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N5183A MXG Microwave Analog Signal Generator Upgrades

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Most of the N5183A MXG Microwave Analog 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 and Keysight Service Center.

Hardware upgrades may require that a minimum firmware is already installed. Up-to-date firmware can be downloaded for free from the MXG 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 - Estimated Time
006 Instrument security N5183AK-006 Yes License key installation Software, License key > A.01.31 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
1CM Rack mount kit  1CM010A No None Hardware None None None 1CN, 1CP, 1CR Not applicable
1CN Front handle kit  1CN006A No None Hardware None None None 1CM, 1CP Not applicable
1CP Rack mount and front handle kit  1CP004A No None Hardware None None None 1CM, 1CN, 1CR Not applicable
1CR Rack slide kit N5183A-1CR No None Hardware None None None 1CM, 1CP Not applicable
1E1 Step Attenuator N5183AK-1E1 Yes License key installation

Software, License key

> A.01.31 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
1EA High output power N5183AK-1EA Yes License key installation Software, License key > A.01.31 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
1ER Flexible reference input (1 -50 MHz) N5183AK-1ER Yes License key installation Software, License key > A.01.31 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
320 Pulse Train Generator N5183AK-320 Yes License key installation Software, License key > A.01.65 None UNU, UNW, HNS None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
520 Frequency range options  Only available at time of instrument purchase None None None  None  None None  None  Not applicable
532
540
ALB LXI compliant functionality N5183AK-ALB Yes License key installation Software, License key > A.01.51 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
AXT Hard transit case N5183A-AXT No None Hardware None None None None Not applicable
R2C Revision to current, core instrument FW enhancements N5183AK-R2C Yes License key installation Software, License key > A.01.80 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
UNT AM, FM, phase modulation N5183AK-UNT Yes License key installation Software, License key > A.01.31 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
UNU Pulse modulation N5183AK-UNU Yes License key installation Software, License key > A.01.31 None None UNW Customer - 0.5 Hrs
UNW Narrow pulse modulation N5183AK-UNW Yes License key installation Software, License key > A.01.31 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
UNZ Fast switching  N5183AK-UNZ Yes License key installation Software, License key > A.01.31 None None None Customer - 0.5 Hrs

 

N5183A Accessories
Option Description Order As eDelivery Installation Note Upgrade Contents Minimum Firmware Adjustments Required Additional Requirements Incompatible With Installed By - Estimated Time
AB1 Printed copy of MXG family user's guide - Korean localization N5183A-AB12 No None User's guide None None None None Not applicable
AB2 Printed copy of MXG family user's guide - Chinese localization N5183A-AB22 No None User's guide  None  None None None Not applicable
ABA Printed copy of MXG family English documentation set N5183A-ABA No None Documentation set None None None None Not applicable
ABJ Printed copy of MXG family user's guide - Japanese localization N5183A-ABJ2 No  None User's guide None None None None Not applicable
AKT Printed copy of MXG family user's guide - Russian localization N5183A-AKT2 No None User's guide None None None None Not applicable
CD1 CD-ROM containing the MXG family English documentation set N5183A-CD1 No None Documentation set None None None None Not applicable

1. Post repair verification test may require one or more of the following equipment: power meter, power sensor, spectrum analyzer, and frequency counter. Verification test time included in repair time estimatation.

2. Refer to the MXG family English documentation (N5183A-ABA) for the most current information.

Documents & Downloads

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

FAQ 2015-08-27