Teledyne Microwave Solutions


Cougar's value-added capabilities simplify choice, increase product yields, reduce labor content, reduce scrap/rework and tuning, reduce field returns, and reduce lead-times by providing one-stop shopping for RF and Microwave value-added services. Cougar offer a complete range of services for commercial, military, and space requirements, including the following services.

Device Related Services

  • RF Test to 40 GHz
  • Sorting/binning per performance of Die
  • Power Tests (200 watt CW drive to 2.8 GHz)
  • Assemble transistor and MMIC die in standard or custom packaging
  • Environmental Screening
  • Element Evaluation

Material Related Services

  • Tape and Reel
  • Lead Trim and Form
  • Solder Tinning (leads and package-bottoms)
  • Color marking / Dotting
  • Labeling
  • Kitting

Documentation Related Services

  • Acceptance Test Programs Procedures
  • Qualification Test Procedures and Plans
  • Lot Travelers and Operation Sheets
  • Inspection Instructions and Plans
  • Process Procedures

Die Services

Cougar offers full die handling services including quick, reliable and cost-effective sorting of die. Cougar's die services help you maintain a consistent flow of die to your manufacturing environment in volumes and at the quality level appropriate to your needs while increasing the reliability and manufacturability of COT parts. Cougar also provides qualified die through 100% visual inspection and Lot Acceptance Testing for space and military level applications.

Die Packaging, Sorting and Testing

  • Store Wafers (Dry Nitrogen Desiccators)
  • DC probe of RF Wafers or Discrete Die
    • Capacitors, Diodes (chip and beam lead), Transistors, MMICs
  • Die Visual
    • Commercial Level
    • Military Level and S-Class to MIL-PRF-19500, MIL-STD-750, MIL-STD-883, MIL- PRF- 38534, MIL-PRF-38535
  • Die Package in Waffle or Gel Packs
    • Facilitate automated pick-and-place or manual transfer

Die Evaluation

Microcircuit and Semiconductor Die Evaluation

Examples of full Microcircuit and Semiconductor Die evaluation per MIL-PRF-38534 are shown below. Cougar supports other industry standard and custom screening and evaluation sequences, including diode screening from MIL-DLT-28837.

Test Capabilities

Electrical Test Capabilities

Cougar's full DC, RF and microwave test capabilities make your choice easy for element, hybrid, component, and subassembly testing requirements. Using fully documented and controlled test procedures, Cougar quickly provides go/no-go or complete RF test results from ambient to full military/space temperature extremes. You can specify the testing parameters, temperatures and data format. Quick, accurate, reliable results; Cougar is your first and best choice for testing requirements.

RF Power Test, Selection and Sort
(80 MHz to 2800 MHz)

  • CW to 200 Watts
  • Single, Multiple or Burst Pulse Formats
  • Example Test Parameters: Pout, Power Gain, PAE
  • Custom Test Capability: High Frequency, IP3,
  • Load Pull, Mismatch VSWR

DC Test, MMIC and Transistors

  • FET: IDSS, VP, GM, Breakdown Voltage, IGSS
  • BiPolar: ICBO, IEBO, HFE, BVCEO,

RF Test, MMIC and Transistors

(100 kHz to 40 GHz)

  • Small Signal Gain, P1dB, Psat, VSWR, Reverse Isolation
  • Noise Figure, IP3, Harmonic
  • Phase Noise
  • Phase and Amplitude Matching
  • Over Temperature
  • S-Parameter Testing

Element Evaluations

Element Evaluation

Element evaluation verifies procured materials can adequately perform as required by the application. Cougar conducts element evaluation on RF semiconductor die in full conformance with Classes H and K of MIL-PRF-38534, satisfying all requirements of military and space applications. Additionally, Cougar supports custom screening flows for many element types, including screening of beam lead diodes. Examples of fully compliant MIL-PRF-38534 element screening flows are shown in the following chart.


Environmental Screening

Environmental Screening

Cougar is a full service MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883 environmental test laboratory and program management organization. Cougar can conduct individual environmental tests or full qualification/screening programs to standard military or customer proprietary specifications, including MIL-PRF-19500, MIL-PRF-38534, MIL-PRF38535 Groups A, B, C, D, and E testing. Following are example product types Cougar routinely screens and typical screening services.

Product Types

  • Amplifiers
  • Die (transistors, diodes and MMIC element evaluation)
  • Packaged Transistors and MMICs
  • Diodes; Axial, Beam-Lead
  • Frequency Dividers (Pre Scalars)
  • Frequency Mixers
  • Custom Packaged Devices
  • Additional Product Test Capabilities:
  • Voltage Controlled Attenuators, Detectors,
  • Power Dividers, Filters, Oscillators



  • Die (transistors, diodes and MMIC element evaluation)
  • Packaged Transistors and MMICs
  • Diodes; Axial, Beam-Lead
  • Frequency Dividers (Pre Scalars)
  • Frequency Mixers
  • Custom Packaged Devices
  • Additional Product Test Capabilities:
  • Voltage Controlled Attenuators, Detectors,
  • Power Dividers, Filters, Oscillators


Screening Services

  • Internal Visual (assemblies, assembled components)
  • Stabilization Bake
  • Temperature Cycle
  • Constant Acceleration
  • PIND (Particle Impact Noise Detection)
  • HTRB (High Temperature Reverse Bias)
  • Burn-In / Life Test
  • Electrical Parameter Testing (DC and RF to 40 GHz)
  • Seal (Fine/Gross)
  • Radiographic
  • External Visual
  • Bond Pull/Die Shear
  • Solderability
  • Lead Integrity
  • SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope)

Hybrid Assembly

Standard Hybrid Assembly

Cougar's experienced and quality-focused production staff and extensive hybrid clean-room assembly facilities offers world-class manufacturing service for thin film, SMT, and subassembly production. Using fully characterized, qualified and documented assembly procedures, Cougar specializes in low volumes high-mix, through high volume single-mix requirements. Whether you need an assembly source for full assembly turnkey, or a single hybrid or board, Cougar's production capacity and highly trained production staff can reduce our costs and lead-time, and increase your overall quality and reliability.

Thin Film Hybrid Assembly

  • Ultrasonic Cleaning
  • Desktop Substrate Reflow
  • Eutectic Die Attach
  • Plasma Clean
  • Automatic Ball and Wedge Bonding
  • Manual Wedge, Ball and Ribbon Bonding
  • Gap Welding
  • DC Tuning
  • Hermetic Sealing
  • Package Labeling/Marking


SMT Assembly

  • Hakko Manual Soldering Stations
  • Ultrasonic Solvent Pre-Cleaning
  • J-STD-001 Capability
  • Expansion to Desktop 5 Zone Reflow System
  • Expansion to Mini Screen Printing System



  • Part Storage
  • Stage Kits for Assembly
  • Release full kits per your manufacturing schedule


Cougar's MIL-PRF-38534 qualified sealing procedures assure highest quality, consistency, and hermaticity. Cougar's thoroughly controlled and continuously monitored sealing environment assures meeting the most stringent sealing requirements, including space and military levels.

  • SSEC Seam Sealer
  • Polaris Welder
  • DAP Solder Sealer
  • Multiple Mechanical Configurations
  • TO-style Packages
  • Rectangular Packages
  • Pre-seal Nitrogen-environment Bake
  • Sample of 100% Fine and Gross Leak Test
  • Pre-seal PIND Clean
  • PIND Testing
  • Package Labeling