Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences expands research and teaching in the field of communications technology

From left to right: Thomas Giehm and Martin Peters (Keysight Technologies), Prof. Markus Stichler (laboratory manager), Prof. Martin Versen (Dean) and Prof. Paul Leather.

New possibilities thanks to a high-tech donation: The Faculty of Engineering at TH Rosenheim has received a sophisticated wireless transceiver for its Digital Signal Processing and Communications Laboratory. The instrument was donated to the university by Keysight Technologies, a U.S. manufacturer of test and measurement equipment and software. The transceiver will be used to further expand research and teaching in the field of communications technology in 5G and beyond.

The modular and reconfigurable PXI transceiver comprises a controller, a reference source, two transmitters, and two receivers. These modules provide for the transmission and reception of signals with bandwidths of up to 600 megahertz. "The transceiver can be used to explore methods of digital signal processing, for example, to meet the increasing demands on future mobile radio systems in terms of design complexity, performance, interference suppression and energy consumption," explains Thomas Giehm, application engineer at Keysight Technologies Deutschland GmbH. Put simply, it's about improving the nature of a signal through continuous development so that it can be transmitted more efficiently and ultimately received optimally.

"We are very pleased about the generous donation for our research work. Sincere thanks are due at this point to our colleague Professor Paul Leather who made this possible through his good connections at Keysight Technologies," says Professor Martin Versen, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. According to him, the technical possibilities of the transceiver give a powerful boost to research and teaching in the field of networking and digitization. This is also of great interest to technology companies in the region, such as Ericsson and Rosenberger, he said. "We are training the skilled workers of tomorrow in the field of high-frequency technology. Above all, with our dual and practice-based degree programmes, companies can secure the important next generation at an early stage,” says Versen.

“We also wish to acknowledge Keysight Technologies’ generous support through its University Donation programme for providing its electronic design automation software which has already been used for a decade of teaching at TH Rosenheim,” adds Leather.