USB measurement platform increases efficiency, claims Keysight

Claimed to ensure consistent, repeatable results across all phases of design, the Keysight Streamline series comprises compact USB instruments: vector network analysers (VNAs), oscilloscopes and an arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) based on the company’s technologies, measurement algorithms, and application software

Dave Cipriani, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s oscilloscope business, explains: “Customers can now move confidently across every stage of their product lifecycle by leveraging accurate, repeatable results from whichever form factor they need: compact USB, modular, or benchtop.”

Controlled via PC through a USB connection, the instruments help customers save space on the test bench and can easily be shared among members of a development team. The small rack size makes them suitable for manual or semi-automated testing in design-validation and light-manufacturing applications.

Keysight Streamline Series platform is available in three models. The P937xA models are compact two-port VNAs with frequency coverage up to 26.5GHz. All are designed to test passive devices such as antennae, filters and duplexers. Running on a host PC, the context-sensitive user interface is identical to that of Keysight’s latest benchtop VNAs.

The P924xA oscilloscopes provide full measurement functionality and advanced triggering, rapid waveform updates, and popular features such as zone triggering. With the Keysight InfiniiVision interface running on the user’s PC, the look and feel is consistent with familiar benchtop oscilloscopes, reassures the company.

Using Keysight-exclusive Trueform waveform generation, the P9336A three-channel AWG provides 16-bit resolution with maximum analysis bandwidth of 540MHz and maximum onboard memory of 4.0Gbyte. Applications range from general-purpose testing to complex I/Q signal generation for characterisation of transceivers and modulators. The USB AWG is compatible with Keysight Signal Studio software, simplifying signal creation.

Keysight Technologies helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world by optimising networks and bringing electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost. The company offers design simulation, to prototype validation and manufacturing test to optimisation in networks and cloud environments. Customers are in the communications ecosystem, aerospace and defence, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets.

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