Multitest’s mmWave contactor is a proven broadband production solution for RF applications up to 100 GHz. In a presentation by Jeffrey Finder, Senior Product and Test Engineering Manager at NXP, named “Building a Test Ecosystem for High Volume Manufacturing of 76-81 GHz Semiconductor Radar Sensors” the repeatable and stable performance of mmWave contactor was highlighted for an Automotive Radar Sensor Chipset application. This presentation was given at Test Vision 2020 workshop at Semicon West in July 2017.
As stated in the presentation, NXP has been using the mmWave contactor in production since Q3 of 2016. In the presentation Jeffrey stated that a recent modification in the materials of the mmWave contactor biasing element translated to a 400% increase in the number of insertions for production testing of their 76-81 GHz radar sensor. Multitest has implemented this new biasing element material in the mmWave contactor after thorough internal lab testing leveraging the long-term experience and expertise in contactor design and production. The new material has shown to last more than 5 million actuations with minimal wear and without degradation in spring force.