AWR Corporation has announced RFP, a new frequency planning wizard within its Visual System Simulator (VSS) to determine spurious free bandwidths when designing complex radio communications systems.
In the development satellite communication, cellular, or military radio links, RFP provides greater insight into unwanted signals or spurs generated in a specified bandwidth. As well as analyzing spurs generated by a lineup of mixers, RFP analyzes the entire RF lineup of common components (amplifiers, mixers, filters, etc.) found in radio communication links.
RFP gives engineers the first cut of cascaded measurements such as noise figure (NF), gain compression (P1dB), signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) and third-order intermodulation (IM3), as well as spurious free dynamic range. Second,
RFP is available now as an add-on, cost-option module to VSS.