Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced new X-Series signal analyzers that provide significantly enhanced capabilities for developers creating next-generation devices. Most notable is a multi-touch user interface (UI) that streamlines measurement setup and creates a solid foundation for new solutions. Performance improvements and feature enhancements address emerging needs in aerospace, defense and wireless communications.
The UI enables optimization of measurement parameters in no more than two touches. Support for gesture-driven controls, such as pinching, dragging and swiping, makes analysis more immediate and intuitive. With consistent operation across the UXA, PXA, MXA, EXA and CXA, learning one means knowing them all.
To help developers create next-generation devices, the flagship UXA now offers frequency coverage to 44 or 50 GHz and integrated 1 GHz analysis bandwidth, an industry first. The PXA now offers benchmark phase noise performance of -136 dBc/Hz at 1 GHz, 10 kHz offset, and real-time bandwidth of 510 MHz with spurious-free dynamic range greater than 75 dBc over the full span.
“These advances in usability and performance show that Keysight is once again affirming its leadership in signal analysis,” said Mario Narduzzi, marketing manager of Keysight’s Communications Solutions Group. “When engineers choose the X-Series, they get accessible performance that puts them closer to the answers they need to achieve their own breakthroughs at RF, microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies.”
To characterize signal interactions in dense radar environments, the UXA and PXA support real-time data streaming at up to 255 MHz bandwidth with 16-bit resolution at 300 MSa/s. When coupled with a data recorder from solution-partner X-COM Systems, the analyzers support real-time acquisition with up to 15 TB (> 3 hrs) of capture memory.
X-Series applications with multi-touch simplify complex operations with proven, ready-to-use measurements for pulse analysis, analog demodulation, noise figure, phase noise, LTE/LTE-Advanced and W-CDMA. The new pulse application accelerates the development and verification of chirped wideband signals, such as those used in advanced radars. Updates to the LTE/LTE-A application simplify characterization of systems that use carrier aggregation by supporting 256QAM and providing visible configuration of all component carriers.
Using the strengths of the X-Series, the new N897xB NFA X-Series noise figure analyzers include a larger display, multi-touch UI, and improved performance compared to their predecessors. These capabilities enhance a user’s ability to make fast, accurate and repeatable noise-figure measurements up to 40 GHz with a dedicated solution.
X-Series signal analyzers with multi-touch are available now with list prices ranging from $13,284 for a 3 GHz CXA (N9000B) to $115,743 for a 50 GHz UXA (N9040B). Pricing for NFA X-Series models starts at $39,371 for the 3.6 GHz model (N8973B).