National Instruments is exhibiting at European Microwave Week 2015, September 8–10 in Paris, featuring new LabVIEW FPGA programmable products for RF and microwave applications. NI will be showcasing a variety of new products and technologies at booth E112, including:
- Advanced products for spectrum monitoring and electronic warfare using the new NI controller for FlexRIO and PXIe-5668R 26.5GHz RF signal analyser – the industry’s widest bandwidth real-time spectrum analyser
- A 5G demonstration highlighting LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite and GFDM waveform technology
- High-volume, parallel wireless production test using NI’s new Wireless Test System (WTS)
Each of these applications requires consuming, processing and storing huge amounts of analogue data, and is part of the Big Analog Data challenge. In electronic warfare applications, engineers are designing systems to acquire, analyse, and sometimes generate gigabytes in real time. Similarly, with 5G prototyping, systems are required to aggregate and process huge amounts of data from multiple antennas in order to achieve gigabits per second of data throughput. The NI platform addresses these challenges by utilising signal-processing tools such as FPGAs and multi-core CPUs through the abstraction capabilities of graphical system design software such as LabVIEW.
In addition to the technical demonstrations in the exhibition at European Microwave Week, NI will also be hosting the second annual RF and Microwave PA Forum, focusing on the device technologies, characterisation, modelling and end-use applications of RF and microwave power amplifiers (PAs). NI will also be presenting a number of MicroApps papers on topics such as phased-array radar systems, millimetre-wave product design and pulsed power measurements.
For more information about NI at European Microwave Week 2015, please visit france.ni.com/eumw.