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NI, Tessolve and Johnstech Demonstrate mmWave 5G Package Test Solution

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NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of a software-defined platform that
helps accelerate the development and performance of automated test and
automated measurement systems, today announced and demonstrated a
quad-site mmWave 5G packaged test solution developed in collaboration
with Tessolve and Johnstech.

Addressing the technical challenges associated with 5G mmWave package
part test, this solution helps reduce the cost and risk of delaying time
to market for semiconductor manufacturers that produce mmWave 5G ICs.
NI, Tessolve and Johnstech collaborated to demonstrate a quad-site
mmWave 5G IC packaged part test solution that includes a mmWave
interface board designed and manufactured by Tessolve and mmWave
contactors designed by Johnstech and rated up to 100 GHz.

“Tessolve understands the importance of 5G technology and is actively
investing to support the test efforts of our leading customers,” said
Raja Manickam, CEO of Tessolve. “We are working closely with NI and
their new mmWave instrumentation to help our customers get their mmWave
products to market quickly.”

A key element of the solution is the NI Semiconductor Test System (STS).
Part of the demonstration included a multisite mmWave test STS
configuration optimized for 5G power amplifiers, beamformers and
transceivers. A major benefit displayed was the modularity
that allows reuse of software and baseband/IF instrumentation
with modular mmWave radio heads to address current and
future mmWave frequency bands of interest.

The solution features:

  • An STS for quad-site mmWave 5G test
  • A mmWave-ready test interface board designed and manufactured by
  • Tessolve holistic silicon design and test process expertise to help
    maximize product yield
  • Johnstech mmWave contactors for final test of packaged parts
  • A Johnstech impedance-controlled socket featuring IQtouch Micro
    contactors to help ensure repeatable test measurements

“We already see the rapidly growing 5G mmWave opportunity and have been
involved in multiple projects for mmWave test with the highest quality
contactor technology,” said David Johnson, CEO of Johnstech. “With NI,
we see more opportunity in this area, especially in manufacturing test
where they provide excellent mmWave measurements with ATE test speed.”

Semiconductor manufacturers interested in the solution are encouraged to
speak with their sales representatives for the companies involved or
email for more information.
You also can find STS information at

About NI

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measurement systems to help you solve your engineering challenges now
and into the future. Our open, software-defined platform uses modular
hardware and an expansive ecosystem to help you turn powerful
possibilities into real solutions.

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About Tessolve

Tessolve is a leading end-to-end solution provider, from chip design,
test and PCB engineering through embedded systems development. We enable
customers with a faster time-to-market through deep domain expertise in
Analog, Digital, Mixed Signal, and RF, broad ATE platform experience and
built-in infrastructure including a test floor, characterization,
reliability lab and PCB FAB. Tessolve allows customers to leverage high
end engineering in a cost-effective model by being able to scale teams
to meet exact customer needs. Contact Tessolve whenever from wherever at

About Johnstech

JOHNSTECH INTERNATIONAL is a global R&D leader in the field of
microcircuit testing, providing reliable, cost-effective testing
solutions for automotive, commercial and industrial applications.
Founded in 1991 by David Johnson, Johnstech works hand-in-hand with the
world’s most respected OSATs, foundries and EDA companies to develop the
most precise and dependable test contactors and test sockets in the
marketplace today. Email us at
for more information.