The electronic test industry is charged with developing custom functional test solutions for a variety of diverse industries that rely on unit under test solutions to ensure the performance of printed circuit boards (PCAs) and circuit card assemblies (CCAs). Functional testing for industry is used to ensure performance without any errors or failures. Depending on the intended use of the finished product, the testing will be used to determine effectiveness, dependability, and safety for the end-user, as well. Unit under test solutions must be as complex as the technology used to develop the PCBs and CCAs to ensure complete and accurate testing. Custom testing is the best solution for many industries, as the ever-changing and advancing technology does not allow for a one-size-fits-all or off-the-shelf testing solution to provide effective results.
Functional Testing for Industry
EMC Technologies launched with a primary focus on serving military and military subcontractor clients. Today we design and manufacture wired and wireless custom functional test solutions for a mix of military, defense, and commercial clients. Our team of highly trained, experienced, and skilled engineers and technicians work together to design and manufacture world-class functional testing for industry solutions for a wide range of applications. Some of the industries that we serve include semiconductor, medical, networking, telecommunications, computer servers, satellite TV/IP, and consumer electronics, in addition to military, defense, and military subcontractors.
Our team has developed some highly custom interface test adapters (ITAs) for military airplane programs, aerospace, and multinational missile programs. We believe that our diverse range of experience and broad array of industries that we serve all works to ensure we stay ahead of the curve with the latest industry testing requirements. Some of our specific areas of proficiency for unit under test solutions and custom functional test design include high speed, tight tolerance, temperature, test racks, and radiofrequency test fixtures. Our facility in Southeastern Massachusetts is fully equipped with a state of the art machine shop and electro-mechanical assembly department, which is capable of managing the most demanding requirements.
Unit Under Test Solutions
Most of the custom functional test fixtures that we create for the electronic test industry, including those with radiofrequency circuit assemblies for specialized testing requirements, consist of a device that is designed to communicate with the device under test (DUT) or unit under test (UUT). Our team of highly trained and experienced engineers works with customers to design-in any loads that are necessary, as well as to make the device or unit function correction during the testing process. We go above and beyond to ensure accurate testing and reliable results, working to design the custom functional test to use the consumer-specific connectors instead of relying on basic engineered test points on the printed circuit board.
The primary reason why clients come to EMC Technologies instead of purchasing an off-the-shelf product to perform functional testing for industry requirements and regulations is because they frequently require custom solutions. Depending on the industry – and the product itself – custom unit under test solutions may be necessary to work with a specific product because there are no standard testing options available. Most of the custom electronic test industry solutions that we design and manufacture for our clients can be created to be cost-effective with the idea of saving the customer time and money going forward, as opposed to rigging an existing test to meet their needs, with lackluster or unreliable results.
Testing During Production
At EMC Technologies, we provide our clients with a broad spectrum of testing opportunities and solutions, as well as prototyping and testing that can assist them in meeting their goals prior to production. However, unit under test solutions can also be used during production to ensure consistency, accuracy, and function throughout the manufacturing process. This helps to reduce downtime and potential financial losses caused by an issue that might develop with the item during production, allowing changes to be made quickly so manufacturing can continue without further delay. There are many different points during production where testing can and should be performed.
If you are interested in learning more about EMC Technologies and our custom functional test solutions for the electronic test industry, contact our team directly by calling 508-672-0808. We can answer any questions you might have about functional testing for industry and our experience with designing and manufacturing unit under test solutions for a wide range of diverse industries and clients.