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Agilent Technologies introduces high-precision PXI frequency reference module for electronic measurements

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article image Agilent M9300A PXIe frequency reference module

Agilent Technologies  has introduced a high-precision PXIe frequency reference module to their growing line-up of more than 60 PXI and AXIe modular products.

Designed to generate clean 10-MHz and 100-MHz signals for high-performance RF systems, the M9300A module has been designed by Agilent for applications that require a low phase noise, 100-MHz local oscillator such as those in a wide variety of wireless and aerospace/defence test systems.

The new frequency reference is packaged into a one-slot PXIe module and uses a fractional-N design to minimise phase noise and spurs. The M9300A features the ability to lock to an external reference from 1 to 110 MHz and provide flexibility with multiple outputs, all with excellent performance:

  • Five 100-MHz outputs each with nominal phase noise performance of < -166 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and > 10 dBm output amplitude
  • One 10-MHz output
  • One 10-MHz OCXO timebase output with phase noise of < -158 dBc/Hz at 10-kHz offset
Key features and benefits of Agilent M9300A PXIe frequency reference:

  • Can be used with Agilent M9380A CW Source or M9381A PXIe vector signal generator to achieve high-performance specifications including greater speed
  • Conformance to the PXI standard allows use in any PXI system where PXIe or PXI-H slots are available, regardless of vendor
  • Instrument control provided through a soft front panel
  • Programmatic interfaces tuned to the customer's application development environment of choice
  • Agilent IO Libraries Suite enables fast and easy integration into existing test environments
Agilent's fast repair turnaround, industry-leading calibration core exchange strategy, and standard three-year warranty maximise system uptime and reduce the total cost of ownership.

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