June 15, 2012 -- Anritsu Company will demonstrate its broadband Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) system, which conducts single sweeps from 70kHz to 140GHz during wafer probe test, in its booth 807 at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS), June 19-21 in Montreal.
The demonstration will showcase Anritsu’s new 0.8mm connector, as well as the stability and RF performance of the VectorStar and mm-wave modules. The system will conduct a single sweep across multiple coax and waveguide bands, eliminating the need to use separate systems and associated data concatenation errors.
The VectorStar VNA meets needs of products using higher-frequency bands, including 40-60 GHz for data transmission wireless backhaul between base stations, 60 GHz for Wireless LAN transmission in home and public locations, 77 GHz automotive collision avoidance systems, and 94 GHz for airport radar applications and other applications.
“Device engineers need broad frequency coverage to accurately characterize devices. To address this need, a connector that can perform above 110 GHz is required,” said Bob Buxton, Marketing Manager, General Purpose Test, Microwave Measurements Division. “In order to support a VNA with performance to 140 GHz, we needed to develop and support a new 0.8 mm connector.”
The on-wafer device characterization is one in a series of demonstrations to be conducted in Anritsu’s booth that will highlight test solutions for high-frequency designs, including E-band applications and high-speed signal integrity measurements.
VectorStar can also be used for signal integrity measurements, which will be the focus of another demonstration in the Anritsu booth featuring the MP1800A Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) BERT and MP1825B 4Tap Emphasis. The station will highlight how the best-in-class waveforms and error detector sensitivity of the MP1800A, combined with the ability of the MP1825B to change the emphasis ratio for each tap individually, create a solution that addresses the challenges faced by signal integrity engineers.
A high-frequency point-to-point demonstration, done in conjunction with BridgeWave Communications, will also be shown in the Anritsu booth at IMS. It will feature BridgeWave’s 80 GHz Wireless Ethernet Bridge to highlight the MS2830A Signal Analyzer’s ability to verify emissions of mm-wave point-to-point wireless links. The display will showcase Anritsu’s capability to test E band gigabit data rate radios used in 4G/LTE backhaul applications. As shown in the demonstration, the MS2830A can be configured to measure E-band signals due to its innovative external mixer design that results in superior DANL.
Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement technologies. For more information, visit www.anritsu.com.