4 Key Benefits of the Katana-RF and Pyrana Probe Cards
February 16, 2018
The Pyrana and Katana RF probe cards deliver excellent signal integrity, low ground inductance and individually compliant contacts for RF devices up to 10 GHz as well as inductance-sensitive applications.
The Pyrana and Katana-RF probe cards deliver excellent signal integrity, low ground inductance and individually compliant contacts for RF devices up to 10 GHz as well as inductance-sensitive applications. The Pyrana probe cards are a combination of Pyramid probe cards and Katana-RF probe cards and combine their best features – integrating the Katana MEMS probe technology with Pyramid Probe’s thin-film technology. As a result, the Pyrana probe cards deliver a previously unavailable combination.
Katana-RF and Pyrana probe cards are cost-effective thanks to a long lifetime, ease of repair, and accurate repeatable measurements. The Katana-RF probe cards can be highly customizable, while the Pyrana probe cards provide generic, reusable PCBs.
Here are four key features and how they make a difference to your bottom line and productivity:
1. Measurement Accuracy
- Excellent signal integrity
- Minimum contact resistance
- Repeatable results
2. High Test Efficiency
- Straightforward cleaning and maintenance
- Minimum pad damage
- Minimum contact force
- Easily replaceable probes
3. Lower Cost of Test
- Long probe card lifetime
- Individually replaceable probes
- Pyrana offers the potential of generic PCBs to support families of similar devices
- Katana-RF accommodates large die, unique die layouts, etc.