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Build greater assurance in system readiness with earlier validation

Use the Agilent RF workflow environment as a platform for early validation of high-performance designs for communications, radar and electronic warfare (EW). Accelerate the validation of power amplifier (PA) and transceiver designs with application-specific solutions using design software combined with test instruments.

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Multi-Channel Antenna Calibration Reference Solution - Solution Brochure 
This brochure describes the Agilent Multi-Channel Antenna Calibration, Reference Solution -provides narrow-band antenna calibration: scalable channel count, antenna receive channels downconversion ...

Brochure 2014-06-11

SystemVue - System Level Design & Verification Environment - Flyer 
This flyer provides a brief description of the features and benefits provided by SystemVue - EDA software for system level design and verification.

Brochure 2013-07-30

Enabling Simulation and Test of Custom OFDM Signals 
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) has become attractive for many current and emerging commercial applications because it provides a combination of data throughput, scalability, and robustness.

Article 2013-04-01

Using SystemVue for Integrating Wireless PHY Design, Validation, and Test 
Agilent SystemVue integrates system-level design tasks such as DSP modeling and Algorithm development with Validation and Test to create a unique new design flow for communications physical layer.

Application Note 2013-03-28

Faster Validation with Design and Test Integration - Brochure 
Agilent's RF workflow environment is the comprehensive way to simulate, measure and analyze communications components and systems. This 8pg brochure covers several examples.

Brochure 2013-02-12

An Improved SDR FPGA Verification Methodology for Emerging OFDMA Waveforms - TechBriefs Article 
An article on Improved SDR FPGA Verification Methodology for Emerging OFDMA Waveforms.

Article 2013-02-01

Article: COTS Gear Generates Multi-Emitter Test Signals 
This article discusses COTS test hardware and software being used to create multi-emitter test signals using ESL design simulation software and wideband AWGs

Article 2012-09-27

FPGA Prototyping Using Agilent SystemVue 
This application note describes a top-down FPGA design flow using SystemVue for rapid prototyping of physical layer communications signal processing.

Application Note 2012-08-30

Realistic Ultra-Wideband Radar Signal Generation Using Agilent SystemVue  
To lower test costs SystemVue can be used with Agilent test equipment to model realistic environment and jamming scenarios, which often involve costly outdoor ranges, chambers, and real-time hardware simulators. Watch the YouTube video to see how.

Demo 2012-08-23

Using SystemVue to design a FPGA-based SDR WiMAX IQ Modulator (Part 2 of 4) 
In Part 2 of 4, the VHDL is generated and co-simulated with the Agilent 89601 VSA.

How-To Video 2012-08-22

Using SystemVue to design a FPGA-based SDR WiMAX IQ Modulator (Part 3 of 4) 
In Part 3 of 4, the VHDL is co-verified with nonlinear RF simulation models for system-level performance as measured by the Agilent 89601 VSA software.

How-To Video 2012-08-22

Using SystemVue to design a FPGA-based SDR WiMAX IQ Modulator (Part 1 of 4) 
Demonstration of the design and verification of an FPGA-based mobile WiMAX IQ Modulator for a software-defined radio (SDR). The flow shows a design example in the W1462 SystemVue FPGA Architect. In Part 1 of 4, the Fixed Point design is introduced.

How-To Video 2012-08-22

Using SystemVue to design a FPGA-based SDR WiMAX IQ Modulator (Part 4 of 4) 
In Part 4 of 4, the FPGA is synthesized and verified using "rapid prototyping" techniques.

How-To Video 2012-08-22

Videos for Integrating Design and Test for Aerospace and Defense  
Examples of Agilent RF workflow environment on YouTube

Demo 2012-08-21

Reconfigurable Radar Design: Debug and Validation - video 
This video demonstrates how to debug and validate reconfigurable radar design with Agilent test and measurement instruments and software.

Demo 2012-07-30

Testing Radar and EW Systems for the Real-World 
The solutions described in this Microwave Journal article do more than address a wide range of present and future radar systems: They also help overcome organizational hurdles.

Article 2012-07-12

Visualize Comm System Performance with Agilent 89600 VSA, SystemVue, and ADS 
Agilent's 89600 VSA software helps SystemVue and ADS Ptolemy users to see through modulation complexity. Provides consistent visualization tools across simulation, verification, and manufacturing.

Demo 2012-02-28

Testing next-generation optical systems with simulated OFDM signals  
The described measurement solution with SystemVue and M8190A AWG is flexible enough to handle a wide range of modulation schemes, channel spacings, spectral widths and detection methods.

Application Note 2012-02-19

Mixed-Signal Integration Challenges in Complex Radar Systems 
Using A Common Measurement Platform to Address the Mixed-Signal Integration Challenges in Complex Radar Systems presents an alternate design and test approach for today’s complex radar systems.

Application Note 2012-02-10

Using Software Defined Instruments to Address the Mixed-Signal Test Challenges of Today’s Software 
Link to a NASA Tech Brief article which states to ensure successful operation of SDR designs requires use of modern instruments capable of bridging the digital-analog divide, while also addressing any challenges stemming from use of the SDR technology itself

Article 2012-02-01

Using Agilent SystemVue to Create Realistic Scenarios for Radar and EW Applications  
Shows how the combination of software and hardware capabilities makes it possible to create dynamic and realistic scenarios for both component testing and scenario simulation for system test.

Application Note 2012-01-24

Solutions for Ultra-Wideband Radar System Design 
This “Solutions for Ultra-Wideband Radar System Design” application note explains how to integrate design with ultra-wideband test for flexible radar verification.

Application Note 2011-06-24

The Coming of Age of the Software Communications Architecture 
Microwave Jounral article reprint on Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology, development tools for complex waveforms and radio applications in aerospace/defense and commercial applications.

Article 2011-04-24

Tackling the Mixed-signal Testing Challenges of SDR 
Software-defined radios (SDR) utilize a combination of FPGAs, DSPs and analog/RF designs to achieve the radio’s system performance.

Article 2011-03-09

Using SystemVue’s Radar Library to Generate Signals for Radar Design and Verification - App Note 
Agilent's Radar Library helps you with the productivity and accuracy of your radar signals.

Application Note 2011-01-25

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