A professor and group of students working with the mmWave developer kit antenna.

mmWave Educational and Developer Kit

Developer Kit Key Features and Benefits

The best way to learn new technology is to get hands-on experience by operating it step-by-step. The Developer Kit is not only suitable for education and academics but R&D for prototype development as well. This is because it can thoroughly evaluate the hardware, software algorithm, and array antenna. The Developer kit is well recognized and has been adopted by many universities and development centers. The kit offers the best practice for the research and development of mmWave technology.

Built for Developers Built for Education
– Ready-to-use complete mmWave communication testbed set
– Flexible array antenna test platform
– Time-saving theories for prototyping
– Step-by-step courses in beamforming technology
– Affordable and flexible for experiment cases

World’s First Beamforming Experiment Solution for Developers

Components of the Developer and Educational Kit

The 5G mmWave Developer Kit can be used for a variety of 5G mmWave beamforming research and development projects. The BBoard with AAkit and PLO can be a beam generator that emits beams at multiple angles. A COCO antenna with an amplifier and a power detector, on the other hand, can receive and detect signals.

Communication System Prototyping

By connecting UD Box with baseband instruments, developers and researchers can conduct more 5G mmWave communication R&D projects.

  • Compatible with most SDRs: NI USRP/ Xilinx FPGA
  • Beam tracking algorithm development
  • Beam management implementation
Communication system prototyping configuration  with SDR and BBoard

World’s First Beamforming Kit for Education
Labs 1-8 titles and images

5G mmWave courseware and Lab Cookbook teach the principles behind beamforming and experiments to understand the propagation property of millimeter-wave signals.

Courseware: Basic RF Training and Beamforming

To educate next-generation RF engineers, the Developer Kit provides comprehensive mmWave hardware and lab sheets to save professors time in courseware preparation.

Labs included with the Kit:

  • Lab 1: Channel Gain
  • Lab 2: Link Budget Estimation
  • Lab 3: Phase Calibration
  • Lab 4: Beamforming
  • Lab 5: Bema Steering
  • Lab 6: Bema Pattern Measurement
  • Lab 7: Receiver Channel Gain Measurement
  • Lab 8: Receiver In-Phase Implementation
Image of the Developer kit packaging and contents: PLO, Beamformer, Power Detector, Antenna Array, COCO Antenna, and Amplifier.
Array Antenna Verification

Antenna engineers can verify their designs.

Four independent RF channels synthesize beams by adjusting the phase and amplitude of each channel.

Example of the beamformer and array antenna connected via RF cables
Professor and students working with the mmWave Developer Kit, and discussing the COCO antenna.
Affordable and Time-Saving

5G mmWave Developer Kit can make Professors’ life easy in courseware preparation and help engineering students learn the fundamentals of beamforming and mmWave propagation.

The Developer Kit Includes:

Signal Source- PLO

  • Freq: 26.5- 29.5 GHz
  • Freq. Step: 8
  • Output Power: 2dBm±3d@28GHz

5G FR2 Beamformer

  • Freq: 26.5 – 29.5 GHz
  • 4 Controllable RF Channels
  • 15 dB Gain Control Range
  • Max Gain: 18dB Tx

Power Detector

  • Freq: 100MHz – 40GHz
  • 35dB Linear Dynamic Range (< ± dB Error)

28 GHz COCO Antenna

  • Freq: 27 – 29 GHz
  • Gain: 7 dBi @28GHz
  • Omni-Directional Radiation at Horizontal Plan (within ± 1dB Gain Variation)

RF Cables

  • Support up to 40 GHz Low Insertion Loss
  • 4 Elements

Array Antenna AA Kit

  • Freq: 26.5 – 29.5 GHz
  • Antenna Gain: 15dBi
  • 4 Elements


  • Freq: 20 – 40 GHz
  • Gain: 15dB
  • Noise Figure: 3.5dB

Power Combiner/ Splitter

  • Freq: 10 – 40 GHz
  • Insertion Loss: 1.2dB Max
  • Isolation: 13dB Max
mmWave Beamformer with UI
Screen shot of the beam former software included with the kit

The intuitive UI, TMXLAB Kit (TLK), connects to the BBoard via the LAN port to control the phase and amplitude of each RF port to form the beams. An API is included, and it is compatible with LabVIEW, MATLAB, Python, C#, C++, along with other programming languages.