PCI Express vector transceiver for vector signal generation introduced by Keysight

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 21 Oct. 2015. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rosa, Calif., is introducing the VXT PCI Express vector transceiver, a calibrated instrument module that provides test and measurement vector signal generation and analysis in four slots.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 21 Oct. 2015. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rosa, Calif., is introducing the VXT PCI Express vector transceiver, a calibrated instrument module that provides test and measurement vector signal generation and analysis in four slots.

With accelerated measurements and deep software, the VXT is for rapid solution creation and fast throughput in manufacturing test of wireless components and Internet of things (IoT) devices.

System developers can create test solutions for power amplifiers and front-end modules using the VXT's software and FPGA-accelerated measurements. To reduce programming time, Keysight provides an open-source power amplifier reference solution that includes system configurations and example software routines.

To accelerate test throughput, the VXT has real-time FFTs that enable high-speed measurements of signal power and adjacent-channel power ratio. For fast automated testing, a built-in servo routine quickly reaches an accurate, optimized final setting for power amplifier output level.

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As many as four VXT modules can run in one 18-slot PXI chassis. System developers also can create versatile single-chassis solutions that include one VXT running alongside Keysight's DIO cards and its award-winning one-slot PXI VNA. VXT calibration is ensured because it is a integrated instrument module.

The VXT covers 60 MHz to 6 GHz and provides 160 MHz I/Q bandwidth in both vector signal generation and analysis. With a maximum of +18 dBm output power, the vector signal generator can compensate for signal losses through switch matrices.

For more information contact Keysight Technologies online at www.keysight.com.

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