Keysight M9381A Vector Signal Generator, 6GHz, for PXIe Chassis

The Vector Signal Generator (VSG) can be used to generate complex quadrature communication modulation schemes or be used as a simple signal generator. This VSG has a frequency range of 6 GHz and a modulation bandwidth of 100 MHz. When two of the VSGs are combined in one chassis, they can operate from the same local oscillator to generate phase coherent signals from their 1MSa memory. The VSG is housed in an 18-slot M9019A Gen 3 Chassis and uses an M9037A Controller with a swappable SSD drive.

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What's Included


Keysight M9019A P PXIe Gen 3 Chassis including installed M9037A Embedded Controller (i7, 16GB RAM, Windows Embedded 7-64 bit)

Keysight M9381A Vector Signal Generator, 6GHz & RF Modulation bandwidth of 100MHz, with Signal Studio and Custom IQ option N7608B-EFP (installed software)


  • 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
  • 18-slot Chassis with 16-hybrid & 1 timing slot
  • Multi-chassis power-sequencing for scalable system arrays

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System Specifications

  • 6 GHz range with a modulation bandwidth of 100MHz
  • Local Oscillator (LO) sharing for phase coherency
  • Signal Studio for custom modulation of signals
  • LabView drivers
  • additional cards include:
    • 2.5 GHz 4×1 50 Ω Multiplexer
    • 6 GHz Vector Signal Analyzer
    • DC Power Supply
    • 200 MHz Digital I/O with PPMU
    • FlexRIO FPGA


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

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  • Request this equipment on a short-term loan basis.
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