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PXIe microwave signal generator

11 October 2017 Test & Measurement

Keysight Technologies announced the industry’s first scalable PXIe microwave signal generator with frequency coverage up to 44 GHz and modulation bandwidth up to 1 GHz for generating complex waveforms used in emerging 5G and aerospace and defence DVT applications.

Exclusive DDS technology with the synthesiser VCO provides excellent phase noise performance. When combined with the baseband performance, the M9383A PXIe signal generator delivers 1% EVM, a critical measure of 5G modulated signal performance, for 800 MHz wide pre-5G waveforms. The instrument is integrated in Keysight’s 5G testbed reference solution, adopted by several 5G development teams working across the sub-6 GHz, 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands.

In addition to offering size and test speed benefits, the signal generator is scalable and upgradable. Engineers can add channels to either vector or analog configurations. Users also can upgrade frequency, bandwidth and other performance characteristics as signal standards evolve. Modulation bandwidths of up to 2 GHz are supported through external IQ inputs.

For more information contact Tshiamo Mogakwe, Concilium Technologies, +27 (0)12 678 9200, info@concilium.co.za, www.concilium.co.za



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