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N9000A CXA Signal Analyzer Upgrades

Most all of the CXA options that are sold at the time of instrument purchase are also available as an upgrade option. The upgrades in most cases are either Hardware Options or Measurement Applications. The upgrade contents are described in the tables below as Hardware, Software, License Key, or some combination of the three. Hardware retrofit kits will contain the assemblies to be installed as well as the installation instructions. In many cases a license key will be required to activate the hardware option or measurement application. Upgrade options are categorized as:

  • Internal Hardware Upgrades (Ex. Internal Preamplifier or Precision Frequency Reference)
  • External Hardware Upgrades (Ex. Rackmount Kits or Hard Transit Case)
  • Instrument Software (Ex. Instrument Software & Measurement Applications)

Internal Hardware Upgrades:

Before a hardware upgrade is purchased the following steps should be taken:

  1. View the installation instructions by selecting the "Available" links in the tables below for the desired upgrade option.
  2. Determine from the installation instructions the complexity of the installation and whether you will perform the upgrade yourself or have a Keysight Service Center do it for you.
  3. Review the Utilities, Adjustments & Performance Verification Tests section of the installation instructions to see what the required adjustments and performance tests are once the upgrade is installed.
  4. Review the following lists of test equipment requirements for each required adjustment and performance test to further determine whether you have the ability to perform the upgrade yourself or have a Keysight Service Center do it for you.

If an upgrade option is going to be installed by a Keysight Service Center, additional labor charges will apply. Your Keysight field engineer can provide an all inclusive quote for this.

All instrument adjustments are automated and require the use of the Keysight Performance Verification & Adjustment Software.

Many hardware upgrades will require the redemption and installation of a license key file to activate the option. Once a redemption certificate is received the license key file can be redeemed at the Keysight Software License Redemption Website

N9000A Internal Hardware Options
Option Description Order As eDelivery Installation Note Upgrade Content Minimum Firmware Adjustments Required1 Additional Requirements Incompatible With Installed By Installation Time
503
507
513
526
Frequency Range Options Only available at time of instrument purchase Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
B25

25 MHz Analysis Bandwidth
Bandwidth Upgrade Wizard

N9000AK-B25
Pricing

Yes Available License Key A.07.00 No None None Service Center Recommended4

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.5 Hrs

EDP Enhanced Display Package N9000AK-EDP
Pricing
Yes Available License Key A.07.00 No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
EMC Basic Precompliance EMI Feature N9000AK-EMC
Pricing
Yes Available License Key None No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
ESC External Source Control Feature N9000A-ESC No Available License Key A.07.00 No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
FSA Fine Resolution Step Attenuator N9000AK-FSA
Pricing
Yes Available License Key None Yes None None Service Center Recommended4

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=3.0 Hrs

P03 Preamplifier, 3 GHz N9000AK-P03
Pricing
Yes Available License Key None Yes None P07, P13, P26 Service Center Recommended4

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.5 Hrs

P07 Preamplifier, 7.5 GHz N9000AK-P07
Pricing
Yes Available License Key None Yes None 503, P13, P26 Service Center Recommended4

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.5 Hrs

P13 Preamplifier, 13.6 GHz N9000AK-P13
Pricing
Yes Available License Key None Yes None 503, 507, P26 Service Center Recommended4

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.5 Hrs

P26 Preamplifier, 26.5 GHz N9000AK-P26
Pricing
Yes Available License Key None Yes None 503, 507, 513 Service Center Recommended4

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.5 Hrs

PC3 Single Core High Performance Processor with Removable Solid State Drive N9000AK-PC3
Pricing
No Available Hardware None No2 None3 None Advanced User Customer 1.50 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=1.0 Hr
PFR Precision Frequency Reference N9000AK-PFR
Pricing
Yes Available License Key A.07.00 Yes Serial Prefix ≥ MY5108 Serial Prefix < MY5108 Service Center Recommended4

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=1.0 Hr

R2C Revision to Current, Core Instrument Software Enhancements N9000AK-R2C
Pricing
Yes Available License Key A.08.54 No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
SF2 Security Features, Prohibit Saving Results N9000AK-SF2
Pricing
Yes Available License Key A.14.05 No Windows 7 Operating System None Service Center Recommended Install=1.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
SSD Windows Embedded Standard 7 Solid State Drive ⇒ MUST READ N9000AK-SSD & N9094AK-W7X
Pricing
No Available Hardware,
Software, License Key
A.14.05 No2 PC5 PC1, PC3 Service Center Recommended Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.5 Hrs
Windows XP for Embedded Systems Solid State Drive ⇒ MUST READ N9000AK-SSD & N9094AK-WXP
Pricing
No Available Hardware,
Software, License Key
None No2 PC3, PC5 PC1 Service Center Recommended Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.5 Hrs
T03 Tracking Generator, 3 GHz N9000AK-T03
Pricing
No Coming soon Hardware,
License Key
A.07.00 Yes None None Service Center Recommended

Install=1.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.0 Hrs

T06 Tracking Generator, 6 GHz N9000AK-T06
Pricing
No Coming soon Hardware,
License Key
A.07.00 Yes None None Service Center Recommended

Install=1.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.0 Hrs

W7X Windows Embedded Standard 7 Solid State Drive & PC5 Single-Core High-Performance Processor ⇒ MUST READ N9094AK-PC5 & N9094AK-W7X
Pricing
No Available Hardware, Software, License Key A.14.05 No2 None None Advanced User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.5 Hrs
Windows Embedded Standard 7 Solid State Drive ⇒ MUST READ

N9094AK-SSD & N9094AK-W7X
Pricing

No Available Hardware, Software, License Key A.14.05 No2 PC5 PC1, PC3 Advanced User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.5 Hrs

 

N9000A External Hardware Options
Option Description Order As eDelivery Installation Note Upgrade Content Minimum Firmware Adjustments Required1 Additional Requirements Incompatible With Installed By Installation Time
1CM Rackmount Kit (Rack Flanges Only) N9000AK-1CM
or 5063-9215
Pricing
No Available Hardware None No None PRC, 1CN, 1CP User Install=0.5 Hrs
1CN Front Handle Kit (Handles Only) N9000AK-1CN
or 5063-9228
Pricing
No Available Hardware None No None PRC, 1CM, 1CP User Install=0.5 Hrs
1CP Rack Mount Kit with Handles N9000AK-1CP
or 5063-9222
Pricing
No Available Hardware None No None PRC, 1CM, 1CN User Install=0.5 Hrs
1CR Rack Slide Kit (Rack Slides Only) N9000AK-1CR
or E4406-60115
Pricing
No Available Hardware None No None PRC User Install=1.0 Hr
BAG Accessory Pouch N9000AK-BAG
Pricing
No None Hardware None No None None Not applicable Not applicable
DVR USB DVD-ROM/CD-R/RW Drive N9000AK-DVR
or 0950-4851
Pricing
No None Hardware None No None None Not applicable Not applicable
HTC Hard Transit Case N9000AK-HTC
or E4410-80120
Pricing
No Available Hardware None No None None Not applicable Not applicable
KYB USB Keyboard N9000AK-KYB
or 0960-2615
Pricing
No None Hardware None No None None Not applicable Not applicable
KB2 Compact Keyboard N9000AK-KB2
or 5188-4463
Pricing
No None Hardware None No None None Not applicable Not applicable
MLP Minimum Loss Pad, 50-to-75 Ohms N9000AK-MLP
or 0955-1020
Pricing
No None Hardware None No None None Not applicable Not applicable
MSE USB Mouse N9000AK-MSE
or 0960-2670
Pricing
No None Hardware None No None None Not applicable Not applicable
PRC Portable Configuration N9000AK-PRC
or N9020-60010
Pricing
No Available Hardware None No None 1CM, 1CN, 1CP, 1CR User Install=1.0 Hr

1 While the completion of the recommended adjustments and performance tests for a given option upgrade does verify the functionality of the option, it does not guarantee that the entire instrument meets all published specifications. A full instrument calibration is the only way to guarantee that all instrument specifications are being met.
2 The instrument calibration data file MUST be transferred in order for the analyzer to meet specifications. If the cal file is not transferred all adjustments and performance tests must be performed. Refer to the Installation Note for details.
3 The N9000A with serial numbers MY/SG/US49370546 or higher are with PC3 hardware as standard configuration. It’s allowed to use N9000AK-PC3 to upgrade the instruments MY/SG/US49370546 or lower.
4 Upgrade can be performed by the User without any performance verification required if the instrument being upgraded is still within it's original factory calibration cycle and no major repairs or adjustments have been performed on it. See the upgrade installation note for more details.

Instrument Software:

Instrument Software Update:

The software update package for the X-Series Signal Analyzers contains the spectrum analyzer measurement application, all the advanced measurement application software, and all other updates required by the individual measurement assemblies inside the instrument.

Keysight recommends updating the instrument software version whenever an internal hardware upgrade or measurement application is installed into the analyzer.

The latest revision of the instrument software installer can be found at:

Measurement Applications:

To see the complete list of software measurement applications available for the N9000A Signal Analyzer, see:

Measurement Applications require the redemption and installation of a license key file (.lic). Measurement application upgrades are meant to be performed by the customer, and no adjustments or performance verification tests are required.

In order to redeem a license key, the end user must have a valid redemption certificate and then go to the Keysight Software License Redemption Website.

Available Accessories:

Documents & Downloads

How do I upgrade my Spectrum / Signal Analyzer? 
Information to perform a spectrum analyzer upgrade or signal analyzer upgrade.

FAQ 2014-04-16