- Keysight solution enables researchers to characterize sub-terahertz amplifiers and other components in active transceiver front-ends
- Technology advancements lay the foundation for next-generation ultra-high data rate, energy-efficient radio systems
SANTA ROSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$KEYS #6G—Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is enabling the University of Stuttgart to conduct foundational research essential to development of new integrated circuits (ICs) for 6G technology with the new Keysight 6G Vector Component Analysis (VCA) solution. This is the latest collaboration from Keysight and the University of Stuttgart’s long-time research relationship.
The collaboration has supported the University of Stuttgart in establishing Crosslink, a versatile multiplexing platform for synchronous time- and frequency-domain analyses of ultra-broadband communication channels. The Keysight VCA solution supports Crosslink by integrating sub-terahertz (sub-THz) vector network analysis with wideband modulation capabilities. This combined capability enables unprecedented radio frequency (RF) component characterization under full complex modulated conditions. The result is industry-first, best-in-class noise and linearity performance for analysis of wideband, high-frequency modulated performance of components, circuits, and transceivers. By using VCA, researchers can make significant leaps in the development of the next-generation amplifiers, filters, antenna systems, components, and the channel modeling and sounding needed for 6G networks.
The Keysight VCA measurement solution used for Crosslink integrates an N5245B PNA-X Microwave Network Analyzer, an M8199A Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG), broadband modulation distortion vector network analyzer (VNA) application software, and vector signal analysis (VSA) software with Virginia Diodes (VDI) frequency extenders up to 330 GHz.