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NI’s second vector signal transceiver extends innovative software-designed instrumentation platform

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National Instruments Aust & NZ  introduces its second vector signal transceiver, the NI PXIe-5645R built on a software-designed architecture that engineers can modify with LabVIEW to meet their specific needs.
 
The new vector signal transceiver adds a high-performance, differential or single-ended I/Q interface to test both the RF and baseband signals of a device with a single instrument for faster test times using the latest PC and FPGA technologies.
 
Engineers can use NI LabVIEW system design software to transform the vector signal transceiver into a new instrument or enhance its existing functionality. The new VST module adds baseband I/Q capabilities to increase test coverage for RF transceiver tests.

According to Jin Bains, NI vice president of RF R&D, the software-designed architecture of the new NI PXIe-5645R vector signal transceiver provides users with unprecedented flexibility for applications such as RF transceiver baseband test.
 
Key features of NI PXIe-5645R vector signal transceivers:

  • 65 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range, 80 MHz instantaneous bandwidth and 24 channels of high-speed digital I/Q
  • Baseband I/Q interface with 16-bit data sampled at 120 MS/s with up to 80 MHz of complex bandwidth, configurable as differential or single ended
  • Open, programmable FPGA that engineers can customise to add user-defined functionality
  • Users can download prebuilt and modifiable IP for common applications on the NI website

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