Test equipment plays a major role in product development and production, which was apparent at IMS 2023. In the photos and videos below, you’ll get a taste of test developments at RF, mmWave, and sub-THz frequencies. This year, D-band (110 GHz to 170 GHz) seized a larger portion of the exhibit hall than in past […]
Operations on acquired jitter data help quantify jitter values. Part 1 of this article described the oscilloscope eye diagram and unit interval (UI) and focused on a single ideal rising edge with 28 additional edges representing some degree of jitter (Figure 1). We determined the peak-to-peak jitter to be 15 ps, based on the edges […]
When testing a device in a fixture, you can use transfer scattering parameters (T-parameters) to help remove the fixture’s contribution from your measurement result.
Compared to 4G and previous generations, 5G’s mmWave frequencies and tight integration increase the complexity of both performance and regulator compliance testing.
The LTE C-V2X PC5 Communications Software MX725000A provides engineers with a cost-efficient tool to evaluate products and systems utilizing PC5 of Cellular V2X (C-V2X) technology. The software links a communications reference module, V2X emulator software, and GNSS simulator to support evaluation of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) PC5 communications used in emerging vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) designs. […]
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 […]
Two software options for the Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A helps measure RF characteristics of 3GPP-compliant LTE-V2X (PC5) devices, facilitating the smooth rollout of cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) commercialization. With the software, the MT8870A provides automotive chipset and module manufacturers with a cost-efficient instrument that can conduct accurate physical layer (RF) tests of V2X products and devices. […]
At the LEAP Awards dinner gala in Costa Mesa, Calif., the following companies were awarded trophies in the category of Test & Measurement. This year’s inaugural LEAP Awards competition honored ground-breaking new products that set a new standard for innovation. Judges rated candidates on categories that included societal impact, industry impact, technical sophistication, creativity, and […]
We were recently able to speak with Pat Murray from Anritsu who demonstrated instrumentation that computes differential noise figure. Though noise figure is a well-known parameter, differential noise figure isn’t as commonly used. But it is becoming important for the verification of low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) and other devices used in the front-end of 5G and […]
PIM over CPRI software lets BTS Master MT8220T and MT822xB handheld base station analyzers make passive intermodulation (PIM) measurements from the ground for the first time. By eliminating the need for network operator installation and maintenance crews and contractors to climb the tower to test for PIM, the new BTS Master-based solution is a much […]