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December 5, 2022 - Vista, California - Axiom Test Equipment, Inc., an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new press release entitled "Tracking Testers for Radars & Communications Systems," that explains how ideal signal sources for testing communications and radar equipment should combine high performance with versatility. Communications systems transfer information between locations while radars search for targets. A quick review of the essential differences between communications and radar systems can help target the types of test equipment with the capabilities needed to optimize the performance of each type of electronic system.

The types of signals used in communications and radar systems are as diverse as the types of systems themselves. Communications systems range from short-range wireless Bluetooth links, such as between a computer and printer, and more complex 5G wireless networks with billions of users worldwide. Radars are now used in all markets, from automotive safety to weather forecasting, with signals covering a wide range of power levels as well as waveform configurations, from CW signals to extremely short pulses.

Digital technology has enabled the development of versatile signal sources and analyzers with high performance, capable of generating and scrutinizing the complex waveforms that power modern communications and radar systems. Learn more information about amplifiers and signal generators by reading the full post on Axiom’s website.

Tracking Testers for Radars & Communications Systems


Communications links and radars are among the most widely used electronic systems, and for most markets, whether military or commercial, industrial or medical. Both systems can make a difference between life and death, whether on a battlefield, in a home, or on a highway, although functioning in much separate ways. Communications systems transfer information between locations while radars search for targets. Their functions are made possible by diverse types of electromagnetic (EM) waveforms and, as a result, test equipment that is optimum for one type of system may not be as well suited for the other type of system. A quick review of the essential differences between communications and radar systems can help target the types of test equipment with the capabilities needed to optimize the performance of each type of electronic system.

Communications systems function by modulating a continuous-wave (CW) carrier signal, by varying a signal characteristic to create amplitude modulation (AM), frequency modulation (FM), or phase modulation (PM). A communications channel consists of a transmitter sending a modulated signal by a direct-path route or via reflections from obstructions such as buildings to a receiver. Two-way communications are possible with a transmitter and receiver (or transceiver) at both ends of the communications channel. Networked communications ties multiple users back and forth through some form of switching transceiver station, such as a base station in a wireless cellular network.

Radar systems can operate with CW signals as well as with short-duration pulses. In contrast to a communications system in which low-power signals are sent from a transmitter to a remote receiver, a radar system transmits higher-power signals back to itself, after bouncing them off some form of target, which may be moving or in a fixed location. Changes that have occurred in the signal characteristics from the time it is transmitted to the time it is received provide details about a target that...


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Established in 2005, Axiom Test Equipment strives to continually improve itself and offer the best value for its customers. We offer our customers several practical, efficient and cost effective solutions for their business or projects' test equipment needs. Whether you need to rent & buy test equipment, repair test equipment, sell or trade equipment, we are committed to providing superior customer service and high quality electronic test equipment.

At Axiom Test Equipment we provide several services. We rent electronic test and measurement equipment. We also sell test equipment. If you have a piece of malfunctioning or broken test equipment we also have an in-house repair lab. For anyone seeking a way to offload their surplus or obsolete equipment, we offer a trade-in program or we can buy the equipment from you.

We stock a comprehensive inventory of equipment and can use our extensive network to find you those hard to get items. We believe in getting equipment to you quickly and at a competitive price.



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2610 Commerce Way 
Vista, CA  92081
Phone: (760) 806-6600

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