ETS-Lindgren have announced the launch of a new open boundary quad-ridged horn antenna, Model 3164-08, designed to meet the demands of UWB, GSM, PCS, Wi-Fi and WiMax testing. The Model 3164-08 horn antenna is available from Faraday .
The “open boundary” design makes the quad-ridged horn antenna unique in both appearance and capabilities. The Model 3164-08 antenna offers better gain over the frequency range with low VSWR.
According to Dr. Vince Rodriguez, ETS-Lindgren’s Senior Principal Antenna Design Engineer, engineers in the wireless products industry need to perform antenna pattern measurements over an extended frequency range. Using the advantages of open boundary quad-ridge design, the Model 3164-08 antenna meets the performance objectives and provides a stable antenna pattern at the upper end of the frequency range.
The antenna is also equipped with dual ports, so simultaneous measurements can be made in two orthogonal polarisations of the field. Using a 90-degree hybrid, the antenna can transmit or receive circularly polarised waves.
The Model 3164-08 antenna can also be used on a tripod with an included flange mount, or placed in a chamber with an optional wall plate mount.
When mounted on a chamber wall, the antenna’s rear assembly, milled from a solid billet, prevents RF leakage in or out of the chamber. Calibrated at 10 m per ANSI 63.5, the Model 3164-08 antenna includes actual antenna factors with gain uncertainty values and a signed Certificate of Conformance.