Antenna pattern testing in seconds

The RFX is a compact bench-top scanner that characterizes antennas in your own lab environment in real-time. RFX provides far-field patterns, bisections, EIRP and TRP in seconds. Novel near-field results, including amplitude, polarity and phase give insights into the root causes of antenna performance challenges and help troubleshoot far-field radiation patterns.

 

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    Key Features & Functions

    • 300 MHz - 6 GHz
    • 384 H-field probes
    • Maximum radiator size: L 16 cm x W 10 cm (L 6.30” x W 3.94”) real-time scanning
    • Far-field resolution: 1.8° for theta and 3.6° for phi
    • Plug n play: no external analyzer is required to run the system. Simply excite your antenna/device and start testing
    • Test CP (circularly polarized) antennas
    • Get repeatable & reliable results that pinpoint the cause of a design failure
    • Optimize positioning & effects from design layout
    • Monitor changes from packaging or design layout changes
    • Verify performance of a final product
    • Programmable via DLL
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    What’s Included:

    • RFX (integrated antenna board & processing electronics)
    • Universal power supply & cable
    • USB cable
    • Sample reference chip antenna
    • Foam spacer
    • USB drive with RFxpert SW

    How To Acquire:

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  • Part Number Description
    3000-0815 Hard Transit Case RFX with customized insert
    3000-0303 CP analysis 
    3000-0300 BSE function 
    3000-0819 RF source 
    3000-0129 NRE Charge for custom development of a VNA driver 
    3000-0130 NRE Charge for custom development of a VNA driver 
    3000-0301 NRE Charge for custom development of a BSE driver 
    3000-0302 NRE Charge for custom development of a BSE driver 
    3000-0305 NRE Charge for custom development of a BSE driver 
    3000-0960 NRE Charge for custom development of a PM driver 
    3000-0961 NRE Charge for custom development of a PM driver 
    3000-0121 RFxpert 3 GHz - 6 GHz upgrade
    3000-0122 NRE Charge for custom development of a PM driver 
    3000-1610 Calibration 3 year 
    3000-1611 Calibration 5 year 
    3000-0900 On-site installation and customer training per day 
    3000-0902 Trainer’s travel, accommodations and expenses 
    3000-0901 Trainer’s travel, accommodations and expenses 
    3000-0903 Training at EMSCAN's Education Center per participant per day. 
     
  • RFX Datasheet PDF
    CP Datasheet PDF
    CP Datasheet PDF
    BSE Datasheet PDF
    Keysight RFxpert Datasheet PDF
    Keysight RFxpert - Cell Phone & Tablet Datasheet PDF
     

    Published Papers

    User Manuals

    Software Release Notes

    Technical Bulletins

     
     
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How do you provide an accurate EIRP estimate despite the fact that only one side of DUT is measured?  
    2. How fast is the full measurement cycle?  
    3. When measuring GSM power, how do we address duty cycle?  
    4. How do we measure transmitters with rapidly changing power levels?  
    5. What is the measurement sensitivity for accurate power measurements?  
    6. Are the measurements reliable in noisy ambient environments without an anechoic enclosure?  
    7. Can you measure multiple antennas on different planes?  
    8. What kind of power supply can be used?  
    9. What is the range of supported power levels?  
    10. Where do I place the DUT?  
    11. What is the accuracy of RFxpert measurements?  
    12. I have a network analyzer that is not on the list of supported analyzers, can it still be supported?  
    13. What are the minimum system requirements?  
    14. What is the maximum power level that RFxpert can receive without being damaged?  
    15. What are the effects on the measurement from driving the antenna with lower power (e.g. dBm vs. 20 dBm)?  
    16. The features/specifications indicate measuring dipoles and helical antennas. I assume that this is done by laying the DUT flat on the scanner bed? How do you feed the antenna without having the cable on the scanner bed, without some sort of de-embedding? Both of these conditions would seem to compromise the integrity of the near-field and alter the measurement accordingly.  
    17. When selecting “Pattern Settings Properties”, “Amplitude Scale”, “Comparison Type”, switching from linear to Log10 seems to have no effect. What is this supposed to do? I thought it changed the scale of the near-field and far-field patterns.  
    18. If I put my cell phone on the scanner, does it scan?  
    19. How can I measure each side of the DUT in order to get a full spherical pattern?  
    20. Can RFxpert be integrated into existing test applications or simply automated to provide faster measurement results?  
    21. Why am I getting low power warning? How can I test an antenna while getting low power warning?  
    22. What is the resolution bandwidth of Rfxpert?  

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