Trending Test & Measurement Products in 2023: March Edition

Trending Test & Measurement Products in 2023: March Edition

As the demand for faster and more reliable wireless communication networks continues to grow, the importance of accurate and reliable test and measurement solutions has become more critical than ever before. In the highly competitive wireless industry, testing and measuring equipment is essential for ensuring that devices and networks meet the necessary performance standards. With the ever-evolving technology landscape, companies need to stay on top of the latest advancements in test and measurement solutions to remain competitive and meet the demands of their customers. everything RF has compiled a list of Test & Measurement products that are new and trending on everything RF in March. For more T&M products, visit the Test & Measurement Hub on everything RF. We keep users up to date with new products, news, whitepapers, webinars, and events.

Wireless Test Platform for 5G-NR FR1/FR2 RedCap and Cellular IoT Applications:

The E7515R UXM from Keysight Technologies is a 5G Wireless Test Platform that is optimized for 5G-NR RedCap and Cellular IoT (CIoT) testing. It supports the 3GPP 5G-NR Rel-17 and enables users to establish a 5G call with a device under test (DUT) and perform RF, protocol, functional, and performance tests to ensure standards-compliance and user experience of the device. This test platform supports FR1 frequency bands up to 6 GHz (FR2-ready) and includes 2 Tx (downlink) and 2 Rx (uplink) ports with bandwidths of 100 MHz. It supports the entire device development workflow, from early design and development through acceptance and certification testing, manufacturing, and repair. Read more.

Battery-Powered Portable RF Spectrum Analyzer from 9 kHz to 3 GHz

The Field Master™ MS2070A from Anritsu is a Handheld RF Spectrum Analyzer that operates from 9 kHz to 3 GHz. It conducts reliable and accurate RF measurements in a variety of general-purpose fields, labs, and manufacturing environments at an economical price. This spectrum analyzer has sweep speeds of up to 32 GHz/s in common low-noise configurations and can conduct a variety of “smart” measurements, including occupied bandwidth (OBW), channel power, and adjacent channel power (ACP). It has a dynamic range of more than 105 dB (at 2.4 GHz) and a DANL of -167 dBm with an optional built-in pre-amplifier. This analyzer comes with an 8400 mAh Li-ion battery which provides three hours of operation and features a 5 W RF input damage level protection from accidental over-power. Read more.

Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer from 1 Hz to 26.5 GHz

The RSA5126B from Tektronix is a Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer that operates from 1 Hz to 26.5 GHz. It has a real-time acquisition bandwidth of 25/40/85/125/165 MHz and a minimum event duration of 2.7 µs (@ 165 MHz BW) for 100% POI at 100% amplitude. This RTSA uses the patented DPX® spectrum processing engine to provide live analysis of transient events to spectrum analyzers. It can perform up to 3,125,000 frequency transforms per second, which results in an event duration of 0.434 µs in length in the frequency domain. It provides standard analysis for measuring channel power, ACLR, CCDF, OBW/EBW, spur search, EMI detectors, amplitude, frequency, phase vs. time, DPX spectrum, and spectrograms. Read more.

Rubidium Signal Generators from 9 kHz to 20/43.5 GHz

The Rubidium MG362x1A from Anritsu are RF/Microwave Signal Generators that operate from 9 kHz to 43.5 GHz. These Rubidium Signal Generators offer atomic clock frequency stability with an internal rubidium frequency reference option. Alternatively, customers can also get exceptional frequency stability by locking an internal oven-controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) reference to an external GNSS/GPS signal. The exceptional frequency stability makes the generators ideal for Metrology and high-speed clock applications. Read more.

50 MHz to 6 GHz Vector Signal Generator

The VSG60A from Signal Hound is a vector signal generator that operates from 50 MHz to 6.0 GHz with a real-time bandwidth of 40 MHz. It has an output amplitude from -55 to 7 dBm and has a number of pre-programmed modulation types inbuilt – these include Wi-Fi, QAM, PSK, CW, Pulse, Multi-tone, and many more. It has an arbitrary I/Q sample rate from 12.5 kSPS to 51.2 MSPS which lets you stream waveforms of virtually any size from your computer. Read more.

Vector Network Analyzer for Fast & Accurate Measurements up to 43.5 GHz

The R&S ZNB Series of Vector Network Analyzers have been developed to carry out fast, accurate measurements from 9 kHz to 43.5 GHz (4.5 GHz, 8.5 GHz, 20 GHz, 40 GHz and 43.5 GHz). These VNAs are available with 2 or 4 ports and can be expanded up to 48 ports using switch matrices. They have a wide dynamic range of up to 140 dB with an IF bandwidth from 1 Hz to 10 MHz. These VNAs have short sweep times of 4 ms for 401 points and a wide power sweep range of 98 dB. Read more.

2-Port Vector Network Analyzer from 100 kHz to 26.5 GHz

The SNA5032A from Siglent is a 2-Port Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) that operates from 100 kHz to 26.5 GHz with a frequency resolution of 1 Hz. It has a dynamic range of 125 dB and a level resolution of 0.05 dB. This 2-port VNA provides instantaneous measurement results of parameters such as Q-factor, bandwidth, and insertion loss, and insights into scattering, differential, and time-domain measurements. It supports five different types of sweeps: linear frequency, log frequency, power-sweep, CW-time, and segment-sweep mode. Read more.

High-Performance Oscilloscopes with 200 MHz to 1.5 GHz Bandwidth

The R&S®MXO 4 from Rohde & Schwarz are Oscilloscopes with bandwidths from 200 MHz to 1.5 GHz. They include a unique 200 Gbps processing ASIC to achieve an update rate of 4.5 million acquisitions per second (up to 5 Gsample/s). These oscilloscopes incorporate a 12-bit ADC that operates across all the instrument sample rates with an 18-bit vertical resolution architecture for greater resolution precision. They can perform 45,000 FFTs (Fast Fourier Transforms) per second which allows engineers to view more RF signals than with any other oscilloscope in its class. Read more.

VNA Calibration and Measurement Software

The Insight Software from Maury Microwave is a VNA Calibration and Measurement Software that is designed to empower VNA users and help them make better decisions. It acts as an interface between the user and the VNA regardless of the manufacturer or age of the instrument. This software provides a standardized modern interface that allows users to move between VNA models interchangeably. It allows users to take live measurements of their DUTs while looking at the uncertainties of that measurement. Read more.

95 dB 8 x 1 Programmable Attenuator Assembly from 30 to 6000 MHz

The 50PA-1205 from JFW Industries is a Programmable 8x1 Attenuator Assembly that operates from 30 to 6000 MHz. It consists of eight programmable attenuators (0-95dB x 1dB step) that connect to an 8-Way splitter/combiner. The eight attenuators can be remotely controlled via an Ethernet connection. The attenuator assembly provides an attenuation range of 0-95 dB in 1 dB steps with an accuracy of 4% (± 1.25 dB). It can handle an RF input power of up 27 dBm and has a maximum VSWR of 1.9:1 with a switching speed of less than 4 microseconds. Read more.

Portable RF Shield Test Box from 20 MHz to 12 GHz for 5G/Wi-Fi 7 Testing

The HDRF-7170 from RF Electronics is a Portable RF Shield Test Box that is designed for the frequency range from 20 MHz to 12 GHz. It has thick RF-absorbing foam that deadens standing waves and reflections. The test box has shielded power filters for powering devices placed inside the box while blocking all wireless signals. It is designed and developed for WLAN, and wireless device testing. It measures 1220 x 1160 x 885 mm (internal) & 1280 x 1220 x 1020 mm (external) and is also available in customized sizes to suit application-specific requirements. Read more.

 350 V/m E-Field Generator from 10 kHz to 100 MHz

The ATE10K100M from AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation is an E-field Generator that operates from 10 kHz to 100 MHz. It is supplied with two sets of interchangeable elements with a quick-disconnect attachment feature. The smaller set (Type A) provides the highest field intensities and is suitable for use with test objects up to 36 x 46 x 36 cm (14 x 18 x 14 in) while the larger set (Type B) is suitable for testing objects up to 48 x 46 x 36 cm (19 x 18 x 14 in). It can handle an input power of up to 500 W and provides a field intensity of 350 V/m (Type A) and 200 V/m (Type B). Read more.

Rugged Intelligent RF Receiver from 9 kHz to 40 GHz

The RFeye Node 100-40 from CRFS is a Rugged Intelligent Wideband Receiver that operates from 9 kHz to 40 GHz. It has an instantaneous bandwidth of 100 MHz and is designed for customers who are looking to monitor higher frequencies in test labs and real-world applications. The receiver is a complete spectrum monitoring and geolocation system designed for remote deployment both indoors and outdoors and in hostile environments. Packaged in a compact, rugged and weatherproof housing, it has been optimized for size, weight and power (SWaP) and is simple to connect to power and network. Read more.

Real-Time GNSS Simulator for Automotive Applications

The sUTP 5017 from NOFFZ Technologies is a GNSS Simulator that is designed for automotive applications. It supports differential GNSS and multi-vehicle simulation, GNSS satellite orbit modification, unlimited pseudo range additive ramps, and custom fixed positions. This turnkey solution consists of a modular Skydel GNSS software simulation combined with high-end hardware components for running real-time individual signal simulations. The simulator consists of 2 Software Defined Radios (SDR) with 4 RF channels in total and has a simulation update rate of 1000 Hz. Read more.

EMF Meter for Non-Directional Isotropic Measurements from DC to 90 GHz

The FieldMan from Narda Safety Test Solutions is an Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Meter that operates from DC to 90 GHz. It is designed to conduct precise measurements of electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields to establish human safety, particularly in workplace environments where such fields are more likely to occur. This EMF meter can be used to ensure that products comply with general safety regulations such as FCC, IEEE, ICNIRP or EMF Directive 2013/35/EU. It includes an ultrasonic distance measurement sensor, brightness sensor, brilliant color display, E/H field probe connector, LED indicators, interface slots, function keys, and other buttons to allow for remote control operations. Read more.

Digital Phase Noise and Frequency Analyzer from 2 to 400 MHz

The DNA from Noise XT is a Digital Phase Noise and Frequency Analyzer that operates from 2 to 400 MHz. It has a fractional frequency noise chronogram and built-in oscillators for advanced autonomous operation. This analyzer has a unique digital architecture and state-of-the-art close-in phase noise performance with a limitation set by the user’s reference clock. It can measure Allan variance, overlapped Allan Variance, Hadamar variance, and overlapped Hadamar variance. This analyzer has a feature to measure frequency stability and display plots from 0.01 to 10,000 seconds at any frequency where the regular phase noise plots can be done. Read more.

Programmable AWGN Noise Generators from 10 MHz to 3 GHz

The NGX1000 Series from Boonton are Programmable Noise Generators that operate from 10 MHz to 3 GHz. They generate additive white gaussian noise (AWGN) with an output power of 0/+10 dBm and have a noise attenuation range from 0 to 127 dB in 0.1 dB steps. These noise generators can be controlled manually via a 5-inch touchscreen display or remotely via Ethernet. They feature a streamlined user interface and flat menu structure which provides a fast, simple way to add RF noise in a communications system. Read more.

Low Noise Frequency Synthesizer from 1 MHz to 40 GHz

The APMSYN40 from AnaPico is a Frequency Synthesizer that can generate frequencies from 1 MHz to 40 GHz. It has a frequency resolution of 0.001 Hz, an amplitude resolution of 0.5 dB, and a switching time of 50 µs. The synthesizer can generate both CW and pulsed signals with an output power of +25 dBm and has a phase noise of -142 dBc/Hz (at 20 kHz offset, freq. = 1 GHz). It has sub-harmonic levels of -40 dBc and spurious levels of less than -50 dBc. This synthesizer is calibrated to ±30 ppb and has a temperature stability of ±100 ppb over an operating temperature range from 0 to 50°C. It requires a DC supply of 24 V. Read more.

E-Band VNA Frequency Extender Set from 60 to 90 GHz

 The STO-1220305-CMC-S1 from Eravant is an E-Band VNA Frequency Extender Set that operates from 60 to 90 GHz. It supports input frequencies from 10 to 15 GHz and consists of a Tx/Rx pair which are designed to achieve full 2-port, S-parameter testing. This frequency extender can achieve a dynamic range of up to 120 dB for certain passive products that require high rejection, isolation, and return loss testing such as directional couplers, orthomode transducers, and filters. It is compatible with modern vector network analyzers such as the Rohde & Schwarz ZVA24, Anritsu VectorStar™, Keysight PNA-X Series, and Copper Mountain CobaltFx. Read more. 

Portable 6x Frequency Extension Module from 60 to 90 GHz (WR12)

The S12MPS from OML is a 6x Frequency Extension Module that converts input frequencies from 10 – 15 GHz to output frequencies from 60 – 90 GHz. This frequency extension module is designed for portability and field applications and is well suited for lab environments. It connects to the output of a signal generator allowing for a high performance source for DUT characterization activities. The frequency extender delivers an output power of up to 13 dBm with in-band spurious levels of -15 dBc and has a VSWR of less than 3.0:1. Read more.

Modular Anechoic Chamber for Shielding up to 40 GHz

The ASYSHIELD from Antenna Systems Solutions is an Anechoic Chamber. It provides an average shielding effectiveness of up to 60 dB before the installation of the absorbers (can be extended up to 80 dB). The shielded enclosure consists of shielding panels made of two sheets of galvanized steel and the enclosure has excellent resistance to corrosion. It has a special metal joint design to maintain shielding attenuation. This chamber has a modular sandwich panel-based design, and the shield walls provide a reflective metal backing for the lossy materials installed on the inside of the chamber to provide an anechoic environment. Read more.

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