UK Based Company Introduces 5G Test System for the 28 GHz Band

AceAxis, a leading developer of wireless technology, has unveiled a millimetre-wave test system, initially targeted at 28 GHz, for characterising the RF performance of prototype high-frequency components and systems for 5G.

Building upon their expertise in the design and supply of remote radio units (RRU) for 4G mobile networks, the Millimetre-Wave 5G Test System significantly extends the capability of the existing AceAxis 4G modular test system. The new modules offer a compact, flexible solution for the emulation and aggregation of very wideband 5G radio channels at millimetre-wave frequencies. The modular design means that it is fully configurable to meet current and future standards and frequency bands.

The compact, rack-based Millimetre-Wave 5G Test System consists of five individual 1U modules, and is expandable to scale for additional capacity and frequency bands. The units supplied as standard include: two AceAxis Ultra - 400+ radio modules; a 10 dBm, 400 MHz to 6 GHz wideband output module; a 2 x 8:1 combiner module; and a 28 GHz Millimeter Converter Module with an output bandwidth of over 1 GHz. The wide bandwidths of both the radio modules and the millimeter converter mean that up to eight 100 MHz carriers can readily be aggregated into a single 800 MHz carrier.

Initially being launched for the 28 GHz band, these modules can also be supplied for the planned 39 GHz and 60 GHz bands, and also for any other potential 5G millimetric bands, including 78 GHz, when required.