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A challenge of today’s 5G research is the many waveforms, frequencies, and bandwidths being investigated. This includes waveforms at frequencies below 6 GHz, as well as waveforms at microwave and millimeter-wave (over 50GHz) frequencies. In addition, some of the waveforms may involve wide bandwidths (over 1GHz). These introduce new test challenges for 5G signal generation and analysis--flexibility is key for today’s 5G research. Below are some Keysight and Rohde and Schwarz based solutions for 5G waveform generation and analysis offered by Microlease.

5G Development Resource Library


Keysight Transmitter Test Solutions

Signal Analyzers and Application Software

Solution A - Up to 50 GHz Frequency and 510 MHz / 1 GHz Analysis Bandwidth

  • N9030A or N9030B PXA - Freq 26.5 to 50GHz, BW 160 (B1X) to 510MHz (B5X)
  • N9040B UXA - Freq 26.5 to 50GHz, BW 510MHz (B5X) to 1GHz (H1G)
  • 89601B VSA with 200 (Basic Vector Signal Analysis), AYA (Flexible Modulation), BHF (Custom OFMD Modulation), BHQ (Custom I/Q Modulation)
Solution B - Up to 90 GHz Frequency and 510 MHz / 1 GHz Analysis Bandwidth
  • Solution A 
  • M1970E or M1971E External Mixer to extend freq to 55 / 60 to 90 GHz (Opt EXM required on analyzer)

Solution C - Up to 90 GHz Frequency and 1.1 GHz Analysis Bandwidth

  • Solution A 
  • M1971E External Mixer to extend freq to 55 / 60 to 90 GHz (Opt EXM required on analyzer)
  • S-series Oscilloscope (MSO204A or higher) - extends analysis bandwidth to 1.1GHz BW

Solution D - Up to 90 GHz RF Frequency and 2.5 GHz Analysis Bandwidth

  • S-series Oscilloscope (MSO404A or higher)
  • N5183B MXG Signal Generator 20 to 40 GHz - Provides LO to external mixer
  • M1971E Smart Mixer 55 / 60 to 90GHz - provides MW signal down-conversion to IF frequencies
  • N8838A External Mixer Assistant
  • 89601B VSA with 200 (Basic Vector Signal Analysis), AYA (Flexible Modulation), BHF (Custom OFMD Modulation), BHQ (Custom I/Q Modulation)

Rohde & Schwarz Transmitter Test Solutions

Signal Analyzer and Application Software

Solution A - Up to 67 GHz Frequency and 510 MHz Analysis Bandwidth

  • FSW26 - Freq 26.5 GHz with B160 (160 MHz BW) to B500 (510 MHz BW)
  • FSW50 - Freq 50 GHz with B160 (160 MHz BW) to B510 (500 MHz BW)
  • FSW67 - Freq 67 GHz with B160 (160 MHz BW) to B510 (500 MHz BW)
  • FSW-K70 Vector Signal Analysis Application
  • FSW-K196 5G Air Interface Candidates - enables measurement of GFDM and UFMC, which are two of the proposed formats for a 5G Air Interface.

Solution B - Up to 67 GHz and 2 GHz in Analysis Bandwidth

  • Solution A
  • Add Option B2000 on FSW Signal Analyzer 
  • RTO1044 Oscilloscope - extends analysis bandwidth to 2GHz