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Simulate an NI-RFSA device using NI-RFSA or Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) to develop, modify, and/or test an application without hardware. Using a simulated device to test an application eliminates the risk of hardware damage. Additionally, you can use a simulated NI-RFSA device to evaluate an NI product for which you do not have hardware.
|Note PXI-5600 RF signal downconverters cannot be simulated by MAX or NI-RFSA. PXIe-5624 IF digitizers cannot be simulated by MAX, and can be simulated by NI-RFSA only as components of PXIe-5668 vector signal analyzers. Simulation is supported for all other devices.|
Complete the following steps to create and configure a simulated NI-RFSA device in MAX.
|Note There is no option to simulate a vector signal analyzer. If you want to simulate a vector signal analyzer, you must simulate the individual devices that comprise the vector signal analyzer.|
Complete the following steps to create and configure a simulated NI-RFSA device using NI-RFSA.
When simulating a PXIe-5668, you can use either of the following option string parameters:
Simulate=1, DriverSetup=Model:5606; Digitizer:5624R; LO:5653
To set multiple properties, separate their assignments with a comma.
Driver Setup Options—Refer to this topic for more information about using the Driver Setup string.