RF/Microwave Testing

Process Technology: RF Microwave Assemblies

Teledyne Advanced Electronic Solutions has assembled and tested thousands of complex microwave circuit assemblies (MCAs) and has proven assembly, tuning and test techniques to ensure the success of your program.  Our RF/Microwave test capabilities include:


S-Parameter Measurement

  • Typical measurement parameters: Gain, Return Loss (VSWR), Isolation
  • Typical frequency range: 10 MHz to 65 GHz 
  • Typical power range: -40 dBm to 0 dBm
  • Calculations: K-factor, Gain flatness

Noise Figure Measurement

  • Typical measurement parameters: Noise Figure, Associate gain
  • Typical frequency range: 10 MHz to 26.5 GHz 
  • Typical power range: Noise source power dependent

Power Input Power Output Sweep Measurement

  • Typical measurement parameters: Output power, Gain compression (p1dB)
  • Typical frequency range: 10MHz to 26.5 GHz
  • Typical power range: -60 dBm to +30 dBm

Two-Tone Measurement

  • Typical measurement parameters: IP2 (input or output), IP3 (input or output), IM3
  • Typical frequency range: 10 MHz to 50 GHz
  • Typical power range: -70 dBm to +30 dBm

Frequency Conversion Measurement

  • Typical measurements: Mixer, Multiplier, Divider
  • Typical measurement parameters: Conversion Gain, Conversion Loss, Frequency Conversion Accuracy
  • Typical frequency range: 10 MHz to 50 GHz
  • Typical power range: -70dBm to +30dBm

Other Measurements

  • Transfer Curves (DCIV, gm, etc.)
  • Sensitivity (power, voltage, etc.)
  • Pulse Characteristics
  • Phase Noise (spot measurement technique using Spectrum Analyzer)

Typical tuning methods include:

  • Ribbon bond (for signal flatness and gain)
  • Add/remove bonds (capacitance/resistance)
  • Add/remove epoxy (improve ground/noise)
  • Molytabs (control input/output signal paths)
  • Active laser trimming
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