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40-GHz Downconverter/Tuner Puts mmWave 5G Testing Within Reach

July 15, 2020
ThinkRF's D4000 is a compact, powerful, and cost-effective RF downconverter/tuner for the next-generation RF environment.

ThinkRF’s new D4000 RF downconverter/tuner is claimed as the industry’s first 40-GHz downconverter/tuner, offering a frequency range of 24 to 40 GHz with up to 500 MHz of real-time bandwidth. With the instrument, engineers can quickly and reliably analyze mmWave 5G wireless signals by extending the range of their existing RF test equipment. Also, use of existing RF test equipment means minimal training requirements for RF engineers.

The compact, plug-and-play D4000 downconverter/tuner enables an easy upgrade to existing field, lab, and manufacturing test equipment, reducing time to market and cost significantly. Many existing spectrum analyzers and other test equipment simply do not afford the bandwidth necessary to analyze 5G signals.

In addition to its wide frequency range and broad real-time bandwidth, the D4000 offers 100 kHz tuning resolution. The combination of these banner specs make it well suited for applications such as interference hunting, electronic warfare, signals intelligence, spectrum monitoring, RF drive test, transmission test, and customer premise equipment test. The platform is built on patented software-defined radio (SDR) technologies to extend the frequency range of existing RF signal analyzers from any vendor to meet new wireless requirements.

The D4000's built-in preselect filtering eliminates out-of-band signals and enables spurious mitigation. The calibrated, single-IF output eases the integration of the D4000 with spectrum analyzers or receivers, while built-in local oscillators remove the need for external synthesizers. The open platform also works seamlessly with current spectrum-analysis solutions through standard SCPI control over Ethernet, allowing the user to control the unit through the spectrum analyzer or PC. The D4000's multi-unit synchronization capability allows you to run multiple units in parallel to coordinate a compound signal monitoring system, particularly for wideband signal monitoring and capture.

The ThinkRF D4000 RF downconverter/tuner is available now.


About the Author

David Maliniak | Executive Editor, Microwaves & RF

I am Executive Editor of Microwaves & RF, an all-digital publication that broadly covers all aspects of wireless communications. More particularly, we're keeping a close eye on technologies in the consumer-oriented 5G, 6G, IoT, M2M, and V2X markets, in which much of the wireless market's growth will occur in this decade and beyond. I work with a great team of editors to provide engineers, developers, and technical managers with interesting and useful articles and videos on a regular basis. Check out our free newsletters to see the latest content.

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