Noisecom introduces new millimeter wave noise sources

Noisecom, a Wireless Telecom Group company (NYSE American:WTT), has introduced new models of the popular NC3600 Calibrated Noise Source product line for over-the-air testing of 5G chipsets and millimeter wave devices, the company said.

These new High Excess Noise Ratio (ENR) noise sources cover frequencies up to 45 GHz providing a known source for characterizing 5G devices in the millimeter wave bands. The high ENR characteristics of the NC3600 noise sources makes them the ideal source for making measurements in applications where the test setup can have significant losses from antennas, cables, and the air, such as in test chambers and enclosures used for over-the-air testing.

Typically these tests are set up using expensive microwave and millimeter wave signal generators, but NC3600 High ENR noise sources in these frequency bands are now available at a fraction of the cost, dramatically reducing the cost of test.

As chipsets for 5G devices become more highly integrated devices with embedded power amplifiers and antennas with frequencies increasing to millimeter wave bands, conducted power measurements are now physically impractical to perform.

These new multiple-in, multiple-out (MIMO) devices provide minimal access to physical test points making conducted measurements impossible, requiring the use of radiated or over-the-air testing techniques.

Wireless Telecom Group, Inc., comprised of Boonton Electronics, CommAgility, Microlab and Noisecom, is a global designer and manufacturer of advanced RF and microwave components, modules, systems and instruments. Wireless Telecom Group, Inc.´s website address is