xWave Contactor / Probe Head

Broadband Production Solution for cmWave and mmWave up to 100 GHz

Highest performance and most robust RF broadband production solution for package, wafer, or Over-the-Air (OTA) test for 100 GHz.

The xWave contactor utilizes patented hybrid contacting technology to optimize RF performance and provide robustness for production testing of the most challenging cmWave and mmWave devices. Inside the xWave contactor are embedded patch antennas and coplanar waveguides for both wireless and wired communication.

In addition to wireless communication xWave contactors minimize the number of transitions between the DUT and tester through the use of co-planar waveguide structures that make direct connection with the DUT, bypass the PCB, and connect to the tester with either coaxial cable or waveguides.

  • Features

    • Shortest impedance-matched RF path
    • Minimized number of signal transitions
    • Solder-down performance
    • Proven in production >1.5 M cycles on handler
    • Integrated assembly available

  • Benefits

    • Lab and volume production test
    • Backhaul cellular network applications
    • WiGig and wirelessHD applications
    • Automotive radar applications
    • BGA, FBGA, LGA, QFN, WLCSP
    • Pitches down to 0.3 mm (handler), 0.15 mm (prober)
  • Package Type

    • BGA
    • QFN/DFN/MLF
    • WLCSP
  • Applications

    • Precision Analog and Sensors
    • Mobility
    • RF