KeysightTechnologies Introduces Scalable PXI Microwave Signal Generator, Generates Complex Waveforms Required for Emerging 5G, Aerospace and Defense Wideband Applications
 
New PXIe signal generator meets critical 1 percent EVM and 1 GHz bandwidth requirements for complex waveforms up to 44 GHz
 
SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 5, 2017 – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced the industry’s first scalable PXIe microwave signal generator with frequency coverage up to 44 GHz and modulation bandwidth up to 1 GHz for generating complex waveforms used in emerging 5G and aerospace and defense DVT applications. Exclusive DDS technology with the synthesizer VCO provides excellent phase noise performance. When combined with the baseband performance, the M9383A PXIe signal generator delivers 1 percent 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 defense 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-6 GHz, 28 GHz, and 39 GHz bands.
 
“Wideband devices introduce new challenges in terms of signal quality, flatness and calibration,” said Ron Harrison, director of sales and marketing, Keysight Internet Infrastructure. “Working with key customers, we found the M9383A exhibits the performance and scalability needed for R&D to easily transition to DVT and manufacturing, bringing immediate value in cost of ownership.”
 
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 2 GHz are supported through external IQ inputs.
 
Keysight’s rapid repair turnaround, with industry-leading calibration, core exchange strategy and standard three-year warranty, maximizes system uptime to reduce the total cost of ownership.
 
Additional Information
 Additional information about Keysight’s PXIe instruments is available at www.keysight.com/find/pxi. Information about the M9383A PXIe signal generator is available at www.keysight.com/find/m9383a. PXIe analog and vector signal generator product images are available at www.keysight.com/find/m9383a-images.
 
Keysight will demonstrate the M9383A PXIe signal generator at the IMS 2017 conference, Booth 1526, June 6–8.
 
About Keysight in 5G
 The development of 5G depends on up-to-date tools that let designers easily explore new signals, scenarios and topologies. Keysight’s 5G solutions are ready to enable deeper insights as development evolves with the standard. In design and test, Keysight is helping industry leaders innovate across new and existing technologies as they transform ideas into reality. Additional information about Keysight’s 5G design, test and measurement solutions is available at www.keysight.com/find/5G.
 
About Keysight Technologies
 Keysight Technologies is a leading technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost. Keysight’s solutions go where the electronic signal goes, from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $2.9B in fiscal year 2016. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.