Agilent’s pure, precise signal generators help designers create next-generation wireless devices: Page 4 of 4

June 13, 2012 //By Agilent Technologies
In RF communications, the seemingly insatiable demand for content continues to drive up data rates, modulation bandwidth and distortion requirements. As designers reach for new levels of performance, so must the instrumentation they use to characterize their devices.
arbitrary waveform file is often an easier way to handle highly customized signal-simulation applications. In such cases, an important but simple technical advance is deep waveform memory: the MXG has up to 1 GSa and the EXG up to 512 MSa.

With 1 GSa, the MXG’s playback capacity ranges from seconds to hours of a continuous signal without repeating, depending on the selected sample rate. This capability generally exceeds conformance requirements and can, in some cases, provide an alternative to real-time signal generation.


Generating true performance

To know a device’s behavior, a designer will explore many paths. That vision helped inspire the development of the X-Series signal generators. These instruments produce the essential signals—from simple to complex, from clean to impaired—that enable detailed testing of components and receivers at and beyond their limits. From the pure and precise MXG to the cost-effective EXG, the innovative X-Series signal generators are designed to keep pace as system designers continue to drive for better performance in RF communications and connectivity.

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