High-Fidelity PCIe Digitizer supports RF, wireless measurements.

Press Release Summary:

U5303A 12-bit PCIe® digitizer supports BB1 application option that enhances performance by compensating ADC and front-end distortion, minimizing interleaves spurs, and reducing overall noise bandwidth. This results in improved and uniform measurement fidelity across useful bandwidth to benefit RF and wireless frequency domain measurements. Also, post processing compensation lends to optimized SFDR and intermodulation product specifications. Achievable DAQ length is up to 64 MS/channel.

Original Press Release:

Keysight Technologies Introduces High-Fidelity PCIe Digitizers; U5303A Option Enables Broad Set of RF, Wireless Measurements

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced the availability of the high-fidelity digitizer application option for its U5303A 12-bit PCIe® digitizer.

The new BB1 application option provides enhanced performance by:

Compensating the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and the front-end distortion

Minimizing the interleaves spurs

Reducing the overall noise bandwidth

This results in highly improved and uniform measurement fidelity across the useful bandwidth, which greatly benefits RF and wireless frequency domain measurements. The digitizer's post processing compensation also delivers better spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) and intermodulation product (IMx) specifications.

This high-fidelity digitizer allows customers to select one of the five available settings that best fit their applications, from 1.6 GS/s with 650 MHz instantaneous bandwidth, down to 100 MS/s with 50 MHz instantaneous bandwidth. The achievable data acquisition length is up to 64 MSamples per channel.

"The BB1 option was developed for test applications that require higher dynamic range and excellent SFDR fidelity," said Thierry Ortelli, Keysight Digitizers R&D manager. "Across the instantaneous bandwidth, high SFDR and linearity performance provide unique capabilities for testing radio frequency integrated circuit components."

By adding processing capability within the driver, the U5303A ADC card option BB1, coupled with the data analysis software, enables a broad set of RF and wireless measurements, such as error vector magnitude and intermodulation distortion.

Price and Availability

The high-fidelity digitizer application option BB1 is available now for the U5303A PCIe 12-bit High-Speed Digitizer. Please contact digitizers@keysight.com for more information.

Information about product configuration is available at www.keysight.com/find/U5303A.

High-resolution images are available at www.keysight.com/find/High_Fidelity_Digitizers_images.

About Keysight High-Speed Digitizers

Keysight high-speed digitizers are the result of more than 300 years of cumulative research and development experience in analog-to-digital conversion technology. This ensures the ability to achieve the most effective and reliable analog-to-digital conversion at high-resolution and fast sampling rates. Information on the technology and its applications is available at www.keysight.com/find/high‑speed‑digitizers.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers' measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight's electronic measurement instruments, systems, software and services are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2014. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com.

PCIe® is a U.S. registered trademark and/or service mark of PCI-SIG.


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