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How do I upgrade my N9040B UXA Signal Analyzer?

Most all of the N9040B options that are sold at the time of instrument purchase are also available as an upgrade option. The upgrade contents are listed 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. Preamplifier or 510 MHz Analysis Bandwidth)
  • External Hardware Upgrades (Ex. Rackmount Kit or Minimum Loss Pad)
  • Instrument Software (Ex. Instrument Software Download File or Measurement Applications)

Internal Hardware Upgrades:

Before a hardware upgrade is purchased from Keysight the following steps should be taken:

  1. Go to the "Installed By" column and read the installed by defininition.
  2. View the installation note if available by selecting the "Install Note" links in the table below for the desired upgrade option.
  3. Determine from the Installed By definition and the installation note the complexity of the installation and whether you will perform the upgrade yourself or have a Keysight Service Center do it for you.
  4. Review the Utilities, Adjustments & Performance Verification Tests section of the installation note to see what the required adjustments and performance tests are once the upgrade is installed.
  5. 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 a 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 (UXA details coming March, 2015)

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

N9040B Internal Hardware Option Upgrades
Option Description Order As eDelivery Upgrade Contents Minimum Firmware Adjustments Required1 Additional Requirements Incompatible With Installed By Installation Time
ALV Auxiliary Log Video Out

N9040BU-ALV
 

Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No None None Advanced User3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verification=0.5 Hrs

B25 Increase Analysis Bandwidth from 10 MHz to 25 MHz N9040BU-B25 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None None Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.0 Hrs

B40 Increase Analysis Bandwidth from 10/25 MHz to 40 MHz N9040BU-B40 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None None Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.0 Hrs

B2X Increase Analysis Bandwidth from 10/25/40 MHz to 255 MHz N9040BU-B2X No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None None Service Center Recommended Install=2.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=5.5 Hrs
B5X Increase Analysis Bandwidth from 10/25/40 MHz to 510 MHz for Microwave Instruments N9040BU-B5X No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes Option 508, or 513 or 526 Option 544 or 550 Service Center Only Install=2.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=7.0 Hrs
Increase Analysis Bandwidth from 10/25/40 MHz to 510 MHz for Millimeter Instruments N9040BU-BUG No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note (coming soon)
  3. Entitlement Certificate
A.17.55 Yes Option 544 or 550  Option 508 or 513 or 526 Service Center Only Install=3.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=7.0 Hrs
Increase Analysis Bandwidth from 255 MHz to 510 MHz for Microwave Instruments N9040BU-BUF No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
     
None Yes Option 508 or 513 or 526 and B2X Option 544 or 550 Service Center Only Install=2.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=7.0 Hrs
Increase Analysis Bandwidth from 255 MHz to 510 MHz for Millimeter Instruments N9040BU-BUM No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
A.17.55 Yes Option 544 or 550 and B2X Option 508 or 513 or 526 Service Center Only Install=3 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=7.0 Hrs
Add Arbitrary I.F. Output
CRP N9040BU-CRP Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No None None Advanced User3 Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.5 Hrs
DP4 Digital Processor, 4 GB Capture Memory for instruments with option B2X N9040BU-DP4 No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
A.18.05 Yes
  1. Instruments with a serial prefix < MY/SG/US5608
  2. Option B2X
  1. Instruments without option B2X
  2. Instruments with option B5X
Service Center Recommended

Install = 5.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify = 0.0 Hrs.

Digital Processor, 4 GB Capture Memory for instruments with option B5X N9040BU-DP5 No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate 
A.18.05  Yes 
  1. Instruments with a serial prefix < MY/SG/US5608
  2. Option B5X or H1G
Instruments without option B5X  Service Center Recommended Install = 5.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify = 0.0 Hrs.
 
DUA Duplex IF RTSA N9040BU-DUA Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
A.19.28 No Option B5X and RT1 or RT2 Option H1G User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verification=0.0 Hrs
EA3 Add Electronic Attenuator to 3.6 GHz N9040BU-EA3 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None None Advanced User3 Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.5 Hrs  
EMC Add Precompliance EMI Features N9040BU-EMC Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs 
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs 
ESC External Source Control N9040BU-ESC No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
A.17.04 No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
FBP Full Bypass Path N9040BU-FBP No
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
A.20.22 Yes Option 550, Option H1G Instruments that do not have Option 550 or H1G Service Center Recommended Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=6 Hrs
 
FP2 Add Fast Power N9040BU-FP2 Yes
  1. Install Note (coming soon)
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No B40 or wider analysis BW B25 or Std. 10 MHz Analysis BW User Install=0.5 Hrs Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
FS2 Enhanced Fast Sweep Speed N9040BU-FS2 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
A.18.24 No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
FT1 Frequency Mask Trigger, basic detection N9040BU-FT1 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
A.17.04 No B2X or B5X None User Install=0.5 Hrs Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
FT2 Frequency Mask Trigger, optimum detection N9040BU-FT2 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
A.17.04 No B2X or B5X None User Install=0.5 Hrs Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
H1G Increase Analysis Bandwidth to 1 GHz for instruments that currently do not have option B2X N9040BU-H1G No
  1. Hardware
  2. Entitlement Certificate
A.21.04 Yes

Serial prefix >/=US/MY5616

Option 550
 

Option B5X
Option B2X
 
Service Center Only Install=4.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=15 Hrs
 
                     
P08 Add Preamplifier, 8.4 GHz N9040BU-P08 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes 508 or 513 or 526 None Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=3.5 Hrs

P13 Add Preamplifier, 13.6 GHz N9040BU-P13 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes 513 or 526 None Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=4.0 Hrs

P26 Add Preamplifier, 26.5 GHz N9040BU-P26 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes 526 None Service Center Recommended3

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=4.5 Hrs

P44 Preamplifier, 44 GHz (Use with Option 544 only) N9040BU-P44 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes 544 Options 508, 513, 526, 550 Service Center Recommended3 Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=4.5 Hrs
 
P50 Preamplifier, 50 GHz (Use with Option 550 only) N9040BU-P50 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes 550 Options 508, 513, 526, 544 Service Center Recommended3 Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=4.5 Hrs
 
RBE Resolution Bandwidth Extended N9040BU-RBE Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
A.19.28 No Option B2X, B5X or H1G None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
RT1

Add Real-time Spectrum Analyzer up to Maximum Analysis Bandwidth

-Basic Detection

N9040BU-RT1

Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No B2X or B5X None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
RT2

Add Real-time Spectrum Analyzer up to Maximum Analysis Bandwidth

-Optimum Detection

N9040BU-RT2 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No B2X or B5X None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
RTS Real Time I/Q Data Streaming N9040BU-RTS No

1. Hardware

2. Install Note

3. Entitlement Certificate

A.19.05 No B2X and RT1 or RT2 None

Service Center Recommended3

Install=1.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
 
SF1 Add Security Features, Exclude Launch Programs N9040BU-SF1 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
SF2 Add Security Features, Prohibit Saving Results N9040BU-SF2 No
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
SSD2 Additional Removable Solid State Drive N9040BU-SSD No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
None No None None Advanced User Install=1.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
TDS Time Domain Scan N9040BU-TDS Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
A.19.05 No N6141C, EMI Measurement Application Windows XP User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
W10 Windows 10 Solid State Drive ⇒MUST READ N9040BU-SS1 No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3.  Software
     
None No PC6 None Advanced User Install=1.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
 
YAV Add Y-axis Video Output N9040BU-YAV Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 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 the instrument. See the upgrade installation note for more details.

N9040B 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
DVR USB DVD-ROM/CD-R/RW Drive N9040BU-DVR No None Hardware None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
KB2 Compact Keyboard N9040BU-KB2 or 5188-4463 No None Hardware None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
MLP Minimum Loss Pad, 50 to 75 Ohms N9040BU-MLP or 0955-1020 No None Hardware None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
MSE USB Mouse

N9040BU-MSE or 0960-2670

No None Hardware None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
1CM Rackmount Kit w/o Handles - Gray N9040BU-1CM No None Hardware None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
2CM Rackmount Kit w/o Handles - Dark Colors N9040BU-2CM No None Hardware None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
1CP Rackmount Kit w/Handles - Gray N9040BU-1CP No None Hardware None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
2CP Rackmount Kit w/Handles - Dark Colors N9040BU-2CP No None Hardware None None None None Not applicable Not applicable

Instrument Software

Instrument Software Update:

The software update package for the UXA Signal Analyzer 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:

To see the complete list of software measurement applications available for the N9040B Signal Analyzer see:

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 2019-04-30