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N9030A PXA Signal Analyzer Upgrades


Most all of the N9030A 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. Microware Preselector Bypass or 140 MHz Information Bandwidth)
  • 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 an Keysight Service Center do it for you.

If an upgrade option is going to be installed by an 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 (.lic) to activate the option. Once a redemption certificate is received the license key file can be redeemed at the Keysight Software License Redemption Website

N9030A Internal Hardware Option Upgrades
Option Description Order As eDelivery Installation Note Upgrade Contents Minimum Firmware Adjustments Required1 Additional Requirements Incompatible With Installed By Installation Time
W10 Windows 10 Solid State Drive & Dual Core High Performance Processor MUST READ N9094AK-PC6 & N9094AK-W10 (Under the N9030AK) No Available Hardware, Software, License Key A.20.15 No 2 None PC6 Advanced User Install=1.0 Hr
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
 
Windows 10 Solid State Drive MUST READ N9094AK-SSD & N9094AK-W7X (Under the N9030AK) No Available Hardware, Software A.20.15 No 2 PC6 PC2, PC4 Advanced User Install=1.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
 

508
513
526
544
550

Frequency Range Upgrades

Refer to table

 

 

No Not Available

Hardware, License Key

Note:
Does not include internal preamplifier upgrade unless frequency range is being upgraded from 43 or 44 GHz to 50 GHz

A.08.03 Included in upgrade price Not applicable Refer to table Service Center Only Included in upgrade price
ALV Log Video Out

N9030AK-ALV

Yes Available License Key None No None None Advanced User3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verification=0.5 Hrs

B1X

Important Analysis BW Upgrade Link:
Bandwidth Upgrade Wizard

Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade to 160 MHz N9030AK-B1X No Available Hardware,
License Key
A.10.04 Yes

Option MPB required for measurements > 3.6 GHz

Instrument S/W Version A.11.02

Service Center Recommended

Install=1.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=5.0 Hrs

Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade from 40 MHz to 160 MHz
 
N9030AK-BU2
 
No Available Hardware,
License Key 
A.10.04 Yes
  1. B40 must be currently installed
  2. Option MPB required for measurements > 3.6 GHz 
Instrument S/W Version A.11.02
 
Service Center Recommended Install=1.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=5.0 Hrs
 
Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade from 140 MHz to 160 MHz
 
N9030AK-BU3
 
Yes Available License Key  A.10.04 No Option B1X must be currently installed
MUST READ
None  User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs 
Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade, 85 MHz to 160 MHz  N9030AK-BU5 Yes Available License Key A.13.01 No Yes
MUST READ
B1X, B1Y
MUST READ
Service Center Recommended3 Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.5 Hrs 

B25

Important Analysis BW Upgrade Link:
Bandwidth Upgrade Wizard

25 MHz Analysis Bandwidth N9030AK-B25 Yes Available License Key None Yes None None Service Center Recommended3 Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.0 Hrs

B40

Important Analysis BW Upgrade Link:
Bandwidth Upgrade Wizard

40 MHz Analysis Bandwidth N9030AK-B40
 
Yes Available License Key None Yes Option MPB required for measurements > 3.6 GHz None Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.0 Hrs

Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade from 25 MHz to 40 MHz N9030AK-BU1
 
Yes Available License Key  None  Yes 
  1. B25 must be currently installed
  2. Option MPB required for measurements > 3.6 GHz 
None  Service Center Recommended3 Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.0 Hrs 

B85

Important Analysis BW Upgrade Link:
Bandwidth Upgrade Wizard

Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade, 10/25 MHz to 85 MHz N9030AK-B85
 
No Available Hardware,
License Key
A.13.01 Yes Yes ⇒MUST READ B85, B1X, B1Y ⇒MUST READ Service Center Recommended Install=1.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=5.0 Hrs
Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade, HW and License, 40 MHz to 85 MHz N9030AK-HLB 
 
No Available Hardware, License Key  A.13.01  Yes  Yes
MUST READ 
B85, B1X, B1Y
MUST READ 
Service Center Recommended Install=2.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=5.5 Hrs 
BBA Analog I/Q Baseband Inputs N9030AK-BBA No Available Hardware,
License Key
A.08.54 Yes None Options 543, 544 and 550 Service Center Recommended

Install=3.75 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=1.75 Hrs

C35 APC 3.5 mm Connector N9030AK-C35
 
No Available Hardware,
License Key
A.08.01 Yes Only available on option 526, 26.5 GHz frequency range Options 503, 508, 513, 543, 544, 550 Service Center Recommended

Install=1.0 Hr
Adjust & Verify=3.0 Hrs

CR3 Connector Rear, 2nd I.F. Output N9030AK-CR3
 
Yes Available License Key None No None None Advanced User3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.5 Hrs

CRP Connector Rear, Arbitrary I.F. Output N9030AK-CRP Yes Available License Key None No None None Advanced User3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.5 Hrs

EA3 Electronic Attenuator, 3.6 GHz N9030AK-EA3 Yes Available License Key None Yes None None Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.5 Hrs

EDP Enhanced Display Package N9030AK-EDP
 
Yes Available License Key A.07.00 No None None User

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs

EMC Basic EMC Functionality N9030AK-EMC Yes Available License Key None No None None User

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs

ESC External Source Control Feature N9030AK-ESC No Available License Key A.10.00 No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
EXM External Mixing N9030AK-EXM No Available Hardware,
License Key
A.10.00 Yes
  1. All instruments with options 543, 544 and 550
  2. Options 503, 508, 513, 526 with serial prefix
    ≥ MY/SG/US5138
Options 503, 508, 513, 526 with serial prefix
< MY/SG/US5138; see option HL6
Service Center Recommended

Install=1.0 Hr
Adjust & Verify=1.5 Hrs

External Mixing, Serial Prefix
< MY/SG/US5138 (See Additional Requirements column)
N9030AK-HL6
 
No  Available Hardware, License Key  A.10.00  Yes  Option HL6 is only meant for options 503, 508, 513 or 526 having a serial prefix < MY/SG/US5138 
  1. Options 543, 544 and 545
  2. Options 503, 508, 513 and 526 with serial prefixes≥ MY/SG/US5138; see option EXM
Service Center Recommended Install=2.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=12.0 Hrs 
FP2 Fast Power, up to 40 MHz Bandwidth N9030AK-FP2 Yes Available License Key A.14.04 No B40 or B1X or B85 B25 or Std. 10 MHz analysis BW User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs 
FS1 Fast Sweep Capability Improvements N9030AK-R2C Yes Available License Key A.13.09 None None None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
FS2 Enhanced Fast Sweep Speed N9030AK-FS2 Yes Available License Key A.18.24 None Windows 7 Windows XP User Install=0.5 Hrs Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
HDD No Longer Available, replaced by option SSD (see below) Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
LNP Low Noise Path (Refer to Additional Requirements) N9030AK-LNP No Available License Key None Yes MPB and/or B85, and/or B1X must be currently installed
Note: See option HL1 and HL2
Option 503 Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=4.0 Hrs

Low Noise Path and Microwave Preselector Bypass (PXA's <26.5 GHz) N9030AK-HL1 No Available Hardware,
License Key
None Yes
  1. Only order if LNP and MPB are not currently installed
  2. Options 508, 513, 526
Options LNP, MPB, 503, 543, 544, 550 Service Center Recommended Install=3.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=9.0 Hrs
 
Microwave Preselector Bypass and Low Noise Path (PXA's >26.5 GHz) N9030AK-HL2 No Available Hardware,
License Key
A.08.01 Yes
  1. Only order if option LNP and MPB are not currently installed.
  2. Options 543, 544, 550
Option LNP, MPB, 503, 508, 513, 526 Service Center Recommended Install=2.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=13.0 Hrs
 
MPB MPB Microwave Preselector Bypass (Refer to Additional Requirements) N9030AK-MPB No Available License Key None Yes LNP and/or B85 and/or B1X must be currently installed
Note: See option HL1 and HL2
Option 503 Service Center Recommended3 Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=4.0 Hrs
Low Noise Path and Microwave Preselector Bypass (PXA's <26.5 GHz) N9030AK-HL1  No Available Hardware,
License Key
None Yes
  1. Only order if LNP and MPB are not currently installed
  2. Options 508, 513, 526 
Options LNP, MPB, 503, 543, 544, 550 Service Center Recommended Install=3.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=9.0 Hrs
 
Microwave Preselector Bypass and Low Noise Path (PXA's >26.5 GHz) N9030AK-HL2
 
No Available Hardware,
License Key
A.08.01 Yes
  1. Only order if option LNP and MPB are not currently installed.
  2. Options 543, 544, 550
Option LNP, MPB, 503, 508, 513, 526 Service Center Recommended Install=2.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=13.0 Hrs
MTP Upgrade to multi-touch user interface; includes PC6 CPU
 
N9030AK-MTP
 
No Available Hardware,
License Key
N.A
 
No PC2 or PC4
 
PC6
 
Service Center only "Install=1.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify = 7.0 Hrs"
 
MTU Upgrade to multi-touch user interface when PC6 CPU is currently installed
 
N9030AK-MTU
 
No Available Hardware,
License Key
N.A
 
No PC6
 
PC2 or PC4
 
Service Center only "Install=1.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify = 7.0 Hrs"
 
NF2 Noise Floor Extension N9030AK-NF2
 
Yes Available License Key A.14.07 No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=1.0 Hrs
P03 Preamplifier, 3.6 GHz N9030AK-P03 Yes Available License Key A.10.52 for Options 543, 544 or 550 Yes None Options P08, P13, P26 Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=3.0 Hrs

P08 Preamplifier, 8.4 GHz N9030AK-P03 Yes Available License Key A.10.52 for Options 543, 544 or 550 Yes None Options P13, P26, 503 Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=3.5 Hrs

P13 Preamplifier, 13.6 GHz N9030AK-P13 Yes Available License Key A.10.52 for Options 543, 544 or 550 Yes None Options P26, 503, 508 Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=4.0 Hrs

P26 Preamplifier, 26.5 GHz N9030AK-P26 Yes Available License Key A.10.52 for Options 543, 544 or 550 Yes None Options 503, 508, 513 Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=4.5 Hrs

P43 Preamplifier, 43 GHz (Use with Option 543 only) N9030AK-P43 Yes Available License Key A.08.01 Yes Option 543 Options 503, 508, 513, 526, 544, 550  Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=4.0 Hrs

P44 Preamplifier, 44 GHz (Use with Option 544 only) N9030AK-P44 Yes Available License Key A.08.01 Yes Option 544 Options 503, 508, 513, 526, 543, 550 Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=4.0 Hrs

P50 Preamplifier, 50 GHz (Use with Option 550 only) N9030AK-P50 Yes Available License Key A.08.01 Yes Option 550 Options 503, 508, 513, 526, 543, 544 Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=4.0 Hrs

PC6 Quad-Core High Performance Processor & Windows Embedded Standard 7 Solid State Drive ⇒MUST READ N9094AK-PC6 & N9094AK-W7X (Under the N9030AK) No Available Hardware, Software, License Key A.16.04  No2 None  None Advanced User Install=1.0 Hr Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs 
RBE Resolution Bandwidth Extended N9030AK-RBE Yes Available License Key A.19.25 No Option B85 or B1X Windows XP User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs

RT1

Real-time Spectrum Analyzer up to 85 MHz Analysis Bandwidth

-Basic Detection
 

N9030AK-RT1

Yes Available License Key A.13.00 No
  1. Option B85, B1A, or B1X
  2. Option MPB required for measurements > 3.6 GHz
  3. Compatible processor and operating system ⇒MUST READ
None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
RT2

Real-time Spectrum Analyzer up to 160 MHz Analysis Bandwidth

-Optimum Detection

N9030AK-RT2 Yes Available License Key A.13.00 No
  1. Option B85, B1A, or B1X
  2. Option MPB required for measurements > 3.6 GHz
  3. Compatible processor and operating system ⇒MUST READ
None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
RTR Real-time spectrum recorder and analyzer application example (includes MATLAB software) N9030Ak-RTR Yes Refer to Entitlement Certificate Entitlement Certificate with instructions to download examples A.13.01 No RT1 or RT2 None

User

Note: Requires end user register their MATLAB License

Install=0.5 Hrs Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
R2C Revision to Current, Core Instrument Software Enhancements

N9030AK-R2C

Information on what R2C provides

Yes Available License Key A.08.54 No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
SF1 Security Feature, Exclude Launching Programs N9030AK-SF1 Yes Available License Key A.12.09 No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
SF2 Security Feature, Prohibit Saving Results N9030AK-SF2 No Available License Key A.14.04 No Windows® 7 Operating System None User Install=0.5 Hrs Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
SSD Windows Embedded Standard 7 Solid State Drive ⇒MUST READ N9094AK-SSD & N9094AK-W7X (Under the N9030AK) No Available

Hardware,
Software, License Key

A.13.06 No2 PC4 PC2 Advanced User

Install=1.0 Hr
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs

Windows XP For Embedded Systems Solid State Drive ⇒MUST READ Windows XP No Longer Available No Available Hardware None No2 PC2 or PC4 None Advanced User Install=1.0 Hr
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
 
TDS Time Domain Scan N9030AK-TDS Yes Available License Key A.14.54 No N6141A-2FP, EMI Measurement Application None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs.
W7X Windows Embedded Standard 7 Solid State Drive & Dual Core High Performance Processor ⇒MUST READ N9094AK-PC4 & N9094AK-W7X (Under the N9030AK)  No  Available Hardware, Software, License Key  A.13.06  No2 None  None  Advanced User Install=1.0 Hr
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
 
Windows Embedded Standard 7 Solid State Drive ⇒MUST READ N9094AK-SSD & N9094AK-W7X (Under the N9030AK)  No  Available Hardware, Software A.13.06  No2 PC4  PC2  Advanced User Install=1.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
 
YAV Screen Video, Log Video, Lin Video N9030AK-YAV Yes Available License Key None None None None Advanced User3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.5 Hrs

1 While the completion of the recommended adjustments and verification 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 verification tests must be performed. Refer to the Installation Note in the above table for details
3 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.

N9030A External Hardware Option Upgrades
Option Description Order As eDelivery Installation Note Upgrade Contents Minimum Firmware Adjustments Required1 Additional Requirements Incompatible With Installed By Installation Time
1CM Rackmount Kit (Rack Flanges only) N9030AK-1CM or 1CM013A
 
No Available Hardware None None None 1CN, 1CP User

Install=0.5 Hrs

1CN

Rackmount Front Handle Kit

N9030AK-1CN or 1CN003A No Available Hardware None None None 1CM, 1CP User

Install=0.5 Hrs

1CP Rackmount Kit with Handles N9030AK-1CP or 1CP005A No Available Hardware None None None 1CM, 1CN User

Install=0.5 Hrs

1CR Rack Slide Kit N9030AK-1CR No Available Hardware None None None None User Install=1.0 Hr
DVR USB DVD-ROM/CD-R/RW Drive N9030AK-DVR No None Hardware None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
KB2 Compact Keyboard N9030AK-KB2 or 5188-4463 No None Hardware None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
KYB USB Keyboard N9030AK-KYB or 0960-2615 No None Hardware None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
MLP Minimum Loss Pad, 50 to 75 Ohms N9030AK-MLP or 0955-1020 No None Hardware None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
MSE USB Mouse

N9030AK-MSE or 0960-2670

No None Hardware None None None None Not applicable Not applicable

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:

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

In order to redeem a license key, the end user customer 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 2014-12-18