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RF Editor
RF Editor, Graphical RF Signal Editing Software
RF Editor

Graphical RF Signal Editor Software Toolkit

X-COM Systems

Drag and Drop Simplicity

RF Editor is a drag and drop graphical editing tool for the modification or creation of I&Q signals of any length. It’s an invaluable tool for modifying and building signal waveforms in the time and frequency domains and is integrated with Spectro-X signal analysis software.

This highly versatile software allows for a broad range of frequency domain signal modifications to move any signal or slice of spectrum anywhere among 10 time domain tracks in the recording. Seemingly difficult tasks such as building a new composite waveform, or bringing the file into Spectro-X for review and analysis, can be accomplished with a single mouse click.

The Advanced Modify feature allows operations to be performed sequentially and automatically. Shift frequency, perform file decimation by any integer value, apply a filter with a bandwidth as narrow as 10% of the decimated signal span, and interpolate a new span to adjust occupied bandwidth. Also allows for alignment of the frequency domain modified files on 10 different time tracks.

This highly flexible software accepts recordings captured with the IQC5000B or IQC91000A Record and Playback Systems, other systems, or waveform segments created from MATLAB. Once modified in RF Editor and analyzed in Spectro-X, recordings are available to the IQC5000B or IQC91000A Record and Playback Systems for direct playback, or output to any vector signal generator.

  • Quickly build signal libraries using menu-driven filters, decimation and interpolation, and frequency-shifting functions. No limitation on file duration.
  • Build custom waveforms using search results from Spectro-X. Select non-contiguous waveform segments stitch them into a custom waveform.
  • Change time duration and time track position of waveform segments with drag and drop mouse operation and simple menu inputs.
  • Presets allow quick frequency shifting and span adjustment.
  • Adjust power levels of each signal with resolution greater than 0.1 dB.
  • Reduce signal span with a simple decimation operation.
  • Replicate and offset spectrum from the original by any amount of frequency shift.
  • Extend waveform segment duration and modify its end time with a mouse click.
  • Drag-and-drop placement and alignment of signals in the time domain.
  • Apply bandpass filters to waveform segments with a 3 dB passband as a percentage of the capture bandwidth of the signal.
  • Apply linear or file-driven time domain magnitude profiles to signals at the beginning and end of waveform segments or between consecutive signals to avoid frequency domain spreading.
RF Editor, Graphical RF Signal Editing Software
RF Editor
product specifications:
Item No
RF Editor
Item Name
Graphical RF Signal Editing Software
Bandpass: Ripple less than 0.001 dB
Bandstop: Rejection greater than 80 dB
Filter Parameters: Filter type, start frequency (Hz), stop frequency (Hz)
Filter Characteristics
See Datasheet
Magnitude Ramping
Straight line slope over user-specified number of samples or user-created functions stored in file (single precision, float). Apply to spectrum segment beginning and end or in between repeated segments.
Waveform Editing
Interpolation/Decimation: User specified span change; integer ratio required between initial and final spans.

Frequency Shifting: Replication and offset from original frequency by user specified amount (1Hz resolution).

Signal Duration: Length and duration of sample file; single sample time resolution.

Signal Level Adjustment: Scalar multiplier on I&Q magnitudes. If resulting magnitude > 32,767, all sample files are scaled by a fixed amount to maintain relative levels.
Multiplier is then applied to selected file.

Time Tracks: Up to 10
Input and Output File Formats
Hardware Requirements
Windows 7 (32 bit min, 64-bit recommended), 10 MB free space on OS drive, USB 3.0 or eSATA, mouse or trackball, 1 GB RAM (required, 2 GB or more recommended)
compatible devices:
Dual Channel RF Record and Playback System
RF Record and Playback System
RF Signal Analysis Software