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Publication Date: 02/1/2010
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Aeroflex Intros Vector Analyzer Generator
Vector analyzer-generator.
Plainview, NY — Aeroflex has launched its 7000 Series Vector Analyzer Generator (VAG), a single, fully integrated RF parametric test system for RF test of wireless components and subsystems. The new generator series combines both vector signal generation and vector signal analysis in a single box, providing an integrated approach to measurements for complex wireless standards, including LTE.

The instrument has an intuitive touch-screen user interface that simplifies wireless testing. Its modular, software-defined functionality provides a flexible, "future-proof" platform for advanced wireless technologies, including LTE, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 3G/HSPA, and WLAN.

Engineers developing RF and baseband products for wireless broadband components and cellular handsets will appreciate the increased productivity and potential for reduced time-to-market offered by the 7000 Series VAG. These benefits will provide a particular advantage to engineers working on components and modules for LTE, because of the impending deadlines for network rollouts during the next few months.

Two signal generators can be integrated for intermodulation and other key tests.

Because both signal generation and analysis are integrated into the same instrument, the unit dispenses with the need to buy and operate a separate signal generator and analyzer independently. The platform also supports two independent signal generators, allowing it to be used for receiver sensitivity and blocking measurements, MIMO simulation, and intermodulation testing of amplifiers, mixers, and other wireless components.

The system's operating frequency range is 1 to 6GHz, with a 90MHz bandwidth for both generation and analysis, which together allow it to support multiple cellular and wireless broadband standards. Broader analysis bandwidths can also be addressed by intelligent "stitching" of the spectrum.

Both the built-in signal generator and the optional second generator have a typical phase noise level of -115dBc/Hz at 20kHz offset from a 2GHz carrier — equivalent to the performance of the best standalone signal generators. The vector signal generator includes a library of standard waveforms emulating all the popular cellular wireless standards, as well as an internal 2GB arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) with an intuitive waveform generation package that enables user-specific waveforms to be developed and played back. In addition, user-generated waveforms from Matlab and similar packages may be entered and stored on the instrument for use in the AWG.

Contact: Aeroflex Incorporated, P.O. Box 6022, Plainview, NY 11803-0622 800-835-2352 or 800-843-1553 or 516-694-6700 fax: 516-694-0658 E-mail: Web:

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