March 7, 2014
By DE Editors
Agilent Technologies introduced a high-performance 14-slot AXIe chassis and system module. The technology enables multi-module system capabilities that allow test engineers working in radar, antenna, high-energy physics and digital to set up large systems with all modules in a single chassis, providing better module-to-module synchronization and performance, the company says.
Agilent’s new M9514A AXIe chassis and M9521A system module provide a platform for large channel count systems with a single connection to the host computer. A test engineer can connect multiple AXIe and PXIe chassis for ultimate system-design flexibility.
The 14-slot M9514A AXIe chassis and M9521A system module meet AXIe 1.0 and 2.0 specifications and provide a front-panel Gen 2 PCIe x8 for connecting multiple chassis and gigabit LAN interfaces to connect to the host computer, and 62 differential local bus lines with large data paths between adjacent modules.
The company also announced the introduction of the M9393A PXIe performance vector signal analyzer (VSA), offering speed and accuracy up to 27 GHz, Agilent says. The M9393A delivers microwave measurement technology in a PXI form-factor for manufacturing and design validation of transmitters and components for radar, military, satellite and commercial wireless communications.
The design of the M9393A offers engineers the ability to validate the performance of leading-edge and legacy devices with frequency coverage from 9 kHz to 27 GHz and 160 MHz analysis bandwidth. In addition, the M9393A delivers frequency switching in less than 150 microseconds, reducing test time to increase throughput.
The M9393A leverages Agilent’s X-Series measurement applications and 89600 VSA software, which offers programmatic compatibility with Agilent’s benchtop signal analyzers to maximize test code reuse. The 89600 VSA software’s stepped spectrum capability allows the M9393A to measure across 27 GHz in less than 1 second, with 10 kHz resolution bandwidth, for fast measurements of harmonics and spurs. The X-Series measurement applications for modular instruments can be used with the M9393A to simplify device conformance testing for LTE, WLAN and more, the company says.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.