Test Option Handles Increased IC Complexity

Testing capabilities for integrated cellular and integrated wireless communications semiconductors have been added to the HP 9490 series of mixed-signal testers. The HP RF9490 option is used in production test and wafer probing of chips with integrated RF, IF and mixed-signal functions.

Eight independent RF ports are capable of sourcing up to 3 GHz. Specialized RF hardware makes spectral, vector, modulation/demodulation and noise-figure measurements.

The special test-head design provides a production interface to eliminate setup times and increase yields. The HP RF9490 can be configured with any HP 9490 series tester. Starts at $500,000. Hewlett-Packard, (800) 452-4844.

Copyright 1997 Nelson Publishing Inc.

February 1997

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