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mclineParticipantmcline September 28, 2021 at 10:18 am
Could you explain what the check box “Output Signal Average” on the VSG60 software application is doing? Is this the Average of the I/Q samples, or the Average of the magnitude?
AndrewModeratorAndrew September 28, 2021 at 10:30 am
Copied from the VSG60 users manual. This should clear things up. In this description, average power = average power of the I/Q samples, power = (i^2 + q^2)
Output Signal Average – When enabled, the signal generator output level will be adjusted to ensure the average signal power transmitted is equal to the output level selected. The average signal power is calculated after any I/Q scaling is applied. For example, if the waveform has an average power of -6dBFS (after scaling), and the output level is set to -20dBm, the output level is adjusted to -14dBm to ensure the average signal power output is -20dBm. The output level cannot be adjusted beyond +10dBm. For signals with long off durations, this should be disabled, as the average power of the signal will be significantly lowered with long off periods.
mclineParticipantmcline September 28, 2021 at 10:55 am
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