Test and Measurement Channel

Rohde & Schwarz Introduces 2 GHz Bandwidth Probe

2 GHz Bandwidth Probe: RT-ZPR20

Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the R&S RT-ZPR20, extremely low-noise power rail probe with a bandwidth of 2 GHz. Its 1:1 attenuation also ensures very good sensitivity. The large offset range of ± 60 V permits analysis of the smallest disturbance signals during power integrity measurements, even on DC power supplies with a high voltage level. The probe also features an integrated high-precision DC voltmeter. The quality of the power supply is a key factor in the functionality and performance of sensitive electronic circuits.


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Astronics Test Systems Announces New PXIe Test Instruments

Astronics Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Test Systems, introduced two new test instruments. The new PXIe-1802 Arbitrary Waveform Generator and the new PXIe-1803 Digitizer deliver unprecedented test capabilities and measurement accuracy in a compact, robust PXI form factor for aerospace, defense, communications, and other high-reliability applications.   


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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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