Keysight RF PXIe System (upgraded M9381A)

This Keysight RF PXI-express system chassis, is an 18-slot chassis with a high-speed controller (Intel i7 with 16GB RAM) and a variety of RF and FPGA cards.  The system includes a Vector Signal Analyzer (6.6GHz), a Vector Signal Generator (6 GHz with a reference frequency generator), DC power supply, digital I/O’s, Kintex-7 FPGA board, and several supporting accessories for a complete benchtop RF test environment.


  • 6 GHz range VSG & VSA
  • Local Oscillator (LO) sharing for phase coherency
  • Signal Studio for custom modulation of signals (Keysight VSG)
  • NI and Keysight programming and management software


  • Power amplifier & radio transceiver design validation & test
  • Connect with other VSGs available in the NDN for a multi-channel phase coherent solution
  • Demanding CPU and memory requirements


What’s Included

  • 18-slot Chassis with 16-hybrid & 1 timing slot
    • Multi-chassis power-sequencing for scalable system arrays
  • M9037A Controller with Intel i7-4700EQ processor, 16GB of RAM, and removable 240GB SSD.
  • Keysight M9381A VSG, composed of:
    • M9311A modulator
    • M9310A source output
    • M9301A synthesizer
    • M9300A frequency reference
    • Signal Studio for Custom Modulation
    • Y1243 Cable Kit for local oscillator distribution
    • Cable for output signal
    • Options: 1EA – High Power Output
  • NI PXIe-5663 VSA, 6.6GHz, composed of:
    • PXIe-5652 RF Signal Generator
    • PXIe-5601: RF Downconverter
    • PXIe-5622: 16-bit IF Digitizer
    • Cable Kit (installed)
  • NI PXI-2594 2.5GHz 4×1 50 Ohm Multiplexer
  • NI PXI-4110 DC Power Supply
  • NI PXIe-6555 200MHz Digital I/O with PPMU
  • NI PXIe-7975R FlexRIO with Kintex-7 410T FPGA & 2GB DRAM
  • Other accessories include:
    • Torque driver, anti-static wrist straps, GPIB cable, auxiliary power supply for the 4110, power cord, Keysight 11500E 26.5GHz 3.5mm cable, NI SCB-68 terminal blocks and cables.

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