Microwave Journal

CXA-m PXIe Signal Analyzer: M9290A

September 16, 2014

M9290AKeysight Technologies Inc. announced the industry’s first signal analyzer to provide swept and FFT-based capabilities in the PXI form factor. The Keysight M9290A CXA-m PXIe signal analyzer delivers fully specified performance up to 26.5 GHz and provides best-in-class specifications in key areas such as sensitivity and dynamic range.

The CXA-m supports testing of components, boards and systems in a variety of applications, including military maintenance operations at the intermediate and depot levels (I-level and D-level, respectively). Example devices-under-test include radios such as those used in the military, public safety, avionics, radar, electronic warfare and satellites. The rich set of built-in measurement capabilities, including swept and FFT modes in the same instrument, accelerates tasks such as the identification of spurious signals and harmonics.

“In test system development, one of the crucial requirements is doing more in less space,” said Brian LeMay, general manager of Keysight’s Chengdu Instruments Division. “By leveraging the same measurement science and calibration used in our X-Series signal analyzers, the CXA-m eliminates the tradeoffs between footprint and precision in signal analysis.”

The CXA-m also reduces time and effort in system deployment. For example, it ensures seamless transitions between R&D, manufacturing and maintenance by providing 100-percent compatibility with code written for Keysight’s X-Series signal analyzers and ESA spectrum analyzers. Ready-to-use drivers and SCPI commands simplify evaluation and programming.

To help ease the transition from benchtop to modular, the CXA-m has the same user interface as the X-Series signal analyzers. In addition, code developed on a benchtop MXA or PXA signal analyzer in R&D or design verification can be used with a PXI-based system that includes the CXA-m, and the code typically runs without modifications.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The M9290A CXA-m will be available starting Nov. 1 and will be priced as follows:

  • M9290A-F03, 10 Hz to 3.0 GHz: $16,000
  • M9290A-F07, 10 Hz to 7.5 GHz: $21,000
  • M9290A-F13, 10 Hz to 13.6 GHz: $26,000
  • M9290A-F26, 10 Hz to 26.5 GHz: $32,000

More information is available online at www.keysight.com/find/CXA-m.