Pasternack offers 60-GHz development system

Irvine, CA. Pasternack has introduced the new PEM009-KIT 60-GHz development system, which offers designers the ability to perform product development and experimentation of single and multi-carrier high-bandwidth modulation covering 57 to 64 GHz in the globally unlicensed ISM frequency spectrum.

Applications include baseband development up to 7-Gb/s data rates using WiGig/WiFi 802.11ad and 802.11aj IEEE standards, GigE wireless LAN, FMCW radar, uncompressed HD video, RFID, radiometry, remote sensing, and campus networks.

The PEM009-KIT 60-GHz development system incorporates the use of compact and innovative transmit (PEM001-MIM) and receive (PEM002-MIM) WR-15 waveguide modules that utilize SiGe BiCMOS semiconductor technology. These modules are controlled by integrated Rx and Tx circuit-board assemblies that provide processing functions as well as power-supply regulation and include reference crystal oscillators that offer improved phase-noise performance that results in enhanced signal to noise ratio and receiver sensitivity. The Rx and Tx circuit boards can also be phase locked to an external reference source. Command control functions are made via a USB interface with a host PC (running GUI software).

The PEM009-KIT 60-GHz development system supports a variety of I/Q (vector) and FSK/MSK modulation schemes from a user-designed baseband system or from a vector-modulated programmable arbitrary waveform generator. The system is configured as a standalone benchtop wireless link where transmitted power directly from the waveguide aperture is equivalent to a 7-dBi gain horn antenna with a 70° wide beam pattern that’s useful to test and demonstrate various modulation schemes and data rates. Transmission over longer distances is also possible by utilizing Pasternack WR-15 gain horn antennas that have calculated system link distances ranging from 3 meters to 500 meters.


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