IQSTAR’s Key features

IQSTAR does not require any programming skills.

It offers the conviviality and the flexibility of a turn-key professional measurement software.

IQSTAR leverages your CAPEX investment and unifies testing prodecures in the labs

  • Turn-Key software for agnostic measurement hardware
  • Adaptive Calibration wizards for configurable test benches
  • Automated Test Flow with drag & drop customized measurement sequences
  • Advanced and customizable display tools using Whiteboard Dataset viewer
  • Speed up Design cycles and generate measurement reports.

IQSTAR Modules

IQSTAR Whiteboard

With IQSTAR Whiteboard , create your data measurement visualization profile, using interactive charts and tables using sliders, filters and extractors, and save those templates to update your graphs when new measurement files are available.

IQS100A-1
Data Set Viewer

IQS100A-1 is a configurable dataset viewer. The Whiteboard was developed to allow a maximum data exploration with no compromise on the flexibility. Supporting different graph format (2D, 3D) as well as tables and sliders, the Whiteboard allows the user to display the results in any customized way.

Plotting the Efficiency curve VS frequency while varying compression point has never been so easy. Add logos, labels and text to the workspace, it will end up with an interactive viewer where the different parameters can be adjusted (Frequency of operation, compression point, specific die on the wafer...) to retrieve information without having to look on multiple graphs or search in long tables.

Build measurement report and save this one as a template and never redefine the graphs again. Just drag and drop measurement files and all displays will be updated automatically. IQSTAR’s Workspace can duplicate the simulation visualization environment in the lab. Import the simulation results into the Whiteboard and compare simulation and measurements results with minimum effort.

IQSTAR Bench Control

IQSTAR Bench Control standardize your testing procedures with a unified measurement flow. It allows from basic verification to advanced performance analysis of your circuit, leveraging your CAPEX and hardware available in the lab.

IQS100B
Setup editor & Sweep plan

IQS100B Setup Editor: The flexibility of the schematic editor allows to define a workspace which corresponds to target applications and available instruments. Calibration wizard takes into account the setup architecture and propose only calibration methods possible with such configuration. Instrument control is done through VISA commands and allows different measurement configurations.

Sweep Plan Automated measurements is a simple task with IQSTAR. Sequencing measurements with minimum human intervention is a key to an optimal testing efficiency. One person can run multiple benches without sacrificing testing capabilities or speed. User-defined measurement sequences with one-tone, tow-tones, pulsed, and modulated signals have never been so easy.

  • Bench architecture versatility
  • Vector and Power calibration or Cost effective scalar measurements
  • Single setup and multi-setup configuration
  • Measurement sequencing with loop and stop conditions
  • Nested loops menu leverage measurement capabilities through drag & drop actions to customize the complete sequence
  • Possibility to save sweep plans with all parameters for future use
IQS100B-1
Continuous Wave Measurement

IQS100B-1 Continuous or Pulsed Wave Measurements. IQSTAR is an intuitive single connection circuit measurement software. It offers fast and accurate compression data at multiple frequencies. Live data plotting during measurement enables a clear pass/fail decision with an eye glimpse. Tuning targets allows the user to determine whether the circuit achieves expected results before the end of measurement sequence. Adjust and save the live data template to compare results in an efficient way.

  • Comprehensive Circuit characterization method with Smart Sweep or 2D sweeps (Freq. per Power or Power per Freq.)
  • Different gain compression settings, from Linear gain, Maximum gain, relative compression
  • Fast and easy input power level control at DUT reference plan independently of the RF source and driver amplifier drift or bias voltage drop
  • Extensive list of predefined parameters: harmonic power, OIP, return loss over frequencies & powers
  • Easy definition of different timings with the Chronogram view
  • Connect the bench with AMCAD Pulsed IV Generators to accelerate pulsed IV and PAE measurements
  • Control average and peak power sensors for scalar pulsed measurements
  • Use built-in pulse capabilities of RF generators or drive external RF modulators connected to CW sources
  • VNA-based pulsed measurements in asynchronous or synchronous mode are possible using cost effective hardware
IQS100B-2
IMD Measurements

IQS100B-2 IMD Measurements. Consideration of intermodulation distortion (IMD) is very important for RF and MW circuit characterization. IQSTAR allows a fast analysis of IMD by enabling frequency, tones spacing and power sweeps. Establish the Video Bandwidth (VBW) of your amplifier with a single sweep.

  • Insure real-time 2-tone balance at the DUT reference plan independently of RF sources or driver amplifiers drifts
  • Measure intermodulation products using Vector Network Analyzers or Spectrum Analyzers
  • Nested sweeps of IM3 measurements versus power levels and tone spacings
  • Optimize PA’s Video Bandwidth on the fly with real time measurements and trace history function.
IQS100B-3
Modulated Signal Measurements

IQS100B-3 Modulated Signal Measurements. The growing complexity of wireless systems, imposes a thorough and detailed characterization of RF power amplifiers using wideband signals. IQSTAR enables the measurements of high speed signal quality to evaluate the performances of the amplifier in terms of (EVM, ACPR, BER...)

  • Single setup connection to perform CW, Pulsed, 2-Tones and Modulated Signal analysis
  • Support of different instruments and vendors
  • Nested measurement sweeps capabilities
  • For new hardware (LAN, Visa, PXI), a driver wizard allows to specify the modulation form and the corresponding acquisition mode through a set of SCPI commands
  • Once the user-driver is defined, setup is initialized and measurements are immediately started

With IQSTAR Whiteboard , create your data measurement visualization profile, using interactive charts and tables using sliders, filters and extractors, and save those templates to update your graphs when new measurement files are available.

IQS100A-1
Data Set Viewer

IQS100A-1 is a configurable dataset viewer. The Whiteboard was developed to allow a maximum data exploration with no compromise on the flexibility. Supporting different graph format (2D, 3D) as well as tables and sliders, the Whiteboard allows the user to display the results in any customized way.

Plotting the Efficiency curve VS frequency while varying compression point has never been so easy. Add logos, labels and text to the workspace, it will end up with an interactive viewer where the different parameters can be adjusted (Frequency of operation, compression point, specific die on the wafer...) to retrieve information without having to look on multiple graphs or search in long tables.

Build measurement report and save this one as a template and never redefine the graphs again. Just drag and drop measurement files and all displays will be updated automatically. IQSTAR’s Workspace can duplicate the simulation visualization environment in the lab. Import the simulation results into the Whiteboard and compare simulation and measurements results with minimum effort.

IQSTAR Bench Control standardize your testing procedures with a unified measurement flow. It allows from basic verification to advanced performance analysis of your circuit, leveraging your CAPEX and hardware available in the lab.

IQS100B
Setup editor & Sweep plan

IQS100B Setup Editor: The flexibility of the schematic editor allows to define a workspace which corresponds to target applications and available instruments. Calibration wizard takes into account the setup architecture and propose only calibration methods possible with such configuration. Instrument control is done through VISA commands and allows different measurement configurations.

Sweep Plan Automated measurements is a simple task with IQSTAR. Sequencing measurements with minimum human intervention is a key to an optimal testing efficiency. One person can run multiple benches without sacrificing testing capabilities or speed. User-defined measurement sequences with one-tone, tow-tones, pulsed, and modulated signals have never been so easy.

  • Bench architecture versatility
  • Vector and Power calibration or Cost effective scalar measurements
  • Single setup and multi-setup configuration
  • Measurement sequencing with loop and stop conditions
  • Nested loops menu leverage measurement capabilities through drag & drop actions to customize the complete sequence
  • Possibility to save sweep plans with all parameters for future use
IQS100B-1
Continuous Wave Measurement

IQS100B-1 Continuous or Pulsed Wave Measurements. IQSTAR is an intuitive single connection circuit measurement software. It offers fast and accurate compression data at multiple frequencies. Live data plotting during measurement enables a clear pass/fail decision with an eye glimpse. Tuning targets allows the user to determine whether the circuit achieves expected results before the end of measurement sequence. Adjust and save the live data template to compare results in an efficient way.

  • Comprehensive Circuit characterization method with Smart Sweep or 2D sweeps (Freq. per Power or Power per Freq.)
  • Different gain compression settings, from Linear gain, Maximum gain, relative compression
  • Fast and easy input power level control at DUT reference plan independently of the RF source and driver amplifier drift or bias voltage drop
  • Extensive list of predefined parameters: harmonic power, OIP, return loss over frequencies & powers
  • Easy definition of different timings with the Chronogram view
  • Connect the bench with AMCAD Pulsed IV Generators to accelerate pulsed IV and PAE measurements
  • Control average and peak power sensors for scalar pulsed measurements
  • Use built-in pulse capabilities of RF generators or drive external RF modulators connected to CW sources
  • VNA-based pulsed measurements in asynchronous or synchronous mode are possible using cost effective hardware
IQS100B-2
IMD Measurements

IQS100B-2 IMD Measurements. Consideration of intermodulation distortion (IMD) is very important for RF and MW circuit characterization. IQSTAR allows a fast analysis of IMD by enabling frequency, tones spacing and power sweeps. Establish the Video Bandwidth (VBW) of your amplifier with a single sweep.

  • Insure real-time 2-tone balance at the DUT reference plan independently of RF sources or driver amplifiers drifts
  • Measure intermodulation products using Vector Network Analyzers or Spectrum Analyzers
  • Nested sweeps of IM3 measurements versus power levels and tone spacings
  • Optimize PA’s Video Bandwidth on the fly with real time measurements and trace history function.
IQS100B-3
Modulated Signal Measurements

IQS100B-3 Modulated Signal Measurements. The growing complexity of wireless systems, imposes a thorough and detailed characterization of RF power amplifiers using wideband signals. IQSTAR enables the measurements of high speed signal quality to evaluate the performances of the amplifier in terms of (EVM, ACPR, BER...)

  • Single setup connection to perform CW, Pulsed, 2-Tones and Modulated Signal analysis
  • Support of different instruments and vendors
  • Nested measurement sweeps capabilities
  • For new hardware (LAN, Visa, PXI), a driver wizard allows to specify the modulation form and the corresponding acquisition mode through a set of SCPI commands
  • Once the user-driver is defined, setup is initialized and measurements are immediately started

Resource center & application notes


Videos

IQSTAR AMCAD Live Demo at IMS 2018