SC2250 Extends Frequency Range and Enables Harmonic Measurements in Design Verification and Production Test

SignalCraft Technologies (SCT) today announced the SC2250 – a signal conditioning module that extends the useful range of traditional 6 GHz RF instruments to microwave frequencies up to 18 GHz.

The RF signal conditioning module extends the frequency range of PXI-based test applications to enable precise harmonics measurements, ultimately providing a cost-effective solution to demanding applications that require higher frequency coverage. SCT designed the SC2250 to work seamlessly with National Instruments PXI Vector Signal Transceiver (VST) products, but it will also integrate with any benchtop or PXI signal analyzer/generator.

The new SC2250 brings flexibility and precision to harmonic measurement test in the form of a single-slot module that brings measurements traditionally only achievable through bulky, expensive equipment.

The SC2250 integrates a number of features to ensure accuracy without the need for auxiliary equipment that adds significant complexity to a test bench. It provides user-friendly, selectable filtering for signal conditioning applications requiring spurious and harmonic rejection. And, the high accuracy and up-/down-conversion capability of the SC2250 can enable applications that benefit from frequency extension in addition to harmonic measurements including:

  • Benchtop designer verification testing (DVT)
  • Wi-Fi 6 testing using legacy 6 GHz instruments
  • Intermediate frequency measurements for 5G radios
  • Mission-critical record and playback for aerospace applications

Learn more about the SC2250 RF signal conditioning module.