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Developing Modular, PXI, and AXIe Test Systems using MATLAB

Steven Kolak, MathWorks

When designing and testing modern electronic systems, design and test engineers often rely on measured data from modular PXI or AXIe instruments or other external hardware. Because of their unique systems and testing needs, engineers often turn to MATLAB software to meet these challenges to customize, extend, and automate their analysis.

In this webinar we will show you how to use MATLAB software together with hardware such as Agilent PXI and AXIe modular hardware to develop custom measurement and analysis test systems that meet your design and testing needs.

Highlights of the webinar include:

  • An overview of instrument standards available today
  • Comparing the PXI, VXI, and AXIe modular instrument standards
  • Selecting the correct PXI or AXIe modular hardware based on IO connectivity, bandwidth, and frequency reference, and other requirements

We will show live demonstrations of MATLAB software and external modular hardware to:

  • Generate complex signals including multi-tone, pulsed radar, and multi-carrier
  • Pre-distort waveforms to compensate for hardware imperfections
  • Capture IQ data with a signal analyzer and apply your own measurement routines
  • Build and use GUI-based applications to acquire, filter, and analyze live signals

Product Focus

  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Toolbox

Recorded: 12 Jun 2014