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Signal Quality Analysis Automation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014029D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Le, D Blackburn, L Taylor, B Scott, DD Green, S Pacheco, J Bristow, J Wolford, R Hopp, J

Abstract

Disclosed is Signal Quality Analysis Automation (SQAA), a voice activated measurement tool. SQAA consists of a PC, oscilloscope and server interface with software that coordinates and automates the signal quality analysis process. The tool performs various measurements on each signal. The results of the specified measurements will determine the characteristics of the signal. This automated tool will make the signal quality measurement results more consistent between engineers/technicians and streamline the process to make it more efficient. Hardware Requirements For optimal system performance, the hardware requirements include one server PC and a client PC connected directly to each of the oscilloscopes that are used to perform the automated signal quality analysis. The server PC and the client PC(s) are connected together through 10/100 ENET network. The minimum hardware configuration for a setup with one signal quality analysis station is one server PC, one client PC and one oscilloscope. Functional Blocks Description