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PXI vector network analyser cuts costs for manufacturers

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PXI vector network analyser cuts costs for manufacturers National Instruments is announcing the NI PXIe-5632 VNA, optimised to help engineers meet increasingly complex RF test requirements at a fraction of the cost, size and time compared with traditional rack-and-stack systems. The new PXIe VNA is built on an innovative dual-source architecture with frequency range covering 300kHz to 8.5GHz, independently tuned sources and source access loops to cover a diverse set of measurement applications

The NI vector network analyser (VNA) reduces the cost of test through fast automated measurements, a feature-rich instrument architecture and simplified test system development. A new NI PXI Express module integrates advanced VNA measurement capabilities to complete PXI-based test systems incorporating precision DC, high-speed analogue and digital measurements, and more.

Jin Bains, Vice President of RF Research and Development at National Instruments, says: “NI continues its strong investment in RF and microwave instrumentation expanding the adoption of PXI into high-end applications. The extensive feature set of the NI PXIe-5632 VNA significantly reduces the cost of network measurements, especially in high-volume automated test applications that require highly accurate measurements, a fast measurement speed and a small footprint.”

Product features

  • Two-port, 3-slot PXI Express VNA with frequency coverage from 300 kHz to 8.5 GHz
  • Wide power range from -30dBm to +15dBm settable in 0.01dB steps for measuring compression and s-parameters of active devices
  • Dual-source architecture with source access loops for pulsed S-parameter measurements and extended source power range
  • Frequency offset capability using independently tuned sources for measuring frequency translation devices and hot S-parameters
  • Industry-leading programming interface for NI LabVIEW, ANSI C and .NET for simplified programming and fast test development times while maintaining RF measurement quality

Readers can visit www.ni.com/vna to learn more about the NI PXIe-5632 vector network analyser.

29 October 2012

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