Next-generation automated test systems are critical to the rapid development and deployment of high-frequency 5G, Wi-Fi 6/6e, systems, MIMO, and satellite communications (SATCOM). Today's test systems often include programmable RF devices such as digital step attenuators, phase shifters, and signal generators. They can be built modularly from individual components or brought together as a large [...]
ATE designers and rf/microwave subsystem designers alike—particularly those working on advanced radar, wireless handover testing/fading simulation, MIMO, 5G, Wi-Fi, and Satcom system and antenna applications—will find value in the ease with which lab research and design and field installations can be conducted using the advanced features of these low-cost PC programmable RF and microwave [...]
The technologies used to usher in next-generation 5G and Wi-Fi 6E wireless networks are revolutionary in terms of spectrum usage, component and IC advancement on the substrate and packaging. In order to meet the seemingly unreachable 5G key performance indicators (KPIs) technological leaps and iterative improvements on the previous cellular infrastructure had to be realized. Much of the improvements [...]
Handover testing is a crucial stage in the development and deployment of wireless systems in which the cellular devices are in motion. A handover is most simply envisioned as a person driving down an interstate highway while on a cellular call and the call being long enough in duration to necessitate that it is handed over to the next cell tower in proximity to the car as the call begins to fade away [...]
We're pleased to announce the release of our new 2021 product guide which provides performance details and pricing on the best low-cost, portable, and programmable Lab Bricks for RF, microwave, and wireless Automated Test Equipment (ATE) and engineering test bench applications up to 40 GHz (L-, S-, C-, X-, Ku-, K-, and Ka-band).
Among the latest handheld RF test device and equipment [...]
We're pleased to announce the release of our latest Tech Brief "Generating Precise FMCW and Chirp Signals with Low-cost Devices". It addresses the need for advanced radar system designers to be nimble in the field without losing sophisticated signal generation capabilities, such as high-speed frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) and frequency modulation on pulse (FMOP), or "chirp" [...]
We are excited to release our new tech brief "10 Signal Generator Features You’re Probably Paying Too Much For" that helps RF engineers make portable vs. benchtop Signal Generator decisions.
A robust test bench is an essential element to any team conducting daily RF device and assembly prototyping, characterization, and calibration. And among the most common instruments [...]
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We’re pleased to announce the release of rev. II of the Vaunix product guide covering over 60 standardized Lab Brick test devices. Functions include digital attenuators up to 20 GHz, signal generators up to 20 GHz (40 GHz coming soon), switches up to 6 GHz, and phase shifters up to 12 GHz. Prices start at $375.00 for an LDA-602, 10 MHz to [...]
Radar signal analysis applications require highly specialized test equipment to model and test transmitted or received signals. Secondary surveillance radar (SSR) is a type of radar that is often used for air traffic control (ATC) applications as well as identify friend or foe (IFF) military applications.
For these applications custom RF test racks are assembled for the specialty testing [...]
Before there is widespread adoption of any 5G technologies, there comes the need for extensive research and development of the networking and signal management approaches that will enable them.
Currently considered one of the leading enablers, small-cell, millimeter-wave, and massive Multi-input Multi-output (MIMO) systems, are creating the need for network architects to not only know [...]