Re-defining test equipment for field applications
Since its founding in 2005, Consultix has helped re-define and grow the market of telecom test equipment for field applications. Besides its innovative handheld RF testers for general purposes, the company leads the market with the most comprehensive portfolio of testing and planning tools for the fast-growing IBS / DAS industry.
Consultix product lines cover the entire project life cycle end to end; from design and verification, installation testing & commissioning all the way to long-term maintenance, optimization, and monitoring solutions.
All over the world, our innovative range of solutions and services help operators, network vendors, and system Integrators achieve ultimate design performance, fast project deliveries as well as low OPEX.
Consultix-5G Duo CW Transmitter
Portable Signal to 40 GHz
Consultix 5G test transmitter is a portable RF signal generator that brings simplicity and affordability to microwave test scenarios pertinent to 5G applications.
The RF performance of the handheld device makes it ideal for field applications as well as several laboratory use cases. Thanks to its calibrated output and wide range of operation covering frequencies from 24 to 30 GHz and from 36 to 40 GHz.
With an unprecedented output power level of up to 27 dBm, the transmitter significantly exceeds the maximum power levels attained by traditional bench-top signal generators.
Engineered for maximum ease of operation with ergonomic design, 2 buttons direct user control, easy to use LCD screen, and low power consumption that allows powering by commercial power banks for maximum field convenience and flexibility.
- 2 ppm Frequency accuracy
- 40 GHz frequency range
- Output power higher than benchtop equipment
- Low power consumption
- Entuitive user interface
- Ergonomic form factor
- 3.5 Kg weight
- High grade test accessories
mmWave Coverage – Whitepaper
The Risk of Skipping Model Calibration
Initial deployment of 5G networks at mmWave bands showed promising indications in some aspects while experienced coverage gaps and dead spots in some scenarios. This is not something than can be adequately predicted nor quantified without the aid of real field testing to tune coverage simulations to each venue specifics or different morphologies. Else, this will lead eventually to either extra infrastructure cost or bad user experience -vs. the 5G promise-.
Model calibration has been the safety net of coverage simulation, and hence a standard function in any reliable indoor or outdoor planning software. However, in mmWave case it is becoming a more critical step in order to achieve reliable coverage and decent KPI’s. Propagation studies of sub-6 GHz bands are quite mature however, less knowledge has been obtained yet regarding mmWave propagation particularly inside buildings. So, this article sheds light and analyzes case studies that depict the technical & business impact of skipping this step.