Copper Mountain Technologies Announce Release of Component Testing Suite

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Copper Mountain Technologies

Rebecca Wilson

Marketing and Communications Manager

 +1.317.222.5400 | rebecca.w@coppermountaintech.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, July 27, 2020 — Copper Mountain Technologies is releasing SMD Test Solution and an Automatic Fixture Removal (AFR) software plug-in. These two component testing solutions facilitate characterization of RF devices and discrete components with metrological accuracy. The AFR plug-in and SMD Test Solution may be used in combination, or individually, depending on user applications.


SMD Test Solution is a comprehensive product utilizing a vector network analyzer, fixtures, software, and tools—for manual, non-destructive characterization of 0402 components. It allows for measurement of SMD components over a wide frequency range from 100 kHz to 20 GHz – an industry first. SMD Test Solution uses serial and shunt fixtures with known topology to make metrologically accurate measurements for discrete resistors, capacitors, or inductors under real-life installation conditions. No soldering is required for testing, reducing the time and cost of component testing. It is available to use with CMT 2-port 20 GHz Cobalt network analyzers.


Automatic Fixture Removal (AFR) VNA software plug-in enables the measurement of a wide range of components through comprehensive methods tailored to specific fixture properties. The intuitive AFR software moves the calibration plane towards hard to access DUTs and guides the de-embedding process using either time-gating, filtering, or bisect methods. These methods provide the user with better measurement accuracy and reliability based on the components to test. The AFR software plug-in is easy to use and is compatible with all CMT Cobalt series VNAs and Compact series two-port, two-path VNAs.

 

About Copper Mountain Technologies

 

Copper Mountain Technologies develops innovative RF test and measurement solutions for engineers all over the world. It is based in Indianapolis with sales offices in Singapore, London, and Miami. The company pioneered metrology-grade USB VNAs in 2011 and continues to push for innovation and change in the industry, offering a broad range of USB vector network analyzers, calibration kits, and accessories for 50 Ohm and 75 Ohm impedance from 9 kHz to 110 GHz. The VNAs use software for Windows® or Linux® operating system on an external computer, PC, or tablet. CMT VNAs are used by engineers in defense, automotive, materials measurement, medical, broadcasting, telecommunications and other industries. All CMT VNAs include application and automation support, and years of our engineering expertise at your disposal. For more information visit www.coppermountaintech.com.

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