z8801 LO

8 GHz PXI Local Oscillator (LO)

The z8801 PXI Local Oscillator (LO) is a YIG-based 2 GHz to 8 GHz LO optimized for extremely low phase noise. Output frequency tuning resolution is 1 Hz, and output power can be varied from -10 dBm to +10 dBm in 0.1 dB increments. The z8801 was designed for use with the z8751 6 GHz Vector Signal Generator (VSG) and z8651 6 GHz Vector Signal Analyzer (VSA) modules to enhance their performance in a zSeries Wireless Test Set configuration.


Best in Class Residual Error Vector Magnitude (EVM)

  • When the z8801 LO is combined with the z8751 VSG and z8651 VSA  in a zSeries Wireless Test Set, its residual EVM performance meets or exceeds the performance of “benchtop” RF test equipment

Better Software Integration Tools & Support

  • Full-featured GUI
  • Comprehensive and intuitive software drivers for C/C++, LabVIEW and COM
  • Consolidated zSeries software links the z8801 LO control with that of the z8751 VSG and z8651 VSA to simplify manual use and automated integration


  • External LO for use with z8751 VSG and z8651 VSA
  • High-quality low phase noise continuous wave (CW) RF signal source