M9393-90002
Startup Guide
Keysight M9393A PXIe
Performance Vector
Signal Analyzer (9 KHz to
27 GHz, 3.6 GHz to 50
Ghz)
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practice, or the like that, if not correctly
performed or adhered to, could result in
personal injury or death. Do not proceed
beyond a WARNING notice until the
indicated conditions are fully understood
and met.
The following safety precautions should
be observed before using this product and
any associated instrumentation. 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.
If this product is not used as specified, the
protection provided by the equipment
could be impaired. This product must be
used in a normal condition (in which all
means for protection are intact) only.
The types of product users are:
Responsible body is the individual or
group responsible for the use and
maintenance of equipment, for ensuring
that the equipment is operated within its
specifications and operating limits, and
for ensuring operators are adequately
trained.
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.
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.
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.
Operator is responsible to maintain safe
operating conditions. To ensure safe
operating conditions, modules should not
be operated beyond the full temperature
range specified in the Environmental and
physical specification. Exceeding safe
operating conditions can result in shorter
lifespans, improper module
performance and user safety issues. When
the modules are in use and operation within
the specified full temperature range is not
maintained, module surface temperatures
may exceed safe handling conditions which
can cause discomfort or burns if touched. In
the event of a module exceeding the full
temperature range, always allow the module
to cool before touching or removing modules
from chassis.
Keysight products are designed for use with
electrical signals that are rated
Measurement Category I and Measurement
Category II, as described in the International
Electro-technical Commission (IEC)
Standard IEC 60664. Most measurement,
control, and data I/O signals are
Measurement Category I and must not be
directly connected to mains voltage or to
voltage sources with high transient overvoltages. Measurement Category II
connections require protection for high
transient over-voltages often associated with
local AC mains connections.Assume all
measurement, control, and data I/O
connections are for connection to Category I
sources unless otherwise marked or
described in the user documentation.
Exercise extreme caution when a shock
hazard is present. Lethal voltage may be
present on cable connector jacks or test
fixtures. The American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) states that a shock hazard
exists when voltage levels greater than 30V
RMS, 42.4V peak, or 60VDC are present. A
good safety practice is to expect that
hazardous voltage is present in any unknown
circuit before measuring.
Operators of this product must be protected
from electric shock at all times. The
responsible body must ensure that operators
are prevented access and/or insulated from
every connection point. In some cases,
connections must be exposed to potential
human contact. Product operators in these
circumstances must be trained to protect
themselves from the risk of electric shock. If
the circuit is capable of operating at or
above 1000V,
no conductive part of the circuit may be
exposed.
Do not connect switching cards directly to
unlimited power circuits. They are
intended to be used with impedancelimited sources. NEVER connect switching
cards directly to AC mains. When
connecting sources to switching cards,
install protective devices to limit fault
current and voltage to the card.
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 wear, cracks, or
breaks before each use.
When installing equipment where access
to the main power cord is restricted, such
as rack mounting, a separate main input
power disconnect device must be
provided in close proximity to the
equipment and within easy reach of the
operator.
For maximum safety, do not touch the
product, test cables, or any other
instruments while power is applied to the
circuit under test. ALWAYS remove power
from the entire test system and discharge
any capacitors before: connecting or
disconnecting cables or jumpers,
installing or removing switching cards, or
making internal changes, such as
installing or removing jumpers.
Do not touch any object that could
provide a current path to the common
side of the circuit under test or power line
(earth) ground. Always make
measurements with dry hands while
standing on a dry, insulated surface
capable of withstanding the voltage being
measured.
The instrument and accessories must be
used in accordance with its specifications
and operating instructions, or the safety of
the equipment may be impaired.
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.
Instrumentation and accessories shall not
be connected to humans.
Australian Communication and Media
Authority mark to indicate regulatory
compliance as a registered supplier.
This symbol indicates product compliance
with the Canadian Interference-Causing
Equipment Standard (ICES-001). It also
identifies the product is an Industrial
Scientific and Medical Group 1 Class A
product (CISPR 11, Clause 4).
Before performing any maintenance,
disconnect the line cord and all test
cables.
To maintain protection from electric shock
and fire, replacement components in
mains circuits - including the power
transformer, test leads, and input jacks must be purchased from Keysight.
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 the product). If you are
unsure about the applicability of a
replacement component, call an Keysight
office for information.
No operator serviceable parts inside.Refer
servicing to qualified personnel. To
prevent electrical shock do not remove
covers. For continued protection against
fire hazard, replace fuse with same type
and rating.
PRODUCT MARKINGS:
The CE mark is a registered trademark of
the European Community.
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.
This symbol indicates the instrument is
sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD).
ESD can damage the highly sensitive
components in your instrument. ESD
damage is most likely to occur as the
module is being installed or when cables
are connected or disconnected. Protect
the circuits from ESD damage by wearing
a grounding strap that provides a high
resistance path to ground. Alternatively,
ground yourself to discharge any builtup
static charge by touching the outer shell
of any grounded instrument chassis
before touching the port connectors.
This symbol on an instrument means
caution, risk of danger. You should refer
to the operating instructions located in
the user documentation in all cases where
the symbol is marked on the instrument.
This symbol indicates the time period
during which no hazardous or toxic
substance elements are expected to leak
or deteriorate during normal use. Forty
years is the expected useful life of the
product.
This product complies with the WEEE
Directive marketing requirement. The affixed
product label (above) indicates that you
must not discard this electrical/electronic
product in domestic household waste.
Product Category: With reference to the
equipment types in the WEEE directive
Annex 1, this product is classified as
“Monitoring and Control instrumentation”
product. Do not dispose in domestic
household waste. To return unwanted
products, contact your local Keysight office,
or for more information see http://about.
keysight.com/en/companyinfo/environment
/takeback.shtml
Contents
M9393A Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Follow the Startup Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Related Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Additional Related Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Documentation Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Items You Will Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 1: Unpack, Inspect, and Verify Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Unpack and Inspect the Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
ESD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Inspect for Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Return an Instrument for Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Verify M9393A Shipment Contents and Model Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Model - Option List for M9393A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Step 2: Download the Latest Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Step 3: Install the PXIe Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Before Installing the PXIe Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Best Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
M9018A Chassis Air Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cable and Connector Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Prepare the PXIe Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Install the Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Embedded Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Remote Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Install the PXIe Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Recommended Module Positions in Chassis Slots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Procedure for Installing Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Cable the Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cabling Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cabling for Extended Frequency Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cabling for Wideband IF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cabling for Multi-Channel Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Install Slot Blockers and Filler Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Power up the Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Step 4: Install the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Software Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Step 5: Verify Operation of the Keysight M9393A PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer . . . . 41
Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Status LED States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Step 6: Make a Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Step 7: Installation is Complete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
API Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M9393A Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M9393A Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9300A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9308A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9365A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9214A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Module Front Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M9300A Front Panel Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M9308A Front Panel Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M9365A Front Panel Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
M9214A Front Panel Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Extended Frequency Range Using M9169E - Block Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sharing the M9300A Frequency Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for M9393A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Procedure for a Single Channel Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Extended Frequency Range Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parameter Control and Input Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running Calibration on the M9393A from the 89600 VSA Software . . . .
Procedure for a Two Channel Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Procedure for a Three or Four Channel Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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.
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Related Documentation
To access documentation related to the Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector
Signal Analyzer, use one of the following methods:
If the product software is installed on your PC, the related documents are
also available in the software installation directory. Refer the table below.
Document
Description
Default Location on 64-bit
Format
Windows system
Startup Guide Includes
procedures to help
you to unpack,
inspect, install
(software and
hardware),
perform
instrument
connections, verify
operability, and
troubleshoot your
product.
C:\Program Files (x86)
\Keysight\M9393\Help\M9393_StartupGuide.pdf
PDF
C:\Program Files (x86)
\Keysight\M9393\Help\M9393_ProgrammingGuide.
pdf
PDF
Also includes an
annotated block
diagram.
Programming Shows you how to
Guide
use Visual Studio
2010 with the .
NET Framework to
write IVI-COM
Console
Applications in
Visual C#.
10
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer (9 KHz to 27 GHz, 3.6 GHz to 50 Ghz)
Document
Description
Default Location on 64-bit
Format
Windows system
IVI Driver
reference
(help system)
Provides detailed
documentation of
the IVI-COM and
IVI-C driver API
functions, as well
as information to
help you get
started with using
the IVI drivers in
your application
development
environment.
C:\Program Files (x86)
\Keysight\M9393\Help\AgM9393.chm
CHM
(Microsoft
Help
Format)
Soft Front
Panel (SFP)
help system
Provides product
introduction, tour
of the SFP user
interface, how-to
procedures (for
example,
configuration, self
test, operational
check), and
troubleshooting.
C:\Program Files (x86)
\Keysight\M9393\Help\M9393_SFP_Help.chm
CHM
(Microsoft
Help
Format)
Data Sheet
In addition to a
detailed product
introduction, the
data sheet
supplies full
product
specifications.
C:\Program Files (x86)
\Keysight\M9393\Help\M9393_DataSheet.pdf
PDF
LabVIEW
Driver
Reference
Provides detailed
documentation of
the LabVIEW G
Driver API
functions.
C:\Program Files (x86)
\Keysight\M9393\Help\AgM9393_LabVIEW_Help.chm
CHM
(Microsoft
Help
Format)
Software
Release
Notes
Includes recent
changes,
enhancements,
and bug fixes in
the current
release.
C:\Program Files (x86)
PDF
\Keysight\M9393\Help\M9393_SoftwareReleaseNotes.
pdf
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Alternatively, you can find these documents under: Start > All Programs >
Keysight > M9393.
To understand the available user documentation in context to your workflow,
click here.
To find the very latest versions of the user documentation, go to the product
web site (www.keysight.com/find/M9393A) and download the files from the
Manuals support page (go to Document Library > Manuals):
Depending upon your order, you may find the following product
documentation useful.
Additional Related Documentation
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Document
Description
Location
M9018A PXIe Chassis Startup
Guide
Provides installation and startup information
for the M9018A PXIe Chassis.
www.keysight.
com/find
/M9018A
M9036A PXIe Embedded
Controller Startup Guide (optional)
Provides installation and startup information
for the M9036A PXIe Embedded Controller.
www.keysight.
com/find
/M9036A
M9037A PXIe Embedded
Controller Startup Guide (optional)
Provides unpacking, installation and beginning
usage information for the M9037A PXIe
Embedded Controller.
www.keysight.
com/find
/M9037A
M9021A PCIe Cable Interface
Module Installation Guide
(optional)
Provides installation details for the M9021A
Gen 2, x8 PCIe cable interface module.
www.keysight.
com/find
/M9021A
Multiple PXIe and AXIe Chassis
System Configuration Tool
This interactive tool helps you to configure and
install PXIe and AXIe multiple chassis systems.
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Document
Description
Location
M9381A PXIe Vector Signal
Generator Documents
Provides Startup, LabVIEW Driver, and Data
sheet information of M9381 PXle Vector Signal
Generator.
www.keysight.
com/find/M9381
M9169E PXIe Switchable-Input
Programmable Step Attenuator
Module Documents
Provide Technical Overview document and
Service Guide.
http://www.
keysight.com/find
/M9169E
Documentation Access
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Items You Will Need
To complete the startup process and begin using the instrument, you will need the
following items:
Pozidriv P1 or slotted screwdriver to secure the modules into the chassis.
Adjustable torque wrench (at minimum, accommodate an 8 Lb-In [0.904 Nm]
torque on SMA connectors).
If your configuration contains an embedded controller, such as the M9036A
or M9037A:
Monitor with M9036A - Use the DVI-to-VGA adaptor (an accessory to
the M9036A) if necessary
Monitor with M9037A - Use the Display Port to VGA adaptor (an
accessory to the M9037A) if necessary
USB compatible keyboard
USB compatible mouse
A USB flash drive. Download the installer files to a computer, transfer the
installer files to a USB flash drive, and install the software from the USB flash
drive.
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. 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.
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Step 1: Unpack, Inspect, and Verify Shipment
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.
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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
returning an instrument for repair.
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:
a. Name and address of owner. A P.O. box is not acceptable as a return
address.
b. 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.
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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 optionally 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. The M9169E Programmable
Attenuator module is recommended for configuration for frequency extension (3.6
GHz to 50 GHz).
Qty Keysight Part Number
Description
1
M9393-90013
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer Flyer
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
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Qty Keysight Part Number
Description
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)
The product software and documents are available for downloading at the
Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector Signal Analyzer website at www.
keysight.com/find/M9393A.
The M9169E Programmable Attenuator needs to be ordered separately for
extended frequency mode.
The following cables have been included for extended frequency range operation
(options M9393A-FRX and M9393A-FRZ) .
Qty Keysight Part Number
Description
1
M9393-20001
Cable, semi-rigid, SMA (male) - SMA (male)
1
M9393-20002
Cable, semi-rigid, SMA (male) - SMA (male)
1
M9393-20003
Cable, semi-rigid, SMA (male) - SMA (male)
Model - Option List for M9393A
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M9393A
Option
Description
M9393A
PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer - comprised of: M9308A PXIe Synthesizer, M9365A PXIe
Downconverter and M9214A PXIe IF Digitizer
M9393A300
Adds M9300A PXIe Frequency Reference (required for warranted specifications)
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M9393A
Option
Description
M9393AF08
Frequency range, 9 kHz to 8.4 GHz
M9393AF14
Frequency range, 9 kHz to 14 GHz
M9393AF18
Frequency range, 9 kHz to 18 GHz
M9393AF27
Frequency range, 9 kHz to 27 GHz
M9393AFRX*
Frequency range extension, 3.6 GHz to 50 GHz
M9393AB04
Analysis bandwidth, 40 MHz
M9393AB10
Analysis bandwidth, 100 MHz
M9393AB16
Analysis bandwidth, 160 MHz
M9393AWB1
Wideband IF output
M9393AM01
Memory, 128 MSa
M9393AM05
Memory, 512 MSa
M9393AM10
Memory, 1024 MSa
M9393AP08
Preamplifier, 8.4 GHz
M9393AP14
Preamplifier, 14 GHz
Preamplifier, 18 GHz
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M9393A
Option
Description
M9393AP18
M9393AP27
Preamplifier, 27 GHz
M9393AUNZ
Fast tuning
M9393AUK6
Commercial calibration certificate with test data
* Option M9393A-FRX requires option M9393A-F27. M9393A-FRX is subject to US
export restriction. For customers in export restricted countries, option M9393A-FRZ
frequency range extension, 3.6 GHz to 43.5 GHz, is available.
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Step 2: Download the Latest Documentation
Ensure that you have the latest version of this document, the M9393A Startup
Guide. Download this and other M9393A documents from http://www.keysight.com
/find/M9393A-techsupport.
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Step 3: Install the PXIe Modules
Proceed through this section in the following order:
1. Review Before Installing PXIe Modules to understand installation guidelines
and precautions.
2. Prepare the PXIe 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 PXIe chassis slots.
7. Power up the chassis.
Before Installing the PXIe Modules
Precautions
PXIe 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.
Best Practices
The following are the recommended best practices to ensure proper and safe
module operating conditions:
Ensure proper chassis air flow is maintained.
Select a chassis that provides thermal protection if fans become inoperable
or forced air cooling is obstructed.
Use slot blockers (Keysight model Y1212A, 5 per kit) and EMC filler panels in
empty module slots to ensure proper operating temperatures. Keysight
M9018A chassis and slot blockers optimize module temperature
performance and reliability of test.
Set chassis fans to high or auto. Do not disable fans.
Position chassis to allow plenty of space around chassis air intake and fan
exhaust.
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At environment temperatures above 45 °C, set chassis fan speed to high.
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 (PN 5002-3361) provided in your
Keysight PXIe 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.
Prepare the PXIe Chassis
1. Make sure that the line cord is plugged into a grounded outlet to establish
earth ground.
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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 PXIe 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://youtu.be
/Yr1OK2_tbLE.
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 adapter for laptop PC or M9048A adapter for desktop PC).
Do not power up the controller until instructed to do so later in this
document.
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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.
2. Install the embedded controller in Slot 1 (see
icon above the slot) in the
chassis.
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Generic module installation shown. It may reflect your module's actual size
and chassis placement.
1.
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).
2. If you have an M9036A controller, install a blank Y1213A filler panel in the
empty slot to the left of the controller.
3. Connect peripherals (mouse, keyboard, and monitor).
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://youtu.be
/Yr1OK2_tbLE.
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.
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3. Remove the M9021A module from its protect bag. Observe ESD precautions.
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.
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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:
b. If you are using a desktop PC as a controller, connect to the M9021A
using the following components:
Install the PXIe Modules
Recommended Module Positions in Chassis Slots
Keep in mind the following points while installing the modules in the slots of
M9018A Chassis:
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.
To extend the frequency range to 50 GHz, it is recommended to use the
M9169E Programmable Attenuator module to provide range control for
higher power signals up to +30 dBm and automated field alignments and
self-test. The M9169E Programmable Attenuator module occupies two slots
and must be installed adjacent to and to the right of the M9365A
Downconverter module. Suggested configurations are as follows to maintain
M9214A in x8 slot and M9300A in timing slot:
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Slot Number
Module
Config. A
Config. B
2
11
M9214A
3
12
M9308A
4-5
13-14
M9365A
6-7
15-16
M9169E
10
10
M9300A
The M9393A wideband IF output can be directly accessed for up to 800 MHz
of bandwidth by bypassing the IF Conditioning/Filtering path of the M9365A
Downconverter module and installing an external digitizer, such as M9202A
to sample the wider bandwidth IF signal. The wideband digitizer, M9202A,
must be installed in an x8 slot of the M9018A chassis. The M9214A Digitizer,
which has a maximum of 160 MHz bandwidth, is bypassed in the suggested
configuration, but must remain installed in the chassis.
The images below show the recommended slot usage for multi-channel
chassis.
Two instruments in an M9018A chassis
Three instruments in an M9018A chassis
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Four instruments in an M9018A chassis
Procedure for Installing 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).
Generic module installation shown. It may reflect your module's actual size
and chassis placement.
Important: Install the modules in the exact order.
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Cable the Instruments
Cabling Introduction
Before you cable the modules, see the following links for the front panel
descriptions of the modules:
M9300A module: see M9300A Front Panel Connectors
M9308A module: see M9308A Front Panel Connectors
M9365A module: see M9365A Front Panel Connectors
M9214A module: see M9214A Front Panel Connectors
The images below show the recommended cabling arrangement for M9393A in an
M9018A chassis.
Single instrument in an M9018A chassis
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Single instrument with tee in an M9018A chassis
In the images above, 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 image below show the recommended distribution of the 100 MHz
reference for multi-channel chassis. For the recommended slot usage for multichannel chassis, refer to Install the PXIe Modules.
M9393A Cable and Module Table (Listed in the recommended installation order)
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Part
Connection
Number
Cable Description
M936520039
M9308A RF Out to M9365A 1st LO In
Cable, semi-rigid, SMA (male) SMA (male)
M936520040
M9308A 4800 MHz Out to M9365A 2nd LO In
Cable, semi-rigid, SMA (male) SMP (male)
12503807
M9214A 100 MHz In, left side of Tee to M9300A 100 MHz
Out, right side to M9308A 100 MHz In
Adapter, T-type, SMB (male) SMB (male) - SMB (female)
81212174
M9300A 100 MHz Out to M9214A 100 MHz In
Cable, coaxial, SMB (female) SMB (female) 255 mm
81212169
M9365A IF Out to M9214A IF In
Cable, coaxial, SMB (female) SMB (female) 165 mm
81212723
M9300A 100 MHz Out to M9308A 100 MHz In
Cable, coaxial, SMB (female) SMP (female) 150 mm
81212554
M9308A 100 MHz Out to M9365A 100 MHz In
Cable, coaxial, SMP (female) SMP (female) 150 mm
M936520042
M9365A Aux 2 Out to M9365A Aux 2 In
Cable, semi-rigid, SMA (male) SMA (male) installed
M936520043
M9365A Aux RF Out to M9365A Aux RF In
Cable, semi-rigid, SMA (male) 2.4 mm (male) installed
81205091
Alternate for 8121-2175
Cable, coaxial, SMB (female) SMB (female) 120 mm
81212636
Alternate for 8121-2495
Cable, coaxial, SMB (female) SMP (female) 240 mm
81212063*
This cable can be used to direct an external reference into
the M9300A Ref In connector.
Cable, coaxial, BNC (male) - SMB
(female) 1200 mm
* This component is not shown in the cabling diagram, but is included in the
M9393A shipment.
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Cabling for Extended Frequency Mode
To extend the frequency range to 50 GHz, a special cabling configuration is
required. It is recommended to use the M9169E Programmable Attenuator module
in this configuration to provide range control and automated field alignments and
self-test. The RF signal is applied to the Aux 2 In connector on the M9365A
Downconverter directly or through the M9169E Programmable Attenuator.
1. Option M9393A-FRX (frequency range extension, 3.6 GHz to 50 GHz)
is required to operate in this mode.
2. Option M9393A-F27 (frequency range, 9kHz to 27 GHz) is a
prerequisite for Option FRX.
Cabling with the M9169E (Recommended)
The M9169E Programmable Attenuator is a switchable-input programmable
attenuator module that enables adjustable power range control for higher power
signals up to +30 dBm. Additionally it automates switching of the internal M9393A
calibrator signal (from Aux 1 Out connector on M9365A Downconverter) to run field
alignments and self-test, improving amplitude accuracy. For the suggested module
positioning in the M9018A chassis, refer to Install the PXIe Modules.
Connect the cables as shown in the image below.
The user input signal is connected to Port 3 on the M9169E.
Following are the cabling requirements:
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Connection
Cable Type
M9169E Port 1 to M9365A Aux 2 In
M9393-20001
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Connection
Cable Type
M9365A Aux 1 Out to M9365A Port 2
M9393-20002
When operating in this configuration, the following restrictions apply:
You cannot analyze signals below 3.6 GHz.
Attenuators and preamplifiers in the M9365A Downconverter
module are bypassed. Attenuation is only provided through the
M9169E.
To connect to the M9393A Soft Front Panel, select the M9169E module from the list
of available modules in the Connect to Instrument dialog. For more information,
refer to the M9393A Soft Front Panel Help.
Cabling without M9169E
To analyze signals with the extended frequency range (from 3.6 GHz to 50 GHz),
without using M9169E Programmable Attenuator, connect the RF input signal
directly to the Aux 2 In connector on the M9365A Downconverter module. In this
configuration the RF input signal power should not exceed -14 dB. Cabling should
be connected as shown below (for illustrative purpose only; not all the cables have
been shown):
As shown above, the following cables in the M9365A Downconverter module (as in
standard 9 kHz to 27 GHz frequency range) have been removed:
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Aux 1 Out to Aux 1 In
Aux 2 Out to Aux 2 In
The RF input signal is connected directly to the Aux 2 In connector. Also, refer to the
M9393A Soft Front Panel Help for more information.
When operating in this configuration, the following restrictions apply:
You cannot analyze signals below 3.6 GHz.
No signal conditioning (attenuators and preamplifiers) in the
M9365A Downconverter module is accessible.
You must recable the module to run field alignments and self-test.
For conducting field alignments and self-test, disconnect the RF
input signal from Aux 2 In connector and connect cable (M939320003) from Aux 1 Out to Aux 2 In connectors. See the image below.
Cabling for Wideband IF
The M9393A wideband IF output can be directly accessed for up to 800 MHz of
bandwidth by bypassing the IF Conditioning/Filtering path of the M9365A
Downconverter module. To use this capability, the following is required:
M9393A-WB1 option
An external digitizer, such as M9202A or M9703A to sample the wider
bandwidth IF signal
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Higher IF bandwidths are not achievable using the M9214A Digitizer bundled with
the M9393A instrument. Hence, the M9214A Digitizer, which has a maximum of 160
MHz bandwidth, is bypassed in the suggested configuration, but must remain
installed in the chassis.
In the suggested configuration:
The wideband digitizer used is the M9202A, which is installed in an x8 slot of
the M9018A chassis.
The 100 MHz Out connector on the M9300A module is connected to the
M9202A Ref In connector of the M9202A Wideband Digitizer module.
The IF Out connector on the M9365A Downconverter module is connected to
the Input connector of the M9202A Wideband Digitizer module.
Following are the cabling requirements for the suggested configuration:
Connection
Cable Type
M9300 100 MHz Out to M9202A REF IN
SMB to MMCX
M9365A IF Out to M9202A INPUT IN
SMB to SMA
See the suggested cabling arrangement in the image below (for illustrative purpose
only; not all the cables have been shown):
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When using the above configuration, do not run single alignments that require a
Digitizer. Otherwise, an error is generated. Running an alignment group runs just
the alignments that do not require a Digitizer. Alignments in the group that require
a Digitizer are skipped.
Data streaming can be accomplished using an external Digitizer which supports this
capability and is controlled independently of the M9393A.
The wideband configuration is not calibrated.
When performing data streaming using M9202A Wideband Digitizer in a
chassis containing the M9037 Embedded Controller, MD1 High-Speed
Digitizer Driver version 1.14 must be installed after the M9393A and
M9392A Drivers have been installed.
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.
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.
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Step 4: Install the Software
Requirements
System
Requirements
Operating
system
Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit), Windows Embedded Standard 7
Processor
speed
1 GHz 32-bit (x86), 1 GHz 64-bit (x64), no support for Itanium64
Available
memory
4 GB minimum (8 GB recommended for 64-bit operating systems)
Available
disk space
3
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 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:
PXIe system controller (PXI-1 embedded controllers are not compatible)
Utilize a 2x8, or 4x4, PXIe system slot link configuration.
Run one of the operating systems listed in System Requirements (above).
Remote
controller
(Keysight M9018A chassis only) A PC running one of the operating systems listed in System
Requirements above and a Keysight M9021A Cable Interface x8 with one of the following
PC interface options:
Keysight M9045B PCIe ExpressCard Adaptor x1, with cable (for a laptop PC)
Keysight M9048A PCIe Desktop Adaptor x8, with cable (for desktop PCs)
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Due to the Microsoft end of support for Windows XP, M9393A is not
supported on Windows XP. At the time of release, 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.
Order Software
Install from...
1*
Keysight IO Libraries Suite version 16.3 Update 2 (version
16.3.17914.4) or newer; includes Keysight Connection Expert
www.keysight.com/find
/iosuite
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 17.21.117.0 or newer.
www.keysight.com/find
/89600
4
M9393A PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer (version 1.0 or newer)
www.keysight.com/find
/M9393A-driver
Install version 2.0 for extended frequency mode (option M9393A-FRX)
and wideband IF (option M9393A-WB1).
5
Keysight X-Series Measurement Applications for Modular Instruments
(optional)
www.keysight.com/find
/M90XA
6
M9392A PXIe Vector Signal Analyzer Driver for Data Streaming using
M9202A Wideband Digitizer
www.keysight.com/find
/M9392A-driver
Additionally, install MD1 High-Speed Digitizer Driver version 1.14 for Data
Streaming using M9202A IF Digitizer when M9037A Embedded Controller is being
used (http://www.keysight.com/main/software.jspx?ckey=2000051)
* 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 .
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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 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.
4. Conduct a Self Test ( Utilities > Self Test... > Run Self Test ).
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For extended frequency ranges, when Aux 2 In connector of the M9365A
module is the main input connector, connect a cable from Aux 1 Out to Aux
2 In before running a self test. This is required for tests that use the M9365A
Downconverter’s calibrator as a signal source.
If the Self Test passes (see results below), go to Step 6: Make a Measurement.
Make sure 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.
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.
When wideband IF is enabled, many self tests are unavailable and are not
run, especially those that require data measured by the Digitizer module.
Communications
If you are unable to communicate with the Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance
Vector Signal Analyzer verify that the following installations are correct:
Keysight IO Libraries Suite
M9393A SFP program
Module and chassis drivers
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.
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Status LED States
Module
Green
Orange
Red
Off
M9300A The Soft Front
Panel has
initialized the
connection to the
module.
n/a
Indicates
that the
VCXO is
unlocked.
Not connected by the SFP.
M9308A The Soft Front
Panel has
initialized the
connection to the
module.
Tuning is in
progress, or the
M9308A is
unlocked from the
reference.
n/a
Not connected by the SFP.
M9214A The Soft Front
Panel has
initialized the
connection to the
module.
Missing 100 MHz
Reference.
n/a
M9365A
Missing 100 MHz
Reference.
n/a
Failure in the power
supplies. Module hardware
health can't be determined
until the power supply
failure is resolved.
Failure in the power
supplies. Module hardware
health can't be determined
until the power supply
failure is resolved.
Not connected by the SFP.
Failure in the power
supplies. Module hardware
health can't be determined
until the power supply
failure is resolved.
Not connected by the SFP.
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Module
Green
The Soft Front
Panel has
initialized the
connection to the
module.
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Orange
Red
Off
Failure in the power
supplies. Module hardware
health can't be determined
until the power supply
failure is resolved.
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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
theM9393A.
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.
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5. On the M9393A SFP Measure Tab, make the following settings:
a. Frequency: 2 GHz
b. Input Power: -10 dBm
c. Acquisition: Spectrum
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.
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7. Proceed to Step 7: Installation is Complete.
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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.
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 Instrument Drivers > IVI-COM-C-Drivers > AgM9393 VSA.
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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 http://literature.cdn.keysight.com/litweb/pdf/5991-4538EN.
pdf.
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M9393A Block Diagram
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Tables
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9300A
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9308A
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9365A
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9214A
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
50
Frequency: 100 MHz
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Input
Connector
Output
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.
Sync
This connector is intended for
future use.
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
From : Chassis back plane board
100 MHz BP Out
Frequency:
100 MHz
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 VDC into 50 Ω
Trigger 1 & 2
Sync
This connector is intended
for future use.
Frequency: 100 MHz, Amplitude: >+12 dBm
100 MHz In
3.3 V into 50 Ω
@100 Hz: -130 dBc/Hz
@1 kHz: -160 dBc/Hz
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Input
Connector
100 MHz Out
+12 dBm (typical)
RF Out
178 MHz to 13.7 GHz
2400 MHz Out
2400 MHz
4800 MHz Out
4800 MHz
This connector is intended for future use.
RF In
Output
M9393A Block Diagram Reference Table for M9365A
M9365A PXIe Downconverter Operation
Input
Connector
100 MHz
Frequency: 100 MHz
Output
Output level: >+10 dBm
Sine or square wave -2 V
to +5 V max into 50 Ω, +16
dBm max @ 0 VDC into 50
Ω
Trigger 1 & 2
Sync
This connector is intended for future use.
Frequency: 100 MHz,
Amplitude: >+12 dBm
100 MHz In
3.3 V
into 50
Ω
@100 Hz: -130 dBc/Hz
@1 kHz: -160 dBc/Hz
IF Out
200 MHz to 2300 MHz
Aux 1, 2 Out
Aux 1 Out is an SMA coaxial female connector that directs the
signal to the Aux 1 In connector for frequency range, 9 kHz to 27
GHz.
Aux 2 Out is an SMA coaxial female connector that directs the
signal to the Aux 2 In connector for frequency range, 9 kHz to 27
GHz.
Aux 1, 2 In
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Input
Connector
Output
Aux 1 In is an SMA coaxial female connector that accepts the
signal from the Aux 1 Out connector for frequency range, 9 kHz to
27 GHz.
Aux 2 In is an SMA coaxial female connector that accepts the
signal from the Aux 2 Out connector for frequency range, 9 kHz to
27 GHz. For extended frequency mode (3.6 GHz to 50 GHz), this
connector:
Accepts input from Port 1 of the M9169E Programmable
Attenuator module.
Accepts user input directly when not using the M9169E
module.
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
This connector is intended
for future use.
Frequency: 100 MHz, Amplitude: >+12 dBm
100 MHz In
321 MHz
IF In
Module Front Panel Features
M9300A PXIe Frequency Reference Front Panel Features
M9308A PXIe Microwave Synthesizer Front Panel Features
M9365A PXIe Microwave Downconverter Front Panel Features
M9214A PXIe IF Digitizer Front Panel Feature
M9300A Front Panel Connectors
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M9300A Front Panel Connectors
For parameter limits and specifications on the M9300A, see Block Diagram
Reference Table for M9300A.
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Connector
Description
100 MHz BP
Out
This SMB male connector outputs a 100 MHz signal from the
chassis backplane board. This output is enabled through the SFP.
100 MHz Out
1 through Out
5
Each of these SMB male connectors may output a 100 MHz
reference 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.
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M9308A Front Panel Connectors
For parameter limits and specifications on the M9308A connectors, see M9393A
Block Diagram Reference Table for M9308A.
Connector Description
100 MHz
BP Out
This SMP male connector outputs a 100 MHz signal from the chassis
backplane board. This output 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.
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M9365A Front Panel Connectors
For parameter limits and specifications on the M9365A connectors, see M9393A
Block Diagram Reference Table for M9365A.
Connector Description
g1
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
Out
This SMP male connector is not used in this configuration.
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 for frequency range, 9 kHz to 27 GHz.
Aux 1 In
This SMA coaxial female connector accepts the signal from the Aux
1 Out connector for frequency range, 9 kHz to 27 GHz..
Aux 2 Out
This SMA coaxial female connector directs the signal to the Aux 2
In connector for frequency range, 9 kHz to 27 GHz.
Aux 2 In
This SMA coaxial female connector accepts the signal from the Aux
2 Out connector for frequency range, 9 kHz to 27 GHz. For
extended frequency mode (3.6 GHz to 50 GHz), this connector:
Accepts input from Port 1 of the M9169E Programmable
Attenuator module.
Accepts user input directly when not using the M9169E
module.
1st LO In
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This connector accepts the RF Out signal from the M9308A.
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Connector Description
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.
M9214A Front Panel Connectors
For parameter limits and specifications on the M9214A connectors, see M9393A
Block Diagram Reference Table for M9214A .
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.
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Extended Frequency Range Using M9169E - Block Diagram
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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 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.
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2. Type the following string: ShareReferenceVisaSession=0
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.
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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 M9393A hardware extension for Keysight 89600
VSA software. A hardware extension is a set of files that provides an interface
between the 89600 VSA software and the acquisition hardware. The hardware
extension files, as well as the 89600 VSA Integration Utility, are installed along with
other M9393A program files during the M9393A driver installation process. If a
compatible version of 89600 VSA software is detected during the installation
process, the Integration Utility puts a copy of the M9393A hardware extension files
into the associated 89600 installation location. Each compatible version of 89600
VSA software must have a copy of the M9393A hardware extension files in its
installation location.
If the Keysight 89600 VSA software is installed after the M9393A drivers,
you need to run the 89600 VSA Integration Utility to install the M9393A
hardware extension. Go to Start > All Programs > Keysight > M9393 > 89600
VSA Integration.
A hardware extension implements several COM interfaces. The interfaces have
methods for acquiring (connecting to) measurement hardware, setting acquisition
parameters, controlling VSA hardware settings, acquiring measurement data, and
querying hardware status. The M9393A hardware extension maps M9393A interface
methods to COM interface methods for supported 89600 VSA functionalities.
The M9393A hardware extension enables 89600 VSA software to detect the
presence of M9393A modules and to configure an M9393A VSA instrument from
these modules based on a set of rules. As with other 89600 VSA supported
instruments, an M9393A VSA can be configured via the 89600 VSA's New Hardware
Configuration dialog.
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.
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"
See "Procedure for a Three or Four Channel Configuration"
To create a new M9393A instrument, use the Keysight 89600 VSA Software and
follow these steps:
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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 entry and click on the
icon to
copy the entry to the "Configuration" window.
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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 clicking the OK button.
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Refer to the Keysight 89600 Vector Signal Analysis Software for further details
about making measurements with your Keysight M9393A PXIe Performance Vector
Signal Analyzer.
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.
Extended Frequency Range Operation
To connect to your M9393A with frequency range extension (3.6 GHz to 50 GHz)
option, the 89600 VSA software supports two hardware configurations (with and
without the M9169E Step Attenuator). The detailed information for configuring
these arrangements is available at Cabling for Extended Frequency Range. In 89600
VSA, perform the following steps to achieve higher frequency ranges:
When using the M9169E Step Attenuator (recommended configuration)
1. Set the Input field to Keysight M9169E Attenuator in the New Hardware
Configuration dialog. See Step 2 in the above procedure.
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When the RF signal is applied directly to the Aux 2 In connector of the
M9365A Downconverter module without introducing the M9169E Step
Attenuator
1. Set the Input field to None in the New Hardware Configuration dialog. See
Step 2 in the above procedure.
2. Select Input > Extensions. Select the Aux2In input extension.
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It is recommended to save the setup as a .setx file after configuring the
Aux2In input extension in 89600 VSA. By doing this, there is no need to
configure the Aux2In input extension again when you want to work in the
extended frequency mode (without using the M9169E Programmable
Attenuator) following a Preset All or switching back to the same M9393A
hardware configuration after working with another one. Simply, recall the
setup by selecting File > Recall > Recall Setup. This will automatically
enable the Aux2In input extension in your 89600 VSA environment.
In 89600 VSA, while the permissible values for the Range parameter (Input > Analog
> Range) can vary from -50 dBm to +30 dBm for 9 kHz to 27 GHz frequency range,
the following are the ranges when operating in the extended frequency mode:
When using M9169E Programmable Attenuator - [-14, +30] dBm
When applying the RF input directly to the Aux2In connector without using
M9169E – [-14, -14] dBm
Parameter Control and Input Extensions
The Keysight 89600 role allows the VSA software to set the following parameters:
Expected Input Power (Range)
Center Frequency
Bandwidth
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Acquisition Time
Trigger Style (Free Run, External, IF Mag)
Trigger Delay
Trigger Slope
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:
ADC Dither Enabled
ADC Dither Level
Auto IF Bandwidth
Aux2In
Conversion Mode
Digitizer Level Offset
External TTL Trigger Source
IF Bandwidth
IF Level Offset
Mixer Level Offset
Peak to Average
Preamplifier
Trigger Termination
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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 the RF Input connector of the M9365A
Downconverter can result in an unsuccessful calibration of the
M9393A instrument.
For extended frequency range configuration without M9169E,
remember to connect cable between Aux 1 Out and Aux 2 In
connectors before running calibration.
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Procedure for a Two Channel Configuration
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,
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a. Select the Keysight M9393A Analyzer (Modules) entry and click on the
icon to copy the entry to the "Configuration" window.
To create a second channel, 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.
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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.
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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.
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 clicking the OK button.
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e. Having been saved, the new configuration can be reloaded in the
future.
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.
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
.
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2. In the "New Hardware Configuration" window,
a. Select the Keysight M9393A Analyzer (modules) entry and click on the
copy the entry to the "Configuration" window.
icon to
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).
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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.
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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 .
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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."
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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.
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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."
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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 clicking 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.
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.
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This information is subject to change
without notice.
© Keysight Technologies 2014 - 2015
Edition 2.0, October, 2015
Printed In USA
M9393-90002
www.keysight.com
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