Increase Power Amplifier Test Throughput with the Agilent M9381A PXIe Vector Signal Generator

Power amplifier designs for mobile handsets are becoming more complex, which directly impacts test demands and the cost of testing. Complexity increases with the introduction of new, wider bandwidth standards and the addition of the number of radios to each device. Engineers who test mobile power amplifiers and front end modules are looking for ways to reduce test cost through maximizing throughput while ensuring that the device meet required performance levels.

This application note discusses these complex issues and recommends solutions.