Vaunix Unveils Latest Lab Brick Portable and Programmable RF/Microwave Test Instruments

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

See New Product Highlights in Microwave Journal Video Filmed at IMS 2019 in Boston.

Vaunix Lab Bricks are portable, low-cost, easily programmable RF/microwave test instruments that are available for purchase from http://www.Vaunix.com in a variety of performance levels and bandwidths. They provide ATE designers and RF engineers the ability to set up and conduct a number of wireless network and/or RF tests quickly, and without the high cost and learning curve of more costly benchtop RF/microwave ATE equipment.

At the 2019 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Vaunix unveiled several new digital Lab Bricks and newly released customizable rack units which extends their library of designs up to 40 GHz while offering a broader selection of packaging and integration options. Shot by the Microwave Journal, the video features co-Founder and President Scott Blanchard giving a brief, 2 minute overview of the latest in their innovative ATE product line.

 

Watch the video here: https://vaunix.com/updates/videos/

 

Among the most recent releases are:

 

- The 50-Ohm LDA-906V attenuator which provides calibrated attenuation across its full band of 200 MHz to 6 GHz with an impressive step size of 0.1 dB and typical accuracy of < 0.25 dB over the full 90 dB of control range. Capable of bi-directional fixed attenuation or swept attenuation ramps, the LDA-906V is ideal for 5G fading simulation and other WiMAX, MIMO, and SIMO wireless network tests that require continuous, uninterrupted attenuation control.

 

- Attenuator matrices that double as turnkey wireless handover test systems. Standard specs include an ultra-fine step size of 0.1 dB and accuracy of < 2.5 dB over 120 dB of control range. They’re ideal for making errorless attenuation transitions in ultra-high-speed 5G, WiFi, and PTP networks. Plus, you can easily program them via your choice of USB or Ethernet connection to a PC to create fixed or swept attenuation ramps and various fading profiles.

 

- Signal generators with 20 MHz per μs frequency sweep and chirp modulation. To support the unique needs of radar and location/terrain mapping system applications. These high-performance units have been designed to provide a dependable, calibrated power control range of 80 dB with 100 Hz frequency setting resolution. They also offer low harmonic energy and are easily programmed for fixed frequency, linear frequency sweep (unidirectional or bidirectional at rates up to 20 MHz per μs), pulse modulation or chirp modulation.

 

- Also discussed at the IMS show were the latest in multi-port digital, programmable attenuator Lab Bricks. 2 unique models, LDA602Q and LDA906-V8, offer 4 and 8 port bi-directional attenuation for 5G and other high-speed applications.

 

Easy-to-use Programmable ATE Software

 

Lab Bricks are driver-less USB HID compatible devices that you can operate from Vaunix’s intuitive Windows GUI, or by using a supplied library of Windows™ and Linux™ APIs that support Python™, C#, C++, MATLAB™, Java™, LabVIEW™ and many other programming styles.

 

Most models are available for immediate purchase can be ordered online at www.vaunix.com and ship in 1 week or less.

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