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Spread-Spectrum PN Sequence Generators

New Wave Instruments offers a line of three fully-programmable PN sequence generators, designed primarily for developing and testing DSSS, FHSS, and CDMA spread-spectrum communication systems. The convenient LRS-100 is a 16-stage desktop generator, and the LRS-205 and LRS-220 are 32-stage rack-mount generators with GPIB capability. All three provide linear recursive sequence (LRS) outputs at baseband, and include both TTL outputs and AC outputs for directly driving double-balanced modulators and mixers.


LRS-100 Spread Spectrum Generator

Price:   $11,000 (Domestic)
Delivery:   From stock to 30 days

The LRS-100 generates PN sequences that are useful for developing and testing both spread spectrum and conventional data communication systems. These sequences are generated with a configurable 16-stage linear-feedback shift register (LFSR).

The register size, feedback taps, initial register contents (initial fill), and length of the linear recursive sequence (LRS) are all fully programmable. Supported codes include PN, Gold, Orthogonal-Gold, JPL, Barker, truncated, and appended codes. (The register size for Gold/JPL codes is limited to R8.) Different modes of operation include BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK (SQPSK), and Burst Mode for radar applications, with a maximum chip rate of 25 MHz.

A built-in clock and data simulator are included for the user's convenience, or external sources can be selected. External inputs include clock, preset, start/stop, and data to be spread. External outputs include a buffered clock, I and Q direct sequences, sequence-repeat (epoch) strobes, and a parallel interface for driving a frequency hopper. In addition, ports are provided for conveniently connecting a pair of LRS-100s together in a master/slave configuration for maintaining synchronization between the two. This feature is particularly useful for transmitter/receiver applications.

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    Photo:  LRS-100 Spread Spectrum Generator.
       
    * Configurable R2 to R16 Pseudonoise Generator
    * Programmable:
    Feedback Taps
    Sequence Starting Point
    Sequence Truncation Length
    * BPSK, QPSK, and OQPSK (SQPSK) Modulation
    * Generates R16 PN and Barker Codes. R8 Gold, Ortho-Gold, JPL, and Syncopated Codes. Truncated and Appended Codes
    * Burst Mode for Radar Applications
    * 25 MHz Maximum Chip (Shift) Rate
    * 1 Hz to 20 MHz Internal Clock
    * Internal 16-Bit Data Simulator
    * Various High-Speed TTL I/O for Precision Control
    * Parallel Output for Driving a Frequency Hopper
    * Synchronous Operation of Two or More LRS-100s
       
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Feature Comparison Table


LRS-205 Spread Spectrum Generator

Base Price:   $16,000 (Domestic)
Delivery:   From stock to 30 days

The LRS-205 generates PN sequences that are useful for developing and testing both spread spectrum and conventional data communication systems. These sequences are generated with a configurable 32-stage linear-feedback shift register (LFSR).

The register size, feedback taps, initial register contents (initial fill), and length of the linear recursive sequences (LRS) can all be set manually via a soft menu on the display, or automatically via an optional GPIB interface. Supported codes include PN, truncated and appended PN, and Barker codes. Different modes of operation include BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK (SQPSK), and Burst Mode for radar applications, with a maximum chip rate of 25 MHz.Custom configurations are available upon request.

External inputs include clock, preset, start/stop, and data to be spread. External outputs include a buffered clock, I and Q direct sequences, a sequence-repeat (epoch) strobe, and a parallel interface for driving a frequency hopper. In addition, ports are provided for conveniently connecting a pair of LRS-205s together in a master/slave configuration for maintaining synchronization between the two. This feature is particularly useful for transmitter/receiver applications.

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    Photo:  LRS-205 Spread Spectrum Generator.
Rack-mount keyboard not shown.
       
    * Configurable R2 to R32 Pseudonoise Generator
    * Programmable:
    Feedback Taps
    Sequence Starting Point
    Sequence Truncation Length
    * BPSK, QPSK, and OQPSK (SQPSK) Modulation
    * Generates PN, Truncated/Appended PN, and Barker Codes
    * Burst Mode for Radar Applications
    * 25 MHz Maximum Chip (Shift) Rate
    * Various High-Speed TTL I/O for Precision Control
    * Parallel Output for Driving a Frequency Hopper
    * Synchronous Operation of Two or More LRS-205s
    * Optional GPIB Interface (IEEE 488.2 and SCPI Compliant)
    * Rack-Mount Chassis
    * Low Profile Slide-Out Keyboard
       
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Feature Comparison Table


LRS-220 Spread Spectrum Generator

Base Price:   $22,000 (Domestic)
Delivery:   From stock to 30 days

The LRS-220 includes all the functionality of the LRS-205, but is equipped with two sequence generators, thus enabling it to generate Gold, JPL and syncopated codes.

The LRS-220 generates PN sequences that are useful for developing and testing both spread spectrum and conventional data communication systems. These sequences are generated with configurable 32-stage linear-feedback shift registers (LFSR).

The register size, feedback taps, initial register contents (initial fill), and length of the linear recursive sequences (LRS) can all be set manually via a soft menu on the display, or automatically via an optional GPIB interface. Supported codes include PN, Gold, Orthogonal-Gold, JPL, Barker, truncated, and appended codes. Different modes of operation include BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK (SQPSK), and Burst Mode for radar applications, with a maximum chip rate of 25 MHz.Custom configurations are available upon request.

External inputs include clock, preset, start/stop, and data to be spread. External outputs include a buffered clock, I and Q direct sequences, sequence-repeat (epoch) strobes, and a parallel interface for driving a frequency hopper. In addition, ports are provided for conveniently connecting a pair of LRS-220s together in a master/slave configuration for maintaining synchronization between the two. This feature is particularly useful for transmitter/receiver applications.

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    Photo:  LRS-220 Spread Spectrum Generator.
Rack-mount keyboard not shown.
       
    * Two configurable R2 to R32 Pseudonoise Generators
    * Programmable:
    Feedback Taps
    Sequence Starting Point
    Sequence Truncation Length
    * BPSK, QPSK, and OQPSK (SQPSK) Modulation
    * Generates PN, Gold, Ortho-Gold, JPL, Barker, Truncated, Appended, and Syncopated Codes
    * Burst Mode for Radar Applications
    * 25 MHz Maximum Chip (Shift) Rate
    * Various High-Speed TTL I/O for Precision Control
    * Parallel Output for Driving a Frequency Hopper
    * Synchronous Operation of Two or More LRS-220s
    * Optional GPIB Interface (IEEE 488.2 and SCPI Compliant)
    * Rack-Mount Chassis
    * Low Profile Slide-Out Keyboard
       
    Download Brochure
Feature Comparison Table


Product Naming Debate

The market for our generators is very small. Not being "mainstream" instruments, there is no consensus on what they should be called. Following is a list of possibilities, which we provide here so that engineers searching the Web will be able to find our products, regardless of what they choose to call them:

Direct Sequence Generator
DSSS Generator
FHSS Generator
Gold Code Generator
LRS Generator
PN Generator
PN Code Generator
PN Sequence Generator
PRBS Generator
Pseudo-Noise Generator
Pseudo-Noise Code Generator
Pseudo-Noise Sequence Generator
Pseudonoise Code Generator
Pseudonoise Generator
Pseudonoise Sequence Generator
Pseudo-Random Bit Generator
Pseudo-Random Bit Sequence Generator
Pseudo-Random Code Generator
Pseudo-Random Noise Generator
Pseudo-Random Sequence Generator
Pseudorandom Bit Generator
Pseudorandom Bit Sequence Generator
Pseudorandom Code Generator
Pseudorandom Noise Generator
Pseudorandom Sequence Generator
Spread Spectrum Generator
Direct Sequence Generators
DSSS Generators
FHSS Generators
Gold Code Generators
LRS Generators
PN Generators
PN Code Generators
PN Sequence Generators
PRBS Generators
Pseudo-Noise Generators
Pseudo-Noise Code Generators
Pseudo-Noise Sequence Generators
Pseudonoise Generators
Pseudonoise Code Generators
Pseudonoise Sequence Generators
Pseudo-Random Bit Generators
Pseudo-Random Bit Sequence Generators
Pseudo-Random Code Generators
Pseudo-Random Noise Generators
Pseudo-Random Sequence Generators
Pseudorandom Bit Generators
Pseudorandom Bit Sequence Generators
Pseudorandom Code Generators
Pseudorandom Noise Generators
Pseudorandom Sequence Generators
Spread Spectrum Generators
An Awesome Generator

Drop us a line if you think of a better name for our generators.

 
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Relevant Search Terms

For the benefit of those searching the Web, following are search terms relevant to this page:

Spread Spectrum Topics:

Acquisition, Append, CDMA, Correlator, Frequency Hopping, Generation, Gold Sequence, Gold Sequences, I & Q Signals, JPL Code, JPL Codes, Linear Recursive Sequences, M-Sequence, Maximal Length, Maximum Length Sequence, ML, MLS, Offset QPSK, Orthogonal Gold Code, Orthogonal Gold Codes, PN Code Generator, PN Code Generators, Preferred Pair, Preferred Pairs, Pseudo-Noise Sequences, Pseudonoise Code Generator, Pseudonoise Sequences, Pseudo-Random Bit Sequences, Pseudo-Random Sequences, Pseudorandom Binary Sequence, Pseudorandom Binary Sequences, Pseudorandom Sequences, Spread Spectrum Communication, Staggered QPSK, Synchronize, Synchronizer, Synchronization, Truncate, W-CDMA, WCDMA, Wideband CDMA

RF & Microwave Topics:

Autocorrelation, Cross-Correlation, Demodulation, Demodulator, Digital, Modulation, Modulator

Resources:

Manufacturer, Manufacturers, Product, Products, System, Systems, Technique, Technology, Test Equipment, Tester, Testers

British Equivalents:

Synchronise, Synchroniser, Synchronisation







   
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