Aeroflex Broadband Signal Analyzer Adds Powerful Software Modules for Testing High-Speed Communications Systems
The Celerity CS35000 Series BSA, the widest bandwidth signal analyzer on the market, adds new measurement capabilities for quickly and accurately recording, demodulating and analyzing broadband and frequency-agile communications systems.
Cupertino, Calif.---Aeroflex Incorporated announces it has added a broad array of new signal measurement capabilities to its Celerity CS35000 Series Broadband Signal Analyzer and Recorder family (BSA). The Celerity BSA family is a modular test system designed to capture, analyze and record high-speed broadband signals. Configurable up to 600 MHz, the CS35000 Series BSA is the widest bandwidth signal analyzer available in the market today.
For design and testing of analog or digital broadband signals or signal environments, the CS35000 Series BSA offers a unique single-instrument approach for performing simultaneous measurements of frequency, time and multiple demodulation parameters. The CS35000 series BSA encompasses the test capabilities of a spectrum analyzer, deep memory logic analyzer, oscilloscope and signal analyzer-all in one instrument. All signals are displayed in one convenient window where the user can monitor up to 12 displays at once, all updating in real time.
"By adding new software analysis modules and other capabilities to the CS35000 BSA, the most powerful signal analyzer in the market is now even more powerful," said Jack Anderson, chief technical officer, Aeroflex Cupertino. "With the widest bandwidth and deepest memory, our measurement systems are unmatched in the industry for testing broadband signals."
"Aeroflex Cupertino, formerly Celerity Systems, is working with the U.S. Department of Energy's Extreme Measurement Communications Center (EMC2) to provide equipment for capturing and generating broadband RF signals for the analysis of wireless networking technologies in industrial processes. The role of EMC2 is to create the technological foundation to assure reliable, robust, and secure communications in harsh environment measurement systems. This wireless DOE initiative is critical for the advancement of wireless technologies in U.S. manufacturing, and will be helpful to other organizations such as the Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA)," said Wayne Manges, Program Manager of Industrial Wireless Technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
New Broadband Signal Analyzer Software Added
The CS35000 Series BSA includes powerful software to analyze the most demanding broadband signals with digital speed and precision. Advanced software features and DSP-based analysis modules provide the latest tools to measure and characterize signals captured in BSA hardware or loaded from stored signal files.
In addition to the existing PSK and QAM demodulation modules, Aeroflex now offers the CS35000 Series with a wide variety of software analysis modules, allowing more in-depth analysis of broadband signals.
Engineers can measure and capture signals in the BSA with new software modules for FSK, MSK and AM/FM demodulation, for adjacent channel power and multiple channel power, for radio-specific analysis including SINCGARS and LINK 16, and for statistics, EVM, and symbol rates. New BSA software features, in addition to the existing frequency spectrum display and time and modulation analysis capabilities, include parameter strip-chart display, parameter-based triggering, parameter logging, frequency-based analysis, simultaneous parameter analysis, time tagging on logged data and analysis on real-time or captured signals.
About Aeroflex's Celerity CS35000 Series BSA Family
The Celerity CS35000 Series Broadband Signal Analyzer and Recorder family is an essential tool for testing, analyzing and monitoring high-speed communications systems and components. The Celerity CS35000 BSA family is a modular test system that is hardware and software configurable. Every instrument can be specified by bandwidth, dynamic range, signal memory and a wide variety of options to match the user's need for signal acquisition, analysis and recording applications.
Price and Availability
The Celerity CSA 35000 BSA family is a modular test system that is hardware and software configurable. Products are specified by bandwidth, dynamic range, signal memory, and options such as frequency downconversion, low phase noise sample clock, disk storage, multiple channels, mixed signals, and remote control. Prices range from U.S. $65,000 for a basic configuration to $350,000 for the highest-performance instrument with software options.
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