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Tektronix oscilloscopes support 5G backhaul signal analysis

Posted: 30 Sep 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Tektronix? 5G? oscilloscope? cellular backhaul? IoT?

Tektronix Inc. has revealed the implementation of SignalVu software on its family of DPO70000SX ATI oscilloscopes. This will allow researchers and others engaged in developing next generation wide- and ultra-wide bandwidth technologies such as 5G, cellular backhaul and radar to perform RF modulation measurements with unprecedented margins of error.

The DPO70000SX 70GHz ATI oscilloscopes claim to offer the lowest-noise and highest effective bits of any ultra-high bandwidth real-time oscilloscope available on the market. SignalVu takes full advantage of this signal fidelity to deliver the industry's most accurate EVM measurements and other signal analysis such as chirp rates on chirped radar systems up to 70GHz, stated the company.

The demand for more data throughput continues to expand, driven by the growing legions of smartphone users and emerging application such as Internet of Things (IoT). This is leading the industry to accelerate development of 5G networks and to explore unused frequency bands such as the V band to transport large amounts of data. Unfortunately, current test solutions for wide bandwidth applications have required complex setups involving multiple pieces of equipment that must be calibrated frequently. Moreover, these solutions introduce linearity issues that lack the flatness in response provided by solutions based on a single oscilloscope.

SignalVu vector signal analysis software is based on the signal analysis engine of the Tektronix RSA5000 and RSA6000 series real-time spectrum analysers. When used with Tektronix high-performance oscilloscopes such as the DPO70000SX, it allows researchers and designers to evaluate complex signals without an external down converter. This solution delivers the functionality of a vector signal analyser, a spectrum analyser, and the powerful trigger capabilities of a digital oscilloscope, all in a single package.

SignalVu is available for order.

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