LibertyGT 1211B

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LibertyGT 1211B Modular, COTS, Benchtop ATS

The RADX® LibertyGT® 1211B (LGT1211B) is a modular, COTS, multifunction, programmable, benchtop Automated Test System (ATS) that supports a wide range of realtime RF and Microwave Stimulus, Test and Measurement (T&M) applications. Featuring a unique, modular Software Defined Synthetic Instrument (SDSI®) architecture, intuitive touchscreen interface and industry leading programmability, one LGT1211B can replace over a dozen “Boxed” T&M Instruments and test system components to significantly reduce test system Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), while dramatically improving Measurement Throughput.

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RReplace MULTIPLE T&M “Box Instruments” with ONE LibertyGT
Benchtop ATS to REDUCE SWaP & TCO and IMPROVE Throughput

Developed in collaboration with National Instruments® and selected by Frost & Sullivan for a 2014 Global New Product Innovation and Best Practices Award, the LGT1211B supports applications from 100 kHz to 6 GHz with “in-the-box” upgrades that extend the measurement upper frequency range to 26.5 GHz.

The LGT1211B sets a new standard for cost-effective, high-throughput, multifunction, parametric test of commercial and military radios, avionics, wireless communications and other RF systems where the combination of user programmability, flexibility, performance, throughput, long life cycle support and low total cost of ownership is of paramount importance. The LGT1211B, when fully configured, provides the following capabilities for apps from 100 kHz to 6 GHz:

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RADX LibertyGT 1211B Modular, COTS Benchtop ATS… modular, PXIe architecture with innovative hinged front panel. Optimized for field-level module replacement, upgrades and tech insertion… for reduced TCO.

 

The LGT1211B, when fully configured with both the Base Measurement Science Firmware and Software (Base MSFS) and Analog Radio Test Toolbox (ARTB), provides the following capabilities:

  • Ergonomic, Touch Screen Interface with Primary and Auxiliary Display Support
  • Standard Operating System (Windows7 64-bit) with Test Executive Functionality
  • Realtime RF Vector Signal Generator (VSG)
  • Realtime RF Vector Signal Analyzer (VSA)
  • Bit Error Rate Tester
  • Integrated Radio Tester with RF Receiver and Signal Gen, Spectrum Analyzer, ModDemod and Audio Functions
  • 2-Channel Realtime Comprehensive Audio Analyzer
  • Frequency Counter and Frequency Error Meter
  • Arbitrary Waveform Generator
  • 2-Channel Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO)
  • RF Power Meter
  • Digital Multi-Meter (DMM) 

  • Open Arch. Application Programming Interface (API) Standard RF Alignment App
  • Commercial Performance Verification Test (PVT)
  • Local Python-Based Test Procedure Set (TPS) 
  • Framework, Database and Scripting App
  • Standard VISA TCP/IP-Based Remote Interface
  • Unit Under Test (UUT) Control App and Example (RTE – Via TPS Framework; RTE PC Software Included)
  • Optional RTE Hardware for TPS Dev
  • Optional RF Waveform Digitizer
  • Optional 26.5 GHz VSA
  • Optional Advanced TPS Framework
  • Optional IVI Compliant Remote Interface
  • Optional High Density UUT I/F with Serial I/O, USB, 
  • Programmable I/O, Ethernet, GPIB, & Mil-Std-1553B UUT I/Fs

LGT1211B ATS Key Features and Benefits 

Extremely Cost Effective

  • RADX SDSI-based ATS Architecture eliminates multiple, “box instruments” by leveraging high performance NI PXIe modules with RADX MSFS and TPS Framework to maximize code re-use, minimize Life Cycle Costs (LCC), and reduce Size, Weight & Power (SWaP)
  • SDSI Architecture eliminates EOL Lifetime Buys by synthesizing instruments on qualified replacement modules
  • RADX MSFS Bundle Provides Comprehensive Measurement & Functionality at Value Prices
  • Modular PXIe architecture and Patent-Pending RADX PXIe Enclosure with hinged front panel enables field level replacement, reconfiguration, upgrades and tech insertion at the module level for optimal TCO

Modular, COTS ATS Solution 

  • RADX Patented and Patent-Pending  Realtime Measurement Science  Firmware and Software (MSFS)
  • Extensive Set of NI PXIe RF Stimulus  and Measurement Modules
  • NI LabVIEW®, LabVIEW FPGA, and TestStandTM Software Foundation
  • Seamless Support for 100 kHz to 6  GHz Apps (Upgradeable to 26.5 GHz)
  • RADX Patent-Pending, Modular PXIe  Benchtop Enclosure with Front-to-Back Filtered Air Cooling, Advanced I/O, Touchscreen HD Display and Hinged Front Panel optimized for flexibility and module level field serviceability

LGT1211B RFIU V1.1 

  • The LGT1211B RF Interface Unit (RFIU) V1.1 provides a repeatable, reproducible and traceable I/F for UUTs and System Calibration and Alignment from 100 kHz to 6 GHz

Intuitive & User Friendly 

  • State-of-the-Art Touchscreen UI with Primary & Auxiliary 1080p Displays

High-Performance and Realtime 

  • Industry leading multi-function throughput via RADX Patented Realtime MSFS that provides optimal use of FPGA and Compute Resources

Programmable, Open Architecture, & 3rd Party Friendly 

  • Standard Local Test Program Set (TPS) Framework with Open Source, Python-based Scripting API enables cost effective End User and Integrator TPS development and optimal TPS re-use
  • Support for Advanced TPS development and programming via popular standards including LabVIEW, ATML & TestStand
  • Optional IVI Compliant Driver Set for Traditional ATE ApplicationsSupport for 3rd Party Measurement Science using popular programming tools: LabVIEW, C, C++, C# & Java

LGT1211B ATS: Realtime Measurement Science, Intuitive Touchscreen UI and Open Architecture API

The LGT1211B features an extensive suite of tightly integrated RADX Realtime Measurement Science Firmware and Software (MSFS) modules that includes patented and patent-pending realtime SDSI technology exclusively licensed to RADX by BAE Systems®.

LGT1211B MSFS Apps feature state-of-the art, intuitive user interfaces that are optimized for the LGT1211B’s 1080p touchscreen interface and auxiliary displays. Every function, App and instrument within the LGT1211B includes a comprehensive Application
Programming Interface (API). These APIs, coupled with RADX MSFS’ open source, Python-based Test Program Set (TPS) Framework enables end users and integrators to easily develop, share, and re-use TPSs that can automatically sequence hundreds of measurements and store the results for pass/fail and further diagnostics. The combination of the RADX MSFS and TPS Framework with advanced NI PXIe modules and NI LabVIEW® and TestStandTM Software enables the LGT1211B to deliver the most comprehensive and cost effective benchtop ATS capability available in the market today.

LGT1211B ATS: Ideal for Comprehensive, Integrated Radio and Wireless Communications System Testing

The LGT1211B is configured to provide comprehensive, multifunction support for a wide range of wireless communications, RF and microwave stimulus, test and measurement functions from 100 kHz 6 GHz — right out of the box. The LGT1211B may be ordered directly from RADX and customer specific configurations are available for volume orders. The LGT1211B is available with the following capabilities– all of which are subject to change and tech refreshment:

RADX LGT1211B PXIe Enclosure with Hinged Front Panel & HD Touchscreen 

  • RADX Patent Pending Design
  • NI PXIe-1085 18-Slot PXI/PXIe 12 GB/sec Backplane and Card Cage
  • Modular, Autosensing, Int’l Power Supply: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 6-12A with 15A CB
  • Front-to-Back Filtered Air Cooling
  • Precision 10 MHz +/- 2 PPB Reference for

Comprehensive RFIU with Front (FP) and Rear Panel (RP) I/O for Repeatable UUT I/F, Cal & Alignment 

  • Full Duplex Transmit, Receive or Dedicated RF I/O (FP)
  • 2-CH Audio Frequency I/O (FP)
  • 2-CH DSO Input with Ext Triggering (FP)
  • DMM Input (FP)
  • Analog External Modulation and Demodulation Input & Output (FP)
  • Internal 10 MHz Ref or 10 MHz Ref Input with PLL Ref Output (RP)
  • SINAD/BER I/O (RP)
  • BER Digital Data I/O (RP)
  • RADX Internal Connector Plenum for Signal Routing to/from Front to Rear of Enclosure
  • Flux Capacitor I/O with Optional Time Dilation Support (RP)

LGT1211B Standard NI PXI/PXIe Modules (RADX or Cust. Provided) 

  • NI PXIe-8135 Embedded Controller with RMV HDD and Windows 7 64-bit License
  • NI PXIe-5644R Vector Signal Transceiver (VST) for 100MHz–6GHz for VSA & VSG
  • NI PXIe-7975R FlexRIO with NI 5782 250 MSPS Transceiver with Reconfigurable FPGA Capability for Realtime Apps and Sub-100 MHz VSA & VSG
  • NI PXI-5160 2-Ch, 10-bit, 2.5 GSPS DSO Digitizer with 2 GB On-board Memory and Probe Kit NI PXI-4461 Multifunction Digital Acquisition Module for Audio Analyzer
  • NI PXI-4065 DMM and Probe Kit

RADX LGT1211B Measurement Science Firmware & Software (MSFS) Basic Operating Environment (BOE) 

  • MS Windows 7 64-bit OS, LabVIEW and LabVIEW FPGA and TestStand (for Alignment & Cal) Binary Runtime Licenses
  • RADX LGT Touchscreen UI & RFIU I/F (per App, Instrument or Module)
  • Open Architecture API for All Apps, Instruments & Functions
  • Local Python-Based Test Program Set (TPS) Framework App
  • Standard VISA TCP/IP Remote Interface
  • Commercial Performance Verification Test (PVT) App (per App, Instrument or Module)
  • USB Software Media, Binary Software License, License Key and Documentation
  • Includes 1 Year Software Maintenance

RADX LGT1211B 100 kHz 6 GHz MSFS Apps, Instruments & Modules

  • Realtime RF Vector Signal Analyzer App
  • Realtime RF Vector Signal Generator App
  • Standard Internal Realtime Mod/Demods:
    • Analog Mod/Demod: AM, FM, PM, SSB
    • Digital Mod/Demod: BPSK, QPSK/OQPSK, MSK/GMSK, FSK 2/4/8/16/32/64, PSK 4/8/16/32/64, QAM 16/32/64/128/256 & ASK 2/4/8/16/32/64
  • 2-Channel Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO) App
  • Digital Multimeter (DMM) App
  • Realtime RF Spectrum Analyzer
    • RF Power Meter Module
    • RF Counter & Frequency Error Module
  • Bit Error Rate Tester App
    • BER Tester Module
    • BER Pattern Generator Module o BER Pattern Receiver Module
  • Realtime 2-Channel Audio Analyzer App o Audio Frequency [AF] Sig Gen Module o AF Digitizer Module
    • AF Counter Module
    • AF Level Meter Module
    • SINAD and THD Meter Module
  • UUT Control App Example
  • UUT Example (Radio Test Emulator)
  • Includes 1 Year Software Maintenance

RADX LGT1211B Included Accessories 

  • 8 GB DDR3 & 250+ GB Removable SSD for NI PXIe-8135
  • USB Keyboard & Trackpad
  • Radio Test Emulator System Software (for Windows 8 PC– Requires Customer Purchased PC and NI USRP 2920)
  • Includes 1 Year Std. HW RTF Warranty

Key LGT1211B Options 

  • Realtime 10 Hz 14 GHz or 26.5 GHz VSA App (Requires NI PXIe-5668R)
  • IVI Compliant Remote I/F
  • Realtime Digitizer and Signal Capture App
  • Alignment Accessory Kit Including Power Meter and Cables
  • Radio Test Emulator System (Includes Windows 8 PC and USRP 2920 and accessories—Software Sold Separately)
  • NI PXIe-5442 Arbitrary Waveform Generator and Supporting Software
  • High Density UUT I/F with 168-Pin ZIF Connector (FP), Cable Assembly and Switching, SIO, GPIB & MIL-STD-1553B UUT Control I/F & App Interface
  • Pelican Transit Case
  • Extended Warranty
  • Customer Specific Models, Mods/Demods,
  • MSFS & TPS available (Contact RADX)
  • Calibration Certs and Service for NI
  • PXI/PXIe Modules Avail. from NI

Designed to Comply with Key Safety, EMI/EMC and Environmental Standards (Certifications Pending)

  • FCC A, CE, UL, IEC 60068-2-1 & -2
  • MIL-PRF-28800F Class 3, Low Temp Limit and Class 2 High Temp Limit
  • Double Wall Shipping Container LGT1211B Export Information
    • System: ECCN 5A992, LE NLR
    • MSFS: ECCN 3D991, LE NLR

LGT1211B Turnkey Systems 

  • Includes RADX Purchased NI PXI/PXIe Modules
  • Assembled & Tested in USA by RADX and Core Systems USA (ISO9001:2008)
  • Includes1 Year RTF System HW Warranty & 1 Year Software Maintenance

LGT1211B “Kits” for Customer Integration

  • LGT1211B Kit Includes LGT1211B PXIe Enclosure, MSFS and Accessories
  • NI PXI/PXIe Modules Purchased by Customer for Consignment to RADX or Customer Integration
  • Fee-based Integration at RADX Facility or RADX Integration Assistance at Customer Site Available

LGTE-RF1.1 PXIe Touchscreen Enclosures & Kits Available For OEMs, Sys. Integrators & End Users

  • Enhanced Phase Noise Performance
  • Rack Mount Kit
  • Hinged Front Panel for Serviceability
  • 1080p HD Touchscreen LCD Display
  • Auxiliary Display via Display Port
  • Dimensions: 8.75” (222.3 mm) H x 19” (482.6 mm) W x 22.0” (558.8 mm) D
  • Operating Weight: 56 Pounds (25.4 kg)
  • Includes 1 Year Std. HW RTF Warranty

LGTE-RF1.1 PXIe Touchscreen Enclosures & Kits Available

  • For OEMs, Sys. Integrators & End Users

LGT1211B ATS: Patent-Pending, Touchscreen PXIe Enclosure with RF Interface Unit (RFIU)

Housed in a patent-pending PXIe enclosure with 1080p HD touchscreen designed by RADX and Core SystemsTM, the LGT1211B features front-to-back cooling with filtered air, a modular power supply and a unique Internal Connector Panel (ICP) that enables convenient routing of analog and digital signals from the front to the rear of the enclosure for rack-mount, ATE applications. The LGT1211B enclosure also includes a unique hinged front panel that’s optimized for field-level service, upgrades and tech insertion at the module level.

The RADX LGT1211B RF Interface Unit (RFIU) V1.1 enables consistent, repeatable and reproducible interfacing to “Units Under Test” (UUTs) while providing a repeatable and reproducible interface plane for Alignment and traceable calibration– from 100 kHz to 6 GHz. The RFIU V1.1 supports RADX MSFS software controlled switching and filtering between the LGT1211B’s PXIe modules, rear and front bulkhead connectors and UUTs. Each RADX MSFS App and Instrument includes support for the RFIU and an associated control screen, so that when a specific measurement is selected, the measurement path is reflected in both the GUI and the RFIU control.

LGTE-RF1.1 18-Slot, 12 or 24 GB/Sec PXIe Touchscreen Enclosure for OEMs, SIs & End Users

RADX has developed a version of the LibertyGT 1211B PXIe touchscreen enclosure for instrumentation OEMs, System Integrators (SIs) and End Users. The LGTE-RF1.1 includes important patent-pending features from the LGT1211B enclosure that enables DIY integration of high-performance, touchscreen, PXIe-based RF instrumentation applications:

  • Filtered Front to Back Cooling
  • Integrated HD 1080p Touchscreen with Display Port and USB I/F
  • Standard Rear and Front Panel I/O for NI PXIe-8135 (and other) ECs  Modular, International Power Supply
  • 1 Year RTF Warranty (warranted to be compatible with NI PXIe-1085)
  • Hinged Front Panel for Easy Access to PXIe Modules for Reconfiguration, Repair and Replacement
  • Internal Cable Plenum for Routing RF Signals to/from Rear I/O Panel  User Definable Front and Rear I/O Panels and Rack Mount Kit
  • Contact RADX for more details on the LGTE-RF1.1

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