Design Considerations for DVT and Manufacturing Test of Wireless Devices

Wireless devices are being deployed for a wide range of functions including monitoring, control, data transfer and data streaming. To perform properly, these devices need a reliable wireless connection and design engineers need to consider how the wireless performance will be tested during design verification and manufacturing. In a wireless device, design verification is critical to insure the final design meets customer expectations, and manufacturing test is critical to insure the manufacturing process produces products with consistent quality.

This technical brief provides an overview of design recommendations to help simplify and improve the accuracy of wireless performance testing of the finished device.

  • Access to RF signals
  • Wireless chipset control methods
  • Special considerations when using pre-calibrated modules
  • Testing during the production flow