The NI PXI solution for power amplifier (PA) test integrates a variety of mixed-signal, high-performance instruments to meet the demanding requirements for fast and precise PA test in validation and production environments. The solution features the latest NI PXI instruments including the NI PXIe-5665 14 GHz vector signal analyzer; the NI PXIe-6556 digital per-pin parametric measurement unit (PPMU); the NI PXIe-4154 battery simulator; and the NI PXIe-5186 12.5 GS/s, 5 GHz digitizer. With these PXI-based modular instruments, you can perform a wide variety of PA tests and measurements such as power versus time (PVT), error vector magnitude (EVM), adjacent channel leakage ratio (ACLR), current leakage, harmonics, and open-shorts tests.
The solution builds on the advantages of the PXI platform, including its advanced timing and synchronization capabilities, which make it possible for you to share triggers and clocks between instruments. Such features, combined with the solution’s high-speed PXI Express bus, result in test speeds that are up to 10 times faster than traditional box solutions.
National Instruments also provides software to address the wide variety of RF standards including GSM/EDGE, WCDMA, LTE, WLAN, ZigBee, and Bluetooth.