Keysight adds 50 GHz extension to M9393A signal analyzer

Keysight 50 GHz extension to M9393A signal analyzer
Wireless test solutions company Keysight Technologies announced a 50 GHz frequency extension to the M9393A PXIe performance vector signal analyzer (VSA).

The M9393A targets manufacturing and design validation of modems, transponders and sub-components for commercial and military satellite communications.

The design of the M9393A supports engineers to validate the performance of Ka-band designs with continuous frequency sweeps from 3.6 to 50 GHz (option FRX) and direct access to 800 MHz of IF bandwidth (option WB1), said Keysight in an official statement.

Keysight said the M9393A promises average noise level (DANL) better than -155 dBm/Hz at 40 GHz and accelerated sweep speed. It provides the fastest low-level spur searching capability. The modular form factor allows for dual channel configuration in a single chassis for increased measurement density and time synchronous multi-channel radio frequency measurements.

“Satellite communication system designers are utilizing the 26.5 to 40 GHz Ka-band to enable high-throughput data links,” said Mario Narduzzi, marketing manager of Keysight’s Communications Measurement Solutions Division.

The M9393A’s low noise floor in Ka-band, combined with Keysight’s 89600 VSA software enables measurements of 20 GHz of spectrum with -110 dBm DANL, in less than 10 seconds.

The M9393A’s frequency sweep speed allows developers to track minute signal distortions that were previously not practical to examine.

The extensible modular architecture of the M9393A allows for easy addition of the M9169E PXI-h switchable input programmable attenuator module, recommended for low noise, high reliability power control up to 50 GHz. The M9169E also enables automatic routing of the M9393A’s built-in calibrator signal, improving amplitude accuracy and uptime.

The price of M9393A with options FRX and WB1 is $77,000, while the M9169E is now available for $12,000.

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