What ATE Systems Does
ATE Systems has a wide range of skills and capabilities for providing a complete testing solution, from complete turn-key systems to smaller measurement sub-systems. ATE has unique capabilities in addressing difficult measurment problems involving fixturing, fixture removal, calibration, and error correction. Our wholistic approach is focussed on improving efficiency and measurement throughput, simplification of the measurement process, and reducing the chances of operator error.
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Custom Test Systems
ATE Systems has developed a wide variety of custom test systems that integrate commercial test instruments and custom hardware, tied together with a test executive. Examples of the types of tests that have been incorporated include:
- S-parameters (gain, return loss, VSWR, etc)
- Noise figure
- Spectral response
- Switching speed
- and so on
Calibration / Error Correction
ATE has developed a revolutionary calibration and error correction methodology that can completely eliminate the need for operator intervention. This technology:
- Eliminates the need to attached calibration artifacts to the instruments
- Allows the system to be automatically calibrated at any time without operator intervention
- Permits calibration with or without the DUT connected
- Eliminates the need to make ANY hardware changes to switch between calibration and measurement
- Supports automatic detection of calibration drift
- Dramatically reduces the skill level required of the operators
- Allows the reference plane to be place at any position along the measurement path
There are no good measurements without good test fixtures. Ideally the test fixture needs to make the electrical connection between the test instrument and the device-under-test (DUT) and be electrically transparent.
Fixture removal techniques can correct for some amount of imperfection, but for stable, long-lasting, repeatable measurements, good fixture design is critical.
ATE has developed fixtures for SMT components, leadless packages, and miniature coaxial interfaces, in such a way that the measurement reference plane can be brought right down to the DUT.