Speed PXI RF test solutions with effective software selection

RF test systems must efficiently handle complex signals and address a variety of standards. This application note will help you match your test priorities with the most efficient PXI software tools available, from instrument drivers to standard-specific measurement applications, to advanced modulation analysis and resource optimization tools.

Integrating EM Simulation Technologies within an RFIC Design Flow

Electromagnetic (EM) simulation is an indispensable tool for characterizing the on-chip passive structures found in radio-frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) designs. However, when it comes to full-chip analysis, the diversity of structure geometries and scale pose a significant challenge for any single EM simulation technology. Successful characterization of an RFIC generally requires three different types of simulators: parasitic extraction, planar EM, and full (arbitrary) 3D solvers.

PXI Interoperability— How to Achieve Multi-Vendor Interoperability in PXI Systems

Engineers often source instruments from different suppliers and mechanical, electrical and software compatibility is essential for successful operation. Get the application note which provides tips on how to select everything from PXI modules to software to ensure compatibility.

Optimizing IP3 and ACPR Measurements

Learn techniques to improve your instrument’s ability to measure intermodulation distortion, third-order intercept, and adjacent channel power ratio.

Constraints and Trade-Offs in Designing Filters and Deriving Specifications

With customer requirements and expectations shaping the design process, driven by added complexity as wireless infrastructures evolve, you must assess several factors before designing new RF filter products. In this white paper, you’ll learn: - Why to account for the impact of temperature drifts on the frequency response before beginning the design process - How the PIM measurement setup and specifications can affect the product - The ways to prioritize varying requirements

Automotive Radars – Antenna Design, Integration and Channel Modelling with FEKO

One of the key enabling technologies in the development of autonomous vehicles is driving aid radar systems.  This paper focuses on some of the challenges experienced during the design and integration of automotive radars.  The applicable numerical solutions that FEKO offers is also discussed.  Radar channelling modelling from WinProp, one of Altair’s latest acquisitions in the EM space, will also be presented.

RF Streaming for Aerospace & Defense Applications

Capturing unpredictable EW transmissions could mean hours or even days of continuous recording of the RF signal environment. See selected videos and application content designed to help you simplify the recording and analysis of these hard-to-catch RF transmissions.

Super-Heterodyne Signal Analyzers Description and Applications

Review the basics of spectrum analysis including the various signal analyzer architectures from single stage to superheterodyne. Also discover how to adjust VSA settings for optimal measurement performance.

GaN MMIC PAs Support the Rapid Growth of Ku Band Applications

In the 22 years since it was opened for satellite communications, Ku Band has become an essential part of the radio spectrum. Today, there are systems in place that provide video and data distribution for internet access, television news gathering, home radio and television programming, in-flight Wi-Fi and cellphone networks, plus high capacity data networks for commercial and government applications.

Achieving Accurate RF and Microwave Power Measurements for Satellite Thermal Vacuum Test

This application note compares the commonly-implemented power measurement test setups for TVAC with a new test method that uses TVAC-qualified LAN power sensors. The paper explains how this new test method provides a simplified test setup, and more accurate and reliable microwave power measurements for TVAC testing of satellite equipment.