Keysight Technologies has introduced its N9041B UXA X-Series signal analyser, which the company claims is the first to provide frequency coverage to 110GHz with a maximum analysis bandwidth of up to 5GHz.

The N9041B UXA's advanced front-end circuitry achieves low loss and efficient mixing, providing a displayed average noise level (DANL) as low as –150dBm/Hz when characterising wideband modulated signals in the millimetre-wave band.

"Together with the 802.11ad RF test solution, the UXA adds a new level of insight to millimetre-wave applications such as 5G, 802.11ad and automotive radar, and it is the next step in our program to bring technology above 50GHz to commercial applications," said Mike Gasparian, president of Keysight Communications Solution Group.

Keysight used its own software and simulation tools in design of the instrument, to achieve first-time-correct designs of its millimetre-wave circuits. Keysight engineers also used the company’s millimetre-wave measurement tools, including network analysers, oscilloscopes, spectrum analysers, signal generators and associated application software, to fully characterise their devices.