Keysight N5181A MXG RF Analog Signal Generator, 100 kHz - 6 GHz

Keysight N5181A MXG RF Analog Signal Generator, 100 kHz - 6 GHz

The Keysight N5181A analog and vector MXG signal generator deliver unmatched performance in five key categories: phase noise and spectral purity, bandwidth, EVM, ACPR, and output power.
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Keysight N5181A MXG RF Analog Signal Generator Description

The Keysight N5181A analog and vector MXG signal generator deliver unmatched performance in five key categories: phase noise and spectral purity, bandwidth, EVM, ACPR, and output power.

Advanced real-time applications

Perform advanced receiver testing compatible with the latest standards using the MXG Signal Studio software: define signal parameters, transfer them to the instrument, and use closed-loop or interactive control during signal generation.

Lower cost-of-ownership

X-Series signal generators are designed for high reliability and simplified service. One key example is the self-maintenance strategy: if onsite repairs are ever needed, they can be completed in less than two hours with our refurbished-parts exchange program.

Keysight N5181A Features

  • Generate accurate and repeatable reference signals for R&D to the production line with high reliability and power
  • Increase throughput with fast switching options
  • Configure to meet your specific test needs with scalable performance

N5181A Configurations

Product Name Options Configuration
Keysight N5181A

006 - Instrument security
099 - Expanded license key upgradeability
1EA - High output power
1EQ - Low power (< -110 dBm)
1ER - Flexible reference input (1-50 MHz)
320 - Pulse train generator
506 - Frequency range from 100 kHz to 6 GHz
ALB - LXI Class B functionality
UO4 - R2C: Core fw enhancements, A.01.86
UNT - AM, FM, phase modulation
UNU - Pulse modulation
UNZ - Fast switching
N5181AK-503 - Upgrade to 3 GHz frequency range
N5181AK-UNW - Upgrade to narrow pulse modulation

Config 1 Request Quote
Keysight N5181A 006 - Instrument security
1ER - Flexible reference input (1-50 MHz)
320 - Pulse train generator
506 - Frequency range from 100 kHz to 6 GHz
ALB - LXI Class B functionality
UO4 - R2C: Core fw enhancements, A.01.86
UNT - AM, FM, phase modulation
UNU - Pulse modulation
N5181AK-099 - Ability to install performance upgrades
N5181AK-1EA - Upgrade to high power output
N5181AK-1EQ - Upgrade to low power (less than -110dBm)
N5181AK-503 - Upgrade to 3 GHz frequency range
N5181AK-UNW - Upgrade to narrow pulse modulation
N5181AK-UNZ - Upgrade to fast switching
Config 2 Request Quote
Keysight N5181A 006 - Instrument security
1EQ - Low power (< -110 dBm)
1ER - Flexible reference input (1-50 MHz)
320 - Pulse train generator
506 - Frequency range from 100 kHz to 6 GHz
ALB - LXI Class B functionality
UO4 - R2C: Core fw enhancements, A.01.86
UNT - AM, FM, phase modulation
UNU - Pulse modulation
N5181AK-099 - Ability to install performance upgrades
N5181AK-503 - Upgrade to 3 GHz frequency range
N5181AK- UNW - Upgrade to narrow pulse modulation
N5181AK-UNZ - Upgrade to fast switching
Config 3 Request Quote

Keysight N5181A MXG RF Analog Signal Generator Description

The Keysight N5181A analog and vector MXG signal generator deliver unmatched performance in five key categories: phase noise and spectral purity, bandwidth, EVM, ACPR, and output power.

Advanced real-time applications

Perform advanced receiver testing compatible with the latest standards using the MXG Signal Studio software: define signal parameters, transfer them to the instrument, and use closed-loop or interactive control during signal generation.

Lower cost-of-ownership

X-Series signal generators are designed for high reliability and simplified service. One key example is the self-maintenance strategy: if onsite repairs are ever needed, they can be completed in less than two hours with our refurbished-parts exchange program.

Keysight N5181A Features

  • Generate accurate and repeatable reference signals for R&D to the production line with high reliability and power
  • Increase throughput with fast switching options
  • Configure to meet your specific test needs with scalable performance

N5181A Configurations

Product Name Options Configuration
Keysight N5181A

006 - Instrument security
099 - Expanded license key upgradeability
1EA - High output power
1EQ - Low power (< -110 dBm)
1ER - Flexible reference input (1-50 MHz)
320 - Pulse train generator
506 - Frequency range from 100 kHz to 6 GHz
ALB - LXI Class B functionality
UO4 - R2C: Core fw enhancements, A.01.86
UNT - AM, FM, phase modulation
UNU - Pulse modulation
UNZ - Fast switching
N5181AK-503 - Upgrade to 3 GHz frequency range
N5181AK-UNW - Upgrade to narrow pulse modulation

Config 1 Request Quote
Keysight N5181A 006 - Instrument security
1ER - Flexible reference input (1-50 MHz)
320 - Pulse train generator
506 - Frequency range from 100 kHz to 6 GHz
ALB - LXI Class B functionality
UO4 - R2C: Core fw enhancements, A.01.86
UNT - AM, FM, phase modulation
UNU - Pulse modulation
N5181AK-099 - Ability to install performance upgrades
N5181AK-1EA - Upgrade to high power output
N5181AK-1EQ - Upgrade to low power (less than -110dBm)
N5181AK-503 - Upgrade to 3 GHz frequency range
N5181AK-UNW - Upgrade to narrow pulse modulation
N5181AK-UNZ - Upgrade to fast switching
Config 2 Request Quote
Keysight N5181A 006 - Instrument security
1EQ - Low power (< -110 dBm)
1ER - Flexible reference input (1-50 MHz)
320 - Pulse train generator
506 - Frequency range from 100 kHz to 6 GHz
ALB - LXI Class B functionality
UO4 - R2C: Core fw enhancements, A.01.86
UNT - AM, FM, phase modulation
UNU - Pulse modulation
N5181AK-099 - Ability to install performance upgrades
N5181AK-503 - Upgrade to 3 GHz frequency range
N5181AK- UNW - Upgrade to narrow pulse modulation
N5181AK-UNZ - Upgrade to fast switching
Config 3 Request Quote
Performance Level ◆◆◆◇◇◇
Output Power @1 GHz -127 dBm to +23 dBm
Phase Noise @1 GHz (20 kHz offset) -121 dBc/Hz
Frequency Switching < 700 µs
Harmonics @1 GHz <-35 dBc
IQ Modulation BW Internal/External n/a
Non-Harmonics @1 GHz ≤ 62 dBc
Sweep Mode
  • List
  • Step
Baseband Generator Mode n/a
Software-General Purpose
  • AM, FM, PM
  • 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 rad to 20 rad
Phase Modulation-Maximum Deviation in High-BW Mode 0.125 rad to 2 rad
Amplitude Modulation-Maximum Depth 100%
Amplitude Modulation-Rate 0 to 10 kHz
Applications Available  Yes