Semiconductor company Analog Devices and electronics test and measurement equipment and software provider Keysight Technologies have announced that they are partnering to advance the adoption of phased array technology. Phased array technology – which uses an arrangement of antenna elements where the relative phase of each element is varied to steer the radiation pattern or beam – is key to realizing ubiquitous connectivity and sensing by simplifying development stages associated with creating satellite communication, radar, and phased array systems.
Phased array antennas are the enablers of next-generation wireless communication applications as well as signal intelligence and earth observation applications. Analog Devices’ family of phased array platforms are used to accelerate users’ beamforming developments by providing a total solution that can then be tested and calibrated with Keysight phased array test solutions. This collaboration, say the companies, brings together the entire ecosystem by aiming to provide a total design, test, and calibration solution.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Analog Devices to bring innovative phased array technology to a wide variety of new customers and their use cases,” says Peng Cao, Vice President and General Manager for Keysight’s Wireless Test Group. “Keysight’s state-of-the-art measurement solutions have transformed phased array test times from minutes down to seconds. Working closely with Analog Devices, we have demonstrated a 70 times faster measurement speed while maintaining excellent accuracy. Bringing together the beamforming advances of Analog Devices and measurement innovation from Keysight, our customers will now have the opportunity for a complete, end-to-end solution for phased arrays which will accelerate time to market and deliver exceptional performance.”
Bryan Goldstein, Vice President of Aerospace and Defense at Analog Devices says, “Our customers are demanding more than just a beamforming IC, but rather a total system level solution with the test and calibration of the array. By utilizing ADI’s system platforms, the collaboration between ADI and Keysight intends to help accelerate the adoption of phased array platforms for higher data rate communications and sensing solutions.”
The X-Band Phased Array Platform developer’s kit is available.