Keysight Technologies
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170-GHz/220-GHz Broadband VNA Built for On-Wafer Characterization

May 26, 2022
Keysight's VNA solution, developed in collaboration with three other companies, efficiently characterizes on-wafer devices and circuits, speeding deployment of 5G/6G MMICs.

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The Overview

Keysight Technologies has teamed with FormFactor, Dominion MicroProbes (DMPI), and Virginia Diodes to create a 170-GHz/220-GHz broadband vector-network-analysis (VNA) package that shortens design and verification cycles for 5G and emerging 6G applications.

Who Needs It & Why?

This jointly developed VNA solution performs on-wafer characterization of mmWave components under various conditions and is said to offer advanced dynamic range, high output power, and maximum stability. With it, designers can efficiently characterize on-wafer devices and circuits, enabling the creation of highly accurate process design kits (PDKs) used to design IC models that shorten the design and verification cycle. It also enables rapid deployment of devices for the emerging 5G and 6G MMICs.

Under the Hood

The fully integrated solution comprises:

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