NI has demonstrated a quad-site mmWave 5G packaged test solution developed in collaboration with Tessolve and Johnstech.
The solution addresses the technical challenges associated with 5G mmWave package part test, and reduces the cost and risk of delaying time to market for semiconductor manufacturers that produce mmWave 5G ICs.
NI, Tessolve and Johnstech collaborated to demonstrate a quad-site mmWave 5G IC packaged part test solution that includes a mmWave interface board designed and manufactured by Tessolve and mmWave contactors designed by Johnstech and rated up to 100 GHz.
Raja Manickam, CEO of Tessolve, commented, “We are working closely with NI and their new mmWave instrumentation to help our customers get their mmWave products to market quickly.”
A key element of the solution is the NI Semiconductor Test System (STS). Part of the demonstration included a multisite mmWave test STS configuration optimized for 5G power amplifiers, beamformers, and transceivers. A major benefit displayed was the modularity that allows reuse of software and baseband/IF instrumentation with modular mmWave radio heads to address current and future mmWave frequency bands of interest.
The Key Featured of the Solution include:
- An STS for quad-site mmWave 5G test
- A mmWave-ready test interface board designed and manufactured by Tessolve
- Tessolve holistic silicon design and test process expertise to help maximize product yield
- Johnstech mmWave contactors for the final test of packaged parts
- A Johnstech impedance-controlled socket featuring IQtouch Micro contactors to help ensure repeatable test measurements
David Johnson, CEO of Johnstech, added: “With NI, we see more opportunity in this area, especially in manufacturing test where they provide excellent mmWave measurements with ATE test speed.”
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