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Importance of Electronic Test Industry for Consumer Products

Electronic Test IndustryThe electronic test industry plays a very essential role in the development and manufacture of consumer goods. Test stations are designed with wired and wireless functional test interface and fixtures to check the performance verification of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronic assemblies. There are many testing options available, including mobile and universal test stations, in-circuit test fixture solutions, and wireless functional test fixtures, just to name a few. Commercial applications can be used to provide testing for a wide range of industries, including consumer products. Telecommunications devices, medical equipment, networking machines, computer servers, and satellite TV/IP applications are just some of the examples.

Why Electronic Testing Matters

The market that includes consumer electronics and products is continually changing, growing and evolving. As a result, manufacturers are consistently developing new products to satisfy the demands of consumers to meet their needs. Retailers want to make sure that the products they sell meet certain expectations and safety regulations. As a result, the electronic test industry is used to help manufacturers meet these objectives. Products that do not operate properly or are not compliant with industry safety requirements run the risk of being recalled. For manufacturers, all it can take is one really bad quality product to tarnish brand image with consumers.

The electronic test industry is vital to the success of developers and manufacturers. Our team of highly trained and experienced engineers works with each client to design and create test stations based on their unique needs and the demands of their products. We take into consideration the product itself, who will use it, how it will be used, and the expectations, regulations, and quality standards that define it. We work with our clients to select the most appropriate testing so they can manufacture and market their product confidently without concerns about consumer safety or brand reputation.

What Electronic Testing Does

Functional test fixtures are used to help evaluate the way that the consumer electronics will perform during use. The results are then compared against a benchmark, such as a legacy design, competitor’s product, or an industry standard. Testing works to demonstrate compliance with safety regulations and provide real data with regard to how the environment where the product is used will affect its performance. EMC Technologies partners with manufacturers to help meet the demands of today’s consumer electronics marketplace. We develop a wide range of custom test stations, functional test interface applications, in-circuit test fixture components, and other elements to ensure accurate and comprehensive testing according to the client’s specifications.

Consumer electronics can include smartphones, computers, kitchen appliances, household products, wireless and wired wearable electronics, and automotive technology. The goal of testing is to improve the performance of the product to meet industry standards and consumer expectations. Our team has also developed highly customized interface test adapters (ITAs) to support a wide range of industrial applications, including military and defense. Our diverse array of demanding customers and challenging development projects has helped us to stay current with all of the latest testing strategies. We believe that this gives us a distinct advantage over other electronic test industry services.

Some of the test fixtures that we have provided for our clients include:

  • redundant interface with multiple connections to a single point
  • removable access panels for easy modifications and adaptability
  • custom utility board printed circuit boards (PCBs)
  • custom backplane PCBs with power and ground connections
  • radio frequency (RF) circuit assemblies and microwave sub-assemblies
  • custom cables, including semi-rigid triple-shielded coax tensolite cables

Take Charge of Your Consumer Electronics

If you are interested in learning more about the custom solutions available for functional test interface, in-circuit test fixture, and other test adapters available through EMC Technologies, contact our team of engineers and technicians. We can answer any questions that you might have about our turnkey and custom solutions for test stations used for consumer electronics. Call today at 508-672-0808 or use our online CONTACT and GET A QUOTE options to get in touch with someone about your needs for electronic test industry custom design and manufacturing of wired and wireless functional test fixtures and test stations. We are ITAR Registered, ISO 9001: 2015 Certified, and provide our services to clients from all around the globe at our New England facility.