Vaunix, in IMS2019 Booth 1278, is pleased to announce the recent customization of their RF/microwave, solid-state, portable LMS signal generators to specifically support radar and location applications. The Lab Brick Model LMS-183CX is a high-performance, fast sweeping, digitally tunable RF/microwave test instrument that is USB powered and programmed via PC. The device provides test engineers working on broadband testing of components and systems dependable calibrated power control range of 80 dB, and 100 Hz frequency setting resolution.

LMS-183CX Lab Bricks also offer low harmonic energy and are easily programmed for fixed frequency, linear frequency sweep (unidirectional or bidirectional at rates up to 20 MHz per μs), pulse modulation or chirp modulation. All controls are managed directly from the included graphical user interface (GUI). Alternatively, for users wishing to develop their own interface, Vaunix supplies LabVIEW drivers, Windows API DLL files, Linux drivers, Python examples and much more.

Customized versions of the LMS-183CX Lab Brick signal generator can be specifically designed for unique radar receiver bandwidths with similar high performance features.

Vaunix Lab Bricks and custom wireless network test instruments standardly utilize a native USB HID interface to avoid the difficulties inherent in using older serial or IEEE-488 interfaces when implementing over USB. As a result, RF/microwave and wireless test system designers do not need to install kernel level drivers. This makes set up fast, even with low-cost embedded computers using Linux or similar operating systems.