Agilent N5183A MXG Microwave Analog Signal Generator

The N5183A MXG, from Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A), is a compact microwave analog signal generator that provides frequency coverage to 20, 32 or 40 GHz. Featuring fast frequency switching speeds, high reliability and easy self-maintenance, this mid-performance signal generator provides manufacturing and R&D engineers working on broadband components and systems with the performance required to make a wide range of broadband measurements. It is ideal for EW, radar, military communications, and broadband wireless access applications.

Key Specifications

  • Signal Characteristics

    • 100 kHz to 20, 31.8 or 40 GHz
    • +18 dBm at 20 GHz output power
    • < 900 µs frequency switching speeds
    • < -98 dBc/Hz typical phase noise at 20 kHz offset
  • Modulation and Sweep
    • AM, FM, FM, and pulse modulation
    • < 10 ns pulse rise/fall time and 20 ns pulse widths
    • Digital and step sweep
  • Automation and Communcation Interface
    • 100BaseT LAN, USB 2.0 and GPIB
    • LXI class-C compliant
    • SCPI and IVI-COM drivers
    • Backward compatible with PSG, 8340, 8360 and 8370 Series signal generators

Agilent N5183A MXG Compact Microwave Analog Signal GeneratorThe Agilent N5183A MXG is an economy class, continuous wave (CW) signal generator specifically designed to maximize uptime and reduce cost of ownership. Its less than or equal to 900-microsecond switching speed enables a dramatic increase in throughput. A simple design delivers easy self-maintenance that reduces downtime to one working day, making it possible for users to maintain or repair the instrument in-house. Not only does this capability maximize uptime, it also drives a lower cost of ownership. Agilent’s N5183A MXG microwave analog signal generator is now available.

Another key feature of the Agilent N5183A MXG is its outstanding performance — delivering a combination of high output power and excellent level accuracy. With +18 dBm to 20 GHz output power, it is able to overcome losses and drive high-power devices. Additionally, it features a level accuracy, with optional step attenuator, of ±0.6 to 0.8 dB. Other options to the Agilent N5183A MXG include analog modulation and pulse modulation — all housed in a compact 2U (3 inch high) package that better uses rack space.

Agilent’s N5183A MXG offers a viable replacement to legacy HP/Agilent signal generators. It is programming compatible with the 8340, 8360 and 8370 Series signal generators as well as the ESG, PSG and 8662A/8663A solutions.


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