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IQSTAR 1.1 Release

July 15 2020

Maury Microwave and strategic partner AMCAD Engineering announce the latest release of IQS-series IQSTAR Circuit Measurement and Analysis Software.

New IQSTAR 1.1 features include
- I/Q Module for Modulated signal. This measurement configuration allows the extract dynamic AM-AM and AM-PM, EVM and EVM constellation using basic VSA. Indeed, with the new Waveform generator embedded in IQSTAR, the signals at the input and output are realigned to be demodulated in IQSTAR and therefore allowing a complete characterization of the device under modulated signal including ACPR, CCDF and Spectrum.
- The calibration wizard was enhanced with validation and reporting capabilities allowing the user to verify the calibration of the setup and compare it with previous validation reports to track the drift of the setup calibration over time. This feature optimizes the characterization process as it assures a good accuracy of the bench.
- 2-tones measurements are now possible using a scalar setup with power meters and spectrum analyzer. This feature allows simple and cost-effective scalar bench to complete the characterization of circuits under 2-tone signal as well as 1-Tone measurements.
- On-Wafer device testing is enhanced with the possibility to concatenate multiple S2P files in the same file and be able to analyze the data of a full wafer. This feature is essential when dealing with multiple wafer measurements and reduces the data processing. The pass and fail tests become trivial with the new feature in IQSTAR.

Additional improvements include
- Scalar Power calibration using 3 Power meters
- Reverse power seep
- New modulated measurements target: PAPR compression
- Calibration steps can be performed in any order for on-wafer calibration
- Increased number of historic measurements from 4 to 50 in real time viewer
- Improved 2-Tone measurement speed

More information regarding IQS-series IQSTAR Circuit Measurement and Analysis Software can be found here.

Past News

IVCAD 3.9 Release - July 7 2021
IQSTAR 1.2 Release - June 22 2021
IQSTAR 1.1 Release - July 15 2020
COVID-19 Update - March 24 2020
18 GHz 75ohm Type N cal kit - February 13 2020
IVCAD 3.8 Release - December 13 2018
High-Resolution Current Probes - January 26 2018
PNA B-Series Support - December 12 2017
Diplexers and Triplexers - November 19 2015
Expanded Measurement Services - October 28 2015
Low-Loss Couplers - May 25 2015
IVCAD Videos - PIV and STAN - February 20 2015
IVCAD Magic Source Pull - July 1 2014
High Speed Tuning - June 6 2014
MT1000 Product Launch - June 6 2014
IVCAD Video - June 5 2014
12 GHZ BNC cal kit - June 4 2014
LabVIEW Tuner Drivers - March 1 2014