Optimized for throughput and cost, STS is a production-ready ATE solution for RF, mixed-signal, and MEMS semiconductor devices. STS is ready for the production test cell, with support for manipulators, handlers, and wafer probers, and a standard spring pin layout enables highly transferable test programs and load boards. STS features a unified set of software tools for quickly and efficiently developing, debugging, and deploying test programs. To complete the solution, NI offers comprehensive engineering services, bring-up services, training, and support.
Wireless chipmakers know that time-to-market pressures and production test throughput are critical considerations when evaluating test solutions. For RF Front Ends, including power amplifiers (PAs), low-noise amplifiers (LNAs), RF switches, RF filters, and integrated RF front end modules (FEMs), STS provides significant test time and throughput advantages over competitive ATE solutions. NI’s heavy involvement in standards bodies and lab applications translates to strong experience and compelling solutions for the latest wireless standards, such as 5G NR and Wi-Fi 6. NI offers significant IP and cutting-edge instrumentation with industry-leading bandwidth that can help you accelerate your time to market.
Semiconductor chipmakers know that the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) has led to an increase in the diversity and volume of IoT microcontroller semiconductor devices with a cost-optimized price point that can be difficult to address with traditional ATE solutions. For microcontroller-based IoT devices with communication standards such as Bluetooth LE, NB-IoT, Wi-Fi, and ZigBee, STS provides a flexible production test platform that can scale up to meet expanding production volumes or scale down to meet constricting budgets.
Semiconductor chipmakers know that testing both typical and esoteric devices across diverse mixed-signal portfolios often leads to a broad range of test requirements. For mixed-signal devices, such as data converters, linear devices, communication interfaces, clocking and timing, and MEMS sensors and devices, STS provides a flexible production test platform that is a cost-effective option for migrating from legacy tester platforms or to offload capacity off of expensive ATE platforms.
STS Services and Support
NI offers extensive engineering and hardware specialized services and programs designed to meet the critical uptime needs of semiconductor test applications while helping to maximize efficiency, optimize tester performance, and achieve longevity. With every STS deployment, NI partners with you to determine the level of service that best meets your application needs and ensure long-term success.