Agilent Technologies introduces a family of microwave synthetic instruments. This product line supports the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) NxTest vision of flexible, modular, and morphable instrumentation, and will be LXI (LAN eXtension for instruments)-compliant. It includes the N8201A the N8221A; N8241A; N8212A and NN8211A. The N8201A is a 26.5 GHz performance downconverter that provides three IF output frequencies of 7.5, 21.4 and 321.4 MHz to offer three different signal bandwidth capabilities. The N8221A is a 30 MS/S IF digitizer with a 21.4 MHz IF input that provides 80 dB dynamic range, 14 bits of resolution and 8 MHz modulation bandwidth. The 8241A is an arbitrary waveform generator that features a 1.25 GS/s sampling rate and 15 bits of resolution simultaneously. The N8212A is a 20 GHz performance vector upconverter that functions as a microwave source with greater than 2 GHz I/Q modulation bandwidth. The N8211A generates a stimulus signal with desirable AM, FM and pulse modulation capabilities.