Pulse radar analysis software adds test flexibility

Posted By : Mick Elliott
Pulse radar analysis software adds test flexibility

Keysight Technologies has announced comprehensive pulsed radar analysis software in the shape of the 89600 VSA software’s pulse analysis option (BHQ). It is used in radar and electronic counter measure applications for capturing and analysing threats and jamming responses. The software option gives R&D engineers the flexibility to define unique pulse characteristics and analyse them in the time and frequency domains. 

The software option gives R&D engineers the flexibility to define unique pulse characteristics and analyse them in the time and frequency domains. The software also provides tabular statistical reports summarising the critical pulse parameters that are of interest to system designers.

Used in conjunction with the recently introduced UXA X-Series signal analyser, designers can make pulse measurements up to 510 MHz analysis bandwidth – the widest RF analysis bandwidth available today. The analyser also has excellent phase noise and dynamic range specifications.

For designers using the Infiniium oscilloscopes or the M9703A wideband digitiser to achieve even wider bandwidths, a new segmented memory capture feature can reduce memory consumption. By recording only pulses, with minimal recording of off-pulse time, segmented memory capture makes a longer recording period possible.

This means that these instruments can now gather a greater amount of data, allowing designers to characterise complex pulse signals with more confidence..

In a parallel effort, Keysight has updated the N9051A X-Series pulse measurement software to the N9051B. The updated software offers pulse analysis up to 160 MHz bandwidth using the PXA, MXA and EXA X-Series signal analysers with the Windows 7 operating system.

The N9051B pulse measurement software with Option 5FP features deep capture which provides up to 50 million samples of capture depth. This is more than a 100 times increase over the prior N9051A software. Customers who already own the N9051A software and want to add Option 5FP must upgrade to the N9051B software.


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