The evaluation platform, which includes a suite of test equipment and software, saves today’s digital and software-defined radio designers development time and cuts optimization cycles, helping to speed new products to market.
“Combining the transceiver platform from Lime Microsystems with our suite of test equipment has given designers a comprehensive, cost-effective method for design validation, even for multi-standard radios,” said Robert Drollinger, marketing manager at Agilent.
The LMS6002D flexible transceiver from Lime Microsystems is gaining traction in a wide variety of market sectors, including cellular small cells, software defined radios, public safety and land mobile radios according to Dale Wilson, director of marketing at Lime Microsystems.
The Lime Microsystems evaluation platform and associated control software allows users to adjust the transceiver’s uplink and downlink frequencies from 300 MHz to 3.8 GHz, with no gaps, and to set the on-chip channel filters to accommodate all cellular standards. With Agilent test equipment and the transceiver from Lime, customers can generate digital IQ signals using a pattern generator, convert these signals to RF, and analyze the RF signals with Agilent’s Vector Signal Analyzer software on an Agilent Spectrum Analyzer or wideband oscilloscope.
This setup is supported by a comprehensive set of Agilent software tools (including the company’s popular Signal Studio), coupled with the Lime user interface, for optimizing the RF parameters on a given standard or frequency band, providing a simple and fast method for configuring the Lime transceiver.