This 6G sub-terahertz R&D testbed is flexible and scalable to address a multitude of frequency bands, frequency bandwidths, and waveform types. This flexibility allows you to tackle emerging 6G R&D testing challenges with up to 10 GHz of bandwidth at D-band (110-170 GHz) and G-band (140-220 GHz).

A multichannel Keysight M8195A 65 GSa/s arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) generates wideband and extreme-bandwidth modulated IF signals. Virginia Diodes Inc. (VDI) compact D- or G-band upconverters convert the wideband IF from the M8195A to the desired sub-terahertz frequency band. On the receive side, the signal is downconverted with a compact VDI downconverter to an IF and digitized with a Keysight UXR multichannel high-performance oscilloscope or a Keysight M8131A multichannel AXIe streaming digitizer. A Keysight E8267D PSG vector signal generator with option UNY provides a low-phase-noise LO for the VDI converters.

This R&D testbed offers flexibility and scalability in prototyping various types of waveforms and operating in different frequency bands. It is also scalable for multiple channels for MIMO research.


  • 6G waveform prototyping and testing
  • 6G sub-terahertz R&D hardware testing
  • 6G wideband D-band (110-170 GHz) and G-band (140-220 GHz) signal generation and analysis


M8195A 65 GSa/s Arbitrary Waveform Generator

M8195A 65 GSa/s AWG

Generate wideband RF signals with bandwidth of DC to 25 GHz

 Infiniium UXR-Series Oscilloscopes

Infiniium UXR‑Series Oscilloscopes

5 to 110 GHz of bandwidth, most accurate oscilloscope at any bandwidth

E8267D PSG Vector Signal Generator

Test your most advanced devices with the highest quality signals

Laptop with Waveform Signal Creation paper

Custom Modulation Waveform Signal Creation

Create 5G candidate waveforms, including FBMC, UFMC, GFDM, F-OFDM

M8131A 16/32 GSa/s Digitizer

Capture real-world signals for an unlimited time up to 160 Gb/s

VDI Converters

Compact Frequency Converter Modules

PathWave VSA Software

Explore every facet of a signal and optimize your designs

System Design (SystemVue) Software

PathWave System Design (SystemVue) 

Accelerate system design to verified hardware

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