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To meet insatiable consumer demands, the electronics industry is continuously shifting. Companies are rapidly building a multitude of devices including navigation units, cell phones, desktops, laptops, music players, cameras, tablets, etc. Electrical engineers need high precision instruments to test their equipment, and Data Physics accommodates those engineers with the testing equipment they need to ensure high quality products.

Vibration Testing of Electronics and Electrical Components

Leading manufacturers such as Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Agilent, and Hewlett-Packard have standardized on Data Physics vibration test equipment. Data Physics controllers combine the best control algorithms available with accurate, high dynamic range, hardware. SignalForce shakers have proven to be extremely reliable and robust shakers that can take the daily duty required by electronics companies. The combination of accuracy and reliability makes Data Physics vibration test equipment the top choice for leading manufacturers. Those that make the best quality equipment want the best quality equipment to develop with. Learn more about SignalForce Electrodynamic Shakers and SignalStar Vibration Controllers.

As a contributing member of the Electronics Products and System Consortium at The University of Maryland’s Centre for Advanced Lifecycle Testing (CALCE), Data Physics is very active in the vibration and fatigue properties of electronics. At CALCE, engineers use the Matrix multishaker control for simulating vibration on six degrees of freedom (6 DOF) tests for fatigue simulation. The Matrix system is used on special multishaker systems with twelve actuators. SignalStar Matrix is the only multishaker/multi exciter controller that can handle this demanding application.

Telecommunications equipment has additional requirements to function after severe events such as earthquakes. These tests are often performed to specific industry standards that are required by either the telecom service provider or local regulations. Learn more about Seismic Testing.

Shock and Drop Testing of Electronics and Electrical Components

In addition to rigorous vibration profiles, electronics need to survive repetitive drops in use. One of the very nice features of electrodynamic shakers is the capability for high velocity to do repetitive shock measurements. However, often shakers cannot achieve the levels needed for shock and external shock test devices are needed. Most common of these are drop test machines and pneumatic shock machines.

Data Physics supplies shock and drop test software that is both powerful and easy to use. The software can automatically perform all of the necessary calculations including fairing or filtering, velocity calculation, limit checking, and even SRS calculations with limit checking. Whether replacing an out dated system or implementing a new program, SignalCalc Drop Test is a modern scalable shock acquisition package that surpasses requirements.

Dynamic Analysis of Electronics and Electrical Components

Consumer electronics with moving components such as fans or disk drives are most often tested and examined to reduce noise and vibration. Acoustic octave testing to meet various standards is commonplace, and narrowband noise measurements for internal development are becoming more widely accepted in the marketplace. SignalCalc Dynamic Signal Analyzers have the capability to perform all of the basic vibration analysis, structural dynamics testing, and noise testing that electronics manufactures need to do on a daily basis.

Semiconductor manufactures and machine manufacturers have very specific needs for accuracy and portability.