KEYSIGHT LAUNCHES NEXT-GENERATION VECTOR SIGNAL GENERATOR FOR DENSE WIDEBAND MULTICHANNEL APPLICATIONS
The N5186A MXG offers the multiple, individually complex signals needed for dense wideband multichannel applications.
Keysight Technologies introduced a new compact, four-channel vector signal generator (VSG) capable of signal generation up to 8.5 GHz with 960 MHz of modulation bandwidth per channel.
Evolving technologies in wireless communications and radar applications demand higher frequency coverage using complex modulation schemes like MIMO, beamforming, and multiplexing to maximize data throughput. Testing these applications requires signal generation instruments that maintain excellent modulation quality when working with greater bandwidths. To achieve higher frequencies, greater bandwidths, and more complex modulation schemes, network and design engineers typically need more bench space for additional test equipment and fixtures.
The Keysight N5186A MXG addresses this challenge by simplifying complex setups with reduced external connections and up to four channels in a compact 2U form factor. As the world's first signal generator to feature an embedded reflectometer, the N5186A MXG delivers extremely accurate signals to the device under test (DUT).
The N5186A MXG offers the following benefits:
- Compact design – Delivers multichannel capabilities in a 2U size that saves up to 75% of rack height.
- High-performance capabilities – Employs direct digital synthesis (DDS) digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) proprietary technology for bandwidth coverage up to 960 MHz with best-in-class error vector magnitude (EVM) and adjacent channel power ratio (ACPR) performance for lower signal distortion.
- Testing convenience – Features an embedded reflectometer delivering accurate signals while enabling faster time-to-test and simplifying test setups.
- Exceptionally low phase noise – Produces pure signals enabling high-resolution radar system designs and high-throughput, next-generation communications systems.