Quasonix, Inc.

Quasonix, Inc. Telemetry Systems Development Design Flow Improves Productivity 150 Percent
Instead of relying on multiple prototypes, our designers were able to use Microwave Office combined with Modelithics models to optimize a harmonic filter for peak performance. This approach eliminated several PCB spins, which shortened the circuit development cycle one to two months.
Ted Longshore
Senior RF Engineer
Quasonix, Inc.

Business Impact Case Study

Quasonix, Inc. Telemetry Systems Development Design Flow Improves Productivity 150 Percent

Company

Quasonix designs, develops, and manufactures high-performance aeronautical telemetry systems and is a recognized industry leader for spectrally efficient modulations. 

Challenge

Aeronautical telemetry systems provide critical on-board flight information to validate and assess the performance of the aircraft’s subsystems. Aeronautical manufacturers and their suppliers rely on robust instruments to monitor and transmit this information without failure. An issue telemetry product developers face is ensuring excellent agreement between simulations and measured performance in order to be confident about their design optimization results and achieve first pass success. Often the nonlinear models, load-pull power device data, and/or S-parameter models for active, as well as passive, devices that are provided by many device manufacturers are not accurate enough to ensure first-pass design success.

Solution

Quasonix designers have developed a novel design flow that enables design success in a single pass. The methodology uses the NI AWR Design Environment platform, specifically Microwave Office circuit simulation software combined with EM simulation from the AXIEM 3D planar method-of-moments (MoM) solver and highly accurate Modelithics Microwave Global Models™ for passive components and nonlinear models for active devices such as transistors. 

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