Keysight N5173B EXG Microwave Analog Signal Generator, 9 kHz - 40 GHz

Keysight N5173B EXG Microwave Analog Signal Generator, 9 kHz - 40 GHz

The N5173B provides the essential signals that address parametric testing of broadband filters, amplifiers, receivers, and more. Perform basic LO upconversion or CW blocking with low-cost coverage to 13, 20, 31.8, or 40 GHz.
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Keysight N5173B EXG Microwave Analog Signal Generator Description

The Keysight N5173B EXG microwave analog signal generator is the cost-effective choice when you need to balance budget and performance. The N5173B provides the essential signals that address parametric testing of broadband filters, amplifiers, receivers, and more. Perform basic LO upconversion or CW blocking with low-cost coverage to 13, 20, 31.8, or 40 GHz. Characterise broadband microwave components such as filters and amplifiers with the best combination of output power (+20 dBm at 20 GHz), low harmonics (≤ –55 dBc), and full step attenuation. Use as a high-stability system reference with standard high-performance OCXO at an aging rate of less than ± 5 parts per billion per day.

The Keysight N5173B EXG offers the best combination of specified output power, low harmonics, and full step attenuation, so you do not have to compromise performance. The Keysight N5173B can simulate complex combinations of analog signals, serving as a cost-effective alternative to vector microwave sources.  In addition, the function generators can be synchronised and run in parallel with the internal pulse generator (Option UNW) and list sweep. These capabilities provide you with the flexibility to test receivers with more complex modulation—such as frequency switching FM chirp—with low rate frequency and amplitude drift using a low-cost analog microwave source.

Keysight N5173B Features

  • Balance budget & performance to address parametric testing of microwave components & receivers
  • Perform LO up conversion for microwave back haul links or CW blocking for receiver testing
  • Maximise test throughput with 600-µs frequency switching
  • Characterise microwave filters & amplifiers with the best combination of output power, low harmonics & full step attenuation
  • Use as a high-stability system reference: the standard high-performance OCXO has an aging rate of 5x10-10 parts/day

N5173B Configurations

Product Name Options Configuration
Keysight N5173B 9 kHz - 20 GHz
1E1 - Step attenuator, 115 dB
1EA - High output power
320 - Pulse train generator
UNT - AM, FM Phase Modulation
UNW - Narrow pulse modulation
Config 1 Request Quote
Keysight N5173B 9 kHz - 20 GHz
1E1 - Step attenuator, 115 dB
1EA - High power output
UNT - AM, FM Phase Modulation
UNW - Narrow pulse modulation
Config 2 Request Quote
Keysight N5173B 9 kHz - 20 GHz
1E1 - Step attenuator, 115 dB
1EA - High power output
Config 3 Request Quote
Keysight N5173B 9 kHz - 40 GHz
1E1 - Step attenuator, 115 dB
1EA - High output power
Config 4 Request Quote

Keysight N5173B EXG Microwave Analog Signal Generator Description

The Keysight N5173B EXG microwave analog signal generator is the cost-effective choice when you need to balance budget and performance. The N5173B provides the essential signals that address parametric testing of broadband filters, amplifiers, receivers, and more. Perform basic LO upconversion or CW blocking with low-cost coverage to 13, 20, 31.8, or 40 GHz. Characterise broadband microwave components such as filters and amplifiers with the best combination of output power (+20 dBm at 20 GHz), low harmonics (≤ –55 dBc), and full step attenuation. Use as a high-stability system reference with standard high-performance OCXO at an aging rate of less than ± 5 parts per billion per day.

The Keysight N5173B EXG offers the best combination of specified output power, low harmonics, and full step attenuation, so you do not have to compromise performance. The Keysight N5173B can simulate complex combinations of analog signals, serving as a cost-effective alternative to vector microwave sources.  In addition, the function generators can be synchronised and run in parallel with the internal pulse generator (Option UNW) and list sweep. These capabilities provide you with the flexibility to test receivers with more complex modulation—such as frequency switching FM chirp—with low rate frequency and amplitude drift using a low-cost analog microwave source.

Keysight N5173B Features

  • Balance budget & performance to address parametric testing of microwave components & receivers
  • Perform LO up conversion for microwave back haul links or CW blocking for receiver testing
  • Maximise test throughput with 600-µs frequency switching
  • Characterise microwave filters & amplifiers with the best combination of output power, low harmonics & full step attenuation
  • Use as a high-stability system reference: the standard high-performance OCXO has an aging rate of 5x10-10 parts/day

N5173B Configurations

Product Name Options Configuration
Keysight N5173B 9 kHz - 20 GHz
1E1 - Step attenuator, 115 dB
1EA - High output power
320 - Pulse train generator
UNT - AM, FM Phase Modulation
UNW - Narrow pulse modulation
Config 1 Request Quote
Keysight N5173B 9 kHz - 20 GHz
1E1 - Step attenuator, 115 dB
1EA - High power output
UNT - AM, FM Phase Modulation
UNW - Narrow pulse modulation
Config 2 Request Quote
Keysight N5173B 9 kHz - 20 GHz
1E1 - Step attenuator, 115 dB
1EA - High power output
Config 3 Request Quote
Keysight N5173B 9 kHz - 40 GHz
1E1 - Step attenuator, 115 dB
1EA - High output power
Config 4 Request Quote
Performance Level ◆◆◆◇◇◇
Output Power @1 GHz +23
Phase Noise @1 GHz (20 kHz offset) -122 dBc/Hz
Frequency Switching ≤ 600 µs
Harmonics @1 GHz <-40 dBc
IQ Modulation BW Internal/External n/a
Non-Harmonics @1 GHz -72 dBc
Sweep Mode
  • List
  • Step
Baseband Generator Mode n/a
Software-General Purpose
  • AM, FM, PM
  • Multifunction Generator
  • Pulse
  • Pulse Train Generator
Software-Cellular/Wireless Connectivity n/a
Software-Audio/Video Broadcasting n/a
Software-Detection/Positioning/Tracking/Navigation n/a
Waveform Playback Memory n/a
Frequency Modulation-Maximum Deviation @1 GHz 10 MHz
Frequency Modulation-Rate @100 kHz Deviation DC to 7 MHz
Phase Modulation-Maximum Deviation 1.25 to 160 rad
Phase Modulation-Maximum Deviation in High-BW Mode 0.125 to 16 rad
Amplitude Modulation-Maximum Depth 100%
Amplitude Modulation-Rate

0 to 100 kHz

Applications Available  Yes
Analog  Yes