Various applications and systems can support mmW and sub-THz spectrum frequencies. Passive devices, such as filters, splitters, and combiners, and active devices, such as LNAs, PAs, mixers, and receivers, can all potentially support these frequencies. 6G applications are likely to use frequencies above 100GHz, even up to 330GHz, in research.
S-parameters are a key component of measuring and analyzing the characteristics of a device over particular frequencies. Critical specifications like the compression of an amplifier or out-of-band rejection of a filter are derived from S-parameters. Linear small signal device models can also be derived from S-parameters for simulation.
In this webinar from Rohde & Schwarz, viewers will learn how to take S-parameter measurements and complex wave quantity measurements with the ZNA Vector Network Analyzer. The ZNA platform has high dynamic range (140 dB Typ - 170 dB achievable) and measurement speeds of 401 pts @ 32.2 ms. It is available from 10 MHz to 26.5/43.5 GHz.