Test & Measurement

The transition to 5G from previous generation standards 2G/3G/4G is driving the demand for data traffic and mobile device connectivity. Operators are trying to increase data throughput and enhance connectivity; therefore, wireless infrastructure manufacturers are deploying new-generation base stations in the field. To address dramatically increased mobile data traffic, new wireless spectrums are required, and test and measurement (T&M) equipment must extend their frequency coverage range as well. Therefore, extensive ongoing research and field trials on 5G technologies is boosting demand for RF T&M equipment and will continue to do so.

The continuous evolution of communication standards is a driving force for RF test equipment in commercial and military radios. New standards dramatically increase demands for test equipment from the R&D phase to the production phase. 802.11ax measurement is more difficult to perform than that of previous standards, so new RF test instruments are needed to handle new requirements.

In addition, the automotive industry has growing demands to address trends related to connected cars and autonomous driving applications. Market participants are receiving requests from non-traditional radar customers focused on automotive applications as they work on technologies related to driverless vehicles, collision avoidance and the new 802.11p Wi-Fi standard.

pSemi offers complementary best-in-class devices for test equipment (TE), automated test equipment (ATE) and other industrial applications. Patented linearity technology enhancements reduce gate lag and insertion loss drift while maintaining high linearity and isolation over an extended frequency range up to 60 GHz.

pSemi products for test & measurement include:

RF Switches

RF Attenuators