Keysight MXA Revision-B Signal Analyzer / Spectrum Analyzer Review, Analysis & Experiments

In this episode Shahriar reviews the long awaited Keysight MXA Signal Analyzer (N9020B). The new X-Series Spectrum Analyzers from Keysight offer an entirely re-designed GUI interface which supports multiple tabs as well as multi-touch interaction. The review is organized as follows:

1:07 –   Model comparison and overview of x-series spectrum analyzers.
7:08 –   Instrument physical overview.
11:49 – New GUI overview and demonstrations.
22:44 – Instrument block diagrams and analysis.
28:46 – Brief look inside the MXA spectrum analyzer.
32:53 – Back-scattering communication experiment block diagram and description.
37:16 – Phase noise characterization of doubler and amplifier.
51:54 – Complete back-scattering experiment measurements and analysis.
1:04:45 – Analysis of broadband modulated signals by using the S-Series scope and MXA Signal analyzer at the same time.
1:13:56 – Concluding remarks.

3 comments

  1. Max Pound says:

    Hello Shahriar, just a comment on the poin for close-in phase noise (similar graph zone for 4 and 8 GHz), this is the fliker noise zone which is dictated by the active device used for the oscillating (LO, Reference…), so this is the limitation of the SPA itself.
    Thanks.

  2. Greg says:

    This video stalls ~ every 4 secs. The previous video,the LCR video, plays OK. I’m on a 2 yr old Android ph.

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