RF PA/FEM Characterization Test, Reference Solution

RF PA/FEM Characterization Test, Reference Solution
Keysight Technologies
RF PA/FEM Characterization & Test,
Reference Solution
9 kHz to 27 GHz
Configuration Guide
Overview
This configuration guide contains information to help you configure your RF PA/FEM
characterization & test, Reference Solution and tailor the system to meet your requirements.
Table of contents Page number
Hardware
A: Select Options for M9381A PXIe VSG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
B: Select PXI Vector Signal Analyzer (either M9391A or M9393A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
C: Select M9420A PXIe Vector Transceiver (VXT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
D: Add M9300A PXIe Frequency Reference(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
E: Select PXI Vector Network Analyzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
F: Select Hardware for Envelope Tracking and DUT Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
G. Select Controller (either PXI embedded controller or external PC controller) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
H. Select a Chassis and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
I. Select Digital Stimulus/Response Module Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
J. Measurement Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Reference solution
K: Select Solution Start-up Kit (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Physical Connection Diagram for Controllers, Chassis & Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Software
L: Select Software for M9381A PXIe VSG or M9420A PXIe VXT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
M: Select Software for PXIe VSA (M9391A or M9393A) or M9420A PXIe VXT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
N: Select Software for M937xA PXIe VNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Services
O. Select Services: Warranty, Calibration, Start-up Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Configurations
RF PA/FEM Characterization & Test, Reference Solution with single 2-port
M937XA PXIe VNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Other
Upgrading Your System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using a Non-Keysight Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
PC Requirements for Instrument Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Related Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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Recommended options for RF PA/FEM characterization & test, Reference Solution indicated by
below.
Hardware
The M9381A PXIe VSG and M9391A or M9393A PXIe VSA are recommended for design validation test. The M9420A PXIe VXT is recommended for production test. For options related to the M9420A, please see section C on page 5.
A. Select Options for M9381A PXIe VSG
Step 1. Start with M9381A PXIe VSG base configuration
The M9381A PXIe VSG (occupies 4 slots) includes:
M9301A
M9310A
M9311A
PXIe synthesizer
PXIe source output
PXIe digital vector modulator
–– Frequency range 1 MHz - 3 GHz
–– Modulation bandwidth 40 MHz
–– Memory 32 MSa
–– One day start up assistance
–– Modular interconnect cables
–– Software, example programs and product information on CD
–– Return to Keysight Technologies, Inc. warranty - 3 years
Step 2. Choose recommended frequency range
M9381A-F03
1 MHz - 3 GHz
M9381A-F06
1 MHz - 6 GHz
Included in base configuration of M9381A
Step 3. Choose recommended modulation bandwidth
M9381A-B04
40 MHz
M9381A-B10
100 MHz
M9381A-B16
160 MHz
Included in base configuration of M9381A
Step 4. Choose recommended memory size
M9381A-M01
32 MSa
M9381A-M05
512 MSa
M9381A-M10
1024 MSa
Included in base configuration of M9381A
Step 5. Add high output power (optional)
Minimizes need for external amplification to overcome power loss
M9381A-1EA
High output power
Max output power +18 dBm across the frequency range
Step 6. Add recommended fast switching speed
Accelerates test throughput
M9381A-UNZ
Fast switching
240 µs RF tuning and 10 µs baseband tuning in list mode
Analog modulation
AM, FM, phase, pulse & multitone modulation
Step 7. Add analog modulation (optional)
M9381A-UNT
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B. Select PXI Vector Signal Analyzer (either M9391A or M9393A)
B1. For M9391A PXIe VSA
Step 1. Start with M9391A PXIe VSA base configuration
The M9391A PXIe VSA base configuration (occupies 3 slots) includes:
M9301A
M9350A
M9214A
PXIe synthesizer
PXIe downconverter
PXIe IF digitizer
–– Frequency range 1 MHz - 3 GHz
–– Analysis bandwidth 40 MHz
–– Memory 128 MSa (512 MB)
–– One day start up assistance
–– Modular interconnect cables
–– Software, example programs and product information on CD
–– Return to Keysight warranty - 3 years
Step 2. Choose recommended frequency range
M9391A-F03
1 MHz - 3 GHz
M9391A-F06
1 MHz - 6 GHz
Included in base configuration of M9391A
Step 3. Choose recommended analysis bandwidth
M9391A-B04
40 MHz
M9391A-B10
100 MHz
M9391A-B16
160 MHz
Included in base configuration of M9391A
Step 4. Choose recommended memory size
M9391A-M01
128 MSa
M9391A-M05
512 MSa
M9391A-M10
1024 MSa
Included in base configuration of M9391A
Step 5. Add recommended fast switching speed
Accelerates test throughput
M9391A-UNZ
Fast switching
B2. M9393A PXIe Performance VSA
Recommended when harmonics measurements > 6 GHz are required
Step 1. Start with M9393A PXIe Performance VSA base configuration
The M9393A PXIe performance VSA base configuration (occupies 4 slots) includes:
M9308A
M9365A
M9214A
PXIe synthesizer
PXIe downconverter
PXIe IF digitizer
–– Frequency range 9 kHz - 8.4 GHz
–– Analysis bandwidth 40 MHz
–– Memory 128 MSa (512 MB)
–– One day start up assistance
–– Modular interconnect cables
–– Software, example programs and product information on CD
–– Return to Keysight warranty - 3 years
Step 2. Choose a frequency range
M9393A-F08
9 kHz − 8.4 GHz
M9393A-F14
9 kHz − 14 GHz
M9393A-F18
9 kHz − 18 GHz
M9393A-F27
9 kHz − 27 GHz
Included in base configuration
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B2. M9393A PXIe Performance VSA (continued)
Step 3. Choose an analysis bandwidth
M9393A-B04
40 MHz
M9393A-B10
100 MHz
M9393A-B16
160 MHz
Included in base configuration
Step 4. Choose memory size
M9393A-M01
128 MSa
M9393A-M05
512 MSa
M9393A-M10
1024 MSa
Included in base configuration
Step 5. Add fast switching speed (optional)
Accelerates test throughput and stepped spectrum analysis
M9393A-UNZ
Fast tuning
Step 6. Add pre-amplifier (optional)
Enhances sensitivity to detect low-level signals
M9393A-P08
9 kHz − 8.4 GHz
M9393A-P14
9 kHz − 14 GHz
M9393A-P18
9 kHz − 18 GHz
M9393A-P27
9 kHz − 27 GHz
M9420A PXIe VXT
9 kHz − 27 GHz
C. Select Options for M9420A PXIe Vector Transceiver (VXT)
The M9420A PXIe VXT, recommended for production test, includes a vector signal generator and vector signal analyzer in one 4-slot
module. The M9381A and M9391A or M9393A are recommended for design validation test (see sections A and B)
Step 1. Choose frequency range
M9420A-504
60 MHz to 3.8 GHz
M9420A-506
60 MHz to 6 GHz
Included in base configuration
Step 2. Upgrade analysis bandwidth
M9420A-B40
40 MHz
M9420A-B85
80 MHz
M9420A-B1X
160 MHz
Included in base configuration
Step 3. Upgrade memory size
M9420A-M02
256 MSa
M9420A-M05
512 MSa
Step 4. Upgrade output power
M9420A-1EA
High output power
Step 5. Choose output port
M9420A-HDX
Half duplex port
M9420A-FDX
Full duplex port
Included in base configuration
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D. Add M9300A PXIe Frequency Reference(s)
Required to meet data sheet specifications for M9381A, M9391A, M9393A and M9420A
Step 1. Add a M9300A PXIe frequency reference (occupies 1 slot)
One frequency reference required per chassis.
M9300A
PXIe frequency reference
Five 100 MHz outputs
One 10 MHz output
Internal 10 MHz OCXO timebase output
E. Select PXI Vector Network Analyzer
Step 1. Start by choosing the frequency range of the M937xA PXIe VNA
M9370A
300 kHz to 4 GHz
M9371A
300 kHz to 6.5 GHz
M9372A
300 kHz to 9 GHz
M9373A
300 kHz to 14 GHz
M9374A
300 kHz to 20 GHz
M9375A
300 kHz to 26.5 GHz
Step 2. Add time domain capability (optional)
M937xA-010
Time domain
Step 3. Add full N-port correction capability (optional)
M937xA-551
N-port calibrated measurement1
Step 4. Add additional VNA features and capabilities (optional)
M937xA-102
Advanced VNA features and capabilities
Fixture simulator including:
–– Port Z (impedance) conversion
–– 4-port embed/de-embed
–– Differential impedance conversion
–– Common mode impedance conversion
–– Differential port matching
–– Source power compensation
Port extend
–– Manual and automated
Equation editor
Step 5. Add multiport cable kit (optional)
Y1242A
Multiport cable kit
–– Includes 2 SMB cables and 1 SMA cables for connecting 2 modules together.
–– Add one multiport cable kit for each additional 2-port VNA
Step 6. Add multiport accessory and tool kit (optional)
Y1281A
Accessory and tool kit, including:
–– 5002-3361 Pull tool for SMB connectors
–– 5023-1450 Custom long deep socket for 3.5/SMA connector nuts
1. When ordering multiple VNA modules Option Y1242A is recommended for multiport interconnections.
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F. Select Hardware for Envelope Tracking and DUT Control
Step 1. Select waveform generator
Plays envelope waveform for envelope tracking measurement. Envelope tracking requires a configuration using the M9381A and M9391A or M9393A
VSG/VSA, not the VXT.
SD AWG-H3353
Step 2. Select SMU
Qty 2
Signadyne 200 MHz, 2-channel, AWG
Contact Signadyne @ http://www.signadyne.com/en/products/hardware/generators-digitizers/awgs/sdawg-h3353--arbitrary-waveform-generator
For DUT control
N6700B
Low profile modular power system mainframe
N6782A
2-quadrant source/measure unit (SMU) for functional test
N6784A
4-quadrant source/measure unit (SMU) for functional test
Step 3. Select digital stimulus/response for digital communications to DUT
M9195A
PXIe digital stimulus/response with PMU
Step 4. Select M9451A PXIe measurement accelerator1
Digital pre-distortion requires a configuration using the M9381A and M9391A or M9393A VSG/VSA, not the VXT
M9451A
PXIe measurement accelerator
M9451A-DPD
PXIe measurement accelerator with digital pre-distortion and envelope tracking gateware
Step 5. Select power sensor For calibration
U2004A
USB power sensor 9 kHz to 6 GHz
1. If a M9451A is selected, the base and option must be ordered together.
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G. Select Controller (either PXI embedded controller or external PC controller) 1
G1. For PXI embedded controller, select either M9036A or M9037A
Step 1. Select either M9036A or M9037A 2
M9036A-M04 PXIe embedded controller
Intel i5-520E dual-core, 2.4 GHz, 4 thread, 4GB RAM
Select the M9036A for mid-performance, lower cost or,
if your application requires XP operating system
M9037A-M04 PXIe high-performance embedded controller
Intel i7-4700EQ quad-core processor, 2.4 GHz, 8 thread,
4GB RAM
Select M9037A for the best performance if you have memory
intensive applications, multiple applications running in parallel
or if a lot of data is sent to the PC from the PXIe chassis.
Features removable SSD drive for security and x8 connector
from front for connection to second chassis
Step 2. Upgrade from standard memory size (optional)
For M9036A
M9036A-M08
Memory upgrade from 4 GB to 8 GB RAM
M9037A-M08
Memory upgrade from 4 GB to 8 GB RAM
M9037A-M16
Memory upgrade from 4 GB to 16 GB RAM
For M9037A
Step 3. Select an operating system
For M9036A
M9036A-WE3
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 (32-bit)
M9036A-WE6
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 (64-bit)
M9036A-WXP
Downgrade to Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit)
M9037A-WE3
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 (32-bit)
M9037A-WE6
Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 (64-bit)
For M9037A
1. For list of qualified external controllers, please see Tested Computer List Technical Note literature no. 5990-7632EN.
The M9021A is used for both PC controllers and can only be used in the M9018A chassis.
2. The M9018A 18-slot chassis includes empty space to the left of the 1st functional slot.
The embedded controller occupies that empty space and the 1st functional slot.
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G. Select Controller (either PXI embedded controller or external PC controller) 1
G2. For external PC controller, select options for laptop or desktop PC, below 1
To use your laptop PC as a controller:
M9045B
PCIe® ExpressCard adapter
Y1200B
PCIe cable
M9021A
PCIe cable interface 2: 1 slot
To use your desktop PC as a controller:
M9048A
PCIe desktop adapter
Y1202A
PCIe cable
M9021A
PCIe cable interface 2: 1 slot
1. For list of qualified external controllers, please see Tested Computer List Technical Note literature no. 5990-7632EN.
See physical connections diagram on page 10.
2. The M9021A is used for either PC control option and can only be used with the Keysight M9018A 18-slot chassis.
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H. Select a Chassis and Accessories
Step 1. Select a chassis
M9018A
PXIe 18-slot chassis
Step 2. Choose enough slot blocker kits and EMC filler panels to fill every open slot
Recommended to achieve data sheet specifications
Y1212A
Qty 1
Slot blocker kit: 5 slots
Y1213A
Qty 1
PXI EMC filler panel kit: 5 slots
Step 3. Choose a rack mount kit (optional)
Y1215A
Rack mount kit for M9018A PXIe
18-slot chassis
Step 4. Choose an air inlet kit 1 (optional)
Recommended for rack mounted systems with less than 1U space below chassis
Y1214A
Air inlet kit: M9018A PXIe 18-slot
chassis 1
1. Available in 1-slot, 2-slot or 3-slot options depending on the chassis configuration.
For more information, please visit www.keysight.com/find/m9018a.
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I. Select Digital Stimulus/Response Module Accessories
Select one DUT cable (based on fixture interface)
Y1245A
Single-site, 16-channel, signal cable, 0.5 meter
Y1246A
Single-site, 16-channel, signal cable, 1 meter
Y1247A
Single-site, 16-channel, signal cable, 2 meter
Y1248A
Multi-site (4 sites of 4-channels each), signal cable, 1 meter
Y1249A
Multi-site (4 sites of 4-channels each), signal cable, 2 meter
Y1254A
SMA breakout cables, 1 meter
Y1255A
SMA breakout cables, 2 meter
J. Measurement Accessories
A complete list of RF and microwave test accessories is available at: www.keysight.com/find/mta.
Accessories are available in these connector types: 50 ohm Type-N, 3.5 mm, 7 mm, and waveguide. Test port cables and a calibration
kit should be added for a complete measurement system. A verification kit is used to verify corrected system performance.
Refer to 5990-7745EN for a complete list of measurement accessories.
Reference Solution
K. Select a Solution Start-up Kit
Choose a solution level start-up kit (optional)
Includes documentation, configuration software and example programs
Y1299A-004
RF PA/FEM Characterization & Test, Reference Solution
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Physical Connection Diagram for Controllers
External laptop PC control options
Embedded controller
M9036A
or M9037A
embedded
controller
M9045B PCIe
ExpressCard
adaptor
Y1200B
PCIe cable
M9021A
PXIe cable
interface
RF PA/FEM characterization
and test hardware configuration
Y1202A
PCIe cable
M9048A PCIe
adapter
External desktop PC control options
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Software
L. Select Software for M9381A PXIe VSG or M9420A PXIe VXT
Step 1. Start with M9381A or M9420A base configuration
The M9381A and M9420A come standard with the following software:
–– Keysight IO Libraries Suite including Connection Expert 1
–– Instrument software, soft front panel, drivers for use with MATLAB, LabVIEW, Visual Studio (including VB Net, C#, C/C++), Keysight VEE 2
–– Sample waveforms and programming examples
Step 2. Download free Keysight Command Expert software 4 (optional)
FREE software that provides fast and easy instrument control for the PC. Command Expert combines instrument command sets, command sequences,
documentation, syntax checking and command execution in one simple interface. Command Expert helps you to:
–– Find instrument commands
–– Access command documentation
–– Verify command syntax
–– Build instrument command sequences
–– Execute instrument command sequences
–– Integrate sequences in MATLAB, Visual Studio, Excel, LabVIEW, Keysight VEE or Keysight SystemVue PC application environment
–– Generate code for command sequences in MATLAB, Visual C#, Visual Basic.NET and Visual C/C++
–– Profile command execution time
–– Debug command sequences using breakpoints and single stepping
Step 3. Add Signal Studio software 3, 5 (optional)
Provides performance optimized referenced signals validated by Keysight
Cellular Communications
N7600B
Signal Studio for W-CDMA / HSPA+
N7601B
Signal Studio for cdma2000 ® / 1xEV-DO 6
N7602B
Signal Studio for GSM / EDGE / EVO
N7612B
Signal Studio for TD-SCDMA / HSDPA
N7624B
Signal Studio for LTE / LTE-Advanced FDD
N7625B
Signal Studio for LTE / LTE-Advanced TDD
Wireless Connectivity
N7617B
Signal Studio for WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
To use Signal Studio with modular instruments, you must
purchase a "connect to" license for each Signal Studio
license used (see list at left).
–– 9FP Connect to M9381A/M9420A fixed perpetual
license (recommended)
–– 9TP Connect to M9381A/M9420A transportable
perpetual license
For LTE (N7624B or N7625B), the following licensing option
is recommended:
–– HFP Basic LTE FDD Rel 9 fixed perpetual license
Power Amplifier
N7614B
Signal Studio for PA test 6
For PA test (N7614B), the following licensing options are
recommended:
–– EFP - Envelope tracking
–– FFP - Digital pre-distortion
Step 4. Add MATLAB software 7 (optional)
Create arbitrary waveforms, customize measurement and data analysis routines, create your own instruments applications and test systems, automate
measurements, signal generation, and report generation
N6171A-M01
MATLAB Basic Package
N6171A-M02
MATLAB Standard Package
N6171A-M03
MATLAB Advanced Package
1. Both IO library (version 16.3 or newer) and Connection Expert software need to be installed on the PC controlling the equipment.
To download, visit www.keysight.com/find/iosuite
2. Find latest versions of instrument drivers, see product webpage.
3. For more information, see Signal Studio brochure, literature number 5989-6448EN.
4. To download or get more information on Command Expert, visit www.keysight.com/find/commandexpert
5. To generate an envelope, Signal Studio for LTE must be purchased.
6. The M9420A VXT does not support direct "connect to" the N7601B or N7614B. However, It does support waveform export with the 5- or 50-pack
licensing using N7601B waveforms
7. For more information on MATLAB software, visit www.keysight.com/find/n6171a
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M. Select Software for PXIe VSA (M9391A or M9393A) or PXIe VXT (M9420A)
Step 1. Start with M9391A, M9393A, or M9420A base configuration
The M9391A, M9393A, and M9420A comes standard with the following software:
–– Keysight IO Libraries Suite including Connection Expert 1
–– Instrument software, soft front panel, drivers for use with MATLAB, LabVIEW, Visual Studio (including VB Net, C#, C/C++), Keysight VEE 2
–– Sample waveforms and programming examples
Step 2. Download free Keysight Command Expert software 3 (optional)
FREE software that provides fast and easy instrument control for the PC. Command Expert combines instrument command sets, command sequences,
documentation, syntax checking and command execution in one simple interface. Command Expert helps you to:
–– Find instrument commands
–– Access command documentation and verify command syntax
–– Build and execute instrument command sequences
–– Integrate sequences in MATLAB, Visual Studio, Excel, LabVIEW,
Keysight VEE or Keysight SystemVue PC application environment
–– Generate code for command sequences in MATLAB, Visual C#, Visual
Basic.NET and Visual C/C++
–– Profile command execution time
–– Debug command sequences using breakpoints and single stepping
Step 3. Add X-Series Measurement Applications for the M9391A or M9393A 4 (optional)
Provides essential RF conformance measurements and tasks for specific communications standards.
M9080B
LTE/LTE-Advanced FDD 5
M9082B
LTE/LTE-Advanced
TDD 5
M9073A
W-CDMA/HSPA+
M9071A
GSM/EDGE/EVO
M9079A
TD-SCDMA/HSPA
M9076A
1xEV-D0
M9072A
cdma2000 ®/cdmaOne
M9077A
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ah
To use X-series measurement applications with the M9391A or M9393A, you
must purchase the license with product number "M90XX" and select either:
–– 1FP Fixed perpetual license (recommended)
–– 1TP Transportable perpetual license
Step 4. Add X-Series Measurement Applications for M9420A (optional)
Provides essential RF conformance measurements and tasks for specific communications standards.
N9080B
LTE/LTE-Advanced FDD 5
M9082B
LTE/LTE-Advanced TDD 5
M9073A
W-CDMA/HSPA+
M9071A
GSM/EDGE/EVO
N9079A
TD-SCDMA/HSPA
N9076A
1xEV-D0
N9072A
cdma2000 ®/cdmaOne
N9077A
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ah
N9075A
Mobile WiMAX™
N9081A
Bluetooth®
N9064A
VXA vector signal analysis
To use X-series measurement applications with the M9420A, you must purchase the license with product number "N90XX" and select either:
–– 1FP Fixed perpetual license (recommended)
–– 1TP Transportable perpetual license
1. Both IO library (version 16.3 or newer) and Connection Expert software need to be installed on the PC controlling the equipment.
To download, visit www.keysight.com/find/iosuite
2. Find latest versions of instrument driver see product webpage
3. To download or get more information on Command Expert, visit www.keysight.com/find/commandexpert
4. For more information, see "Accelerate PXI VSA Measurements with X-Series Measurement Applications," literature number 5991-2604EN.
5. For LTE-Advanced licenses, select options − 2FP or − 2TP. For more information, see the M9080/82B technical overview, literature number 5991-4610EN.
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N. Select Software for M937xA PXIe VNA
Step 1. Start with M937xA base configuration
The M937xA comes standard with the following software:
–– Keysight IO Libraries Suite including Connection Expert 1
–– Instrument software, soft front panel, drivers for use with MATLAB, LabVIEW, Visual Studio (including VB Net, C#, C/C++), Keysight VEE 2
–– Programming examples
Step 2. Download free Keysight Command Expert software 3 (optional)
FREE software that provides fast and easy instrument control for the PC. Command Expert combines instrument command sets, command sequences,
documentation, syntax checking, and command execution in one simple interface. Command Expert helps you to:
–– Find instrument commands
–– Access command documentation
–– Verify command syntax
–– Build instrument command sequences
–– Execute instrument command sequences
–– Integrate sequences in MATLAB, Visual Studio, Excel, LabVIEW, Keysight VEE or Keysight SystemVue PC application environment
–– Generate code for command sequences in MATLAB, Visual C#, Visual Basic.NET and Visual C/C++
–– Profile command execution time
–– Debug command sequences using breakpoints and single stepping
1. Both IO library (version 16.3 or newer) and Connection Expert software need to be installed on the PC controlling the equipment.
To download, visit www.keysight.com/find/iosuite
2. Find latest versions of this software at www.keysight.com/find/pxivna
3. To download or get more information on Command Expert, visit www.keysight.com/find/commandexpert
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Services
O. Select Services: Warranty, Calibration, Start-up Assistance
Keysight’s global warranty service provides standard
coverage for the country where product is used.
–– All parts and labor necessary to return to full
specified performance
–– Recalibration for products supplied originally with
a calibration certificate
–– Return shipment
Included in base configuration
One day start-up assistance
Included in base configuration
Return to Keysight warranty — 3 years
Included in base configuration
R-51B-001-5Z
Return to Keysight warranty — 5 years
M9381A-UK6
Commercial calibration certificate with test
data for M9381A (M9301A, M9310A, M9311A)
Calibration certificate with measurement results available only at time
of purchase.
M9391A-UK6
Commercial calibration certificate with test
data for M9391A (M9301A, M9350A, M9214A)
Calibration certificate with measurement results available only at time
of purchase.
M9420A-UK6
Commercial calibration certificate with test data for
M9420A
Calibration certificate with measurement results available only at time
of purchase.
M9300A-UK6
Commercial calibration certificate with test
data for M9300A
Calibration certificate with measurement results available only at time
of purchase.
M937xA-UK6
Commercial calibration certification with
test data
Complete set of measurements which tests unit to manufacturer’s published specifications. Includes calibration label, calibration certificate,
and data report. Conforms to ISO 9001.
M937xA -1A7
ISO 17025 compliant calibration
Complete set of measurements which tests unit to manufacturer’s
published specifications. Includes calibration label, ISO 17025
calibration certificate, and data report, measurement uncertainties and
guardbands on all customer specifications. Conforms to ISO 17025 and
ISO 9001.
M937xA -A6J
ANSI Z540 compliant calibration
Complete set of measurements which tests unit to manufacturer’s
published specifications. Includes pre- and post-adjustment data with
measurement uncertainty information compliant to the ANSI/NCSL
Z540 standard.
M937xA -897 1
Perpetual license for built-in performance
test software for Keysight inclusive cal
Adds built-in performance testing and calibration software for selfmaintainers. Requires additional equipment. See the analyzer’s Service
Guide for more information on equipment required.
M937xA -898 1
Perpetual license for built-in performance
test software for Standards compliant cal
Adds built-in performance testing and calibration software for selfmaintainers. Requires additional equipment. See the analyzer’s Service
Guide for more information on equipment required.
R-51B-001-3X
Express warranty — 5 day turnaround
For 3 years
Available in the US, Japan, China and many EU countries
R-51B-001-5X
Express warranty — 5 day turnaround
For 5 years
Available in the US, Japan, China and many EU countries
N7800A
Calibration and adjustment software
To be used for on-site calibrations
1. Additional hardware required. Please refer to the analyzer’s Service Guide for required service test equipment.
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Global warranty
One day start-up assistance
Keysight Technologies provides the peace of mind that today’s
high tech industry requires. Your investment is protected by
Keysight’s global reach in more than 100 countries (either directly
or through distributors). The warranty gives you convenient
standard coverage for the country in which the product is used,
eliminating the need to ship equipment back to the country of
purchase. Keysight’s warranty service provides:
A Keysight Technologies applications engineer will get you started
quickly by helping you install the modules in a chassis, configure
the controller, load software and start making measurements.
–– All parts and labor necessary to return your investment
to full specified performance
–– Recalibration for products supplied originally with a
calibration certificate
–– Return shipment
Express warranty
Reduce downtime with the fastest repair service in the industry.
The express warranty upgrades the global warranty to provide:
–– 5 day typical turnaround repair service in the US,
Japan, China and many EU countries or up to a 10 day
improvement in turnaround time in the rest of the world
–– Priority return shipment
Calibration services
The modular products are factory calibrated and shipped with
an ISO-9002, NIST-traceable calibration certificate. A one
year calibration cycle is recommended. The M9381A PXIe VSG,
M9393A PXIe Performance VSA and M937XA PXIe VNA M9391A
PXIe VSA, are supported by the Keysight N7800A Calibration
Software to perform calibrations that test all product specifications
and is compliant with ISO 17025:2005, ANSI/NCSL Z540.3-2006
and Measurement Uncertainty per ISO Guide to Expression of
Measurement Uncertainty 1995.
N7800A calibration & adjustment software
The M9381A PXIe VSG, M9391A PXIe VSA, M9393A PXIe
Performance VSA and M937XA PXIe VNA are supported by
Keysight's calibration and adjustment software. This is the same
software used at Keysight's service centers to automate calibration.
The software offers compliance tests for ISO 17025:2005,
ANSI/NCSL Z540.3-2006, and measurement uncertainty per
ISO Guide to Expression of Measurement Uncertainty.
Product Information: www.keysight.com/find/contactus
Or call: 1 800 829-4444 US
Repair and Calibration: www.keysight.com/find/infoline
For all modular products: www.keysight.com/find/modular
Support
Core exchange
program
Keysight's replacement core exchange program allows
fast and easy module repairs. A replacement core
assembly is a fully functioning pre-calibrated module
replacement that is updated with the defective module
serial number, allowing the replacement module to
retain the original serial number
For qualified self-maintainers in US only
Self-test utility
A self-test utility runs a set of internal tests which verifies
the health of the modules and reports their status
Included in base configuration
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Configurations
In each of the configurations shown below, the M9300A PXIe frequency reference needs to be ordered separately, or as an option to the
M9381A PXIe VSG or M9391A/M9393A PXIe VSA.
Cables for module to module connections are shipped with the product.
Please see the startup guides for detailed cabling diagram and parts list:
–– For M9381A PXIe VSG and M9391A PXIe VSA: literature number M9300-90090
–– For M9393A PXIe Performance VSA: literature number M9393-90002
–– For M937XA PXIe VNA: literature number M9370-90001
–– For M9420A PXIe VXT: literature number M9420-90001
RF PA/FEM, Reference Solution with 2-port M937XA PXIe VNAs for design characterization and validation
VCC
VCC
Duplexer
PA
RFFE
RF PA/FEM Reference Solution with 2-port M937XA PXIe VNAs for production test
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Upgrading Your System
Using a Non-Keysight Chassis
Your product can be easily upgraded after the initial purchase.
All PXIe options for VSA, VSG, and VXT are controlled by a licensing key and can be quickly upgraded.
The M9381A or M9420A, M9391A/M9393A (with M9300A frequency reference) and M937XA can be successfully installed in a
non-Keysight PXI chassis. Please use the following guidelines.
How to upgrade your VSG, VSA or VXT:
1. Contact your Keysight representative to place an order for
an option upgrade.
2. You will receive your hardware entitlement certificate via
email.
3. Redeem the certificate online by following the instructions
provided to receive a license key file.
4. Install the license key file using the Keysight License
Manager.
5. Begin using the new capability.
How to upgrade your M937XA PXIe VNA:
1. Contact your Keysight representative to place an order for
an option upgrade.
2. Return your instrument to a Keysight service center for
upgrade and calibration.
–– Ensure that the chassis has 5 consecutive PXIe or PXI-H slots
which can be used by the M9381A or M9391A/M9393A or
M9420A and M9300A and one available PXIe or PXI-H slot
which can be used by the M937XA.
–– Ensure that the chassis and controller supports peer-to-peer
PXI Express I/O switch topology.
–– Ensure that controller selected is compatible with chassis.
Please contact your Keysight representative for more detailed
information. For technical assistance with non-Keysight equipment,
please refer to the equipment manufacturer’s website.
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PC Requirements for Instrument Control 1
Operating system
Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)
Processor speed
1.5 GHz dual core (x86 or x64) minimum,
2.4 GHz recommended
No support for Itanium64
Available memory
4 GB minimum
8 GB recommended
Available disk space 1
1.5 GB available hard disk space includes:
1 GB for Microsoft.NET framework 3.5 SPI 2
100 MB for Keysight IO libraries suite
Video
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB graphics recommended (SuperVGA supported)
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or greater
1. For a list of computers compatible with Keysight Technologies PXIe M9018A chassis, refer to Tested Computer Technical Note (literature no. 5990-7632EN).
2. NET framework runtime components are installed by default with Windows Vista and Windows 7. Therefore, you may not need this amount of available disk
space.
Related Literature
For more detailed product and specification information refer to the following literature and web pages:
–– RF PA/FEM Characterization & Test, Reference Solution, Brochure (literature no. 5992-0071EN)
–– Increase Power Amplifier Test Throughput with the M9381A PXIe VSG and M9391A PXIe VSA (literature no. 5991-0652EN)
–– M9381A PXIe VSG, Data Sheet (literature no. 5991-0279EN)
–– M9391A PXIe VSA, Data Sheet (literature no. 5991-2603EN)
–– M9393A PXIe Performance VSA, Flyer (literature no. 5991-4035EN)
–– M9420A PXIe VXT, Data Sheet (literature no. 5992-1088EN)
–– M937XA PXIe VNA, Data Sheet (literature no. 5991-4884EN)
–– M937XA PXIe VNA, Startup Guide (literature no. M9370-90001)
–– M9391A PXIe VSA and M9381A PXIe VSG, Startup Guide (literature no. M9300-90090).
–– M9018A PXIe 18 slot Chassis, Data Sheet (literature no. 5990-6583EN)
–– M9036A PXIe Embedded Controller, Data Sheet (literature no. 5990-8465EN)
–– M9037A PXIe Embedded Controller, Data Sheet (literature no. 5991-3661EN)
–– N6700B Low Profile Modular Power System Mainframe, Data Sheet (literature no. 5989-1411EN)
–– N6780 Series Source/Measure Units for N6700 Modular Power System, Data Sheet (literature no. 5990-5829EN)
–– U2000 Series USB Power Sensors, Data Sheet (literature no. 5989-6278EN)
–– X-Series Measurement Applications for Modular Instruments, Brochure (literature no. 5991-2604EN)
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