M9393A Startup Guide

M9393A Startup Guide
Startup Guide
Keysight M9393A PXIe
Performance Vector
Signal Analyzer
(9 kHz to 27 GHz)
Notice: This document contains references to Agilent. Please note that Agilent’s Test and Measurement business has become Keysight Technologies. For more information, go to www.keysight.com.
Notices
Warranty
subject to Keysight Technologies’ standard
The material contained in this document
commercial license terms, and non-DOD
© KeysightTechnologies, Inc. 2014
is provided “as is,” and is subject to being
Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Govern-
No part of this manual may be reproduced in
changed, without notice, in future edi-
ment will receive no greater than Restricted
any form or by any means (including electronic tions. Further, to the maximum extent per- Rights as defined in FAR 52.227-19(c)(1-2)
storage and retrieval or translation into a for- mitted by applicable law, Keysight
(June 1987). U.S. Government users will
eign language) without prior agreement and
disclaims all warranties, either express or
receive no greater than Limited Rights as
written consent from Keysight Technologies,
implied, with regard to this manual and
defined in FAR 52.227-14 (June 1987) or DFAR
Inc. as governed by United States and inter-
any information contained herein, includ- 252.227-7015 (b)(2) (November 1995), as
ing but not limited to the implied warapplicable in any technical data.
national copyright laws.
Manual Part Number
M9393-90002
ranties of merchantability and fitness for
a particular purpose. Keysight shall not be
liable for errors or for incidental or con-
Edition
sequential damages in connection with
October 2014. build 10.25.1415
the furnishing, use, or performance of
Printed in USA
Keysight Technologies, Inc.
Sales and Technical Support
n
The following safety precautions should be
observed before using this product and any
associated instrumentation.
this document or of any information
contained herein. Should Keysight and
the user have a separate written agreement with warranty terms covering the
To contact Keysight for sales and technical sup- material in this document that conflict
with these terms, the warranty terms in
port, refer to the “support” links on the following Keysight web resources:
Safety Notices
the separate agreement shall control.
Keysight Technologies does not warrant
www.keysight.com/find/M9393A
(product-specific information and sup- third-party system-level (combination of
chassis, controllers, modules, etc.) perport, software and documentation
updates)
formance, safety, or regulatory com-
This product is intended for use by qualified
personnel who recognize shock hazards and
are familiar with the safety precautions
required to avoid possible injury. Read and follow all installation, operation, and maintenance information carefully before using the
product.
ARNING
If this product is not used as specified, the
protection provided by the equipment could
www.keysight.com/find/PXI-VSA
pliance, unless specifically stated.
be impaired. This product must be used in a
(product-specific information and supTechnology Licenses
port, software and documentation
normal condition (in which all means for proupdates)
The hardware and/or software described in this tection are intact) only.
Information on preventing damage to your Key- document are furnished under a license and
The types of product users are:
sight equipment can be found at
may be used or copied only in accordance with
n Responsible body is the individual or
www.keysight.com/find/tips.
the terms of such license.
group responsible for the use and
maintenance of equipment, for ensurRestricted Rights Legend
ing that the equipment is operated
Regulatory Compliance
If software is for use in the performance of a
within its specifications and operating limits, and for ensuring operU.S. Government prime contract or subThis product has been designed and tested in
ators are adequately trained.
accordance with accepted industry standards, contract, Software is delivered and licensed as
n
and has been supplied in a safe condition. To
“Commercial computer software” as defined in
review the Declaration of Conformity, go to
http:/regulations.corporate.keysight.com
/DoC/search.htm.
DFAR 252.227-7014 (June 1995), or as a “commercial item” as defined in FAR 2.101(a) or as
“Restricted computer software” as defined in
FAR 52.227-19 (June 1987) or any equivalent
agency regulation or contract clause. Use,
duplication or disclosure of Software is
n
Operators use the product for its
intended function. They must be
trained in electrical safety procedures and proper use of the instrument. They must be protected from
electric shock and contact with hazardous live circuits.
n
n
Maintenance personnel perform
routine procedures on the product to
keep it operating properly (for
example, setting the line voltage or
replacing consumable materials).
Maintenance procedures are
described in the user documentation.
The procedures explicitly state if the
operator may perform them. Otherwise, they should be performed only
by service personnel.
sources with high transient over-voltages.
disconnect device must be provided in close
Measurement Category II connections require
proximity to the equipment and within easy
protection for high transient over-voltages
reach of the operator.
often associated with local AC mains con-
For maximum safety, do not touch the
nections. Assume all measurement, control,
product, test cables, or any other instruments
Exercise extreme caution when a shock hazard
before: connecting or disconnecting cables or
Service personnel are trained to
work on live circuits, perform safe
installations, and repair products.
Only properly trained service personnel may perform installation and
service procedures.
is present. Lethal voltage may be present on
jumpers, installing or removing switching
cable connector jacks or test fixtures. The
cards, or making internal changes, such as
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
installing or removing jumpers.
states that a shock hazard exists when voltage
Do not touch any object that could provide a
ARNING
and data I/O connections are for connection to
while power is applied to the circuit under
Category I sources unless otherwise marked or test. ALWAYS remove power from the entire
described in the user documentation.
test system and discharge any capacitors
levels greater than 30V RMS, 42.4V peak, or
current path to the common side of the circuit
60VDC are present. A good safety practice is to under test or power line (earth) ground.
expect that hazardous voltage is present in any Always make measurements with dry hands
Operator is responsible to maintain safe
unknown circuit before measuring.
while standing on a dry, insulated surface cap-
operating conditions. To ensure safe oper-
Operators of this product must be protected
able of withstanding the voltage being meas-
ating conditions, modules should not be
from electric shock at all times. The respons-
ured.
operated beyond the full temperature range
ible body must ensure that operators are pre-
The instrument and accessories must be used
specified in the Environmental and physical
vented access and/or insulated from every
in accordance with its specifications and oper-
specification. Exceeding safe operating con-
connection point. In some cases, connections
ating instructions, or the safety of the equip-
must be exposed to potential human contact.
ment may be impaired.
ditions can result in shorter lifespans,
improper module performance and user
safety issues. When the modules are in use
Product operators in these circumstances
must be trained to protect themselves from
the risk of electric shock. If the circuit is cap-
and operation within the specified full tem-
able of operating at or above 1000V, no con-
perature range is not maintained, module
ductive part of the circuit may be exposed.
surface temperatures may exceed safe hand- Do not connect switching cards directly to
ling conditions which can cause discomfort unlimited power circuits. They are intended to
or burns if touched. In the event of a module be used with impedance-limited sources.
exceeding the full temperature range,
NEVER connect switching cards directly to AC
always allow the module to cool before
mains. When connecting sources to switching
touching or removing modules from chassis. cards, install protective devices to limit fault
current and voltage to the card.
Keysight products are designed for use with
electrical signals that are rated Measurement
Category I and Measurement Category II, as
described in the International Electrotechnical
Commission (IEC) Standard IEC 60664. Most
Before operating an instrument, ensure that
the line cord is connected to a properly-grounded power receptacle. Inspect the connecting
cables, test leads, and jumpers for possible
Do not exceed the maximum signal levels of
the instruments and accessories, as defined in
the specifications and operating information,
and as shown on the instrument or test fixture
panels, or switching card.
When fuses are used in a product, replace with
the same type and rating for continued protection against fire hazard.
Chassis connections must only be used as
shield connections for measuring circuits, NOT
as safety earth ground connections.
If you are using a test fixture, keep the lid
closed while power is applied to the device
under test. Safe operation requires the use of a
lid interlock.
wear, cracks, or breaks before each use.
measurement, control, and data I/O signals are When installing equipment where access to
Measurement Category I and must not be dir- the main power cord is restricted, such as rack A CAUTION notice denotes a hazard. It calls
attention to an operating procedure, practice,
ectly connected to mains voltage or to voltage mounting, a separate main input power
or the like that, if not correctly performed or
risk of danger. You should refer to the oper-
adhered to, could result in damage to the
product or loss of important data. Do not proceed beyond a CAUTION notice until the indic-
ating instructions located in the user docThe CE mark is a registered trademark of the
European Community.
umentation in all cases where the symbol is
marked on the instrument.
ated conditions are fully understood and met.
A WARNING notice denotes a hazard. It
calls attention to an operating procedure,
practice, or the like that, if not correctly per-
Australian Communication and Media Authority mark to indicate regulatory compliance as a
registered supplier.
formed or adhered to, could result in per-
ments are expected to leak or deteriorate duruseful life of the product.
a WARNING notice until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.
This symbol indicates product compliance
Instrumentation and accessories shall not be
with the Canadian Interference-Causing Equip-
connected to humans.
ment Standard (ICES-001). It also identifies
connect the line cord and all test cables.
which no hazardous or toxic substance eleing normal use. Forty years is the expected
sonal injury or death. Do not proceed beyond
Before performing any maintenance, dis-
This symbol indicates the time period during
the product is an Industrial Scientific and Medical Group 1 Class A product (CISPR 11,
Clause 4).
This symbol indicates the instrument is sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD). ESD can
damage the highly sensitive components in
To maintain protection from electric shock and
your instrument. ESD damage is most likely to
fire, replacement components in mains circuits
occur as the module is being installed or when
– including the power transformer, test leads,
cables are connected or disconnected. Protect
and input jacks – must be purchased from Key-
the circuits from ESD damage by wearing a
sight. Standard fuses with applicable national
safety approvals may be used if the rating and
type are the same. Other components that are
not safety-related may be purchased from
other suppliers as long as they are equivalent
to the original component (note that selected
parts should be purchased only through Keysight to maintain accuracy and functionality of
South Korean Class A EMC Declaration. This
equipment is Class A suitable for professional
use and is for use in electromagnetic environments outside of the home. A 급 기 기 ( 업
grounding strap that provides a high resistance path to ground. Alternatively, ground
yourself to discharge any built-up static
charge by touching the outer shell of any
무 용 방 송 통 신 기 자 재 ) 이 기 기 는 업 무 용 (A
급 ) 전자파적합기기로서 판 매자 또는 사용
자는 이 점을 주 의하시기 바라 며 ,가정외
의 지역에서 사용하는 것을 목적으 로 합니
grounded instrument chassis before touching
다.
CLEANING PRECAUTIONS:
the port connectors.
the product). If you are unsure about the
applicability of a replacement component, call
To prevent electrical shock, disconnect the
a Keysight office for information.
Keysight Technologies instrument from
This symbol indicates separate collection for
mains before cleaning. Use a dry cloth or
No operator serviceable parts inside. Refer
electrical and electronic equipment, mandated
one slightly dampened with water to clean
servicing to qualified personnel. To prevent
under EU law as of August 13, 2005. All elec-
the external case parts. Do not attempt to
electrical shock do not remove covers. For
tric and electronic equipment are required to
clean internally. To clean the connectors,
continued protection against fire hazard,
be separated from normal waste for disposal
replace fuse with same type and rating.
(Reference WEEE Directive, 2002/96/EC).
PRODUCT MARKINGS:
use alcohol in a well-ventilated area. Allow
all residual alcohol moisture to evaporate,
and the fumes to dissipate prior to energizing the instrument. This symbol on an instrument means caution,
Table of Contents
M9393A Introduction
Follow the Startup Sequence
M9393A Related Documentation
Documentation Map
Items You Will Need
Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Modules
ESD
Inspect for Damage
Return an Instrument for Service
Step 2: Verify M9393A Shipment Contents and Model Options
Step 3: Install the PXI Modules
Before installing the PXI Modules
Prepare the Chassis
Install the Controller
Install the M9393A Instrument Modules
Cable the Instruments
Cabling for Multi-channel configurations
Install Slot Blockers and Filler Panels
Step 4: Install the Software
Requirements
Software Installation
Step 5: Verify Operation of the Keysight M9393A PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer
Communications
Status LED States
Step 6: Make a Measurement
Step 7: Installation is Complete
API Overview
M9393A Specifications
M9393A Block Diagram
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Tables
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9300A
7
7
8
9
10
11
11
11
11
13
15
15
17
17
21
22
25
25
27
27
27
29
30
31
32
34
34
35
36
37
37
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9308A
37
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9365A
38
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9214A
Module Front Panel Features
M9300A Front Panel Connectors
38
39
39
M9308A Front Panel Connectors
40
M9365A Front Panel Connectors
41
M9214A Front Panel Connectors
Sharing the M9300A Frequency Reference
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
Procedure for a Single Channel Configuration
Procedure for a Two Channel Configuration
Procedure for a Three or Four Channel Configuration
42
43
45
46
50
55
M9393A Introduction
M9393A Introduction
The scope of this Startup Guide is to detail the processes of receiving and installing the modules and cables
that compose the Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer. Additionally, installing the
required software is documented. If you have any questions after reviewing this information, please contact
your local Keysight Technologies Inc. representative or contact us through our website at www.keysight.com/find/M9393A.
Follow the Startup Sequence
Closely follow the startup process flow in this document. Deviating from the sequence can cause unpredictable system behavior, damage your system, and may cause personal injury.
Step 1: Unpack
Step 2: Verify Shipment
and Inspect
Step 3: Install Modules
Step 4: Install Drivers and Software
Step 5: Verify Operation with the Soft Front Panel (SFP)
Step 6: Make a Measurement
Step 7: INSTALLATION COMPLETE.
Proceed to program your product through the API.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
7
M9393A Introduction
M9393A Related Documentation
The documentation associated with this product is available at the respective
product pages on keysight.com (go to Document Library > Manuals).
A documentation map follows with further documentation formation. See Documentation Map (page 9).
M9393A (see www.keysight.com/find/M9393A)
l
M9393A Soft Front Panel help system
l
M9393A Startup Guide (this document)
l
M9393A VSA Programming Guide
l
M9393A device driver API references (IVI-C/IVI-COM)
l
M9393A Data Sheet
l
M9393A Security Guide
Depending upon your particular order, you may find the following product documentation useful.
Additional Related Documentation
M9018A PXIe Chassis (see www.keysight.com/find/M9018A)
l
M9018A PXIe Chassis Startup Guide
M9036A PXIe Embedded Controller (see www.keysight.com/find/M9036A)
l
M9036A PXIe Embedded Controller Startup Guide (optional)
M9037A PXIe Embedded Controller (see www.keysight.com/find/M9037A)
l
M9037A PXIe Embedded Controller Startup Guide (optional)
M9021A PCIe Cable Interface (see www.keysight.com/find/M9021A)
l
Keysight M9021A PCIe Cable Interface Module Installation Guide (optional)
Keysight Multiple PXIe and AXIe Chassis System Configuration Tool
l
8
Download and save this CHM file from www.keysight.com/find/pxie-multichassis
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Documentation Map
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
9
Items You Will Need
To complete the startup process and begin using the instrument, you will need the following items:
l
Pozidriv P1 or slotted screwdriver to secure the modules into the chassis
l
Adjustable torque wrench (at minimum, accommodate an 8 Lb-In [0.904 Nm] torque on SMA connectors).
l
If your configuration contains an embedded controller, such as the M9036A or M9037A:
l
o
Monitor with M9036A - Use the DVI-to-VGA adaptor (an accessory to the M9036A) if necessary.
o
Monitor with M9037A - Use the Display Port to VGA adaptor (an accessory to the M9037A) if necessary.
o
USB compatible keyboard
o
USB compatible mouse
If you are installing the software from CDs onto an embedded controller, you may wish to use a USB CD/DVD drive.
As an alternative, copy the installer files to a computer, transfer the installer files to a USB flash drive, and install the
software from the USB flash drive.
l
A high-quality SMA (male) to SMA (male) cable at least 10 inches (25.4 cm) long. This cable is used in Step 6: Make a
Measurement (page 32). If you are using a signal generator other than the Keysight M9381A PXIe Vector Signal Generator the cable end at the signal generator RF Output may be different.
10
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Modules
Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Modules
The modules are shipped in materials which prevent damage from static. The module should only be removed
from the packaging in an anti-static area ensuring that correct anti-static precautions are taken. Store all modules in anti-static envelopes when not in use.
ESD
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage or destroy electronic components. Use a static-safe work station to perform all work on electronic assemblies. The figure (left)
shows a static-safe work station using two types of ESD protection: conductive table-mat and wrist-strap combination,
and conductive floor-mat and heel-strap combination. Both
types, when used together, provide a significant level of ESD
protection. Of the two, only the table-mat and wrist-strap
combination provides adequate ESD protection when used
alone. To ensure user safety, the static-safe accessories
must provide at least 1 MΩ of isolation from ground.
DO NOT use these techniques for a static-safe work station when working on circuitry with a voltage potential
greater than 500 volts.
Inspect for Damage
After unpacking an instrument, inspect it for any shipping damage. Report any damage to the shipping agent
immediately, as such damage is not covered by the warranty (see warranty information at beginning of this
document).
To avoid damage when handling a module, do not touch exposed connector pins.
See www.keysight.com/find/tips for information on preventing damage to your keysight equipment.
Return an Instrument for Service
Should it become necessary to return an instrument for repair or service, follow the steps below:
All component modules for an M9380A, M9381A, M9391A or M9393A instrument are factory tested, aligned, calibrated and shipped as a "bundle". It is important that you maintain the bundle when installing modules or
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
11
Step 1: Unpack and Inspect the Modules
returning an instrument for repair. See "Step 5: Verify Operation of the Keysight M9393A PXIe Vector Signal
Analyzer" on page 29.
1. Review the warranty information shipped with your product.
2. Contact Keysight to obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) and return address. For assistance finding contact
information, go to www.keysight.com/find/assist.
3. Write the following information on a tag and attach it to the malfunctioning equipment:
l
Name and address of owner. A P.O. box is not acceptable as a return address.
l
Description of failure or service required.
4. Pack the instrument in its original packaging. Include all cables. If the original packaging material is not available, use
anti-static bubble wrap or packing peanuts and place the instrument in a sealed container and mark the container
“FRAGILE”.
5. On the shipping label, write ATTENTION REPAIR DEPARTMENT and the RMA number.
In your correspondence, refer to the modules by serial number and the instrument by model number.
12
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Step 2: Verify M9393A Shipment Contents and Model Options
Step 2: Verify M9393A Shipment Contents and Model Options
The Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer is housed in a PXIe chassis. The minimum
Vector Signal Analyzer consists of the software, chassis, a Keysight M9365A PXIe Downconverter, a Keysight M9214A PXIe IF Digitizer, a Keysight M9308A PXIe Synthesizer, and a Keysight M9300A PXIe Frequency Reference. The M9300A may be used in this and other configurations. You may also configure the
Keysight M9380A PXIe CW Source, the Keysight M9381A PXIe Vector Signal Generator and the Keysight
M9391A PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer in the same chassis and also use the same M9300A.
Qty Keysight Part Number Description
1
M9393-10002
Software and Product Information CD, contains: Soft Front Panels, drivers, and all printed documentation
in PDF format (also available at www.keysight.com/find/M9393A-driver
1
M9393-90002
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer Startup Guide in hard copy
1
E2094-60003
Keysight IO Libraries Suite CD
1
5023-1450
Wrench, socket,extension, 5/16 inch, SMA
1
5002-3361
Cable removal tool, SMB/SMP/MMCX
1
5972-3335
PXI Modular Product Startup Quick Reference
1
5061-7383
South Korean Class A EMC Declaration
1
9320-6698
China RoHS Addendum for Vector Signal Analyzer
1
M9300A
Keysight M9300A PXIe Frequency Reference Option M9393A-300
1
M9308A
Keysight M9308A PXIe Synthesizer
1
M9365A
Keysight M9365A PXIe Downconverter
1
M9214A
Keysight M9214A PXIe IF Digitizer
1
1250-3807
Adapter, T-type, SMB (male) - SMB (male) - SMB (female)
1
8121-2063
Cable, coaxial, BNC (male) - SMB (female) 1200 mm
1
8120-5091
Cable, coaxial, SMB (female ) - SMB (female) 120 mm
1
8121-2169
Cable, coaxial, SMB (female) - SMB (female) 165 mm
1
8121-2174
Cable, coaxial SMB (female) - SMB (female) 255 mm
1
8121-2723
Cable, coaxial, SMB (female) - SMP (female) 150 mm
1
8121-2554
Cable, coaxial, SMP (female) - SMP (female) 150 mm
1
8121-2636
Cable, coaxial, SMB (female) - SMP (female) 240 mm
1
M9365-20039
Cable, semi-rigid, SMA (male) - SMA (male)
1
M9365-20040
Cable, semi-rigid, SMA (male) - SMP (male)
All of the files contained on the CDs are available for downloading at the Keysight M9202A PXIe IF Digitizerwebsite at www.keysight.com/find/M9393A.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
13
Step 2: Verify M9393A Shipment Contents and Model Options
Model – Option List for the Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
M9393A
M9393A
Description
PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer - comprised of: M9308A PXIe Synthesizer, M9365A PXIe
Downconverter and M9214A PXIe IF Digitizer
M9393A-300
Adds M9300A PXIe Frequency Reference (required for warranted specifications)
M9393A-F08
Frequency range, 9 kHz to 8.4 GHz
M9393A-F14
Frequency range, 9 kHz to 14 GHz
M9393A-F18
Frequency range, 9 kHz to 18 GHz
M9393A-F27
Frequency range, 9 kHz to 27 GHz
M9393A-B04
Analysis bandwidth, 40 MHz
M9393A-B10
Analysis bandwidth, 100 MHz
M9393A-B16
Analysis bandwidth, 160 MHz
M9393A-M01
Memory, 128 MSa
M9393A-M05
Memory, 512 MSa
M9393A-M10
Memory, 1024 MSa
M9393A-P08
Preamplifier, 8.4 GHz
M9393A-P14
Preamplifier, 14 GHz
M9393A-P18
Preamplifier, 18 GHz
M9393A-P27
Preamplifier, 27 GHz
M9393A-UNZ
Fast tuning
M9393A-UK6
Commercial calibration certificate with test data
14
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Step 3: Install the PXI Modules
Step 3: Install the PXI Modules
Proceed through this section in the following order:
1. Review “Before Installing PXI Modules” to understand installation guidelines and precautions.
2. Prepare the PXI chassis for the installation process.
3. Install the controller (embedded or external).
4. Install the modules.
5. Cable the instruments.
6. Install slot blockers and filler panels in the empty PXI chassis slots.
7. Power up the chassis.
Before installing the PXI Modules
Precautions
PXI hardware does not support "hot-swap" (changing modules while power is applied to the chassis) capabilities. Before installing or removing a module to/from the chassis, power off the chassis to prevent damage
to the module.
All component modules for an M9381A, M9391A or M9393A instrument are factory tested, aligned, calibrated
and shipped as a "bundle". It is important that you maintain the bundle when installing modules or returning
an instrument for repair.
Recommended best practices to ensure proper and safe module operating conditions
l
Ensure proper chassis air flow is maintained
l
Select a chassis that provides thermal protection if fans become inoperable or forced air cooling is
obstructed
l
Use slot blockers (Keysight model Y1212A, 5 per kit) and EMC filler panels in empty module slots to
ensure proper operating temperatures. Keysight chassis Keysight M9018A chassis and slot blockers
optimize module temperature performance and reliability of test.
l
Set chassis fans to high or auto. Do not disable fans.
l
Position chassis to allow plenty of space around chassis air intake and fan exhaust.
l
At environment temperatures above 45 °C, set chassis fan speed to high.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
15
Step 3: Install the PXI Modules
M9018A Chassis Air Flow
The M9018A has multilple air intakes. They are located at the lower sides, lower front and bottom of the
chassis.
Cable and Connector Care
When you need to disconnect push-on
cables from the module front panel connectors, use the Keysight Cable Removal
Tool provided in your Keysight PXI instrument's ship kit.
To avoid damage to the cables or connectors, pull the cable straight away from
the connector. Do not use the tool as a pry
bar.
16
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Step 3: Install the PXI Modules
Prepare the Chassis
1. Make sure that the line cord is plugged into a grounded outlet to establish earth ground.
2. Make sure the chassis power switch is Off.
3. If the chassis has multiple fan speed settings, ensure that
the fan switch is set to AUTO and the inhibit switch is set to
DEF.
4. Position the chassis to provide ample space between the chassis fan intake and exhaust vents. Blockage by walls or
obstructions affects the air flow needed for cooling.
5. Before inserting a module into the chassis, back the mounting screws out to ensure that there is no interference
between the screws and the mounting rails.
6. Make sure the PXI chassis fans are operable and free of dust and other contaminants that may restrict airflow.
For additional information about setting up the M9018A chassis, refer to the M9018A documentation and the
getting started video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idl02MF-nWU.
Install the Controller
Use the appropriate instructions below for installing the embedded controller (Keysight models M9036A or
M9037A) or remote controller (Keysight M9021A Cable Interface with M9045B adaptor for laptop PC or
M9048A adaptor for desktop PC).
Do not power up the controller until instructed to do so later in this document.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
17
Step 3: Install the PXI Modules
Embedded Controller
If your configuration contains a Keysight M9036A
or M9037A Embedded Controller, follow the procedure below.
(For additional detail, refer to instructions in the
M9036A Startup Guide or the M9037A Startup
Guide.)
1. Remove the M9036A or M9037A module from
its ESD protective bag. Observe ESD precautions (see page 11).
2. Install the embedded controller in Slot 1 (see
icon above the slot) in the chassis.
a. While holding the module by the injector/ejector handle and making sure the
injector/ejector handle is pushed down in
the unlatched (downward) position, slide
the controller module into chassis, using
the slot guides (top and bottom).
b. Sliding the module into position, when you
begin to feel resistance, pull up on the
injector/ejector handle to fully inject the
module into the chassis backplane connectors.
c. Tighten the module retaining screws (top and bottom) and torque them to 5 Lb-In (0.57 N-m).
3. If you have an M9036A controller, install a blank Y1213A filler panel in the empty slot to the left of the controller.
4. Connect peripherals (mouse, keyboard, and monitor).
18
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Step 3: Install the PXI Modules
Remote Controller
If your configuration contains a Keysight M9021A Cable Interface Module, follow the procedure below. For
additional information about installing the M9021A, refer to the M9021A Installation Guide or the getting
started video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idl02MF-nWU.
The following procedure addresses using the M9021A as a cabled PCIe interface between the M9018A chassis
and an external host computer. However, if you intend to use an M9021A module to control a subordinate
downstream chassis or RAID configuration:
• Install the M9021A in an x8 hybrid slot in the PXIe chassis (M9018A chassis slots 2, 6, 11, or 15).
• Reverse the switch settings from those noted in this procedure: On the M9021A module, set both S301
switches to “Host” and set the S201 rocker switch to the left-hand position. On the M9018A chassis backplane, set the controller slot power-supply switch to the left.
1. Locate slot 1 in the chassis. It has the icon (
) above it.
2. Set the M9018A chassis controller slot power supply switch
to the right-hand position. This provides power to slot 1 for
the benefit of the M9021A card.
3. Remove the M9021A module from its protect bag. Observe
ESD precautions (see page 11).
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
19
Step 3: Install the PXI Modules
4. On the M9021A module, set both S301 switches to the “Host” (right-hand) position and set the S201 rocker switch to
the left-hand position. Refer to the following figure for M9021A switch locations and positions.
5. Install the M9021A Cable Interface Module into the chassis:
a. While holding the module by the injector/ejector handle and making sure the injector/ejector handle is
pushed down in the unlatched (downward) position, slide the M9021A module into chassis, using the slot
guides (top and bottom).
b. Sliding the module into position, when you begin to feel resistance, pull up on the injector/ejector handle to
fully inject the module into the chassis backplane connectors.
c. Tighten the module retaining screws (top and bottom) and torque them to 5 Lb-In (0.57 N-m).
6. Connect the M9021A to your laptop or desktop PC.
a. If you are using a laptop as a controller, connect to your M9021A using the following components:
20
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Step 3: Install the PXI Modules
b. If you are using a desktop PC as a controller, connect to the M9021A using the following components:
Install the M9393A Instrument Modules
Plan your module positions. Install the left-most module first and then continue installing modules from left
to right according to the following photo.
When installing each module:
1. While holding the module by the injector/ejector
handle and making sure the injector/ejector handle
is pushed down in the unlatched (downward) position, slide the module into chassis, using the slot
guides (top and bottom).
2. Sliding the module into position, when you begin to
feel resistance, pull up on the injector/ejector
handle to fully inject the module into the chassis
backplane connectors.
3. Tighten the module retaining screws (top and bottom) and torque them to 5 Lb-In (0.57 N-m).
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
21
Step 3: Install the PXI Modules
Cable the Instruments
Cabling Introduction
Important: Install the modules in the exact order shown. Place the M9214A IF Digitizer in an x8 slot (slot 6) for optimum
performance. Slots 2, 11, and 15 are also x8 slots. For further details on x8 slots (see www.keysight.com/find/M9018A).Place the M9300A Reference in Slot 10 (the timing slot). The M9308A Synthesizer
must be adjacent to (and to the left of) the M9365A Downconverter.
Front Panel Descriptions
l
M9300A module: see M9300A Front Panel Connectors (page 39)
l
M9308A module: see M9308A Front Panel Connectors (page 40)
l
M9365A module: see M9365A Front Panel Connectors (page 41)
l
M9214A module: see M9214A Front Panel Connectors (page 42)
In the pictures below, you see two different routings of the 100 MHz Reference signal. The cabling on the left
can be used for up to three M9393A instruments in one chassis. If you choose to install four M9393A instruments in one chassis, you may share the 100 MHz signal by using a tee at the 100 MHz In connector of the
M9214A.The pictures on the next page show the recommended slot usage for multi-channel chassis and the
recommended distribution of the 100 MHz reference.
Single instrument in an M9018A chassis
22
Single instrument with tee in an M9018A chassis
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Step 3: Install the PXI Modules
Two instruments in an M9018A chassis
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
23
Step 3: Install the PXI Modules
Three instruments in an M9018A chassis
Four instruments in an M9018A chassis
24
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Step 3: Install the PXI Modules
M9393A Cable and Module Table (Listed in the recommended installation order)
Part Number
Connection
Cable Description
M9365-20039
M9308A RF Out to M9365A 1st LO In
Cable, semi-rigid, SMA (male) - SMA
(male)
M9365-20040
M9308A 4800 MHz Out to M9365A 2nd LO In
Cable, semi-rigid, SMA (male) - SMP
(male)
1250-3807
8121-2174
M9214A 100 MHz In, left side of Tee to M9300A 100 MHz
Adapter, T-type, SMB (male) - SMB
Out, right side to M9308A 100 MHz In
(male) - SMB (female)
M9300A 100 MHz Out to M9214A 100 MHz In
Cable, coaxial, SMB (female) - SMB
(female) 255 mm
8121-2169
M9365A IF Out to M9214A IF In
Cable, coaxial, SMB (female) - SMB
(female) 165 mm
8121-2723
M9300A 100 MHz Out to M9308A 100 MHz In
Cable, coaxial, SMB (female) - SMP
(female) 150 mm
8121-2554
M9308A 100 MHz Out to M9365A 100 MHz In
Cable, coaxial, SMP (female) - SMP
(female) 150 mm
M9365-20042
M9365A Aux 2 Out to M9365A Aux 2 In
Cable, semi-rigid, SMA (male) SMA (male) installed
M9365-20043
M9365A Aux RF Out to M9365A Aux RF In
Cable, semi-rigid, SMA (male) - 2.4
mm (male) installed
8120-5091
Alternate for 8121-2175
Cable, coaxial, SMB (female) - SMB
(female) 120 mm
8121-2636
Alternate for 8121-2495
Cable, coaxial, SMB (female) - SMP
(female) 240 mm
8121-20631
1
This cable can be used to direct an external reference into the
Cable, coaxial, BNC (male) - SMB
M9300A Ref In connector.
(female) 1200 mm
This component is not shown in the cabling diagram, but is included in the M9393A shipment.
Cabling for Multi-channel configurations
Cables for a multi-channel configuration do not have to be the same length, but reconfiguration calibration is
required. M9393A configurations may be altered to include or remove the tee adapter for 100 MHz reference
signal distribution, but reconfiguration calibration must be run after any change.
Install Slot Blockers and Filler Panels
To assure proper operating temperatures, install slot blockers (Keysight model Y1212A, 5 per kit) and EMC
filler panels (Keysight model Y1213A, 5 per kit) in empty module slots.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
25
Step 3: Install the PXI Modules
Power up the Chassis
If you are using a remote controller, you must power up the chassis BEFORE you power up the PC. When you
power down your configuration, shut down the PC BEFORE you power down the chassis.
26
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Step 4: Install the Software
Step 4: Install the Software
Requirements
System
Requirements
Operating
Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit), Windows Embedded Standard 7
system
Processor
1 GHz 32-bit (x86), 1 GHz 64-bit (x64), no support for Itanium64
speed
Available
4 GB minimum (8 GB recommended for 64-bit operating systems)
memory
Available
1.5 GB available hard disk space (includes 1 GB for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 4, and 100 MB for Keysight IO Libraries
disk space 3
Suite)
Video
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB graphics memory recommended (Super VGA is supported)
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or greater
Hardware
Requirements
Controllers
A PXI or PXI Express embedded controller or remote controller (external PC connected to the chassis by a PCI-to-PXI interface) is
required.
Embedded
controller
Keysight M9036A or M9037A or an embedded controller that meets the following requirements:
l
PXIe system controller (PXI-1 embedded controllers are not compatible)
l
Utilize a 2x8, or 4x4, PXIe system slot link configuration.
l
Run one of the operating systems listed in System Requirements (above).
Remote con- (Keysight M9018A chassis only) A PC running one of the operating systems listed in System Requirements above and a Keysight
troller
M9021A Cable Interface x8 with one of the following PC interface options:
l
Keysight M9045B PCIe ExpressCard Adaptor x1, with cable (for a laptop PC)
l
Keysight M9048A PCIe Desktop Adaptor x8, with cable (for desktop PCs)
Due to the Microsoft end of support for Windows XP, M9393A is not supported on Windows XP. At the time of release 1.1
there were no known major problems running on Windows XP. However if you encounter an issue unique to Windows XP,
Keysight may not attempt to address the issue.
Software Installation
Install the software in the order indicated in the following table into the embedded controller, or PC if your
configuration contains an M9021A PXIe Cable Interface.
Restart your controller when prompted by the respective software installer.
If you are using a remote controller, use this sequence to restart the PC and chassis:
1) Shut down the PC. 2) Power down the chassis. 3) Power up the chassis. 4) Power up the PC.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
27
Step 4: Install the Software
Order Software
Install from the provided CD, or...
1*
www.key sight.com/find/iosuite
Keysight IO Libraries Suite version 16.3 Update 2 (version 16.3.17914.4) or newer; includes Keysight Connection Expert
2*
M9018A 18 Slot PXIe Chassis Drivers
www.keysight.com/find/M9018A
3 **
Keysight 89600 VSA Software (optional, install before M9393A software). The minimum version is www.keysight.com/find/89600
17.21.117.0 or newer.
4
M9393A PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer (version 1.0 or newer)
www.keysight.com/find/M9393Adriver
5
Signal Studio (optional)
www.keysight.com/find/signalstudio
6
Keysight X-Series Measurement Applications for Modular Instruments (optional)
www.keysight.com/find/M90XA
* Software that is already installed if you ordered the M9036A or M9037A Embedded Controller.
** If you install or upgrade the Keysight 89600 VSA Software after installing the M9393A drivers, you need to run the 89600
VSA Integration utility. Go to Start > All Programs > Keysight > M9393 > 89600 VSA Integration.
28
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Step 5: Verify Operation of the Keysight M9393A PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer
Step 5: Verify Operation of the Keysight M9393A PXIe Vector Signal
Analyzer
In this step you will verify correct operation of the Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer. Before running a Self Test assure that all required software is installed, the chassis is powered on, and
all cabling is correct. See "Cable the Instruments" on page 22 for proper cabling.
The first step in this process is to conduct a Self Test of the M9393A.
1. Open the M9393A SFP by selecting Start > All Programs > Keysight> M9393 > M9393 SFP.
2. Upon opening the SFP, you are presented with the "Connect to Instrument" dialog. Use Control/Select to select all of
the modules that are components of the M9393A and press Connect. For example:
If not all modules and their slot locations are visible in the SFP "Connect to Instrument"
dialog, close the SFP and see Communications on
the following page. After running Keysight Connection
Expert, you may restart the SFP.
3. Check the front panel Status LEDs. See "Status LED States" on page 31 .
4. Conduct a Self Test (Utilities > Self Test... > Run Self Test)
If the Self Test passes (see results below), go to Step 6: Make a Measurement (page 32).
It is important that no signal is present at the RF Input of the Keysight M9365A PXIe Downconverter
when doing a Self Test. If a signal is present, it may result in a false failure.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
29
Step 5: Verify Operation of the Keysight M9393A PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer
If the M9393A Self Test fails, it indicates which module is likely to need service. However, you
must return all modules (except the M9300A) and all cables. See "Return an Instrument for Service" on page 11.
Communications
If you are unable to communicate with the Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer verify
that the following installations are correct:
l
Keysight IO Libraries Suite
l
M9393A SFP program
l
Module and chassis drivers
l
System Interface Card, cable and PC PXIe card connections, if you are using an external host PC
If not all modules and their slot locations are visible in the SFP "Connect to Instrument" dialog:
1. Close the SFP.
2. Start Keysight Connection Expert, by selecting Start > All Programs > Keysight Connection Expert. If any or all modules and their slot locations are still not visible, select Refresh All.
3. Restart the SFP.
30
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Step 5: Verify Operation of the Keysight M9393A PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer
Status LED States
Module
Green
Orange
Red
Off
M9300A
The Soft Front Panel
n/a
Indicates
l
Not connected by the SFP.
has initialized the con-
that the
l
Failure in the power supplies. Module
nection to the module
VCXO is
hardware health can't be determined
unlocked.
until the power supply failure is
resolved.
M9308A
The Soft Front Panel
Tuning is in progress, or n/a
has initialized the con- the M9308A is unlocked
nection to the module
l
Not connected by the SFP.
l
Failure in the power supplies. Module
hardware health can't be determined
from the reference.
until the power supply failure is
resolved.
M9214A
The Soft Front Panel
Missing 100 MHz Refer- n/a
has initialized the con- ence.
l
Not connected by the SFP.
l
Failure in the power supplies. Module
hardware health can't be determined
nection to the module
until the power supply failure is
resolved.
M9365A
The Soft Front Panel
Missing 100 MHz Refer- n/a
has initialized the con- ence.
nection to the module
l
Not connected by the SFP.
l
Failure in the power supplies. Module
hardware health can't be determined
until the power supply failure is
resolved.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
31
Step 6: Make a Measurement
Step 6: Make a Measurement
After verifying operation of the Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer in Step 5 you are
ready to make a measurement.
The following measurement uses a Keysight M9381A PXIe Vector Signal Generator to generate the 2 GHz signal
that will be displayed by the M9393A. You may substitute any frequency appropriate signal generator to create the signal.
1. The first step in this process is to open the SFP of the M9381A and the M9393A.
a. Open the M9381A SFP by selecting Start > All Programs > Keysight > M938x > M9381 SFP.
b. Open the M9393A SFP by selecting Start > All Programs > Keysight > M9393 > M9393 SFP.
c. For each SFP, you are presented with the "Connect to Instrument" dialog. Use Ctrl/Select to select all of the
modules that are components of the M9381A and the M9393A and press Connect.
2. Connect a high quality SMA (male) to SMA (male) cable between the RF Out connector on the Keysight M9310A PXIe
Source Output and the RF In connector on the M9365A.
3. Torque the connectors to 8 Lb-In (0.904 Nm).
4. On the M9381A SFP make the following settings:
a. Frequency: 2 GHz
b. Amplitude: -10 dBm
c. RF On: checked
d. ALC On: checked.
5. On the M9393A SFP Measure Tab, make the following settings:
a. Frequency: 2 GHz
b. Input Power: -10 dBm
c. Acquisition: Spectrum
32
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Step 6: Make a Measurement
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
33
Step 7: Installation is Complete
6. Below the display, select Continuous for a sustained sweep of the analyzer.
You should see the following display on your M9393A SFP. The frequency of the signal is 2 GHz and
the amplitude is -10 dBm.
7. Proceed to Step 7: Installation is Complete (page 34).
Step 7: Installation is Complete
Proceed to program your product by means of the applications programming interface (API) for the supplied
drivers.
API Overview
Keysight's IVI drivers simplify the creation and maintenance of instrument control applications in a variety of
development environments; they allow programmatic control of instrumentation while providing a greater
degree of instrument interchangeability and code reuse. IVI drivers currently come in two basic types: IVICOM and IVI-C. Although the functionality offered by both types of drivers is often very similar, the fundamental differences in interface technology results in a very different end-user experience. The IVI drivers
support compiling application programs for 32- or 64-bit platforms.
34
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
M9393A Specifications
Supported ADEs (application development environments) Arguably the most important consideration in comparing IVI-COM and IVI-C drivers is the end user experience in various ADEs. Since IVI-COM drivers are
based on Microsoft COM technology, it's not surprising that IVI-COM drivers offer the richest user experience
in Microsoft ADEs. Users working in Visual C++, Visual C#, Visual Basic.NET, and Visual Basic 6 enjoy a host
of features, such as object browsers, IntelliSense, and context-sensitive help.
When you install the product software, the IVI driver files are installed in the standard IVI Foundation directories (for example, C:\Program Files\IVI Foundation\IVI\Drivers\). Example programs are provided to
demonstrate most driver functionality (for example, C:\Program Files\IVI Foundation\IVI\Drivers\\Examples). The reference material for the driver functions (a Microsoft HTML Help .chm
file) is installed with the IVI driver and is available for Microsoft Visual Studio's IntelliSense context linking. In
addition, you can directly access the .chm file (AgM9393.chm) from this Start menu location: Start > All Programs > Keysight IVI Drivers > AgM9393 > Documentation.
M9393A Specifications
The Data Sheet for the Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer is included on the Keysight M9393A VSA Software and Product Information CD that came with your module. This document contains specification information. To find the latest update, go to
www.cp.literature.keysight.com/litweb/pdf/5991-4538EN.pdf.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
35
M9393A Block Diagram
M9393A Block Diagram
36
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
M9393A Block Diagram
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Tables
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9300A
M9300A PXIe Reference Operation
Input
Connector
From: External Reference
Ref In
Output
Frequency: 1 MHz to 110 MHz
Input Level: -5 dBm to +20 dBm
100 MHz Out 1-5
Frequency: 100 MHz
Output level:>+12 dBm sine (+13 dBm typical)
10 MHz Out
Output level: 3.3 Vpp square (1.65 v into 50 Ω)
OCXO Out
Frequency: 10 MHz, AC coupled , 50 Ω source.
Output level: +10 dBm to +16 dBm, from 10 MHz
OCXO.
Sine or square wave -2 V to +5 V max into 50 Ω, +16 dBm max @
Sync
This connector is intended for future use.
Trigger 1 & 2
3.3 V into 50 Ω
100 MHz BP Out
Frequency: 100 MHz
0 VDC into 50 Ω
From : Chassis back plane board
Frequency: 100 MHz
Output level: +10 dBm
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9308A
M9308A PXIe Synthesizer Operation
Input
Connector
Output
Chassis back plane board
100 MHz BP Out
Frequency: 100 MHz
Output level: >+10 dBm
Sine or square wave -2 V to +5 V max into 50 Ω, +16 dBm max @ 0
Trigger 1 & 2
3.3 V into 50 Ω
Sync
This connector is intended for future use.
VDC into 50 Ω
Frequency: 100 MHz, Amplitude: >+12 dBm
100 MHz In
@100 Hz: -130 dBc/Hz
@1 kHz: -160 dBc/Hz
This connector is intended for future use.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
100 MHz Out
+12 dBm (typical)
RF Out
178 MHz to 13.7 GHz
2400 MHz Out
2400 MHz
4800 MHz Out
4800 MHz
RF In
37
M9393A Block Diagram
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9365A
M9365A PXIe Downconverter Operation
Input
Connector
Output
100 MHz
Frequency: 100 MHz
Output level: >+10 dBm
Sine or square wave -2 V to +5 V max into 50 Ω, +16 dBm max
Trigger 1 & 2
3.3 V into 50 Ω
Sync
This connector is intended for future use.
@ 0 VDC into 50 Ω
Frequency: 100 MHz, Amplitude: >+12 dBm
100 MHz In
@100 Hz: -130 dBc/Hz
@1 kHz: -160 dBc/Hz
IF Out
200 MHz to 2300 MHz
Aux 1, 2 Out
This connector is intended for future use.
Aux 1, 2 In
This connector is intended for future use.
Maximum input power 30 dBm
RF In
178 MHz to 13.7 GHz
1st LO In
4800 MHz
2nd LO In
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9214A
M9214A PXIe IF Digitizer Operation
Input
Connector
Output
Sine or square wave -2 V to +5 V max into 50 Ω, +16 dBm max @ 0 VDC into 50 Ω Trigger 1 & 2 3.3 V into 50 Ω
Sync
Frequency: 100 MHz, Amplitude: >+12 dBm
100 MHz In
321 MHz
IF In
38
This connector is intended for future use.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
M9393A Block Diagram
Module Front Panel Features
M9300A Front Panel Connectors
For parameter limits and specifications on the M9300A, see M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9300A
(page 37).
Connector
Description
100 MHz BP
This SMB male connector outputs a 100 MHz signal from the chassis
Out
backplane board. This output is enabled through the SFP.
100 MHz Out 1 Each of these SMB male connectors may output a 100 MHz reference
through Out 5
and clock signal.
Trig 1
This connector is intended for future use.
Trig 2
This connector provides a programmable output trigger.
Sync
This connector is intended for future use.
10 MHz Out
This SMB male connector provides a 10 MHz signal. This output is
enabled through the SFP.
OCXO Out
This SMB male connector provides a 10 MHz signal from the 10 MHz
OCXO timebase. This output is enabled through the SFP.
Ref In
This SMB male connector inputs a 1 MHz to 110 MHz reference signal. The connector is AC coupled and terminated into 50 Ω.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
39
M9393A Block Diagram
M9308A Front Panel Connectors
For parameter limits and specifications on the M9308A connectors, see M9393A Block Diagram Reference
Table for M9308A (page 37).
Connector
Description
100 MHz BP
This SMP male connector outputs a 100 MHz signal from the chassis backplane board. This output
Out
is enabled through the SFP.
Trig 1
This connector is intended for future use.
Trig 2
This connector is intended for future use.
Sync
This connector is intended for future use.
100 MHz In
This SMP male connector inputs a 100 MHz reference signal from the 100 MHz Out connector of
the Keysight M9300A PXIe Frequency Reference.
100 MHz Out
This SMP male connector outputs the 100 MHz In signal to the Keysight M9365A PXIe Downconverter 100 MHz In connector.
2400 MHz Out This connector is intended for future use.
4800 MHz Out
This SMP male connector outputs a 4800 MHz signal to the M9365A 2nd LO In.
RF In
This connector is intended for future use.
RF Out
This SMA female connector outputs a signal to the Keysight M9365A PXIe Downconverter 1st LO In
connector.
40
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
M9393A Block Diagram
M9365A Front Panel Connectors
For parameter limits and specifications on the M9365A connectors, see M9393A Block Diagram Reference
Table for M9365A (page 38).
Connector
Description
Trig 1
This connector is intended for future use.
Trig 2
This connector is intended for future use.
Sync
This connector is intended for future use.
100 MHz In This SMP male connector inputs a 100 MHz reference signal from the 100 MHz Out connector of the Keysight M9308A PXIe Synthesizer.
100 MHz
This SMP male connector is not used in this configuration.
Out
IF Out
This SMB male connector sends the IF signal to the M9214A IF Input.
RF In
This SMA female connector inputs a modulated RF signal of 100 kHz to 27 GHz.
Aux 1 Out
This SMA coaxial female connector directs the signal to the Aux 1 In connector.
Aux 1 In
This SMA coaxial female connector accepts the signal from the Aux 1 Out connector.
Aux 2 Out
This SMA coaxial female connector directs the signal to the Aux 2 In connector.
Aux 2 In
This SMA coaxial female connector accepts the signal from the Aux 1 Out connector.
1st LO In
This connector accepts the RF Out signal from the M9308A.
2nd LO In
This connector accepts the 4800 MHz Out signal from the M9308A.
Ctrl In
This connector is intended for future use.
Ctrl Out
This connector is intended for future use.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
41
M9393A Block Diagram
M9214A Front Panel Connectors
For parameter limits and specifications on the M9214A connectors, see M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table
for M9214A (page 38).
Connector
Description
100 MHz In
This SMB male connector inputs a 100 MHz reference signal from the 100 MHz Out connector of
the Keysight M9300A PXIe Frequency Reference.
Trig 1
External Trigger Input.
Trig 2
Trigger Received Output.
Sync
This connector is intended for future use.
IF In
This SMB male connector accepts the IF Input
from the M9365A IF Out connector.
42
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Sharing the M9300A Frequency Reference
Sharing the M9300A Frequency Reference
The M9300A Frequency Reference module can be shared by the M9393A as well as the M9380A, M9381A
and M9391A. If you connect to a hardware configuration that includes a currently connected M9300A (either
independently or as part of another hardware configuration) the latest instance of the SFP will take control
of the M9300A. You will see no warning or error message.
While the M9300A module is being shared, any of the configurations that share this reference can control it
fully, including setting the reference to use an external frequency reference source. If the external frequency
reference setting does not match that of the supplied frequency, the reference will be unlocked, as expected.
However, only the instance of the SFP that creates the reference unlock condition can correct the problem.
This is done by either correcting the frequency or by setting the reference back to internal, so that a subsequent instance will not take control of the reference module unintentionally.
The Reference module can also be shared among multiple measurement applications, such as the Keysight
89600 VSA software. The Reference module must be initialized before use, so including it in all configurations
allows applications to be started in any order. However, when sharing a module the user interface of some
applications may not reflect M9300A settings made by other applications. For example, the Keysight 89600
software can control the Reference module internal/external setting, but the changes made by other applications will not be reflected in the Keysight 89600.
FPGA updates are not allowed on a Keysight M9300A PXIe Frequency Reference while it is being shared. To perform M9300A FPGA updates, reserve the Reference.
Reserving the Reference for a Configuration
If you are running a test in the background with a certain M9300A setting and then connect a hardware configuration that also contains the same M9300A, you may alter the test setup that is already running.
If you would prefer to be keep the reference control with the first instance of
the hardware configuration so that a subsequent instance will not take control of the reference module unintentionally:
1. On the SFP Connect to Instrument screen, click the Advanced control to open the
Options: dialog.
2. Type the following string: ShareReferenceVisaSession=0
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
43
Sharing the M9300A Frequency Reference
This configuration will retain control of the M9300A if you try to
open a new configuration. If you connect a new configuration,
that includes the same M9300A, you will see the following error:
If an existing instance of the SFP is connected to the reference module in a shared (default) mode, and you
try to connect a second instance of the SFP to the same reference with ShareReferenceVisaSession=0 Advanced Option, you will get the resource locked error shown above.
44
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
Overview
One of the components of Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer software installation
is the Keysight 89600 VSA software role, or hardware extension. A role is a set of DLL files that is an interface
between the 89600 VSA software and acquisition hardware. The role files, as well as an integration utility,
are installed along with other M9393A program files. The M9393A installer runs the integration utility which
detects if 89600 VSA software is installed, and if so, copies the M9393A role files into the program files for
each compatible version of 89600 VSA.
If the Keysight 89600 VSA software is installed after the M9393A drivers, you need to run the 89600 VSA integration utility. Go to Start > All Programs > Keysight > M9393 > 89600 VSA Integration.
A role DLL implements several COM interfaces. The interfaces have methods for acquiring measurement
hardware, setting acquisition parameters, querying data and querying hardware status. The M9393A role is
a layer mapping COM interface methods to M9393A interface methods.
Presence of the role allows 89600 VSA software to detect and configure modules for an M9393A receiver.
The 89600 VSA’s Hardware Configurations dialog is used to specify which modules form an instrument.
To use the Keysight 89600 VSA Software measurement capabilities, you must first create a connection
between the measurement software and the hardware configuration that is your M9393A Vector Signal Analyzer.
The minimum required version of Keysight 89600 VSA software is 17.21.117.0. You can find this online at
www.keysight.com/find/89600.
As a best practice, after setting up an M9393A measurement, perform a Disconnect/Restart ( Control > Disconnect and then Restart). If there is an unlocked Frequency Reference or Digitizer 100 MHz clock missing
condition, the M9214A Digitizer status LED will turn to Red and the INT REF indicator at the bottom of the display will indicate "UNLOCKED" or "Waiting for Frequency Reference Lock". At this point, troubleshoot the
instrument cabling. Perform a Disconnect/Restart again to verify that the frequency reference is present.
Whether the problem is a broken 100 MHz clock path or an invalid External Reference (either not present or
mismatched frequency), the reference status and measurement status messages are the same "UNLOCKED" reference and "Waiting for frequency reference" measurement status. However, if the
external reference signal (not the 100 MHz clock) is invalid, as soon as the signal becomes valid, measurement will resume; whereas in the 100 MHz clock signal case, you must Disconnect from the hardware and
then reconnect (Restart) to start the measurement again.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
45
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
Procedure for a Single Channel Configuration
This procedure is for setting up and configuring a single channel system. To set up and configure multiple
channel systems:
See "Procedure for a Two Channel Configuration" on page 50
See "Procedure for a Three or Four Channel Configuration" on page 55
To create a new M9393A instrument, use the Keysight 89600 VSA Software and follow these steps:
1. Open the "New Hardware Configuration" window in the Keysight 89600 VSA software by selecting: Utilities > Hardware > Configurations from the menu bar. When you hover over the last element in this sequence you will see a listing of the relevant configurations. Click on the "Add New Hardware" icon
.
2. In the "New Hardware Configuration" window:
46
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
a. Select the Keysight M9393A Analyzer entry and click on the
icon to copy the entry to the "Con-
figuration" window.
b. Configure the new M9393A instrument by selecting the modules identified by their VISA address in
the "2. Select the instrument(s) to use for each logical instrument in the configuration" section.
c. Name the new configuration in the "3. Name the configuration" section. The default name
"Analyzer1" may be changed. Use a meaningful name for later identification.
d. Save the new configuration by selecting the "OK" button.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
47
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
Refer to the Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for further details about making measurements
with your Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer.
Parameter Control and Input Extensions
The Keysight 89600 role allows the VSA software to set the following parameters:
l
Expected Input Power (Range)
l
Center Frequency
l
Bandwidth
l
Acquisition Time
l
Trigger Style (Free Run, External, IF Mag)
l
Trigger Delay
l
Trigger Slope
l
Trigger Level
Extensions
Input extensions are the hardware configuration and setup parameters that apply to the Keysight 89600
VSA software with M9393A. To modify a hardware parameter, open the input extension dialog (Input > Extensions tab), click the parameter name and specify the value. For True/False values, a selected check box sets
the value to True. A cleared check box sets the value to False.
Extensions:
48
l
ADC Dither Enabled
l
ADC Dither Level
l
Auto IF Bandwidth
l
Conversion Mode
l
Digitizer Level Offset
l
Extwernal TTL Trigger Source
l
IF Bandwidth
l
Peak to Average
l
Preamplifier
l
Trigger Termination
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
For additional information on each extension item, highlight the item and a summary is displayed near the
bottom of the extension dialog box.
Running Calibration on the M9393A from the 89600 VSA
Software
It is possible to run calibrations on the M9393A VSA from the 89600 VSA software when the two are correctly configured. The calibration path in the 89600 VSA software is Utilities > Calibration.
Before running a calibration on the M9393A, it is important to make sure that there is no RF signal connected
to the RF In connector of the M9365A Downconverter.module in the M9393A instrument. A signal present at
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
49
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
the RF Input connector of the M9365A Downconverter can result in an unsuccessful calibration of the
M9393A instrument.
Procedure for a Two Channel Configuration
Procedure
To create a new M9393A instrument, use the Keysight 89600 VSA Software and follow these steps:
1. Open the "New Hardware Configuration" window in the Keysight 89600 VSA software by selecting: Utilities > Hardware > Configurations from the menu bar. When you hover over the last element in this
sequence you will see a listing of the relevant configurations. Click on the "Add New Hardware" icon
.
2. In the "New Hardware Configuration" window,
a. Select the Keysight M9393A Analyzer (modules) entry and click on the
icon to copy the entry to the
"Configuration" window.
50
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
To create a second channels, select the Keysight M9393A Analyzer (modules) entry, and click on the
icon
to copy the entry to the "Configuration" window a second time.(as shown in 2b)
b. Configure the new M9393A (Modules) instrument by selecting the modules identified by their VISA
address in the "2. Select the instrument(s) to use for each logical instrument in the configuration" section.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
51
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
In the image below, the modules associated with the first channel are shown in slots 2, 4, 10, and 3. The reference module is in slot 10 of the first channel, making this channel the master. All other channels will have
"None" selected for the reference .
To configure the second channel, select it in the configuration window as shown in the next image. Configure
the modules by selecting the next higher slot number offered, and set the Reference to "None" as shown in
the next three images.
52
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
53
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
c. Name the new configuration in the "3. Name the configuration" section. The default name "Analyzer1" may
be changed. Use a meaningful name for later identification.
d. Save the new configuration by selecting the "OK" button.
e. Having been saved, the new configuration can be reloaded in the future.
54
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
Procedure for a Three or Four Channel Configuration
Procedure
To create a new M9393A instrument, use the Keysight 89600 VSA Software and follow these steps:
1. Open the "New Hardware Configuration" window in the Keysight 89600 VSA software by selecting: Utilities > Hardware > Configurations from the menu bar. When you hover over the last element in this
sequence you will see a listing of the relevant configurations. Click on the "Add New Hardware" icon .
2. In the "New Hardware Configuration" window,
a. Select the Keysight M9393A Analyzer (modules) entry and click on the
icon to copy the entry to the
"Configuration" window.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
55
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
To create multiple channels, select the Keysight M9393A Analyzer (modules) entry, and click on the
icon
to copy the entry to the "Configuration" window two more times for a three channel system, and three more
times for a four channel system (as shown in 2b).
b. Configure the new M9393A (modules) instrument by selecting the modules identified by their VISA
address in the "2. Select the instrument(s) to use for each logical instrument in the configuration" section.
56
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
In the image below, the modules associated with the first channel are shown in slots 2, 4, 10, and 3. The reference module is in slot 10 of the first channel, making this channel the master. All other channels will have
"None" selected for the reference .
To configure the second channel, select it in the configuration window as shown in the next image. Configure
the modules by selecting the next higher slot number offered, and set the Reference to "None."
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
57
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
To configure the third channel, select it in the configuration window as shown in the next image. Configure
the modules by selecting the next higher slot number offered, and set the Reference to "None." If this is a
three channel system, stop here.
To configure the fourth channel, select it in the configuration window as shown in the next image. Configure
the modules by selecting the next higher slot number offered, and set the Reference to "None."
58
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A
c. Name the new configuration in the "3. Name the configuration" section. The default name "Analyzer1" may
be changed. Use a meaningful name for later identification.
d. Save the new configuration by selecting the "OK" button.
e. The new configuration can be given a name saved for future reloading
This ends the configuration setup for a four channel system.
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer
59
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising