Keysight Technologies has announced the launch of new X-Series signal analysers that provide significantly enhanced features for developers creating next-generation devices. The most notable among these is a multi-touch user interface (UI), which streamlines the measurement set-up and creates a solid foundation for new solutions.

The UI enables the optimisation of measurement parameters in just two touches. The support for gesture-driven controls such as pinching, dragging and swiping makes the analysis more immediate and intuitive. Further, it offers consistent operations across UXA, PXA, MXA, EXA and CXA. In order to help developers create next-generation devices, UXA now offers frequency coverage to 44 GHz or 50 GHz and integrated 1 GHz analysis bandwidth. Meanwhile, the PXA offers benchmark phase noise performance of -136 dBc per Hz at 1 GHz, 10 kHz offset, and real-time bandwidth of 510 MHz with a dynamic range greater than 75 dBc over the full span. To characterise signal interactions in dense radar environments, the UXA and PXA support real-time data streaming at up to 255 MHz bandwidth with 16-bit resolution at 300 megasamples per second. When coupled with a data recorder from solution partner X-COM Systems, the analysers support real-time acquisition with up to 15 TB (> three hours) of capture memory.

X-Series applications with multi-touch feature simplify complex operations with proven, ready-to-use measurements for pulse analysis, analog demodulation, noise figure, phase noise, LTE/ LTE-Advanced and W-CDMA. The new pulse application accelerates the development and verification of chirped wideband signals such as those used in advanced radars. Updates to the LTE/LTE-A application simplify the characterisation of systems that use carrier aggregation by supporting 256QAM and providing a visible configuration of all component carriers.

The new N897xB NFA X-Series noise figure analysers have the strengths of the X-Series and include a larger display, multi-touch UI, and improved performance as compared to their predecessors. These capabilities enhance a user’s ability to make fast, accurate and repeatable noise-figure measurements of up to 40 GHz with a dedicated solution.