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Mixers, Frequency Converters & Modulators

Keysight offers various software tools for design, synthesis, and simulation of mixers, frequency converters and modulators. Keysight's Advanced Design System (ADS) and Genesys EDA tools include multiple examples, templates and DesignGuides that enable you to quickly get started with your mixer design projects.

Once you have designed your mixer and built a prototype, Keysight offers a wealth of test and measurement equipment that can help you measure and validate your design.

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Drive Down the Cost of Test Using the ENA Series of Network Analyzers - Application Note 
In this application note, we discuss the contributions of Keysight Technologies, Inc.’s ENA Series of Vector Network Analyzers (ENA, hereafter) to drive down the cost of test in production lines.

Application Note 2014-10-11

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Keysight Technologies Introduces Design and Test Solutions at European Microwave Week 
Keysight announces that it will demonstrate a wide range of new, high-performance flexible test solutions at the European Microwave Week 2014, Oct. 7–9, Rome, Fiera di Roma, Booth F100. The test solutions are used by engineers for designing and testing components for radar systems, antennas and next-generation wireless devices.

Press Materials 2014-09-03

 
ADS Videos on YouTube 
Advanced Design System (ADS) Video Library playlist in Keysight EEsof EDA's Channel on YouTube

Demo 2014-08-06

 
Keysight EEsof EDA Customer Support - Brochure 
Whether you are a novice or an experienced user, Keysight EEsof EDA’s customer support offerings are designed to help you every step of the way.

Brochure 2014-08-03

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Genesys 2014 Delivers Breakthrough Modulated RF Analysis for Circuit, System Design 
Keysight announces the latest release of Genesys 2014.

Press Materials 2014-05-27

 
Discovering ADS 
A collection of Keysight EEsof EDA ADS video demonstrations and tutorials

Demo 2014-03-20

 
Agilent Software Gives Students Edge in Job Market 
Design tools are getting University of Arizona engineering students certifiably ready for work in the RF and microwave industry.

Press Materials 2014-02-24

 
Keysight EEsof EDA Premier Communications Design Software 
The Keysight EEsof EDA catalog provides an excellent overview of all of Keysight's Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools.

Catalog 2013-10-07

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EMPro and ADS Selected by Millitech for Mixer, Multiplier and Passive Device Development 
Agilent Technologies announces that Millitech Inc., a leading provider in millimeter-wave components, assemblies and subsystems for applications in satellite communications, radiometry, radar and remote sensing, has selected Agilent’s Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro) and Advanced Design System (ADS) software for use in developing mixers, multipliers and various passive devices.

Press Materials 2013-06-25

 
Impedance and Network Analysis Application List Application Note 
This document provides the information of unique and new solutions for impedance and network analysis with using Keysight impedance analyzers, LCR meters and ENA series network analyzers.

Application Note 2012-10-30

Discovering Genesys 
A collection of Keysight EEsof EDA Genesys video demonstrations and tutorials

Demo 2011-05-05

 
ADS 2011 Videos Debut on YouTube 
A collection of Advanced Design System 2011 video demonstrations and tutorials

Demo 2011-02-25

 
X-parameters Aid MMIC Design 
Microwaves & RF article on how models based X-parameters can provide insights into the linear and nonlinear behavior of key components in wireless systems, including power amplifiers and mixers.

Journal 2010-07-15

 
Accelerating Advanced Node CMOS RFIC Design 
Microwave Journal article by David Vye

Journal 2009-12-07

 
Accurate Mixer Measurements with ENA Frequency-Offset Mode (AN 1463-6) 
Recommended measurement procedures for evaluating mixers.

Application Note 2007-05-07

Improving Meas. and Calibration Accuracy using the Frequency Converter (1408-3) – Application Note 
Improving Measurement and Calibration Accuracy Using the Frequency Converter Application - AN 1408-3

Application Note 2006-08-08

8510 Mixers - Amplitude and Phase Measurements of Frequency Translation Devices (8510-7A) 

Application Note 2006-07-13

PNA - Mixers - Advances in Converter Test 
Keysight 2005 Aerospace Defense Symposium presentation

Application Note 2006-04-24

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An Innovative Approach to Faster RFIC Transmitter Design 
This Article by Andy Howard presents a number of simulation techniques; including HB, circuit envelope, EM, & wireless test benches applied to the integrated RFIC transceiver for WLANs/ IEEE 802.11b.

Article 2005-04-01

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Accurate Mixer Conversion Loss Measurement Techniques AN 1463-7 
This application note discusses overcoming measurements challenges associated with frequency-translating device (FTD) measurements by using the frequency-offset mode (FOM) option on the ENA RF network analyzers.

Application Note 2005-01-20

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Effective IM2 Estimation for Two-Tone and WCDMA Modulated Blockers in Zero-IF 
This Article written by Walid Y. Ali-Ahmad explains effective IM2 estimation for two-tone and WCDMA modulated blockers in zero-IF.

Article 2004-04-01

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Mixer Conversion-Loss and Group-Delay Meas. Techniques and Comparisons (1408-02) – Application Note 
This paper compares techniques and instruments for measuring conversion loss and group delay on a single stage converter with an embedded low pass filter. Conversion loss using a: spectrum, scalar, and vector network analyzer.

Application Note 2004-01-28

PNA - Mixers - Absolute Group Delay of Multistage Converters 
This paper describes new calibration and measurement techniques for measuring absolute group delay of frequency converters with multiple mixing stages

Application Note 2003-11-24

Method for Vector mixer Characterization and Mixer Test System Vector Error Correction – White Paper 
A method for characterizing RF mixers, yielding magnitude and phase response for input match, output match,conversion loss, and mixers which have reciprocal conversion loss and for which the image response can be filtered out.

Application Note 2003-11-11

Overview on Noise in Ring Topology Mixers 
This Paper explores the formal definition of noise figure and shows the ADS noise figure definition, and also shows that the noise figure for a mixer does not have to exceed its conversion loss.

Technical Overview 2003-06-17

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