Three design tools
The RFS System Design Wizard comprises three separate design tools (see
box stories) all accessed via conventional web browser software:
The Base Station Wizard, for cellular base station design
The Microwave Wizard, for multi-site microwave link design
The BDA Wizard, for in-building RF system design
The Wizard utilizes advanced software technology to create a menu-driven
procedure that takes the user through the process of selecting components
that range from the antenna to the radio jumper. A hotlink
key appears at the completion of each element selection stage, providing
access to the selected elements complete WebXPress data sheet.
Once the system design is complete, the designer is presented with a
System Summary Sheet listing the selected components and
the total systems key performance parameters, such as effective
radiative power (ERP), total system loss, voltage standing wave ratio
(VSWR) and system efficiency for a given radio power.
At this point, the Wizard provides a detailed bill of material (BOM)
describing the complete RF system. Once the BOM has been developed,
it may be saved in the users workspace for future reference or
editing, or may be faxed or e-mailed to RFS for customized pricing.
Access to the RFS System Design Wizard is cost-free and straightforward.
Simply visit the RFSworld website at www.rfsworld.com,
then click on Support followed by Software Solutions.
The user then requests a user name and password from RFS by completing
a brief registration form. On approval, youll be e-mailed confirmation
that you have access to the System Design Wizard on-line configuration