Keysight (Agilent) Technologies N9073A RF Spectrum Analyzers


W-CDMA/HSPA+ Measurement Application

W-CDMA Measurement Application
W-CDMA Measurement Application
  • W-CDMA measurement application, transportable perpetual license
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The W-CDMA/HSPA/HSPA measurement application is one in a common library of more than 25 measurement applications in the Agilent X-Series, an evolutionary approach to signal analysis that spans instrumentation, measurements and software. Transforming the X-Series signal analyzers into standard-based transmitter testers, the application provides fast one-button RF conformance measurements to help you design, evaluate, and manufacture your W-CDMA/HSPA/HSPA base station and user equipment devices. The measurement application closely follows the 3GPP standard allowing you to stay on the leading edge of your design and manufacturing challenges.

RF Transmitter Testing

  • Simplify measurement setup with one-button measurements for both downlink and uplink in a single option with pass/fail limits in accordance with 3GPP TS25.141 and TS34.121 specifications.
  • Expedite troubleshooting and design verification using a rich selection of traces: I/Q measured polar graph; code domain power; peak/avg metrics showing numeric result table with average and peak hold statistic results; capture time summary showing a summary table with measurement results of multiple slots; slot CDE/EVM showing EVM, peak CDE, and frequency error in three windows.
  • Perform adjacent channel power measurement over wide dynamic range. PXA’s industry-leading dynamic range (up to –88 dBc) allows you to perform single-carrier and multi-carrier ACLR measurements on base station systems, as well as components such as amplifiers that have to meet more stringent requirements.
  • Characterize your UE device using the uplink power control measurement. The power control measurement includes: slot power, PRACH power and slot phase. In addition to slot power, slot phase measures phase error, frequency error and EVM of uplink slots plus it is used for 3GPP UE phase discontinuity.

Key Specification

Signal Analysis

  • W-CDMA, HSPA and HSPA per 3GPP release 99 to 8
  • Uplink and downlink RF transmitter measurements; analog baseband measurements with PXA BBIQ or MXA BBIQ hardware
  • One-button measurements with pass/fail per the standard
  • Runs inside PXA, MXA and EXA signal analyzers


  • Downlink: EVM, frequency error, CPICH power accuracy, 64QAM RCDE, SEM, ACLR and more
  • Uplink: EVM, frequency error, PkCDE, RCDE, PRACH power, slot power, SEM, ACLR and more
  • Automatic detection of all active channels and signals plus predefined test models (TM1 to TM6)
  • Multiple result views: constellation diagram, code domain, numeric display, spectrum, time domain

Performance (Hardware Dependent)

  • Composite EVM floor: up to 0.5
N9073A OPTIONS (10)
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N9073A-1FP W-CDMA Measurement application, fixed perpetual license
N9073A-1TP W-CDMA measurement application, transportable perpetual license
N9073A-2FP HSDPA/HSUPA measurement application, fixed perpetual license
N9073A-2TP HSDPA/HSUPA measurement application, transportable perpetual license
N9073A-3FP HSPA+ Measurement Application, fixed perpetual license
N9073A-3TP HSPA+ measurement application, transportable perpetual license
N9073A-MEU Minor enhancement update
N9073A-XFP Single acquisition combined W-CDMA measurement application, fixed perpetual license
N9073A-XTP Single acquisition combined W-CDMA measurement application, transportable perpetual license
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