Instruments Simplify Mixer Test, Extend Vector Modulation Range

Agilent Technolo-gies has added new capabilities to its PNA Series of vector network analyzers and PSG Series of vector sig-nal generators. The PNA Series now offers the ability to dramatically simplify and improve the accuracy of mixer characterization, and the series has increased its measurement frequency range to 67 GHz. With the PSG Series’ new 20 GHz frequency range, the company has introduced the indus-try’s first single-instrument test solution for generating vector-modulated carriers above 6 GHz, reflecting the trend toward complex modulation formats in higher frequency appli-cations.