Test and Measurement Channel

Pasternack Debuts 25 MHz to 27 GHz High-Performance USB-Controlled PLL Synthesizers

Pasternack, a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has launched a new line of USB-controlled Phase Locked Loop (PLL) frequency synthesizers.  In RF & Microwave communications systems where signal integrity is of prime importance, PLL synthesizers offer high levels of frequency stability and accuracy with exceptional phase noise characteristics that allows components in the signal chain to perform at their optimum levels. 


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Rohde & Schwarz Presents OTA Power Measurement Solution for 5G

OTA Power Measurement Solution for 5G

The R&S NRPM OTA power measurement solution is the first solution for measuring transmit power over the air interface for 5G and wireless gigabit components. The solution enables users working in development and production to calibrate the output power of the antenna on a DUT and to test the DUT's beamforming function. Base stations, access points, wireless devices and radio modules use phased array antennas to transmit 5G and wireless gigabit radio signals. Beamforming is used to control the direction of radiation of the transmit antenna in order to maximize the power level at the receiver.


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New Modules Turn an Average RF Test Bench into a Millimeter Wave Bench

Millitech, a microwave brand of Smiths Interconnect, announced the release of a series of bolt-on V- and E-Band test modules that enhance the frequency range of a user’s vector network analyzer to V-Band (69 GHz) or E-Band (90 GHz). These budget conscious modules can save thousands in custom millimeter wave test set design and development costs, as this minimalized frequency extension via the standard SMA test connection.


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Anritsu Introduces Industry's First Test Automation Tool for RF and Optical Testing Needs

Anritsu Co. released a new version of its award-winning SkyBridge Tools™ Test Manager that supports OTDR measurements to establish the industry’s first comprehensive field test automation tool that supports both RF and optical testing. By reducing test time by as much as 90% and increasing accuracy more than 10 times, SkyBridge Tools dramatically simplifies network installation verification, allowing contractors to close out projects more efficiently, receive prompt payment, and start new projects faster.


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Tektronix Introduces RSA7100A Wideband Signal Analysis Solution

Tektronix Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced the RSA7100A wideband signal analysis solution that combines 800 MHz of real-time bandwidth with up to 2 hours of streaming storage at full bandwidth in one solution. The new instrument’s 16 kHz to 26.5 GHz frequency range covers a broad range of analysis needs for critical wide-bandwidth applications.


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