Engineers can test the latest wireless communication standards faster and more flexibly while reducing the overall cost of testing
National Instruments announces the VECTOR Signal Transceptor (VST) NI PXIe-5646R with 200 MHz RF bandwidth, making it the ideal tool to test the latest wireless communication standards such as IEEE 802.11ac, WLAN 160 MHz and LTE Advanced. Engineers can use the open software design of this hardware to develop track emulation systems, radio prototyping, custom real-time signal processing for spectrum analysis and many other applications.
NI vector signal transceptors combine a vector signal generator and vector signal analyzer with a user-programmable FPGA circuit to provide real-time signal control and processing functions. Users found improvements of 10 to 100 in test time in applications such as power enslavement for power amplifier testing by leveraging the speed, deterministic processing and inherently parallel architecture of the FPGA. Built around NI's LabVIEW RIO architecture, the vector signal transceptor combines the flexibility of programming with the latest RF hardware to revolutionize mobile technology testing. The NI PXIe-5646R offers 200 MHz of complex bandwidth via a sampling frequency of 250 Méch./s, which corresponds to a data transfer speed more than eight times that of a standard LTE radio frame. For all these reasons, the vector signal transceptor is particularly suited to the latest design and testing techniques, such as digital predisposition and envelope tracking.
Ni PXIe-5646R hardware is driven by LabVIEW systems design software and provides the ideal platform to meet the challenges of modern systems design and testing.
Find out more: www.ni.com/vst/f