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Test-Automation Suite Improves Economics of Wireless Testing

July 28, 2020
Suite delivers turnkey support for simultaneous testing of multiple products comprising pre-certified cellular modules.

LitePoint has announced its IQfactATM, a wireless turnkey software automation tool that enables manufacturing verification for wireless products using pre-certified 4G, NBIoT, and 5G cellular modules.

These cellular modules are designed to be a practical and easy way to add cellular connectivity to new IoT, customer premise equipment (CPE), mobile broadband, laptop computer, and automotive telematics designs.

Often, wireless device manufacturers may be tempted to depend on cellular-module suppliers to deliver pre-tested wireless connectivity. The IQfactATM software can augment that testing by performing essential parametric tests that ensure the wireless connectivity quality of their end products.

The IQfactATM software is intended to provide a simple, out-of-the-box test automation. The suite is optimized for manufacturing and incorporates LitePoint’s Asynchronous Parallel Test (APT) multi-DUT scheduling capability to deliver favorable test economics. It works together with LitePoint RF test platforms including the IQxel-MW, IQxel-MW 7G, IQxstream-M,  and IQxstream-5G. IQfactATM 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 performs the test executive suite by controlling 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 minimal guidance to operate for manufacturing test.


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David Maliniak | Executive Editor, Microwaves & RF

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