A scalable PXIe microwave signal generator with frequency coverage up to 44GHz and modulation bandwidth up to 1GHz for generating complex waveforms used in emerging 5G and aerospace and defence DVT applications has been announced by Keysight Technologies. Exclusive DDS technology with the synthesiser VCO provides excellent phase noise performance.
When combined with the baseband performance, the M9383A PXIe signal generator delivers one per cent EVM, a critical measure of 5G modulated signal performance, for 800 MHz wide pre-5G waveforms.
Engineers can now create Keysight-validated Verizon pre-5G standard (5GTF) compliant waveforms and 5G candidate waveforms, such as 8 x 100 MHz OFDM component carriers (CC), for the PXIe signal generator using Keysight’s Signal Studio or SystemVue software.
The software also allows engineers to create custom waveforms for emerging wireless, 5G new radio (5G NR) and aerospace and defence applications.
The M9383A PXIe vector signal generator is integrated in Keysight’s 5G testbed reference solution, adopted by several 5G development teams working across the sub-6GHz, 28GHz, and 39GHz bands.
In addition to offering size and test speed benefits, the PXIe 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 2GHz are supported through external IQ inputs.
Keysight’s rapid repair turnaround, with industry-leading calibration, core exchange strategy and standard three-year warranty, maximises system uptime to reduce the total cost of ownership.