In today's volatile market, it is more important than ever to be first to market and win those prized contracts. To achieve this goal, the device characterization phase must be faster than ever: requiring faster tuners, faster tuner characterization (calibration) and faster measurement systems.
High Speed Tuners
(LXI™-certified Automated Impedance Tuners)
High-speed tuning is made possible due to the advanced electronics and microprocessing of the embedded LXI™ controller on the LXI™-certified automated impedance tuners. Whereas older USB tuners took an average of 2.17 seconds to move 10 degrees at 2 GHz, LXI tuners take an average of only 0.55 seconds to move the same 10 degrees at 2 GHz.
For more information regarding LXI™ tuners, please visit the LXI™-certified tuner product page here and here
High Speed Tuner Characterization
Traditional tuner characterization involved characterizing tuners on a frequency by frequency basis, therefore a n-frequency tuner characterization took n times longer than a single-frequency characterization. Swept-adaptive tuner characterization involves an advanced probe-position selection which gives full Smith Chart coverage at all frequencies. In this manner, the tuner moves to each physical position only once, and the s-parameters are swept over all frequencies. A n-frequency characterization is only slightly longer than a single-frequency characterization (due to the VNA sweep time). For example, a 600-point LXI tuner characterization on a PNA took 11 minutes for 1 frequency, and 12 minutes for 5 frequencies (can be extended to hundreds of frequencies).
High Speed Load Pull Measurements
Enter the MT1000 and MT2000, the only load pull systems capable of tuning and measuring hundreds and thousands of impedance/power states per minute! A breakthrough patent-pending algorithm enables CW and pulsed-CW testing of multiple load impedance states over multiple power levels in only seconds per device.
For more information regarding the MT2000, please visit the MT2000 product page here.
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High Speed Tuners, High Speed Tuner Characterization and High Speed Load Pull Measurements