Diamond Engineering was founded in 1989 and has since then been a leader in measurement and automation hardware, software, and design services for the RF and wireless industry. They develop everything from standard measurement products to complete engineered solutions, and they routinely work with major corporations, universities, military (DoD, DARPA, NATO), and government agencies around the world to help them meet their RF and microwave testing needs.

Because of their in-depth understanding of anything from sub-1 GHz to 100+ GHz Diamond Engineering is a perfect partner, and jointly we offer walk-in mmWave anechoic chambers paired with best-in-class positioner systems and measurement know-how.

If you need an individual solution for one of your test challenges, there is a good chance that Diamond Engineering has done something similar before, so do not hesitate to contact us with your requirements.

Do you need a datasheet and more details? Send us an email on info@mmwavetest.com

DC402 Positioner

The DC402 is a compact positioner using both worm and belt drive components, that offers high precision and repeatability with low reflectivity for DUT loads up to 18 kg.

It is specifically designed for compact test ranges and for enclosures for testing 5G, mmWave, and automotive radar. The upper gimbal assembly is engineered from non-metallic components for reduced reflections and high mmWave and radar transparency.

The standard DC402 package features a 2-axis positioner, the DAMS Antenna Measurement Studio, all tools control cables, and documentation, plus mounting hardware.

DC402 offers upgrades to RF rotary joints (SMA, 1.85 mm, 2.4 mm, 2.92 mm, waveguide) on both horizontal and vertical axis, and slip rings for control and motor connectivity for continuous 360-degree rotations. 

Diamond Engineering DC402
Diamond Engineering D6025

D6025 Positioner

The D6025 Series is a highly versatile multi-axis antenna measurement system suited for DUT devices up to 11.5 kg.

The non-metallic, belt-driven head provides a low-reflection environment ideal for electrically small or omnidirectional antennas. Still, the mast design, with its single-sided mount and off-axis position on the rotation platform, offers room for large DUT’s as well.

The standard D6025 package features a 2-axis positioner, Python source, and the powerful DAMS Antenna Measurement Studio, tools, cables, and documentation, plus DUT mounting hardware.

There are numerous upgrade options available for the D6025, including RF rotary joints (SMA, 1.85 mm, 2.4 mm, 2.92 mm, waveguide) from DC up to 110GHz on both horizontal and vertical axis, and slip rings for continuous 360-degree rotations.

Other options available are automated Z-axis, auto-polarization switch, and high-precision, worm-driven non-metallic head.

D6050 Positioner

The D6050 Series is the most versatile multi-axis antenna measurement system from Diamond Engineering. Because it’s capable of handling DUT devices up to 45 kg, it has the widest range of possible applications.

Like the D6025, the upper construction of the D6050 is non-metallic with a belt-driven head, that provides a low-reflection environment. With a 60 cm wide base platform, a sturdy mechanical design, and the Antenna Measurement Suite included, the D6050 is capable of handling almost any antenna measurement task required.

There are numerous upgrade options available for the D6050, including RF rotary joints (SMA, 1.85 mm, 2.4 mm, 2.92 mm, waveguide) from DC up to 110GHz on both horizontal and vertical axis, and slip rings for continuous 360-degree rotations. Other options are automated Z-axis, auto-polarization switch, and high-precision, worm-driven non-metallic head.

Diamond Engineering D6050
Antenna Test and Measurement Software

Antenna Measurement Studio software

The D6050, D6025 and DC402 all include Diamond Engineering’s Desktop Antenna Measurement Studio.

This comprehensive software suite is designed for test and development of small to medium-sized antennas, and it controls the positioners to deliver a full test system. The software enables you to make many different types of measurements, plotting 3D graphs, calculate exact distances using group delays, identify multi-path rays and it has a plethora of other functionalities.

It’s a mature platform and you will be running the first measurements within an hour.

The Antenna Measurement Studio software connects and natively controls all popular VNA’s like HP / Agilent 8510x, 8714, 8720, 8753, 507x, N5320A, 836x series, Anritsu 46xx (Scorpion),  Anritsu 37xx (Lightning), Rohde & Schwarz ZVx Series. It also support a range of power meters, spectrum analyzers, and signal generators.

The software is a testament to the vast experience at Diamond Engineering, and their ability to support you with your test requirements. Download a technical overview here: Antenna Measurement Studio

Do you need a datasheet and more details? Send us an email on info@mmwavetest.com

Positioner Comparison

Below is the line-up of our solutions from Diamond Engineering. The DE positioners handles DUT’s up to 45.5 kg.

If you need a compact measurement system, and have a DUT size up to 3 kg, then MilliBox is an excellent choice as well. Find more information about MilliBox test chambers and positioners here.

DC402
D6025
D6050
FocusMedium chamber, high loadWalk-in chamber, medium loadWalk-in chamber, high load
Angle limit +-180º H / +-180º V360º  H / 360º  V360º  H / 360º  V
SlipringOptionYesYes
RF rotary jointsOption (coax & waveguide)Option (coax & waveguide)Option (coax & waveguide)
Max DUT sizes * (W x H x D mm)410 x 320 x 200850 x 1000 x 8001150 x 1000 x 800
Max DUT weight (kg)1811.445.5
SoftwarePython sourcePython source / D.E. Antenna Measurement StudioPython source / D.E. Antenna Measurement Studio
ControllerDB9 RS232 / Serial-over-USBDB9 RS232 / Serial-over-USBDB9 RS232 / Serial-over-USB
Full-step resolution (H, V)0.02º, 0.05º0.025º, 0.05º0.02º, 0.05º
Micro-step resolution (H, V)0.00125º, 0.0025º0.00125º, 0.0025º0.00125º, 0.0025º

DC402 has been designed with high precision and high load in mind. It uses a compact turntable stage, which features a 45 kg load capacity and a 0.02-degree resolution at full step; even lower with micro-stepping.

Everything is backed by 3-year warranty.

D6025 is designed for high precision applications in full-sized walk-in test chambers. It’s an incredibly sturdy mechanical design and uses a wide turntable stage for increased stability. It has 0.025-degree resolution at full step, and lower with micro-stepping.

Everything is backed by 3-year warranty.

The standard D6050 package features a 2-axis positioner, the powerful Diamond Engineering Antenna Measurement Studio, precision RF cables and rotary joints, all tools and documentation, plus DUT mounting hardware.

Everything is backed by 3-year warranty.

*Depending on antenna location and weight distribution.

Need a compact mmWave test system for antenna pattern measurements? 

MilliBox anechoic chamber and gimbal.  Read more here.