Keysight Latest Phased-Array Beamforming Software Module for 5g, Radar/EW Systems, and Satellite communication

Blog Post created by AlyssaRao Employee on Jul 7, 2016

W1720EP Phased Array Beamforming Kit is a new add-on software simulation for the SystemVue 2016.08 design environment. Keysight EEsof EDA’s W1720EP Phased Array Beamforming Kit overcomes two key challenges facing Active electronically scanned array (AESA) systems:

  • Engineers can easily model highly parallel architectures across multiple simulation domains, including nonlinear RF simulation, as well as a dataflow system level. This allows multiple teams to use the same tool and make architectural trade-offs not previously possible.
  • Engineers can also model the signals as single beams, or maintain access to the individual signals passing through the arrays. This enables multi-function, 3D conformal arrays to be validated in higher-level system scenarios using active signaling between multiple transmitters and receivers.

Who should use the W1720 Phased Array Beamforming Kit?

In typical R&D organizations, many engineering disciplines are required in phased array subsystem design.  The SystemVue Phased Array Beamforming Kit allows RF and baseband teams to use a model-based engineering approach across disciplines. This enables them to perform early R&D validation of phased array system architectures, components and beamforming algorithms, and then continue into hardware test.

System architects can integrate design information from multiple diverse teams, along with test waveforms, to produce winning architectures and proposals

Algorithm and beamforming designers can include RF design information, for more realistic accuracy

RF system architects can directly observe the effects of their RF arrays on high-level beam-level measurements, such as beamwidth, sidelobe levels & nulls, effective radiated power (ERP), and Gain/Temperature (G/T)

System Verifiers can validate scenario-level performance under a range of conditions, as well as automate regression suites, and link to high performance test and measurement equipment




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