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Weinschel 8401 Series Butler Matrix

Weinschel 8401 Series Butler Matrix
Before wireless technology reaches your home, office space or any other place where you are connected to the rest of the world, it undergoes a process of design, testing and validation because companies are pushing technology to get everyone the best possible user experience.
Due to the fact that the time between product launches gets shorter, companies need to improve their time-to-market often putting pressure on engineering teams. On the flipside they need to be cost aware because of the price sensitivity of the market.
Weinschel by Spectrum Control (formerly known as APItech) has a wide portfolio of test systems for all relevant wireless network technologies (including 5G and WiFi6E) that allows for fast and on-budget roll-outs of your products, links and services without having to compensate in terms of quality or specifications.
A Butler matrix is an important component of wireless technology testing setups. Its purpose is to control the direction of a beams (or multiple beams) of radio transmission and is made out of a matrix of hybrid couplers and fixed-value phase shifters where is some power of 2. The beam direction is controlled by switching power to the desired beam port.
Weinschel Butler matrices can transfer the signal reciprocally from any of 8 inputs ports to any of other 8 output ports with high phase accuracy, amplitude balance, low insertion loss and high port-to-port isolation. They are optimized for WiFi, MIMO, LTE and 5G testing thanks to the wide frequency operating ranges from 500 MHz to 8GHz. The 8401 series comes in a 4x4 or 8x8 package.
There is a lot to choose from, but sometimes it is hard to find a standard solution fits your applications perfectly. Heynen and Weinschel invite those engineers to send a message. We are happy to acommodate special requests so do not hesitate to reach out to your local Heynen contact.

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Dennis de la Roy Dennis de la Roy
Please contact Dennis with any questions or business opportunities relating to electronic Components of Heynen. We love to be involved in developing new solutions and bringing these to the Dutch market. Contact form dennis.delaroy@heynen.nl
+31 (0)485 55 09 37

Johan De Ceuster Johan De Ceuster
Please contact Johan with any questions or business opportunities relating to Electronic Components and RF. We love to be involved in developing new solutions and bringing these to the Belgian and Luxembourg market. Contact form johan.de.ceuster@heynen.be
+32 (0)11 60 09 10

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