Antenna performance verification

Antenna performance verification

Performance, matching, and intermodulation verification

Antennas translate electric signals into RF waves, enabling wireless communication. There are many different antenna forms based on the frequency and application. To ensure no loss and proper operation, parameters such as matching, intermodulation and performance impact need to be verified. Rohde & Schwarz solutions consider those from different angles such as reflection, 5G frequency ranges, over the air (OTA), distributed antenna systems (DAS) and more.

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Antenna matching in IoT and low power devices

Antennas have become an integral part of consumer electronics, even in small portable devices that rely on an energy source with limited capacity. Consequently, antennas need to be physically small and power efficient.

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Minimize measurement uncertainty for EIRP OTA measurements

Measuring absolute power levels precisely and accurately in over-the-air (OTA) scenarios is challenging, since traditional setups are based on several different components.

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Speeding up reflection measurements on antenna systems

Reflection measurements are a common way of assessing antenna system performance. Undesired high reflection causes the system to be inefficient and can damage components.

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The challenge of testing 5G antenna performance

Rohde & Schwarz presents the R&S®ATS1000 antenna test system, a highly accurate solution for testing 5G antennas up to mmWave frequencies in a mobile shielded chamber.

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Fast and accurate passive intermodulation (PIM) measurements

The automatic level controlled (ALC) based test setup using the R&S®ZVA vector network analyzer and R&S®BBA150 broadband amplifiers provides highly accurate and reproducible results in minimum test time.

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Testing passive networks in distributed antenna systems (DAS)

These installations require precise testing to verify their correct operation and this white paper provides a comprehensive practical overview of these DAS-oriented cable and antenna tests.

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Comparing CW and Low Duty Cycle PIM measurements

This whitepaper explains the differences between CW and LDC measurements and answers all questions around the discussion proven with real measurement results.

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Demystifying over-the-air (OTA) testing

This white paper provides an introduction to antennas in general, their parameters and different types, as well as antenna characterization and testing with a focus on OTA testing.

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R&S®Cable Rider ZPH

The R&S®Cable Rider ZPH has all the essential basic measurement capabilities required for installing and maintaining antenna systems in the field.

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R&S®ATS1000 antenna test system

The R&S®ATS1000 antenna test chamber is the ideal environment for 5G antenna characterization throughout the entire process from R&D to production.

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R&S®ZNA vector network analyzers

The R&S®ZNA vector network analyzers combine excellent RF performance with a wide range of software features and a unique hardware concept.

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