AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, announced that Ethertronics, an AVX Group Company, has released the new Ethertronics ETH-MMW-1000 Millimeter Measurement System: a compact, cost-effective, extremely accurate, and easily adaptable portable solution for testing 5G antennas and other devices at millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies.
Suitable for all mmWave system development and validation, including 5G communications, telecom industry research and development, university research, and other mobile communications and mmWave device testing, this new modular, mobile, far-field measurement solution offers a shielded environment to ensure stable measurement results over a wide frequency range, requires no up or down frequency conversion to ensure excellent phase stability and accuracy, and is easy to install and relocate within both new and existing laboratory and production environments.
The ETH-MMW-1000 Millimeter Measurement System is a fully anechoic aluminum enclosure on a mobile chassis with steerable lifting wheels that enable quick and easy relocation and provide optimal stability during measurements. It is equipped with sliding doors for easy access to the center of the system and the device under test (DUT), as well as a distributed axis positioning system that is comprised of a height-adjustable, PVC, azimuth mast rotator that rotates the DUT about the Phi axis and a Theta ring positioner that elevates the measurement horns around the DUT.
The Millimeter Measurement System can perform passive antenna testing, active signaling, and non-signaling testing with complete devices and is compatible with most vector network analyzers (VNAs), spectrum analyzers, and communication testers manufactured by Keysight Technologies, Rohde & Schwarz, and Anritsu.
“Designed with both current and future application utility in mind, the new ETH-MMW-1000 Millimeter Measurement System leverages Ethertronics’ antenna design, manufacturing, and testing expertise, an array of quality components, and a space-efficient but comprehensive and effective modular, mobile design to deliver maximum performance and an optimal user experience when testing 5G antennas and other electronic devices at millimeter wave frequencies extending from 18GHz to 75GHz and beyond,” said Olivier Pajona, chief scientist and general manager at Ethertronics, an AVX Group Company.
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