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Signal Generators and Analyzers offer IEEE 802.11ac capability.
Press Release Summary:
July 3, 2012 - Featuring 200 MHz bandwidth, SGD RF Digital Signal Generators and SVA Vector Signal Analyzers offer 802.11ac capability, suitable for engineers in WLAN research, design, and manufacturing. Systems provide level and frequency settling times of 100 µs and low phase noise performance of -135 dB/Hz at 1 GHz, 20 kHz offset. Combining 2 instruments within 19 in. width, S-Series allows both transmit and receive functions. Using Aerolock(TM), instruments can be locked together to build complex test set-ups.
Original Press Release
Aeroflex Adds WLAN 802.11ac Signal Generation and Analysis Capability to S-Series Product Line
Press release date: June 19, 2012
SGD's comprehensive WLAN signal generation suite is now updated for 802.11ac, supporting bandwidths of 20, 40, 80, 80+80 and 160 MHz and up to 8 spatial streams. Using an embedded version of Aeroflex's IQCreator® waveform creation software, 802.11ac waveforms are quickly created and played from within the signal generator. Modulation schemes up to 256QAM are supported with excellent residual EVM (Error Vector Magnitude) to help customers pinpoint the exact nature of their signal degradation and identify the source of the problem. Testing 256QAM modulation demands lower EVM within the test system. To achieve the best possible EVM, Aeroflex created a new type of factory calibration to maintain its orthogonality (the 90 degree relationship between I and Q) as the baseband frequency increases. Aeroflex's calibration mechanism creates an effective digital filter that pre-distorts the baseband signal before it is applied to the IQ modulator. This new method gives the SGD its 200 MHz of factory-calibrated signal bandwidth and enables testing of the very latest wireless devices. WLAN analysis with the SVA vector signal analyzer
The SVA offers high linearity, low noise, excellent level accuracy, and includes a built-in spectrum analyzer. The SVA's comprehensive WLAN Measurement Suite with 802.11ac capability includes measurement tools enabling analysis of WLAN OFDM, DSSS, and DSSS-OFDM RF signal characteristics in accordance with IEEE 802.11a, b, g, n, and ac. In addition to support for 802.11ac, generic measurement capabilities are included as standard, and a range of optional modulation analysis suites extend measurement support to a wide variety of communications standards within the same application framework. Measurement capabilities include power, spectrum, and modulation analysis with results displayed in two user-configurable windows. A variety of trace and text displays are available for each communication standard, permitting close examination of signal parameters and performance. When used synchronously with the SGD, stimulus and response component measurements or complete transceiver characterization are accomplished with ease. Price and availability
The SGD RF digital signal generator family includes: SGD-3 (up to 3 GHz) and the SGD-6 (up to 6 GHz). The SVA vector signal analyzer family includes the SVA-6 (up to 6 GHz) and the SVA-13 (up to 13 GHz). SGD Option 119 and SVA Option 110 are available for order with delivery in 8 weeks. IQCreator software supporting 802.11ac comes embedded in the SGD. For more information and pricing, contact your local Aeroflex sales office by visiting or calling Aeroflex Sales at (800) 835-2352 or firstname.lastname@example.org. About Aeroflex
Aeroflex Incorporated is a leading global provider of high performance microelectronic components and test and measurement equipment used by companies in the space, avionics, defense, commercial wireless communications, medical and other markets.