Second vector signal transceiver for instrumentation platform

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Second vector signal transceiver for instrumentation platformNational Instruments is announcing its second vector signal transceiver, the NI PXIe-5645R, which is 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.

Jin Bains, NI Vice President of RF R&D, says: “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.”

NI is offering an I/Q interface on new vector signal transceiver (VST) instruments, which combine a vector signal generator and a vector signal analyser with a user-programmable FPGA for real-time signal processing and control. Engineers can use NI LabVIEW system design software to transform the VST 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 test.

Product features

  • 65MHz to 6GHz frequency range, 80MHz 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 80MHz 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 the most common applications at

For further information about the NI PXIe-5645R, go to the product page at, or view a case study at

26 February 2013

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