Laboratory Services

Environmental Testing


Coilcraft CPS testing facilities in North America and Asia perform comprehensive laboratory testing of electronic components. In addition to testing the components we manufacture, Coilcraft CPS provides a wide range of services to help you determine the reliability of assemblies you manufacture.

Coilcraft routinely performs complete sets of tests in accordance with established industry standards and specifications or specific tests designed to validate product reliability, repeatability and/or compliance to published electrical and physical specifications. We can perform custom screening and qualification that may be a modification of an existing Coilcraft document or implement custom screening or qualification from the ground up. Whatever the requirements, Coilcraft can adapt to your needs...not the other way around.

Electronics Testing

  • HI-POT (Vac up to 5 kV, Vdc up to 6 kV)
  • Independent loads (0 to 125 Amps, 0 to 300 Volts)
  • Thermal rise
  • Inductance (at frequencies from 5 Hz to 6 GHz)
  • Q (at frequencies from 5 Hz to 6 GHz)
  • DCR
  • SRF (5 Hz to 40 GHz)
  • Impedance (at frequencies up to 40 GHz)
  • Harmonic distortion (at frequencies from 1 kHz to 100 kHz, up to 6 Volts)
  • Longitudinal balance (at frequencies from 20 kHz to 30 MHz)
  • Voltage ratio
  • Leakage inductance
  • Insertion loss (at frequencies from 5 Hz to 40 GHz)

Simulated Environmental Performance Testing

  • Moisture resistance (−10°C to +150°C, 20% to 98% RH)
  • Thermal shock (−100°C to +155°C)
  • Thermal cycling (−100°C to +185°C, 3.5 cubic feet)
  • High and low temperature storage (−100°C to +250°C)
  • High temperature operational life at +125°C plus temperature rise due to self heating
  • Vibration per MIL-STD-202, method 214, conditions A, B and H
  • Mechanical shock per MIL-STD-202, method 213, conditions A, C, D, E and F

Analytical Laboratory Services

  • X-ray / Radiographic inspection
  • Sample cross-sectioning
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) imaging
  • Plating thickness analysis using SEM + X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
  • Qualitative elemental analysis using Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and XRF

Other Services

  • Resistance to solvents testing
  • Solderability testing
  • Resistance to solder heat testing
  • Electrical characterization
  • Tin whisker testing to International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) standard
  • Preparation of First Article Inspection data

Test Fixtures

  • Coilcraft designs and manufactures fixtures that interface with the most commonly used test equipment in order to test many surface mount and leaded components. These fixtures are invaluable tools for companies that perform their own first article inspections.
  • Custom screening & testing capabilities
  • Test range: DC to 40 GHz

Customized COTS Solutions

  • Alternate terminations for all components
  • 100% one-up electrical & environmental testing
  • Testing & screening programs to customer specifications
  • MIL-STD packaging

Quality Management System

  • ISO/TS 16949
  • ISO 9001/2000

Testing & Validation Services Brochure