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Design & Test Integration for Wireless

Accelerate next generation wireless designs with earlier validation

Use the Keysight RF workflow environment as a platform for early design and test of components and systems for emerging communications formats. Achieve earlier validation of power amplifier (PA) and RFIC designs through application-specific solutions using design software combined with test instruments. 

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Solutions for Emerging 4G and WLAN Communication Systems - Application Note 
This “Solutions for Emerging 4G and WLAN Communication Systems” application note explains how making Digital Pre-Distortion fast and practical for all engineers.

Application Note 2013-11-27

SystemVue - System Level Design & Verification Environment - Flyer 
This flyer provides a brief description of the features and benefits provided by SystemVue - EDA software for system level design and verification.

Brochure 2013-07-30

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Microwave Journal Article: Streamlining BER Simulation and Measurement 
Bit Error Rate (BER) remains the ultimate quality metric for all communication systems. Emerging 4G systems like LTE specify throughput rate as a metric for system performance. These 4G systems add intelligence by using adaptive modulation based on channel quality, but under the hood, BER is measured while the modulation is adjusted.

Article 2013-07-12

 
Multichannel Measurements in MIMO 802.11ac Baseband IQ Simulation, Design & Test - Application Note 
This solution brief will show Keysight Technologies' complete, end-to-end solution for multichannel measurements of 802.11ac BBIQ simulation, design and test.

Application Note 2013-04-05

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Using SystemVue for Integrating Wireless PHY Design, Validation, and Test 
Keysight SystemVue integrates system-level design tasks such as DSP modeling and Algorithm development with Validation and Test to create a unique new design flow for communications physical layer.

Application Note 2013-03-28

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Faster Validation with Design and Test Integration - Brochure 
Keysight's RF workflow environment is the comprehensive way to simulate, measure and analyze communications components and systems. This 8pg brochure covers several examples.

Brochure 2013-02-12

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Wideband Digital Pre-Distortion with Keysight SystemVue and PXI Modular Instrument 
Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) is essential for wideband communications systems based on LTE-Advanced and 802.11ac. Overcome DPD challenges with trusted commercial measurement and modeling tools.

Application Note 2012-10-15

Using Analog/RF X-Parameter Models in System-Level Design  
This tutorial video shows how X-parameter* models can be used in SystemVue system-level designs. This unites measured RF components with Baseband DSP and algorithm design in a single top-down design flow.

Demo 2012-08-22

 
Videos for Integrating Design and Test for Wireless 
Examples of Keysight RF workflow environment on YouTube

Demo 2012-08-21

 
Tackling MIMO Design and Test Challenges for 802.11ac WLAN 
This article from Microwave Journal shows how the system engineer can use system simulation to help understand the design performance and design requirements needed to achieve transmitter system-level metrics such as EVM.

Article 2012-03-11

 
Visualize Comm System Performance with Keysight 89600 VSA, SystemVue, and ADS 
Keysight's 89600 VSA software helps SystemVue and ADS Ptolemy users to see through modulation complexity. Provides consistent visualization tools across simulation, verification, and manufacturing.

Demo 2012-02-28

 
Testing next-generation optical systems with simulated OFDM signals  
The described measurement solution with SystemVue and M8190A AWG is flexible enough to handle a wide range of modulation schemes, channel spacings, spectral widths and detection methods.

Application Note 2012-02-19

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Anticipate Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Performance with Keysight SystemVue  
As mobility carriers embrace 4G LTE technology, new equipment must co-exist with older 2G/3G standards. Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) testing characterizes these interactions, and is supported by a variety of Keysight test products. Keysight SystemVue, a system-level modeling environment for communications physical layer, enables R&D engineers to anticipate these interactions, achieve more robust system designs, then connect to Test to validate simulated performance using real hardware.

Demo 2012-02-18

 
Using SystemVue to Overcome 4G Challenges 
EE Times design article (Part 2) on using SystemVue to overcome 4G challenges.

Journal 2011-12-04

 
Wideband DPD Using Keysight SystemVue and Keysight PXI Modular Hardware 
Wideband wireless formats such as LTE-Advanced and 802.11ac require extreme linearity, yet exceed 100MHz in bandwidth. Watch this demonstration of the Keysight SystemVue DPD software and Keysight PXI Modular instruments being applied to digital pre-distortion of a power amplifier.

Demo 2011-08-04

 
Integrated Solutions for Testing Wireless Communication Systems 
IEEE Communications Magazine, Topics in Radio Communications article on SystemVue test solutions, June 2011.

Article 2011-06-02

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Multichannel scopes enable MIMO RF testing 
This article discusses troubleshooting techniques with time-coherent multichannel scopes and 89600 VSA software to gain insight into error mechanisms affecting their hardware EVM performance and system-level RF transmitter performance budgets.

Article 2011-04-12

 
Custom OFDM Signal Generation Using SystemVue 
This application note describes a new comms standard based on OFDM which is provided by SystemVue 2011 to create both simulation and measurement, with links to the new 89600B VSA software for further demodulation and analysis.

Application Note 2010-12-09

Digital Pre-Distortion and Hardware Verification using SystemVue 
This application note reviews DPD concepts, modeling and extraction techniques, and direct interaction with test equipment to help you improve 4G/LTE component performance by up to 20dB.

Application Note 2010-10-25

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Accounting for Antenna and MIMO Channel Effects Using SystemVue 
This application note helps MIMO architects and system verifiers predict the effects of propagation and physical imperfections of 8x8 MIMO antennas on 4G system performance, before hardware prototypes are av.

Application Note 2010-09-24

Using SystemVue to Integrate a Flexible R&D Testbed for LTE 
This application note describes an integrated solution for testing wireless communication systems based on the quickly evolving LTE standard.

Application Note 2010-07-19

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Solutions for MIMO RF Test and Debug 
Ensuring Quick and Accurate Four-Channel, Phase-Coherent MIMO Measurements

Application Note 2010-07-14

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Microwave Journal Cover Article: X-parameters Fundamentally Changing Nonlinear Microwave Design 
Provides an overview of the invention and need for x-parameters to model the behavior of non-linear devices. This is an article reprint from Microwave Journal, Issue March 2010, Vol.53. No.3

Article 2010-03-25

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Solutions for Addressing SDR Design and Measurement Challenges 
This "solutions for" application brief discusses how to use COTS technology and an integrated design-to-test flow to quickly develop optimal SDRs.

Application Note 2009-08-03

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Using a design-to-test capability for LTE MIMO  
Article written for RF DesignLine by Keysight experts explains how system-level simulation helps engineers gain valuable insight into design sensitivities of LTE MIMO systems.

Case Study 2009-07-10

 

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