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N5182B MXG X-Series RF Vector Signal Generator Upgrades

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Most of the N5182B MXG 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 N5182BU-003
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.30 None 656 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
004 Digital input connectivity with N5102A N5182BU-004
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License Key ≥ B.01.30 None 656 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
006

Instrument security and removable memory card

N5182BU-006
Pricing
No Installation note Hardware, License key ≥ B.01.01 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
009 Internal solid state memory N5182BU-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

N5182BU-012
Pricing
No Installation note Hardware, License key ≥ B.01.01 None None None Customer - 2.0 Hrs
022 Upgrade baseband generator memory from 32 MSa to 512 MSa N5182BU-022
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None 656 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
023 Upgrade baseband generator memory from 32 MSa to 1 GSa N5182BU-022
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None 656 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
043 Upgrade baseband generator memory from 512 MSa to 1 GSa N5182BU-043
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
099

Expanded license key upgradability

N5182BU-099
Pricing

No Installation note Hardware, License key ≥ B.01.01 None None None Customer - 1.5 Hrs
1EA High output power N5182BU-1EA
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None 099 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
1EL Differential I/Q outputs N5182BU-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
1EQ Low specified power (less than -110 dBm) N5182BU-1EQ
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None 099 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
1ER Flexible reference input (1-50 MHz) N5182BU-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 N5182BU-22x
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key  ≥ B.01.01 None 656 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
250-259 Waveform license 50-pack N5182BU-25x 
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key  ≥ B.01.01 None 656 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
303 Multifunction generator N5182BU-303
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
320 Pulse train generator N5182BU-320
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None UNW None Customer - 0.5 Hrs 
403 Calibrated AWGN N5182BU-403
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key  ≥ B.01.01 None 656 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
430 Multitone and two-tone N5182BU-430
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key  ≥ B.01.01 None 656 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
431 Custom digital modulation N5182BU-431
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key  ≥ B.01.01 None 656 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
432 Phase noise impairment N5182BU-432
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key  ≥ B.01.01 None 656 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs

503

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
506
656 ARB baseband generator (80 MHz RF bandwidth, 32 MSa) N5182BU-656
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key  ≥ B.01.01 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
657 Upgrade baseband generator to 160 MHz RF bandwidth N5182BU-657
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None 656 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
660

Upgrade baseband generator with real-time capability

N5182BU-660
Pricing
No Installation Note Hardware, License key ≥ B.01.01 None 656 None Customer - 2.0 Hrs
UNM Standard front panel outputs Only available at time of instrument purchase Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
UNT AM, FM, phase modulation N5182BU-UNT
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
UNV Enhanced dynamic range N5182BU-UNV
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None 099, 656 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
UNW Narrow pulse modulation N5182BU-UNW
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
UNZ Fast switching N5182BU-UNZ
Pricing
Yes License key installation Software, License key ≥ B.01.01 None 099 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs

 

N5182B 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 N5182B-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 N5182B-AB2 No None User's guide None None  None None Not applicable
ABA Printed copy of the English documentation set N5182B-ABA No None User's guide None None  None None Not applicable
CD1 CD-ROM containing the English documentation set N5182B-CD1 No None Documentation set None None  None  None Not applicable
UK6 Commercial calibration certificate with test data N5182U-UK6 No None Certificate with test data 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