National Instruments is announcing the NI PXIe-5646R vector signal transceiver with 200MHz of RF bandwidth, making it suitable for testing wireless standards such as IEEE 802.11ac, 160 MHz WLAN and LTE Advanced. Engineers can use the open software design of the vector signal transceiver to develop channel emulation systems, radio prototyping, custom real-time signal processing for spectrum analysis and many other applications.
NI vector signal transceivers combine a vector signal analyser with a vector signal generator and a user-programmable FPGA for real-time signal processing and control. Customers have seen 10 to 100× improvements in test time in applications such as power servoing in power amplifier test by taking advantage of the speed, deterministic processing and inherent parallel architecture of the FPGA.
Built on the NI LabVIEW RIO architecture, the vector signal transceiver combines programming flexibility and the latest RF hardware to revolutionise mobile technologies test. The NI PXIe-5646R offers 200MHz of complex bandwidth via a sample rate of 250 MS/s, which is greater than eight times the data rate for the standard LTE radio frame. This makes the vector signal transceiver suited for design and test techniques such as digital predistortion and envelope tracking.
The NI PXIe-5646R is powered by LabVIEW system design software and provides a platform to simplify modern design and test challenges. For more information about the 200 MHz Vector Signal Transceiver or to view a demo, visit www.ni.com/vst.