Radiofrequency testing is one of the specialized test solutions available through EMC Technologies. We design and manufacture custom testing solutions to accommodate unique testing requirements. Functional test fixtures are necessary to ensure reliability, repeatability, consistency, and safety for many different industries, including aerospace, military, telecommunications, networking, medical, and even consumer electronics. The term RF stands for radiofrequency, which is any type of frequency that is found within the electromagnetic spectrum that can be used or associated with radio wave propagation.
How Radiofrequency Works
When a radiofrequency current is supplied to an antenna, an electromagnetic field is created. This is what enables the antenna to transmit energy through space. There are many different technologies in use today that rely on radiofrequency waves and field propagation, which is why specialized test solutions are necessary to ensure proper function. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can cause the product or component to malfunction, causing problems for the manufacturer. Radiofrequency testing is done using unique testing requirements to ensure that EMI is not an issue and that the product is compatible with the intended use environment. RF functional test fixtures are important tools in the electronic test industry and are requested by many of our clients across multiple industries.
The telecommunications industry relies heavily on the radiofrequency testing industry, as you might have imagined, for things like broadcasting television and radio waves, a well as for cellular phones and other types of communications. First responders, corporate businesses, satellite communications, amateur radio, and even microwave point-to-point links are widely used within various telecommunications applications that all rely on radiofrequency waves to function. There are also many non-communications applications that utilize RF energy, including industrial heating, microwave ovens, and traffic enforcement radar machines. The type of radiofrequency testing that we do at EMC Technologies involves RF functional testing for manufacturing to ensure the function, reliability, and repeatability of the products that our clients produce.
Specialized Test Solutions for RF Testing
Our team of highly trained and experienced engineers and technicians work with each client to address their unique testing requirements with our custom-designed functional test fixtures. Radiofrequency testing involves the use of mobile, universal, and test-specific stations, depending on the needs of each client. Industrial testing of RF components and products is crucial to ensure quality control and consistency for many of today’s technology-driven manufacturers. Radiofrequency testing is also used to ensure that RF-controlled products do not introduce intolerable electromagnetic disturbances into the environment that might interfere with other electronics and products.
The testing that we provide checks for RF immunity and emissions, as well as functionality. The data that we gather for our clients through the use of specialized test solutions helps the engineers to make improvements, problem-solve, and create dynamic products that meet or exceed expectations. The services that we provide are different from other service providers in that we work with each client to ensure that the custom testing solutions that we design and manufacture for them will accommodate their unique testing requirements and needs based on their product specifications. The more testing that can be done during the initial design and prototyping phase, the easier it will be to ensure streamlined testing and production later in manufacturing.
What We Do
When you hire EMC Technologies to design and manufacture custom functional test fixtures to ensure the proper function of printed circuit boards (PCBs), electronic assemblies (EAs), and circuit card assemblies (CCAs) for manufacturing, we can work to develop test adapters and test stations based on your unique needs. The requirements for RF functional testing of CCAs and microwave sub-assemblies can be drastically different than other types of testing, so we utilize unique strategies and techniques, including six-sided metal enclosures sealed with EMI-shielded gaskets and RF silicone to isolate the unit under test from electromagnetic interference.
To learn more about our solutions for radiofrequency testing, including custom testing solutions and specialized test solutions, contact our team by calling us directly at 508-672-0808. We are ISO 9001: 2015 Certified and ITAR Registered to best meet the needs and requirements of our clients. We take pride in being able to provide our customers with the quality services they need and look forward to working with you to find solutions for all of your unique testing requirements.