June 19, 2014
Agilent Technolgies has introduced a multi-channel antenna calibration Reference Solution for calibrating and characterizing large, multi-channel phased-array antennas during integration and manufacturing.
According to the company, this Reference Solution increases the number of antenna measurements per seconds, provides multiple, phase-coherent channels and optimizes the amount of data through real-time digital-down conversion (DDC). These features allow for greater testing flexibility for more applications.
The device is scalable from eight to 40 digitizer channels in a 5-slot chassis, analysis bandwith flexibility (300 MHz with DDC, 600 without) and up to one million narrowband measurements per second.
“Our customers have been asking for a scalable, modular, multi-channel antenna array test solution that has good sensitivity in narrowband and is expandable for wideband measurement scenarios in the future,” said Mario Narduzzi, modular solutions marketing manager, Agilent. “The new Reference Solution provides phase coherent sampling across all input channels; example software templates including relative magnitude; and phase measurements so customers can reduce this bottleneck and speed up the element-to-element calibration of large phased array antennas.”
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.