Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced a series of one-slot PXI vector network analyzers that cover 300 kHz up to 26.5 GHz. The new analyzers offer the best PXI VNA performance on key specifications such as speed, trace noise, stability and dynamic range. This enables the PXI VNAs to perform fast, accurate measurements and reduce the cost-of-test by enabling simultaneous characterization of many devices – two-port or multi-port – using a single PXI chassis.
When space is at a premium, full two-port VNA capability with S-parameters can be added to an existing system that has just one open slot. To address applications such as high-volume device testing and highly complex on-wafer testing, a single chassis can be loaded with up to sixteen PXI VNA modules for use as either multiple two-port VNAs, a single 32-port VNA, or any combination in between.
Six models are available, providing frequency coverage from 300 kHz to 4, 6.5, 9, 14, 20 or 26.5 GHz. Currently, competing PXI VNA products reach only 8.5 GHz, occupy two or three slots, and cost significantly more than Keysight’s 9-GHz model.
“Keysight retains its position as the world leader in vector network analysis by offering customers meaningful choices in price, performance and capability,” said Gregg Peters, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s Component Test Division. “With our new PXI VNA, we now offer a choice in form factor that addresses emerging needs in aerospace, defense, wireless communications and more.”
The PXI VNA uses the measurement science and calibration technology from the popular Keysight PNA vector network analyzers. The PXI models also provide a graphical user interface that shares the familiar look-and-feel of the PNA family and eases the transition to PXI.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The M937xA series is available now worldwide. Prices are as follows:
- M9370A, 300 kHz to 4 GHz: $9,000
- M9371A, 300 kHz to 6.5 GHz: $15,000
- M9372A, 300 kHz to 9 GHz: $19,000
- M9373A, 300 kHz to 14 GHz: $28,000
- M9374A, 300 kHz to 20 GHz: $33,000
- M9375A, 300 kHz to 26.5 GHz: $38,000
Optional capabilities include time-domain analysis, N-port calibrated measurement, and additional VNA features and capabilities.