Rohde & Schwarz is paving the way for research in the terahertz frequency range

Developments in mobile technology are moving constantly towards increasing bandwidths, enabling increasingly high data throughput. Rohde & Schwarztells IncisorTV that it hs been carrying out some of the first research exploring data transmission at sub-THz frequencies featuring ultra-wide bandwidths.

In the project, a wideband-baseband signal is upconverted to the selected 140 GHz frequency via a R&S TC RSE converter box. The R&S SMA100B provides the local oscillator frequency to the upconverter. The transmission is carried out over-the-air, with the converter connected to a horn antenna. The transmitted signal is received via another horn antenna and downconverted. The R&S FSW featuring the new, unique 8.3 GHz bandwidth option R&S FSW-B8001 analyzes the signal, carrying out signal quality measurements such as error vector magnitude (EVM) to assess the performance of the transmission. Various common modulation formats are demonstrated. The new four-channel power supply R&S NGP800 by Rohde & Schwarz apparently plays a vital role powering various parts and components in this setup.

 

The proposed setup can be installed into the R&S ATS1000 antenna test system. This enables design engineers to characterize RF frontend prototypes and reference designs intended to be used in future devices that support cellular and non-cellular technologies and are using much wider bandwidths. For example, IEEE’s 802.11ay standard allows channel bonding that creates a signal with more than 8 GHz of bandwidth already today. The R&S FSW is currently the only signal and spectrum analyzer in the world supporting the needed bandwidth internally for such applications, significantly facilitating complex setups in R&D.

Andreas Roessler, Technology Manager at Rohde & Schwarz told IncisorTV, “While Rohde & Schwarz is meeting the test needs for 5G technology that is still being defined and rolled out today, we are already investigating ways in which the technology is developing tomorrow. This groundbreaking D-band test represents a notable step towards research beyond 5G, leading to the next generation of mobile technology.”

Related Articles

Voice-controlled portable speakers are enjoying a moment in the sun

Voice-controlled portable speakers are enjoying a moment in the sun

Voice assistants and LC3 help drive portable speaker market SAR Insight & Consulting has published new research examining how a new Bluetooth codec and the rise of voice assistants are helping to drive the portable speaker market. Voice-controlled portable...

“World’s smallest Wi-Fi home automation device” – apparently

“World’s smallest Wi-Fi home automation device” – apparently

The main focus of Allterco Robotics in 2020 will continue to be the production of smart devicesBulgarian IoT company Allterco Robotics has introduced Shelly i3, claiming that this is the smallest Wi-Fi home automation device in the world. Along with it, the company...

0 Comments

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stay Up to Date With The Latest News & Updates

News By Email

This site is continually updated with new videos, features and news. Subscribe here for regular updates sent directly to your inbox!


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Incisor, Click I.T. Ltd, Rake, GU33 7JR, http://www.incisor.tv. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Our Sponsors

Incisor.TV partners with leading organisations in the technology sector.

Follow Us

And stay up to date with our news! We are active across the key social media platforms – please do follow us!