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The Unique Demands of RF Functional Test Fixtures for Industry

RF functional test fixturesWhile known for our work with custom functional test solutions, EMC Technologies has the ability to design and manufacture RF functional test fixtures and products that meet strict industry requirements. We incorporate the use of various test equipment options and accessories to help our clients meet the demands of the ever-changing and evolving wireless communications industry. From RF circuit assemblies to full functional test interface solutions, you can count on our team of highly trained, experienced, and skilled engineers, designers, and technicians to meet or exceed your expectations.

Techniques and Strategies for RF Functional Testing

Our team has developed a variety of test adaptors and test stations for the use of testing RF circuit assemblies and microwave sub-assemblies. Some of the examples of our designs include a complete six-sided metal enclosure that is sealed with EMI shielded gaskets and RF silicone to effectively isolate the UUT (unit under test) from electromagnetic interference. The designs that we have developed for RF functional test fixtures incorporate semi-rigid triple-shield coax tensolite cables, rigid coax cables characterized by a lab, and other specialized features required for use with RF circuit assemblies.

Some of the other design techniques and strategies that we use include:

  • matched impedance traces in a printed circuit board (PCB) design
  • PCBs fabricated with Rogers Material
  • RF rotary switches and power sensors
  • coax cable switches
  • custom designed wage guide adapters

Exceeding Expectations for Custom Functional Test

Designers have been driven to create RF connector products for functional test interface that will meet the growing demands of increasing electrical performance specifications for the wireless communication industry, as well as other industries who rely on this technology. The infrastructure surrounding digital communications has raised the bar for engineers who work with RF circuit assemblies, as well as the need for RF functional test fixtures. RF products require our engineers and designers to have diverse backgrounds in RF connector design in order to accommodate the specific needs and demands for custom functional test systems.

Some of the areas where our engineers need to be the most proficient include coaxial cable assemblies, precision connectors and adapters, and wireless spectrum modems. We ensure that our team is ready for any challenge posed by our clients by providing ongoing training and hands-on experience with the latest in design software, equipment, tools, and technology. This helps us to design and manufacture custom RF functional test fixtures and solutions that exceed customer expectations. We understand the need to verify performance parameters for high-frequency products according to industry and government regulations, as well as customer specifications. We work closely with each client to ensure satisfaction with all development for custom functional test systems.

What We Do

EMC Technologies designs and manufactures wireless and wired functional test interface equipment for the testing of PCBs and assemblies across a wide variety of applications and industries. Some of our most recent work as included groundbreaking developments to support the telecommunications, consumer electronics, satellite TV/IP, computer server, and medical equipment industries. We have also worked extensively with military and military defense contractors, developing highly custom interface test adapters (ITAs) to support aerospace and multinational missile programs for our clients.

Having such a diverse variety of clients helps us to stay ahead of the curve with all of the latest testing advancements. Some areas that we are particularly proud of our proficiency to include tight tolerance, high speed, and extreme temperature testing requirements, as well as expansion for test racks and RF functional test fixtures. We have a fully equipped machine shop and electro-mechanical assembly department, which is capable of managing even the most demanding requirements for our clients. Our team consists of mechanical, electrical, and PCB engineers and technicians, who all work with the latest design tools and equipment.

Ready to Get Started?

If you work with wireless communications or any other industry that requires custom functional test solutions for RF testing, EMC Technologies can help you with all of your required testing needs. Contact our team by calling 508-672-0808 to learn more about our services for custom functional test fixtures and RF circuit assemblies or to get an estimate for turn-key solutions designed to meet all of your test interface needs.