A phase noise measurement system for "power users", which enables them to optimise and prove performance of new designs, meet operational requirements, as well as remain on schedule and on budget has been introduced by Keysight Technologies.
Phase noise is an unwanted phase modulation noise that emerges in nearly all radio frequency and microwave devices including oscillators, mixers, dividers, multipliers and amplifiers.
Power users, including professionals responsible for developing high-performance aerospace and defense applications as well as cutting-edge device characterization for 5G and other wireless communication systems, need to validate the phase noise performance of their designs.
Keysight's N5511A phase noise test system (PNTS) models are available in three frequency ranges - from 50kHz and going up to 3, 26.5, or 40GHz with offsets from .01Hz to 160MHz internally.
It can be configured for either single or dual-channel operation and offers the following key technology features:
The flexible and scalable architecture of Keysight's N5511A PNTS enables power users to:
Consisting of phase detector and data conversion modules housed in a custom, low-noise single PXIe mainframe four units (4U) high, the N5511A occupies minimal rack space. The system software included runs on an integrated PC controller using the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.
Keysight will demonstrate the N5511A Phase Noise Test System at the International Microwave Symposium in Boston (June 4 - 6).