PXI RF signal generators and analyzers for wireless testing introduced by Aeroflex

STEVENAGE, England, 4 June 2013. Aeroflex Ltd. in Stevenage, England, is introducing wide-bandwidth RF signal generators and analyzers in PXI format for RF component and wireless device testing to standards such as WLAN 802.11ac.

Posted by John Keller
Posted by John Keller

STEVENAGE, England, 4 June 2013. Aeroflex Ltd. in Stevenage, England, is introducing wide-bandwidth RF signal generators and analyzers in PXI format for RF component and wireless device testing to standards such as WLAN 802.11ac.

The PXI 3050A low noise RF signal generator and the PXI 3320 arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) test & measurement equipment work together to provide a configurable RF signal generator with wide bandwidth vector modulation, low phase noise, and fast frequency and level settling, company officials say.

The signal generator is available in two frequency range options -- from 100 kHz to either 3 GHz or 6 GHz -- and with a choice of +10 dBm or +20 dBm output power.

A 200 MHz modulated RF bandwidth with low residual error vector magnitude (EVM) of less than 0.5 percent makes it suitable for wideband standards using high order 256 QAM modulation. Linearity (ACLR) of greater than 70dB 3GPP TM1 makes the 3050A suitable for testing power amplifiers and repeaters.

Phase noise is -135 dBc/Hz at 1 GHz with 20 kHz offset while maintaining frequency agility with settling times of less than 100 microseconds.

The PXI 3070A is an RF digitizer with as much as 160 MHz of instantaneous IF bandwidth for analyzing wide bandwidth signals. The 3070A is available in two frequency range options from 250 MHz to either 3 GHz or 6 GHz, with test suites for general-purpose spectrum analysis and support for standards including WLAN 802.11a, b, g, n, ac and MIMO.

This wide instantaneous IF bandwidth allows measurement of 160 MHz wide OFDMA signals. The 5th Generation PXI modules are for testing RF components and transceivers for wide bandwidth wireless communications technologies in R&D, design verification, and production environments.

For more information contact Aeroflex online at www.aeroflex.com.

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