mmWave analysis extended to 110 GHz, single-sweep

October 05, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Keysight has announced its N9041B UXA X-Series signal analyzer, describing it as the first to provide single-sweep, continuous frequency coverage to 110 GHz with a maximum analysis bandwidth of up to 5 GHz.

Presenting it as a breakthrough in spectrum and signal analysis at millimeter-wave frequencies, Keysight highlights advanced front-end circuitry that achieves low loss and efficient mixing, providing a displayed average noise level (DANL) as low as –150 dBm/Hz when characterizing wideband modulated signals in the millimeter-wave band.


“Together with the 802.11ad RF test solution, the UXA adds a new level of insight to millimeter-wave applications such as 5G, 802.11ad and automotive radar, and it is the next step in our program to bring technology above 50 GHz to commercial applications,” the company comments.


Keysight used its own software and simulation tools in design of the instrument, to achieve first-time-correct designs of its millimeter-wave circuits. Keysight engineers also used the company’s millimeter-wave measurement tools, including network analyzers, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, signal generators and associated application software, to fully characterize their devices.