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Agilent MXA/EXA and PSA MDD Driver

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PSA and MXA, EXA driver. It contains trace acquisition and IQ (w/ deep capture - PSA) functionality.



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The MXA and PSA Series Signal Analyzers can be controlled remotely using MATLAB by utilizing the MATLAB's Instrument Control Toolbox. In addition, the MXA Signal Analyzer can be controlled by MATLAB installed in the instrument.

You can use this driver for getting trace and IQ data out of the instrument. Please be aware that not all functions will work with all instruments. You can view the few incompatibilities in the help text (in the driver). Examples include the deep capture function for the PSA (MXA doesn't offer that capability).

This driver is not all encompassing. These should however allow for a quick start in the process of developing your own application and may meet your application needs.

On the Agilent website there is a white paper on creating MATLAB Scripts and Drivers , 11 Example Scripts for MXA, and PSA Matlab Driver Example.

The website is the following:

then click on the MATLAB example on the MXA or PSA section.

Please feel free to contact Agilent with any questions.

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Scott Burnside

Very useful. Thanks for sharing.


The Agilent driver has been updated to combine the MXA SA (trace data) driver and the Basic Mode (IQ data) driver. Additionally some corrections and functionality has been added. Additionally I have added M-code so users can quickly get started.

This driver was initially created with example programs to demonstrate the abilities of the MXA signal analyzer. It can be used by Agilent customers as a starting point for programming with their instrument.

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