NEXUS-M 6 GHz Attenuation RF MAtrix Switch

 

Features & Benefits

• 400 MHz to 6 GHz RF frequency range for UHF, Bluetooth, GPS, LTE, WiFi, L-band, and S-band signals.

• Integrated programmable attenuators for controlling signal strength between nodes.

• Solid state attenuators and switches provide repeatable and reliable test results.

• Fast switching allows configurations to be set up in seconds.

• Protocol transparency allows any modulated analog signal to be tested.

 

Mesh Network testing using a rf matrix switch


Mesh Network Test Solutions:

Beam hopping mesh networks can be a very cost effective network for supporting large distributed communications with applications ranging from mobile wireless broadband to military usage. Testing mobility of mesh networks involves physically moving devices around inside the shield room of the lab or using simulation techniques with questionable accuracy. Accurate test environments require a combination of the two. This is accomplished by putting wireless nodes into RF shielded enclosures. Antennas are removed and replaced with cables that connect wireless devices to the Quintech mesh network test solution which includes any-to-any connections with on/off switching and attenuators to simulate distance. Using this solution, devices can be interconnected with attenuation creating diverse network topologies with complete reproducibility. The matrices can be remotely reconfigured in milliseconds, changing connections and attenuations. Such a test bed can be used for testing LTE Direct devices, WiFi mesh routers, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) mesh, small cell mesh backhaul and SON interference control, ad-hoc and sensor LEO satellite networks. Quintech’s mesh network test bed is a scalable, controllable and cost-effective solution for these technologies.

Applications:

Manpack Radios

  • Laboratory performance verification of software defined radio (SDR) – Certify HW performance in a controlled environment of new SDRs prior to costly field trials.

  • Accelerate SW/FW regression tests on multiple new and legacy SDRs and beam hopping network configurations.

  • Verify ad hoc network continuity when nodes are added or subtracted.

  • Rapidly configure specific network configurations in applications labs for customer demonstrations.

     

WiFi Mesh Networks

  • Emulate multiple network configuration profiles to develop optimized network traffic management algorithms for low latency networks.

  • Accelerate SW/FW regression tests on multiple new and legacy access points (AP)/remote radio heads (RRH) and network configurations.

  • Verify ad hoc network continuity when APs/RRHs are added or subtracted.

  • Rapidly configure specific network configurations in applications lab for customer demonstrations.

 

LEO Satellite Constellations

  • Laboratory performance verification of software defined radio (SDR) – Certify HW performance in a controlled environment of new SDRs prior to costly field trials.

  • Accelerate SW/FW regression tests on multiple new and legacy SDRs and beam hopping network configurations.

  • Verify ad hoc network continuity when nodes are added or subtracted.

  • Rapidly configure specific network configurations in applications lab for customer demonstrations.

 

 

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Specifications:*

NEXUS-M

Operating Frequency:

400-6000 MHz

Configuration:

8, 16, 32 Port Systems

Matrix Type:

Passive Bi-Directional

Switching Technology:

Solid State

Impedance: 50 Ω
P1dB: 43 dBm
Fixed Attenuation (Max): 400-700 MHz: 40 dB, 700-4000 MHz: 45 dB, 4000-6000 MHz: 50 dB
Variable Attenuation: 0 to 60 dB in 0.5 dB Steps (25 dB Dynamic Range Between Connected Ports)
On/Off Isolation: 70 dB Normalized to 0 dB Attenuation State
Return Loss: 400-700 MHz: 10 dB, 700-4000 MHz: 14 dB, 4000-6000 GHz: 10 dB
No Damage Signal Level: +43 dBm
RF Connectors: N(f), SMA(f)
Power Requirements: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Local Control: Front Panel Keypad and LCD Display
Remote Control: Ethernet, TCP/IP Via Customer Supplied Control System
Software: API Protocol, Q-LAAMP External Web Server w/Scheduler
Certifications: FCC Part 15, CE, NRTL, TUV

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