10/17/2005 - Aeroflex has added a new test capability to its expanding PN9500 phase noise test system, the PN95-DSM digital spectrum monitoring (DSM) option. The PN95-DSM adds spectrum analyzer features to its best-in-class low noise PN9500 phase noise and jitter testing system. The addition of digital spectrum monitoring simplifies and lowers the cost of RF and microwave testing by eliminating the need to purchase a separate spectrum analyzer for spectral purity applications.
The PN9500 with DSM performs a much wider range of high-frequency measurements within one modular system. The DSM option allows the user to view the spectrum of a signal in the same way as a spectrum analyzer. The user can perform narrowband spectrum analysis, but can also opt to measure any wideband spectrum from DC to 18 GHz. The PN95-DSM measures power level, power variation, ACPR (adjacent channel power), and harmonic distortion; more measurements are possible by setting markers. In addition to standard features found on spectrum analyzers, the DSM option also integrates specific processes that are ideal for radar testing. For radar pulsed signals, the PN95-DSM measures the spectral response of a pulsed signal and analyzes the power difference between the lobes—a feature not available on a normal spectrum analyzer.
Aeroflex phase noise systems provide a unique combination of high bandwidth and low noise performance suitable for radar, microwave sources, commercial wireless, satellite terrestrial microwave links, and calibration labs. The PN9500 test system incorporates other instruments within its modular test system including a frequency counter, a digital oscilloscope, a power meter, and now a digital spectrum monitor.
The PN95-DSM-00 Digital Spectrum Monitoring option is available immediately upon receipt of order. The DSM option is compatible with any Aeroflex PN9500 wideband jitter and noise analyzer system.
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About Aeroflex Test Solutions, Instruments Division
Staffed with experts in RF and microwave signal generation and processing subsystems, Aeroflex Test Solutions Group provides test and measurement systems, instruments, modules, services and integration support for the communications test, military, government and semiconductor industries. Aeroflex' solutions reflect a commitment to industry-accepted standards and the concept of modular product development. They encompass Communications test (public mobile radio, wireless cellular and telecom, military radio and avionics radio test), Signal sources (synthesizers, signal generators, signal analyzers and phase noise systems), General-purpose test (spectrum analyzers, microwave analyzers, bit error rate testers) and Systems (satellite, ATE, PXI and radar).
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