Keysight Analyzers Enable Customers To Take Accurate Measurements With Less Phase Noise Interference

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has enhanced the company´s performance network analyzers (PNA and PNA-X) to deliver greater flexibility and accuracy while speeding and simplifying required measurements, the company said.

Network analyzers are indispensable test instruments in the radio frequency and microwave industry. They provide measurement capabilities to characterize a wide range of devices, components and systems. However, measurements for active devices, including noise figure, gain compression and IMD, can be complex, especially on modern high-frequency devices.

Keysight´s enhanced PNA and PNA-X network analyzers contain a proprietary low-spurious direct digital synthesis (DDS) source, enabling customers to take accurate measurements with less phase noise interference. With the clean source signals, customers can perform two-tone IMD measurements with close tone spacing previously only possible with high-performance analog signal generators.

The new DDS sources also enhance the performance of a wide range of software applications, including modulation distortion, SMC with phase, and I/Q converter measurements, to provide exceptional speed in mixer/frequency converter characterization. Offering a third radio frequency (RF) source up to 13.5 GHz on the PNA-X simplifies measurement setup by taking the place of an external signal generator to drive local oscillators.

Keysight Technologies is a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight´s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. More information is available at www.keysight.com.