16 Port Mesh Test Matrix Switch to Speed Up Software Defined Radio Development

Quintech Electronics & Communications has delivered and installed a 16 port mesh test matrix switch in a major government contractor’s Software Defined Radio (SDR) systems laboratory. SDR technology that uses software to replace certain hardware components in order to offer increased flexibility and reduce costs in radio systems, and is used in wireless civil and military applications such as avionics, communications, navigation, surveillance, electronic warfare, and space.

Quintech’s NEXUS-4 mesh test matrix switch operates at a frequency range between 200 MHz to 4000 MHz and allows any of the 16 ports to connect to any or all of the remaining 15 ports. All configurations from full mesh connectivity to a string network can be changed in seconds by loading saved configurations. The NEXUS-4 16 port mesh test matrix is field upgradeable to 32 ports. Integrated 0 to 60 dB variable attenuators allow the user to independently vary the signal levels between ports.

Quintech also offers an 8 port mesh test matrix with an extended frequency range of 600 MHz to 6000 MHz, covering applications utilizing 3G, 4G/LTE and WiFi technologies. WiFi mesh networks are rapidly growing in use for Internet of Things (IOT) in-building applications as well as other intelligent IOT network applications, e.g. smart lighting, security and safety systems.

They also have a Laboratory Automation And Management Platform called Q-LAAMP. This is a software package used with NEXUS RF Matrices that significantly increases lab efficiency and reduces test time, enabling cost savings and faster time-to-market. Click here for more information about the Quintech NEXUS test matrix switch.