Test Connections - June 2020

Testing mmWave Devices as Designed – at Highest Possible Throughput

New TS-960e-5G
Marvin Test Solutions has introduced the TS-960e-5G, designed for production probing of 28 GHz to 44 GHz silicon wafers for 5G beamforming devices.

The system combines the MTS production test interface with the compact, PXI-based TS-960e benchtop test platform and features the ability to direct-dock to an Opus 3 wafer prober.

The core system is Marvin Test Solutions’ 21-slot PXIe chassis and incorporates Keysight’s PXIe-based, VNA instrumentation – a standard in mmWave testing.

The modular system can provide the required number of VNA ports for production testing of mmWave devices and offers the highest throughput possible. This no-compromise test solution provides the same functionality and test commands used on Keysight instruments in mmWave labs today.
TS-960e-5G

The PIB (Prober Interface Board) supports up to 50 GHz performance using available advanced mmWave probe solutions. The system can also support multi-site, packaged device testing for X4 or X8 production test configurations.

Industry Leading Test Throughput  with Expandable Multi-Port mmWave Test Capabilities
The TS-960e-5G provides the highest production throughput in the industry with under 15 seconds test time required for comprehensive characterization of single  or multi-site device testing. The use of Keysight VNAs offers dedicated mmWave ports per device versus shared ports - a configuration that is typical of large scale ATE (2-4 ports max) and which results in test times exceeding 1-2 minutes.

Features:
  • Compact test system at 24” D x 22” W x 17” H
  • Interface to Opus3 and TEL probe stations
  • Interface to Seiko Epson E8040, E8080 Device Handler
  • Supports Keysight M9808 (53 GHz), M9807 (44 GHz) VNA – up to 20 ports available
  • 128 Channels of 125 MHz Digital I/O, multi-channel SMU, Windows 10 Controller
  • MTS mmWave Production Test Interface
  • Test times measured in seconds vs. minutes for single site and multi-site test with multi-port VNA mmWave Test

The TS-960e-5G is priced under $300,000 for a 2-port (mmWave) system. Details including system specifications are available here, or contact us to discuss your specific requirements.