Power Search

NI RF Signal Generators Help (NI-RFSG 18.1)

Edition Date: June 2018
Part Number: 371025V-01
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A power search temporarily enables the ALC (closed-loop mode), adjusts the RF output power for better accuracy, and then disables the ALC (open-loop mode). Performing a power search is useful during modulation, specifically when you desire the accuracy of the ALC closed-loop mode but cannot enable ALC because doing so interferes with the modulated signal.

Power search is supported only when using the PXIe-5654 RF Analog Signal Generator with the PXIe-5696 Amplitude Extender.

Configuring Power Search Using NI-RFSG

Perform a power search by completing either of the following options:

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ALC Closed Loop Versus Open Loop


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