M9381A PXIe Vector Signal Generator M9391A PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer

M9381A PXIe Vector Signal Generator M9391A PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer
Keysight Technologies
M9381A PXIe Vector Signal Generator &
M9391A PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer
1 MHz to 3 GHz or 6 GHz
Configuration Guide
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Overview
This configuration guide contains information to help you configure your M9391A PXIe
vector signal analyzer (PXIe VSA), M9381A PXIe vector signal generator (PXIe VSG) and
combine them into solutions to meet your requirements.
Table of contents
Hardware
A: Select Options for M9381A PXIe VSG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
B: Select Options for M9391A PXIe VSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
C: Add M9300A PXIe Frequency Reference(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
D: Select Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
E: Select a Chassis and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Physical Connection Diagram for Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Software
F: Select Software for M9381A PXIe VSG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
G: Select Software for M9391A PXIe VSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
H: Select Solution Start-Up Kit (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Services
I: Select Services: Warranty, Calibration, Start-Up Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Configurations
Standalone M9381A PXIe VSG & M9391A PXIe VSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Single PXIe VSG & VSA in a Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multiple PXIe VSGs in a Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multiple PXIe VSAs in a Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2x2 PXIe VSG and VSA Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4x4 PXIe VSG and VSA Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8x8 PXIe VSG and VSA Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Reference Solution Recommended Configurations
LTE/LTE-Advanced Multi-Channel Reference Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
RF Power Amplifier Reference Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Satellite Signal Monitoring Reference Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Other
Upgrading Your System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using a Non-Keysight Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
PC Requirements for M9381A PXIe VSG and M9391A PXIe VSA Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Related Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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HARDWARE
A. Select Options for M9381A PXIe VSG
Step 1. Start with M9381A PXIe VSG base configuration
The M9381A PXIe VSG (occupies 4 slots) includes:
M9301A
M9310A
M9311A
PXIe synthesizer
PXIe source output
PXIe digital vector modulator
Frequency range 1 MHz – 3 GHz
Modulation bandwidth 40 MHz
Memory 32 MSa
One day start up assistance
Modular interconnect cables
Software, example programs and product information on CD
Return to Keysight Technologies, Inc. warranty – 3 years
M9381A-F03
1 MHz – 3 GHz
Included in base configuration
M9381A-F06
1 MHz – 6 GHz
Step 2. Choose a frequency range
Step 3. Choose a modulation bandwidth
M9381A-B04
40 MHz
M9381A-B10
100 MHz
M9381A-B16
160 MHz
Included in base configuration
Step 4. Choose memory size
M9381A-M01
32 MSa
M9381A-M05
512 MSa
M9381A-M10
1024 MSa
Included in base configuration
Step 5. Add high output power (optional)
Minimizes need for external amplification to overcome power loss
M9381A-1EA
High output power
Max output power +18 dBm across the frequency range
Step 6. Add fast switching speed (optional)
Accelerates test throughput
M9381A-UNZ
Fast switching
240 µs RF tuning and 10 µs baseband tuning in list mode
Step 7. Add analog modulation (optional)
M9381A-UNT
Analog modulation
AM, FM, phase, pulse & multitone modulation
Step 8. Add phase coherency (optional)
M9381A-012
LO sharing for phase coherency
Needed on each VSG channel sharing M9301A synthesizer
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B. Select Options for M9391A PXIe VSA
Step 1. Start with M9391A PXIe VSA base configuration
The M9391A PXIe VSA base configuration (occupies 3 slots) includes:
M9301A
M9350A
M9214A
PXIe synthesizer
PXIe downconverter
PXIe IF digitizer
Frequency range 1 MHz – 3 GHz
Analysis bandwidth 40 MHz
Memory 128 MSa (512 MB)
One day start up assistance
Modular interconnect cables
Software, example programs and product information on CD
Return to Keysight warranty – 3 years
M9391A-F03
1 MHz – 3 GHz
Included in base configuration
M9391A-F06
1 MHz – 6 GHz
Step 2. Choose a frequency range
Step 3. Choose an analysis bandwidth
M9391A-B04
40 MHz
M9391A-B10
100 MHz
M9391A-B16
160 MHz
Included in base configuration
Step 4. Choose memory size
M9391A-M01
128 MSa
M9391A-M05
512 MSa
M9391A-M10
1024 MSa
Included in base configuration
Step 5. Add fast switching speed (optional)
Accelerates test throughput
M9391A-UNZ
Fast switching
320 μs RF frequency tuning in list mode
Step 6. Add phase coherency (optional)
M9391A-012
LO sharing for phase coherency
Needed on each VSA channel sharing M9301A synthesizer
C. Add M9300A PXIe Frequency Reference(s)
Required to meet data sheet specifications
Step 1. Add a M9300A PXIe frequency reference (occupies 1 slot)
One frequency reference required per chassis. It can support multiple VSGs or VSAs
M9391A-300
Adds M9300A PXIe frequency reference
Five 100 MHz outputs
One 10 MHz output
Internal 10 MHz OCXO timebase output
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D. Select Controller (either embedded controller or via PC)
Step 1. If selecting an embedded controller, select either M9036A or M9037A 1
M9036A Mid-performance embedded controller
Intel i5-520E dual-core, 2.4 GHz, 4 thread, 4GB RAM
Select the M9036A for mid-performance, lower cost or,
if your application requires XP operating system
M9037A High-performance embedded controller
Intel i7-4700EQ quad-core processor, 2.4 GHz, 8 thread,
4 GB RAM
Select M9037A for the best performance if you have memory
intensive applications, multiple applications running in parallel or
if a lot of data is sent to the PC from the PXIe chassis. Features
removable SSD drive for security and x8 PCIe® connector on
front for connection to second chassis
Step 2. Upgrade from standard memory size (optional)
For M9036A
M9036A-M08
Memory upgrade from 4 GB to 8 GB RAM
M9037A-M08
Memory upgrade from 4 GB to 8 GB RAM
M9037A-M16
Memory upgrade from 4 GB to 16 GB RAM
For M9037A
Step 3. Select an operating system
For M9036A
M9036A-WE3
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 (32-bit)
M9036A-WE6
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 (64-bit)
M9036A-WXP
Downgrade to Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit)
M9037A-WE3
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 (32-bit)
M9037A-WE6
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 (64-bit)
For M9037A
1. The M9018A 18-slot chassis includes empty space to the left of the 1st functional slot. The embedded controller occupies that empty space and the
1st functional slot.
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D. Select Controller (either embedded controller or via PC) (continued)
To use your laptop PC as a controller 1
M9045B
PCIe ExpressCard adaptor
Y1200B
PCIe cable
M9021A
PCIe cable interface2 : 1 slot
To use your desktop PC as a controller 1
M9048A
PCIe desktop adaptor
Y1202A
PCIe cable
M9021A
PCIe cable interface2 : 1 slot
Multi-chassis configurations
Quantity of components required depends on controller selected and number of chassis supported. The M9037A embedded controller
is recommended for multi-chassis configurations. The M9036A embedded controller or standalone PC are both supported.
Quantity required
M9021A PCIe cable interface
Y1202A PCIe cable
2-chassis configurations with
4-chassis configurations with
M9037A
M9036A
PC
M9037A
M9036A
PC
1
2
3
5
6
7
1
23
3
3
43
1
1. For list of qualified external controllers, please see Test Computer List Technical Note literature no. 5990-7632EN.
See physical connections diagram on page 8.
2. The M9021A is used for either PC control option and can only be used with the Keysight M9018A 18-slot chassis.
3. Depending on the PC used, one of the PCIe cables may be Y1200B.
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E. Select a Chassis and Accessories
Step 1. Select a chassis
M9018A
18-slot PXIe chassis
Step 2. Choose enough slot blocker kits and EMC filler panels to fill every open slot
Recommended to achieve data sheet specifications
Y1212A
Slot blocker kit: 5 slots
Y1213A
PXI EMC filler panel kit: 5 slots
Non-EMC filler panels are included with the M9018A PXIe
18-slot chassis.
Step 3. Choose a rack mount kit (optional)
Y1215B
Rack mount kit for M9018A 18-slot PXIe chassis
For more information on the rack mount kit, see the M9018A
data sheet, literature number 5990-6583EN.
Step 4. Choose an air inlet kit1 (optional)
Recommended for rack mounted systems with less than 1U space below chassis.
Y1214A
Air inlet kit: M9018A 18-slot chassis 1
Step 5. Choose cable kits for advanced configurations (optional)
Y1243A
Cable kit for M9301A LO distribution for phase coherency
Y1244A
Cable kit for synchronizing two M9018A chassis
4 phase coherent channels also requires -012 option on
M9381A or M9391A
1. Available in 1-slot, 2-slot or 3-slot options depending on the chassis configuration. For more information, please visit www.keysight.com/find/m9018a.
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Physical Connection Diagram for Controllers
External laptop PC control options
Embedded controller
M9036A
or M9037A
embedded
controller
M9045B PCIe
ExpressCard
adaptor
Y1200B
PCIe cable
M9021A
PXIe cable
interface
M9381A PXIe VSG and M9391A VSA
placed inside the M9018A PXIe chassis
with the M9037A embedded controller
Y1202A
PCIe cable
M9048A PCIe
adapter
External desktop PC control options
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SOFTWARE
F. Select Software for M9381A PXIe VSG
Step 1. Start with M9381A base configuration
The M9381A comes standard with the following software:
–– Keysight IO Libraries Suite including Connection Expert 1
–– Soft front panel, drivers for use with Matlab, LabVIEW, Visual Studio (including VB Net, C#, C/C++), Keysight VEE 2
–– Sample waveforms and programming examples
Step 2. Download free Keysight Command Expert software 3 (optional)
FREE software that provides fast and easy instrument control for the PC. Command Expert combines instrument command sets, command sequences,
documentation, syntax checking and command execution in one simple interface. Command Expert helps you to:
–– Find instrument commands
–– Access command documentation
–– Verify command syntax
–– Build instrument command sequences
–– Execute instrument command sequences
–– Integrate sequences in MATLAB, Visual Studio, Excel, LabVIEW, Keysight VEE or Keysight SystemVue PC application environment
–– Generate code for command sequences in MATLAB, Visual C#, Visual Basic.NET and Visual C/C++
–– Profile command execution time
–– Debug command sequences using breakpoints and single stepping
Step 3. Add Signal Studio software 4 (optional)
Generate standard-compliant test signals validated by Keysight for receiver and component test.
Perpetual licenses available in fixed (option 9FP), transportable (option 9TP), 5 pack or 50 pack waveforms
Cellular communications
N7600B
W-CDMA / HSPA+
N7601B
cdma2000 ® / 1xEV-DO
N7602B
GSM / EDGE / EVO
N7612B
TD-SCDMA / HSDPA
N7624B
LTE / LTE-Advanced FDD
N7625B
LTE / LTE-Advanced TDD
Wireless connectivity
N7606B
Bluetooth®
N7615B
Mobile WiMAX™
N7617B
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Audio/video broadcasting
N7611B
Broadcast radio
N7623B
Digital video
Step 4. Add software extension license (optional)
Software extension license for Signal Studio
M9950A-1TP
Extend Signal Studio software from 4 to 8 channels
1. Both IO library (version 17.0 or newer) and Connection Expert software need to be installed on the PC controlling the PXI instruments.
To download, visit www.keysight.com/find/iosuite.
2. Find latest versions of this software at www.keysight.com/find/m9381a.
3. To download or get more information on Command Expert, visit www.keysight.com/find/commandexpert.
4. For more information, see Signal Studio brochure, literature number 5989-6448EN or Signal Studio configuration assistant at
http://rfmw.em.keysight.com/wireless/helpfiles/all-in-one_config_asst/ssconfig.html.
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F. Select Software for M9381A PXIe VSG (continued)
Step 5. Add Waveform Creator Application software 1 (optional)
M9099T
Waveform Creator Application
M9099T-LIC
Waveform Creator core with utility and multi-tone plug-ins (required)
M9099T-AYA
Digital modulation plug-in
M9099T-SVM
SystemVue plug-in (requires SystemVue v2013.08 or later)
M9099T-DFW
File based write unencrypted waveform license
M9099T-xxx-12M
Adds premium support for the above licenses for one year
Step 6. Add SystemVue software 2 (optional)
Provides baseband libraries and applications to validate design concepts in prototypes or manufactured units
W1461
SystemVue architect
Baseband Libraries and Applications
W1918
LTE - Advanced
W1910
LTE
W1916
3G - GSM/EDGE/CDMA/cdma2000/W-CDMA/HSPA+
W1911
WiMAX 802.16e
W1917
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
W1915
mmWave WPN 802.15c/802.11ad
W1919
Global navigation satellite system
W1914
DVB-x2
W1905
Radar
W1716
Digital Predistortion Builder
software 3
Step 7. Add MATLAB
(optional)
Create arbitrary waveforms, customize measurement and data analysis routines, create your own instruments applications and test systems,
automate measurements, signal generation, and report generation
N6171A-M01
MATLAB basic package
N6171A-M02
MATLAB standard package
N6171A-M03
MATLAB advanced package
1. For more information, see Waveform Creator Application Software Technical Overview, literature number 5991-3153EN.
2. For more information, see Wideband Digital Pre-Distortion with SystemVue and PXI Modular Instruments, literature number 5990-8883EN.
3. For more information on MATLAB software, visit www.keysight.com/find/n6171a.
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G. Select Software for M9391A PXIe VSA
Step 1. Start with M9391A base configuration
The M9391A comes standard with the following software:
–– Keysight IO Libraries Suite including Connection Expert 1
–– Soft front panel, drivers for use with Matlab, LabVIEW, Visual Studio (including VB Net, C#, C/C++), Keysight VEE 2
–– Sample waveforms and programming examples
Step 2. Download free Keysight Command Expert software 3 (optional)
FREE software that provides fast and easy instrument control for the PC. Command Expert combines instrument command sets, command sequences,
documentation, syntax checking and command execution in one simple interface. Command Expert helps you to:
–– Find instrument commands
–– Access command documentation
–– Verify command syntax
–– Build instrument command sequences
–– Execute instrument command sequences
–– Integrate sequences in MATLAB, Visual Studio, Excel, LabVIEW, Keysight VEE or Keysight SystemVue PC application environment
–– Generate code for command sequences in MATLAB, Visual C#, Visual Basic.NET and Visual C/C++
–– Profile command execution time
–– Debug command sequences using breakpoints and single stepping
Step 3. Add X-Series measurement applications for modular instruments 4 (optional)
Provides essential RF conformance measurements and analysis for specific communications standards and formats.
Transportable, perpetual licenses support up to 4 modular VSAs in one chassis.
M9080B
LTE/LTE-Advanced FDD
M9082B
LTE/LTE-Advanced TDD
M9073A
W-CDMA/HSPA+
M9071A
GSM/EDGE/EVO
M9079A
TD-SCDMA/HSPA
M9076A
1xEV-D0
M9072A
cdma2000/cdmaOne
M9077A
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
M9063A
Analog demodulation
M9064A
VXA vector signal analysis
M9068A
Phase noise
M9081A
Bluetooth
1. Both IO library (version 17.0 or newer) and Connection Expert software need to be installed on the PC controlling the PXI instruments.
To download, visit www.keysight.com/find/iosuite.
2. Find latest versions of this software at www.keysight.com/find/m9391a.
3. To download or get more information on Command Expert, visit www.keysight.com/find/commandexpert.
4. For more information, see "Accelerate PXI VSA Measurements with X-Series Measurement Applications," literature number 5991-2604EN.
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G. Select Software for M9391A PXIe VSA (continued)
Step 4. Add 89600 VSA software 1 (optional)
Provides time and spectrum measurements, powerful displays, data recording and playback, links to Matlab and more
89601B-200
Basic 89600 VSA software
89601B-300
Hardware connectivity to over 40 Keysight instruments, including the M9391A PXIe VSA
Measurement options
89601B-AYA
General purpose vector modulation analysis of over 30 types of presets
89601B-BHF
Custom OFDM modulation analysis of proprietary and pre-standard OFDM formats
89601B-B7R
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/j/p
89601B-B7Z
WLAN 802.11n MIMO
89601B-BHJ
WLAN 802.11ac MIMO (requires option B7Z)
89601B-BHD
LTE FDD
89601B-BHG
LTE-Advanced FDD (requires option BHD)
89601B-BHE
LTE TDD
89601B-BHH
LTE-Advanced TDD (requires option BHE)
89601B-B7T
cdma2000/cdmaOne
89601B-B7U
W-CDMA/HSPA+
89601B-B7W
1xEV-DO
89601B-B7X
TD-SCDMA
89601B-B7R
3G bundle (includes cdma2000, W-CDMA/HSPA+, 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA options)
89601B-BHC
RFID
89601B-BHK
Custom IQ modulation analysis
89601B-BHL
Channel quality measurements
89601B-BHP
FMCW radar analysis
89601B-BHQ
Pulse analysis
89601B-SSA
Spectrum analysis
1. For more information, see 89600 VSA software brochure literature number 5990-6553EN.
H. Select a Solution Start-Up Kit
Choose a solution level start-up kit (optional)
Includes documentation, configuration software and example programs
Y1299A-001
PXI multi-channel MIMO, reference solution kit 2
Y1299A-002
RF power amplifier test, reference solution kit
Y1299A-004
RF PA/FEM characterization and test, reference solution kit
2. Keysight M9018A PXIe chassis required for multi-channel synchronization.
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SERVICES
I. Warranty, Calibration, Start-Up Assistance
One day start-up assistance
Included in base configuration
Return to Keysight warranty – 3 years
Included in base configuration
R-51B-001-5Z
Return to Keysight warranty – 5 years
M9381A-UK6
Commercial calibration certificate with test data
for M9381A (M9301A, M9310A, M9311A)
Calibration certificate with measurement results available only at time
of purchase.
M9391A-UK6
Commercial calibration certificate with test data
for M9391A (M9301A, M9350A, M9214A)
Calibration certificate with measurement results available only at time
of purchase.
M9300A-UK6
Commercial calibration certificate with test data
for M9300A
Calibration certificate with measurement results available only at time
of purchase.
R-51B-001-3X
Express warranty – 5 day turnaround
For 3 years
Available in the US, Japan, China and many EU countries
R-51B-001-5X
Express warranty –5 day turnaround
For 5 years
Available in the US, Japan, China and many EU countries
N7800A
Calibration and adjustment software
Global warranty
One day start-up assistance
Keysight provides the peace of mind that today’s high tech
industry requires. Your investment is protected by Keysight’s
global reach in more than 100 countries (either directly or
through distributors). The warranty gives you convenient standard
coverage for the country in which the product is used, eliminating
the need to ship equipment back to the country of purchase.
Keysight’s warranty service provides:
A Keysight Technologies applications engineer will get you
started quickly by helping you install the modules in a chassis,
configure the controller, load software and start making
measurements.
–– All parts and labor necessary to return your investment to
full specified performance
–– Recalibration for products supplied originally with a
calibration certificate
–– Return shipment
Express warranty
Reduce downtime with the fastest repair service in the industry.
The express warranty upgrades the global warranty to provide:
–– 5 day typical turnaround repair service in the US, Japan,
China and many EU countries or up to a 10 day improvement
in turnaround time in the rest of the world
–– Priority return shipment
Calibration services
The modular products are factory calibrated and shipped with
an ISO-9002, NIST-traceable calibration certificate. A one
year calibration cycle is recommended. The M9381A PXIe VSG
and M9391A PXIe VSA are supported by the Keysight N7800A
Calibration Software to perform calibrations that test all product
specifications and is compliant with ISO 17025:2005, ANSI/NCSL
Z540.3-2006 and Measurement Uncertainty per ISO Guide to
Expression of Measurement Uncertainty 1995.
N7800A calibration & adjustment software
The M9381A PXIe VSG and M9391A PXIe VSA are supported by
Keysight’s calibration and adjustment software. This is the same
software used at Keysight’s service centers to automate calibration. The software offers compliance tests for ISO 17025:2005,
ANSI/NCSL Z540.3-2006, and measurement uncertainty per ISO
Guide to Expression of Measurement Uncertainty.
Product Information: www.keysight.com/find/contactus
Or call: 1 800 829-4444 US
Repair and Calibration: www.keysight.com/find/infoline
For all modular products: www.keysight.com/find/modular
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CONFIGURATIONS
Typical configurations including the M9381A PXIe VSG and M9391A PXIe VSA are shown in this
section. One M9300A frequency reference module is required per chassis to meet specifications
and can be ordered standalone (M9300A) or as an option to the PXIe VSG or VSA (M9381A-300
or M9391A-300). Configurations which include a chassis can be ordered pre-assembled, with
modules installed, cables connected and software installed. Please contact your Keysight Sales
Representative to order these assembled M9018AC PXI Modular Solutions Configurations.
For detailed information on cabling connections, PXI module installation and PXIe VSG and VSA
operation, please see the M9391A/M9381A Startup Guide literature number M9300-90090.
Standalone M9381A PXIe VSG & M9391A PXIe VSA
The M9381A PXIe VSG and M9391A PXIe VSA may be ordered as individual, standalone
instruments. Base instrument configuration includes module interconnect cables for standard
module configuration. For phase coherency between channels, or multi-chassis configurations,
see additional cable kit options in Accessories section.
Single M9381A PXIe VSG
Single M9391A PXIe VSA
Figure 1. Standalone M9381A PXIe VSG with
M9300A frequency reference and standard
module interconnect cables
Figure 2. Standalone M9391A PXIe VSA
with M9300A frequency reference and
standard module interconnect cables
Single PXIe VSG & VSA in a Chassis
This configuration includes an M9381A PXIe VSG, M9391A PXIe VSA and one M9300A
frequency reference in a M9018A 18-slot chassis with embedded controller, slot blockers
and EMC filler panels. This solution is ideal for high-speed test of RF components in
design validation and manufacturing.
Figure 3. PXIe VSG and VSA in a chassis with embedded controller, slot blockers and filler panels
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Multiple M9381A PXIe VSGs in a Chassis
Up to four M9381A PXIe VSGs can be installed in a single M9018A 18-slot PXIe chassis,
sharing a single embedded controller, as shown here. These VSGs share one M9300A
frequency reference and can be time-synchronized with backplane triggering to generate
test stimulus for multi-channel receivers and MIMO devices. The VSGs can also be
configured to be phase coherent with Option 012 and cabling all channels to use a single
M9301A synthesizer module with Y1243A cable kit.
Figure 4. 4-channel M9381A PXIe VSG with chassis & controller
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Multiple M9391A PXIe VSAs in a Chassis
Up to four M9391A PXIe VSAs can be installed in a single M9018A 18-slot PXIe chassis,
sharing a single embedded controller as shown here. These VSAs share one M9300A
frequency reference and can be time-synchronized with backplane triggering to measure
multi-channel transmitters and analyze MIMO devices. The VSAs can also be configured
to be phase coherent with Option 012 and cabling all channels to use a single M9301A
synthesizer module with Y1243A cable kit. Slot blockers and EMC filler panels are
installed in the empty slots.
Figure 5. 4-channel M9391A PXIe VSA with chassis & controller, slot blockers and filler panels
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2x2 PXIe VSG and VSA Configuration
Two M9381A PXIe VSGs and two M9391A PXIe VSAs can be installed together in a single
M9018A 18-slot PXIe chassis, sharing a single embedded controller, as shown here. The
VSGs and VSAs share one M9300A frequency reference and backplane triggering is
used to create a 2-channel source and a 2-channel analyzer for testing 2x2 MIMO
devices. For phase coherency, the VSG channels can be configured with Option 012 and
both channels cabled to use one M9301A synthesizer module. The VSAs can similarly
be configured for phase coherence with Option 012 and both channels cabled with the
Y1243A cable kit to use one M9301A synthesizer. Slot blockers and EMC filler panels are
installed in the empty slots.
M9381A VSG
M9391A VSA
M9391A VSA
M9300A freq ref
Figure 6. 2-channel PXIe VSG and 2-channel PXIe VSA with chassis, embedded controller, slot blockers and filler panels
M9381A VSG
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4x4 PXIe VSG and VSA Configuration
A 4-channel M9381A PXIe VSG and 4-channel M9391A PXIe VSA can be
configured using a single (M9036A or M9037A) embedded controller, M9021A
PCIe cable interface modules (2 with M9036A and 1 with M9037A) and PCIe
cable to connect the two M9018A 18-slot PXIe chassis. One M9300A frequency
reference is installed per chassis and shared between all instruments in that
chassis. All channels within a chassis are synchronized with backplane triggering
and phase coherency is enabled with Option 012 and Y1243A cable kit to use
one M9301A synthesizer module for the VSAs and one for the VSGs. Slot blockers
and EMC filler panels are installed in the empty slots.
8x8 PXIe VSG and VSA Configuration
An 8-channel M9381A PXIe VSG and
8-channel M9391A PXIe VSA can be
configured using a single (M9036A or
M9037A) embedded controller, M9021A
PCIe cable interface modules (5 with
M9037A and 6 with M9036A) and 3 PCIe
cables to connect the 4 M9018A 18-slot
PXIe chassis. One M9300A frequency
reference is installed per chassis and
shared between all instruments in that
chassis. Slot blockers and EMC filler
panels are installed in the empty slots.
Figure 8. Time-synchronous 8-channel PXIe VSG and 8-channel PXIe VSA
8x8 phase coherency is available with
Option 012 and 2 V2802A LO distribution
networks. The V2802A extends the
M9301A synthesizer LO signal to up to
8 outputs. Contact your Keysight Sales
Representative for more information on
the V2802A LO distribution network.
Figure 9. 8-channel PXIe VSG and 8-channel PXIe VSA with two V2802A LO distribution networks for phase
coherency beyond 4 channels
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REFERENCE SOLUTION RECOMMENDED CONFIGURATIONS
A reference solution is a combination of hardware and software enabling users to more rapidly
evaluate a test configuration for a specific test application. Reference solution designs facilitate
rapid evaluation and integration of the test configuration into your test environment, and reduces
time to first measurement.
LTE/LTE-Advanced Multi-Channel Reference Solution
Typical Configurations
This reference solution addresses LTE/LTE-A test challenges including the ability to validate
critical multi-antenna techniques such as diversity, carrier aggregation, 8x8 MIMO spatial
multiplexing and beamforming. In addition to the hardware and software configurations which
enable you to gain deeper insight into LTE/LTE-A designs, the Reference Solution also comes
with multi-channel configuration and calibration tools to help you quickly configure complex
multi-channel PXI test systems.
Hardware
Recommended hardware based on channel configuration indicated with an embedded controller.
Product number/option
M9381A
M9381A-F06
M9381A-B10
M9381A-M05
M9381A-M10
M9391A
M9391A-F06
M9391A-B10
M9391A-M01
M9391A-M10
M9300A
M9037A
M9037A-M08
M9037A-M16
M9037A-WE6
M9021A
Y1202A
M9018A
Y1212A
Y1213A
Y1244A
Y1299A-001
Short description
PXIe VSG
6 GHz
100 MHz BW
512 MSa
1024 MSa
PXIe VSA
6 GHz
100 MHz BW
128 MSa
1024 MSa
Frequency reference – one per chassis
I7 embedded controller
Memory upgrade 4 to 8 G RAM
Memory upgrade 4 to 16 G RAM
Microsoft Windows embedded 7 – 64-bit
PCIe cable interface multi-chassis extension
PCIe cable for connecting multiple chassis
18-slot PXIe chassis
Slot blocker kit: 5 slots
EMC filler panels: 5 slots
Cable kit for synchronizing two M9018A chassis
Multi-channel MIMO toolkit
Optional phase coherency
M9381A-012
M9391A-012
Y1243A
V2802A
PXI VSG phase coherent channels
PXI VSA phase coherent channels
Cable kit for M9301A LO distribution
LO distribution unit across chassis
(# of sources) x (# of analyzers)
2x2
0x4
4x0
2
0
4
*
*
*
*
*
*
4x4
4
*
*
*
8x8
8
*
*
*
8
*
*
2
*
*
*
4
*
*
*
0
4
*
*
*
1
1
*
1
1
*
1
1
*
2
1
*
*
0
0
1
1
1
0
1
*
0
0
1
1
1
0
1
*
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
*
1
1
2
1
2
0
1
*
*
5
3
4
2
3
2
1
2
2
1
0
0
4
1
0
4
0
1
0
4
4
2
0
8
8
0
2
*
4
1
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Signal Generation and Analysis Software
(# of sources) x (# of analyzers)
Product number/option
Short description
2x2
0x4
4x0
4x4
8x8
N7624B
0
Signal Studio for LTE / LTE-Advanced FDD
1
1
1
1
N7624B-HFP
Basic LTE FDD R9, fixed perpetual license
*
*
*
*
N7624B-SFP
Advanced LTE FDD R9, fixed perpetual license
*
*
*
*
N7624B-JFP
Basic LTE-Advanced FDD R10, fixed perpetual license
*
*
*
*
N7624B-TFP
Advanced LTE-Advanced FDD R10, fixed perpetual license
*
*
*
*
N7624B-9FP
Connect to M9381A/M9252A fixed perpetual license
*
*
*
*
Software extension license for modular instruments
0
0
0
1
M9950A
M9950A-1TP
89601B
0
Signal Studio software extension from 4 to 8 channels
*
89600 VSA software
1
1
1
1
89601B-200
Basic 89600 VSA software, transportable license
*
*
*
*
89601B-300
Hardware connectivity, transportable license
*
*
*
*
89601B-BHD
LTE FDD, transportable license
*
*
*
*
89601B-BHG
LTE-Advanced FDD, transportable license
*
*
*
*
89601B-SSA
Spectrum analysis
*
*
*
*
Optional software
89620B
89600 WLA software
89620B-001
Basic 89600 wireless link analysis (WLA) software, transportable license
89620B-002
LTE analysis, transportable license
89620B-003
LTE-Advanced analysis, transportable license
M9080B
X-Series measurement apps for LTE/LTE-Advanced FDD for single channel measurement
M9080B-1TP
LTE FDD
M9080B-2TP
LTE-Advanced FDD
For LTE-A TDD:
–– Replace N7624B-xxx above with N7625B with options –EFP, -GFP, -JFP, -TFP, -9FP
–– Replace 89601B-BHD, -BHG with 89601B–BHE, BHH
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RF Power Amplifier Test Reference Solution
Typical Configurations
This reference solution addresses two key test challenges: reducing cost and increasing
data throughput for RF power amplifier (PA) test. Both must be done despite the addition
of more complex test techniques such as digital predistortion (DPD) and envelope tracking
(ET). Control software enables tight synchronization between the signal source and the
arbitrary waveform generator (AWG), resulting in optimal alignment between input signal
and envelope. Test code examples that have been designed to optimize test throughput
without compromising performance.
Hardware
Recommended hardware based on functionality required. See configuration guide
5992-0072EN for additional product options and more advanced configurations.
Product number/option
Short description
M9381A
PXIe VSG
M9381A-F06
M9381A-B10
With DPD
With ET
1
1
1
6 GHz
*
*
*
100 MHz BW
*
*
*
M9381A-M01
32 MSa
*
M9381A-M05
512 MSa
M9381A-UNZ
Fast switching
*
*
*
M9391A
Basic PA measurements
*
*
PXIe VSA
1
1
1
M9391A-F06
6 GHz
*
*
*
M9391A-B10
100 MHz BW
*
*
*
M9391A-M01
128 MSa
*
*
*
M9391A-UNZ
Fast switching
*
*
*
M9300A
Frequency reference – one per chassis
1
1
1
M937XA
PXIe VNA
1
1
1
300 kHz to 6.5 GHz
*
*
*
SD AOU-H3353
Signadyne AWG
-
-
1
M9037A
M9371A
I7 embedded controller
1
1
1
M9037A-M08
Memory upgrade 4 to 8 G RAM
*
*
*
M9037A-WE6
Microsoft Windows embedded 7 – 64-bit
*
*
*
M9018A
18-slot PXIe chassis
1
1
1
Y1212A
Slot blocker kit: 5 slots
2
2
2
Y1213A
EMC filler panels: 5 slots
2
2
2
RF PA/FEM toolkit
1
1
1
Y1299A-004
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Signal Generation and Analysis Software
Product number/option
Short description
With DPD
With ET
N7624B
Signal Studio for LTE / LTE-Advanced FDD
1
1
1
N7624B-HFP
Basic LTE FDD R9, fixed perpetual license
*
*
*
N7624B-SFP
Advanced LTE FDD R9, fixed perpetual license
*
*
*
N7624B-JFP
Basic LTE-Advanced FDD R10, fixed perpetual license
*
*
*
N7624B-TFP
Advanced LTE-Advanced FDD R10, fixed perpetual license
*
*
*
N7624B-9FP
Connect to M9381A/M9252A fixed perpetual license
*
*
*
Signal Studio for PA Test
0
1
1
N7614B
Basic PA measurements
N7614B-EFP
Envelope tracking
N7614B-FFP
Digital pre-distortion
*
N7614B-9FP
Connect to M9381A/M9252A fixed perpetual license
*
*
M9080B
M9080B-1FP
*
X-Series measurement apps for LTE/LTE-Advanced FDD
1
1
1
Fixed perpetual license
*
*
*
Satellite Signal Monitoring Reference Solution Typical Configurations
This reference solution provides a fast, effective solution for monitoring large blocks of spectrum combined
with precise digital modulation analysis to validate satellite signal integrity.
Hardware
Recommended hardware is based on functionality required. Sequential scanning and parallel scanning
configurations up to 27 GHz are also available. Please see 5991-4580EN or
www.keysight.com/find/solution-satsigmon for more information.
Product number/option
M9391A
M9391A-F06
M9391A-B16
M9391A-M10
M9391A-UNZ
M9300A
M9037A
M9037A-M16
M9037A-WE6
M9018A
Y1212A
Y1213A
Short description
PXIe VSA
6 GHz
160 MHz BW
1024 MSa
Fast switching
Frequency reference
I7 embedded controller
Memory upgrade 4 to 16 G RAM
Microsoft Windows embedded 7 – 64-bit
18-slot PXIe chassis
Slot blocker kit: 5 slots
EMC filler panels: 5 slots
4-channel parallel scanning to 6 GHz
4
*
*
*
*
1
1
*
*
1
1
1
Signal Analysis Software
Product number/option
89601B
89601B-200
89601B-300
89601B-AYA
89601B-SSA
Short description
89600 VSA software
Basic 89600 VSA software, transportable license
Hardware connectivity, transportable license
Vector modulation analysis, transportable license
Spectrum analysis, transportable license
4-channel parallel scanning to 6 GHz
1
*
*
*
*
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Upgrading Your System
Your product can be easily upgraded after the initial purchase. All PXIe VSA and PXIe
VSG options are controlled by a licensing key and can be quickly installed by the user.
How to upgrade your M9391A PXIe VSA or M9381A PXIe VSG:
1. Contact your Keysight representative to place an order for an option upgrade.
2. You will receive your hardware entitlement certificate via email.
3. Redeem the certificate online by following the instructions provided to receive
a license key file.
4. Install the license key file using the Keysight License Manager.
5. Begin using the new capability.
Using a Non-Keysight Chassis
The M9381A and M9391A (with M9300A frequency reference) can be successfully
installed in a non-Keysight PXI chassis. Please use the following guidelines.
–– Ensure that the chassis has enough consecutive PXIe or PXI-H slots to accommodate
the M9381A or M9391A and M9300A.
–– Ensure that the chassis and controller supports peer-to-peer PXI Express I/O switch
topology.
–– Ensure that controller selected is compatible with chassis.
The Keysight M9018A PXIe chassis is required for channel synchronization capability.
Please contact your Keysight representative for more detailed information. For technical
assistance with non-Keysight equipment, please refer to the equipment manufacturer’s
website.
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PC Requirements for M9381A PXIe VSG and M9391A PXIe VSA Control 1
Windows 7
Operating system
Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)
Processor speed
1.5 GHz dual core (x86 or x64) minimum,
2.4 GHz recommended
No support for Itanium64
Available memory
4 GB minimum
8 GB recommended
Available disk space 1
1.5 GB available hard disk space includes:
1 GB for Microsoft.NET framework 3.5 SPI 2
100 MB for Keysight IO libraries suite
Video
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB graphics recommended (SuperVGA supported)
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or greater
1. For a list of computers compatible with Keysight Technologies PXIe M9018A chassis, refer to Tested Computer
Technical Note (literature no. 5990-7632EN).
2. NET framework runtime components are installed by default with Windows 7. Therefore, you may not need
this amount of available disk space.
Related Literature
For more detailed product and specification information refer to the following literature and web pages:
–– M9381A PXIe VSG, Data Sheet (literature no. 5991-0279EN)
–– M9391A PXIe VSA, Data Sheet (literature no. 5991-2603EN)
–– M9391A PXIe VSA and M9381A PXIe VSG, Startup Guide (literature no. M9300-90090).
–– M9018A PXIe 18 slot Chassis Data Sheet (literature no. 5990-6583EN)
–– M9037A PXIe High Performance Embedded Controller, Data Sheet (literature no. 5991-3661EN)
–– X-Series Measurement Applications for Modular Instruments, Brochure (literature no. 5991-2604EN)
–– 89600 VSA Software Brochure (literature no. 5990-6553EN)
–– Signal Studio Software Brochure (literature no. 5989-6448EN)
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