The broad spectral bandwidth available at mmWaves has generated considerable interest and activity in the licensed bands up to ~80 GHz, as well in recently allocated bands up to 450 GHz and even higher One key challenge to developing systems in these bands is the need for test and measurement (T&M) equipment. Virginia Diodes has developed standard T&M instrumentation up to 1.5 THz for a variety of applications, ranging from scientific to the newly emerging commercial interests. This Webinar will describe testing instrumentation and methods for mmWave and THz measurements. The main focus will be on testing related to 5G and 6G, including wideband signal generation and detection, channel sounding, distortion and EVM, and emissions testing. In addition, more general testing will be discussed, including S-parameter measurements of devices, noise figure measurements, IP3 and intermodulation and more.
Jeffrey L Hesler is the CTO of Virginia Diodes and a visiting faculty at the University of Virginia. For more than 25 years he has worked to create new technologies that utilize the Terahertz (THz) frequency band for scientific, defense, and industrial applications. He has published over 200 technical papers, is a member of IEEE Technical Committee MTT-21 (THz Technology and Applications) and is a co-Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology. Terahertz systems based on his innovative designs are now used in hundreds of research laboratories throughout the world.