The IPT 1011 is comprised of a combination of commercially available off-the-shelf test equipment (COTS) and various interface and control modules designed in accordance with the specific relevant component specifications. Through an intuitive graphical user interface, the system enables the operator to configure virtually all aspects of the required testing. This greatly reduces the need for additional software development when new products hit the production line.
The basic system operates over the frequency range of 2 GHz to 40 GHz and consists of a Spectrum Analyzer, Vector Network Analyzer, Microwave Power Meter and associated Synthesized Signal Sources, Power Supplies, RF Switch Assemblies and UUT test fixtures. Systems that operate up to 60 GHz are also available.
Typical measurements include; gain flatness, return loss, spurious response, IMD, group delay, leakage and detector sensitivity. The standard system has a peak measurement capacity of 213,000 points per hour. At any specific temperature setting, the system will completely characterize a transceiver module in 120 seconds.