EM Insights Series - Contactor Design in High Volume RF Test Fixtures

The contactor is central to the design of high volume RF test fixtures. It acts as the final link connecting the RF test system to the RFIC package. In the past, high volume contactors were used primarily for testing digital ICs. However, with clock speeds exceeding 1GHz and higher operating frequencies of ICs, the performance degradation due to the contactors can be no longer ignored. This episode demonstrates how EMPro helps you to quickly analyze and understand the impact of the contactors to the overall test performance, consequently the production yield.