Microwave Vision Group (MVG) has announced the integration of radiated spurious emissions (RSE) and passive antenna measurement capabilities into its lab-based test system, MiniLAB.
Designed to speed the design and production process for applications in which time-to-market is critical, this range extension allows engineers to perform quality, repeatable OTA testing, as well as passive measurements and a method for measuring RSE on LTE devices, all on one compact, portable testing system.
Dramatically reducing measurement time, MiniLAB employs multi-probe technology to measure RSE, compared to the more traditional, time-consuming method of using vertically scanned mechanical movement to monitor the device as it rotates in azimuth.
Generating precise data within 20 seconds of measurement completion, the probe-array arch useselectronic scans to measure the wireless device, making it easier and faster for users to measure RSE in the presence of LTE frequency bands up to 6 GHz.
Equipped with an anechoic shielded chamber with >100 dB RF attenuation, MiniLAB offers the necessary dynamic range to measure peak levels of both the transmitted wireless signals and the surrounding emissions without distortions.
The test system is built to satisfy the strict testing requirements for measuring RSE on wireless devices, as governed by authorities such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the European Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).