DENVER CO JUNE 21, 2022 — MilliBox demonstrates the capabilities of its brand new GIM05 mmWave and THz spherical roll and polarization controller positioner in its MBX02 benchtop 4ft anechoic chamber using Anritsu’s ShockLine™ ME7868A distributed modular 2-port Vector Network Analyzer (VNA). This one-of-a-kind distributed VNA is advantageous when the two ports to be measured are distant, which is the case when doing over-the-air (OTA) antenna measurements in a chamber like MilliBox’s MBX02.
Jeanmarc Laurent, creator of MilliBox, stated, ”The distributed ShockLine ME7868A VNA is very practical for over-the-air measurements done in MilliBox setups because they are modular in size to accommodate far field distance up to 3m and traditional built 2-port VNAs are difficult to wire at those distances. RF coax of this length and at those frequencies are a big challenge, but thanks to this distributed configuration the problem is eliminated.”
Navneet Kataria, Product Marketing Manager for Anritsu benchtop VNA product line, stated, “The revolutionary ME7868A has two single-port VNAs that are connected by Anritsu patented PhaseLync™ technology that allows the two ports to make vector corrected S-parameter measurements over distances greater than100 meters.”
This distributed configuration is controlled from a remote PC, which also hosts the MilliBox Positioner controller. The result is that all the controls for this measurement are at user’s fingertip under one screen.
See this demonstration at IMS2022 exhibition, Booth 7101 in Denver, CO.
Anritsu is a provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions. Anritsu engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for emerging and legacy wireline and wireless technologies used in commercial, private, military/aerospace, government, and other markets.
MilliBox with its product line of mmWave and THz phased array antenna testing systems was created by mmWave IC pioneers Chinh Doan and Jeanmarc Laurent in 2018 and is based in San Jose, California. With over 200 setups installed worldwide, MilliBox established itself as the leader in modular, flexible and affordable benchtop over-the-air mmWave antenna test solutions. MilliBox products are carefully designed and responsibly manufactured in the USA.
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