z8612 Fast & Image-Free RF Downconverter

20 GHz Spectrum Analyzer extension to z8653 VSA
z8612 Fast & Image-Free RF Downconverter with rigid cables



The z8612™ is an RF Downconverter Module Set that serves as a 20 GHz Spectrum Analyzer extension to LitePoint’s z8653 VSA.

z8612 has the required features and specifications to perform testing for existing and emerging wireless standards, including the next-gen Wi-Fi standard 802.11ax 1024QAM.

Key Specifications

  • 20 GHz Spectrum Analyzer extension to z8653 VSA
  • Adds Harmonic, Spurious Emission and Band-Edge test coverage
  • 250 MHz to 20 GHz frequency range
  • Noise floor cancellation capability (switchable termination)
  • Single-insertion testing for TX Quality and Conducted Spurious Emission
  • Fast image-free downconversion (20 GHz, 100 kHz RBW sweep in < 1.5 s)

Remarkable Test Capabilities

  • Fundamental-reject path for Harmonic and Spurious Emission Tests
  • Bypass path for ≤ 6 GHz TX Quality measurements
  • < 1 ms frequency and amplitude tuning for spur search

Portable & Efficient Modular Instrument

  • 2-slot 3U PXIe modular instrument (z8613 IF mixer + z8614 RF filter)


20 GHz RF Downconverter Module Set:

  • z8612 = z8613 IF Mixer + z8614 RF Filter
  • z8653 Vector Signal Analyzer
  • z8801 Local Oscillator (optional module)

All solutions are adaptable and re-configurable to provide you with the greatest flexibility for your testing requirements.


Integration Tools & Support

  • zSignal Spectrum Analyzer GUI (included with purchase)
  • zSignal WLAN (a/ac/af/ah/ax/b/g/j/n/p)
  • zSignal Cellular (2G/3G/4G)
  • zScript™ Test Sequencer
  • IQfact+
  • IQramp
  • Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) for real-time “bench-top” interactive operation for RF designers and field application engineers
  • C/C++, LabVIEW and COM drivers
  • Support for C/C++, LabVIEW, Matlab, TCL and Python programming environments, with example code and projects available (included with purchase)