Carrier 014-080 Technical data

Installation and Service Guide
Agilent Technologies
N5250C
PNA Series
Microwave Network Analyzer System
Use this manual in conjunction with the following documents:
PNA Series Network Analyzer Embedded Help System
PNA Series Network Analyzer Installation and Quick Start Guide
Part Number E8356-90001
E8361C PNA Series Microwave Network Analyzer Service Guide
Part Number E8361-90001
N5260A Millimeter Head Controller Operation and Service Guide
Part Number: N5260-90001
Part Number: N5250-90001
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November 2010
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Safety and Regulatory Information
The safety and regulatory information pertaining to this product is located in Chapter 1, “Safety and
Regulatory Information”.
Safety Notes
The following safety notes are used throughout this manual. Familiarize yourself with each of the notes and
its meaning before operating this instrument. All pertinent safety notes for using this product are located in
Chapter 1, “Safety and Regulatory Information”.
WARNING
Warning denotes a hazard. It calls attention to a procedure which, if not correctly
performed or adhered to, could result in injury or loss of life. Do not proceed beyond a
warning note until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.
CAUTION
Caution denotes a hazard. It calls attention to a procedure that, if not correctly performed or
adhered to, could result in damage to or destruction of the instrument. Do not proceed
beyond a caution sign until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.
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Safety and Regulatory Information
Safety Symbols. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
General Safety Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Safety Earth Ground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Before Applying Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Electrostatic Discharge Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Regulatory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Instrument Markings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Lithium Battery Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
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System Description
N5250C Network Analyzer System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
What’s Included in the N5250C System?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Partial Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Basic System Configurations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Coaxial Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Wafer Probe Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
N5260A Millimeter Head Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Millimeter-Wave Test Head Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Theory of Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Band Solutions from OML, Inc.© . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
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System Installation
Receiving the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
The System as Shipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Agilent Technologies Customer Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
System Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Site Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Power Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Environmental Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Protect Against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Review the Principles of Connector Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Space Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
PNA, Controller, and Test Head Module Interconnections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Rear Panel Cabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Front Panel Cabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Sequence of Test Head Module Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
System Cable Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Configuring the PNA Software for the N5250C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Disconnecting the Combiner Assembly From the mm-Wave Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
Old Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
New Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
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System Specifications
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
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System Specifications (typical) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
General E8361C/C Option H11 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
E8361C Option H11 Rear Panel Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
N5250C Option 017 and 018 Test Head Bias-Tees Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
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Maintenance and Support
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Physical Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Electrical Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Caring for Waveguide (WG) Interfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Principles of Connector Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Agilent Support, Services, and Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Service and Support Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Contacting Agilent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Shipping an Item to Agilent for Service or Repair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
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Performance Tests and Checks
System Preparation and Analyzer Warm Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Torquing Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Long Term Storage of Test Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Protect Against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Review the Principles of Connector Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
System Performance Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
When to Verify . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Materials Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
General Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Verification Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Verification Results Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Interpreting the Verification Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-14
Improving the Verification Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Saving Verification Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
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Replaceable Parts
Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Replaceable Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
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Safety and Regulatory Information
Safety Symbols
PNA Series Microwave Network Analyzer System
N5250A
Safety Symbols
The following safety symbols are used throughout this manual. Familiarize yourself with each of the symbols
and its meaning before operating this instrument.
CAUTION
Caution denotes a hazard. It calls attention to a procedure that, if not correctly performed or
adhered to, could result in damage to or destruction of the instrument. Do not proceed
beyond a caution note until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.
WARNING
Warning denotes a hazard. It calls attention to a procedure which, if not correctly
performed or adhered to, could result in injury or loss of life. Do not proceed beyond a
warning note until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.
General Safety Considerations
Safety Earth Ground
WARNING
This is a Safety Class I product (provided with a protective earthing ground incorporated
in the power cord). The mains plug shall only be inserted in a socket outlet provided with
a protective earth contact. Any interruption of the protective conductor, inside or outside
of the instrument, will make the instrument dangerous. Intentional interruption is
prohibited.
CAUTION
Always use the three-prong AC power cord supplied with this product. Failure to ensure
adequate grounding by not using this cord may cause product damage.
Before Applying Power
CAUTION
Make sure that the analyzer line voltage selector switch is set to the voltage of the power
supply and the correct fuse is installed.
CAUTION
If this product is to be energized via an autotransformer make sure the common terminal is
connected to the neutral (grounded side of the mains supply).
CAUTION
This product is designed for use in Installation Category II and Pollution Degree 2.
Servicing
WARNING
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These servicing instructions are for use by qualified personnel only. To avoid electrical
shock, do not perform any servicing unless you are qualified to do so.
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General Safety Considerations
WARNING
The opening of covers or removal of parts may expose dangerous voltages. Disconnect the
instrument from all voltage sources while it is opened.
WARNING
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended. Discard used batteries according to manufacturer’s
instructions.
WARNING
Procedures described in this document may be performed with power supplied to the
product while protective covers are removed. Energy available at many points may, if
contacted, result in personal injury.
WARNING
The power cord is connected to internal capacitors that may remain live for 10 seconds
after disconnecting the plug from its power supply.
WARNING
For continued protection against fire hazard, replace line fuse only with same type and
rating. The use of other fuses or material is prohibited.
WARNING
The detachable power cord is the instrument disconnecting device. It disconnects the
mains circuits from the mains supply before other parts of the instrument. The front panel
switch is only a standby switch and is not a LINE switch (disconnecting device).
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Electrostatic Discharge Protection
PNA Series Microwave Network Analyzer System
N5250A
Electrostatic Discharge Protection
Protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD) is essential while removing assemblies from or connecting
cables to the system components. Static electricity can build up on your body and can easily damage
sensitive internal circuit elements when discharged. Static discharges too small to be felt can cause
permanent damage. To prevent damage to the instrument:
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always have a grounded, conductive table mat in front of your test equipment.
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always wear a grounded wrist strap, connected to a grounded conductive table mat, having a 1 M
resistor in series with it, when handling components and assemblies or when making connections.
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always wear a heel strap when working in an area with a conductive floor. If you are uncertain about the
conductivity of your floor, wear a heel strap.
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always ground yourself before you clean, inspect, or make a connection to a static-sensitive device or
test port. You can, for example, grasp the grounded outer shell of the test port or cable connector briefly.
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always ground the center conductor of a test cable before making a connection to the analyzer test port
or other static-sensitive device. This can be done as follows:
1. Connect a short (from your calibration kit) to one end of the cable to short the center conductor to the
outer conductor.
2. While wearing a grounded wrist strap, grasp the outer shell of the cable connector.
3. Connect the other end of the cable to the test port and remove the short from the cable.
Figure 1-1 shows a typical ESD protection setup using a grounded mat and wrist strap.
Figure 1-1
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ESD Protection Setup
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Regulatory Information
Regulatory Information
This section contains information that is required by various government regulatory agencies.
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N5250C Network Analyzer System
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N5250C Network Analyzer System
The N5250C is a vector network analyzer system with an extremely wide frequency range of 10 MHz to 110
GHz. The N5250C uses the same 1.0 mm test port connections throughout its entire range of test
frequencies. It is never necessary to make and break connections to complete a test.
The bias can be applied to a device under test (DUT) through the test ports using the bias-tees built into the
E8361C H11 PNA. Optionally, bias-tees can be added to the millimeter-wave test head modules (N5250C
Options 017 and 018) closer to the test ports to improve the bias conditions of sensitive devices.
The N5250C system can be used to make S-parameter measurements three different ways:
1. Continuous sweep 10 MHz to 110 GHz measurements utilizing 1.0 mm test ports on the test head
modules.
2. Standalone E8361C H11 PNA measurements from 10 MHz to 67 GHz utilizing the PNA front panel 1.85
mm test ports. This is accomplished by disconnecting the N5260A millimeter head controller and
millimeter-wave test head modules from the E8361C H11 PNA and restarting the PNA application.
3. Waveguide measurements from 67 GHz to 110 GHz utilizing the WR-10 waveguide flange on the
waveguide T/R modules. This is accomplished by disconnecting the combiner assembly on the front of
the test head modules.
The illustration below shows the N5250C configured for coaxial measurement. The system can also be
configured for on-wafer measurement using a wafer probe test station.
Figure 2-1
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N5250C Network Analyzer System
What’s Included in the N5250C System?
The N5250C system includes the following:
•
PNA Series network analyzer, E8361C with Option H11 (includes options UNL, 014, 080, and 081)
•
N5260A millimeter head controller (which includes the following):
•
Left and right millimeter-wave test head modules (one of the following):
— N5250C-700 (Standard) millimeter-wave test head modules without bias-tees (left test head has
an attenuator)
— N5250C-017 (Option 017) millimeter-wave test head modules with bias-tees (left test head has an
attenuator)
— N5250C-018 (Option 018) millimeter-wave test head modules with bias-tees (left and right test
heads each have an attenuator)
•
Interconnection cables and adapters to interconnect the system components
Partial Systems
If you already have the E8361C network analyzer with Option H11, you can order the N5260A millimeter head
controller (with millimeter-wave test head modules and cables) to make a complete system:
•
N5260A millimeter head controller (which includes the following):
•
Left and right millimeter-wave test head modules (one of the following):
— N5260A-110 millimeter-wave test head modules without bias-tees (left test head has an
attenuator). (Same as included in N5250C-700.)
— N5260A-120 millimeter-wave test head modules with bias-tees (left test head has an attenuator).
(Same as included in N5250C-017.)
— N5260A-130 millimeter-wave test head modules with bias-tees (left and right test heads each
have an attenuator). (Same as included in N5250C-018.)
•
Interconnection cables and adapters to interconnect the system components
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Basic System Configurations
The N5250C can be used in either of two basic configurations, depending on how the test ports are
connected to the device under test (DUT): coaxial measurement configuration or wafer probe measurement
configuration.
CAUTION
Input power to the test ports must not exceed +27 dBm. Input power in excess of this level
will damage expensive components. Observe proper precautions, especially when
measuring amplifiers with gains of 20 dB or greater.
Coaxial Measurement
This configuration is used when the DUT has coaxial connectors. The N5250C test ports have 1.0 mm coaxial
connectors, and are designed to cover a frequency range of 10 MHz to 110 GHz.
In this configuration, the test head modules are placed on a work bench in front of the millimeter head
controller.
The DUT is normally connected to the test ports by way of a 1.0 mm coaxial cable (test port cable). Connect
the device to Port 1 (left test head module) directly, and to Port 2 (right test head module) by way of a test
cable. It is also possible to connect the DUT using a test port cable on each test port, although this
configuration will result in greater signal loss.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to connect a test device directly between the two 1.0 mm test ports, without
at least one test port cable. The test head modules will not move freely enough to allow such
a connection to be made safely.
Figure 2-2 on page 2-5 shows how the instruments are configured on a work bench for the coaxial
measurement configuration. The test head modules are placed on the bench top in front of the PNA and
controller.
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Basic System Configurations
Coaxial Measurement Configuration
E8361A Network Analyzer 45 MHz to 67 GHz

PNA Series
Network Analyzer with
Options 014, 080, 081,
UNL, and H11
Port 1
CPLR
ARM
SOURCE
OUT
Port 1
RCVR
A IN
Port 2
RCVR
B IN
CPLR
THRU
CPLR
THRU
Reference 1
SOURCE
OUT

N5260A
Millimeter-Head
Controller
CPLR
ARM
SOURCE
OUT
Reference 2
RCVR
R2 IN
RCVR
R1 IN
N5260A
Millimeter Head Controller
Port 2
Port 1
RF OUT
A IF
Port 2
2 AMP FUSE
2 AMP FUSE
R1 IF
RF OUT
B IF
Port 1
LO OUT
SOURCE
OUT
Port 2
BIAS
BIAS
R2 IF
LO OUT
LINE
0
1
Optional
Cable
Left Test Head
DUT
Required
1.0 mm
Test Port
Cable
Right Test Head
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Wafer Probe Measurement
This configuration is used for on-wafer testing; each test port is connected (through a 1.0 mm coaxial cable,
or through an adapter and another type of coaxial cable) to a wafer test probe. Contact the manufacturer of
the wafer probe station and an Agilent office for information on the cables and adapters needed to connect
the test head modules to the wafer probe station (refer to “General Safety Considerations” on page 1- 2.
In this configuration, the test head modules are placed on X-Y positioners that are mounted to the wafer
probe station.
NOTE
The wafer probe measurement configuration is not documented in this manual.
For information about probing equipment and accessories, contact:
Cascade Microtech, Inc.
2430 NW 206th Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97006, USA
Toll-free telephone: (800) 550-3279
Telephone: (503) 601-1000
Fax: (503) 601-1002
Web site www.cascademicrotech.com
Email: sales@cmicro.com
For additional information on DUT bias connections, refer to Table 4-3 on page 4-5, Figure 4-1 on page 4-6,
and Figure 4-2 on page 4-6.
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N5260A Millimeter Head Controller
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N5260A Millimeter Head Controller
The N5260A millimeter head controller provides the test interface between the millimeter-wave test head
modules and the E8361C H11 PNA series network analyzer.
The millimeter head controller, when used in conjunction with the millimeter-wave test head modules and
the PNA, provides all of the feature and functions of a full S-Parameter test set.
The millimeter head controller supplies RF and LO signals to the millimeter-wave test head modules and
returns the down converted reference and test IF signals to the PNA for process and display. The N5260A
millimeter head controller also supplies the +12 volt bias to each millimeter-wave head module.
The front panel of the N5260A millimeter head controller is illustrated below.
For additional information, see the N5260A Operation and Service Guide. If a printed version of the N5260A
manual is not available, refer to “Printing Copies of Documentation from the Web” on page iii of this manual.
Figure 2-3
N5260A Millimeter Head Controller Front Panel
N5260A
A
Millimeter-Head Controller
Port 1
RF OUT
A IF
Port 2
2 AMP FUSE
2 AMP FUSE
Port 1
S11
LO OUT
RF OUT
R2 IF
LO OUT
S22
BIAS
BIAS
S12
LINE
0
R1 IF
B IF
S21
1
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Millimeter-Wave Test Head Modules
Millimeter-Wave Test Head Modules
A pair of 67-110 GHz millimeter-wave test head modules, in conjunction with the N5260A millimeter head
controller, is used to make reflection, transmission, or S-parameter measurements at millimeter wave
frequencies with the E8361C H11 PNA. These test head modules are manufactured by OLM, Inc.© Refer to
“Band Solutions from OML, Inc.©” on page 2- 11 for additional information.
The N5250C system measurement ports, Port 1 and Port 2, are in the left and right millimeter-wave test head
modules, respectively.
The left and right test head modules are illustrated in Figure 2-4 on page 2-7. Each test head consists of a
combiner assembly and a waveguide module. The combiner assembly contains a coupler and combiner, and
optionally contains a bias-tee (N5250C, Options 017 and 018). The multiple-connector panels provide
connections between the test head module, the N5260A millimeter head controller, and the E8361C H11
PNA.
Figure 2-4
Left and Right Millimeter-Wave Test Head Modules
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Theory of Operation
Refer to the block diagram in Figure 2-5 on page 2-9 for the following paragraphs.
The N5260A millimeter head controller routes the LO and RF signals from the E8361C PNA to the test set
modules. The millimeter head controller also performs switching from port 1 to port 2. The test head
modules separate the incident from the reflected RF signal and then down convert those signals to an IF
signal
The test head modules do not have their own power supplies; each head receives dc power from the
N5260A millimeter head controller, by way of a multi-pin interface cable.
10 MHz to 67 GHz Operation
The RF signal is received from the E8361C PNA SOURCE OUT and input into the RF IN connector of the
combiner module. The RF signal is then input to either the bias tee or coupler depending on the option
configuration. From the coupler, the RF signal passes through the combiner and then on to the test port.
The signal received at the test port of the combiner (either transmitted from another test head module or
reflected from a device under test) is routed to the RCVR OUT connector via the combiner and coupled arm
of the coupler. This output goes to the E8361C PNA RCVR A IN or RCVR B IN.
67 GHz to 110 GHz Operation
The RF signal is received from the N5260A millimeter head controller and input into the RF IN connector of
the T/R millimeter module. The RF is then amplified and multiplied times six by the source multiplier. This
multiplied incident RF signal then passes through micrometer, attenuator (option), and a dual directional
coupler where a portion of it is coupled off into the reference mixer.
The signal received at the test port of the combiner section (either transmitted from another test head
module or reflected from a device under test) is routed back to the dual directional coupler in the T/R
millimeter module where a portion of it is coupled off into the test mixer.
The LO signal is input from the E8361C PNA LO through the N5260A millimeter head controller. The LO 8th
harmonic is input into the reference and test converters. These converters mix the LO with the RF signals so
that two IF signals are output. These IF signals (incident and reflected) are then output to the millimeter
head controller, as the REF IF and TEST IF signals respectively, and passed to the E8361C PNA for further
processing.
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Figure 2-5
System Description
Millimeter-Wave Test Head Modules
Millimeter-wave Test Head Module Block Diagram
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PNA Series Microwave Network Analyzer System
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Specifications
Specifications described here are the typical performance for the 67 –110 GHz millimeter-wave test head
modules. For the electrical specifications of the modules when used in the N5250C system, refer to “System
Specifications (typical)” on page 4- 2.
The N5260-60004 test head module does not have a built-in attenuator while the N5260-60003 adds a 25-dB
variable attenuator inserted between the source multiplier and the source isolator. See the block diagram,
Figure 2-5 on page 2-9.
Table 2-1. Specifications (Typical Performance)
Specifications
N5260-60004
N5260-60003
System Operating Freq.
67 to 110 GHz
67 to 110 GHz
RF Input Freq.
11.167 to 18.333 GHz (x6)
11.167 to 18.333 GHz (x6)
RF Input Power
+5 to +13 dBm
+5 to +13 dBm
LO Input Freq.
8.375 to 13.75 GHz (x8)
8.375 to 13.75 GHz (x8)
LO Input Power
+5 to +13 dBm
+5 to +13 dBm
Test Port (TP) Output Power
0 dBm min. +3 dBm typical
-2 dBm min. +1 dBm typical
TP Output Power Adjustment
N/A
25 dB min.
TP Input Power Operating Level
+4 dBm typical, for 0.1 dB
compression
+4 dBm typical, for 0.1 dB
compression
TP Input Power Damage Level
+27 dBm
+27 dBm
Test Port Interface
OML precision WR-10 flange
OML precision WR-10 flange
Additional Interfaces
4 ea. SMA (f) (Source, LO, 2 IF)
4 ea. SMA (f) (Source, LO, 2 IF)
Power Requirements
+12 VDC @ 1.5 A. typical
+12 VDC @ 1.5 A. typical
Ambient Operating Temperature
20 to 30o C
20 to 30o C
Dimensions (L x W x H)
13 x 4.3 x 2.7 inches
13 x 4.3 x 2.7 inches, not including
the attenuator micrometer
Warranty
The millimeter-wave test head modules are covered by the N5250C system warranty. See “Service and
Support Options” on page 5- 4. In addition, the test head modules have their own separate warranty.
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Millimeter-Wave Test Head Modules
Band Solutions from OML, Inc.©
OML, Inc.© (formerly known as Oleson Microwave Labs) is a millimeter-wave test equipment manufacturer,
and supplier of the millimeter-wave test heads used in the N5250C network analyzer system.
Please contact OML, Inc.© for information about various test heads and related products, including
availability, performance, compatibility, applications, and support questions.
OML, Inc.©
300 Digital Drive
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Tel: (408) 779-2698
Fax: (408) 778-0491
www.omlinc.com
For more information on millimeter-wave applications, refer to the manual for the N5260A Millimeter Head
Controller. To view this manual online, go to www.agilent.com. Enter the manual’s part number,
N5260-90001, in the Search box and click Search.
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WARNING
The N5260A millimeter head controller and the test head modules are sensitive to
electrostatic discharge (ESD). Ground your work station before unpacking and installing
the test head modules. See “Electrostatic Discharge Protection” on page 1-4.
The System as Shipped
The N5250C system components will arrive packaged separately. For a complete list of components shipped
with your system, refer to Table 3-1 on page 3-3.
When the entire shipment has arrived, contact Agilent Technologies to arrange for system installation, if
installation is available in your area. See “Agilent Support, Services, and Assistance” on page 5-4.
Keep the shipping containers until the system checklist has been completed, and the system has been
checked for physical damage.
If the shipping container is damaged or the packaging material shows signs of stress, notify the carrier as
well as the Agilent Technologies Customer Engineer. Keep the shipping materials for the carrier’s inspection.
Agilent Technologies will arrange for repair or replacement of damaged equipment without waiting for a
claim settlement from the carrier. Refer to “Agilent Support, Services, and Assistance” on page 5-4.
Agilent Technologies Customer Engineering
An Agilent Technologies Customer Engineer will be assigned to help you install the system. During
installation, the Customer Engineer will do the following:
•
Unpack the system components.
•
Complete the system checklist, see Table 3-1 on page 3-3.
•
Connect the E8361C H11 PNA and the N5260A millimeter head controller.
•
Install the millimeter-wave test head modules.
•
Run a performance verification of the system, which includes a measurement calibration.
•
Provide user training for one engineer.
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System Contents
Use the table below to verify that the shipment is complete. These are items that are supplied with all
N5250C complete systems only.
Table 3-1 N5250C System Contents
✔
Agilent
Part Number
N5250C-700
(Standard)
Qty
0 or 1
0 or 1
0 or 1
Vector network analyzer system, 10 MHz to
110 GHz, 1.0 mm (m) test ports
E8361C H11 PNA, N5260A millimeter head controller,
N5260A-120 millimeter-wave test head modules with
bias-tees, port 1 and 2 attenuators, and cables
Includes:
E8361C H11
Includes:
Vector network analyzer system, 10 MHz to
110 GHz, 1.0 mm (m) test ports
E8361C H11 PNA, N5260A millimeter head controller,
N5260A-120 millimeter-wave test head modules with
bias-tees, port 1 attenuator, and cables
Includes:
N5250C-018
(Option 018)
Vector network analyzer system, 10 MHz to
110 GHz, 1.0 mm (m) test ports
E8361C H11 PNA, N5260A millimeter head controller,
N5260A-110 millimeter-wave test head modules, port 1
attenuator, and cables
Includes:
N5250C-017
(Option 017)
Description
1
PNA series microwave vector network analyzer
(10 MHz to 67 GHz)
E8361C Option H11
1
IF Access
E8361C Option 014
1
Configurable test set
E8361C Option UNL
1
Source Attenuators and Bias-Tees
E8361C Option 080
1
Frequency Offset
E8361C Option 081
1
Reference Channel Switch
E8356-90001
1
PNA Series Network Analyzer
Installation and Quick Start Guide
1
Millimeter Head Controller
85105-60030
2
Bias Cable (48” length)
85105-60033
4
IF Signal Cable (48” length)
8121-1221
4
RF and LO 3.5 mm Cable (48” length)
1
Test Set Interface Cable
8120-1839
4
IF Signal Cable
5061-9038
2
RF and LO SMA Cable
N5260A
Includes:
8120-6818
Was 08503-60051
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1250-2604
4
SMA Right Angle Adapter (Not required unless needed with
8121-1221 cables.)
5063-9226
1
Handle Set
5063-9232
1
Rack Mount Flange Set
N5250C-90001
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N5260A-110
(Standard)
0 or 1
millimeter-wave test head modules, port 1 attenuator, 67
GHz to 110 GHz, 1 mm (m) test ports
Includes:
N5260-60007
Includes:
1
Left millimeter-wave test head
N5260-60002
1
Left combiner assembly
N5260-60003
1
67 GHz to 110 GHz Wave Guide T/R Module with
Attenuator
1
Right millimeter-wave test head
N5260-60001
1
Right combiner assembly
N5260-60004
1
67 GHz to 110 GHz Wave Guide T/R Module
N5260-60009
2
PNA Front Panel Test Port RF 1.85 mm (f)-(m) Cable (30”
length)
8121-1233
2
PNA Front Panel Access Port RF 1.85 mm (m)-(m) Cable
(30” length)
0 or 1
Millimeter-wave test head modules with bias-tees, port 1
attenuator, 67 GHz to 110 GHz, 1mm (m) test ports
N5260-60006
Includes:
N5260A-120
(Option 017)
Includes:
N5260-60011
Includes:
1
Left millimeter-wave test head with bias-tee
N5260-60013
1
Left combiner assembly with bias-tee
N5260-60003
1
67 GHz to 110 GHz Wave Guide T/R Module with
Attenuator
1
Right millimeter-wave test head with bias-tee
N5260-60012
1
Right combiner assembly with bias-tee
N5260-60004
1
67 GHz to 110 GHz Wave Guide T/R Module
4
PNA Front Panel Access Port RF 1.85 mm (m)-(m) Cable
(30” length)
N5260-60010
Includes:
8121-1233
N5260A-130
(Option 018)
0 or 1
Millimeter-wave test head modules with bias-tees, port 1
and 2 attenuators, 67 GHz to 110 GHz, 1mm (m) test ports
Includes:
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N5260-60011
Includes:
1
Left millimeter-wave test head with bias-tee
N5260-60013
1
Left combiner assembly with bias-tee
N5260-60003
1
67 GHz to 110 GHz Wave Guide T/R Module with
Attenuator
1
Right millimeter-wave test head with bias-tee
N5260-60012
1
Right combiner assembly with bias-tee
N5260-60003
1
67 GHz to 110 GHz Wave Guide T/R Module with
Attenuator
4
PNA Front Panel Access Port RF 1.85 mm (m)-(m) Cable
(30” length)
N5260-60022
Includes:
8121-1233
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Site Preparation
Power Requirements
Before installing the system, be sure that the required ac power is available at all necessary locations.
•
Three-wire power cables (which provide a safety ground) must be used with all instruments.
•
Air-conditioning equipment (or other motor-operated equipment) should not be placed on the same ac
line that powers the system.
•
The table below lists the maximum VA ratings and BTU/hour ratings for all instruments in the system.
This table can be used to determine both the electrical requirements and the air conditioning
requirements of the system.
Table 3-2 Power Requirements of the System
Standard Equipment
Instrument
Maximum VA Rating
Maximum BTU/hour
E8361C H11
350
1195
N5260A millimeter head controller
320
1095
N5260-60007 left test head module or
N5260-60006 right test head module
(powered from controller)
(powered from controller)
N5260-60011 left test head module or
N5260-60010 right test head module
(powered from controller)
(powered from controller)
N5260-60011 left test head module or
N5260-60022 right test head module
(powered from controller)
(powered from controller)
Total
670
2290
Notes:
(1) Values are based on 120 Vac supplied to each instrument at 60 Hz.
(2) The N5260A millimeter head controller supplies power to the test head modules.
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Environmental Requirements
The environmental requirements shown below are characteristic for the system and are based on the
limitations of the E8361C network analyzer used.
Table 3-3 Environmental Requirements
Temperature
Operation
5 C to 40 C (41 F to 104 F)
Storage
40 C to +65 C (40 F to +158 F)
Measurement Calibration
20 C to 26 C (68 F to 79 F)
Performance Verification
Temperature must be within 1 C (1.8 F) of the
temperature at which the measurement
calibration was performed.
Relative Humidity
Type tested at 95%, +40 C (non-condensing)
Pressure Altitude
Type tested 0 to 4600 meters (~15,000 feet)
System Heating and Cooling
Install air conditioning and heating, if necessary, to maintain the ambient temperature within the appropriate
range (as given in the table above). Air conditioning capacity must be consistent with the BTU ratings given
in Table 3-2 on page 3-6.
Required Conditions for Accuracy Enhanced Measurement
Accuracy-enhanced (error-corrected) measurements require the ambient temperature of the N5250C to be
maintained within ± 1 C of the ambient temperature at calibration.
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Protect Against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
This is important. If not properly protected against, electrostatic discharge can seriously damage your
analyzer, resulting in costly repair.
CAUTION
To reduce the chance of electrostatic discharge, follow all of the recommendations outlined
in “Electrostatic Discharge Protection” on page 1-4.
Review the Principles of Connector Care
Proper connector care and connection techniques are critical for accurate and repeatable measurements.
Refer to Table 5-1 on page 5-3 for tips on connector care.
Prior to making connections to your analyzer, carefully review the information about inspecting, cleaning,
and gaging connectors. Refer to the calibration kit documentation for detailed connector care information.
Space Requirements
Standard installation of the N5250C system includes configuration and installation of the system on a
customer provided lab bench or table top of adequate size and strength.
System Weight and Dimensions
•
55 kg (110 lb)
•
Required Bench Top Dimensions for the System:
— Clearance above bench top: 43 cm (17 in)
— Width: 127 cm (50 in)
— Depth: 102 cm (40 in)
Component Weight and Dimensions
Table 3-4 shows the maximum weight and dimensions of the N5250C system components. Refer also to
Figure 3-1 on page 3-9 for test head module dimensions.
Table 3-4 N5250C System Components Weights and Dimensions
Model
Weight
Height
Width
Depth
Millimeter-wave test head module (each)
3.5 kg
(7.5 lb, ± 0.5 lb)
6.9 cm
(2.7 in)
50.7 cm (20
in)
17.8 cm
(6.9 in)
E8361C, Option H11 PNA
29 Kg
(64 lb) nominal
26.7 cm
(10.5 in)
42.5 cm
(16.7 in)
42.6 cm
(16.8 in)
N5260A millimeter- head controller
9.1 Kg
(20 lb)
9.0 cm
(3.5 in)
42.4 cm
(16.75 in)
49.5 cm
(19.5 in)
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Figure 3-1
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Site Preparation
Test Head Module Dimensions for Mounting
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PNA, Controller, and Test Head Module Interconnections
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PNA, Controller, and Test Head Module Interconnections
Rear Panel Cabling
Figure 3-2 shows the rear panel cabling. For front-panel cabling between the N5260A millimeter head
controller and the test head modules, see“Front Panel Cabling” on page 3-11.
Figure 3-2
Rear View Cabling diagram
A IF
E8361C PNA Series
Network Analyzer with
Options 014, 080, 081,
UNL, and H11
R1 IF
Test Set I/O
RF LO
B
R2
RF
R1
B
N5260A
Millimeter-Head
Controller
R2
R1
A
RF
A
LO
LO
Test Set Interconnect
Test Set Interface
R2 IF
B IF
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PNA, Controller, and Test Head Module Interconnections
Front Panel Cabling
The front-panel interconnections between the N5260A millimeter head controller and the test head modules
are shown in Figure 3-3, Figure 3-4, and Figure 3-6.
The test head modules are placed on the work surface in front of the PNA and head controller as shown.
When the test head modules are facing each other like this, the Port 1 connector faces the Port 2 connector.
Refer to “Sequence of Test Head Module Connections” on page 3-13 for power supply connections to the
test head modules.
NOTE
The order in which cables are connected to a test head module is significant; see“Sequence
of Test Head Module Connections” on page 3-13.
Figure 3-3
N5250C Standard Configuration
E8361A Network Analyzer 45 MHz to 67 GHz
RCVR A IN
Port 1
CPLR
ARM
SOURCE
OUT
RCVR
A IN
Port 1
RCVR
B IN
Port 2
Reference 1
Port 1
Millimeter-Head Controller
Port 1
2 AMP FUSE
A IF
Port 2
LO O UT
LO OUT
BIAS
BIAS
LO IN
Test IF
Bias
LO IN
Test IF
Bias
RF IN
R2 IF
Ref IF
RF IN
Ref IF
R F IN
RC V R A
1
RF OUT
B IF
R1 IF
LINE
SOURCE
OUT
Port 2
2 AMP FUSE
RF OUT
0
RCVR B IN
Reference 2
RCVR
R2 IN
RCVR
R1 IN
N5260A

CPLR
ARM
SOURCE
OUT
RC V R B
SOURCE
OUT
Port 2
CPLR
THRU
CPLR
THRU
R F IN

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N5250C Option 017/018 Configuration
E8361A Network Analyzer 45 MHz to 67 GHz
RCVR A IN
SOURCE OUT
Port 1
CPLR
ARM
SOU RCE
OUT
RCVR
A IN
Port 1
RCVR
B IN
Port 2
CPLR
THRU
CPLR
THRU
Reference 1

RCVR
R2 IN
N5260A
Port 1
Millimeter-Head Controller
LO O UT
2 AMP FUSE
A IF
Port 2
LO IN
Test IF
Bias
Ref IF
LO OUT
R2 IF
Bias
BIAS
BIAS
RF IN
Ref IF
1
RF OUT
B IF
RF IN
LINE
R F IN
SOURCE OUT
SOURCE
OUT
Port 2
2 AM P FUSE
Port 1
R1 IF
RC V R A
RCVR B IN
Reference 2
RCVR
R1 IN
RF OUT
0
CPLR
ARM
SOURCE
OUT
LO IN
Test IF
SOURCE
OUT
Port 2
R F IN

RC V R B
Figure 3-4
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Figure 3-5
N5250C Option 018 Configuration
E8361A Network Analyzer 45 MHz to 67 GHz

PNA Series
Network Analyzer with
Options 014, 080, 081,
UNL, and H11
Port 1
CPL R
ARM
SOURCE
OUT
Port 1
RCVR
A IN
Port 2
RCVR
B IN
CPLR
THRU
C PLR
THRU
Reference 1
SOUR CE
OUT

N5260A
Millimeter Head
Controller
Port 2
C PL R
ARM
SOURCE
OUT
Reference 2
RCVR
R1 IN
R CVR
R2 I N
N5260A
Port 1
Millimeter Head Controller
R F OUT
2 AMP FU SE
2 AMP FU SE
R1 IF
R F OUT
B IF
Port 1
LO OUT
SOURCE
OUT
Port 2
A IF
Port 2
BIAS
BI AS
L O OUT
R 2 IF
LINE
0
1
48” Length Cables
Left Test Head (Port 1)
Right Test Head (Port 2)
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Figure 3-6
N5250C Waveguide Test Port Configuration with Combiner Assemblies Removed (Banded
Solution for N5260A)
E8361A Network Analyzer 45 MHz to 67 GHz

Port 1
C PLR
ARM
SOURCE
OUT
Port 1
RCVR
A IN
Port 2
RC VR
B IN
CPLR
THRU
CPLR
TH RU
Reference 1
SOURCE
OUT

CPLR
ARM
SOURCE
OUT
Reference 2
RCVR
R1 IN
RCVR
R2 IN
N5260A
Port 1
Millimeter-Head Controller
Port 1
2 AMP FUSE
A IF
Port 2
LO OUT
RF IN
LO OUT
LO IN
Test IF
LO IN
Test IF
Bias
R2 IF
Ref IF
RF IN
BIAS
BIAS
Bias
Ref IF
1
RF OUT
B IF
R1 IF
LINE
SOURCE
OUT
Port 2
2 AMP FUSE
RF OUT
0
Port 2
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NOTE
3-12
See “Disconnecting the Combiner Assembly From the mm-Wave Module” on page 3-18 for a
procedure to remove the combiner assemblies.
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PNA, Controller, and Test Head Module Interconnections
Sequence of Test Head Module Connections
NOTE
Use a 57 N-cm (5 in-lb) torque wrench to tighten the SMA connectors and a 90 N-cm (8 in-lb)
torque wrench to tighten the 1.85 mm and 3.5 mm connectors.
The connectors on the backs of the test head modules are very closely spaced. Attaching cables to these
connectors is easiest if they are attached in the following sequence as illustrated in Figure 3-7.
① BIAS; +12V @ 1.5A
✍ RF INPUT; SMA connector, 11.17–19.33 GHz @ +5 to +13 dBm
③ LO INPUT; SMA connector, 8.37–14.5 GHz @ +5 to +13 dBm
④ Ref IF; SMA connector
⑤ Test IF; SMA connector
⑥ RCVR A or B; 1.85 mm connector
⑦ RF IN (Port 1 or 2); 1.85 mm connector
⑧ Ground unit (GNDU); sub mini-triax connector (N5250C Options 017 and 018)
⑨ Sense; sub mini-triax connector (N5250C Options 017 and 018)
⑩ Force; sub mini-triax connector (N5250C Options 017 and 018)
Figure 3-7
4
2
Test Head Module Cabling Sequence
1
3
5
9
8
6
10
7
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System Cable Connections
In this table, a complete from/to connection list is given for the E8361C network analyzer, the N5260A
millimeter head controller, and the left and right test head modules. In other words, each cable is listed
twice, and can be found by looking up the connection from either end. The duplicate listings make it easier
to check the cabling after installation, if a cabling error is suspected.
Table 3-5 N5250C Cable List and Connections
From E8361C H11
Network Analyzer:
To:
Cable Type
Part Number
Rear Panel:
8.333 MHz IF Input A
N5260A–IF Output A
BNC
8120-1839
8.333 MHz IF Input R1
N5260A–IF Output R1
BNC
8120-1839
8.333 MHz IF Input R2
N5260A–IF Output R2
BNC
8120-1839
8.333 MHz IF Input B
N5260A–IF Output B
BNC
8120-1839
Test Set Drivers RF
N5260A-–RF Drive
SMA
5061-9038
Test Set Drivers LO
N5260A–LO Drive
SMA
5061-9038
Test Set I/O
N5260A–Test Set Interface
Multi pin
Rcvr A
Rcvr A
N5260-60001 or N5260-60013
1.85 mm
(30” length)
8121-1233
Rcvr B
Rcvr B
N5260-60002 or N5260-60012
1.85 mm
(30” length)
8121-1233
Test Port 1 (N5250C Standard)
N5260-60002–RF In
1.85 mm
(30” length)
N5260-60009
Test Port 2 (N5250C Standard)
N5260-60001–RF In
1.85 mm
(30” length)
N5260-60009
Source Out 1 (N5250C Options 017/018)
N5260-60013–RF In
1.85 mm
(30” length)
8121-1233
Source Out 2 (N5250C Options 017/018)
N5260-60012–RF In
1.85 mm
(30” length)
8121-1233
From N5260A
Millimeter Head Controller:
To:
8120-6818
Was 08503-60051
Front Panel:
Cable Type
Part Number
Front Panel:
Bias (Port 1)
3-14
Bias (+12 V)
N5260-60003
Multi pin
(48” length)
85105-60030
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Table 3-5 N5250C Cable List and Connections (Continued)
A IF (Port 1)
Test IF
N5260-60003
SMA
(48” length)
85105-60033
R1 IF (Port 1)
Ref IF
N5260-60003
SMA
(48” length)
85105-60033
RF Out (Port 1)
RF In
N5260-60003
3.5 mm
(48” length)
8121-1221
LO Out (Port 1)
LO In
N5260-60003
3.5 mm
(48” length)
8121-1221
Bias (Port 2)
Bias (+12 V)
N5260-60004
Multi pin
(48” length)
85105-60030
R2 IF (Port 2)
Ref IF
N5260-60004
SMA
(48” length)
85105-60033
B IF (Port 2)
Test IF
N5260-60004
SMA
(48” length)
85105-60033
RF Out (Port 2)
RF In
N5260-60004
3.5 mm
(48” length)
8121-1221
LO Out (Port 2)
LO In
N5260-60004
3.5 mm
(48” length)
8121-1221
IF Output A
8.333 MHz IF Input A
E8361C H11
BNC
8120-1839
IF Output R1
8.333 MHz IF Input R1
E8361C H11
BNC
8120-1839
IF Output R2
8.333 MHz IF Input R2
E8361C H11
BNC
8120-1839
IF Output B
8.333 MHz IF Input B
E8361C H11
BNC
8120-1839
RF Drive
Test Set Drivers RF
E8361C H11
SMA
5061-9038
LO Drive
Test Set Drivers LO
E8361C H11
SMA
5061-9038
Test Set Interface
Test Set I/O
E8361C H11
Multi pin
From Right Millimeter-Wave
Test Head Module:
To:
Bias (+12 V)
N5260-60004
Bias
N5260A
Rear Panel:
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Multi pin
(48” length)
8120-6818
Was 08503-60051
Part Number
85105-60030
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Table 3-5 N5250C Cable List and Connections (Continued)
Test IF
N5260-60004
A IF
N5260A
SMA
(48” length)
85105-60033
Ref IF
N5260-60004
R1 IF
N5260A
SMA
(48” length)
85105-60033
RF In
N5260-60004
RF Out
N5260A
3.5 mm
(48” length)
8121-1221
LO In
N5260-60004
LO Out
N5260A
3.5 mm
(48” length)
8121-1221
RF In
N5260-60001 (N5250C Standard)
Test Port 2
E8361C H11
1.85 mm
(30” length)
N5260-60009
RF In
N5260-60012 (N5250C Options 017/018)
Source Out 2
E8361C H11
1.85 mm
(30” length)
8121-1233
Rcvr B
N5260-60001 or N5260-60012
Rcvr B
E8361C H11
1.85 mm
(30” length)
8121-1233
From Left Millimeter-Wave
Test Head Module:
To:
LO In
N5260-60003
LO Out
3.5 mm
(48” length)
8121-1221
RF IF
N5260-60003
RF Out
3.5 mm
(48” length)
8121-1221
Ref IF
N5260-60003
R2 IF
SMA
(48” length)
85105-60033
Test IF
N5260-60003
B IF
SMA
(48” length)
85105-60033
Bias (+12 V)
N5260-60003
Bias
Multi pin
(48” length)
85105-60030
RF In
N5260-60002 (N5250C Standard)
Test Port 1
E8361C H11
1.85 mm
(30” length)
N5260-60009
RF In
N5260-60013 (N5250C Options 017/018)
Source Out 1
E8361C H11
1.85 mm
(30” length)
8121-1233
Rcvr A
N5260-60002 or N5260-60013
Rcvr A
E8361C H11
1.85 mm
(30” length)
8121-1233
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Part Number
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Configuring the PNA Software for the N5250C
Configuring the PNA Software for the N5250C
1. On the PNA, select: Utility > System > Configure > Millimeter Module Configuration. The
dialog box shown in the following figure will be displayed.
Figure 3-8
Millimeter Module Configuration Dialog Box
2. On the dialog box, under Available Configuration(s), select Broadband 10MHz - 110GHz, then click
OK. This activates the N5250C mode for the PNA.
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N5250A
Disconnecting the Combiner Assembly From the mm-Wave Module
The mm-wave (waveguide) modules can be used stand-alone for 67 to 110 GHz high power W-band (WA-10)
waveguide measurements.
Old Design
Figure 3-9.
Old Design Combiner Assembly and mm-Wave Module
(4 places)
3
2
1
4 (4 places)
5
N5230_013_315
Refer to Figure 3-9. To use the mm-wave modules without the combiner assembly, disconnect the combiner
assembly (item 2) from the mm-wave (waveguide) module (item 1) using this procedure:
1. Loosen the four waveguide screws (item 3).
2. Remove the four screws (item 4) and the bracket (item 5).
3. Reverse the process to reassemble.
NOTE
Do NOT switch modules. Combiner must be reassembled to the mm-wave module in which it
was originally installed.
4. Perform an Operator’s Check after reassembly to test for power holes, etc.
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New Design
Figure 3-10
New Design Combiner Assembly and mm-Wave Module: View 1
1
2
3 (3 places)
N5230_013_316
Refer to Figure 3-10. To use the mm-wave modules without the combiner assembly, disconnect the combiner
assembly (item 2) from the mm-wave (waveguide) module (item 1) using this procedure:
1. Remove the three screws (item 3).
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N5250A
Figure 3-11
New Design Combiner Assembly and mm-Wave Module: View 2
1
2
(3 places)
N5230_013_317
2. Remove the 3 screws (item 2).
3. Remove the large cover (item 1)
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Figure 3-12
New Design Combiner Assembly and mm-Wave Module: View 3
(4 places) 2
1 (4 places)
N5230_013_318
4. Remove the four waveguide screws (item 1).
5. Remove the four screws (item 2).
6. Reverse the process to reassemble.
NOTE
Do NOT switch modules. Combiner must be reassembled to the mm-wave module in which it
was originally installed.
7. Perform an Operator’s Check after reassembly to test for power holes, etc.
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System Specifications
Specifications
PNA Series Microwave Network Analyzer System
N5250A
Specifications
System Specifications (typical)
The N5250C system has typical (non-warranted) specifications only. See Table 4-1.
Table 4-1
Typical System Specifications
Test Port Power (dBm)
1.0 mm Test Port
(Std.a or Opt 017 or
018b)
1.85 mm
PNA Port
10 MHz to 45 MHz
–8
–7
45 MHz to 500 MHz
–3
–1
500 MHz to 2 GHz
0
+2
2 GHz to 10 GHz
–2
+2
10 GHz to 24 GHz
–5
0
24 GHz to 30 GHz
–7
0
30 GHz to 40 GHz
–10
–1
40 GHz to 45 GHz
–15
–5
45 GHz to 50 GHz
–12
–1
50 GHz to 60 GHz
–17
–4
60 GHz to 67 GHz
–22
–8
67 GHz to 70 GHz
–9
–2
70 GHz to 75 GHz
–7
0
75 GHz to 80 GHz
–6
+1
80 GHz to 100 GHz
–5
+1
100 GHz to 110 GHz
–8
–2
Noise Floor (dBm)
1.0 mm Test Port
1.85 mm
PNA Port
10 MHz to 45 MHz
–71
–72
45 MHz to 500 MHz
–97
–98
500 MHz to 2 GHz
–120
–121
2 GHz to 10 GHz
–118
–121
10 GHz to 24 GHz
–116
–121
24 GHz to 30 GHz
–107
–112
30 GHz to 40 GHz
–102
–108
4-2
WR-10 Waveguide
Port
Waveguide Port
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System Specifications
Specifications
Typical System Specifications (Continued)
40 GHz to 45 GHz
–99
–106
45 GHz to 50 GHz
–97
–104
50 GHz to 60 GHz
–97
–104
60 GHz to 67 GHz
–92
–103
67 GHz to 70 GHz
–77
–84
70 GHz to 75 GHz
–81
–87
75 GHz to 80 GHz
–91
–97
80 GHz to 100 GHz
–94
–100
100 GHz to 110 GHz
–95
–100
System Dynamic Range (dB)
1.0 mm
Test Port
1.85 mm
PNA Port
10 MHz to 45 MHz
63
65
45 MHz to 500 MHz
94
97
500 MHz to 2 GHz
120
123
2 GHz to 10 GHz
116
123
10 GHz to 24 GHz
111
121
24 GHz to 30 GHz
100
112
30 GHz to 40 GHz
92
107
40 GHz to 45 GHz
84
101
45 GHz to 50 GHz
85
103
50 GHz to 60 GHz
80
100
60 GHz to 67 GHz
75
95
67 GHz to 70 GHz
68
82
70 GHz to 75 GHz
74
87
75 GHz to 80 GHz
85
98
80 GHz to 100 GHz
89
101
100 GHz to 110 GHz
87
98
Test Port Damage Level (dBm)
1.0 mm
Test Port
1.85 mm
PNA Port
Waveguide Port
10 MHz to 110 GHz
+27
+27
+27
Waveguide Port
a. Assumes a 30 inch cable from the PNA 1.85 mm Test Port Out is used to provide the 10 MHz to
67 GHz source signal. The standard configuration does not have a bias-tee in the 1.0 mm test head and uses this
connection.
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b. Assumes a 30 inch cable from the PNA Source Out bulkhead connector is used to provide the 10 MHz to 67 GHz
source signal. The Option 017 and 018 configurations includes a bias-tee in the 1.0 mm test head and use this
connection.
General E8361C/C Option H11 Specifications
NOTE
The E8361C Option H11 specifications are identical to the specifications given for the
E8361C Option UNL, 080, 081, and 014 in the E8361C data sheet.
E8361C Option H11 Rear Panel Specifications
Table 4-2
General E8361C/C H08 and H11 Rear Panel Specifications
IF Connectors
A, R1, R2, B
IF Connector Input Frequency
8.333 MHz
0.1 dB Compression Points at IF inputs
–27.0 dBm
Pulse Input Connectorsa
A, R1, R2, B (BNC connectors)
Drive Voltage
TTL (0, +5.0) Volts
Nominal Input Impedance at IF Inputs
50 Ohms
RF Damage Level to IF Connector Inputs
–20.0 dBm
DC Damage Level to IF Connector Inputs
25 Volts
Nominal Input Impedance at Pulse Inputs
1 Kohm
Minimum IF Gate Width
20 ns for less than 1 dB
deviation from theoretical
performanceb
DC Damage Level to Pulse Connector Inputs
5.5 volts
Rear Panel LO Power - Test Port Frequency
(see 836x H11 PNA Specifications for test port frequencies up to 67 GHz)
67 GHz to 110 GHzc
-7 to -13 dBm
Rear Panel RF Power - Test Port Frequencies
(see 836x H11 PNA Specifications for test port frequencies up to 67 GHz)
67 GHz to 76 GHzd
-4 to -10 dBm
76 GHz to 96 GHzd
+1 to -5 dBm
96 GHz to 110 GHzd
+5 to -1 dBm
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Specifications
a. Pulse input connectors are operational only with Option H08 (Pulsed
Measurement Capability) enabled.
b. Based on deviation from signal reduction equation: Signal Reduction
(dB) = 20log10(Duty_cycle) = 20log10(pulse_width/period). Measured at
Pulse Repetition Frequency (PFR) of 1 MHz.
c. For rear panel LO port frequency, divide by 8.
d. For rear panel RF port frequency, divide by 6.
N5250C Option 017 and 018 Test Head Bias-Tees Specifications
Table 4-3
Test Head Bias Input Connector
GNDU:
Sub Mini-Triaxial Connector, Trompeter BJ152 Insulated Bulkhead Jack (150
Series)
Sense:
Sub Mini-Triaxial Connector, Trompeter BJ152 Insulated Bulkhead Jack (150
Series)
Force:
Sub Mini-Triaxial Connector, Trompeter BJ152 Insulated Bulkhead Jack (150
Series)
Maximum Voltage:
± 30 VDC (typical)
Damage Voltage:
± 40 VDC
Maximum Current:
± 0.5 AMP
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Figure 4-1
Internal Connection Diagram for the Test Head Bias-Tee
Figure 4-2
External Connection Diagram for the Test Head Bias-Tee
Parametric
DC Source
Ex: Agilent 4142B
or E5270B
Cable, Agilent 16494A
Cable, Cascade Microtech
104-330-LC
Force
F
Sense
S
GNDU
G
Cable, Agilent 16493H
Adapter, Trompeter Bj78
NOTE: GNDU is connected to only one of the test heads.
A second GNDU connection is not required.
NOTE
Test
Head
N5250_001_402
Refer to the documentation of your parametric DC source for the appropriate cables to use
for connecting to the test head bias tee.
•
Test head sub-miniature triax connectors are BJ152 bulkhead jacks from Trompeter Electronics
(www.trompeter.com).
•
Parametric DC source connectors are standard triax.
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Maintenance and Support
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Maintenance and Support
Maintenance
PNA Series Microwave Network Analyzer System
N5250A
Maintenance
WARNING
To prevent electrical shock, disconnect the analyzer from the mains source before
cleaning. Use a dry cloth or one slightly dampened with water to clean the external case
parts. Do not attempt to clean internally.
Physical Maintenance
Clean the cabinet, including the front panel, using a dry or slightly damp cloth only.
Electrical Maintenance
Refer to “Agilent Support, Services, and Assistance” on page 5-4.
Caring for Waveguide (WG) Interfaces
A clean surface at millimeter-wave frequencies is much more important than at lower frequencies because
any debris on the waveguide surface can potentially distort the measurement results.
Caring for WG interfaces is not difficult. Dirt and dust can be removed using the following:
• Isopropyl alcohol 99.5 %1
•
Lint-free cloth
•
Pressurized air (for dust removal)
To remove dirt on the waveguide surface, simply put a few drops of isopropyl alcohol on a lint-free cloth and
gently wipe the surface.
To remove dust, simply spray the pressurized air on the waveguide surface.
1. Use isopropyl alcohol only in a well-ventilated area. Allow all residual alcohol moisture to evaporate, and
the fumes to dissipate, prior to assembling waveguide interfaces.
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Principles of Connector Care
Principles of Connector Care
Proper connector care and connection techniques are critical for accurate and repeatable measurements.
Refer to Table 5-1 for tips on connector care.
Prior to making connections to your analyzer, carefully review the information about inspecting, cleaning,
and gaging connectors. Refer to the calibration kit documentation for detailed connector care information.
For course numbers about additional connector care instruction, contact Agilent Technologies. Refer to
“Contacting Agilent” on page 5-4.
Table 5-1
Connector Care Quick Reference Guide
Handling and Storage
Do
• Keep connectors clean
Do Not
• Touch mating-plane surfaces
• Extend sleeve or connector nut
• Set connectors contact-end down
• Use plastic end-caps during storage
• Store connectors or adapters loose
Visual Inspection
Do
• Inspect all connectors carefully
Do Not
• Use a damaged connector - ever
• Look for metal particles, scratches, and dents
Connector Cleaning
Do
• Try compressed air first
Do Not
• Use any abrasives
• Get liquid into plastic support beads
• Use isopropyl alcohola
• Clean connector threads
Gaging Connectors
Do
• Clean and zero the gage before use
Do Not
• Use an out-of-specification connector
• Use the correct gage type
• Use correct end of calibration block
• Gage all connectors before first use
Making Connections
Do
• Align connectors carefully
Do Not
• Apply bending force to connection
• Make preliminary connection contact lightly
• Over tighten preliminary connection
• Turn only the connector nut
• Twist or screw any connection
• Use a torque wrench for final connection
• Tighten past torque wrench “break” point
a. Cleaning connectors with alcohol shall only be done with the instrument’s power cord removed, and in a
well-ventilated area. Allow all residual alcohol moisture to evaporate, and the fumes to dissipate, prior to
energizing the instrument.
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Agilent Support, Services, and Assistance
PNA Series Microwave Network Analyzer System
N5250A
Agilent Support, Services, and Assistance
Information on the following topics is included in this section.
•
“Service and Support Options”
•
“Contacting Agilent”
•
“Shipping an Item to Agilent for Service or Repair”
Service and Support Options
The N5250C system has a one-year on-site service warranty which covers troubleshooting the system to an
individual instrument, device, or cable. In addition, each of the components (instrument, device, or cable) in
the system has its own warranty. Refer to the documentation provided with those components for the
appropriate warranty information.
NOTE
There are many repair and calibration options available from the Agilent Technologies
support organization. These options cover a range of service agreements with varying
response times. Contact Agilent for additional information on available service agreements
for this product. Refer to “Contacting Agilent” on page 5-4.
Contacting Agilent
Assistance with test and measurements needs and information or finding a local Agilent office are available
on the Web at:
http://www.agilent.com/find/assist
If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact your Agilent field engineer.
NOTE
In any correspondence or telephone conversation, refer to the Agilent product by its model number
and full serial number. With this information, the Agilent representative can determine whether your
product is still within its warranty period.
Shipping an Item to Agilent for Service or Repair
IMPORTANT Agilent Technologies reserves the right to reformat or replace the internal hard disk drive in
the network analyzer, contained in this system, as part of its repair. This will erase all user
information stored on the hard disk. It is imperative, therefore, that you make a backup copy
of your critical test data located on the analyzer’s hard disk before shipping it to Agilent for
repair.
If you wish to send an item from your system to Agilent Technologies for service or repair:
•
Include a complete description of the service requested or of the failure and a description of any failed
test and any error message.
•
Ship the item using the original or comparable antistatic packaging materials.
•
Contact Agilent for instructions on where to ship the item. Refer to “Contacting Agilent” on page 5-4.
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Performance Tests and Checks
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Performance Tests and Checks
System Preparation and Analyzer Warm Up
PNA Series Microwave Network Analyzer System
N5250A
System Preparation and Analyzer Warm Up
NOTE
To achieve the maximum system stability, allow the analyzer to warm up for at least 90
minutes.
Complete the procedures in Chapter 3 , “System Installation,” to assemble and configure the system. After
you press the Preset button, the PNA should display a frequency range of 10 MHz to 110 GHz.
Torquing Connections
All connections made during the System Check and System Performance Verification procedures should be
carefully torqued using the tools provided in the 85059A kit.
Long Term Storage of Test Results
It is recommended that you store results from the System Check and the System Performance Verification
procedures for future reference. Prior results can be useful when evaluating changes in system
performance. After completing a successful test process that accurately represents the system
performance, store the test result files in the directory D:\sysver results. It may be necessary to create this
directory if it does not already exist.
Protect Against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
This is important. If not properly protected against, electrostatic discharge can seriously damage your
analyzer, resulting in costly repair.
CAUTION
6-2
To reduce the chance of electrostatic discharge, follow all of the recommendations outlined
in “Electrostatic Discharge Protection” on page 1-4, for all of the procedures in this chapter.
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Review the Principles of Connector Care
Review the Principles of Connector Care
Proper connector care and connection techniques are critical for accurate and repeatable measurements.
Refer to Table 5-1 on page 5-3 for tips on connector care.
Prior to making connections to your analyzer, carefully review the information about inspecting, cleaning,
and gaging connectors. Refer to the calibration kit documentation for detailed connector care information.
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Performance Tests and Checks
System Check
PNA Series Microwave Network Analyzer System
N5250A
System Check
1. Connect a 1.0 mm short to Port 1 and Port 2. An adapter may be used on Port 2.
2. Restart the PNA application and perform a factory preset by pressing the PRESET key.
3. On the PNA menu bar, select: System > Service > Utilities > Receiver Display.
4. Set the IF bandwidth to 1 kHz.
The traces on the display should be similar to the example traces shown in Figure 6-1. If there are power
holes or other unexpected characteristics, examine the system for loose or damaged cables, dirty or
damaged connectors, proper connector torque, etc.
Figure 6-1
Typical Receiver Display
When you have a display that represents the current system performance, capture the display in a file and
save the file in the directory D:\sysver results (create this directory if it does not already exist). To capture
the display in a file, select: File > Print.
An example of a recommended file name is “opcheck_Oct_18_2011.png”.
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System Performance Verification
System Performance Verification
NOTE
Since the N5250C has typical (non-warranted) specifications only, the SYSTEM
PERFORMANCE VERIFICATION is not a PASS/FAIL test. The SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
VERIFICATION is a test to establish BASELINE PERFORMANCE after the installation.
The system verification procedure is automated by the analyzer firmware. For each verification device, the
analyzer reads a file from the verification disk and sequentially measures the magnitude and phase for all
four S-parameters.
System verification is performed at the N5250C system 1.0 mm port connectors over a frequency range of 45
MHz to 110 GHz with an Agilent 85059A 1.0 mm calibration and verification kit.
For system verification to perform correctly, it is NECESSARY that the verification devices be measured with
their female connectors connected to Port 1 and their male connectors connected to Port 2.
The following procedure, and the connection prompts given, use the 11500-60001 (11500I) 1.0 mm
female-to-female cable connected to Port 2. This cable is included in the 85059A 1.0 mm calibration and
verification kit.
When to Verify
After installation of the system is complete, a performance verification is necessary to assure proper system
operation. This initial verification is included with the installation.
After the initial verification, the verification should be repeated once a year. This recommended interval
assumes that Agilent cables are used with the system.
If non-Agilent cables, adaptors, or other fixtures are used, the verification schedule must be determined by
the user, as the characteristics of these devices are unknown. In establishing a verification schedule, the
following factors should be considered:
•
Frequency of use
•
Amount of cable movement
•
Amount of drift occurring between prior verifications
NOTE
Performance verification of a system performed at long intervals is not to be confused with
measurement calibration. Measurement calibration typically is performed on a daily basis, or
when the measurement setup or conditions have changed.
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Performance Tests and Checks
System Performance Verification
PNA Series Microwave Network Analyzer System
N5250A
Materials Required
The following materials are required to run the tests:
•
N5250C system (including system cables)
•
85059A 1.0 mm precision calibration and verification kit
General Preparation
Prepare for performance verification by completing the following procedure:
1. Measure the environment temperature and humidity. The temperature must be between +20 C and +26
C. Additionally, the temperature cannot vary by more than
±1 C after calibration.
2. Power on the system components in the following order:
a. N5260A millimeter head controller
b. E8361C Option H11 PNA
3. Remember to allow at least 90 minutes for warm up and temperature stabilization of the components.
The temperature of the calibration and verification kit must be stable with the environment temperature.
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System Performance Verification
Verification Procedure
1. Insert the USB memory stick from the 85059A kit into the PNA.
2. Click Utility > System > Service > System Verification. The System Verification dialog box
is displayed; refer to Figure 6-3..
Figure 6-2
System Verification Connections
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System Performance Verification
Figure 6-3.
PNA Series Microwave Network Analyzer System
N5250A
System Verification Dialog Box
3. In the Calibration Kit box, select the “Agilent 85059A Data-based (1.00 mm)” calibration kit by clicking
on it. The corresponding verification kit to use is selected for you and displayed in the Verification Kit
box. Refer to Figure 6-3..
4. Under Outputs, the recommended selections are “File Tabular Data” and “File Graphs.” Other
selections may be made.
5. Click Run.
6. Enter the serial number for the 85059A kit and click Continue.
7. Install the 1.0 mm female to female cable (8.8 cm, Agilent part number 11500-60001) onto the right test
head (port 2) prior to calibration as shown in Figure 6-2. This cable is part of the 85059A 1.0 mm Precision
Calibration and Verification Kit and is considered to be a test port cable.
CAUTION
Do not remove this test port cable once the Calibration/Verification process has begun. If
the test port cable becomes loose or is removed during the calibration/verification process,
the calibration is invalid.
CAUTION
Do not pull on the connectors on the ends of the test port cable—this will damage the cable.
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Avoid damaging the cable once it is connected to port 2 when making the thru connection
between the two test heads. This is best done by placing the two test heads on a smooth
surface and gently sliding the right test head (port 2) towards the left test head (port 1).
8. Follow the instructions on the analyzer for performing a full 2-port calibration.The parameters for the
calibration are setup automatically by the program.
9. At the last step of the calibration sequence it is necessary to make a thru connection. To make the thru
connection, gently slide the right test (port 2) towards the left test head (port 1) a little bit at a time, while
turning the threaded ring on the left head test port connector by hand onto the cable attached to the right
test head. Do not use the threaded ring on the test port connector to pull the cable into the connector.
Repeat this process until the cable is firmly seated into port 1, then make the threaded ring barely finger
tight. Finally use the torque wrench on the port 1 threaded ring and a backup wrench on the cable to
tighten the connection.
10. When prompted to save the calibration, provide a name for the cal file that will allow you to reuse the
calibration as needed.
11. After completion of the full 2-port calibration, follow the instructions on the analyzer for performing the
system verification. Use the match thru and mismatch thru verification standards provided with the
85059A 1.0 mm Precision Calibration and Verification kit. Insert the devices as shown in Figure 6-4. The
Match Thru and the Mismatch Thru are very similar in appearance. The Mismatch Thru has a groove
machined around its circumference.
NOTE
It is recommended to connect the Verification Standards to the test port cable on port 2 prior
to attempting to connect to port 1. Then follow the recommended procedure for making a
thru connection outlined under Step 8 above to avoid damaging the cable.
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System Performance Verification
Figure 6-4
PNA Series Microwave Network Analyzer System
N5250A
System Verification Device Connections
E8361A Network Analyzer 45 MHz to 67 GHz

E8361A PNA Series
Network Analyzer with
Options 014, 080, 081,
UNL, and H11
Port 1
CPLR
ARM
SOURCE
OUT
RCVR
A IN
Port 1
RCVR
B IN
Port 2
CPLR
THRU
CPLR
THRU
Reference 1
SOURCE
OUT

N5260A
Millimeter-Head
Controller
CPLR
ARM
SOURCE
OUT
Reference 2
RCVR
R1 IN
RCVR
R2 IN
N5260A
Millimeter Head Controller
Port 2
Port 1
RF OUT
A IF
Port 2
2 AMP FUSE
2 AMP FUSE
R1 IF
RF OUT
B IF
Port 1
LO OUT
SOURCE
OUT
Port 2
BIAS
BIAS
R2 IF
LO OUT
LINE
0
1
11500-60001
Cable assembly 1 mm (f-f)
Verification
Device
Left Test Head
Right Test Head
n5250_001_604
Verification Results Files
When System Verification is configured as recommended, the process produces five files - one text file and
four .png files. The text file contains model numbers and serial numbers of the PNA and 85059A kit, along
with tabular lists of all results. The other files are screen captures of the magnitude and phase traces for
each verification device. All file names contain the date and time of the system verification.
Refer to the example screen captures in Figure 6-5, Figure 6-6, Figure 6-7, and Figure 6-8. The windows are
labeled 1, 2, 3, and 4. Window 1 is S11, window 2 is S21, window 3 is S12, and trace 4 is S22. Two traces are
shown for each measurement - a black trace and a colored trace. The black traces represent the factory
measured data for the verification devices. The colored traces represent the actual measured data from the
calibrated system.
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Figure 6-5
Performance Tests and Checks
System Performance Verification
Magnitude for Matched Thru
S11 and S22 are linear magnitude with a scale of milliunits. S21 and S12 are dB.
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System Performance Verification
Figure 6-6
6-12
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Phase for Matched Thru
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Figure 6-7
Performance Tests and Checks
System Performance Verification
Magnitude for Mismatched Thru
S11 and S22 are linear magnitude with a scale of milliunits. S21 and S12 are dB.
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System Performance Verification
Figure 6-8
PNA Series Microwave Network Analyzer System
N5250A
Phase for Mismatched Thru
Interpreting the Verification Results
The purpose of the N5250C system verification process is to demonstrate that the system is making
reasonable measurements. There are no hard specifications on the N5250C system, so there are no
pass/fail limits from the system verification measurements. the results allow the user to compare the actual
measured data to the factory measured data for each verification device.
The example traces on the previous pages show typical differences between measured and factory data.
Ignore phase differences for S11 and S22 when comparing measured data to factory data.
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System Performance Verification
Improving the Verification Results
IMPORTANT Inspect all connections. Do not remove the test port cable from the analyzer test port. This
will invalidate the calibration that you performed earlier.
1. Disconnect and clean the device that failed the verification measurement.
2. Reconnect the device making sure that all connections are carefully torqued.
3. Measure the device again using the previous calibration.
4. If the device still fails the verification measurement, repeat the full system verification process including
calibration.
Saving Verification Results
When you have a system verification result that represents the current performance of the system, save the
five resulting files to D:\sysver results.
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System Performance Verification
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Replaceable Parts
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7-1
Replaceable Parts
Ordering Information
PNA Series Microwave Network Analyzer System
N5250A
Ordering Information
To order a part listed in the replaceable parts lists:
•
include the part number
•
indicate the quantity required
•
Contact Agilent Technologies for instructions on where to send the order. Refer to
“Contacting Agilent” on page 5-4.
To order a part that is not listed in the replaceable parts lists:
•
include the instrument model number and complete instrument serial number
•
include the description and function of the part
•
indicate the quantity required
•
Contact Agilent Technologies for instructions on where to send the order. Refer to
“Contacting Agilent” on page 5-4.
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Replaceable Parts
Replaceable Parts
Replaceable Parts
Table 7-1 Replaceable Parts List
Agilent
Part Number
Description
Waveguide Modules:
N5260-69003
67 GHz to 110 GHz waveguide T/R module with attenuator. Exchange is available only
when the customer’s module is returned to the factory for service.
N5260-69004
67 GHz to 110 GHz waveguide T/R module without attenuator
Exchange is available only when the customer’s module is returned to the factory for service.
Combiner Assembly Parts:
N5260-60005
WR-10 2-inch long waveguide section
1390-0765
4-40 captive screw (waveguide flange)
2190-0556
4-40 split-lock washer (waveguide flange)
N5260-00007
Bracket—right combiner assembly
N5260-00008
Bracket—left combiner assembly
0515-0372
M3.0 x 8 mm screw (bracket)
85104-60061
1.0 mm test port connector
2190-0104
Washer (for 1 mm test port connector)
2950-0132
Nut (for 1 mm test port connector)
2110-0046
Fuse (inch) 0.5A, 125V NTD BI. Fuse for bias tee (option 017 and 018)
System Front Cables:
8121-1221
N5260A millimeter head controller RF and LO 3.5 mm cable (48” length)
85105-60033
N5260A millimeter head controller IF signal cable (SMA) (48” length)
85105-60030
N5260A millimeter head controller bias cable (48” length)
8121-1233
E8361C PNA front panel access port RF 1.85 mm (m)-(m) cable (30” length)
N5260-60009
E8361C PNA front panel test port RF 1.85 mm (f)-(m) cable (Option 700) (30” length)
1250-2604
SMA right angle adapter (Used only with 8121-1221 cable.)
System Rear Cables:
8120-1839
8120-6818
Was 08503-60051
N5260A millimeter head controller IF signal cable (BNC)
N5260A millimeter head controller test set interface cable
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Replaceable Parts
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N5250A
Table 7-1 Replaceable Parts List (Continued)
Agilent
Part Number
5061-9038
Description
N5260A millimeter head controller RF and LO SMA cable
Accessories and Documentation:
9211-8177
Shipping container for millimeter-wave test heads and subcomponents (combiner
assembly and/or waveguide T/R module)
N5250-90001
Part number is for reference only. Documentation is available only on the Internet. Refer
to “Printing Copies of Documentation from the Web” on page iii for instructions on locating
this documentation.
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Index
A
Agilent
assistance, 5-4
contacting, 5-4
customer engineering, 3-2
service and support options, 5-4
services, 5-4
support, 5-4
system installation, 3-2
analyzer
warmup time, 6-2
B
battery disposal, 1-7
before applying power, 1-2
dimensions
system, 3-8
system components, 3-8
documentation
on the Web, 1-iii
printing from the Web, 1-iii
E
E8361A PNA
specifications, 4-4
earth ground, 1-2
electrostatic discharge, See ESD
environmental requirements
system, 3-7
ESD
protection, 1-4, 3-8, 6-2
C
cabling
front panel, 3-11
rear panel, 3-10
system, 3-14
care of connectors, 3-8, 5-3, 6-3
care of waveguide, 5-2
caution, 1-2
CE mark, 1-6
certification, 1-ii
check
system, 6-4
cleaning
connectors, 5-3
waveguide, 5-2
coaxial
measurement, 2-4
coaxial configuration, 2-2
combiner assembly
description of, 2-7
configuration
coaxial, 2-2
wafer probe, 2-2
configuring PNA software, 3-17
connectors
care of, 3-8, 5-3, 6-3
care quick reference, 5-3
cleaning, 5-3
contacting Agilent, 5-4
contents
checklist, 3-3
of shipment, 3-3
CSA mark, 1-6
customer engineering
Agilent, 3-2
D
device connections
system verification, 6-10
DFARS, 1-ii
F
front panel cabling, 3-11
G
general safety considerations, 1-2
ground, safety earth, 1-2
H
head controller, 2-6
I
installing
the system, 3-2
instruction documentation symbol, 1-6
instrument markings, 1-6
ISM1-A mark, 1-6
L
lithium battery disposal, 1-7
M
maintenance
cleaning, 5-2
electrical, 5-2
physical, 5-2
system, 5-2
measurement
coaxial, 2-4
wafer probe, 2-5
millimeter head controller, 2-6
millimeter-wave test head module
cable connections, 3-13
millimeter-wave test head modules
description of, 2-7
theory of operation, 2-8
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millimeter-wave test heads
by OML, Inc., 2-11
specifications, 2-10
warranty, 2-10
N
N5250A system
as shipped, 3-2
basic configurations, 2-4
cable connections, 3-14
check, 6-4
components
weights and dimensions, 3-8
description of, 2-2
environmental requirements, 3-7
front panel cabling, 3-11
illustration of, 2-2
installation, 3-2
maintenance, 5-2
partial, 2-3
power requirements, 3-6
rear panel cabling, 3-10
receiving, 3-2
replaceable parts, 7-3
shipment checklist, 3-3
shipment contents, 3-3
shipment for service or repair, 5-4
site preparation, 3-6
space requirements, 3-8
specifications, 4-2
verification, 6-5
weight and dimensions, 3-8
What’s included?, 2-3
N5260A millimeter head controller, 2-6
O
OML, Inc.
contact information, 2-11
millimeter-wave test heads, 2-11
operation
millimeter head controller, 2-6
millimeter-wave test head modules,
2-8
Option 017
description of, 2-2
test head bias tees
specifications, 4-5
Option 018
description of, 2-2
test head bias tees
specifications, 4-5
options
service and support, 5-4
system, 2-2, 2-3
ordering information
replaceable parts, 7-2
Index-1
Index
P
parts
replaceable
ordering information, 7-2
PNA
specifications, 4-4
PNA software, configuring, 3-17
power requirements
system, 3-6
printing
documentation, 1-iii
product
certification, 1-ii
warranty statement, 1-ii
protection
against ESD, 1-4, 3-8, 6-2
R
rear panel cabling, 3-10
receiver display utility, 6-4
receiving
the system, 3-2
regulatory information, 1-5
repair
shipping to Agilent for, 5-4
replaceable parts
ordering information, 7-2
system, 7-3
Restricted Rights Notice, 1-ii
S
safety
considerations, 1-2
earth ground, 1-2
symbols, 1-2
service
contacting Agilent, 5-4
options, 5-4
shipping to Agilent for, 5-4
warnings, 1-3
warranty
standard, 5-4
shipment
checklist, 3-3
contents, 3-3
for service or repair, 5-4
site preparation
system, 3-6
software, PNA, configuring, 3-17
space requirements
system, 3-8
specifications
E8361A PNA, 4-4
millimeter-wave test heads, 2-10
stabilization, warm up time, 6-2
system, 4-2
test head bias tees, 4-5
Index-2
stabilization
warm up time, 6-2
support
contacting Agilent, 5-4
options, 5-4
organization, 5-4
system
as shipped, 3-2
basic configurations, 2-4
cable connections, 3-14
check, 6-4
components
weight and dimensions, 3-8
description of, 2-2
environmental requirements, 3-7
front panel cabling, 3-11
illustration of, 2-2
installation, 3-2
maintenance, 5-2
options, 2-2, 2-3
partial, 2-3
power requirements, 3-6
rear panel cabling, 3-10
receiving, 3-2
replaceable parts, 7-3
shipment checklist, 3-3
shipment contents, 3-3
shipment for service or repair, 5-4
site preparation, 3-6
space requirements, 3-8
specifications, 4-2
verification, 6-5
device connections, 6-10
dialog box, 6-8
weight and dimensions, 3-8
What’s included?, 2-3
equipment and accessories, 2-5
measurement, 2-5
wafer probe configuration, 2-2
warm up
analyzer, 6-2
warning, 1-2
warnings for servicing, 1-3
warranty
millimeter-wave test heads, 2-10
service
standard, 5-4
warranty statement, 1-ii
waveguide
care of, 5-2
cleaning, 5-2
waveguide module
description of, 2-7
weight
system, 3-8
system components, 3-8
weight and dimensions
system, 3-8
system components, 3-8
T
test head bias tees
specifications, 4-5
test head module
cable connections, 3-13
test head modules
description of, 2-7
test heads
description of, 2-7
V
verification
system, 6-5
device connections, 6-10
dialog box, 6-8
W
wafer probe
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