Keysight launches new X-Series signal analyzers for device makers

Keysight Technologies new X-Series signal analyzers
Testing solutions vendor Keysight Technologies announced the launch of new X-Series signal analyzers targeting device makers.

Multi-touch user interface (UI) that streamlines measurement setup and creates a solid foundation for new solutions is the main feature of the new X-Series signal analyzers.

Performance improvements and feature enhancements address emerging needs in aerospace, defense and wireless communications, said Keysight Technologies.

Keysight Technologies said the UI enables optimization of measurement parameters in two touches. Support for gesture-driven controls, such as pinching, dragging and swiping, makes analysis more immediate and intuitive.

The revamped UXA now offers frequency coverage to 44 or 50 GHz and integrated 1 GHz analysis bandwidth. In addition, the new 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.

Mario Narduzzi, marketing manager of Keysight’s Communications Solutions Group, said: “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.”

The testing solutions suppliers said 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.

Pulse analysis, analog demodulation, noise figure, phase noise, LTE/LTE-Advanced and W-CDMA are some of the targets areas. 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.

The starting price of X-Series signal analyzers with multi-touch is from $13,284 for 3 GHz CXA (N9000B) to $115,743 for 50 GHz UXA (N9040B). Pricing for NFA X-Series models starts at $39,371 for the 3.6 GHz model (N8973B), said Keysight.

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