GigaTest Labs was founded in 1989 by Tom Strouth. Previously, Tom had worked for industry-leading semiconductor companies in Silicon Valley, including Cascade Microtech, Harris Microwave and Teledyne. Recognizing a need for measurement services to support high frequency device modeling, Tom founded GigaTest as an independent consulting company. In order to achieve success in this area one must be able to perform accurate, versatile and repeatable measurements, and utilize Computer Aided Engineering tools for accurate model extraction. GigaTest developed this expertise and soon pioneered the use of these RF techniques in Signal Integrity engineering.
The GTL4040 is a very popular system designed for single sided measurements on small and medium sized test boards as well as sockets, connectors and device packages.
The GTL4060 is similar in design to the GTL4040 but provides a larger test platform to accommodate medium to large size test boards but still offering the ability to work on smaller boards, sockets, connectors and sub-assemblies.
The GTL5050 was designed to address the difficult task of 2 sided probing. Instead of trying to probe with a board mounted vertically. The GTL5050 is constructed in such a way that it is actually 2 probe stations in one. A topside Probe station and a bottom side probe station with the unique ability to rotate the entire probe station 180 degrees allowing quick setup and pre-configuration of the probes and test structures on both the top and bottom. Bottom side adjustments are easily made using Joystick controlled motorized positioners.
The GTL9500 is designed for those test applications requiring single sided probing on large or multiple test boards.
GigaTest Labs is an expert in High Bandwidth product development. We pioneered the use of RF techniques in Signal Integrity engineering, and have the experience and resources to handle the most challenging engineering problems. We have a state-of-the-art laboratory with the most recent measurement and probing equipment for high frequency testing. We also have the latest versions of the Agilent's ADS software for RF and high speed digital design, simulation and modeling. Our engineering staff includes some of the industry's most well-respected names, and has over 130 man-years of experience in high frequency and signal integrity engineering. Whether your application is a Bluetooth package, OC-768 backplane, Infiniband connector or DDR module, GigaTest can help you measure, model, simulate or troubleshoot it. We can even help you design it.
We design and hand craft the highest quality microwave probes in the signal integrity industry.
Our Probes feature:
•Available pitch range of 150 to 1000 microns
•Available configurations:GSG, GS, SG, GSSG
•Frequency ranges of DC to 40 GHz and DC to 65 GHz
•Calibrated with the GTL Calibration Substrates
As an Agilent Technologies Solution Partner, GigaTest Labs offers fully configured measurement systems for high bandwidth signal integrity characterization, consisting of Probe station, Vector Network Analyzer and ADS simulation software.
For popular high speed components like semiconductor packages, and test contactors, we have developed standard fixturing which allows the use of high bandwidth microprobes to measure virtually any I/O pin, according to GigaTest's methodology and requirements.