RF Testing

RF Testing

We set high quality goals at Timberline, and then we knock them out of the park. That’s especially true of our RF Testing department.

When you team up with us, you can have confidence your wireless RF products are compliant, compatible, and reliable. We will work with you to make your requested tests the most accurate and reliable and we’ll complete them in a timely fashion.

 Areas of Expertise

Our testing technicians and engineers have more than 100 years of combined experience in commercial and military applications within the aerospace industry. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Radio frequency (HF, VHF, UHF) measurement
  • Module level testing and troubleshooting
  • Direct and alternating current (DC and AC)
  • Audio measurements
  • Programming
  • Automation testing (Timberline DOES NOT develop or design automated software.)
  • Development of testing methods, including procedures, schematics analysis, and troubleshooting

Our Equipment

Timberline’s annual equipment calibrations are traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Bottom line? You can trust your testing results when you are working with a service that provides measurements traceable to NIST standards.

  • Signal Generators (9 kHz – 3 GHz)
  • Spectrum Analyzers (9 kHz – 3 GHz)
  • Modulation Analyzers (150 kHz – 1.3 GHz)
  • Network Analyzers (9 kHz – 4.5 GHz)
  • Noise Figure Meter (10 MHz – 18 GHz)
  • Audio Analyzers (20 Hz – 100 kHz)
  • Power Meter (9 kHz – 6 GHz)
  • Universal Counter (0 Hz – 225 MHz)
  • Waveform Generator (20 MHz)
  • Multimeters (34401A)
  • Oscilloscopes (100 MHz)
  • Power Supplies (0 – 80 VDC / 0 – 30 AMP)
  • Digital Milli-Ohm Meter

Programming Capabilities

Our areas of expertise in programming include:

  • PLAB, including PICkit 2, ICD2, and ICD3
  • Code Composer, including XDS560 Remote USBII JTAG Emulator and XDS510 USB JTAG 3V/5V

Our Lab Test Conditions

  • ESDS controlled
  • Temperature/humidity controlled
  • Power conditioning utilizing Eaton® Power-Sure 800s

Our facility is compliant with the US Department of State’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) standards, and is AS/ISO and UL certified. Learn more about our certifications.