First time in the industry, solid-state noise sources for up to 330 GHz were developed by ELVA-1 and available for orders.
Applications for sub-mm wave noise sources
- Laboratory and test equipment
- Sub-mm-wave measurements
- Calibration of sub-THz receivers for mobile communications
- Noise figure measurement
Terahertz communication is a prominent future because of its potential for applications in next generation wireless technologies. It is assumed that the restriction-free frequency spectrum above 275 GHz can be used to achieve 100 Gbps wireless communication. At the current time in the industry, communication in the 70-80 GHz band is implemented at a speed of 10 Gbps, and higher data transfer rates are realized only with channel aggregation, for example, 4x 10 Gbps. Terahertz communication by wireless links can completely replace optical cables when building urban-scale networks.
Latest developments in the space, spectroscopy, communications, and electronics industries have encouraged the use of submillimeter-wave components. Accordingly, submillimeter-wave noise source is needed to test and calibrate these components.
The expansion of the future communications industry will look to further 130+ GHz range for additional communication channels. These communication devices operating in such a high spectrum will require noise sources to test the dynamic range and their sensitivity.
These solid-state noise source cover full waveguide bands, i.e. deliver a high level of noise power spectral density within the whole waveguide frequency range. As for other ELVA-1 solid-state noise sources, a silicon IMPATT diode is employed as a fundamental building block of the source.
For more info about sub-mm noise sources from ELVA-1, please visit ISSN-03/ISSN-05 product page