RF/mmW and 5G Production Wafer Test
The promise of 5G is significantly greater mobile speeds for real-time connectivity for mission-critical applications. 5G has the potential to connect billions of IoT devices with a wide variety of speed and data volume requirements.
The much-anticipated ramp for 5G deployment is underway in multiple countries around the world bringing with it a host of new challenges in RF Test. New Antenna-in-Package (AiP) and Intermediate Frequency (IF) devices with arrays of mm-Wave signals are pushing the upper limits of what can be supported with today’s technology. Higher performance front end modules must provide higher isolation to an increasingly crowded spectrum of signals. Both are driving new test solutions as this technology continues to ramp. In both engineering characterization and production, the challenge of testing 5G devices is how to test a broad spectrum including higher frequencies while maintaining high throughput. With the significant increase in test content that 5G brings, FormFactor can provide fast, accurate measurements on 5G devices at sustainable COO.