LitePoint’s New Software Automation Tool Improves the Economics of Wireless Device Testing

LitePoint, a leading provider of wireless test solutions, has announced its IQfactATM™, a wireless turnkey software automation tool that enables manufacturing verification for wireless products using pre-certified 4G, NB-IoT, and 5G cellular modules. Cellular modules are a practical and easy way to add cellular connectivity to new IoT, customer premise equipment (CPE), mobile broadband, laptop computer, and automotive telematics designs.

The IQfactATM software is a simple, out-of-the-box automation solution to ensure end-product quality. The solution is optimized for manufacturing and incorporates LitePoint’s Asynchronous Parallel Test (APT) multi-DUT scheduling capability to deliver superior test economics.

Rex Chen, director of strategic business development at LitePoint, commented that there can be a temptation among wireless device manufacturers to depend entirely on their cellular module suppliers to provide tested wireless connectivity. While the module has been pretested by itself, in order to ensure that the final assembly and software installation is successful, there are some essential parametric tests that can ensure wireless connectivity quality of the end-product. The IQfactATM software reduces the per-unit testing costs with a turnkey automation test software solution suitable for pre-certified CPE, IoT, Telematics, and other mobile products.

About IQfactATM

IQfactATM is an automation suite that is designed for use in high-volume manufacturing testing. It works together with LitePoint RF test platforms including the IQxel-MW™, IQxel-MW 7G™, IQxstream-M™, and IQxstream-5G™. The software performs rapid RF parametric testing including transmitter power, frequency accuracy, receiver RSSI, as well as pass/failure checking. IQfactATM allows users to build a custom test flow on a per device basis.

The software solution controls the DUT and RF tester along with the test parameters, log collection, and data analysis. IQfactATM supports multiple wireless technologies including 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, NB-IoT, Cat-M, and 5G FR1.

The turnkey software solution provides a simple interface and requires minimal guidance to operate for manufacturing test.

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