The Keysight S95083B measurement software includes the scalar mixer / converter plus phase (SMC+Phase) measurement class. It provides fully calibrated conversion gain / loss, relative phase, and absolute group delay measurements of mixers and converters without the need for reference or calibration mixers. Eliminating the calibration mixer requires a U9391C / F / G comb generator and an external DC power supply. A vector mixer characterization (VMC) is also included for measuring group delay of frequency-converting devices. VMC can be used to characterize a user-supplied calibration mixer.

S95083B provides an intuitive and easy-to-use user interface for setting up mixer and converter measurements, with single or dual conversion stages. It controls the analyzer’s built-in source(s), as well as external signal generators for use as local oscillator (LO) signals.

S95083B measurement software is a superset of S95082B software, so they should not be installed together. S95083B software is compatible with S95084B software, which enables measurements of converters with internal LOs.

Key converter measurements:

  • Get fully calibrated measurements of conversion loss / gain plus phase and group delay, with swept or fixed input and output frequencies and input and LO power.
  • SMC+Phase offers measurements of deviation from linear phase and absolute group delay without a reference mixer.
  • VMC adds a function for measuring group delay of frequency converting devices.
  • Measure converters with fully embedded local oscillators with S95084B.

Advanced calibration:

  • Power-meter-based calibration provides high accuracy for conversion gain or loss.
  • SMC+Phase comb generator-based calibration eliminates the need for calibration mixers.

Easy to set up and use:

  • Intuitive tab-based user interface makes it easy to configure measurements.
  • Calibration wizard guides the user through the calibration process.
  • Application controls external signal generators and power meters.

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Free Trials

  • Get 30-day free trial license.
  • Enables software application on your PXI VNA.

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