The Agilent Technologies M9300A high-precision PXIe frequency reference generates clean 10-MHz and 100-MHz signals for high-performance RF systems. It’s designed for applications that require a low phase noise and a 100-MHz local oscillator. Packaged in a one-slot PXIe module, its fractional-N design minimizes phase noise and spurs. It also can lock to an external reference from 1 to 110 MHz and provide flexibility with multiple outputs, all with excellent performance, according to Agilent:

  • Five 100-MHz outputs, each with nominal phase noise performance of less than –166 dBc/Hz at 10-kHz offset and greater than 10-dBm output amplitude
  • One 10-MHz output
  • One 10-MHz oven-controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) timebase output with phase noise of less than –158 dBc/Hz at 10-kHz offset

Engineers can use the M9300A with the Agilent M9380A CW source or the M9381A PXIe vector signal generator to achieve its high-performance specifications, including greater speed, Agilent says. As the M9300A conforms to the PXI standard, it can be used in any PXI system where PXIe or PXI-H slots are available, regardless of the vendor.

A soft front panel and programmatic interfaces tuned to the user’s chosen application development environment provide instrument control. The Agilent IO Libraries Suite enables fast and easy integration into existing test environments, according to the company. Available now, it costs $4099. Multiple modular instruments can share on M9300A module.

Agilent Technolgies