Keysight Technologies' New UXA Signal Analyzer Delivers Industry-Best Phase Noise, Real-Time Bandwidth and Analysis Bandwidth


SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014

Keysight Technologies, Inc. today announced the new flagship of its X-Series: the N9040B UXA signal analyzer. The UXA delivers industry-leading phase noise performance as well as 510-MHz analysis and real-time bandwidths. Combining these three capabilities with a large display and touch-driven interface, the UXA provides wider, deeper views of elusive wideband signals—known or unknown.

In the development of mission-critical radar, electronic-warfare and communication systems, leading-edge signal analysis requires excellent phase noise performance. Keysight's proprietary local-oscillator (LO) technology achieves phase noise of -136 dBc/Hz at 1 GHz, 10 kHz offset, and -132 dBc/Hz at 10 GHz, 100 kHz offset.

The maximum analysis bandwidth of 510 MHz can be used across the full frequency range with excellent spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) of >75 dBc. This enables accurate characterization of parameters such as wideband chirp linearity.

When monitoring or capturing highly elusive signals, the optional 510-MHz real-time spectrum analysis capability provides 100-percent probability of intercept (POI) for durations as short as 3.84 µs.

"Built on our unique technology, the UXA delivers unsurpassed purity and clarity in signal analysis," said Andy Botka, vice president and general manager of Keysight's Microwave and Communications Division. "The unprecedented quality of its IF section enables a designer to understand what's happening inside their system and helps them prove that it's meeting or exceeding its performance goals."

Through a 14.1-inch screen, the UXA allows the user to view results using an array of flexible measurement displays. Based on the familiar X-Series menu structure, the touch-driven interface supports gestures and simplifies measurement and analysis by placing most setup items no more than two taps away.

For detailed signal analysis, the UXA supports the Keysight 89600 VSA software. With support for more than 75 standards and formats, the 89600 VSA makes it possible to see through the complexity of challenging signals in radar, EW and communication applications including 5G.

In secure environments, features such as a removable solid-state drive ensure compliance with the most stringent requirements.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The N9040B UXA X-Series signal analyzer is available now and starting prices are as follows:

  • N9040B-508, frequency range 3 Hz to 8.4 GHz: $79,294
  • N9040B-513, frequency range 3 Hz to 13.6 GHz: $87,523
  • N9040B-526, frequency range 3 Hz to 26.5 GHz: $94,035

More information is available online at High-resolution product images are available at Additional information is available as a technical backgrounder posted at

About Keysight Technologies

On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent Technologies announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company, Keysight Technologies, began operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Agilent on Aug. 1, 2014 with a full separation anticipated in early November 2014. Keysight is expected to trade on the NYSE under the symbol KEYS.

Keysight is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers' measurement experience through innovation in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight provides electronic measurement instruments and systems and related software, software design tools and services used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. Information about Keysight is available at

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, information regarding Keysight's separation of the electronic measurement business; future revenues, earnings and profitability; the future demand for the company's products and services; and customer expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Keysight's results to differ materially from management's current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, unforeseen changes in the strength of our customers' businesses; unforeseen changes in the demand for current and new products, technologies, and services; customer purchasing decisions and timing, and the risk that we are not able to realize the savings expected from integration and restructuring activities.

In addition, other risks that Keysight faces include those detailed in Keysight's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10, and amendments thereto. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of Keysight's management and on currently available information. Keysight undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

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