Test And Upscreening

Piconics, Inc. test laboratory is designed and equipped to provide a complete spectrum of commercial and military quality testing, including basic environmental tests to determine resistance to deleterious effects of natural elements. The purpose of this laboratory is to obtain test results equivalent to actual service conditions existing in the field and to perform tests as required be customer specifications.

Our Test Laboratory is approved by the DSCC to conduct qualification testing to MIL- PRF 83446 & MIL-PRF-15305. Capabilities also include up screening to MIL-PRF-38534 Class K for Space Level Applications. All parts manufactured by Piconics are capable of up-screening per customer SCD’s or other designated test programs, including electrical parameter testing.


Qualified Test Capabilities

  • Electrical Characteristics ( L, Q, DWV, IR, SRF)
  • Thermal Shock/Cycling
  • Low Temperature Operation
  • Temperature Rise
  • Overload
  • Moisture Resistance
  • Bond Strength
  • Tuning Torque
  • Solderability
  • Burn In
  • Life Testing
  • High Temperature Exposure

Our Arsenal Of Test Equipment:

  • HP 4191A RF Impedance Analyzers (Frequency Range from 1 MHz to 1000 MHz)
  • HP 8505A Network Analyzer (Frequency Range from 500 kHz to 1.3 GHz)
  • Tenney TSJR Thermal Shock Chamber (Temp. Range -70 C to 200 C)
  • Wiltron 37269B VNA (Frequency range from 40 MHz to 40 GHz)
  • Associated Environmental Systems LH-1.5 Humidity Chamber
  • Waters Manufacturing, Inc. Model 366 Torque Watch
  • Voltech AT3600 High Voltage Transformer Tester
  • HP 34401A Digital Multimeters
  • HP 8503A S-Parameter Test Set
  • HP 4342A Q Meters


Piconics, Inc. Certifications

ISO 9001:2008 Certified

It is fully understood that a viable Quality Management System (QMS), as defined by ISO 9001:2008, improves overall business. The ISO 9001 standard provides a comprehensive model for a Quality Management System which creates advantages for any company. ISO 9001:2008 certification demonstrates our commitment to quality, our customers and our motivation towards improving efficiency.

ISO 9001:2008 certification offers the following advantages:

  • Constructs a more efficient, effective operation
  • Increases customer satisfaction
  • Enhances employee motivation and awareness
  • Reduces operational costs
  • Reduces scrap

NSAI ISO Certificate
Piconics, Inc. Quality Manual


International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List.Piconics, Inc. has been issued an ITAR registration by the US State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). Registration is renewed annually.


RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances and regulates the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic equipment. RoHS mostly originated out of concern about the use of lead in manufacturing but also addresses the use of Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavelent Chromium, Polybrominated biphenyls and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers.
Piconics products are RoHS compliant and can be purchased with a lead free alternative.

EU Directive

QPL Products

Piconics has successfully attained Qualified Products List (QPL) status for many of our leaded and chip inductors. Piconics currently has products qualifies to Military Performance Specifications MIL-PRF-15305 (“General Specification for Coils, Electrical, Fixed and Variable, Radio Frequency”) and MIL-PRF-83446 (“General Specifications for Coils, Chip, Fixed and Variable”) and Military Standards MS53229 through MS53234.

Qualified Product Cross Reference List

Piconics also offers Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) products for applications which do not require full Military compliance.

Conflict Free Statement

Piconics, Inc. shares your concerns and commitment to help eradicate the use of gold, silver, and tin, mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Please see Piconics, Inc. Conflict Free Statement.