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E4438C ESG Vector Signal Generator Upgrades

Most of the E4438C ESG 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 an Agilent Service Center to have the upgrade installed. Make sure to obtain a quote for the installation before sending the instrument and upgrade kit to an Agilent 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 Agilent Service Center.

Hardware upgrades may require that a minimum firmware is already installed. Up-to-date firmware can be downloaded for free from the ESG 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
003 Enables ESG digital outputs with N5102A E4438CK-003 
Pricing
Yes License key installation License key > C.03.40 None 601 or 602 001, 002 Customer - 0.5 Hrs
004 Enables ESG digital inputs with N5102A E4438CK-004 
Pricing
Yes License key installation License key > C.03.62 None 601 or 602 001, 002 Customer - 0.5 Hrs
005 6 GB internal hard drive E4438CK-005
Pricing
No Available Hardware, License key > C.02.20 None 001, 002, 601 or 602 None Customer - 1.0 Hrs
1E5 High stability time base E4438CK-1E5
Pricing
No Available Hardware, License key > C.03.44 Verification test1 None 506, UNJ or serial prefix > 4426 Customer - 0.5 Hrs
221-229 Waveform license 5-pack E4438CK-221
Pricing
Yes License key installation License key > C.04.95 None 001, 002, 601 or 602 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
250-259 Waveform License 50-Pack E4438CK-250
Pricing
Yes License key installation License key > C.05.23 None 001, 002, 601 or 602 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
400 3GPP W-CDMA FDD personality E4438CK-400 
Pricing
Yes License key installation License key > C.02.51 None 001, 002, 601 or 602 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
401 cdma2000@ and IS-95-A personality E4438CK-401
Pricing
Yes License key installation License key > C.02.40 None 001, 002, 601 or 602 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
402 TDMA personality (GSM, EDGE, GPRS, EGPRS, NADC, PDC, PHS, DECT, TETRA) E4438CK-402
Pricing
Yes License key installation License key > C.02.20 None 001, 002, 601 or 602 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
403 Calibrated noise (AWGN) personality E4438CK-403
Pricing
Yes License key installation License key > C.02.40 None 001, 002, 601 or 602 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
407 Signal studio for S-DMB E4438CK-407
Pricing
Yes License key installation License key > C.03.62 None 001, 002, 601 or 602 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
409 Global positioning system personality E4438CK-409 
Pricing
Yes License key installation License key > C.04.98 None 001, 002, 005, 601 or 602 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
419 Signal studio for 3GPP W-CDMA HSPA E4438CK-419
Pricing
Yes License key installation License key > C.04.60 None 001, 002, 601 or 602 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
422 Scenario generator for GPS personality E4438CK-422
Pricing
Yes License key installation License key > C.05.74 None 001, 002, 005, 409, 601 or 602 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
501-506 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
601 Internal baseband generator, 8 MSa memory with digital bus capability E4438CK-601 
Pricing
No Available Hardware, License key > C.04.54 Verification test1 None 602 Customer - 0.5 Hrs
602 Internal baseband generator, 64 MSa memory with digital bus capability E4438CK-602 
Pricing
No Available Hardware, License key > C.04.54 Verification test1 None 601 Customer - 0.5 Hrs
SP1 Signal studio for jitter injection E4438CK-SP1
Pricing
Yes License key installation License key > C.04.10 None 001, 002, 601 or 602 None Customer - 0.5 Hrs
UN7 Internal bit error rate (BER) analyzer E4438CK-UN7
Pricing
No Available Hardware, License key > C.02.20 None None None Customer - 2.0 Hrs

 

E4438C Accessories
Option Description Order As eDelivery Installation Note Upgrade Contents Minimum Firmware Adjustments Required Additional Requirements Incompatible With Installed By - Estimated Time
1CM Rackmount flange kit E4438C-1CM No None Hardware None None None 1CN, 1CP Customer - 0.5 Hrs
1CN Front handle kit E4438C-1CN  No None Hardware None None None 1CM, 1CP Customer - 0.5 Hrs
1CP Rackmount flange and front handle kit E4438C-1CP  No NoNone Hardware None None None 1CM, 1CN Customer - 0.5 Hrs
CD1 CD-ROM - English documentation set E4438C-CD1  No None Documentation set None None None None Not applicable
ABA United States - English documentation set E4438C-ABA No None User's guide None None None None Not applicable
AB0 Taiwan - Chinese localization E4438C-AB0  No None User's guide None None None None Not applicable
AB1 Korean - Korean localization E4438C-AB1  No None User's guide None None None None Not applicable
AB2 China - Chinese localization E4438C-AB2  No None User's guide None None None None Not applicable
ABF French - French localization E4438C-ABF  No None User's guide None None None None Not applicable
ABJ Japanese - Japanese localization E4438C-ABJ No None User's guide None None None None Not applicable
0BW Service documentation, assembly level E4438C-0BW  No None Documentation set None None None None Not applicable
0BV Service documentation, component level E4438C-0BV  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 estimation.

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FAQ 2014-06-10