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N5172B EXG X-Series RF Vector Signal Generator Upgrades

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Most of the N5172B EXG X-Series RF vector signal generator options are available for post-sale retrofit.

Hardware upgrade kits contain installation instructions and the desired assembly. Adjustments or performance verifications may be required to ensure the instrument meets the published specifications.

  • Some performance verification tests can be performed using the N7800A Calibration & Adjustment Software. All adjustments must be performed using the N7800A Calibration & Adjustment Software.
  • More involved upgrades require the instrument be shipped to a Keysight Service Center to have the upgrade installed. Make sure to obtain a quote for the installation before sending the instrument and upgrade kit to a Keysight Service Center to get installed. A full calibration is the only way to guarantee specifications are being met.

The table below provides an Installation Note for each upgrade. The installation note includes a list of the performance verification tests and adjustments required as well as the test equipment and test software necessary to complete the upgrade. In most cases the instrument will need to be sent to a Keysight Service Center.

Hardware upgrades may require that a minimum firmware is already installed. Up-to-date firmware can be downloaded at no charge from the Firmware Upgrade Center.

Some hardware upgrades may also require the redemption and installation of a license key before they will be activated. Once a redemption certificate is received, the license key(s) can be redeemed at the Software License Redemption Website.

Option Description Order As eDelivery Installation Note Upgrade Contents Minimum Firmware Adjustments Required Additional Requirements Incompatible With Installed By -Installation Time
003 Digital output connectivity with N5102A N5172BU-003
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.30 None 653 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
004 Digital input connectivity with N5102A N5172BU-004
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, license key ≥ B.01.30 None 653 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
006

Instrument security and removable memory card

N5172BU-006
Pricing
No Installation note Hardware, License key ≥ B.01.01 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
009 Internal solid state memory N5172BU-009
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key  ≥ B.01.01 None  None   None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
012

LO in/out for phase coherency

N5172BU-012
Pricing
No Installation note Hardware, License key ≥ B.01.01 None None None Customer - 2.0 Hrs
021 Upgrade baseband generator memory from 32 MSa to 256 MSa N5172BU-021
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None   None   None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
022 Upgrade baseband generator memory from 32 Msa to 512 Msa N5172BU-022
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None 653  None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
042 Upgrade baseband generator memory from 256 MSa to 500 GSa N5172BU-042
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None   021, 653 None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
099

Expanded license key upgradability

N5172BU-099
Pricing
No Installation note Hardware, License key ≥ B.01.01 None None None Customer - 1.5 Hrs
1EA High output power N5172BU-1EA
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None   099   None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
1EL Differential I/Q outputs N5172BU-1EL
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
1EM Move all connectors to rear panel Only available at time of instrument purchase Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable  Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
1ER Flexible reference input (1-50 MHz) N5172BU-1ER
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
221-229 Waveform license 5-pack N5172BU-22x
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None 653  None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
250-259 Waveform license 50-pack N5172BU-25x
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key   ≥ B.01.01 None   653  None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs
303 Multifunction generator N5172BU-303
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None   None   None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
320 Pulse train generator N5172BU-320
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None   UNW None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
403 Calibrated AWGN N5172BU-403
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key   ≥ B.01.01 None   653 None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
430 Multitone and two-tone N5172BU-430
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key   ≥ B.01.01 None   653   None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
431 Custom digital modulation N5172BU-431
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key   ≥ B.01.01 None   653  None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
432 Phase noise impairment N5172BU-432
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key   ≥ B.01.01 None   653 None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 

503
506

Frequency range options Only available at time of purchase Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
653 ARB Baseband Generator (60 MHz RF bandwidth, 32 MSa) N5172BU-653
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key   ≥ B.01.01 None   None   None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
655 Upgrade baseband generator from 60 to 120 MHz RF bandwidth N5172BU-655
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key   ≥ B.01.01 None   653   None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
660

Upgrade baseband generator with real-time capability

N5172BU-660
Pricing
No Installation Note Hardware, License key ≥ B.01.01 None   653  None   Customer - 2.0 Hrs
UN7 Internal Bit Error Rate Analyzer N5172BU-UN7
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.50  None None  None  Customer - 0.5 Hrs  
UNM Standard front panel outputs Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
UNT AM, FM, phase modulation N5172BU-UNT
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None   None   None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
UNV Enhanced dynamic range N5172BU-UNV
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None   099, 653   None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs
UNW Narrow pulse modulation N5172BU-UNW
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None   None   None   Customer - 0.5 Hrs
UNZ Fast switching N5172BU-UNZ
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None  099 None  Customer - 0.5 Hrs

 

N5172B Accessories
Option Description Order As eDelivery Installation Note Upgrade Contents Minimum Firmware Adjustments Required Additional Requirements Incompatible With Installed By -Installation Time
0BW Service documentation, assembly and component N5172B-0BW No None  Service guide None  None  None  None  Not applicable
1CM Rack mount flange kit 1CM010A No None Hardware None None None 1CN006A, 1CP004A, 1CR012A Customer - 0.5 Hrs
1CN Front handle kit 1CN006A No None Hardware None None None 1CM010A, 1CP004A Customer - 0.5 Hrs
1CP

Rack mount flange kit with front handles

1CP004A No None Hardware None None None 1CM010A, 1CN006A, 1CR012A Customer - 0.5 Hrs
1CR Rack slide kit 1CR012A No None  Hardware None  None  None  1CM010A, 1CP004A  Customer - 0.5 Hrs
AB2 China - Chinese localization N5172B-AB2 No None  User's guide None None  None  None  Not applicable
ABA Printed copy of the English documentation set N5172B-ABD No None  User's guide None  None  None  None  Not applicable 
CD1 CD-ROM containing the English documentation set N5172B-CD1 No None  Documentation set None None  None  None  Not applicable

Documents & Downloads

Signal Generator Firmware Update Center 
Download signal generator firmware, release notes, upgrade guide and FAQs.

FAQ 2014-06-10