-- the proof of all the effort.
I will gladly
participate in any of the testing mentioned here even if I have
not been previously involved in the project. I can accompany your
product to an outside EMC test lab to monitor the testing and make
or suggest modifications required to attain compliance.
many aspects to testing, the easiest of which is verifying the design
does what it is supposed to do. More difficult is
verifying the design does not do what it is not supposed
to do (which takes in everything else that is possible in the
world). There is also the verification of compliance with EMC and
Verification Testing -- most often conducted by the
designer engineer/design team
to verify a design does perform the intended functions in all
respects in the presence of stimuli as stated in the design specification.
This is often called de-bugging. In many cases the design engineer/design
team will conduct the same or similar tests as mentioned below
to insure the design is worthy of further testing by other groups.
Qualification Testing -- often
conducted by dedicated test engineers/test teams
to verify the design does not do anything unexpected or undesirable
in the presence of stimuli other than permitted by the design
specification. This testing usually includes the same design verification
testing mentioned above.
Testing -- often performed by outside testing labs;
sometimes conducted in-house
to verify compliance to any number of government, regulatory agency,
industry, or customer specific standards/requirements.
Testing -- may be performed at the factory prior
to shipment or the customer's installation site following installation
performed in the presence of a customer representative to verify
the product is performing in accordance with the customers specifications/requirements.
This is usually a very formal test with detailed procedures either
authored by or approved by the customer. The requirements and
test procedures are generally incorporated into the design specification