Converters Extend Frequency To 500 GHz

Oct. 21, 2010
The new R&S ZVA-Z500 frequency converters from Rohde & Schwarz enable network analyzers to operate at frequencies to 500 GHz. The converter allows millimeter-wave measurements with a dynamic range of better than 65 dB and typical output power of -24 dBm. ...

The new R&S ZVA-Z500 frequency converters from Rohde & Schwarz enable network analyzers to operate at frequencies to 500 GHz. The converter allows millimeter-wave measurements with a dynamic range of better than 65 dB and typical output power of -24 dBm. The frequency converters work with the company's four-port network analyzers, using a command screen from the analyzer to select the proper local oscillator (LO) conversion ratio for a desired measurement frequency range. They can be used with waveguide connectors for analyzing components, or connected to commercial wafer probe systems for on-wafer device measurements.

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Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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