Test Instruments Operate on RF MIMO Platform
Keithley Instruments’ Model 2820 RF vector signal analyzers and Model 2920 RF vector signal generators and Model 2895 MIMO synchronization unit provide support for MIMO research applications ranging from 2 to 8 channels. The devices exhibit phase and amplitude control of the RF carrier, <±1 ns signal sampler synchronization, <1 ns peak-to-peak signal sampler jitter and <1° of peak-to-peak RF-carrier phase jitter. The analyzers perform in a frequency range from 400 MHz to 6 GHz, and the generators function in a frequency range from 10 MHz to 6 GHz. The components have DSP-based software-defined radio architecture measurement platforms, come with all hardware connections and firmware built in and configure for use as stand-alone SISO instruments or as part of a MIMO test system. Model 280111 WLAN 802.11n signal analysis software is also available, supporting up to 4 channels. Pricing is $25,000 for Model 2820, $23,000 for Model 2920 and $9,900 for Model 2895.