Optimizing Performance and Cost for mmWave Signal Analysis

Millimeter-wave systems considered for next generation commercial wireless require test instrumentation that keeps pace with the performance requirements of these systems. The purchase of signal analyzers with “just enough” performance requires careful review of the analyzer’s performance specifications and a basic understanding of the challenges when making millimeter-wave measurements. This application note discusses recent advances in millimeter-wave signal analysis and instrumentation that are optimized for high performance and costs that are more in line with traditional microwave analysis solutions.