrated electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic stations.

Increased Need for Functional Test Fixtures

The telecommunications industry is driving the electronic test industry’s need for more customized solutions for wireless functional testing. However, there is also a big demand for adaptable, flexible functional test fixtures. Our team will work with you to address your specific needs and provide you with solutions designed to grow, adapt, and evolve with the technology that drives your business. When you work with EMC Technologies, you gain the knowledge, experience, and skill that comes from a team of mechanical, electrical, and PCB engineers and technicians. We work with all of the latest design tools and equipment. Even our sales support team includes sales engineers, applications engineers, and technical project engineers to ensure great communication and results from the first contact.

Our facility in Fall River, Massachusetts features a fully equipped machine shop and electro-mechanical assembly department that is capable of managing the most demanding requirements. We also stock a full line of mass interconnect test products, including receivers, kits, and blocks. Our functional test products for VXI and PXI applications are quite popular among our customers, and we also utilize Virginia Panel, Agilent, Teradyne, and other reputable interface/connectors as platforms. We have the unique ability to provide a complete turn-key solution for all of your test interface needs, supplying all of the equipment, electrical, and manufacturing support required to provide top quality results.

Contact Our Team to Get Started

If you are interested in learning more about the capabilities of our functional test division or would like to get started in the development of functional test fixtures solutions, give us a call at 508-672-0808. EMC Technologies is ISO 9001: 2015 Certified and ITAR Registered to meet all of your industry requirements and needs. Our customers consider us to be a partner in their test challenges. Contact our team today to see the EMC Technologies difference for yourself.