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X-Series Measurement Applications


Transform your Signal Analyzer with X-Series Measurement Applications

Speed your time-to-insight with over 25 applications.

Address ever-changing measurement needs with over 25 signal analysis applications for cellular communications, wireless connectivity, digital video, and general purpose measurements. Characterize device performance from parametric – phase noise, noise figure, pulse – to the latest wireless standards-compliant measurements including 5G, LTE, IoT, and WLAN.

X-Series Measurement Applications

The X-Series measurement applications increase the capability and functionality of Keysight X-Series signal analyzers and PXIe modular instruments to speed time to insight. They provide essential measurements for specific tasks in general-purpose, cellular communications, wireless connectivity applications, covering established standards or modulation types.

A consistent measurement framework

Realize measurement integrity across your organization with consistent operation and test methods, proven algorithms, applications, and accurate results. Your team can leverage the test system software through all phases of product. Whether you run the applications on the benchtop X-Series signal analyzer or PXIe instruments, you’ll get the same results from the development lab into manufacturing.

X-Series measurement application software and compatible instruments

Below is a list of X-Series Measurement Application software products and supported instruments. Click the hyperlinked product number in the leftmost column for product-specific information. Keysight supports the tiered X-app models with N-models for UXA/PXA/PXE/PXI VSA/CXA-m, E-models for MXA/EXA/MXE/VXT, and W-models for CXA. The higher-tiered X-app models can run at the lower platforms, which means N-models can run on all platforms, E-models can run on MXA/EXA/MXE/VXT and CXA, and W-models can only run on CXA.

Cellular Communications

The cellular communications measurement applications cover a full range of technologies—from existing 2G/3G/LTE to evolving 5G communication systems. These measurement applications adhere to the 3GPP and other standards, and closely track and follow standards as they change, allowing you to stay on the leading edge of your design and manufacturing challenges. Here are a few examples of X-Series measurement applications for cellular communications.

5G NR (New Radio)

  • Provide one-button power spectrum measurements and modulation analysis of 5G NR based on 3GPP NR specification Rel-15, Rel-16 and Rel-17 (TS
  • All numerologies (μ = 0 – 4)
  • CP-OFDM for downlink and uplink
  • Support up to 5 component carriers by sequential acquisitions
  • Show multiple results of constellation, spectrum, error summary, frame summary, EVM vs. subcarrier, detected RB allocation, In-band emission, Power vs. slot/symbol, TAE
  • Channel decoding for downlink PBCH/PDCCH/PDSCH and uplink PUCCH/PUSCH
  • Support Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) co-exist with LTE carrier
  • Support Rel16 defined eMIMO and eDSS
  • Support Rel17 NR-TM 2b & 3.1b (1024QAM)
  • Support Rel17 FR-2 800/1600/2000 MHz
  • Support Rel17 reduced capabilities (RedCap) devices


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