This is the System Screen for the RF Workbench software. It represents a basic component lineup for a frequency conversion stage. Each of
the triangular yellow icons represents a mini cascade of five components (passive or active), the square green icons represent a filter, the
round blue icon represents a mixer. and the square red icon represents a local oscillator.
The relative positions of the input amplifier/filter can be swapped (filter first), as can the output amplifier/filter positions. To edit
each component, just click on the icon and a window will open with all the necessary fields. Every input is fully tested for validity so that
erroneous data cannot be entered.
The white rectangle at the input represents all of the input parameters, and can be edited by clicking on it. If desired, the output data
of a previous stage (as with a multiple frequency conversion) can be used rather than simply sweeping the input across a frequency range.
All necessary mixer parameters, including the spur table, is set by clicking on the mixer icon. Mixer spur table files can be loaded from
the editor screen.
The local Oscillator (LO) can be either a fixed or swept frequency, and its power level set in its editing window.
Once all the parameters are set, then out data is viewed in the graph at the bottom. All parameters can be individually turned on or off.
Graph scale can be set manually, defined with the mouse, or allowed to auto-scale. Clicking on the white Midband Output rectangle opens a wind
with a tabulated list of output numerical values.
Return to the main RF Workbench
Note: An error has been reported in the Calculate Spur Level auxiliary window where the gains of the Gain 1 and Gain 2 components is not included
in the spur product power. You can get the correct answer by manually adding those two gain values.