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Wavecore PTS

Proven cost savings, reliability, and test accuracy by integrating the latest commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment
Utilizes industry-standard test sequencers for consistent, easy-to-access results and calibration data
Familiar system interface with automatic calibration and calibration verification software
Modular, scalable hardware and software
Includes a one-year return-to-factory warranty with additional extended warranty and support options available
Uplink/Downlink Power
±0.25 dB (±0.3 dB @ frequencies > 18 GHz)
Gain Transfer
±0.3 dB @ 32 GHz
Noise-to-Power Ratio
±0.5 dB
Phase
±1.0 degree @ < 3 GHz
±2.0 degree @ < 21 GHz
Fast, accurate, repeatable testing

The WaveCore PTS is part of Textron Systems’ WaveCore family of standard test systems with a primary application of satellite payload lab testing. The WaveCore PTS is designed to provide the lowest level of measurement uncertainty with unprecedented reliability, maintainability and supportability. The systems can be deployed affordably for both production and engineering applications, providing industry-leading levels of data correlation with high system mean time between failures and low mean time to repair.

Additional Specifications

Phase vs. Frequency
±0.5 degree
Absolute Delay
±5.0 nsec
Group Delay
1.2 nsec above 26 GHz
Noise Figure
±0.5 dB

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WaveCore RF

Proven cost savings, reliability, and test accuracy by integrating the latest commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment
Utilizes industry-standard test sequencers for consistent, easy-to-access results and calibration data
Familiar system interface with automatic calibration and calibration verification software
Modular, scalable hardware and software
Includes a 1-year return-to-factory warranty with additional extended warranty and support options available
Frequency
100KHz - 40GHz
Frequency Accuracy
0.01Hz
Switching Times
<5ms from receipt of command
System Tracking
Network accessibility, reporting and system management
Better, faster, more affordable testing

Testing is a major expense when manufacturing and introducing new radio frequency (RF) products. RF assemblies can differ greatly, but all require efficient, accurate, reliable and traceable testing. Textron Systems’ WaveCore RF Test Set features advanced instrumentation and measurement capabilities to minimize test-time and achieve repeatability and test-to-test data correlation.

Textron Systems’ automated test equipment (ATE) center of excellence is located in Hunt Valley, MD. Part of its WaveCore family of standard test systems, the WaveCore RF test set is designed to provide the lowest level of measurement uncertainty with unprecedented reliability, maintainability and supportability.

Additional Specifications

Spurious
–62 dBc (250 kHz to 250 MHz)
–45 dBc typ (24 GHz to 40 GHz)
Harmonics
-28 dBc (250 KHz to 2 GHz)
-54 dBc (2 GHz to 20 GHz)
Phase Noise
-113 dBc/Hz (250 KHz to 250 MHz)
-83 dBc/Hz (24 GHz to 40 GHz)
Output Power
- 90 dBM (min) 7 dBm, (max, 100 kHz -31.8 GHz)
IF Bandwidth
5 MHz
Receiver Dynamic Range
130 dB
Receiver Dynamic Range
38 dB
Signal Analyzer Noise Floor
Noise Floor: -114 dBm at 10 Hz IF
Amplitude Accuracy: +/- 0.19 dB

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WaveCore ADT

Analog and digital testing in a single station
Easy to program development and production environments
Standard configuration (no NRE) with expandable architecture
Supports low cost, high volume electric and electronics production testing
Dimensions
18-Slot PXI Chassis
Switching
128-channel, multi-configuration multiplexer/matrix switch
Monitor
19” touch screen primary display
System Tracking
Network accessibility, reporting and system management
Better, faster, more affordable testing

WaveCore™ Analog/Digital Test (ADT) System is a complete automatic test system packaged in a one-bay, premium 3/4 height 19-inch rack assembly. It is designed for fast, accurate, and repeatable functional testing of a variety of electrical and electronic products in high-volume production environments, as well as development and engineering applications.

Additional Specifications

External Reference
10 MHz reference clock with BNC I/O connectors
Input Power
Removable, high-performance power supply with universal AC input
Temperature Range
0 to 55 °C operating range
Throughput
100 MB/s sustained

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WaveCore TRM

Includes TR module communication integration software for quick interface between the tester and new TR modules
Convenient removal of confidential program data to enable testing of classified modules
Provides a higher test throughput than legacy products for volume production
Optional 24-hour response time to keep systems up and running
Powered by Agilent Instruments: PNA-X VNA, MXA® Signal Analyzer, MXG® Signal Generator, DSO Scope
Frequency
0.1 – 50 GHz available
Amplitude Uncertainty
0.1 – 0.2 ± dB
Phase Uncertainty
0.5 -2 ± degrees
Delivering accurate measurements

Our most popular WaveCore test system, the WaveCore TRM is based on a combination of next-generation commercial, off-the-shelf instrumentation and extensive test system software, hardware and systems integration experience. It incorporates the ease of use and flexibility required for engineering characterization applications, as well as the high throughput necessary for volume production.

Additional Specifications

Calibration
Automatic calibration
Calibration verification software
Pulsed S-Parameters Test Time
9 frequencies, 8 phase states, 8 power levels in 2.25 seconds
Pulsed Compression Level Test Time
9 frequencies in 4.25 seconds
Noise Figure Test Time
9 frequencies in 5.25 seconds

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