Anritsu teams for 6G AiP antenna test

Anritsu teams for 6G AiP antenna test

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By Nick Flaherty

Anritsu has teamed up with ATV in Germany and MPI in Taiwan to test Antenna in Package (AiP) technology for next generation 6G applications.

The 6G AiP test system uses Anritsu’s VectorStar Vector Network Analyser (VNA) that sweeps from 70 kHz to 220 GHz with patented NLTL technology-based millimeter-wave (mmWave) extenders.

The mmWave extenders convert up/down signals to 220 GHz and are so small that they can be easily mounted on a robotic arm that performs a scan around the AiP in a pre-programmed, high-resolution step yielding accurate antenna radiation pattern measurements at D and G band frequencies.

A robotic arm is provided by ATV for the probe station from MPI.

The AiP can be probed/fed from either the side of the antenna, which can be placed on a glass substrate or any other material, or it can be probed from the bottom so that the probing does not interfere with the radiation of the antenna. The special Titan Probes used for probing the AiP is connected to the VectorStar mmWave modules.  They can be single ended or differential depending upon the application.

AutomatisierungsTechnik Voigt in Dresden and provides automation systems for measurements-, tests- and control technologies in industry, research and development.;;

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