VIAVI and ThinkRF collaborate to monitor 5G spectrum

ThinkRF D2030 Downconverter extends existing test equipment to new frequencies


ThinkRF Corp., the leader in software-defined spectrum analysis, today announced a collaboration with VIAVI Solutions to help mobile operators, field technicians and wireless equipment providers monitor and test next generation spectrum and devices, widely known as 5G. Working together, ThinkRF and VIAVI created a downconverter that extends VIAVI’s existing 2G/3G/4G CellAdvisor test equipment to 5G frequencies, including 27-30 GHz.

“The ability to monitor high frequency 5G signals is becoming a necessity but many existing spectrum analyzers are unable to detect signals in these bands of the future,” said Dr. Nikhil Adnani, Chief Technology Officer at ThinkRF. “Leveraging our highly optimizable, software-defined radio technologies, we created a platform that is portable, versatile, and easy to use so users can extend existing spectrum analysis equipment to cover 5G waveforms. We are proud to be working with VIAVI and reshaping the spectrum analysis market, yet again, whilst extending the ThinkRF offering into 5G.”

“Through this collaboration with ThinkRF we can address a key requirement from our customers to extend the investment they have made in their test and measurement equipment to the 5G spectrum,” said Jim Neuens, Marketing Director Metro and RF-Test Business Units of VIAVI. “We worked closely with ThinkRF to create a product that has the size, weight and power requirements needed for remote, distributed and lab deployments. What we developed with ThinkRF is clearly a game-changer for many industries that need a cost-effective solution to address the opportunities that 5G creates.”

The ThinkRF D2030 Downconverter is generally available now, and is designed specifically to extend the range of all existing analyzers and test equipment into the next generation 5G spectrum. The D2030 Downconverter 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 requirements.


About ThinkRF

ThinkRF is the leader in software-defined spectrum analysis solutions that monitor, detect and analyze complex waveforms in today’s rapidly evolving wireless landscape. Built on patented technology and quality by design principles, the ThinkRF platform offers greater versatility, better performance and additional capabilities for 5G, monitoring, signals intelligence (SIGINT), technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM), and test and measurement applications. Aerospace and defense companies, spectrum regulators and wireless communications providers use the remotely deployable, PC-driven and easily-upgraded platform to replace traditional lab equipment for wireless spectrum analysis.

For more information, visit www.thinkrf.com, contact info(at)thinkrf(dot)com or on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About VIAVI Solutions

VIAVI is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems, supported by a worldwide channel community including VIAVI Velocity Solution Partners. We deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks, enabling customers to optimize connectivity, quality of experience and profitability. VIAVI is also a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings, providing light management solutions to anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and instrumentation markets.

Learn more about VIAVI at www.viavisolutions.com. Follow them on VIAVI Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.