Keysight N5182B MXG RF Vector Signal Generator, 9 kHz - 6 GHz

Keysight N5182B MXG RF Vector Signal Generator, 9 kHz - 6 GHz

The Keysight N5182B analog and vector MXG and EXG signal generators deliver unmatched performance in five key categories: phase noise and spectral purity, bandwidth, EVM, ACPR, and output power.
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Keysight N5182B MXG RF Vector Signal Generator Description

The Keysight N5182B analog and vector MXG and EXG signal generators deliver unmatched performance in five key categories: phase noise and spectral purity, bandwidth, EVM, ACPR, and output power.

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

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 N5182B Key Features & Functions

  • Take your designs to their limit with outstanding hardware performance, including unmatched phase noise & spurious characteristics
  • Drive power amplifiers & characterise nonlinear behaviour with industry-leading ACPR & output power
  • Test wide band devices with factory-equalised 160 MHz RF bandwidth
  • Reduce the time spent on signal creation with Signal Studio software, including LTE, WLAN & GNSS
  • Lower your cost of ownership with 3-year cal cycles & comprehensive solutions for self-maintenance

N5182B Configurations

Product Name Options Configuration
Keysight N5182B

9 kHz - 3 GHz
006 - Instrument security and removable memory card
009 - Internal solid state memory
099 - Expanded license key upgradability
1EA - High output power
250 -  Waveform license 50-pack
303 - Multifunction generator
320 - Pulse train generator
430 - Multi-tone and 2-tone
431 - Custom digital modulation
432 - Phase noise impairment
503 - Frequency range, 9 kHz to 3 GHz
656 - ARB baseband generator (80 MHz RF bandwidth, 32 Msa)
657 - Upgrade baseband generator from 80 to 160 MHz RF bandwidth
UNT - AM, FM, Phase Modulation
UNW - Narrow pulse modulation
UNX - Low phase noise
UNZ - Fast switching
N5182BK-003 - Upgrade to digital output connectivity
N5182BK-004 - Upgrade to digital input connectivity
N5182BK-022 - Upgrade BBG memory from 32 Msa to 512 Msa
N5182BK-023 - Upgrade BBG memory from 32 Msa to 1 Gsa
N5182BK-043 - Upgrade BBG memory from 512 Msa to 1 Gsa
N5182BK-1EL - Upgrade to differential IQ outputs
N5182BK-1EQ - Upgrade low power (less than -110 dBm)
N5182BK-1ER - Upgrade to flexible reference input
N5182BK-302 - Upgrade to avionics
N5182BK-403 - Upgrade to calibrated AWGN
N5182BK-660 - Upgrade to real-time baseband generator
N5182BK-UNV - Upgrade to enhanced dynamic range

Config 1 Request Quote
Keysight N5182B

9 kHz - 6 GHz
022 - Upgrade baseband generator memory from 32 Msa to 512 Msa
432B - Phase noise impairment
1EA - High output power
1EL - Differential I/Q outputs
656 - ARB baseband generator (80 MHz RF bandwidth, 32 Msa)
657 - Upgrade baseband generator from 80 to 160 MHz RF bandwidth expansion
UNV - Enhanced dynamic range

Config 2 Request Quote
Keysight N5182B

9 kHz - 6 GHz
1EA - High output power
403B - Calibrated AWGN
022 - Upgrade baseband generator memory from 32 Msa to 512 Msa
656 - ARB baseband generator (80 MHz RF bandwidth, 32 Msa)
657 - Upgrade baseband generator from 80 to 160 MHz RF bandwidth
099 - Expanded license key upgradability
UNV - Enhanced dynamic range
UNY - Enhanced low phase noise performance

Config 3 Request Quote
Keysight N5182B 023 -  Upgrade baseband generator memory from 32 Msa to 1 Gsa
1EA - High output power
1EQ -  Low power, < -110 dBm
250 - Waveform license 50-pack
403B - Calibrated AWGN
431B - Custom digital modulation
432B - Phase noise impairment
506 -  Frequency range, 9 kHz to 6 GHz
656 - ARB baseband generator (80 MHz RF bandwidth, 32 Msa)
657 - Upgrade baseband generator from 80 to 160 MHz RF bandwidth
660 - Upgrade baseband generator with real-Time capability
UNT - AM, FM, Phase modulation
UNV - Enhanced dynamic range
UNW - Narrow pulse modulation
UNZ - Fast switching
N5182BK-003 - Upgrade to digital output connectivity
N5182BK-004 - Upgrade to digital input connectivity
N5182BK-006 - Upgrade to instrument security
N5182BK-009 - Upgrade to internal SSD flash drive
N5182BK-099 - Expanded licence key upgradability
N5182BK-1EL - Upgrade to differential IQ outputs
N5182BK-1ER - Upgrade to flexible reference input
N5182BK-302 - Upgrade to avionics
N5182BK-303 - Upgrade to LF multifunction generator
N5182BK-320 - Upgrade to pulse modulation train generator
N5182BK-430 - Upgrade to multitone and two-tone 
N7624BK-UO5 - Minor enhancement update
Config 4 Request Quote

Keysight N5182B MXG RF Vector Signal Generator Description

The Keysight N5182B analog and vector MXG and EXG signal generators deliver unmatched performance in five key categories: phase noise and spectral purity, bandwidth, EVM, ACPR, and output power.

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

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 N5182B Key Features & Functions

  • Take your designs to their limit with outstanding hardware performance, including unmatched phase noise & spurious characteristics
  • Drive power amplifiers & characterise nonlinear behaviour with industry-leading ACPR & output power
  • Test wide band devices with factory-equalised 160 MHz RF bandwidth
  • Reduce the time spent on signal creation with Signal Studio software, including LTE, WLAN & GNSS
  • Lower your cost of ownership with 3-year cal cycles & comprehensive solutions for self-maintenance

N5182B Configurations

Product Name Options Configuration
Keysight N5182B

9 kHz - 3 GHz
006 - Instrument security and removable memory card
009 - Internal solid state memory
099 - Expanded license key upgradability
1EA - High output power
250 -  Waveform license 50-pack
303 - Multifunction generator
320 - Pulse train generator
430 - Multi-tone and 2-tone
431 - Custom digital modulation
432 - Phase noise impairment
503 - Frequency range, 9 kHz to 3 GHz
656 - ARB baseband generator (80 MHz RF bandwidth, 32 Msa)
657 - Upgrade baseband generator from 80 to 160 MHz RF bandwidth
UNT - AM, FM, Phase Modulation
UNW - Narrow pulse modulation
UNX - Low phase noise
UNZ - Fast switching
N5182BK-003 - Upgrade to digital output connectivity
N5182BK-004 - Upgrade to digital input connectivity
N5182BK-022 - Upgrade BBG memory from 32 Msa to 512 Msa
N5182BK-023 - Upgrade BBG memory from 32 Msa to 1 Gsa
N5182BK-043 - Upgrade BBG memory from 512 Msa to 1 Gsa
N5182BK-1EL - Upgrade to differential IQ outputs
N5182BK-1EQ - Upgrade low power (less than -110 dBm)
N5182BK-1ER - Upgrade to flexible reference input
N5182BK-302 - Upgrade to avionics
N5182BK-403 - Upgrade to calibrated AWGN
N5182BK-660 - Upgrade to real-time baseband generator
N5182BK-UNV - Upgrade to enhanced dynamic range

Config 1 Request Quote
Keysight N5182B

9 kHz - 6 GHz
022 - Upgrade baseband generator memory from 32 Msa to 512 Msa
432B - Phase noise impairment
1EA - High output power
1EL - Differential I/Q outputs
656 - ARB baseband generator (80 MHz RF bandwidth, 32 Msa)
657 - Upgrade baseband generator from 80 to 160 MHz RF bandwidth expansion
UNV - Enhanced dynamic range

Config 2 Request Quote
Keysight N5182B

9 kHz - 6 GHz
1EA - High output power
403B - Calibrated AWGN
022 - Upgrade baseband generator memory from 32 Msa to 512 Msa
656 - ARB baseband generator (80 MHz RF bandwidth, 32 Msa)
657 - Upgrade baseband generator from 80 to 160 MHz RF bandwidth
099 - Expanded license key upgradability
UNV - Enhanced dynamic range
UNY - Enhanced low phase noise performance

Config 3 Request Quote
Keysight N5182B 023 -  Upgrade baseband generator memory from 32 Msa to 1 Gsa
1EA - High output power
1EQ -  Low power, < -110 dBm
250 - Waveform license 50-pack
403B - Calibrated AWGN
431B - Custom digital modulation
432B - Phase noise impairment
506 -  Frequency range, 9 kHz to 6 GHz
656 - ARB baseband generator (80 MHz RF bandwidth, 32 Msa)
657 - Upgrade baseband generator from 80 to 160 MHz RF bandwidth
660 - Upgrade baseband generator with real-Time capability
UNT - AM, FM, Phase modulation
UNV - Enhanced dynamic range
UNW - Narrow pulse modulation
UNZ - Fast switching
N5182BK-003 - Upgrade to digital output connectivity
N5182BK-004 - Upgrade to digital input connectivity
N5182BK-006 - Upgrade to instrument security
N5182BK-009 - Upgrade to internal SSD flash drive
N5182BK-099 - Expanded licence key upgradability
N5182BK-1EL - Upgrade to differential IQ outputs
N5182BK-1ER - Upgrade to flexible reference input
N5182BK-302 - Upgrade to avionics
N5182BK-303 - Upgrade to LF multifunction generator
N5182BK-320 - Upgrade to pulse modulation train generator
N5182BK-430 - Upgrade to multitone and two-tone 
N7624BK-UO5 - Minor enhancement update
Config 4 Request Quote
Performance Level ◆◆◆◆◇◇
Output Power @1 GHz -144 dBm to +26 dBm
Phase Noise @1 GHz (20 kHz offset) -146 dBc/Hz
Frequency Switching ≤ 800 µs
Harmonics @1 GHz <-35 dBc
IQ Modulation BW Internal/External 160 MHz to 200 MHz
Non-Harmonics @1 GHz -96 dBc
Sweep Mode
  • List
  • Step
Baseband Generator Mode Waveform Playback and Real-Time
Software-General Purpose
  • AM, FM, PM
  • Analog I/Q Input
  • ASK
  • FSK, MSK
  • I/Q Waveform
  • MATLAB
  • Multitone, NPR
  • Noise (AWGN)
  • Phase Noise Impairment
  • PSK
  • Pulse
  • Pulse Train Generator
  • QAM
Software-Cellular/Wireless Connectivity
  • 1xEV-DO
  • 802.11 WLAN
  • 802.16 WiMAX
  • Bluetooth
  • cdma2000
  • cdmaOne
  • EDGE Evolution
  • GPRS/EGPRS
  • GSM/EDGE
  • HSPA, HSPA+
  • LTE
  • NADC, PDC
  • PHS, DECT
  • TD-SCDMA
  • TETRA, APCO
  • W-CDMA
Software-Audio/Video Broadcasting
  • ATSC, ATSC-M/H
  • CMMB
  • DAB, DAB+, DMB-Audio
  • DOCSIS DS
  • DTMB
  • DVB-C/S/S2
  • DVB-T/H/T2
  • FM Stereo, RDS/RBDS
  • ISDB-T/TSB/TB/Tmm
  • J.83 Annex A/B/C
  • T-DMB
Software-Detection/Positioning/Tracking/Navigation
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GNSS Waveforms
  • GPS
Waveform Playback Memory 1024 Msa
Frequency Modulation-Maximum Deviation @1 GHz 4 MHz
Frequency Modulation-Rate @100 kHz Deviation DC to 7 MHz
Phase Modulation-Maximum Deviation 0.5 rad to 8 rad
Phase Modulation-Maximum Deviation in High-BW Mode 0.05 rad to 0.8 rad
Amplitude Modulation-Maximum Depth 100%
Amplitude Modulation-Rate

0 to 50 kHz

Applications Available  Yes
Vector  Yes