TestWave: Test & Measurement Interface Module

Integrates T&M to Design and Verification

TestWave™ software integrates test and measurement (T&M) equipment with the NI AWR Design Environment software platform, inclusive of Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) for communication systems design and Microwave Office for RF/microwave circuit design.

Accessing these two previously disjointed development tasks from the same software environment saves time. Measurements made with instruments such as modulation analyzers, vector signal analyzers (VSA), and vector network analyzers (VNA) can be integrated directly into the simulation and the design can be modified to enhance its performance. 

TestWave supports links to test and measurement equipment from Agilent, Anritsu, TeK and Rohde & Schwarz, to name a few, via RS-232, GPIB, or LAN.   An example list of supported T&M instruments includes:

Network Analyzers

  • Advantest R3753H, R3764/65/66/67H, R3765/67G, R3860A, R3770, R3768 series 
  • Aeroflex (Marconi Instruments / IFR) 6210 reflection analyzer 6200, 6800 series Microwave Test Sets 
  • Anritsu
    • ​​Wiltron 560A / 6600 Scalar Analyzer system 
    • Anritsu Wiltron 360, 371xx/372xx/373xx, MS3401A/B, MS462XX, MS4630B, VectorStar MS4640A, Site Master SxxxA/B series, ShockLine series 54xxA/541xxA/56100A series scalar analyzers 
  • CMT Planar PC-based network analyzers 
  • Hioki IM3570 
  • Keysight
    • Agilent E5061/62/70/71A/B, E5080A ENA, E835XA/B/C, E836XA/B/C, E836XA/B/C, N522XA, N523XA, N524XA
      ​PNA, PNA-X Series, FieldFox (N9912A..N9938A) 
    • HP 3577A, 3589A, 8510, 8711-14B/C, 8751/52/53, 8720 series, E5100A/B; 4195, 4395A, 4396A/B Network/Spectrum Analyzer 4192A, 4194A, 4284A, 4291A/B, 4294A, E4991 Impedance Analyzer 8756, 8757 Scalar Analyzer, 
      8903A/B Audio Analyzer 4145A/B, 4155/56 Semiconductor Param. Analyzers 4280 Capacitance Meter; 4352B VCO / PLL Signal Analyzer 
  • Rohde & Schwarz ZVA/ZVB/ZVT series, ZVR/ZVC/ZVM/ZVK series, ZNB/ZNC/ZND series 

Spectrum Analyzers

  • Advantest R3131/3132/3162, R3261/3361, R3265/3271, R3267/3273, R3463/3465, R3671/81, U3641, U3751, U3771, U3772, U4941, R4131 series, TR4135
  • Aeroflex 
    • IFR AN940 series, IFR2394, 2395, 2397, 2398, 2399, 2399A/B/C, 3250, 3280, 8800S
    • Marconi Instruments 2380 and 2390 series 2945 series (spectrum analyzer display only) 2965 series (graphical displays only)
  • Ando AQ6317 Optical Spectrum Analyzer
  • Anritsu MS2602, MS2650/60, MS2665C, MS2667C, MS2668C, MS2702, MS2802, MS2830, MS612A, MS2711A/B/D, MS2721A/B, 
    MT8801B Radio Comms Analyzer, MT8220 UMTS Master MS9030A (MV02) Optical Spectrum Analyzer
  • Keysight
    • Agilent / HP CSA, E44XXA/B ESA-E, ESA-L, PSA, E7400, EXA, MXA, PXA series, L1500A, N9912A-N9938A E5052A Signal Source Analyzer
      8960 Wireless Comms Test Set (GSM), 89600 series
    • HP 3582, 3585, 3588/89A, 8560/1/2/3/4/5, 8566A/B, 8568A/B, 8569B, 8590 series, 70000 series, N9340 Series, 3561A, 3562A, 35660, 35665, 35670A, 4195, 4395A, 4396A/B Network/Spectrum Analyzer 8542E / 8546A, HP8594EM EMI Receiver; 8920/22 Wireless Comms Test Set
  • LG Precision SA-9270 / SA-7270
  • Rohde & Schwarz ESMI, ESCI, ESCS, ESIB, ESU, FSA/B/M, FSE, FSG, FSH (opt K1), FSIQ, FSL, FSP, FSQ, FSU, FSUP,FSV,
    FSW FS-K40 phase noise option CMS50 series (spectrum analyzer display only) CMD55/65, CMU200 (3GPP FDD/GSM/EDGE/Btooth), CMU300 (GSM/EDGE)
  • Scientific Atlanta SD385
  • Tektronix 2711/2712, 2714/2715, 492P/AP/BP, 494P, RSA3303A/08A, RSA6106A/RSA6114A
  • Willtek 9100 Series 

Modulation Analyzer

  • Advantest R3264/3267/3273 + Opt62 3GPP, R3671/81 
  • Aeroflex (IFR) 2310 Tetra modulation analyzer, 2319E RF Digitiser 
  • Anritsu MS269XA, MS8604A, MS8608A/MS8609A Transmitter Tester MT8820A Radio Comms Analyzer, MT8852A Bluetooth Analyzer 
  • Keysight
    • Agilent / HP 89400, 8981B, E4406, PSA, EXA, MXA, PXA, 89600A/B VSA 
    • HP 53310 modulation domain analyzer 5372A Frequency / Time Interval Analyzer 71500/70820A Microwave transition analyzer 5361B Counter 
  • Pendulum CNT-80 / 81 / 85 Counter 
  • Rohde & Schwarz AMIQ ARB (Memory Buffer), FSE series with Digital Demodulation option B7, FSIQ FSIQ-B70, FSP-B70,
    FSG/FSP/FSQ/FSU/FSV/FSW IQ Capture FSIQ-K72 WCDMA Analysis, FS-K70, FS-K40 options FS-K96 OFDM analysis RTO-K11 (IQ decimation option) 
  • Tektronix WCA230A/280A, RSA5100B RSA6106A/RSA6114A 
  • Wandel & Goltermann PCM-4 PCM channel test set 

Oscilloscopes 

  • Fluke/Philips PM3350/55/65/75; PM338XA/PM339XA 
  • Hameg HMO2024 
  • Keysight
    • Agilent / HP DSO3000, MSO6000, DSO7000, MSO7000, MSO8000, DSO9000, 90000 Series, 54111/12D, 54120 Series, 54200, 54502A, 54520/40C, 54600/1/2/3, 54610/15/16, 54621/22/24A/D, 54641/2/4A/D, 54645A/D, 54750, 548XXA, 80000 Infiniium, 83480, InfiniiVision 3000 X-Series, InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series, S Series DSO/MSO 
  • LeCroy LC300/LC500/9300, WaveRunner/WaveMaster/WavePro, SDA, DDA Series 
  • Tektronix 11000 / DSA60x / CSA Digitiser, TDS 200 to 800 series, TDS1000/2000/3000/4000/5000/8000, DPO/MSO2000B, DPO3000, DPO7000, DPO70000, DSA70000,
    2220, 2230, 2232, 2432A, 2440, 7D20, 7854 SCD1000 / SCD5000 Transient Recorder 
  • Rigol DS6000 series 
  • Rohde & Schwarz RTO, RTE 
  • Yokogawa DL1520/DL1540, DL1740 / DL7100 / DL7200, DL750 / DL750P / DL850 / DL850V Series 

Signal Generators

  • Aeroflex (IFR) 3410 ARB Memory (Opt 005) 
  • Anritsu MG3700A, MS269XA opt 020 
  • Keithley 2910 Vector Signal Generator 
  • Keysight
    • Agilent / HP ESG-B (4433-4437B) Option UND ARB Memory ESG-C (4438C), PSG ARB Memory, EXG N517XB MXG N5182A with Option 651/652/654, MXG N518XB 
  • Rohde & Schwarz AMIQ / SMIQ / SMJ / SMBV / SMU / SMW ARB Memory 
  • Tektronix AWG2021 Arb (Opt 02 dual channel), AWG400/500/600/710, AFG3000 series, TSG4100 
  • Thurlby Thandar TGA12100 Arb 

Others

  • Boonton 4400 / 4500 Peak Power Meter 
  • Keysight
    • Agilent EPM-P Series Power Meter, 8990A/8991A, N8972/3/4/5A NFA Series Noise Figure Meter 
    • HP HP8970A/B Noise Figure Meter HP 8990/8991 Peak Power Analyzer HP 85719A Noise Figure Card in HP859XE HP 85671A Phase Noise Card in HP8560/90