December 5, 2022 - Vista, California - Axiom Test Equipment, Inc., an electronic test equipment rental
and sales company has published a new press release entitled "Tracking Testers for Radars & Communications Systems," that
explains how ideal signal sources for testing communications and radar equipment
should combine high performance with versatility. Communications systems transfer
information between locations while radars search for targets. A quick review of
the essential differences between communications and radar systems can help target
the types of test equipment with the capabilities needed to optimize the performance
of each type of electronic system.
The types of signals used in communications and radar systems are as diverse
as the types of systems themselves. Communications systems range from short-range
wireless Bluetooth links, such as between a computer and printer, and more complex
5G wireless networks with billions of users worldwide. Radars are now used in all
markets, from automotive safety to weather forecasting, with signals covering a
wide range of power levels as well as waveform configurations, from CW signals to
extremely short pulses.
Digital technology has enabled the development of versatile signal sources and
analyzers with high performance, capable of generating and scrutinizing the complex
waveforms that power modern communications and radar systems. Learn more information
about amplifiers and signal generators by reading the full post on Axiom’s website.
Communications links and radars are among the most widely used electronic systems,
and for most markets, whether military or commercial, industrial or medical. Both
systems can make a difference between life and death, whether on a battlefield,
in a home, or on a highway, although functioning in much separate ways. Communications
systems transfer information between locations while radars search for targets.
Their functions are made possible by diverse types of electromagnetic (EM) waveforms
and, as a result, test equipment that is optimum for one type of system may not
be as well suited for the other type of system. A quick review of the essential
differences between communications and radar systems can help target the types of
test equipment with the capabilities needed to optimize the performance of each
type of electronic system.
Communications systems function by modulating a continuous-wave (CW) carrier
signal, by varying a signal characteristic to create amplitude modulation (AM),
frequency modulation (FM), or phase modulation (PM). A communications channel consists
of a transmitter sending a modulated signal by a direct-path route or via reflections
from obstructions such as buildings to a receiver. Two-way communications are possible
with a transmitter and receiver (or transceiver) at both ends of the communications
channel. Networked communications ties multiple users back and forth through some
form of switching transceiver station, such as a base station in a wireless cellular
Radar systems can operate with CW signals as well as with short-duration pulses.
In contrast to a communications system in which low-power signals are sent from
a transmitter to a remote receiver, a radar system transmits higher-power signals
back to itself, after bouncing them off some form of target, which may be moving
or in a fixed location. Changes that have occurred in the signal characteristics
from the time it is transmitted to the time it is received provide details about
a target that...
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Established in 2005, Axiom Test Equipment strives to continually improve itself
and offer the best value for its customers. We offer our customers several practical,
efficient and cost effective solutions for their business or projects' test equipment
needs. Whether you need to
rent & buy test equipment,
test equipment, sell or trade equipment, we are committed to providing superior
customer service and high quality electronic test equipment.
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rent electronic test and measurement equipment. We also sell test
equipment. If you have a piece of malfunctioning or broken test equipment we also
have an in-house repair lab. For anyone seeking a way to offload their surplus or
obsolete equipment, we offer a trade-in program or we can buy the equipment from
We stock a comprehensive inventory of equipment and can use our extensive network
to find you those hard to get items. We believe in getting equipment to you quickly
and at a competitive price.
Fabian Garcia Marketing Coordinator Axiom Test Equipment 2610 Commerce
Way Vista, CA 92081 Phone: (760) 806-6600
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