New Software to Enhance Connectivity and Control of Satcom RF Test Products

At SATELLITE 2018AtlantecRF introduced a new software product, LTTConnecT 1.0, as part of its drive to enhance the connectivity and control of its satcom RF test equipment and systems. LTTConnecT is an easy to use software solution that allows users to control Satellite Simulators, Loop Test Translators, Signal Generators and Noise Generators as well as other products being developed at AtlanTecRF's Braintree R&D facility.

The software offers the user an intuitive and easy method of controlling the internal architecture of the equipment in order to set the desired equipment performance. The user sees an immediate response to commands with the front panel display refreshed every 50mS. A simplified command structure is included to facilitate remote operation via TCP/IP.

The software incorporates both parallel and serial bus controlling features to accommodate the varied demands from the range of parts it controls. It features non-volatile memory to offer the same setup conditions when powered on and off (frequency, Attenuation etc). Its design allows the user to re-configure limits and operation of the equipment to best suit their needs with complete flexibility to ensure product feel and use matches expectations.

LTTConnecT forms the heart of equipment manufactured by AtlanTecRF offering complete flexibility for user control. It features additional capacity to accommodate the customer's addition requirements.

LTTconnecT includes:

  • Front panel display - frequency, attenuation, local/remote
  • Up/down output frequency select (step size programmable)
  • Output mute
  • Up/down unit gain select, various step size options available
  • Visual indication of internal lock, channel select, mute status

TCP/IP control via an Ethernet connection from any laptop or PC allows remote operation and control. Expansion to include performance monitoring is an option and would address specific user requirements. LTTConnecT will be deployed across the complete range of Satcom equipment including Satellite Simulators, Loop Test Translators, Signal Generators and Noise Generators. Click here to learn more about this control software solution.