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N9020B MXA Signal Analyzer Upgrades

Most all of the N9020B options that are sold at the time of instrument purchase are also available as an upgrade option. Upgrade options can vary from a simple license key installation to more complex upgrades that involve installling multiple pieces of hardware. For each upgrade option it is advised that each row in the table is read and understood. Before purchasing an upgrade option that contains hardware items, the following steps should be taken:

 

  1. View the installation note by selecting the Install Note link in the Upgrade Contents cell.
  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 perform the installation.
  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 perform the installation.
     

If an upgrade option is going to be installed by an Keysight Service Center, additional labor charges may 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 an entitlement certificate is received the license key file can be redeemed at the Keysight Software License Redemption Website

N9020B Internal Hardware Option Upgrades
Option Description Order As eDelivery Upgrade Contents Minimum Firmware Adjustments Required1 Additional Requirements Incompatible With Installed By  Installation Time
508, 513, 526, 532, 544,550
 
Frequency Range Upgrades
 
Refer to table No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate


Note: Does not include internal preamplifier upgrade unless frequency range is being upgrade from 32 GHz to 44 or 50 GHz or from 44 GHz to 50 GHz
 

None for upgrades to 508, 513, or 526
A.19.28 for upgrades to 532, 544, or 550
 
Included in upgrade price
 
Not applicable Upgrades to 532, 544, or 550 incompatible with Opt BBA
 
Keysight Service Center
 
Included in upgrade price
 

B402

Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade to 40 MHz and Microwave Preselector Bypass, Option MPB

N9020BU-B40 No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None  None Service Center Recommended5

Install=3.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=9.0 Hrs

 B85

Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade, HW and License, 25 MHz to 85 MHz
 
N9020BU-B85 No
  1. Hardware 
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
None  Yes None B40, B85, B1A, B1X, B1Y, BBA
 
Service Center Recommended Install=4.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=9.0 Hrs 
Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade, HW and License, 40 MHz to 85 MHz N9020BU-BU1 No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes B40 B85, B1A, B1X, B1Y, BBA
 
Service Center Recommended Install=1.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=5.0 Hrs

B1A

Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade, HW and License, 25 MHz to 125 MHz N9020BU-B1A No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None B1A, B1X, B1Y, BBA
 
Service Center Recommended5 Install=4.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=9.0 Hrs
Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade, HW and License, 40 MHz to 125 MHz N9020BU-BU2 No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes B40 B1A, B1X, B1Y, BBA Service Center Recommended5 Install=1.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=5.0 Hrs
Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade, HW and License, 85 MHz to 125 MHz N9020BU-BU6 No

 

  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes B85 B1A, B1X, B1Y, BBA Service Center Recommended5 Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.5 Hrs

B1X

Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade, HW and License, 25 MHz to
160 MHz
N9020BU-B1X No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None B40, B85, B1A, B1X, B1Y, BBA
 
Service Center Recommended5 Install=4.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=9.0 Hrs
Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade, HW and License, 40 MHz to 160 MHz N9020BU-BU3 No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes B40 B85, B1A, B1X, B1Y, BBA
 
Service Center Recommended5 Install=1.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=5.0 Hrs
Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade, License Key Only, 85 MHz to 160 MHz N9020BU-BU7 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes  B85 B1A, B1X, B1Y, BBA
 
Service Center Recommended5 Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.5 Hrs 
Analysis Bandwidth Upgrade, License Key Only, 125 MHz to 160 MHz N9020BU-BUA Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes  B1A B1A, B1X, B1Y, BBA
 
Service Center Recommended5 Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.5 Hrs 
BBA3 Analog I/Q Baseband Inputs N9020BU-BBA No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None B85, B1A, B1X, B1Y, 532, 544, 550
 
Service Center Recommended

Install=2.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=1.80 Hrs

 

 

CR3

Connector Rear, 2nd IF Output
MUST READ
N9020BU-CR3 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No

Any one of CRP, B40, MPB, or DP2
MUST READ

None Advanced User5

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.5 Hrs

Connector Rear, 2nd I.F. and Arbitrary I.F. Outputs
MUST READ
N9020BU-HL3 No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None
 

B40, DP2, MPB

(Otherwise see CR3 and CRP)

Service Center Recommended Install=2.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=8.0 Hrs
 
CRP Connector Rear, Arbitrary IF Output
 
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Connector Rear, 2nd I.F. and Arbitrary I.F. Output
MUST READ
N9020BU-HL3 No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None B40, DP2, MPB

(Otheerwise see CR3 and CRP)
Service Center Recommended Install=2.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=8.0 Hrs
 
DP2 Digital Processor with 2 GB Capture Memory

Only available with original instrument purchase

Note:  See option B40 for upgrades (all option B40 upgrades include DP2)

Not applicable Not applicable None Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
DP4 Digital Processor for B85, B1A, B1X, 4 GB Capture Memory N9020BU-DP4 No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
A.17.55 Yes
  1. B85 or B1A or B1X
  2. Serial prefixes
  1. Instruments without option B85 or B1A or B1X
  2. Serial prefixes ≥MY/SG/US5608
Service Center Recommended Install=1.0 Hrs.
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs.
EA3 Electronic Attenuator, 3.6 GHz N9020BU-EA3 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None None Service Center Recommended5

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=2.5 Hrs

EDP Enhanced Display Package N9020BU-EDP Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No None None User

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs

EMC Basic EMC Functionality N9020BU-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 Feature N9020BU-ESC

No

  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
  3. Hardware
None No None None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs

 EXM

External Mixing
 
N9020BU-EXM No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None

None

Service Center Recommended Install=2.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=8.0 Hrs
 
FP2 Fast Power, up to 40 MHz Bandwidth N9020BU-FP2 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No B40 or B1X or B1A or B85 B25 User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
FS1 Fast Sweep Capability

Included with all new instruments and upgrades that include B40 or MPB or DP2

Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No B40 or DP2 or MPB None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
FS2 Enhanced Fast Sweep Capability N9020BU-FS2 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
A.18.24 No DP2 None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
FT1 Frequency Mask Trigger Upgrade, basic detection N9020BU-FT1 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
 None None 
  1. B85, B1A or B1X
  2. MPB required for measurements >3.6 GHz 
None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs 
FT2 Frequency Mask Trigger Upgrade, optimum detection N9020BU-FT2 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None  None 
  1. B85, B1A or B1X
  2. MPB required for measurements >3.6 GHz
None  User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
MPB Microwave Preselector Bypass (Requires B40 and/or DP2) N9020BU-MPB No
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
     
None Yes DP2 and/or B40 must be currently installed 503 Service Center Recommended5

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=4.0 Hrs

NF2 Noise Floor Extension, Instrument Alignment

N9020BU-NF2

Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No  None  None  User Install=0.5 Hrs Adjust & Verify=1.0 Hrs 
P03 Preamplifier - 100 kHz to 3.6 GHz N9020BU-P03 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None P08, P13, P26 Service Center Recommended5

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=3.5 Hrs

P08 Preamplifier - 100 kHz to 8.4 GHz N9020BU-P08 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None P13, P26, 503 Service Center Recommended5

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=3.5 Hrs

P13 Preamplifier - 100 kHz to 13.6 GHz N9020BU-P13 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None P26, 503, 508 Service Center Recommended5

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=3.5 Hrs

P26 Preamplifier - 100 kHz to 26.5 GHz N9020BU-P26 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None Yes None 503, 508, 513 Service Center Recommended5

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=3.5 Hrs


PFR
Precision Frequency Reference N9020BU-PFR Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
     
None Yes None None Service Center Recommended5

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.5 Hrs

RBE Resolution Bandwidth Extended N9020BU-RBE Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
A.19.25 No Option B85, B1A, or B1X None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
 
RT1

Real Time Spectrum Analyzer up to 160 MHz Bandwidth

-Basic Detection

N9020BU-RT1 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No
  1. B85, B1A, or B1X
  2. MPB required for measurements > 3.6 GHz
RT2 User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
RT2

Real Time Spectrum Analyzer up to 160 MHz Bandwidth

-Optimum Detection

N9020BU-RT2 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No
  1. B85, B1A, or B1X
  2. MPB required for measurements > 3.6 GHz
None User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
SF1 Security Feature, Exclude Launching Programs N9020BU-SF1 Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No None None User Install=1.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
 
SF2 Security Feature, Prohibit Saving Results N9020BU-SF2 No
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
     
None No None None User Install=1.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
 

SSD

Windows Embedded Standard 7 Solid State Drive ⇒ MUST READ N9020BU-SSD No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Software
None No4 None None Advanced User

Install=1.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs

TDS Time Domain Scan N9020BU-TDS Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
A.19.05 No
  1. Option B40 or DP2
  2. N6141C, EMI Measurement Application
Windows XP User Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
 
W10 Windows 10 Solid State Drive ⇒MUST READ N9020BU-SS1 No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
  3. Software
None No2 PC6 PC2 and PC4 Advanced User Install=1.0 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.0 Hrs
 
YAS Y-Axis Output N9020BU-YAS Yes
  1. Install Note
  2. Entitlement Certificate
None No None None Advanced User5

Install=0.5 Hrs
Adjust & Verify=0.5 Hrs

1 While the completion of the recommended adjustments and performance 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 If MIMO or Single Acquisition Combined Measurements (-XFP options) are being performed, contact your local Keysight representative before upgrading
3 Information regarding baseband bandwidth options and RF bandwidth can be found here

4 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 performance tests must be performed. Refer to the Installation Note for details
5 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.

External Hardware Upgrades:

N9020B External Hardware Option Upgrades
Option Description Order As eDelivery Upgrade Contents Minimum Firmware Adjustments Required1 Additional Requirements Incompatible With Installed By  Installation Time
1CM113A Rackmount Kit (Rack Flanges Only) 1CM113A No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
None None None PRC, 1CN103A, 1CP105A User

Install=2.0 Hrs

1CN103A Front Handle Kit (Handles Only) 1CN103A No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
None None None PRC, 1CM113A, 1CP105A User Install=0.5 Hrs
1CP105A Rackmount Kit w/ Handles 1CP105A No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
None None None PRC, 1CM113A, 1CN103A User Install=0.5 Hrs
1CR013A Rack Slide Kit (Rack Slides Only) 1CR013A or E4406-60115 No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
None None None PRC User Install=1.0 Hrs
1DVR001A USB DVD-ROM/CD-R/RW Drive 1DVR001A or 0950-5369 No
  1. Hardware
None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
1KBD001A USB Keyboard - smaller keyboard 1KBD001A or 0960-2929 No
  1. Hardware
None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
MLP001A Minimum Loss Pad, 50 to 75 Ohms MLP001A or 0955-1020 No
  1. Hardware
None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
1MSE001A USB Mouse 1MSE001A or 0960-3250 No
  1. Hardware
None None None None Not applicable Not applicable
PRC Portable Configuration N9020BU-PRC No
  1. Hardware
  2. Install Note
None None None 1CM113A, 1CN103A, 1CP105A, 1CR013A User Install=1.0 Hrs

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:

To see the complete list of software measurement applications available for the N9020A 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 customer, and no adjustments or performance verification tests are required.

In order to redeem a license key, the end user 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