Keysight (Agilent) N5172B

9kHZ to 6GHz  Vector Signal Generator

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The Agilent / HP N5172B EXG RF Vector Signal Generator, wiih its optimal EXG, is designed to meet your signal needs for parametric testing of components and calibration of receivers. It’s outstanding hardware performance provides faster throughput, greater uptime and suberb accuracy and repeatability.

Features and Specifications of the The Agilent / HP N5172B EXG RF Vector Signal Generator include:

Features
Outstanding hardware performance helps maximize yield
Industry-leading ACPR, EVM, and output power provides confidence in testing components
Fast Switching speed provides maximize throughput
Two rack-unit height can help shrink your test stand
Easily upgradeable
Sophisticated applications allow for testing a broad range of signals
Specifications
Signal Characteristics:
9 kHz to 3 or 6 GHz
+21 dBm specified power to 3 GHz with electronic attenua
< 900-µs simultaneous switching of frequency, power, and waveform type
≤ -73 dBc ACP W-CDMA 64 DPCH and <0.4% EVM 80 MHz 802.11ac
Modulation and Sweep:
AM, FM, ØM, and narrow pulse
10 MHz multifunction generator and LF out
Digital step and list sweep modes
l/Q modulation: ASK, FSK, MSK, PSK, QAM, custom I/Q
Baseband Generation and Signal Creation:
120 MHz internal baseband generator (±0.2 dB flatness): arbitrary waveform and real-time I/Q
512 Msample playback memory and 30 GB internal or 8 GB external, removable memory
Arbitrary and real-time signals: LTE, HSPA+, WLAN, GNSS, DVB, and more
Multi-channel baseband generation with N5102A digital I/O, MIMO, and RF fading with PXB basebamd generator and channel emulator
Automation and Communication Interface:
1000BaseT LAN, LXI, USB 2.0, and GPIB
SCPI, IVI-COM, MATLAB drivers
Backward compatible with all ESG, MXG, PSG, and 8648x signal generators
Agilent USB power sensor compatible with embedded display and SCPI control
Frequency Specifications:
Frequency:
Frequency Range:
Option 503: 9 kHz to 3 GHz
Option 506: 9 kHz to 6 GHz
Resolution: 0.01 Hz
Phase Offset: Adjustable in nominal 0.1 ° increments
Frequency Switching Speed:
CW Mode:
SCPI Mode: ≤ 5 ms, typical
List / Step Sweep Mode: ≤ 5 ms, typical
Digital Modulation On:
SCPI Mode: ≤ 5 ms, typical
List / Step Sweep Mode: ≤ 5 ms, typical
Frequency Reference:
Accuracy:
Internal Time Base Reference Oscillator Aging Rate:
≤ ± 5 ppm/10 yrs
< ± 1 ppm/yr, nominal
Adustment Resolution: < 1 x 10^-10, nominal Temperature Effects: ± 1 ppm (0 to 55 °C), nominal Line Voltage Effects: ± 0.1 ppm, nominal; 5% to –10%, nominal Reference Output: Frequency: 10 MHz Amplitude: ≥ +4 dBm, nominal into 50 Ω load External Reference Input: Input Frequency, standard: 10 MHz Input Frequency, Opt 1ER: 1 to 50 MHz (in multiples of 0.1 Hz) Lock Range: ± 1 ppm Amplitude: > -3.0 to 20 dBm, nominal
Impedance: 50 Ω, nominal
Waveform: Sine or square
Sweep Modes (Frequency and Amplitude):
Operating Modes:
Step Sweep:
equally spaced frequency and amplitude
or logarithmically spaced frequency steps
List sweep: arbitrary list of frequency and amplitude steps
Sweep Range: Within instrument frequency range
Dwell Time: 100 μs to 100 s
Number of Points:
Step Sweep: 2 to 65535
List Sweep: 1 to 3201
Step Change: Linear or logarithmic
Triggering: Free run, trigger key, external, timer, bus (GPIB, LAN, USB)
Amplitude Specifications:
Output Parameters:
Settable Range: +30 to –144 dBm
Resolution: 0.01 dB, nominal
Step Attenuator: 0 to 130 dB in 5 dB steps electronic type
Connector: Type N 50 Ω, nominal
Maximum Output Power:
Frequency:
9 kHz to 10 MHz:
Standard: +13 dBm
Option 1EA: +17 dBm
> 10 MHz to 3 GHz:
Standard: +18 dBm
Option 1EA: +21 dBm
> 3 to 6 GHZ:
Standard: +16 dBm
Option 1EA: +18 dBm
Maximum Reverse Power, Nominal:
< 1 GHz: 50 W > 1 to < 2 GHz: 25 W > 2 to < 6 GHZ: 20 W
Maximum DC Voltage: 50 VDC
Trip Level: 2 W
Amplitude Switching Speed:
CW Mode:
SCPI Mode: ≤ 5 ms, typical
Power Search SCPI Mode: < 12 ms, measured
List / Step Sweep Mode: ≤ 5 ms, typical
Digital Modulation On:
SCPI Mode: ≤ 5 ms, typical
Power Search SCPI Mode: < 12 ms, measured
List / Step Sweep Mode: ≤ 5 ms, typical
Alternate Power Level Control:
Switching Time (via waveform markers): 20 μs within ± 1 dB, measured
Functional Power Range: –15 dBm to –144 dBm, measured
Harmonics (CW Mode):
Range:
9 kHz to 3 GHz:
Standard < +4 dBm: < -35 dBc
Option 1EA < +12 dBm: < -30 dBc > 3 to 4 GHz:
Standard < +4 dBm: < -35 dBc, typical
Option 1EA < +12 dBm: < -35 dBc, typical > 4 to 6 GHz:
Standard < +4 dBm: < -53 dBc, typical
Option 1EA < +12 dBm: < -40 dBc, typical Nonharmonics (CW Mode): Range (> 10 KHz offset)(Standard (dBc)):
9 kHz to < 5 MHz: -65, nominal
5 to < 250 MHz: -75
250 to < 750 MHz: -75
750 MHz to < 1.5 GHz: -72
1.5 to < 3.0 GHz: -66 3 to 6 GHz: -60 Subharmonics (CW Mode): 9 kHz to 1.5 GHz: None > 1.5 to 3 GHz: -82 dBc
> 3 to 6 GHz: -74 dBc

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