Almost any electronic technology has one truism attached to it: You can’t develop it if you can’t test it. This is particularly the case with wireless and other communications products. Unfortunately, getting from design to prototype to test can take a month or more. Product developers must first navigate an evolving set of design requirements characterized by smaller form factors, shorter development cycles, and flexible packaging. Tweaking the design often means generating a new prototype, and adding another month to the schedule.

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