The ThinkRF D4000 RF Downconverter extends existing RF test equipment to meet new high-band wireless standards.
The portable, high performance, and plug-and-play downconverter/tuner enables purpose-built, 5G-ready solutions for applications such as signal analysis, electronic warfare, spectrum monitoring, drive testing, transmission test, interference testing, and customer premise equipment test.
The compact device is the industry’s first 40 GHz RF Downconverter/Tuner to meet new 5G standards, reducing time to market and costs for mobile operators and system integrators.
In addition to their exceptional performance in frequency range, the D4000 has several other differentiators that makes it an ideal component for 5G signal monitoring.
Measuring 7.6″ x 7.6″ x 1.6″ and weighing only 3.7 lbs, the D4000 RF Downconverter / Tuner features a compact design that makes it portable, versatile, and easy to use for 5G analysis in any deployment scenario without adding significant size, weight, and power (SWaP) requirements.
The D4000 supports open APIs for C/C++ and Python, and standard configuration protocols via SCPI commands over a Telnet connection, or configuration via spectrum analyzer software over a LAN connection.
The D4000 works with third-party test equipment, RF Spectrum Analyzers, Software-Defined Radios and interfaces. The open platform works seamlessly with current spectrum analysis solutions through standard SCPI control over Ethernet, allowing control of the unit through the spectrum analyzer or any standard PC.
The D4000 includes 10 MHz input and output clock references to support clock synchronization with external modules. This allows the ability to run multiple units in parallel to coordinate a compound signal monitoring system, particularly for wideband signal monitoring and capture.
The ThinkRF R5550 can be used as an RF Downconverter to extend the range of existing spectrum analysis up to 27 GHz. The R5550 features breakthrough performance and coverage for its size and cost, making ideally suited for applications such as electronic warfare systems, frequency conversion, interference testing, and spectrum licensing and monitoring.
Analyze today’s complex signals with up to 160 MHz direction conversion (0 Hz IF) I and Q analogue ports on the WBIQ model. The wideband version is engineered for analyzing wideband digital communications such as 3G/4G/LTE, WiFi, or general Vector Signal Analysis (VSA) applications involving broadband signals.
The ThinkRF R5550 devices are versatile, wide frequency coverage receivers that can be employed as wideband downconverters featuring a single RF input and three standard software selectable IF bandwidths – 10 MHz, 40 MHz, 100 MHz, or three optional software selectable IF bandwidths, – 10 MHz, 80 MHz, 160 MHz. The carrier centre frequencies can be tuned from 50 MHz to 27 GHz, including direct digitization below 50 MHz down to 9 kHz.
The ThinkRF D2030 RF Downconverter is engineered to work seamlessly with existing spectrum analysis equipment by downconverting RF from the 27-30 GHz frequency bands down to an intermediate frequency (IF) of 3.55 GHz or 5.6 GHz. Increase performance at a lower cost and without replacing existing solutions with the ThinkRF D2030 RF Downconverter.
ThinkRF has created a 5G RF downconverter that features 10 MHz input and output clock references for multi-unit synchronization. As 5G mobile and wireless communications technologies continue to draw upon wider bandwidths and higher frequencies, users can run multiple units in parallel to monitor, detect, and analyze these signals at a lower cost and without replacing their current investment in RF signal detectors.