Anritsu adds 110 GHz W1 components to meet mmWave, optical design test reqs

July 23, 2020
New high-frequency components help create test environments to more accurately verify mmWave and optical designs.

Anritsu has expanded its W1 (1.0 mm) component line with the introduction of bias tees, a DC block, and semi-rigid cables that operate to 110 GHz and provide broadband frequency scalability in high-frequency device characterization and optical networking applications.

The addition of the new W1 components provides Anritsu with the broadest millimeter wave (mmWave) coaxial component portfolio in the market, claims the company. The complete set of 110 GHz components for frequency and time domain use can be integrated into test systems so that engineers have greater confidence in emerging high-speed designs.

With operable frequencies of DC to 110 GHz, the new W1 components generate metrology-grade quality results with high repeatability, says the manufacturer.

Ensuring flexibility for customer testing, the new components provide a solution where conventional devices, including waveguides, are not required. The W1 coaxial interface allows for a direct connection to the instrument test port, which saves time and simplifies system setup.

The new components can be used as part of a test system consisting of 110 GHz vector network analyzers (VNAs), oscilloscopes and Bit Error Rate Testers (BERTs), as well as for optical transceivers, laser diodes, photodiodes, and optical modulators.

Development of switches and routers using NRZ and PAM4 modulation schemes with 56 Gbps and 112 Gbps data rates, and 800G technology are applications, is also fostered by the new components selection.

Anritsu develops advanced test solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. To learn more visit

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