What Is a PXI Vector Signal Transceiver?

The PXI Vector Signal Transceiver (VST) combines an RF and baseband vector signal analyzer and generator with a user-programmable FPGA and high-speed serial and parallel digital interfaces for real-time signal processing and control from baseband to mmWave.

Measure from Baseband to mmWave

The baseband VST tightly synchronizes with the RF VST to sub-nanosecond accuracy to offer a complete solution for RF and baseband I/Q test. The mmWave VST extends frequency coverage to support mmWave 5G and RADAR prototyping applications.

Test High Frequency and Wide Instantaneous Bandwidth

With frequency coverage from baseband to mmWave and up to 2 GHz instantaneous bandwidth, VSTs are ideally suited for carrier aggregation, digital predistortion, and radar testing.

Perform Fast and Accurate EVM Measurements

The combination of low phase noise, high linearity, and patented IQ calibration enables VSTs to achieve best-in-class EVM performance with higher order modulation schemes.

Optimize RF Front-End Validation

Easy-to-use and customizable DPD algorithms and up to 2 GHz of instantaneous RF bandwidth enables quick and easy implementation of DPD in RFIC characterization.

Perform Pulse Analysis on ESA

The Electronically Scanned Array (ESA) characterization reference architecture’s IP library and VST allow characterization of power amplifiers and transmit/receive modules.

Perform Satellite Link Emulation

The Satellite Link Emulation demo uses our PXI VST 5842 acting as the ground station transmitter and spacecraft receiver. Our LabVIEW software generates an SOQPSK signal.

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