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5G Hybrid Beamforming Design

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5G systems will deploy large scale antenna arrays and massive MIMO techniques to boost system capacity. Among MIMO techniques considered for 5G systems, hybrid beamforming has emerged as a scalable and economical choice. In this webinar, we cover elements of an end-to-end 5G hybrid beamforming design, that include:

  • 5G waveform generation
  • Channel modeling and spatial multiplexing and precoding
  • Antenna arrays design and visualization
  • Approach to hybrid beamforming
  • Design of RF front end and matching networks

PCIe® 5.0 SerDes Test and Analysis

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PCIe 5.0 operates at 32 GT/s with NRZ signaling, a huge challenge. With 36 dB of loss, CTLE and DFE at the receiver coordinate with Transmitter FFE—called “link training”—to open eye diagrams 10 mV. This paper describes the technology and guides you through the crucial SerDes tests 

How to Leverage Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) in AWS Investigations

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Adding EDR capabilities into your AWS (Amazon Web Services) environment can inform investigations and provide actionable details for remediation. Attend this webinar to discover how to unpack and leverage the telemetry provided by endpoint security solutions using MITRE Cloud examples, such as Exploit Public-Facing Application (T1190) and Data Transfer to Cloud Account (T1537) by examining process trees. You will also find out how these solutions can help identify who has vulnerable software or configurations on their systems by leveraging indicators of compromise (IOC) to pinpoint the depth and breadth of malware (MD5).

Keysight Wave Giveaway 2020

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Join us for Wave 2020, a unique Keysight event featuring >100 test gear giveaways and tips & tricks designed to make you an engineering legend. Enter for your chance to win Keysight equipment, including oscilloscopes, power analyzers, digital multimeters, vector network analyzers, and more. You won’t want to miss a minute of this event – or your chance to score free test gear.

RF Test Gear Giveaway

Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing for Power Electronics Control Design

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Learn the key considerations and get practical tips for conducting power electronics control hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing using Simulink® and Speedgoat real-time target machines.

Download this white paper to learn how to:

  • Select appropriate model fidelity
  • Account for processor and I/O latency
  • Choose between CPU and FPGA for real-time simulation
  • Consider power HIL
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Gate Drive Measurement Considerations

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One of the primary purposes of a gate driver is to enable power switches to turn on and off faster, improving rise and fall times. Faster switching enables higher efficiency and higher power density, reducing losses in the power stage associated with high slew rates. However, as slew rates increase, so do measurement and characterization uncertainty. 

Effective measurement and characterization considerations must account for: ► Proper gate driver design – Accurate timing (propagation delay in regard to skew, PWD, jitter) – Controllable gate rise and fall times  – Robustness against noise sources (input glitches and CMTI) ► Minimized noise coupling ► Minimized parasitic inductance

The trend for silicon based power designs over wide bandgap power designs makes measurement and characterization a greater challenge. High slew rates in SiC and GaN devices present  designers with hazards such as large overshoots and ringing, and potentially large  unwanted voltage transients that can cause spurious switching of the MOSFETs.

Your Guide to Sprinting Across the 5G Finish Line First.

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5G introduces test challenges related to massive MIMO, mmWave frequencies, and over-the-air (OTA) test. Successfully overcoming these challenges is the only way to reach 5G commercialization before the competition.

In Keysight’s latest eBook, Making 5G Work, you will learn:

  • 5 strategies to accelerate 5G designs
  • 4 insights to ace conformance testing
  • 3 ways to speed up carrier acceptance test for your device
  • 4 techniques that reduce 5G manufacturing test times and costs
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Test of Complex Autonomous Vehicle Designs

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Autonomous vehicles (AV) combine multiple sensors, computers and communication technology to make driving safer and improve the driver’s experience. Learn about design and test of complex sensor and communication technologies being built into AVs from our white paper and posters.

Key points covered in our AV resources:

  • Comparison of dedicated short-range communications and C-V2X technologies
  • Definition of AV Levels 0 to 5
  • Snapshot of radar technology from 24 to 77 GHz
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Breaking Down Barriers in FPGA Engineering Speeds up Development

Post Syndicated from Digilent original https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/networks/breaking-down-barriers-in-fpga-engineering-speeds-up-development

It’s hard to reinvent the wheel—they’re round and they spin. But you can make them more efficient, faster, and easier for anyone to use. This is essentially what Digilent Inc. has done with its new Eclypse Z7 Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) board. The Eclypse Z7 represents the first host board of Digilent’s new Eclyspe platform that aims at increasing productivity and accelerating FPGA system design.

To accomplish this, Digilent has taken the design and development of FPGAs out of the silo restricted to highly specialized digital design engineers or embedded systems engineers and opened it up to a much broader group of people that have knowledge of common programming languages, like C and C++. Additional languages like Python and LabVIEW are expected to be supported in future updates.

FPGAs have been a key tool for engineers to tailor a circuit board exactly the way it is needed to be for a particular application. To program these FPGAs specialized development tools are needed. Typically, the tool chain used for Xilinx FPGAs is a programming environment known as Vivado, provided by Xilinx, one of the original developers of FPGAs.

“FPGA development environments like Vivado really require a very niche understanding and knowledge,” said Steve Johnson, president of Digilent. “As a result, they are relegated to a pretty small cadre of engineers.”

Johnson added, “Our intent with the Eclypse Z7 is to empower a much larger number of engineers and even scientists so that they can harness the power of these FPGAs and Systems on a Chip (SoCs), which typically would be out of their reach. We want to broaden the customer base and empower a much larger group of people.”

Digilent didn’t just target relatively easy SoC chip devices. Instead, the company jumped into the deep end of the FPGA pool and focused on the development of a Zynq 7020 FPGA SoC from Xilinx, which has a fairly complex combination of a dual-core ARM processor with an FPGA fabric. This complex part presents even more of challenge for most engineers.

To overcome this complexity, Johnson explains that they essentially abstracted the complexity out of the system level development of Input/Output (I/O) modules by incorporating a software layer and FPGA “blocks” that serve as a kind of driver.

“You can almost think of it as when you plug a printer into a computer, you don’t need to know all of the details of how that printer works,” explained Johnson. “We’re essentially providing a low-level driver for each of these I/O modules so that someone can just plug it in.”

With this capability, a user can configure an I/O device that they just plugged in and start acquiring data from it, according to Johnson. Typically, this would require weeks of work involving the pouring over of data sheets and understanding the registers of the devices that you’ve plugged in. You would need to learn how to communicate with that device at a very low-level so that it was properly configured to move data back and forth. With the new Eclypse Z7 all of that trouble has been taken off the table.

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Beyond the software element of the new platform, there’s a focus on high-speed analog and digital I/O. This focus is partly due to Digilent’s alignment with its parent company—National Instruments—and its focus around automated measurements. This high-speed analog and digital I/O is expected to be a key feature for applications where FPGAs and SoCs are really powerful: Edge Computing. 

In these Edge Computing environments, such as in predictive maintenance, you need analog inputs to be able to do vibration or signal monitoring applications. In these types of applications you need high-speed analog inputs and outputs and a lot of processing power near the sensor.

The capabilities of these FPGA and SoC devices in Edge Computing could lead to applying machine learning or artificial intelligence to these devices, ushering in a convergence between two important trends – Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) that’s coming to be known as the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT), according to Johnson.

Currently, the FPGA and SoC platforms used in these devices can take advantage of 4G networks to enable Edge devices like those envisioned in AIoT scenarios. But this capability will be greatly enhanced when 5G networks are mature. At that time, Johnson envisions you’ll just have a 5G module that you can plug into a USB or miniPCIe port on an Edge device.

“These SoCs—these ARM processors with the FPGAs attached to them—are exactly the right kind of architecture to do this low-power, small form factor, Edge Computing,” said Johnson. “The analog input that we’re focusing on is intended to both sense the real world and then process and deliver that information. So they’re meant exactly for that kind of application.”

This move by Digilent to empower a greater spectrum of engineers and scientists is in line with their overall aim of helping customers create, prototype and develop small, embedded systems—whether they are medical devices or edge computing devices.

Improving Codec Execution With ARM Cortex-M Processors

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Digital Signal Processing (DSP) has traditionally required the use of an expensive dedicated DSP processor. While solutions have been implemented in microcontrollers using fixed-point math libraries for decades, this does require software libraries that can use more processing cycles than a processor capable of executing DSP instructions.

In this paper, we will explore how we can speed up DSP codecs using the DSP extensions built-in to the Arm Cortex-M processors.

You will learn:

  • The technology trends moving data processing to the edge of the network to enable more compute performance
  • What are the DSP extensions on the Arm Cortex-M processors and the benefits they bring, including cost savings and decreased system-level complexity
  • How to convert analog circuits to software using modeling software such as MathWorks MATLAB or Advanced Solutions Nederlands (ASN) filter designer
  • How to utilize the floating-point unit (FPU) with Cortex-M to improve performance
  • How to use the open-source CMSIS-DSP software library to create IIR and FIR filters in addition to calculating a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)
  • How to implement the IIR filter that utilizes CMSIS-DSP using the Advanced Solutions Nederlands (ASN) designer

Monitoring Your Network with Time Series

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Networks play a fundamental role in the adoption and growth of Internet applications. Penetrating enterprises, homes, factories, and even cities, networks sustain modern society. In this webinar, Daniella Pontes of InfluxData will explore the flexibility and potential use cases of open source and time series databases.

In this webinar you will:

-Learn how to use a time series database platform to monitor your network

-Understand the value of using open source tools

-Gain insight into what key aspects of network monitoring you should focus on

How to Leverage a CASB for Your AWS Environment

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With the rapid rate of enterprises moving toward cloud providers, security organizations are seeking out methods to implement security controls. Attendees of this webinar will discover how to take advantage of the convenience of cloud access security brokers (CASBs) to integrate modern technologies and secure their AWS footprint with a suite of capabilities.

Attendees will learn to:

  • How a CASB can help make sense of auditing data
  • How a CASB can provide data protection and storage security
  • What common features of CASBs can be leveraged to secure AWS deployments

This Gift Will Help Your Aspiring Engineer Learn Technology

Post Syndicated from Creation Crate original https://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/tools-toys/this-gift-will-help-your-aspiring-engineer-learn-technology

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Think back to when you were a young and an eager beginner in technology. Remember the first time you took apart your first PC, wrote your first line of code, learned how to hack Doom. The easiest way to learn technology was (and is) by being hands-on.

 

“Hands-on learning is 15X more effective than passive learning (ie. lectures).”

 

Learning Technology Today

Getting started in technology can be intimidating. If you want to learn technology these days, there aren’t many great options.

 

Online Courses

Since these are purely digital, you don’t get the hands-on experience of building electronics. These often end up being just coding lessons.

 

Schools?

Most schools don’t even offer electronics and programming in their curriculum. Even fewer engage students in hands-on learning. If you’re lucky, you might find a school that has an afterschool program led by a passionate STEM educator.

 

“There are nearly 500,000 open Computing jobs in the U.S. alone.”

 

Educational Hands-on Products

You can find some hands-on projects that use block code and snap-on parts, but these are often oversimplified to the point that you don’t even learn the fundamentals. When you remove the potential of making mistakes, you lose the connection to how things work in the real world.

 

What happened to the good ole days of getting your hands dirty with real hardware and programming?

 

The truth is, people learn best by doing.

 

That’s why we created Creation Crate, a tech subscription box that prepares learners for the jobs of the future by teaching them how to build awesome DIY electronic projects!

 

 

Here are 5 reasons why Creation Crate is the perfect gift for your aspiring engineer!

 

  1. An Educational Hands-on learning curriculum

Would you rather build your own bluetooth speaker, or read a textbook on electronics? Hands-on learning is not only more engaging, but fun too. Learning shouldn’t be a chore, and Creation Crate makes sure of that.

 

Creation Crate combines hands-on learning with educational electronics courses to teach electronics, circuits, coding, critical thinking, problem solving, and more!

 

“I am majoring in STEM (physics and computer science double-major), and I ordered this mainly for the purpose of tinkering and expanding my computer engineering knowledge through independent projects, and even for me, this bundle ended up being incredibly handy and interesting. Thank you guys, and good luck in the future!” – Roman F.

  1. Introduces real-world hardware

If there was ever a time to be an aspiring engineer, it’s now! The cost of components is a fraction of what it was ten years ago. Anyone can get access to the hardware and software used in everyday tech careers.

 

So why settle for anything but the real thing? 

 

With Creation Crate, everything necessary is delivered in a kit to your door. Kits include all the components needed to build your project. You will also find access to an online classroom with detailed step-by-step video tutorials. 

 

Each project uses an Uno R3 (Arduino-compatible) Microcontroller, a small programmable computer that acts as the brain of the project. 

 

They’ll also learn how to use components like a Breadboard, Ultrasonic Sensor, LED Matrix, 7-Segment Display, Accelerometer, Distance, Pressure, Temperature, & Humidity  Sensors, LCD Screen, Keypad, Microphone Module, Resistors, Servo Motors, Motor Driver Board, and more!

 

  1. Teaches popular programming languages

Learning how to program is a tedious but rewarding process. Most engineering careers in technology require an understanding of programming languages like Java, C++, Python, Ruby, and others. 

 

With Creation Crate, students will learn how to write their own computer programs in the Arduino language (C/C++) to make their projects come to life!

 

Each project will introduce different lessons in programming C++. Here are a few examples of what they’ll learn:

 

  • What are Comments and Variables?

  • Randomizing Outputs

  • Arrays and Functions

  • Detecting variable input values

  • If/Else statements

 

  1. Challenging projects

As your aspiring engineer progresses through the curriculum, they’ll learn how to build and program electronic projects that become more challenging as they learn new lessons. They’ll learn how to build things like…

 

  • A color-changing mood lamp that activates when the lights are off

  • An optical theremin that let you create music simply by waving your hands

  • A Bluetooth speaker that plays music from your phone

  • A rover bot that avoids obstacles and follows lines

By the end of the curriculum, they’ll have more hands-on learning experience in hardware and programming than many students receive in a four year degree!

 

“Creation Crate fills a void that has existed in the Tech Subscription box world. Most kits are aimed at the very young or adults with extra income. Creation Crate is affordable and challenges tweens and teens (and at least one adult!). I especially appreciate the manner in which the project challenges build from month to month.” – Justin D.

  1. Great family activity

Family activities create everlasting memories. The key to a great family activity is to do something that everyone enjoys and is interested in.

 

Unlike every other “learn electronics kit” out there, this isn’t just for kids and teens. Even adults will find the projects fun and challenging! That’s why Creation Crate makes the perfect family activity for parents looking to spend more quality time with their child.

 

“By high school, a child will have used up 90% of in-person parent time” – Tim Urban (Author Wait But Why)

 

Unpack Their Potential

Americans spend almost $13 billion on unwanted presents each year. Why not gift something that’s not only fun, but will help develop a lifelong skill?

 

Gift a  Creation Crate  subscription today and help someone realize their potential!

Simulating Radar Signals for Meaningful Radar Warning Receiver Tests

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Testing state-of-the-art radar warning equipment with adequate RF and microwave signals is a challenging task for radar engineers. Generating test signals in a lab that are similar to a real-life RF environment is considered a supreme discipline when evaluating advanced radars. A scenario for testing radar-warning receivers (RWR) can easily contain many highly mobile emitters that are capable of mode changes, many interfering signals, and a moving multi-channel receiver. Today, there are intuitive and easy-to-use software tools available that take a lot of work off the hands of radar engineers.

In this seminar, you will learn how to:

  • Create radar scenarios ranging from simple pulses to the most demanding emitter scenarios using PC software
  • Generate complex radar signals with off-the-shelf vector signal generators
  • Increase flexibility during radar simulation by streaming pulse descriptor words (PDW)

Instrument Innovations for mmWave Test

Post Syndicated from National Instruments original https://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/wireless/instrument-innovations-for-mmwave-test

Implementing a validation or production test strategy for new wireless standards is difficult. It is made even harder by the constant increase in complexity in new wireless standards and technologies like 5G New Radio (NR). This includes wider and more complex waveforms, an exponential increase in test points, and restrictive link budgets that require technologies like beamforming and phased-array antennas. To help you address these challenges, NI introduced the PXIe-5831 millimeter wave (mmWave) vector signal transceiver (VST), which delivers high-speed, high-quality measurements in an architecture that can adapt to the needs of the device under test (DUT) even as those needs are changing. This PXI Vector Signal Transceiver (VST) shortens the time you need to bring up new test assets by simplifying complex measurement requirements and the instrumentation you need to test them.

An Extension of the VST Architecture

At its core, the VST combines a high-bandwidth vector signal generator, vector signal analyzer, high-speed digital interface, and a user-programmable FPGA onto a single PXI instrument. The mmWave VST (PXIe-5831) extends the VST architecture with innovations focused on addressing the increasing complexity—and uncertainty—of wireless standards, protocols, and technologies.

mmWave Radio Heads with Integrated Switching

Frequency conversion to and from mmWave is performed in a radio head that is cabled to the PXI-based IF subsystem, extending frequency coverage up to 44 GHz for the PXIe-5831 mmWave VST. Each mmWave VST IF subsystem can support up to two radio heads, which come in three configurations—2-, 9-, and 16-port—to adapt to the needs of the DUT. The additional ports are created with a switch network that is integrated in the calibration routines of the instrument, so performance specifications are accurate all the way to the test ports. The following is an example test configuration that shows how the mmWave radio heads can map to potentially high-port requirements for a multiband TX/TX RF front-end module:

Performing the final conversion stage in a remote head provides additional flexibility in the physical configuration of a tester or test cell as well. You can position the radio heads nearer to the DUTs and alleviate long high-frequency cable runs and the associated losses in power and signal quality. Losses at intermediate frequencies (IFs) can be significantly less than those at mmWave, so shifting power delivery requirements to the lower frequencies means more power where it matters: at the mmWave test ports. Consider the following example comparing a three-meter cable run for a +23 dBm instrument versus a one-meter IF and two-meter mmWave cable .run for a +17 dBm instrument like the mmWave VST:

Multiband Coverage with IF and mmWave Test Ports

mmWave RFICs extend the RF signal chains of today’s designs with additional steps for frequency conversion, beamforming, and phased-array radiation. An ideal test approach needs to be able to map to these test points with enough flexibility to adapt as designs and requirements evolve while being able to scale in speed and cost to meet volume demands.

To provide the flexibility to adapt to the varying requirements of each step in the signal chain, the mmWave VST features bidirectional test ports for both intermediate and mmWave frequencies. Bidirectional test ports eliminate the need for additional signal conditioning and switching outside the instrument and further improve measurement quality while reducing overall system complexity.

The mmWave VST includes two IF test ports that can be used independently or in conjunction with the mmWave radio heads. These ports provide frequency coverage up to 21 GHz and offer a direct interface for multifrequency devices like frequency up/downconverters or beamformer ICs with built-in frequency conversion. These ports mean the mmWave VST can directly interface with multiband devices without additional instrumentation or external signal conditioning.

High Performance for Design Characterization

1 GHz of Instantaneous Bandwidth

From next-generation wireless technologies like 5G and 802.11ax to advanced aerospace and defense applications like radar test and spectrum monitoring, the demand for wider signal bandwidth to achieve higher peak data rates is growing. Leveraging fast sampling, high-linearity digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), and wideband internal calibration mechanisms, the mmWave VST offers 1 GHz of instantaneous RF bandwidth with excellent measurement accuracy.

With the high instantaneous bandwidth and calibrated front ends of NI VSTs, you can effectively deploy them for demanding applications such as radar target simulation, multicarrier aggregation, digital predistortion (DPD) algorithm implementations, 5G prototyping, and real-time spectrum analysis. Additionally, mmWave VSTs incorporate patented algorithms for amplitude and phase correction for high absolute amplitude accuracy and low deviation from linear phase across the span of their wide instantaneous bandwidth. 

Error Vector Magnitude Measurement Performance

The VST uses advanced, patented IQ calibration techniques to deliver best-in-class error vector magnitude (EVM) performance for wideband signals. A critical component of next-generation wireless devices is even more stringent EVM performance requirements over increasing bandwidths. With higher order modulation schemes and wideband multicarrier signal configurations, the RF front ends of today’s wireless devices require better linearity and phase noise to deliver the required modulation performance. Consequently, test instrumentation for wireless device test must deliver even more accurate RF performance.

If you have demanding EVM performance requirements, the modular design of PXI instruments provides you with the ability to improve on the VST’s native performance even further. Using the PXI external local oscillator (LO), you can achieve EVM performance better than -40 dB with your systems based on the mmWave VST.

Phase-Coherent Synchronization

The modular mmWave VST architecture and the PXI platform together provide synchronization and scaling capabilities for multichannel measurements that require phase coherence. You can achieve nanosecond synchronization between two mmWave VSTs out of the box for applications like dual polarization antenna over-the-air test:

You can extend the same level of synchronization to multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) test systems. The modern communications standards, such as 802.11ax, LTE Advanced Pro, and 5G, are using MIMO schemes for many antennas on a single device to provide a combination of either higher data rates through more spatial streams or more robust communications through beamforming. Not surprisingly, MIMO technology adds significant design and test complexity. It not only increases the number of ports on a device but also introduces multichannel synchronization requirements. With the compact footprint of the PXI mmWave VST, you can synchronize up to three PXIe-5831 VSTs in a single 18-slot PXI chassis. You can further expand your systems using MXI to integrate additional chassis as one PXI system.

Like a single instrument, you can synchronize each VST in a completely phase-coherent manner. In hardware, a VST can import or export the LO so that all modules can share a common LO. In software, you can use NI’s patented T-Clock (T-Clk) technology to easily synchronize multiple instruments using the NI T-Clk API.

Speed and Scalability for Production Test

In production test environments especially, device throughput and test time directly impact business success. The mmWave VST’s architecture of hardware and software is optimized for measurement speed without sacrificing measurement performance.

Multi-Instrument Integration with the PXI Platform

Most RF test applications require additional I/O beyond RF or baseband waveform generation and analysis. This may include a power supply or source measure unit (SMU), a pattern-based digital device for control, or a digital multimeter (DMM). As part of the PXI platform, the mmWave VST shares the same foundational resources with any PXI instrument from NI to streamline test program creation, simplify triggering and synchronization, and maximize measurement speed. You can use the same T-Clock technology that you use to synchronize multiple VSTs to synchronize other instruments and create a unified automated test and automated measurement solution.

Native, Speed-Optimized Driver for Common Test Development Languages

The mmWave VST is configured and controlled by RFmx application software. RFmx provides an intuitive programming API that offers both ease of use and advanced measurement configuration for generic RF and standard-specific measurements. It features a highly optimized API to perform tasks ranging from RF spectral measurements, including channel power, adjacent channel power, and power spectrum, to measurements on digital and analog modulated signals. You can also use it to automate your programs with standard-based measurements for 5G NR, LTE Advanced Pro, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, and more.

The image above illustrates a 5G NR compliant channel power measurement using an RFmx LabVIEW and .NET example with just a few function calls. You can get started with one of more than 100 example programs in C, .NET, and LabVIEW that are designed to make instrument automation straightforward. The NI-RFmx API includes high-level parameters that intelligently optimize instrument settings to help you achieve the highest quality measurements with the fewest software calls. Additionally, NI-RFmx has features that vastly simplify the software complexity of multimeasurement parallelism and multi-DUT measurements. You can achieve industry-leading measurement speeds using the latest processor technologies and easy-to-program multithreaded measurements for test time reduction.

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