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N5172B EXG Vector Signal Generator Upgrades

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Most of the N5172B EXG 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.

  • Most 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. 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.

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 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
004 Digital input connectivity with N5102A 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
006 Instrument security and removable memory card N5172BU-006 No Available Hardware,
License key
None None None None Advanced User 0.5 Hrs
009 Internal solid state memory N5172BU-009 Yes License key installation License key  None None  None   None   User 0.5 Hrs 
012

LO in/out for phase coherency

N5172BU-012 No Available Hardware,
License key
None None Option 653 None Advanced User 2.0 Hrs
021 Upgrade baseband generator memory from 32 MSa to 256 MSa N5172BU-021 Yes License key installation License key None  None   Option 653  None   User 0.5 Hrs 
022 Upgrade baseband generator memory from 32 Msa to 512 Msa N5172BU-022 Yes License key installation License key None  None Option 653  None   User 0.5 Hrs 
042 Upgrade baseband generator memory from 256 MSa to 512 MSa N5172BU-042 Yes License key installation License key None None   Option 021 and 653 None   User 0.5 Hrs 
099

Expanded license key upgradability

N5172BU-099 No Available Hardware,
License key
None None None None Advanced User 1.5 Hrs
1EA High output power N5172BU-1EA Yes License key installation License key None None   Option 099   None   User 0.5 Hrs 
1EL Differential I/Q outputs N5172BU-1EL Yes License key installation License key None None Option 653 None User 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 Not applicable
1ER Flexible reference input (1-50 MHz) N5172BU-1ER Yes License key installation License key None None None None User 0.5 Hrs 
221-229 Waveform license 5-pack N5172BU-22x Yes License key installation License key None  None Option 653  None   User 0.5 Hrs 
250-259 Waveform license 50-pack N5172BU-25x Yes License key installation License key   None None   Option 653  None   User 0.5 Hrs
302 Avionics (VOR/ILS) N5180302B Yes License key installation1 License key B.01.75 None Serial prefix ≥MY/SG/US56201 None User1 0.5 Hrs
303 Multifunction generator N5172BU-303 Yes License key installation License key None None   None   None   User 0.5 Hrs 
320 Pulse train generator N5180320B Yes License key installation License key B.01.75 None   Option UNW None   User 0.5 Hrs 
403 Calibrated AWGN N5180403B Yes License key installation License key   B.01.75 None   Option 653 None   User 0.5 Hrs 
430 Multitone and two-tone N5180430B Yes License key installation License key   B.01.75 None   Option 653   None   User 0.5 Hrs 
431 Custom digital modulation N5180431B Yes License key installation License key   B.01.75 None   Option 653  None   User 0.5 Hrs 
432 Phase noise impairment N5180432B Yes License key installation License key   B.01.75 None   Option 653 None   User 0.5 Hrs 
503, 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 Not applicable
653 ARB Baseband Generator (60 MHz RF bandwidth, 32 MSa) N5172BU-653 Yes License key installation License key   None None   None   None   User 0.5 Hrs 
655 Upgrade baseband generator from 60 to 120 MHz RF bandwidth N5172BU-655 Yes License key installation License key   None None   Option 653   None   User 0.5 Hrs 
657 Upgrade baseband generator from 120 to 160 MHz RF bandwidth N5172BU-657 Yes License key installation License key None None Option 653 and 655 None User 0.5 Hrs
660 Upgrade baseband generator with real-time capability N5172BU-660 No Available Hardware,
License key
None None   Option 653  None   Advanced User 2.0 Hrs
FRQ Frequency Extender Connectivity N5172BU-FRQ Yes License key installation License Key B.01.85 None Option 506 Opiton 503 User 0.5 Hrs
SD0 No internal user non-volatile memory N5172BU-SD0 Yes Available License Key B.01.80 None None Option 009 and 660 Advanced User 2.0 Hrs
UN7 Internal Bit Error Rate Analyzer N5180UN7B Yes License key installation License key B.01.75 None None  None  User 0.5 Hrs  
UNM Standard front panel outputs Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
UNT AM, FM, phase modulation N5172BU-UNT Yes License key installation License key None None   None   None   User 0.5 Hrs 
UNV Enhanced dynamic range N5172BU-UNV Yes License key installation License key None None   Option 099 and 653   None   User 0.5 Hrs
UNW Narrow pulse modulation N5172BU-UNW Yes License key installation License key None None   None   None   User 0.5 Hrs
UNZ Fast switching N5172BU-UNZ Yes License key installation License key None None  Option 099 None  User 0.5 Hrs
Option Decription Order As eDelivery Installation Note Upgrade
Contents
Minimum
Firmware
Adjustment
Required
Additional
Requirements
Incompatible
With
Installed By Installation time

 1 - Instruments with a serial number prefix less than MY/SG/US5620 must be sent to a Keysight service center for license installation and option 302 performance verification.

N5172B Accessories
Option Description Order As eDelivery Installation Note Upgrade Contents Minimum Firmware Adjustments Required Additional Requirements Incompatible With Installed By Installation Time
1CM Rack mount flange kit 1CM010A No Available Hardware None None None 1CN006A, 1CP004A, 1CR012A User 0.5 Hrs
1CN Front handle kit 1CN006A No Available Hardware None None None 1CM010A, 1CP004A User 0.5 Hrs
1CP Rackmount flange kit with front handles 1CP004A No Available Hardware None None None 1CM010A, 1CN006A, 1CR012A User 0.5 Hrs
1CR Rack slide kit 1CR012A No Available Hardware None  None  None  1CM010A, 1CP004A  User 0.5 Hrs

Documents & Downloads

Signal Generator (Signal Source) Upgrade Center 
Information to perform a signal generator upgrade or signal source upgrade.

FAQ 2018-06-19

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

FAQ 2019-10-21