Measures noise figure of system
RF Blockset / Circuit Envelope / Testbenches
Noise Figure Testbench to measure the noise figure (NF) of
an RF device under test (DUT).
Use Internal Configuration block— Use testbench internal configuration block
Select to use testbench internal configuration block. Clear this parameter to specify your own configuration block.
When using your own configuration block, parameters such as step size, fundamental tones, harmonic order, and simulate noise may affect the measured results.
Simulate noise (both stimulus and DUT internal)— Enable noise modeling in stimulus signal
Select to enable noise modeling in the stimulus signal entering the DUT and inside the DUT. In the NF testbench, this parameter is permanently disabled because stimulus noise is required for meaningful noise calculation.
To enable this parameter, select Use internal Configuration block.
Input power amplitude (dBm)— Input power to DUT
-30(default) | scalar
Input power to DUT, specified as a scalar in dBm. You can change the input
power by entering the value in the text box or selecting a value using the
knob. The specified input power represents the power available at the input
ports of the DUT. The valid values are between -
Input frequency (Hz)— Carrier frequency of DUT
2.1e9(default) | scalar
Carrier frequency of the DUT, specified as a scalar in Hz. Input frequency must greater than baseband bandwidth.
Output frequency (Hz)— Output frequency of DUT
2.1e9(default) | scalar
Output frequency of DUT, specified as a scalar in Hz. Output frequency must greater than baseband bandwidth.
Baseband bandwidth (Hz)— Baseband bandwidth of input signal
10e6(default) | scalar
Baseband bandwidth of input signal, specified as a scalar in Hz. The value must be greater than zero.
Source impedance (Ohm)— Source impedance to measure DUT
50(default) | complex finite scalar
Source impedance to measure DUT, specified as a complex finite scalar in ohms. The real part of the impedance must be positive.
Clear noise history— Clear noise history
Use this button to clear noise history used for internal noise measurement. When a DUT has an initial settling time duration, it is recommended to clear noise history after this duration. This improves the accuracy and convergence of noise measurement.
Show Response spectrum— View response spectrum using a spectrum scope during simulation
Select to view response spectrum using a spectrum scope during simulation.
Ground and hide negative terminals— Internally ground and hide RF circuit terminals
Select to internally ground and hide the negative terminals. Clear to expose the negative terminals. By exposing these terminals, you can connect them to other parts of your model.
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