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WiMAX RF Functional Test System

Category: G12
Company: G Systems
Industry: Telecommunications | Platform: PXI

G Systems uses Virginia Panel for complex RF connections in a new fully functional test system.

G Systems developed an automated, integrated test system for production testing of Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) RF boards with multiple frequency ranges. Previously, engineers were forced to test and calibrate RF boards manually using bench top instruments. Manual calibration for each frequency and power level was tedious and time consuming.

Hardware used in the WiMAX test system includes PXI chassis, a signal generator, spectrum analyzer, electronic load, power meters, RF switching, and power supplies. Over 200 channels of RF signals are integrated using a Virginia Panel receiver for testing multiple WiMAX boards. The system is designed to switch signals up to 8 GHz.