Getting Started Guide
- Download the X-MWsystem Getting Started Guide
Download the Getting Started Guide to learn more about the design system. You’ll likely want to start with a Prototyping Station Kit (XM-PSK2-07) which includes a 32×32 prototyping plate, 2 – 50 GHz probes, and test cables. GSG jumpers and anchors are relatively inexpensive and the quantity needed depends on the size of your design. Next, RF part selection often starts with the schematic made on the back of a napkin or through the interactive Mechanical Layout Tool available on the X-Microwave website.
Installing the gsg Jumper
- Watch the gsg Jumper installation video: https://youtu.be/-pQ4NB1JlVA
X-MWcontroller RasPi Touch Interface
- Download the X-MWcontroller Getting Started Guide
- Download the X-MWcontroller Parts Library Software Update (latest_update.tar.gz)
The touch interface comes loaded with an intuitive configuration interface for all supported SPI and parallel controlled parts. The plug-and-play interface give you a common method for configuring PLL’s, digital step attenuators, and more on the bench without the need for installing software.
Download the HMC980 Tuning Guide
The HMC980 is an active bias controller that automatically adjusts the gate voltage of an external amplifier to achieve constant bias current. The X-Microwave PCB layout 135 integrates the HMC980 with both a positive and negative supply voltage regulators enabling convenient support for a wide range of amplifiers. While X-Microwave offers a wide range of pre-configured bias controllers, PCB 135 can also be re-configured to support other amplifiers by replacing a few key resistors. To learn more about customizing the HMC980 review the attached HMC980 Tuning Guide.