Aeroflex enhances S-Series product line
Aeroflex has added IEEE 802.11ac capability to its S-Series RF signal generator and analyzer product line. First introduced in 2010, the S-Series offers top-of-the-range performance at a mid-range price. Designed for use by engineers in wireless local area network (WLAN) research, design, and manufacturing, the new 802.11ac capability is available for the SGD RF digital signal generators (Option 119) and the SVA vector signal analyzers (Option 110). The S-Series product line’s standard features include the industry’s widest bandwidth at 200 MHz; level and frequency settling times that are 5X faster than competitors at 100 µs; and very low phase noise performance (-135 dB/Hz at 1 GHz, 20 kHz offset). Combined with its 4U height and half-rack width, the S-Series is the most cost-effective combination of standard features and performance in a compact instrument.
The S-Series’ wide bandwidth is ideal for WLAN R&D. For manufacturing, the fast settling times enable rapid device throughput. The large touch-screen and innovative user interface make complex measurements quick and easy. Using Aerolock™, the S-Series instruments can be locked together to build complex test set-ups. Two instruments are combined within a width of 19”, allowing both transmit and receive functions in one small space. Customers praise the S-Series for reducing the total time spent—from setting up the measurement—to obtaining meaningful results.