Understanding mechanical tolerances, coaxial design details and connector materials used in cable assemblies helps
produce communications equipment with the lowest levels of passive intermodulation (PIM).
This paper discusses the setup details for the demo shown in this video Head to Head: NI 5665 vs. Traditional Boxed Instruments. The demo compares the performance and speed of the NI PXIe-5665 with the Agilent PXA. Rather than comparing the datasheet specifications of both instruments, this video compares the two instruments while performing real- world test scenarios.
RF laterally diffused MOS (LDMOS) is currently the dominant device technology used in high-power RF power amplifier (PA) applications for frequencies ranging from 1 MHz to greater than 3.5 GHz. This paper will include device and design considerations that specifically target enhancing ruggedness performance. The features of the products using this platform will also be presented.
Considered problem is the reading of multiple RFID tags in the region of space, which is bounded by metal walls and has resonant radio-engineering properties. Obtained results show that it is possible to get reliable automated monitoring of items with tags by forming of a local electromagnetic field (EMF) with the help of slow-wave structures (SWS).
When designing a high performance data acquisition system, a significant decision is what chassis form factor to use. A rackmount 19 inch chassis comes to mind as a good generic solution, and the PXIe version seems like a good candidate as it is standardized, reasonably priced, and available from multiple vendors. The only significant concern is that native PXI/PXIe modules are generally aimed at the testing market, which means they tend to have lower throughput, with less processing power than needed in high performance data acquisition systems.
The test process for complete wireless systems, subsystems, and components is very complex. Ensuring successful testing from design optimization, troubleshooting, and validation through wireless standards compliance, in a way that is time- and cost-efficient, requires a comprehensive test approach. Download this application article plus 3 others in the latest edition of the Keysight Application Solution Guide.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.