Bee Wave Platform
BeeWave is a novel concept that allows users to build complete RF circuits with their own hands, from the comfort of their desks and with no special tools required. No longer will you need to worry about biasing, powering or matching complex tracks on your PCB, BeeWave acts like an RF breadboard where you just need to place and connect different modules (each representing an RF function) and let BeeWave worry about the rest.
Fixed gain amplifier optimized for applications requiring high performance & wide bandwidth gain blocks.
Variable gain amplifier
Wideband low noise amplifier
Band Pass Filter based on ceramic filters technology.
Band Pass Filter based on SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) technology.
Ceramic Low pass filter module.
High performance, Wide band Microwave double balanced passive mixer (can be used for frequency up-conversion or down-conversion)
Ultra-wideband phase-locked loop (PLL) with integrated voltage control oscillators (VCOs) with good phase noise and spurious performance.
SPDT absorptive RF switch
10 MHz clock reference source used to provide reference clock inputs to local oscillators.
Power Supply module providing DC supply to all other Beewave modules through the backplane
Wideband variable attenuator
- Wideband Amplifiers Different models up to 6 GHz (Variable gain / PC controlled)
- LNA Wideband up to 2,700 MHz
- Mixers Different models, wideband up to 14 GHz (PC Controlled)
- RF Switches 2-Port & 4-Port up to 6 GHz (PC Controlled)
- Low pass filters Different models up to 6 GHz
- Band pass filters Different models up to 6 GHz (Narrow/Wideband)
- Variable Attenuators Different models up to 6 GHz (PC Controlled)
- Clock Reference 10 MHz, up to 4 output ports
- PLL / LO Wideband up to 6 GHz (PC controlled)
This experiment aims at exploring the functionality and structure of RF down-converters. Student will understand the underlying technology and learn how to implement, setup, and operate a single stage down-converter using SpectraTronix BeeWave System through interaction with the system in depth to comprehend the effects of different building blocks and their functions.