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March 09, 2012 //By Beate Hoehne, Agilent Technologies
During the development of next-generation radar, satellite and electronic warfare (EW) systems, the use of advanced signal simulation can add greater versatility to a test system.
onboard memory. The unit can be configured with 128 MSa (standard) to 2 GSa (optional) of waveform memory per output channel. With 2 GSa installed, the maximum playback time is 180 ms at the highest sample rate.

To enable much longer playback times, the advanced sequencing capabilities enable a concept called memory gain. Unlike typical AWGs, the M8190A offers stepping, looping and conditional jumping. These functions make it possible to create waveform segments or sequences once and then reuse them programmatically.

Conclusion

Collectively, the benefits of a COTS-based SSG will help reduce the risks associated with satellite, radar and EW programs: staying on spec, on budget and on time. With a range of capabilities that enables the creation of highly realistic signal scenarios, the Agilent M8190A SSG is an essential building block of flexible, future-ready test systems.

About the Author

Beate Hoehne

holds a degree in Business Computer Science and carries the title of Product Manager Pulse Pattern Generators, Digital Test Division, Electronic Measurements Group, Agilent Technologies.

Beate Hoehne designs and implements marketing strategies for the most comprehensive pulse and data generator product portfolio for Agilent Technologies’ Digital Verification Solutions Division. She is responsible for the marketing activities along the entire product life cycle.

Increasing the realism of radar testing with an advanced signal scenario generator.

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