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FormFactor is a leading provider of essential test and measurement technologies along the full IC life cycle – from inspection and metrology, characterization, modeling, reliability, and design de-bug, to qualification and production test.
Pyramid RF Probe cards provide best-in class RF performance and maintain exceptional signal integrity from the tester interface to the die for semiconductor wafer test. Capable of probing beyond 80 GHz, Pyramid probes provide the highest fidelity measurements for RF applications. Pyramid is capable of both high-volume manufacturing and engineering applications due to its minimal pad damage and low probe inductance. FormFactor’s Pyramid probes have the lowest ground inductance available in a probe card allowing for optimized RF measurements of any RF application from cell phone RF Front End parts to Automotive Radar chips.
Pyrana RF probe cards provide a flexible test platform incorporating vertical MEMs probes on a membrane space transformer for improved signal integrity compared to other vertical MEMS wafer test cards. Pyrana allows customers the ability to repair probe cards on-site while maintaining excellent signal integrity from the tester interface to the die. Pyrana is capable of testing frequencies beyond 40 GHz and is designed for large-multi-DUT test applications to minimize total test time with lower cost of test.
Millimeter wave frequency transmission and active antenna arrays are the backbone of the emerging 5G capabilities. Formfactor’s Pyramid Probe Card with membrane technology is the only production proven solution in the mmWave range. Pyramid, now with higher parallelism capability is the probing solution for the high RF line counts and low inductance requirements needed for 5G applications.
With continuous technological developments and rising demand for high-performance, next generation Transceiver devices are driving the Internet of Things (IoT) explosive growth. Supporting WiFi, LTE, SatCom, Bluetooth and many other RF protocols, the Pyrana platform offers a reliable solution and a well-controlled RF solution that can precisely mimic the final package environment.
The rapid paced RF Front End market demands high fidelity RF measurement with new design turn times that are much faster than many logic applications. Filters, Switches, PA’s and other sensitive RF devices make up the Front End module in todays smart devices require test solutions that can keep up with the high frequency requirements and offer ongoing improvements in COO. Formfactor Pyramid and Pyrana Probe card platforms both provide industry proven solutions for meeting these requirements today and in the 5G world to come.
High Speed Digital
In digital communication, timing is the most essential element. Whether this is reflected in a wide open eye diagram, a pico-second rise time, devices working at these speeds need RF performance. Pyramid and Pyrana Probe cards from Formfactor provide demonstrated solutions for all high speed applications including TIA/Driver’s, optical transceivers PAM4 and others with a low inductance, highly isolated test solution.
The combination of stringent automotive market test requirements and millimeter wave performance up to 81GHz demand measurements of the highest quality. FormFactor’s Pyramid technology offers a proven solution in this application with hundreds of cards shipped and a team of RF expertise to ensure the most accurate results.