Beamforming antenna characterization

Beamforming antenna characterization

From bits to RF beams

A comprehensive portfolio of conducted and OTA test and measurement solutions

5G, radar and satellite communications use beamforming to increase system-level efficiency. Advanced antenna systems (AAS) are the configuration of choice. Hybrid beamforming combines the flexibility of digital beamforming with the efficiency of analog beamforming. Increasing integration enables compact and cost-efficient AASs. For accurate, reliable and efficient beamforming, it is necessary to understand and compensate for the nonlinear behavior of RF components.

While discrete components such as phase shifters, switches and amplifiers need conductive testing, system-level tests and highly integrated frontends with antenna in package (AiP) require over-the-air (OTA) testing. Rohde & Schwarz provides a harmonized portfolio of conducted and OTA test solutions.

Solutions for beamforming antenna systems

Over-the-air (OTA) beamforming applications

Leading-edge testing solutions for defining antenna characteristics and beam directivity.

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Conducted beamforming test applications

Rohde & Schwarz offers a portfolio of test solutions to ensure the dedicated RF systems of AASs drive the individual antenna elements as intended.

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Enhance your test setup

Discover specialized test setups with unique needs such as coherence and time alignment.

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Beamforming antenna design testing

Rohde & Schwarz solutions for phased arrays – a special antenna category with its own test requirements.

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