The Most Complex Systems Need The Best Tools

The UXG X-Series Agile Signal Generators let you create complex scenarios when you need them. Off the shelf, the UXG is a powerful building block, whether you want a dependable LO or a scalable threat simulator. By blurring the lines between analog and vector technologies, the UXG accelerates the integration of new intelligence into up-to-date signal scenarios. With the UXG, you can generate increasingly complex simulations and get closer to reality.

  • Cover a wide range of EW, radar, and antenna-test requirements up to 40 GHz
  • Use direct digital synthesis (DDS), so the UXG can update frequency, amplitude, and phase settings in as little as 180 ns, with built-in phase repeatability
  • Simulates advanced radar signals, generating narrow pulses with 90 dB on/off ratio and chirps as wide as 10 to 25 percent of the carrier frequency
  • Quickly characterize antennas over a wide frequency range with fast frequency tuning: 100-µs switching is standard and, for more demanding needs, speeds of 1 µs and 370 ns are available as options
  • Accept pulse descriptor words (PDWs) to quickly and efficiently generate long pulse trains while allowing individual phase control
  • Generate shaped pulses and wideband linear or non-linear chirps

Creating Multi–Emitter Scenarios For Radar And Electronic Warfare Testing

Realistic testing of radar and electronic warfare systems depends on the generation of signals that accurately simulate multi-emitter environments consisting of thousands of emitters and millions of pulses per second, all arriving from multiple directions. Traditionally, this has required the use of large, complex systems not readily available to R&D engineers. New technology built into commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) “agile signal generators” provides an integrated, lower-cost solution that fits on an engineer’s test bench. This technology also enables developers to generate increasingly complex simulations that get closer to reality and, ultimately, provide deeper confidence in EW system performance.

Key Specifications


10 MHz – 40 GHz

Phase Noise @ 1 GHz (20 kHz offset)

-143 dBc/Hz

Frequency Switching

<= 180 us

IQ Modulation BW (Internal/External)

Up to 1.6 GHz

Modulation Types Available

AM, FM, PM, Pulse

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PathWave Signal Generation Software

Signal creation for a wide range of general purpose or standards-based signals

  • Create Performance-Optimized Reference Signals – Create calibrated signals, validated by Keysight, that conform to industry standards to help enhance the characterization and verification of your devices
  • Validate Component, Transmitter, and Receiver Testing – Easily create and playback customized waveforms for component testing with virtually distortion–free test signals
  • Ensure Designs Meet Latest Standards – Trust that the signals you generate are current with the latest emerging technologies
  • Speed Signal Creation and Reduce Simulation Time – Accelerate your testing with graphical tree–style navigation

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