News | August 19, 2014

Keysight Technologies Offers First User-Extensible Frequency Domain Analysis For Real-Time Oscilloscopes

Keysight Technologies, Inc. recently announced the availability of a frequency domain analysis (FDA) option, the industry's first user-extensible spectrum frequency domain analysis application solution for real-time oscilloscopes.

The FDA option extends the capabilities of Keysight Infiniium and InfiniiVision Series oscilloscopes by enabling engineers to acquire live signals from the oscilloscope and visualize them in the frequency domain as well as make key frequency domain measurements. Option N8832A-001 includes the application, the application source code for user extensibility, and MATLAB software. These tools allow engineers to extend the application's capabilities to meet their current and future testing needs.

The FDA application provides capabilities to address many important frequency domain analysis challenges, including:

  • Power spectral density (PSD) and spectrogram visualization, commonly found in spectrum analyzer and frequency domain analysis software.
  • Frequency domain measurements in an application including relevant peaks in the PSD and measurements such as occupied bandwidth, SNR, THD (total harmonic distortion), SFDR (spurious free dynamic range) and frequency error.
  • Oscilloscope configuration through the application to allow for repeatable instrument configuration and measurements; optionally includes additional SCPI commands for more advanced instrument setup.
  • Insertion of additional custom signal processing commands prior to frequency domain visualization, as needed, for more advanced analysis insight.
  • Live or post-acquisition analysis of time-domain data in MATLAB software.

"The FDA application provides meaningful ways to visualize and analyze frequency domain measurements with a real-time oscilloscope, which extends the traditional capabilities of the scope and allows customers to overcome difficult signal analysis challenges," said Dave Cipriani, vice president and general manager of Keysight's Oscilloscope and Protocol Division. "In addition, if a project or measurement requires frequency domain analysis beyond the out-of-the-box application capabilities, customers can immediately customize and extend the solution to meet their unique testing needs."

For more information about N8832A-001 frequency domain analysis for real-time oscilloscopes,

U.S Pricing and Availability
The Keysight N8832A-001 application option is priced at $5,000. It is available now.

About MATLAB Software Available from Keysight
Keysight is the first and only test and measurement company today that sells and supports MATLAB software with its instruments, offering a complete hardware and software test solution to engineers.

In addition to including MATLAB software with the Keysight N8832A-001 application option, MATLAB software is also available as a software option with other Keysight instruments. For more information, visit and

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. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Keysight Technologies, Inc.