The Agilent 11970W waveguide mixer is a general-purpose harmonic mixer employing a dual-diode design to achieve flat frequency response and low conversion loss. These are achieved without external dc bias or tuning stubs. Manual operation and computer-controlled hardware operation are simplified because mixer bias and tuning adjustment are not required.
The 11970W extends the frequency range of the Agilent N9030A PXA high-performance signal analyzer to the W-band (75 to 110 GHz). It is also fully compatible with other Agilent spectrum analyzers including: the E4440A/46A/48A PSA (with Option AYZ), the E4407B ESA-E (with Option AYZ), the 856xEC, the 8566B (with a preamplifier), and the 7000 modular analyzer (with the 70907A/B external mixer interface module).
An external diplexer is required to connect the 11970W with the N9030A PXA (with Option EXM). The recommended diplexer can be purchased from Agilent as model number N9029AE13 or from OML, Inc. as model number DLP.313B.