SAN DIEGO—May 13, 2014–Accel-RF Instruments Corporation, the worldwide leader in turn-key Reliability and Performance Characterization Test Systems for Compound Semiconductors, announces its participation in the upcoming CS MANTECH Exhibition in Denver, CO. The MANTECH conference will take place May 19 through 22 at the Downtown Denver Sheraton.

At the show, Accel-RF will announce its new Power Switching Dynamic Test System for device reliability and performance characterization. The system is capable of measuring performance degradation at base-plate temperatures over 200°C under a variety of conditions including switching-power applications up to 1.2kV (off) and 12A (on) for up to 1-MHz switching frequencies. The hardware and software supports both soft- and hard-switching applications. The Accel-RF test platform leverages the integration of its high temperature operating life (HTOL) burn-in platform with new fast-switching measurement techniques. This capability builds on the industry-leading AARTS test platform and solidifies Accel-RF’s product offering as the most comprehensive test platform in the marketplace.

“With the emergence of compound semiconductors, such as Gallium-Nitride (GaN) and Silicon-Carbide (SiC), for use in power-switching systems, establishing reliability performance metrics to use-applications is critical to the time-to-market phase of the technology. Our system affords characterization not only in basic reliability statistics in a controlled “soft-switch” setting, but also supports the requirement to induce the higher-stress “hard-switch” environment of a real application. Moreover, we achieve this capability without requiring huge external load resistors”, explains Roland Shaw, President of Accel-RF. “The ROCS workshop, in conjunction with the MANTECH Conference, is one of the premier reliability forums in the world for sharing ideas on performance, test techniques, and reliability results for compound semiconductor technologies. We are excited to announce our new power switching product line at this year’s conference,” concludes Mr. Shaw.

Updates and specific activities planned during the MANTECH conference will be posted on the AccelRF.com website as additional information becomes available.

About Accel-RF

Accel-RF Corporation is a closely-held private corporation located in San Diego, California. The company specializes in the development, design, and production of accelerated life-test/burn-in test systems for semiconductor devices. These systems are turn-key integrated instruments that provide a cost-effective and high-value proposition for manufacturers, fabless designers, testing-service providers, original equipment manufacturers, system integrators, and research and development laboratories requiring intrinsic reliability identification, process-control validation, specification standard-deviation characterization, and product qualification testing.