The market for RF enabled devices is increasing rapidly, and they are finding their way into a diverse range of products and market segments ranging from to very low volume to very high volume. This increase is driven by the popularity of WIFI, Bluetooth and ZigBee communication standards, among others, which now can be implemented very costeffectively with either SOC or module based solutions.
Functional testing of these RF devices is often thought to be an extremely complex and expensive task. RF enabled
devices are often either inadequately or excessively tested due to a lack of understanding of what actually needs to be tested, and how it can be tested.
Eiger Design has written a document that briefly highlights some of the considerations and solutions available to test engineers to help them achieve the best test solution, in terms of cost and complexity, when dealing with RF enabled devices.
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