GIM03

GIM03 is our largest 3D gimbal used for mmWave system level testing. Wiring of the device-under-test (DUT) is done with on axis pass-through channels to prevent tangling. The DUT is mounted on the laser-guided 3D gimbal rotating platform. The 3D gimbal is controlled over a simple USB connection with software (source provided) containing all the functions and API to run and plot a full spherical (or partial) radiation pattern graph up to 1 degree resolution (64000 points). The outcome of the sweep is a comma separated value (.csv) heat-map file listing all captured positions and captured data.

Applications:

  • 24GHz radar
  • 5G (NR) mmWave
  • 60GHz, 802.11ad, 802.11ay
  • 77GHz automotive radar
  • 81GHz radar
  • Other proprietary mmWave design from 18GHz to 95GHz

Usage:

  • System-level beamforming 3D capture
  • Over-the-air mmWave measurements
  • Antenna array performance test
  • Beam coverage assessment
  • In-system antenna placement
  • Production test

Specifications:

  • Base 200mm x 200mm, DUT height 320mm
  • Range -180 to +180 degree in H and V planes
  • Resolution < 0.1 degree in both planes
  • Laser-guided calibration at 0.1 degree accuracy
  • Maximum DUT size 100mm x 300mm x 280mm (3.9″ x 11.8″ x 11.0″) THW
  • Maximum DUT weight 3kg (6lb) balanced
  • Made in USA with domestic and imported parts
  • USB controller included
  • Software controller in Python provided
  • Customization available on request