The M8136A universal signal-processing architecture (USPA) system is an extremely high-performance, configurable, fully programmable real-time environment for developing and testing new signal processing algorithms, ultrafast data generation and acquisition, and a broad range of rapid prototyping applications. The USPA system delivers unmatched performance and remarkable cost-effectiveness.

The M8136A maximum configuration flexibility allows for application in:

  • ASIC and systems-on-chip (SoC) prototyping
  • Mobile emulation, 6G prototyping
  • Coherent and direct-detect optical research and development
  • Ultrafast data acquisition/generation
  • Optical communications
  • Radar channel emulation
  • Physics research
  • Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs)

Maximum prototyping capability for today and tomorrow

Investment in Keysight USPA modules and components can be staged, starting with a base configuration and scaling to match development needs.

For example, if you start with an M8135A pre-configured system and later need to extend its capabilities, you can upgrade it with the M8136A options.

The highly modular and scalable USPA platform enables the reuse of any module in future or parallel projects, and quick reconfiguration to meet changes in project requirements.

Key Specifications

Configuration Type

Fully Configurable


1 or 2
FPGA Slots



Data Modules

Configurable Number of 
ADC3 68 GSps
DAC3 72 GSps

V2 Breakout Boards

Configurable Number

V2 Cables

Configurable Number

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