The high level of integration in today’s mmWave phone means traditional test methods no longer apply.
Engineers have several mmWave over-the-air test methods available for evaluating phased-array antennas used in antenna-in-package designs. Each has pros and cons.
Several test equipment companies demonstrated their latest products for attendees of the International Microwave Symposium.
A new line of waveguide Gunn diode oscillators are candidates for electronic warfare, electronic countermeasures, microwave radio systems, military and commercial communications systems and more. Pasternack’s new mechanically tunable waveguide Gunn diode oscillators cover WR-90, WR-42 and WR-28 waveguide sizes and support X, K and Ka bands. All models in this line operate at 50 […]
The new R&S VSESIM-VSS signal creation and analysis tool speeds the development process for RF components. It is particularly useful for the wireless, automotive, and aerospace and defense industries as well as for manufacturers of active components and systems. New wireless and satellite technologies offer ever wider frequency ranges and involve increasingly demanding requirements. Realistic […]
A new series of standard gain, waveguide horn antennas can be used in a wide range of test and measurement, wireless communication, government/military, R&D, and microwave radio systems applications. Fairview Microwave’s new waveguide horn antennas are made in the U.S. and are TAA-compliant. With low loss, high power handling capability, high directivity and near constant […]
Connectors and cabling can be as important as the test instruments used to check out systems operating in the 5G realm. John Muzzio, Times Microwave Systems Andrew Dinsdale, SV Microwave Unlike previous cellular technology generations that were focused on a specific frequency band, 5G deals with a much larger potential frequency range. For example, 4G […]
Rohde & Schwarz has increased the maximum measurable frequency of its three-path diode power sensors to 67 GHz. The three-path technology enables extremely fast and accurate power measurements with a high-sensitivity, portable instrument of minimum size and weight. This frequency extension makes high-speed power measurements possible for additional applications such as IEEE 802.11ay and 802.11ad […]
A new system amplifier, designated R&S SAM100, sets new standards in ease of operation, robust design and super-compact footprint within the 2 – 20 GHz range with up to 20W output power. The SAM100 targets manufacturers of passive and active microwave components and microwave devices for mobile radio (UMTS, LTE, 4G and 5G), IoT (WLAN, […]
The 5G realm puts a new emphasis on making measurements without hardwired connections. Adnan Khan | Anritsu Co. 5G systems are being rolled out globally, bringing with them throughput speeds of up to 10 Gbps, higher frequencies that extend into the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum, and devices operating in multiple radio access technologies (RATs). Engineers […]