5G Research and Testing

5G technologies are rapidly being developed, and new waveforms well above the traditional 6 GHz are being studied to enable this technology. In a fast moving and evolving environment, users need spectrum analysis solutions that provide the performance, versatility, and additional capabilities required to seamlessly move from research to testing and eventual deployment. Software-Defined Spectrum Analysis solutions from ThinkRF can extend the range of your existing hardware and are easily configured to study a variety of signals.

Extend the range of existing solutions

Bring existing hardware up to the 5G range at a lower cost without requiring a full rip and replace


Leverage the power of any PC or laptop for digital signal processing, in-depth signal analysis, and other capabilities

Shape the future of 5G

Seamlessly move across the 5G development cycle and easily adapt to new requirements through software updates and configurations

Powerful 5G solutions from ThinkRF

Design and build the future of 5G technologies and research high frequency, wideband 5G waveforms well above the traditional 6 GHz range of current systems.

  • Research high frequency and wideband waveforms with up to 27 GHz built-in frequency
  • Couple with high performance digitizers for up to 160 MHz bandwidth, or combine multiple units together for ultra-wide bandwidths
  • Get more consistent results and reduce measurement error with versatile solutions designed to be used across the 5G development cycle – from research and testing to deployment
connected cars enabled by 5G research
5G spectrum analysis for future wireless devices
smart cities enabled by 5G research

Product configuration for 5G

The high performance ThinkRF R5500 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer can be used as a powerful downconverter to provide up to 160 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth to effectively study the latest in 5G waveforms. Easily couple multiple analyzers with high end, third party digitizers for more performance, or synchronize multiple units to capture, record and analyze ultra-wide bandwidths.

ThinkRF recommends the following high end digitizers to be used alongside the R5500 analyzer.

  • Dynamic Signals Gage
  • Dynamic Signals Signatec
  • Nutaq

Seamlessly integrate with ThinkRF Software-Defined Spectrum Analysis capabilities and retrain access to the rich suite of APIs and applications, including:

  • LabVIEW®
  • Python®
  • C++
  • PyRF Python Development Environment
  • ThinkRF S240 Real-Time Spectrum Analysis software

Learn how you can perform robust measurements on a variety of signal standards, including 5G, with our ThinkRF R5500 with Keysight VSA software solution.

Visit our Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer page for more information about our receiver products.

Visit our Technology Partners page for third-party digitizer vendor contact information.

Contact Sales for more information about the configuration that’s best for you.