RF Lab

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Here is our RF Lab, comprising three work areas:

  • Simulation Desk:  Keysight ADS W2207, SIMetrix SPICE, Matlab/Simulink, MS Office
  • Test Bench:  Keysight vector network analyser, spectrum analyser, signal generators, power meter, noise meter, multiple PSU
  • Prototype Bench:  Hand soldering, hot air reflow, microscope, well-stocked store room, accounts with major distributors

 

Further details of our facilities:


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Keysight ADS W2207BP (2016 version)

  • ADS Core
  • Harmonic Balance
  • Circuit Envelope
  • Transient Convolution
  • Layout
  • Momentum G2
  • Ptolemy

ML

Matlab / Simulink (2012 version)

  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • DSP System Toolbox
  • Communications System Toolbox

SIM

SIMetrix SPICE


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Easy PC by Number One Systems


PSA

Agilent E4443A 3Hz to 6.7GHz PSA Spectrum Analyser

  • Option 226 – Phase noise measurement personality
  • Option B7J – Digital demodulation hardware
  • Option 1DS – RF internal preamplifier

Linked to ADS and Matlab for data analysis and processing


SG

Agilent E4437B 4GHz Signal Generator

  • Option UN8 – I/Q baseband generator
  • Option UND – Dual arbitrary waveform generator

Able to generate 2 tones for IP3 measurements, and standard analog (AM, FM, PM) and digital modulation schemes (GSM, EDGE, DECT, CDMA, QPSK, QAM)

Linked to ADS and Matlab for generation of more modern waveforms (such as LTE, 256QAM, etc) up to 35MHz modulation bandwidth

 


IF

HP 8753C 6GHz Vector Network Analyser with 85047A S-parameter test set

  • Option 006 – 6GHz capability
  • Option 010 – Time domain analysis

PM

IF

HP 437B power meter with HP 8481A power sensor


NS

HP 346A noise source


O

Rigol DS1054Z  50MHz  1GSPS  4-ch digital oscilloscope


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TTi QPL1200 high power PSU


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TTi triple PSU