Benefits of Modular RTSA

  • Date:  April 12, 2017
  • Event Time: 8am PT/ 11am ET

Webinar Overview

Real Time Spectrum Analysis (RTSA) has become an essential tool for detecting, capturing and analyzing intermittent, short duration and spectrally diverse signals that elude conventional spectrum analysis. RTSAs are also invaluable for spectrum monitoring, recording spectrum and for subsequently performing non-real-time analysis. Until now, modular instruments could not deliver RTSA performance levels that are competitive with proprietary, wideband, box instrument RTSAs. Furthermore, modular instruments, while known to have Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) benefits, often exhibit acquisition prices above those of box instrument, single function alternatives because of their modularity overhead (chassis, embedded controller, modules, software).

Based on National Instruments PXIe technology, including the NI PXIe-5668R VSA, the LibertyGT 1410 is the first integrated, modular, COTS, wideband, 26.5 GHz RTSA that combines industry leading RTSA performance and pricing that is competitive with wideband box instrument RTSAs. With up to 765 MHz of real-time bandwidth and 62.5 million FFTs/sec, the LGT1410 can detect and analyze signals with 320 nanosecond minimum duration signal with 100% probability of intercept and full amplitude accuracy. In addition, the LibertyGT 1410 also provides the multi-function, life cycle, logistics, tech-insertion, ease of programming, availability of third party software and other benefits that stem from its software-defined, synthetic, PXIe modular instrument foundation. This webinar will show how engineers and techs can employ the LGT1410 to repeatably detect elusive signals and then analyze them using using RADX, National Instruments and other software, while enjoying the benefits of the system's modular architecture and acquisition and TCO savings that bean counters and program managers will appreciate.

Presenter Bios:

Ross Q. Smith is Co-Founder and CEO of RADX Technologies, Inc. Ross is a seasoned executive with 30 years of experience and expertise in growing tech startups from concept to liquidity and turning around business units in areas that include semiconductors, software, embedded systems, consumer electronics and instrumentation. Ross' experience as a marketing, business development or chief executive, founder or advisory board member includes MIPS Computer Systems, SGI, Pelucid, 3dfx, Quantum3D, Rapport/PWS, Veeco Optical Metrology/Bruker Surface Optical Metrology, RADX Technologies, Jigsaw Informatics, Alchemy Power, Soft Machines, Smartron, Cornami and Identify3D. Ross has a BS in EE from University of Texas at Austin that was granted a long, long time ago.

Robert W. Lowdermilk (Wade) is Co-Founder and CTO of RADX Technologies, Inc. Wade is an industry-recognized technical expert in the areas of DSP, Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio (CR) and Software Defined Synthetic Instrumentation (SDSI). With over 30 years of engineering management and technical experience in DSP-related businesses with multiple patents and peer reviewed papers in the field, Mr. Lowdermilk has been instrumental in the development of SDRs, CRs and SDSIs that are the foundation of RADX' core business. Wade's experience as technical contributor and manager includes companies including the Boeing Corporation, Alcoa Defense, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems, where Wade was an Engineering Fellow. Wade has a BS in EE from University of Texas at Austin and an MS in EE from San Diego State University.