Application Notes – Millimeter-Wave Communication Subsystems and Radios

Communication Subsystems and Radios Applications

  • Point to Point Links
  • Broadband Access & Back-haul
  • Secure Data Links
  • Digital Data Communication
  • Cellular Backhaul
  • Video Distribution System
  • Fiber Connection/Bridge
  • Free-space Optics Backup
  • Emergency/Disaster Recovery Communication Link
  • Private Data Networks

Typical Examples and Case Histories

Table and Figure

Frequency and Type Description Application and Comments
60 GHz (55-65 GHz) Extremely broadband, low-cost design with capability to support virtually any modulation scheme. License-free operation. Secure and covert operation
18, 23, 26, 29, 31, 32, 38 Digital radios with capacities from T1 to Gigabit Ethernet Cellular infrastructure, fixed links, private networks
71-76, 81-86 and 93-95 GHz High EIRP, broadband radios. Ultra high capacity point to point links & data networks with narrow beams, 1 Gbps or higher Medium range (1-7 KM) line-of-sight links for fiber connectivity and data hauling.

QuinStar Products Used

Amplifiers (Low Noise, Power)
Balanced Low Noise Broadband Mixer
Feed horns
Frequency Multipliers
Microwave (IF) Amplifiers
Noise Sources
Oscillators (Gunn Diode Oscillator, QTM)
Power Dividers/Hybrids (Short Slot Coupler, Matched Hybrid Tee, Directional Couplers)
Switches (PIN, electromechanical)