New Test Box Facilitates Measurements of Small Wireless Devices in a Noise Free RF Environment

Affordable and Convenient Solution Reduces Time to Market of Wireless Devices

CEDAR PARK, Texas February 1, 2018 Recognizing the need for cost-effective and quick pre-compliance testing of small wireless devices, ETS-Lindgren announced the immediate availability of a tabletop RF shielded enclosure test box, Model 5600.  Many organizations today develop, integrate, enhance and test a variety of sophisticated devices, which support multiple wireless technologies and protocols. As technology companies grow and expand, RF interference has increased as well as the need for engineering space for R&D and testing. As a result, there has been a growing demand to streamline testing in isolated environments in more compact spaces.  ETS-Lindgren's new RF shielded enclosure test boxes provide an affordable and convenient noise free RF environment that is compact, lightweight and durable.  The robust construction facilitates immediate, reliable and repeatable measurements of small wireless devices. Isolation varies depending on the exact application; most enclosures with its connector panel provide a range from 80 dB over the frequency range of 300 MHz to 6 GHz.


"We designed these RF shielded test boxes to provide a reliable self-contained portable test enclosure for testing wireless devices in an R&D, production and/or quality assurance environment," said Rene Resendiz, Industrial Shielding Sales Associate at ETS-Lindgren.  "Other applications can include the internet of things (IoT), 802-11A,B,G and N devices, Bluetooth, ZigBee, RFID, and LTE, to name a few.  Our goal was to provide a fast and easy way for engineers to test their designs.  This is a much less expensive approach than compliance testing of a final product that also significantly reduces time to market for most manufacturers."


The Model 5600 series of RF shielded enclosure test boxes are available in standard sizes, including two (2) top lid and one (1) 9U box that will fit in a typical 19" equipment rack. These standard offerings enable users to have a superior wireless test box within a few weeks after purchase.  Users can start testing quickly and efficiently. 


Notable features of the RF shielded enclosure test box include a lining with microwave absorber.  Constructed of a graded dielectric material, the absorber is designed to provide absorption at microwave frequencies, thus eliminating unwanted reflection within the RF shielded enclosure.  Dual layer doors feature a precision "braid over foam" RF seal installed on the both the lid and top flange of the enclosure; resisting compression sets to more than 50,000 cycles.  This design significantly extends the typical working lifespan of the RF seal performance.  Passive waveguide ventilation deters overheating during testing. 


To maximize flexibility during testing, ETS-Lindgren offers five (5) standard preconfigured I/O panel options.   Users can conveniently interchange connector panels in the field as needed for new testing requirements.  Ethernet (POE) and USB 2.0 filter offerings are designed to maintain signal integrity and minimize RF interference from entering and exiting the enclosure.  A DC power option is also available using DB9 (5A max) or with terminal style (20A max) filtered connectors. 


ETS-Lindgren's wireless test solutions range from compact tabletop enclosures to test chambers large enough for vehicles and planes.  Click here for more information on ETS-Lindgren's wireless test solutions, including the industry leading Antenna Measurement System (AMS) family of test chambers and EMQuest antenna measurement software.  ETS-Lindgren, as experts in test and measurement solutions, is uniquely qualified to address the emerging 5G and mmWave test requirements as well. With the proven technical depth expected of an industry leader, ETS-Lindgren guides customers to an optimal test and measurement solution for their specific product application. Watch the Wireless Test Solutions Video for more information.  To receive a quote or view the datasheet on the Model 5600 series of RF shielded enclosure test boxes, click here, call 512-531-6400, or send an email to

About ETS-Lindgren

ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.


Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at

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