Go to www.awrcorp.com
Back to search page Click to download printable version of this guide.

VSS Measurement Catalog

NI AWR Design Environment v14.04 Edition

1960 E. Grand Avenue, Suite 430
El SegundoCA 90245
Phone: +1 310.726.3000
Fax: +1 310.726.3005
Website: www.ni.com/awr

U.S. Technical Support phone: 888.349.7610


© 2019 National Instruments. All rights reserved. © 2019 AWR Corporation. All rights reserved.


  • Analog Office, APLAC, AWR, AWR Design Environment, AXIEM, Microwave Office, National Instruments, NI, ni.com and TX-Line are registered trademarks of National Instruments. Visual System Simulator (VSS), Analyst, and AWR Connected are trademarks of AWR Corporation/National Instruments. Refer to the Trademarks section at ni.com/trademarks for other National Instruments trademarks.

  • Other product and company names mentioned herein are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.


For patents covering NI AWR software products/technology, refer to ni.com/patents.

The information in this guide is believed to be accurate. However, no responsibility or liability is assumed by National Instruments for its use.

Table of Contents

About This Book
Additional Documentation
Typographical Conventions
Getting On-Line Help
Annotate VSS Alphabet Size: ALPHSIZE
Annotate VSS Bit Width: BITWIDTH
Annotate VSS Annotate Bi-directional Port Directions: BPORT_DIR
Annotate VSS Signal Center Frequencies: CTRFRQ
Annotate VSS Signal Data Rates: DRATE
Annotate VSS Node Static Es/N0: EsN0
Annotate VSS Node Static Noise PSDs: NOISEPSD
Annotate VSS Node Static Phase Rotations: PHSROT
Annotate VSS Node Static Signal Delays: SIGDLY
Annotate VSS Node Static Signal Powers: SIGPWR
Annotate VSS Signal Sampling Frequencies: SMPFRQ
Annotate VSS Signal Node Time Steps: TSTEP
Annotate Diagnostic
Annotate VSS Input Node Sample Backlog: SMPBKLOG
Annotate VSS Node Samples Processed Count: SMPCNT
Annotate Fixed Point
Annotate VSS Binary Format: BINFMT
Annotate VSS Overflow Management: OVRFLOMGMT
Annotate VSS Underflow Management: UNDRFLOMGMT
Annotate VSS Bit and Decimal Widths: WIDTHS
Time Domain Value vs. Swept Variable: TDVAL_SWP
(Obsolete) System Histogram: S_HIST
Write VSS RF Link Characteristics to Text Data File: RFA_TDF
Instantaneous Frequency vs. Time: FREQ_INST
Inphase vs. Quadrature: IQ
System Waveform: WVFM
System BER
Bit or Symbol Error Rate: BER
BPSK Bit or Symbol Error Rate: BPSK_BERREF
FSK Bit or Symbol Error Rate: FSK_BERREF
QAM Bit or Symbol Error Rate: QAM_BERREF
QPSK Bit or Symbol Error Rate: QPSK_BERREF
System CDMA
Peak Code Domain Error: PCDE
System Eye Diagram
Eye Diagram: EYE
Eye Amplitude: EYE_AMPLITUDE
Eye Corners: EYE_CORNERS
Eye Crossing Info: EYE_CROSSING
Eye Extinction Ratio: EYE_EXTRATIO
Eye Height: EYE_HEIGHT
Eye Histogram: EYE_HIST
Eye Inverse Extinction Ratio: EYE_INVEXTRATIO
Eye Jitter: EYE_JITTER
Eye Level Info: EYE_LEVEL
Eye Overshoot: EYE_OVERSHOOT
Eye Transition: EYE_TRANSITION
Eye Undershoot: EYE_UNDERSHOOT
Eye Width: EYE_WIDTH
GSM Adjacent Channel Power: GSM_ACP
GSM GMSK Modulation Accuracy, Frequency Error: GSM_FRQ
GSM GMSK Modulation Accuracy, Phase Error: GSM_PHS
GSM Power vs. Time: GSM_PVT
GSM Output RF Spectrum: GSM_SPEC
System Noise
Swept Analog Carrier to Interference+Noise Ratio C/(I+N): CINR_A
Swept Integrated Phase Noise: INTG_PHS_NOISE
Swept Noise Factor/Figure (SNR In/SNR Out, Time Domain): NF_TD
Phase Noise: PHS_NOISE
Swept Analog Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Time Domain): SNR_A
System NW Analyzer
Instantaneous AM-AM: AMtoAM_INST
Swept AM to AM: AMtoAM_PS
Instantaneous AM-PM: AMtoPM_INST
Swept AM to PM: AMtoPM_PS
Error Vector Magnitude: EVM
Swept Error Vector Magnitude: EVM_PS
Instantaneous Error Vector Spectrum: EVS
Swept Group Delay: GD_TD
Swept Intermodulation Distortion (dBc): IMD
Swept nth-order Intercept Point: IPn
Instantaneous IQ Error Magnitude: IQERRMAG
Instantaneous IQ Error Phase: IQERRPHS
Power Added Efficiency, Time Domain: PAE_TD
Swept S21: S21_PS
SINAD (Ratio of Total Signal Power to Noise+Distortion): SINAD
Swept Voltage Gain: V_GAIN
Instantaneous S21: V_GAIN_INST
(Obsolete) Small Signal Group Delay: GD_SS
(Obsolete) Small Signal Frequency Response: S21_SS
(Obsolete) Small Signal Impulse Response: TD_SS
System Power
Instantaneous Power vs. Time: PWR_INST
Power Meter (Supports Sweeping): PWR_MTR
Channel Power vs. Time: PWR_vsT
Spectrum-based Spurious Free Dynamic Range: SFDR_SPEC
System RF Budget Analysis
Cascaded Available Gain (Noise Operating Point): C_GA
Cascaded Group Delay: C_GD
Cascaded Linear Gain: C_GN
Cascaded Power Gain: C_GP
Cascaded Operating Point Transducer Gain: C_GT
Cascaded Voltage Gain: C_GV
Cascaded Operating Point Headroom: C_HDRM
Cascaded 2nd Order Intermod Product: C_IM2
Cascaded 3rd Order Intermod Product: C_IM3
Cascaded IP2: C_IP2
Cascaded IP3: C_IP3
Cascaded Integrated Phase Noise: C_IPHS_NOISE
Cascaded Noise Factor/Figure: C_NF
Cascaded P1dB: C_P1DB
Cascaded Phase Noise: C_PHS_NOISE
Cascaded S11: C_S11
Cascaded S21: C_S21
Cascaded S22: C_S22
Cascaded Signal To Noise Ratio: C_SNR
Cascaded Equivalent Input Noise Temperature: C_TE
Cascaded Equivalent Output Noise Temperature: C_TN
Node Simulation Frequency: F_node
Node Power: GC_node
Gain to System Temperature Ratio: G_T
Node Current: I_node
Linear Deviation From Phase: LDVP_node
Node Noise PSD (N0): N0_node
Node Power: P_node
Node Antenna Polarization Properties: POLAR_node
RF Budget Analysis Control Values: RFB_CTLVAL
RF Spurious Free Dynamic Range: SFDR_RFB
Node Signal Power: SPWR_node
Node Noise Temperature: T_node
System Equivalent Noise Temperature: Tsys
Node Voltage: V_node
Node Noise Voltage: Vn_node
Node Impedance: Z_node
System RF Inspector
RF Inspector Control Values: RFI_CTLVAL
RFI Current Spectrum: RFI_I_SPEC
RFI Power in Frequency Band: RFI_PWR_BAND
RFI Power Spectrum: RFI_PWR_SPEC
RFI Voltage Spectrum: RFI_V_SPEC
System Spectrum
Power Spectrum: PWR_SPEC
Power Spectrum, Normalized: PWR_SPECN
Plot Spectral Mask from File
Voltage at Frequency: V_FREQ
Voltage Spectrum: V_SPEC
System Statistics
Complementary Cumulative Distribution Function: CCDF
Probability Density Function: PDF
Histogram: HIST
System Tools
Static Signal Delay Properties: DLY_PROP
Static Power-Noise Ratio Properties: EsN0_PROP
Frequency Properties: FRQ_PROP
Static Noise Properties: NOISE_PROP
Static Phase Rotation Properties: PHS_PROP
Static Signal Power Properties: PWR_PROP

Please send email to awr.support@ni.com if you would like to provide feedback on this article. Please make sure to include the article link in the email.

Legal and Trademark Notice