Agilent Technologies has introduced the M9393A PXIe performance vector signal analyser (VSA) which, the company claims, offers speed and accuracy previously unseen in modular instrumentation – up to 27GHz.
The M9393A delivers Agilent’s proven microwave measurement technology in a PXI form-factor for manufacturing and design validation of transmitters and components for radar, military, satellite and commercial wireless communications.
Its design offers engineers the ability to validate the true performance of leading-edge and legacy devices with frequency coverage from 9kHz to 27GHz and 160MHz analysis bandwidth. Its performance includes ±0.15 dB absolute amplitude accuracy, -160 dBm displayed average noise level (DANL), with preamplifier, and +30 dBm third-order intermodulation (TOI); and frequency switching in less than 150 microseconds, dramatically reducing test time to increase throughput.
“The introduction of the M9393A is the culmination of close collaboration between our customers and development teams to provide a breakthrough in microwave signal analysis,” said Agilent’s Mark Pierpoint, vice president and general manager, Modular Solutions Division. “Not only does the PXI form-factor give system-ready capability for single or multi-channel measurements in a small footprint, but it also delivers unmatched speed and the confidence in measurement results that come only with Agilent’s industry-proven measurement science.”
Using the new Agilent M9037A PXI embedded controller, the M9393A measurement capability speed is increased. A high-performance PC computer designed for complex or multi-chassis systems and secure environments, the M9037A features a 2.4 GHz quad-core processor with up to 12 GB/s data bandwidth. The high-speed CPU is based on the Intel i7 4700EQ and adds the advantage of fast computation speeds such as needed for EVM and power measurements, thus decreasing test time and increase throughput.