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Spartan Test Modules - STM

Spartan-12 Test Module

Features:

  • V/E band multiple test applications
  • Works with any make, model, or vintage of Vector Network Analyzer
  • Scalar Network Analyzer compatible
  • Downconverter for spectrum analyzer testing
  • Compact size

Applications:

  • V/E band test equipment
  • Insertion loss, gain, phase measurements
  • Ideal for test applications that require high dynamic range (switches, filters, etc.)

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Description

Millitech series STM Spartan Test Modules provide V- and E-Band test sets for extending network analyzer coverage to 54-69 (V) or 68-90 GHz (E). Built in detectors allow compatibility with Scalar Network Analyzers (SNA). The RX module can function as a down-converter for spectrum analyzer testing.

STM Spartan test modules provide a cost effective solution to V and E band measurements for insertion loss, gain, phase, etc

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STM-12 Electrical Specifications

E-Band Source Module Specifications

STM - Source Module
RF Input: 7.55 – 10 GHz @ +10 dBm - SMA Connector
Source Power: +4 dBm typical at max setting , 71-86 GHz
Adjustable Range: 25 dB
Flatness: +/- 1.15 dB
Harmonic Spur Levels: -20 dBc, 71-86 GHz
VSWR: < 1.3:1
Phase Noise: 19 dB above input source

E-Band RX Module Specifications

STM - Receive Module
RF Input: 7.55 – 10 GHz @ -2 dBm - SMA Connector
Dynamic Range: 60 dB typical, 71-86 GHz. See plot.
1 dB Compression Point: 0 dBm
Recommended Linear Range -5 dBm max
Noise Floor < -65 dBm typical, 71-86 GHz
VSWR: < 1.4:1
Environmental temperature of 23°C +/- 3° with < 1°C deviation from calibration temperature.
System Temperature Stability: 0.055 dB/°C typical, 71-86 GHz

Measurement Results

Spartan-12 Vector Network Analyzer Dynamic Range

E-Band Gain, Insertion loss, phase measurements - STM

Spartan-12 Source Power

E-Band Return loss measurements - STM

E-Band Diplexer Measurement Comparison: Spartan-12 Network Analyzer vs
Millimeter Wave Scalar Network Analyzer

E-Band Spectrum Analyzer - STM

Spartan-12 Temperature Stability

Temperature Stability - STM

***Normalized at 25°C. Measured at 20°C, 30°C, and then returned to 25°C. Results plotted.

E-Band Source - STM

Spartan-15 test module, shown with device under test

STM-15 Electrical Specifications

V-Band Source Module Specifications

 
RF Input: 6.00 – 7.67 GHz @ +12 dBm SMA Connector
Source Power: -7 dBm at min attenuation setting
Adjustable Range: 25 dB
Flatness: +/- 2.5 dB typ.
Harmonic Spur Levels: -20 dBc
VSWR: < 1.6:1
Phase Noise: 19 dB above input source

V-Band RX Module Specifications

RF Input: 6.00 – 7.67 GHz @ -1 dBm SMA Connector
Dynamic Range: 60 dB typical, 57-64 GHz.
1 dB Compression Point: +3 dBm typical at input
Recommended Linear Range: -3 dBm max
0.1 dB Compression Point: -3 dBm
Noise Floor: < -70 dBm typical
VSWR: < 1.4:1

Environmental temperature
of 23°C +/- 3° with < 1°C deviation from calibration temperature.
System Temperature Stability: 0.055 dB/°C typical, 57-64 GHz.

Applications

1) V/E-Band Vector S21 Measurement – Gain, Insertion loss, phase measurements

E-Band Gain, Insertion loss, phase measurements - STM

2) V/E-Band Vector S11 Measurement – Return loss measurements

E-Band Return loss measurements - STM

3) V/E-Band Spectrum Analyzer Preselector

E-Band Spectrum Analyzer - STM

4) V/E-Band Scalar Network Analyzer

Spartan used as an SNA offers improved dynamic range versus a stand-alone millimeter wave SNA, resulting from frequency down conversion and integrated low noise amplifier.

E-Band Scalar Network Analyzer - STM

5) E-Band Source

E-Band Source - STM

6) E-Band Antenna Range Measurements

E-Band ANtenna Range Measurement - STM

How to Order

E-Band (68-90 GHz)
Spartan-12 Source Module Only: STM-12-SM000
Spartan-12 Receive Module Only: STM-12-RM000
Spartan-12 Kit: STM-12-00000
 
V-Band (54-69 GHz)
Spartan-15 Source Module Only: STM-15-SM000
Spartan-15 Receive Module Only: STM-15-RM000
Spartan-15 Kit: STM-15-00000
 
Specify Model Number
STM-XX-AABBB
XX =Waveguide Band
  • WR – number
AA= SM or RM
  • SM - Source Module, RM - Receive Module
BBB= Source module isolator Options
  • 000 for standard
  • Contact Millitech for custom requests

Outline Drawings

Spartan-12 Source Module
MXP Figure 1
Spartan-12 Receive Module
MXP Figure 1
Spartan-15 Source Module
MXP Figure 1
Spartan-15 Receive Module
MXP Figure 1