Keysight Technologies PXIe Radio Test Set for Emerging Land Mobile Radio, Aerospace/Defense Military Communications

March 7, 2018

  1. Introduction
  2. What is the customer problem?
  3. How does Keysight solution solve this problem?
  4. Key Features and Business Benefits
  5. Additional Information

The Keysight M8920A PXIe Radio Test Set has a scalable modular architecture for efficient and complete test development and execution needed for manufacturing and radio maintenance depot environments. It also supports general-purpose measurements and commercial standards (e.g., LTE, WLAN, and Bluetooth) to test military communications (MilCom), Land Mobile Radio (LMR), and avionics radio systems.

What is the customer problem?

Field radios are a crucial lifeline for warfighters, firefighters and peace-keepers.  Customers need capabilities that range from deep analysis in design to quick answers in the field, as well the ability to embed crucial test IP and correlate measurements—end-to-end and across platforms.

How does Keysight solution solve this problem?

The Keysight M8920A PXIe Radio Test Set offers audio and RF frequency coverage from 100kHz to 6 GHz and modulation bandwidth up to 160 MHz for generation and analysis of simple to complex waveforms. These are used in emerging LMR and aerospace and defense MilCom applications.

Key Features and Business Benefits

Keysight's M8920A PXIe Radio Test Set supports many formats by combining PXI hardware with application-specific software in a single flexible and scalable chassis, providing broad multi-format coverage for next-generation radio testing.

The M8920A's graphical user interface allows access and control of multiple instruments on one screen while viewing a variety of critical measurements at the same time. This Keysight solution helps deliver the operational excellence customers expect from their radios.

The Keysight N9093 radio test software provides fast one-button measurements for analog/digital radio test measurements, and supports multi-touch screen operation with touchscreen monitors. The N9093 software also offers a variety of tools to make analog demodulation faster, easier, and more accurate. Optional digital testing for APCO25, TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio, formerly known as Trans-European Trunked Radio) I, and dPMR radios.

Keysight's rapid repair turnaround, with industry-leading calibration, core exchange strategy, and standard one-year warranty, maximizes system uptime to reduce total cost of ownership.

Keysight has partnered with Avionics Interface Technologies (AIT) in offering two PXI Avionics Interface Bus Modules to address the needs of avionics communications customers.

The M3406A MIL-STD 1553 Interface Module and the M3407A ARINC 429 Interface Module, which can simulate and monitor with record/playback of bus traffic for verification of avionics data communications equipment.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world.  Keysight's solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at

Additional Information

Keysight's M8920A Radio Test Set is available at

Keysight N9093 Radio Measurement Software is available at


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