O P E R A T I N G
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HP 11793A
MIC R 0WAVE
CONVERTER
September 1990
11793-90011
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from the factory. Hewlett-Packard further certifies that its calibration measurements are traceable to the United
States National Bureau of Standards, to the extent allowed by the Bureau’s calibration facility, and to the
calibration facilities of other International Standards Organization members.
WARRANTY
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of one year from date of shipment. During the warranty period, Hewlett-Packard Company will at its option,
either repair or replace products which prove to be defective.
For warranty service or repair, this product must be returned to a service facility designated by HP. Buyer shall
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MICROWAVE
CONVERTER
SERIAL NUMBERS
This manual applies directly to instruments with serial
numbers prefixed 2520A.
With changes described in Paragraph 31, this manal
also applies to instruments with serial numbers prefixed 2407A.
For additional important information about serial
numbers, see INSTRUMENTS COVERED BY THIS
MANUAL in Paragraph 4.
First Edition
OHEWLElT-PACKARD COMPANY 1985
EAST 24001 MISSION AVENUE, TAF C-34, SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, U.S.A., 99220
Operating and Service Manual Part No. 11793-90011
Microfiche Operating and Service Manual Part No. 11793-90012
Printed. MAY 1985
1 Regulatory Information
(Updated March 1999)
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Regulatory Information (Updated March 1999)
Safety Considerations
GENERAL
This product and related documentation must be reviewed for familiarization with safety
markings and instructions before operation.
This product has been designed and tested in accordance with IEC Publication 1010,
"Safety Requirements for Electronic Measuring Apparatus," and has been supplied in a
safe condition. This instruction documentation contains information and warnings which
must be followed by the user to ensure safe operation and to maintain the product in a safe
condition.
SAFETY EARTH GROUND
A uninterruptible safety earth ground must be provided from the main power source to the
product input wiring terminals, power cord, or supplied power cord set.
A
SAFETY SYMBOLS
Indicates instrument damage can occur if indicated operating limits are exceeded.
A Indicates hazardous voltages.
1- Indicates earth (ground) terminal
WARNING
CAUTION
2
A WARNING note denotes a hazard. It calls attention to a procedure,
practice, or the like, which, if not correctly performed or adhered to,
could result in personal injury. Do not proceed beyond a WARNING
sign until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.
A CAUTION note denotes a hazard. It calls attention to a n operation
procedure, practice, or the like, which, if not correctly performed or adhered
to, could result in damage to or destruction of part or all of the product. Do
not proceed beyond an CAUTION note until the indicated conditions are fully
understood and met.
Chapter 1
Regulatory Information (Updated March 1999)
Safety Considerations for this Instrument
WARNING
This product is a Safety Class I instrument (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 product is likely to make the
product dangerous. Intentional interruption is prohibited.
Whenever it is likely that the protection has been impaired, the
instrument must be made inoperative and be secured against any
unintended operation.
If this instrument is to be energized via an auto transformer (for
voltage reduction), make sure the common terminal is connected to
the earth terminal of the power source.
If this product is not used as specified, the protection provided by
the equipment could be impaired. This product must be used in a
normal condition (in which all means for protection are intact) only.
No operator serviceable parts in this product. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel. To prevent electrical shock, do not remove
covers.
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.
The opening of covers or removal of parts is likely to expose
dangerous voltages. Disconnect the product from all voltage sources
while it is being opened.
The power cord is connected to internal capacitors that my remain
live for 5 seconds after disconnecting the plug from its power supply.
For Continued protection against fire hazard, replace the line fuse(s)
only with 250 V fuse(s) or the same current rating and type (for
example, normal blow or time delay). D o not use repaired fuses or
short circuited fuseholders.
Always use the three-prong ac power cord supplied with this
product. Failure to ensure adequate earth grounding by not using
this cord may cause product damage.
This product is designed for use in Installation Category I1 and
Pollution Degree 2 per IEC 1010 and IEC 664 respectively. FOR
INDOOR USE ONLY.
This product has autoranging line voltage input, be sure the supply
voltage is within the specified range.
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Regulatory information (Updated March 1999)
To prevent electrical shock, disconnect instrument from mains (line)
before cleaning. Use a dry cloth or one slightly dampened with water
to clean the external case parts. Do not attempt to clean internally.
Ventilation Requirements: When installing the product in a cabinet,
the convection into and out of the product must not be restricted.
The ambient temperature (outside the cabinet) must be less than the
maximum operating temperature of the product by 4" C for every 100
watts dissipated in the cabinet. If the total power dissipated in the
cabinet is greater than 800 watts, then forced convection must be
used.
Product Markings
CE - the CE mark is a registered trademark of the European Community. A CE mark
accompanied by a year indicated the year the design was proven.
CSA - the CSA mark is a registered trademark of the Canadian Standards Association.
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Chapter 1
Safety Considerations
Model
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
GENERAL
This product and related documentation must be
reviewed before operation for familiarization with
safety markings and instructions.
This product is a Safety Class I instrument (provided with a protective earth terminal).
BEFORE APPLYING POWER
Verify that the product is set to match the available
line voltage and the correct fuse is installed.
SAFETY EARTH GROUND
An uninterruptible safety earth ground must be
provided from the main power source to the product input wiring terminals, power cord, or supplied
power cord set.
SAFETY SYMBOLS
A
Instruction manual symbol: the product
will be marked with this symbol when it is
necessary for the user to refer to the instruction
manual (refer to Table of Contents).
f-
Indicates hazardous voltages.
1, Indicates earth (ground) terminal.
The WARNING sign denotes a
hazard. I t calls attention to a
procedure, practice, or the like, which, if not correctly performed or adhered to, could result in personal injury. Do not proceed beyond a WARNING
sign until the indicated conditions are fully understood and met.
The CAUTION sign denotes a
hazard. It calls attention to an
operating procedure, practice, or the like, which, if
not correctly performed or adhered to, could result
in damage to or destruction of part or all of the
product. Do not proceed beyond a CAUTION sign
until the indicated conditions are fully understood
and met.
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I WARNING 1
Interrupting the protective (grounding) conductor
(inside or outside the instrument) or disconnecting
the protective earth terminal will cause a potential
shock hazard that could result in personal injury.
(Grounding one conductor of a two conductor outlet
is not sufficientprotection).
Whenever it is likely that the protection has been
impaired, the instrument must be made inoperative and be secured against any unintended
operation.
If this instrument is to be energized via an autotransformer (for voltage reduction), make sure the
common terminal is connected to the earth terminal of the power source.
Servicing instructions are f o r use by
service-trained personnel only. To avoid dangerous
electric shock, do not perform any servicing unless
qualified to do so.
Adjustments described in the manual are performed with power supplied to the instrument
while protective covers are removed. Energy available at many points may, if contacted, result in personal injury.
Capacitors inside the instrument may still be
charged even if the instrument has been disconnected from its source of supply.
For continued protection against fire hazard, replace the line fuse(s) only with 250V fuse(s) of the
same current rating and type (for example, normal
blow, time delay, etc.). Do not use repaired fuses
or short-circuited fuseholders.
Model 11793A
Microwave Converter
MODEL 11793A
IF INPUT CABLE
(HP Part Number 11793-60006)
FREQUENCY CONTROL CABLE
(HP Part Number 8120-1838)
--
LO INPUT CABLE
(HP Part Number 11793-60009)
LINE POWER CABLE
Figure 1. HP Model I I 7 9 3 A Microwave Converter with Accessory Cables
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Model 1 1793A
1.
Microwave Converter
GENERAL INFORMATION
This Operating and Service Manual contains information about initial inspection, operation, performance
tests, adjustments, troubleshooting and repair of the HP Model 1 1793A Microwave Converter.
2,
Specifications
The HP 1 1793A Microwave Converter does not have "hard specifications" against which the instrument
can be tested for performance standards or limits. Instead, the Local Oscillator (LO) Requirements are
listed in Table 1. These requirements are the performance standards or limits against which the
instrument can be tested. The supplemental characteristics listed in Table 2 are not warranted
requirements but are typical characteristics included as additional information for the user.
LO Amplitude Range
Frequency (GHz)
Conditions
+8 dBm to +13 dBm
2 to 18
Without Option 001, 011 or 021
$7 dBm to +13 dBm
18 to 26.5
Without Option 001, 011 or 021
18 to 26.5
With Option 001, 011 or 021
0 dBm to +5 dBm
Table 2. Supplemental Characteristics
RF Input Connector: Precision 3.5 mm male
LO Input Connector: Precision 3.5 mm male
IF Output Connector: Type-N female
Rear Panel Control Connector: BNC female
Dimensions:
Height: 88 mm (3.5 in.)
Width: 425 mm (16.7 in.)
Depth: 528 mm (20.8 in.)
HP System II Module Size:
Height: 88 mm (3.5 in.)
Width: 1 Modular Width
Depth: 508 mm (20 in.)
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Microwave Converter
3.
Model 11793A
Safety Considerations
This product is a Safety Class I instrument; that is, one provided with a prctective earth terminal. The
Microwave Converter and all related documentation must be reviewed before operation for complete
familiarization with safety markings and instructions. Refer to the Safety Considerations page found a t
the beginning of this manual for a summary of the safety information. Safety information pertinent to
the task a t hand (that is, installation, operation, performance testing, or service) is found throughout this
manual.
4.
Instruments Covered by This Manual
This instrument has a two-part serial number. The first four digits and the letter comprise the serial
number prefix. The prefix is the same for all identical instruments; it changes only when a change is made
to the instrument. The last five digits form a sequential suffix which is unique to each instrument. The
contents of this manual apply directly to instruments having the serial prefix listed under Serial Numbers
on the title page.
An instrument manufactured after the printing of this manual may have a serial prefix that is not listed
on the title page. This unlisted serial prefix indicates that the manual for this instrument is supplied with
a Manual Changes supplement that documents the differences.
In addition to change information, the supplement may contain information for correcting errors in the
manual. To keep this manual as current and accurate as possible, Hewlett-Packard recommends that you
periodically request the latest Manual Changes supplement. The supplement is identified with the manual
print date and part number that appear on the title page. Complimentary copies of the supplement are
available on request from your nearest Hewlett-Packard office.
For information concerning a serial prefix not listed on the title page or in the Manual Changes
supplement, contact your nearest Hewlett-Packard office.
5.
Description
The HP Model 11793A Microwave Converter down-converts microwave input signals in the range from
1.3 to 26.5 GHz. For frequencies below 1.3 GHz, signals are routed directly to the input of the measuring
instrument. Instruments suitable for lower frequency measuring are the HP 890 1B Modulation Analyzer
or the HP 8902A Measuring Receiver.
For input signals above 1.3 GHz, the Microwave Converter routes the signal through an internal mixer
which mixes the input signal with an external local oscillator. The difference frequency (that is, the
intermediate frequency or IF) is filtered, amplified, and then appears a t the IF OUTPUT connector. The IF
should be between 10 and 700 MHz.
The Microwave Converter requires a +8 dBm leveled output from the LO. For LOs with insufficient
power above 18 GHz, an optional internal amplifier ( 1 8 GHz to 26.5 GHz) is available. The measuring
instrument controls switching of the RF path and of the LO amplifier via a rear-panel connection on the
Microwave Converter.
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6.
Microwave Converter
Options and Accessories
Electrical Options
The options are summarized in Table 3. The following list describes each option:
Option 001.
Adds an 18 to 26.5 GHz LO amplifier t o the standard instrument.
Option 010.
Moves the LO INPUT to the right side of the front panel.
Option 011.
Moves the LO INPUT to the right side of the front panel and adds the 18 to 26.5 GHz
LO amplifier.
Option 020.
Moves all front-panel connectors to the rear panel.
Option 021.
Moves all front-panel connectors to the rear panel and adds the 18 to 26.5 GHz LO
amplif ier.
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Table 3. HP 11793A Option Guide
LO
Amplifier
1
Not installed
installed
Front-Panel Placement
of LO Input
Len Side
Right Side
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Rear Panel
Placement for
All Connectors
Standard
Option 010
Option 020
Option 001
Option 011
Option 021
Mechanical Options
Instruments with Serial Prefix 2407A have System 11 cabinet parts and hardware that are English thread.
Instruments with Serial Prefix 2520A and higher have System I1 cabinet parts and hardware that are
METRIC thread.
When ordering Option 907, 908, or 909 for instruments with serial number prefix 2407A (English
thread), use the HP part number in parenthesis.
Option 907 (Front-Handle Kit). Ease of handling is increased with front-panel handles. To retrofit a
standard instrument, order HP part number 5061-9688 (5061-0088).
Option 908 (Rack-Flange Kit). All necessary hardware and installation instructions are included t o
enable mounting of the Microwave Converter in a rack with 482 mm (standard 19 in.) spacing. To retrofit
a standard instrument, order HP part number 5061-9674 (5061-0074) which has standard 4.45 cm (1.75
in.) hole spacing.
Option 909 (Rack-Flange and Front-Handle Combination Kit). This kit is not simply a front-handle kit
and rack-flange kit packaged together. The combination is made up of unique parts which include both
functions. To retrofit a standard instrument, order HP part number SO6 1-9675 (SO6 1-0075) which has
4.45 cm (1.75 in.) hole spacing and is a standard flange.
Microwave Converter
Option 907
Front Handle Kit
Model 11793A
Option 908
Rack Flange Kit
Option 909
Rack Flange and Front
Handle Combination Kit
Figure 2. Rack Mounting Options
Accessories Supplied
The accessories supplied with the Microwave Converter are shown in Figure 1.
a.
The line power cable may be supplied in several plug configurations, depending on the destination of
the original shipment. Refer to the Paragraph 12 "Power Cables" in this manual.
b.
Fuses with a 0.7SA rating for both 1 1 5 and 230 Vac (HP part number 21 10-0063) are supplied.
C.
The control cable ( HP part number 8 120- 18 38) is a 30 cm (1 2 in.) flexible cable with male BNC 50
ohm connectors on each end. It connects to the frequency offset mode output of the measuring
instrument.
d.
The LO cable (HP part number 11793-60009) is a 36 cm (14.5 in.) flexible cable with 3.5 mm
female end connectors. The LO cable includes a 3.5 mm male to Type-N male adapter. The cable
connects to tlie output of the LO source. Options 001, 01 1, and 021 delete the adapter.
e.
The IF cable (HP part number 11793-60006) is a 25 cm (10 in.) flexible cable with Type-N male 50
ohm end connectors. The cable connects to the RF input of the measuring instrument.
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7.
Microwave Converter
Recommended Test Equipment
Table 4 lists the test equipment recommended to check, adjust, and troubleshoot the Microwave
Converter. The Minimum Specifications column describes the essential requirements for each piece of test
equipment. If substitute equipment is used, it must meet or exceed the minimum specifications.
Table 4. Recommended Test Equipment
Instrument Type
Minimum Specification
Suggested Model
Measuring Instrument
Contains specific circuitry to control the HP 11793A.
HP 8901B or HP 8902A'
Sensor Module
Must have a frequency range of 26.5 GHz and be compatible
with the measuring instrument.
HP 11792A'
Microwave LO Source
See LO Amplitude Range in Table 1, LO Requirements. Note
that the required output power depends on the LO amplifier
option in the HP 11793A.
HP 86738"
Microwave Signal
Source
Frequency Range: 2 to 26.5GHz
Output Level: -1 to +1 dBm
HP 86738
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Instrument Type
Multimeter
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RF Test Equipment
8.
INSTALLATION
9.
Initial inspection
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To Troubleshoot the Microwave Converter
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Minimum Specification
DC
DC
AC
AC
Volts
Volts
Volts
Volts
Range: 1OOV
Accuracy: 2%
Range: lOOV
Accuracy: 10% at 50 Hz
Troubleshooting of the microwave components of the Microwave Converter requires
measurements to 26.5GHz of gain or insertion loss, SWR, power, conversion loss, and
frequency. Instruments which are required to perform these tasks include: signal generators and sweepers, network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and power meters with accompanying couplers, pads, line stretchers, etc. Select the appropriate equipment and
use standard test procedures to make these measurements.
Inspect the shipping container for damage. If the shipping container or cushioning material is damaged,
the shipping materials should be kept until the contents of the shipment have been checked for
completeness and the instrument has been checked mechanically and electrically. If there is mechanical
damage or if the instrument does not pass the performance tests, notify the nearest Hewlett -Packard
office. Keep the damaged shipping materials (if any) for inspection by the carrier and a Hewlett-Packard
representative.
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Microwave Converter
Model 1 1793A
10. Power Requirements
The Microwave Converter requires a power source of 115, 230 Vac (+lo%,-20%),48 to 66 Hz. Power
consumption is 20 VA maximum.
11. Line Voltage Selection
Before the instrument is plugged in, it must De set to the voltage of
the power source, or damage to the instrument may result.
A line voltage switch enables selection of either 11SV or 230V. The line voltage is indicated on this
rear-panel switch. Slide the switch to the proper line voltage for operation.
12. Power Cables
BEFORE CONNECTING THIS INSTRUMENT, the protective earth
terminal o f the instrument must be connected to the protective
conductor of the (Mains) power cord. The Mains plug shall only be
inserted in a socket outlet provided with a protective earth contact.
The protective action must not be negated b y the use of an extension
cord (power cable) without a protective conductor (grounding).
Grounding one conductor o f a two-conductor outlet is not sufficient
protection.
This instrument is provided with a three-wire power cable. When connected to an appropriate ac power
receptacle, this cable grounds the instrument cabinet. The type of power-cable plug shipped with the
instrument depends on the country of destination. See Table 5 for part numbers of the available power
cables and Mains plugs.
13. Mating Connectors
All coaxial connectors (except the RF Input) used with the Microwave Converter are provided on the
three accessory cables supplied with the instrument listed under Paragraph 6, I ' Accessories Supplied 'I. The
RF Input connector should be of the APC 3.5 mm female SO ohm type. Refer to Table 2, Supplemental
Characteristics for the correct type and location for mating each connector.
Use the correct torque wrench when installing sub-miniature
connectors.
Tighten 3.5 mm connectors to 0.7 N.m (6.3 in.Eb). Tighten Type-N
connectors to 0.7 N m (6.3 in.lb).
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Microwave Converter
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Table 2-2. AC Power Cables Available
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Number
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250V
0
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8120-1351
8120-1703
0
4
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Cable
Color
90
90
Mint Gray
Mint Gray
79
87
Gray
Gray
Straight'CEE7-Y11
goo
79
79
Mint Gray
Mint Gray
East and West
Europe, Saudi
Arabia, Egypt,
(unpolarized in
many nations)
80
80
36
80
80
36
79
Black
Black
Black
Jade Gray
Jade Gray
Jade Gray
Gray
United States,
Canada, Mexico,
Japan (1OOV or
200V), Philippines,
Taiwan
Straight'BS1363A
90"
0
250V
8120-1692
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Cable
Length
(inches)
Plug
Description
125V
250 V
For Use
In Country
United Kingdom,
Cyprus, Nigeria,
Rhodesia,
Singapore
Austrailia,
New Zealand
8120-1378
8120-1398
8120-1754
8120-1378
8120-1521
8120-1676
8120-2104
5
5
7
1
6
2
3
Straight'NEMA5-15P
90"
Straight'NEMA5-15P
Straight'NEMA5-l5P
90"
Straight'NEMA5-15P
Straight'SEVl 01 1
1959-24507
Type 12
8120-0698
6
Straight'NEMAG-15P
8120-1957
8120-2956
2
3
Straight'DHCK107
90"
79
79
Gray
Gray
Denmark
8120-4211
7
Straight'lEC83-B1
79
Black
South Africa, India
8120-1860
6
Straight'CEE22-VI
(Systems Cabinet Use)
Switzerland
~~
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250V
United States,
Canada
'Part number shown for plug is industry identifier for plug only. Number shown for cable is HP Part Number for complete
cable including plug.
E = Earth Ground; L = Line; N = Neutral
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Microwave Converter
Model 11793A
14. Operating Environment
The operating environment should be within the following limitations:
Temperature ..........................
0°C to +55"C
Humidity .............................. ~ 9 5 relative
%
a t 40°C
Altitude ...............................
44570 meters (1 5 000 feet)
15. Bench Operation
The instrument cabinet has plastic feet which are shaped to insure self-alignment when stacked in a
system configuration.
16. Rack Mounting
Rack mounting information is provided with the rack mounting kits. If the kits were not ordered with the
instrument as options, they may be ordered through the nearest Hewlett-Packard office. Refer to
Paragraph 6, under "Mechanical Options" for kit information. See Figure 2, Rack Mounting Options.
17. Storage and Shipment
The instrument should be stored in a clean, dry environment. The following environmental limitations
apply to both storage and shipment.
Temperature (Standard) .......................
- 5 5°C to +7 S"C
Temperature (Options 001, 01 1, and 021) .... -25°C to +7S"C
Humidity ......................................
4 9 5% relative
Altitude .......................................
15 300 meters ( S O 000 feet)
18. Packaging
Original Packaging. Containers and materials identical to those used in factory packaging are available
through Hewlett -Packard offices. If the instrument is being returned to Hewlett -Packard for servicing;
attach a tag indicating the type of service required, return address, model number, and full serial number.
Also, mark the container FRAGILE to ensure careful handling. In any correspondence refer to the
instrument by model number and full serial number.
Other Packaging. The following general instructions should be used for repackaging the instrument with
commercially available materials.
a.
Wrap the instrument in heavy paper or plastic. (If shipping to a Hewlett-Packard office or
service center, attach a tag indicating the type of service required, return address, model number,
and full serial number.)
b. Use a strong shipping container. A double-wall carton made of 2.4 MPa (350 psi) test material is
adequate.
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Model 11 793A
c.
Microwave Converter
Use enough shock-absorbing material; a 7.5 to 10.0 cm ( 3 to 4 in.) layer around all sides of the
instrument to provide a firm cushion and to prevent movement in the container. Protect the
front panel with cardboard.
d. Seal the shipping container securely.
e. Mark the shipping container FRAGILE to ensure careful handling.
19. Operation
Before the Microwave Converter is plugged in, all protective earth
terminals, extension cords, auto -transformers, and devices connected
to it should be connected to a protective earth grounding socket. Any
interruption of the protective earth grounding will cause a potential
shock hazard that could result in personal injury.
Before the Microwave Converter is plugged in, it must be set to the
same line voltage as the power source or damage to the instrument
may result.
The HP 11793A Microwave Converter is designed to be operated remotely by the measuring instrument
in its frequency offset mode. Operation of the Microwave Converter is, therefore, under control of the
measuring instrument.
20. Operating Instructions
To operate the Microwave Converter, plug in the power cord and connect the signal and control cables as
indicated in Figure 3, Microwave Converter Interconnections and Test Set-up. Refer to Table 1, LO
Requirements, for LO power requirements.
This instrument does not have an orl/off switch or front-panel
power indicator light. Power is supplied to the instrument as soon as
the power cord is plugged in to the line voltage source.
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Microwave Converter
Model 11793A
FREOUENCY
OFFSET MODE
INPUT
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HP 6 9 0 2 A
MEASURING RECEIVER
FREPUENCY
OFFSET TTL
OUTPUT
:::::
D00000
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0
0
0
0 0
000000
0
0000 0
0 0000
0 0000
00000 Q
RF
INPUT
SI
II
OR
1
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Figure 3. Microwave Convertor Interconnections and Typical T e s t S e t u p
21. Panel Features
Front-panel features consist of the LO input, RF input, and the IF output connectors. For Options 020
and 021, the connectors are located on the rear panel. See Figure 4, Front-Panel F e a t u r e s for the
standard locations of front-panel connectors.
Rear-panel features are the Line Voltage Select Switch, Fuse, Power Cord and the Frequency Offset input
connectors. See Figure 5, Rear -Panel Features.
22. Operator Checks
Operator’s checks consist of insuring that a fuse of proper value is installed, that the power cord is plugged
in, that the signal/control lines are connected, and that both the measuring instrument and the external
LO are connected and turned on.
23. Operator Maintenance
The only maintenance needed by the Microwave Converter is replacement of the primary power fuse.
To replace the fuse, insert a standard screwdriver into the fuseholder and push in against the spring. Turn
counterclockwise (while pushing with a slight pressure) until the fuseholder is released. Remove and
replace the fuse with a new fuse of identical value.
10
Model 11793A
Microwave Converter
IF OUTPUT: The IF output,
Type-N connector, couples the IF
output signal into measuring instrument RF input.
LO INPUT: The LO input, 3.5 mm
connector, couples an external
oscillator signal source to the
instrument.
RF INPUT: The RF input, 3.5mm
connector couples the microwave
input signal into the instrument.
The maximum allowable input
power is +30 dBm (lwatt), the
input impedance is 50 ohms
nominal.
Figure 4. Front-Panel Features
RF INPUT is a rear-panel input
for the RF signal (instead of the
standard front-panel connection)
for option 020, 021 instruments.
T
IF OUTPUT is a rear-panel output for the IF signal (instead of
the standard front-panel connection) for the option 020, 021
instruments.
I
LO INPUT is a rear-panel input
for the LO signal (instead of the
standard, front-panel connection)
for the option 020, 021
instruments.
FREQ OFFSET INPUT enables
the measuring instrument to control the switching circuitry.
T
-1
LINE VOLTAGE SELECTION
SWITCH: 115 or 230 Vac
LINE VOLTAGE POWER CORD
CONNECTION
FUSE HOLDER AND .75A FUSE
Figure 5. Rear -Panel Features
11
Model 1 1793A
Microwave Converter
24. Performance Tests
Description
Performance testing consists of a general functional check to verify the instrument down-converts and
switches RF paths properly. Since the Microwave Converter is designed to operate with specific HP
instrumentation, no substitution is recommended.
Equipment
Measuring Instrument ................. HP 8901B or HP 8902A
Sensor Module .........................
HP 1 17 9 2A
Microwave LO Source .................See Table 4
Microwave Signal Source .............. HP 8673B (up to 26 GHz Amplifier)
HP 8673B Option 008 (up to 26 GHz,
(w/o Amplifier)
HP 8672A Option 008 (up to 18 GHz,
w/o Amplifier)
RF Signal Source ...................... HP 8642B, HP 8660C/86602B, HP 8662A, HP 8663A
Procedure
1. Connect the equipment as shown in Figure 3. Set the two microwave sources to CW. Set the
microwave signal source to 0 dBm.
NOTE
Check that the measuring instrument's RF Power calibration factors
match the sensor module. The measuring instrument must be in
frequency offset mode in order to enter the RF Power calibration
factors into the Frequency Offset mode RF Power Cal Factor Table.
2. Set the microwave LO source frequency and level as listed in Table 6. Performance Tests
Znstrument Settings. For each setting, perform the following steps:
a. Set the frequency of the microwave signal source as listed.
b. On the measuring instrument, key in 27.3 SPCL. Key in the frequency of the microwave LO
source (in MHz), then press the MHz key.
c.
On the measuring instrument, measure RF frequency and R F Power (in that order). The
measuring instrument's display should read as indicated in table 6. (The listed frequency is a
nominal value.)
3. Set the RF signal source to 1270 MHz. and level - 10 dBm.
4. On the measuring instrument, key in 27.3 SPCL and enter 0 MHz. This leaves the measuring
instrument in frequency offset mode with 0 MHz offset. Measure RF Frequency and RF Power
(in that order).
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Model 11793A
Microwave Converter
Table 6. Performance Test Instrument Settings
LO Source
Frequency (MHz)
2 063
10 063
17 263
18 063
18 063
25 963'"
25 963"'
I
Signal Source
I
Measuring Instrument
Display
Level (dBm)
Frequency (MHz)
level (dBm)
+8
+8
+8
0 '
2 000
1 0 000
17 200
18 000
18 000
-1 5
-1 5
-1 5
-1 5
-15
2 000
10 000
17 200
18 000
18 000
25 900
25 900
-1 5
-15
25 900
25 900
I
+8'*
0
'
+8"
Frequency (MHz)
'Use this level only if the LO amplifier is installed (Option 001, 011 or 021).
"Use this level only if the LO amplifier is not installed (Option 001. 011 or 021).
"'Omit this step if maximum system frequency is 18 GHz.
25. Adjustments
The only adjustment necessary is setting the +12V power supply. Connect a dc voltmeter to the case of
VR3. (See Service Sheet 3.) Adjust A I R 5 on the AI Switch Control Assembly until the voltage is between
+11.9 and + I 2 1 Vdc.
26. Replaceable Parts
Table 7 lists all replaceable parts in alphanumeric order by reference designator. Table 8 contains the
names and addresses that correspond to the manufacturer's code numbers.
27. Replaceable Parts List
Table 7, Replaceable Parts. is organized as follows:
a. Electrical assemblies and their components in alphanumeric order by reference designation.
b. Chassis-mounted parts and mechanical parts in alphanumeric order by reference designation.
The following information is provided for each part:
a. The Hewlett-Packard part number.
b.
Part number check digit (CD).
c. The total quantity (Qty) is provided on the first entry of the part number.
d. The description of the part.
e.
A typical manufacturer of the part in a five-digit code.
f.
The manufacturer's number for the part.
13
Microwave Converter
Model 1 1793A
28. Parts List Updating (Manual Changes Supplement)
Production changes to the instrument made after the publication date of this manual are denoted by a
change in the serial-number prefix. Changes to the parts list are recorded by serial prefix on a Manual
Changes supplement. Also, errors in the manual are noted in the Errata portion of the Manual Changes
supplement.
29. Illustrated Parts Breakdowns
The components that compose the Microwave Converter are illustrated in the component locator diagrams
in Figure 13, and in the illustrated parts breakdown photographs of Figures 7 and 8.
14
Model 1 1 7 9 3 A
I
Reference
Designation
HP Part
Number
1
I
A1
1
11793-6000:
4
RlCl
R1C2
8
1
RlC3
RlC4
RlC5
0120-0197
0180-2302
1400-0249
0180-1794
0160-5098
0160-5098
0
3
6
3
A1C6
R1C7
R1C8
0160-5098
0160-4832
0160-5555
6
4
0
1
Mfr
Code
Description
ItY
R1
6
Replaceable Parts
Table 7. Replaceable Parts
SWITCH CONTROL RSSEMBLY
1
1
1
1
1
CRPRCITOR-FXD
CRPRCITOR-FXO
CRPRCITOR-FXD
.22UF +-lo% 5CVDC CER
. O l U F +-lo% lOOVDC CER
.33UF +-5% lOOVOC
Mfr Part Number
28480
11793-60001
56289
56289
06383
56289
16299
16299
150D225X9020R2
39D207G050FJS-DSB
PLTlM-8
150D226X9035R2
CRC05X7R224J050R
CRC05X7R224J050R
16299
28480
28480
CRC05X7R224J050R
0160-4832
1901-0028
1901-0028
1901-0050
1901-0050
1901-0050
0160-5555
DIODE-PWR RECT 400V
DIODE-PUR RECT 4 0 0 V
DIODE-SWITCHING 8OV
DIODE-SWITCHING 8OV
DIODE-SWITCHING 8OV
750MR
750MF)
200MR
200MA
200MR
00-29
DO-29
2NS 00-35
2NS DO-35
2NS DO-35
28420
28480
28480
28480
28480
DIODE-SWITCHING
DIODE-SWITCHING
DIODE-SWITCHING
DIODE-SWITCHING
200MR
ZOOMFI
200MA
200MA
2NS
2NS
2NS
2NS
00-35
00-35
00-35
DO-35
28480
28480
28480
28480
1901-00 5 0
1 9 0 1- 0 0 5 0
1901- 00 50
1901-0050
1
LED-LRMP LUM-INT=800UCD IF=30MR-MRX
28480
HLMP- 1 5 0 1
0
1
CONNECTOR 1 0 - P I N M POST T W E
28420
1251-5717
4
4
7
7
7
7
1
3L585
00000
04713
04713
04713
04713
2N4101
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
2N2222fi
2N2222R
2N2222Q
2N2222A
0757-0821
0698-3442
0698-3442
0698-3442
2100-0568
8
9
9
9
1
1
3
28480
24546
24546
24546
28480
0757-0821
C4-1/8-TO-237R-F
C4-1/8-TO-237R-F
C4- 1/8-TO- 23 7R-F
2100-0568
RlR6
R1R7
R1R8
R1R9
RlRlO
0698-3150
0757-0984
0698-3150
0757-0438
0698-3150
6
24546
28480
24546
24546
24546
C4- 1/8-TO- 23 71-F
0757-0984
C4-1/8-TO-2371-F
C4-1/8-TO-5111-F
C4-1/8-TO-2371-F
PlRll
RlR12
R1R13
R1R14
RlR15
0757-0444
0698-3150
0698-3150
0698-3150
0698-3150
F TC=0+-100
F TC=0+-100
F TC=O+-100
F TC=0+-100
F TC=0+-100
24546
24546
24546
24546
24546
C4- 1/ 8-T 0 - 12 1 2 -F
C4-1/8-TO-23 71-F
C4-1/8-TO-2371-F
C4-1/8-TO-2371-F
C4-1/8-TO-2371-F
RlR16
FllR17
RlR18
0698-3150
RESISTOR 2 . 3 7 K 1%.125W F TC=0+-100
RESISTOR 2 . 3 7 K 1%.125W F TC=0+-100
RESISTOR 2 . 3 7 K 1x .125W F TC=0+-100
24546
24546
24546
C4- 1/8-TO- 23 71-F
C4-1/8-TO-2371-F
‘4-1/8-T0-2371-F
RlUl
3826-0191
1820-1417
1820-1197
I C COMPQRRTOR GP DUQL TO-100 PKC
I C GRTE T T L L S NRND QURD 2 - I N P
I C GATE T I L LS NRND OUR0 2 - I N P
01295
01295
27014
Lfl319H
SN7 4LS2 6N
SN74LSOON
RlVRl
RlVR2
RlVR3
1902-3323
1902-0460
1826-0423
0340-0875
0515-0655
0535-0004
2190-0584
11793-0001
AlCRl
RlCR2
RlCR3
RlCR4
R1CR5
1901-002 8
1901-0028
1901-0050
1901-0050
1901-0050
5
5
3
3
3
RlCR6
A1CR7
RlCR8
RlCRO
1 9 0 1- 0 0 5 0
1901-0050
1901-0050
1901-0050
3
3
RlDSl
1990-0717
6
RlJl
1251-5717
R1Q1
1884-0273
0515-0655
1 8 5 4 - 0477
1854-0477
1854-0477
1854-0477
R1Q2
R1Q3
RlQ4
RlQ5
RlRl
R1R2
R1R3
R1R4
R1R5
RlU2
RlU3
RlVR4
0698-3150
0698-3150
1826-0367
2
7
3
3
8OV
8OV
8OV
8OV
4
1
RESISTOR 1 . 2 1 K 1% .5W
RESISTOR 2 3 i - l % .125W
RESISTOR 2 3 7 1%.125W
RESISTOR 2 3 7 1%.125W
RESISTOR-TRMR 1 0 0 1 0 %
F
F
F
F
C
TC=0+-100
TC=0+-100
TC=0+-100
TC=0+-100
TOP-RDJ 1-TRN
10
1
3
1
RESISTOR
RESISTOR
RESISTOR
RESISTOR
RESISTOR
2 . 3 7 K 1%.125W F TC=0+-100
1 0 1%.5W F TC=0+-100
2 . 3 7 K 1%.125W F TC=O*-100
5.11K 1%.125W F TC=0+-100
2 . 3 7 K 1%.125W F TC=0+-100
1
1
RESISTOR
RESISTOR
RESISTOR
RESISTOR
RESISTOR
12.1K
2.37K
2.37K
2.37K
2.37K
4
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
3
6
9
1
6
I
!
I
(
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
2
2
1
5
1
-
-
1%.125W
1x . l 2 5 W
1%.125W
1%,125W
1%.125W
DIODE-ZNR 4 2 . 2 V 5% 0 0 - 3 5 PD=.4W T C = * . 0 8 X
DIODE-ZNR 1 2 V 5% DO-35 PD=.4W TC=+.077%
I C V RGLTR TO-3
INSULATOR-XSTR THRM-CNDCT
SCREW-MACH M3 X 0 . 5 8MM-LG PRN-HD
NUT-HFX DBL-CHRM M3 X 0.5 2.4MM-THK
WASHER-Lk-HLtL 3 . 0 - MM 3.1-MM-ID
HERT S I N K
28481
28481
04713
I C 78M05C V RGLTR TO-39
-.
See introduction to this section for ordering information.
28480
28480
2701r
28481
0000l
00001
f
MC78M05CG
Indicates factory selected value
15
Model 11793A
Replaceable Parts
Table 7 . Replaceable Parts
Reference
Designation
HP Part
Number
-
1
-
1
1
1
3 DB RTTENURTOR
1
1
1
0
3
1
2
9
1
2
17
1
22
3
9
5
11793-60003
6
F1
2110-0063
2110-0566
2110-0565
2110-0569
2190-0068
2
0
9
3
5
FL1
9135-0229
1400-0025
0515-0381
0535-0006
2190-0586
3050-0893
J1
08673-60040
J2
J3
J4
J5
J6
1
FIT 1
2190-0016
2950-0043
3
8
5
5
11793-60008
1
2
1250-0914
1250-0915
5040-0306
08671-2027
08555-20093
08555-20094
2190-0104
2950-0132
7
8
0
2
2
2
5
6
0
6
2
2
2
08673-60040
9
5
2190-0016
2 950- 0 043
3
8
08673-6004C
9
2190-0016
2950- 0043
3
8
08673-6004C
9
2190-0016
2950-0043
3
8
08673-6004C
9
2190-0016
3
J7
11793-60001
1
1250-0914
1250-0915
5040-0306
08671-2027
08555-2009:
08555-2009d
2190-0104
2950-0132
7
8
0
5
5
6
0
6
J8
1250-0870
4
2950-0043
6
1
A N D ABOVE
MPZ
2 4 0 7 1 ONLY
HP I
MP2
FUSE . 7 5 A 250V NTD 1 . 2 5 X . 2 5 UL
FUSEHOLDER-EXTR POST 12R 2 5 0 V
FUSEHOLDER CAP 12R MRX FOR UL
FUSEHOLDER COMPONENT NUT; THRERD M12.7
WASHER-LK I N T L T 1 / 2 I N , 5 0 5 - I N - I D
28480
28480
28480
28480
28480
2110-0063
2110-0566
2110-0565
2110-0569
2190-0068
FILTER-LOW PRSS DC TO 800MHZ; M/F SUR
CLAMP-CRBLE . 5 - D I R .5-WD NYL
SCREW-MRCH M4 X 0 . 7 10MM-LG PAN-HD
NUT-HEX OBL-CHRM M4 X 0.7 3.2Mfl-THK
WASHER-LK HLCL 4 . 0 MM 4 . 1 - M U - I D
WRSHER-FL MTLC 4 . 0 MM 4.4-MM-ID
28480
28480
00000
00000
28480
28480
9135-0229
1400-0025
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
2190-0586
3050-0893
CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY "LO INPUT"
(LEFT S I D E : STRNDRRO ONLY)
WASHER-LK I N T L T 3/8 I N , 3 7 7 - I N - I D
NUT-HEX-DBL-CHRM 3/8- 32-THD . 0 9 4-IN-THK
28480
08673-60040
28480
00000
2190-0016
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
CONNECTOR
ASSEMBLY TYPE-N " I F OUTPUT"
_.
(STRNDRRD AND OPTION 010 ONLY)
CONNECTOR-RF RPC-N FEM UNMTD 50-OHM
TONTFITT-RF CONN SER RPC-N FEMRLE
28480
11793-60008
28480
9D949
28480
28480
28480
28480
28480
00000
1250-0914
131-149
5040-0306
08671-2027
08555-20093
08555-20094
2190-0104
ORDER BY OESCRIPT I O N
CONNECTOR QSSEMBLY "RF INPUT"
(STANDARD AND OPTION 0 1 0 ONLY)
WASHER-LK I N T L T 3 / 8 I N , 3 7 7 - I N - I D
NUT-HEX-DBL-CHAM 3/8-32-THD . 0 9 4 - I N - T H K
2848C
08673-60040
2848C
ooooc
2190-0016
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
CONNECTOR QSSEMBLY "LO I N P U T "
(RIGHT S I D E : OPTION 0 1 0 ONLY)
WASHER-LK I N T L T 3/8 I N . 3 7 7 - 1 N - I D
NUT-HEX-DBL-CHAM 3/8-32-THD , 0 9 4 - I N - T H K
2848C
08673-60040
2848C
ooooc
2190-0016
ORDER B Y DESCRIPTION
CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY "RF I N P U T "
(REAR PRNEL: OPTION 020 ONLY)
WRSHER-LK I N T L T 3/8 I N , 3 7 7 - I N - I D
NUT-HEX-DEL-CHRM 3/8-32-THD . 0 9 4 - I N - T H K
2848C
08673-60040
2848(
OOOO(
2190-0016
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
CONNECTOR
"LO I N P U T "
- ASSEMBLY
___
(RERR PANEL: OPTION 020 ONLY)
WASHER-LK I N T L T 3/8 I N , 3 7 7 - I N - I D
NUT-HEX-DBL-CHRM 3/8-32-THD .094-IN-THK
2848(
08673-60040
2848(
OOOO(
2190-0016
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY TYPE-N " I F OUTPUT"
(RERR PRNEL: OPTION 020 RND 0 2 1 ONLY)
CONNECTOR-RF APC-N FEU UNMTD 50-OHM
CONTACT-RF CONN SER RPC-N FEMRLE
INSULRTOR
INSULATOR
CONTACT JRCK
BODY, BULKHERO
WASHER-LK I N T L T 7/16 I N , 4 3 9 - I N - I O
NUT-HEX-DBL-CHRM 7/16-28-THD
.094-IN-THb
2848(
11793-60008
2848(
9D94!
2848t
28481
28481
28481
28481
00001
1250-0914
131-149
5040-0306
0 8 6 7 1-2 027
08555-20093
08555-20094
2190-0104
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
CONNECTOR-RF BNC FEM SGL-HOLE-RR
FREQUENCY OFFSET INPUT"
28481
1250-0870
BODY, BULKHERD
WRSHER-LK I N T L T 7/16 I N . 4 3 9 - I N - I 0
NUT-HEX-DBL-CHRM 7/16-28-THD .094-IN-THK
~~
5 021- 5 8 0 1
0515-1227
5021-5832
0515-1331
0
8
7
5
1
6
2
8
FRRME FRONT
SCREW-MRCH M 3 X 0 . 5 Sflfl-LG 90-DEG-FLH-HD
S I D E STRUT
SCREW-MACH M4 X 0.7 6MM-LG FLRTHD
28480
00000
28480
00000
5020-8801
0515-1227
5020-8832
2510-0192
4
1
FRONT FRAME
SCREW-MFICH M3 X 0 . 5 6MM-LG 90-DEG-FLH-HI
SIDE STRUT
SCREW-MACH 8-32 . 2 5 - I N - L G 1 0 0 DEG
28481
2848
28481
0000
8
1
6
-
6
2
8
See introduction to this section for ordering information.
16
50-OHM
PART OF W12 (NOT SEPRRRTELY REPLRCERBLE
PRRT OF W l O / W 1 1 (NOT SEPARRTELY
REPLACEABLE)
J10
MPI
11793-60003
__ __
8
M f r P a r t Number
28480
2
J9
ZS2OA
Mf r
Eode
Description
QtY
* Indicates
5021-5801
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
5021-5832
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
5020-8801
0515-1227
5020-8832
ORDER B Y DESCRIPTION
factory selected value
Replaceable Parts
Model 11793A
Table 7. Replaceable Parts
Reference
Designation
2401AOWLY
HP P a r t
Number
3
-
RERR FRRME
SCREW-MRCH M3 X 0 . 5 6MM-LG PAN-HD
THREROEO INSERT-NUT M3X0.5 , 0 5 9 - I N - L G
TOP TRIM STRIP
S I D E TRIM 3 1 / 2
5020-8802
0515-0680
0590-1203
5040-7202
5001-0438
1
COVER, TOP
COVER, SIDE
RERR PRNEL RSSEMBLY
5061-9435
5061-9452
11793-20009
0
1
9
1
TOP COVER
S I D E COVER
RERR PRNEL
5060-9835
5060-9a5~
11793-00004
11793-0000
2
11793-0001
11793-0000
0
FRONT DRESS PRNEL
(EXCEPT OPTIONS 0 1 0 FIND 0 1 1 )
FRONT DRESS PRNEL
(OPTIONS 0 1 0 RNO 0 1 1 ONLY)
FRONT SUB-PANEL
11793-00005
1
1
5020-8802
0515-0680
0590-1203
5040-7202
5001-043a
a
5 06 1-943 5
5061-9452
11793-20001
l
3
l
MP6
MP1
MP8
5060-9a35
50.so-ga52
11793-0000
MP9
MP3
MP4
MP 5
2520.4 A W D A B O V E
MP6
MPl
MPB
2 1 0 7 1 OWLY
MPlO
2 5 2 0 1 AWD ABOVE
5
a
9
7
1
12
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
5061-9447
1
BOTTOM COVER
5060-9847
1
1
3
FOOT FULL-l/2MOD
MRIN DECK
STANOOFF-1/4 TURN 6 . 3 5 MM LG: 1 0 . 1 6 MM
SCREW-MRCH M4 X 0 . 7 10MM-LG PAN-HD
WASHER-LK HLCL 4 . 0 MM 4.1-MM-ID
NIXER HOUSING MD
SCREW-MRCH M4 X 0 . 7 10MM-LG PAN-HO
WgSHER-LK HLCL 4 . 0 MM 4.1-MM-IO
R F I STRIP ( * ORDER QTY 2 F T )
5040-7201
11793-00001
03ao-i705
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
2190-05a6
11793-20005
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
2190-05a6
8160-0472
RF COVER
SCREW-MRCH M 4 X 0 . 7 10MM-LG PRN-HO
WASHER-LK HLCL 4 . 0 MM 4.1-MM-IO
RMPLIFIER BRACKET (OPTIONS 0 0 1 , 0 1 1 RND
0 2 0 ONLY)
SCREW-MRCH M3 X 0.5 SMM-LG PRN-HD
11793-00002
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
MPll
5060-9847
4
MP12
NP13
5040-7201
11793-0000
03ao-i705
0515-0381
2190-0586
11793-2000
05i5-03ai
2i90-05a6
8160-0472
a
11793-0000
0515-0381
2190-05a6
11793-0001
9
3
1
3
1
05i5-06ao
5
11793-0000
0515-0373
0520-0130
2190-0045
2190-osa4
3050-009a
3050-0891
3050-0893
11793-0001
4
3
1
NP14
MP15
MP16
MP17
a
0
3
2
4
3
2
8
2
11793-00003
COVER. BOTTOM
?
2 4 0 1 4 ONLY
11793-00012
1
5061-9447
WPll
M f r P a r t Number
Description
u
1
6
1
MIXER BRACKET
SCREW-MACH M3 X 0.5 10MM-LG PRN-HO
SCREW-MRCH 2-56 . 3 7 5 - I N - L G PRN-HO-PO21
HLCL NO. 2 . o a a - I N - I o
MM 3.1-MM-ID
HLCL 3 . 0
MTLC NO. 2 . 0 9 4 - I N - I 0
MM 3.3-MM-ID
MTLC 3 . 0
MM 4.4-MM-IO
MTLC 4.0
ERR
11793-0000
05i5-03ai
2i90-05a6
6960-0023
6960-0009
3
3
2
1
TRRNSFORMER BRRCKET
1
2
11793-200C
6
s1
11793-6001:
5
2
52
0515-0446
11793-6OOC
1
5
6
0515-0446
1
9100-4014
0515-1137
2igo-osa4
3050-0agi
7120-4559
7
9
0
7
MP19
NP20
MP21
MP22
MP2 3
NP24
MP25
T1
a
0
6
7
9
9
5
-
1
2
4
4
12
2
a
1
3
1
4
2
-
NOT ASSIGNED
NOT RSSIGNEO
GRONNET, SEMI-RIGID CRBLE
11793-00014
0515-0680
11793-00007
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
2190-0045
2190-0584
3050-009a
3050-0agi
3050-0a93
11793-00017
11793-00006
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
2190-05a6
6960-0023
6960-0009
11793-20007
CORXIRL SWITCH (OPTIONS 0 0 1 , 0 1 1 AN0 0 2 1
ONLY)
SCREW-MACH M3 X 0.5 22MM-LG PRN-HO
CORXIRL SWITCH (EXCEPT OPTIONS 0 0 1 , 0 1 1
AND 0 2 1 )
SCREW-MRCH M3 X 0.5 22MM-LG PAN-HD
TRRNSFORMER PWR 1 1 5 / 2 3 0 V
SCREW-MRCH M3 X 0.5 50MM-LG PRN-HO
WASHER-LK HLCL 3 . 0 MM 3.1-MM-ID
WRSHER-FL MTLC 3 . 0
MM 3.3-MM-IO
LABEL-WRRNING .S-IN-WO 1-IN-LG MYLRR
See introduction to this section for ordering information.
2190-0586
11793-60002
0515-0446
11793-60002
0515-0446
9100-4014
0515- 1 1 3 7
2i90-05a4
3050-0891
* Indicates factory selected value
17
Replaceable Parts
Table 7. Replaceable Parts
Reference
Designation
u1
U2
u3
HP P a r t
Number
3
7
0520-0130
0955-0237
0520-0133
2190-0045
2950-0132
1
0955-0217
0515-0680
2190-0584
3050-0891
6
5
0
7
0
4
8
1
11793-20002
1
w2
11793-20003
2
M f r P a r t Number
RMPLIFIER-MICROWRVE FREQ RRNGE: l8GHZ TO
(OPTIONS 001, 0 1 1 RND 0 2 1 ONLY)
SCREW-MRCH 2-56 . 3 7 5 - I N - L G PRN-HO-PO21
MOD. SMR
AMPLIFIER-RF
__ __
SCREW-MRCH 2-56 . 5 - I N - L G PRN-HO-PO21
WRSHER-LK HLCL NO. 2 . 0 8 8 - I N - I 0
NUT-HEX-OBL-CHRM 7/16-28-THO ,094-IN-THK
28480
0955-0218
00000
28480
00000
28480
00000
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
0955-0237
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
2190-0045
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
1
MIXER-MICROWFIVE FREQ RRNGE: LO: 2.0GHZ
SCREW-MRCH M3 X 0 . 5 6MM-LG PRN-HO
WRSHER-LK HLCL 3 . 0 nn 3.1-MM-IO
WRSHER-FL MTLC 3 . 0 MM 3.3-MM-ID
28480
28480
28480
28480
0955-0217
0515-0680
2190-0584
3050-0891
1
LO INPUT CRBLE, SEMI-RIGID: J 1 TO U3
(STANORRO ONLY)
I F OUTPUT CRBLE, SEMI-RIGID: J 2 TO S2
ISTRNORRO RNO OPTIONS 0 0 1 . 0 1 0 RNO 0 1 1
28480
117 93- 20002
28480
11793-20003
RF iNPUT CRBLE, SEMI-RIGIO: J 3 TO 52
(STRNORRD RND OPTIONS 0 0 1 , 0 1 0 FINO 0 1 1
ONLY)
28480
11793-20004
1
2
6
w1
Mf r
Code
Description
I
0955-0218
Model 1 1793A
1
nNi v \
w3
11793-20004
3
1
w4
11793-20101
1
1
28480
11793-20101
w5
11793-20103
3
28480
11793-20103
W6
11793-20102
2
1
28480
11793-20102
w7
11793-60013
8
2
11793-60013
11793-60013
28480
11793-60013
w9
11793-20104
4
1
28480
11793-20104
w10
11793-60011
6
MIXER OUTPUT CRBLE RSSEMBLY, FLEX-CORX
( 9 1 2 ) : U3 TO F L 1
F
:
RMPLIFIER OUTPUT CABLE RSSEMBLY,
1
FLEX-CORX ( 9 1 2 ) : U2 TO S2
LO RMPLIFIER INPUT CRBLE, SEMI-RIGID: S1
TO U 1 (OPTIONS 001. 0 1 1 RND 0 2 1 ONLY)
28480
W8
1
11793- 60011
0515-1084
0535-0004
2190-0584
11793-60012
5
9
0
7
28480
00000
28480
28480
0515-1084
ORDER EY DESCRIPTION
2190-0584
11793-60012
11793-60007
0535-0004
2190-0584
11793-60010
1250-0952
1250-0958
1250-0960
1250-0964
1400-0025
2190-0102
2950-0035
0
9
0
5
3
9
3
1
MODULE HRRNESS RSSEMBLY (STRNORRO AN0
OPTIONS 0 1 0 RND 020 ONLY)
SCREW-MACH M3 X 0 . 5 12MM-LG PRN-HO
NUT-HEX OEL-CHRM M3 X 0.5 2.4MM-THK
WRSHER-LK HLCL 3.0 nn 3.1-MM-ID
MODULE HRRNESS RSSEMBLY (OPTIONS 0 0 1 ,
011, AN0 0 2 1 ONLY)
28480
4
W14
11793-20106
6
1
W15
11793-20107
7
1
W16
11793-20108
8
1
W17
11793-20109
9
1
w11
w12
W13
W18
11793-20110
8
7
0
8
8
2
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
w19
11793-20111
3
1
w20
11793-60009
2
1
w21
11793-60006
9
w22
8120-1838
8
-
1
1
-
MoouLE CRBLE, FLRT: ~ i TO~ ~9i
NUT-HEX DBL-CHRM 113 X 0 . 5 2.4MM-THK
WRSHER-LK HLCL 3 . 0 MM 3.1-MM-ID
CRBLE RSSEMBLY. CORX: 3 8 TO R 1
COiVRCT-RF CONN BNC/TNC:FEM CTR
BUSHING RF CONN BNC/TNC: FOR I N T L
SLEEVE-RF CONN SER BNC/TNC
NUT-RF CONN BNCITNC:
cLRnP NUT FOR
CLRMP-CRBLE . 5 - D I R .5-WD NYL
WRSHER-LK I N T L T 1 5 / 3 2 I N . 4 7 2 - I N - I 0
NUT-HEX-DBL-CHAM 15/32-32-THO
28480
00000
28480
28480
24931
24931
28480
24931
28480
28480
00000
LO INPUT CABLE, SEMI-RIGID: J4 TO S1
(RIGHT SIDE: OPTION 0 1 1 ONLY)
RF INPUT CRBLE, SEMI-RIGID: J 5 TO S1
(OPTIONS 020 AND 0 2 1 ONLY)
I F OUTPUT CRBLE, S E M I - R I G I D : J 7 TO 5 2
(OPTIONS 020 RND 0 2 1 ONLY)
28480
11793-20106
28480
11793-20107
28480
11793-20108
LO INPUT CRBLE, SEMI-RIGID: 36 TO u 3
28480
11793-20109
28480
11793-20110
28480
11793-20111
28480
11793-60009
28480
11793-60006
2848C
8120-1838
(OPTION 020 ONLY)
LO INPUT CRBLE, SEMI-RIGID: J6 TO s1
(OPTION 0 2 1 ONLY)
LO INPUT CRBLE, SEMI-RIGID: J 4 TO u3
(RIGHT S I D E : OPTION 0 1 0 ONLY)
LO INPUT CRBLE, FLEX: 35MM MRLE
(ACCESSORY)
F
I
OUTPUT CABLE. FLEX: SM MRLE
(RCCESSORY)
CRBLE RSSY-COAX 50-OHM 12-IN-LG
(ACCESSORY)
See introduction to this section for ordering information.
18
J GK
11793-60007
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
2190-0584
11793-60010
C232-2
CS 105-3
1250-0960
N126-2
1400-0025
2190-0102
ORDER BY DESCRIPTION
* Indicates factory selected value
Model 1 1793A
Microwave Converter
Table 8. Code List of Manufacturers
M fr
Code
Manufacturer Name
ANY 6 A T I S F A C T O R Y S U P P L I E R
TEXAS I N S T R I N C SEHICOND CBPNT D I U
BOTOROLA SEBICONDUCTOR PRODUCTS
P A N D U I T CORP
CORNING GLASS UKS COHPONENT D I U
CORNING GLASS WORKS (BRADFORD)
S P E C I A L T Y CONNECTOR CO I N C
NbTIONnL SEBICONDUCTOR CORP
HEULETT-PACKARD CO CORPORATE HQ
R C A CORP S O L I D STATE D I V
SPRhCUE E L E C T R I C CO
AHPWENOL S A L E S D I U OF BUNKER-RABO
Address
DALLAS
PHOENIX
T I N L E Y PARK
RALEIGH
BRADFOR D
GREENWOOD
SANTA CLARA
PAL0 ALTO
SOMERUILLE
NORTH ADABS
BROADUIEW
TX
A,?
11.
NC
PA
IN
CA
CA
NY
HA
IL
Zip Code
I
75222
85008
60477
27604
16701
46227
95051
94304
01247
60153
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Model 11793A
Microwave Converter
MP8
\ \ \ 7P
M
MPlO
MP12
NOTE: MP21 AND MP22
ARE HOLE PLUGS.
Figure 6. Cabinet Parts
20
1 1 ,/
/MP9
Model 11793A
Microwave Converter
J1
\
W1 (Standard)
W19 (Option 010)
W17 (Option 020)
MP25
\
u3
(Under MP18) MP18 MP25 W3 AT1 W2 MP25 J2
\
\
\
I
l
l
/
/
/
J3
52
MP14
w10
MPl5
(Gasket)
J10
w7
W8
w12
u2
A1
MP13
W13
MP16
MP20
f11
T1
F1
Figure 7 . Illustrated Parts Breakdown for Standard and O p t i o n 010
21
Microwave Converter
J1 (1 Dption 001 only) W4 (Option 001 only)
J4 (I3ption 011 only) W14 (Option 011 only)
J6 (I3ption 021
Model 1 1 793A
W6
I
u1
I
MP18
/
u3
(Under
W3
/
W2
/
J2
/
/
52
s1
/
MP14
W8
,w11
MP15
(Gasket)
eJ11
,w 7
A1
u2
MP13
f11
MP20MP16
W13’
T1
F1’
Figure 8. Illustrated Parts Breakdown for Options 001, and 0 I I
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Model 11793A
Microwave Converter
30. Ordering Information
To order a part listed in the replaceable parts table, include the Hewlett-Packard part number (with the
check digit) and the quantity required. Address your order to the nearest Hewlett-Packard office. The
check digit will ensure accurate and timely processing of your order. To order a part that is not listed in
the replaceable parts table, include the instrument model number, instrument serial number, description
and function of the part, and the quantity of parts required. Address the order to the nearest
Hewlett -Packard office.
31. Manual Changes
These paragraphs contain manual change instructions for backdating this manual for HP Model
Microwave Converters with the serial number prefix 2407A.
1793A
Instruments with Serial Prefix 2407A have System I1 cabinet parts and hardware that are English thread.
Instruments with Serial Prefix 2520A and higher have System I1 cabinet parts and hardware that are
METRIC thread.
In Table 7 . Replaceable P U Y ~ Sboth
,
English and Metric thread part numbers are listed for the System I1
cabinet parts. These correct part numbers are referenced under the instrument’s serial number prefix.
Instruments with the serial number prefix 2407A have MP3 (rear frame), MP8 (rear panel), and associated
english thread hardware, that are screwed together. These parts have been changed to a riveted, one piece
assembly that is referenced to MP8. To replace MP8 you must order the Rear Panel Assembly
1 1793-20009, and the metric screws for the side struts and rear feet.
32. SERVICE
33. Principles of Operation
Simplified Block Diagram
A simplified block diagram of the Microwave Converter is shown in Figure 10. The signal a t the RF
INPUT connector is routed through an input switch either to the Direct Path (and out the IF OUTPUT
connector), or to the Down-Convert Path. The Down-Convert Path has a 3 dB RF Attenuator (to improve
input SWR), a Mixer (tte down-converter), an IF Low-pass Filter (to remove the sum component of the
mixing process while passing the difference component), and a + 1 S dB IF Amplifier (to restore signal loss
through the Down-Convert Path).
Usually, the LO frequency selected is higher than the frequency of the input signal. (The measuring
instrument assumes this.) The difference frequency (the IF) is filtered by the IF Low-Pass Filter, which
has a 3 dB corner of 800 MHz. The IF should be kept between the range of 10 and 700 MHz.
If the instrument has the optional LO Amplifier installed, the measuring instrument automatically
switches in the amplifier whenever an LO frequency greater than 18 GHz is selected.
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Model 1 1793A
Microwave Converter
Service Sheets 1 and 2 (Input Signal Down-Converter)
A single input on the rear panel: the FREQ OFFSET INPUT, has three logic states which control both the
switching of the RF two paths, and the insertion of the optional LO Amplifier. The Level Comparator
senses the three states and drives the appropriate switches.
Service Sheets 1 and 2 are the schematic diagrams of the RF circuitry of the Microwave Converter.
Service Sheet 1 (SS1) documents the standard Microwave Converter (without the LO Amplifier option),
and Service Sheet 2 (SS2) documents the Microwave Converter with the LO Amplifier.
The operation of the R F components is discussed in the principles of operation for the Simplified Block
Diagram above. Note that the RF switches (SI and S2), shown in the schematic, automatically interrupt
the current flowing into the energized solenoid once the plunger switches the RF contacts. The plungers
latch via permanent magnets.
Service Sheet 3 (AI Switch Control Assembly)
The Level Comparator ( U I A and U1B) and Decoder (U3A, U3B, and U3C) decode a three level input
(through the rear-panel FREQ OFFSET INPUT connector) into binary levels that control the RF switches
(see SS1 and SS2). The AND gates (U2) are simply open-collector inverters,'which drive the transistors
(42, 43, 4 4 , QS) to switch on and energize the solenoids of the RF switches. Table 9 summarizes the
decoding.
RF
Path
LO
Amp
Level at
FREQ
OFFSET
INPUT
U1A
Pin 1
U1B
Pin 6
U3A
Pin 3
U3B
Pin 6
Direct
Down-Convert
Down-Convert
out
In
Out
<2.0v
2.0 to 3 . w
>3.av
H
H
L
L
H
H
H
H
L
H
L
L
U3C8
Pin
Q2
Q3
Q4
Q5
L
H
L
Off
On
Off
Off
On
On
On
Off
Off
On
Off
On
The power supplies used are:
m
The unregulated +26V supplies drive current to the RF switch solenoids, and is the input to the
+ 12V Regulator.
8
The regulated + 12V is the only adjustable supply. It is the current input to the +SV Regulator as
well as the reference from which both the Level comparator references are derived, and the RF
Amplifiers are powered.
e
The regulated +SV supplies current to most logic devices.
Either the +26 or +12V supply can trigger the Over-Voltage Protection should the respective voltage
exceed +42 or + 12V. LED DS 1 gives an indication that the supply is nominally operational.
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Model 11793A
Microwave Converter
34. Troubleshooting
Primary AC power is present within instrument when line voltage
power cord i s connected to the instrument.
Maintenance described herein is performed with power supplied to
the instrument and with protective covers removed. Such maintenance
should be performed only by service-trained personnel who are aware
o f the hazards involved.
Use the correct torque wrench when installing sub -miniature
connectors.
Do not exceed the following torque settings for this instrument:
1.5 N.m for the 3 mm (TlO) screws
2.0 N.m f o r the 4 mm (T15) screws
0.7 N.m (6.3 in.lb) for S M A connectors
0.7 N’m (6.3 in.lb) for Type-N connectors
General
Troubleshooting information is broken down into three categories:
0
RF devices,
control devices, and
0
power supplies.
Either a compatible measuring instrument or a power supply connected to the FREQ OFFSET INPUT, can
be used to control the RF switches. If a power supply is used, set it to 0, +3, or + S Vdc as dictated by Table
9.
2s
Model 1 1793A
Microwave Converter
RF Devices (Service Sheets 1 and 2)
Because of the diversity of test equipment and techniques available for troubleshooting the
high-frequency devices, no specific procedures are given. Check the performance parameters of the RF
devices against the following table, Table 10. Also check connectors and cables.
Table 10. Performance Parameters
Device
AT1
3 dB
Attenuator
Performance Parameters to Check
Attenuation: 2.5 to 3.5 dB at 18 GHz
2.0 to 4.0 dB at 26.5 GHz
SWR: 4.251 at 26.5 GHz
3 dB Corner: 900 to 1100 MHz
Passband Insertion Loss: <0.25 dB at 800 MHz
~~
FL1
Low-Pass
Filter
s1, s2
Switch
u1
LO
Amplifier
u2
IF
Amplifier
u3
Mixer
~~
Insertion Loss: 4 . 5 dB at 26.5 GHz
SWR: <2.0:1 at 26.5 GHz
Frequency Range: 18 to 26.5 GHz
Gain: >11 dB
SWR: C2.51
Frequency Range: 10 to 700 MHz
Gain: 14 dB
SWR: <1.8:1
LO Frequency Range: 2 to 26.5 GHz
RF Frequency Range: 1.3 to 26.5 GHz
LO Power: >+8 dBm
Conversion Loss: <lo dB
SWR: <4:1
Control Devices (Service Sheet 3)
Set a power supply to 0 Vdc and connect i t to the FREQ OFFSET INPUT connector. Set the supply to 0,
+3, and + S Vdc respectively, and compare the logic levels of the logic devices with those listed in Table 9.
When specifically checking the drive transistors 4 2 , Q3,Q4, or QS, note the following:
The switch solenoids automatically disconnect after completion of switching. Therefore, it is difficult to
distinguish between a drive transistor that is on but not drawing current, or one that is off and not
drawing current. The collector voltages will differ by only a few mV. If any of the transistors are known
to be working, compare the on and off voltages of the suspected transistor against those of a known good
one.
Power Supplies (Service Sheet 3)
Check the points indicated in the schematic diagram for dc level and ac ripple. Note that the +SV
Regulator is dependent on the + 12V Regulator.
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Model 11793A
Microwave Converter
Equipment
Refer t o Table 4, Recommended Test Equipment.
35. Repair
Cleanliness
Do not handle the A1 Switch Control Assembly ,,oard more than necessary. If dirt or moisture from the
hands comes in contact with the circuit side of the A1 board, the circuits may become inoperative. Do not
use solder flux remover on the circuit board.
36. Cleaning the Control-Line Switch Contacts
These instructions pertain to switches S 1 (in instruments with the LO amplifier option), and/or S2
(standard and LO amplifier option configuration) located within the RF module. See Figure 9, Switch
Contact Location.
TERMINAL 1
SPRING CONTACT
\
\
SWITCH.
CONTACT
TERMINAL C
SPRING CONTACT
/
TERMINAL 2
CR2
Figure 9. Switch Contact Location
1.
Remove the switch from the RF module. Refer to Paragraphs 39 or 40, RF Module disassembly
procedures.
2.
Remove the two screws on the switch cover and remove the cover.
3.
Saturate the edge of a sheet of durable paper with alcohol.
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Microwave Converter
Model 11793A
4.
Insert the paper under one of the contacts, and while pressing gently on the contact, slide the
paper through. Do not allow the alcohol to run inside the switch assembly. Do not allow the paper
to shred. Do this several times and repeat for the other switch contact.
5.
Saturate the edge of another sheet of paper with a freon-type degreaser and repeat step 4.
6.
Remove any shreds of paper that may have lodged in the contacts.
7.
Reinstall the switch cover. Note the orientation of the feedthrough terminals on the cover with
respect to the switch contacts.
8.
Replace the switch according to Paragraphs 4 1 or 42, RF Module assembly procedures.
37. Instrument Disassembly Procedure
The 11793A Microwave Converter uses metric connecting hardware in the form of 3 mm (T10) and 4
mm (TlS) Torxhead screws (except for two small English thread Pozidriv screws mounting U1 to MP17).
Use the Torxhead size T 10 and T 1 5 bits that are provided, to disassemble and re-assemble the instrument.
The recommended torque wrench for use with the Torxhead bits may be ordered as HP part number
8 7 3 0-00 12.
The major component blocks of the 11793A Microwave Converter are MP14 (RF Signal Processing
Module), A1 (A1 Switch Control Assembly), and T1 (Power Transformer). The RF module and the A1
assembly are mounted on MP13 (the Main Deck). The power transformer is mounted on MP2, the
instrument chassis left side strut. See Figures 6, 7, and 8 to locate and identify parts and assemblies.
Note that Option 020 and 021 instruments differ from the standard and other option models in that the
main deck and transformer locations inside the instrument are reversed when compared to the standard
and other option models as shown in Figures 7 and 8. In Option 020 and 021 models, the RF module is in
the rear of the instrument), and the transformer is mounted in the front left corner.
The following procedures allow the removal of the Microwave Converter components from within the
instrument chassis.
1.
Remove the top and bottom covers by loosening the screw in the middle of each cover rear edge.
These are captive screws and will cause the cover to push away from the front frame. Slide each
cover toward rear of the instrument to disengage, then lift up and away from the instrument.
2.
Remove the side covers in the same manner as that of the top and bottom covers.
3.
Remove the plastic trim from the top of the front frame by inserting a screwdriver into the rear
slots and gently prying up the strip.
4.
Disconnect J 8 on the rear panel by removing the 9/16 inch retaining nut and lock washer.
5.
Instruments with serial number prefix 2S20A have MP8 (back panel) riveted to MP3 (rear
frame). To remove the rear frame, unscrew the four corner screws that connect MP2 (side struts)
to MP3. Pull off the two wires 05 and 0 (black/green and black) on the LINE VOLTAGE switch
(both wires are of the quick disconnect type).
For instruments with serial number prefix 2407A, remove MP8 (back panel) from MP3 (rear
frame) by unscrewing eight screws. Pull off the two wires OS and 0 (black/green and black) on
the LINE VOLTAGE switch (both wires are of the quick disconnect type).
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Model 11793A
Microwave Converter
6.
Turn the instrument around so that the front of the instrument faces to the operator's left.
Desolder the 6, 5, 4, and 0 (blue, green, yellow, and black) wires from the A1 assembly.
7.
To remove T1 power transformer and its mounting bracket, unscrew the four screws located on
MP20 (mounting bracket). Separate transformer and the mounting bracket by removing the four
long screws passing through the transformer case.
8.
To remove the A1 assembly disconnect W12 (gray ribbon cable) a t A l J l board connector,
unscrew the two screws a t the VR3 heat sink, and turn the three board mounting stand-offs a
1/4 turn counterclockwise.
9.
To remove MP 13 (main deck) and MP 14 (RF module), remove the six Torxhead screws located on
the top and bottom of MPl (front frame). Remove the six screws connecting MP2 (side struts) to
MP13 (main deck). While supporting MP9, MPlO (front- and sub-panel) in one hand, carefully
slide MP13 (main deck) forward through the front frame opening just enough to reach the inside
cable connections.
Be careful that you do not bend the coax cables. Possible attenuation
or interference of the RF signal may result.
a. When inside connections can be reached, use a 5/16 open-end wrench to disconnect the
semi-rigid coaxial cables from the front -panel connectors.
b. Carefully set aside the front panel and slide the main deck assembly out of the instrument
chassis.
To remove the main deck on Options 020 and 021, disconnect the input cable connectors a t the
back panel. Remove the main deck screws, then lift one side of the Main deck up until it clears
the side strut.
10.
To remove MP14 (RF module) from MP13 (main deck), remove the four screws that hold the
module to the main deck.
38. Instrument Assembly Procedure
Note that Option 020 and 021 instruments differ from the standard and other option models in that the
main deck and transformer locations inside the instrument are reversed, when compared to the standard
and other option models as shown in Figures 7 and 8. In Option 020 and 021 models, the RF module is in
the rear of the instrument), and the transformer is mounted in the front left corner.
Use the correct torque wrench when installing sub -miniature
connectors.
Do not exceed the following torque settings for this instrument:
1.5 N'm for the 3 mm (T IO) screws,
2.0 N.m for the 4 mm ( T I S ) screws.
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Microwave Converter
Model 11793A
1.
Place the RF Module upside down with the semi-rigid coax cables pointing to the left. Position
the main deck over the module with the four holes in the deck aligning with the four screw
holes in the module base. (The A1 assembly mounting stand-offs on MP13 (main deck) should be
upside down and on the opposite side of MP 13 from the assembler.) Attach with four screws.
2.
Take the main deck assembly (coax cables facing to the left) and slide into the main chassis
through the front frame (the two notches indicate the bottom edge and should be down). When
the coax cables are within two inches of the front frame edge, carefully connect the semi-rigid
coax cables to their respective front-panel connectors, using a S/16 inch open-end wrench.
For Option 020 and 021 instruments, main deck reassembly is just the opposite of disassembly.
Be careful that you d o not bend the coax cables. Possible attenuation
or interference of the RF signal may result.
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3.
Carefully slide the main deck assembly into the instrument chassis until the front panel is within
the front frame and the mounting holes are aligned. Attach the front panel with the six
Torxhead screws: 3 top, 3 bottom.
4.
Attach the main deck assembly to the side struts using the six screws: three screws to a side.
5.
Turn the instrument over. With the three A1 assembly mounting stand-offs on the main deck
(MP13) adjacent to the assembler, mount the A1 assembly to the main deck assembly. The three
large holes in the A1 assembly must align with the three mounting stand-offs, and the heat sink
holes must align with the deck mounting holes. Firmly seat the A1 assembly on the mounting
stand-offs and lock the stand-offs by turning the screw heads a 1 / 4 turn clockwise.
6.
Fasten the transistor heat sink to the deck with two screws.
7.
Connect W12 to AlJ1.
8.
Mount transformer to the mounting bracket using the four long transformer screws. Mount the
bracket to the left side strut a t the third and eighth holes (counting forward from the rear
frame) with four screws. Make sure that the transformer secondary wires (4, 5, 6) face the corner
of the A1 Switch Control Assembly.
9.
Replace rear frame assembly to the side struts by connecting with four screws at the frame
corners. On instruments with serial number prefix 2407A, mount the rear panel to the rear
frame using eight screws. Ensure that the panel is aligned so that the electrical hardware is in
the same corner as the transformer.
10.
Connect the black/green primary wire (05) on the transformer to the bottom right LINE
VOLTAGE lug (underneath the white/brown/gray wire (9 1 81). Connect the black primary wire
(0) to the upper right LINE VOLTAGE lug.
11.
Solder the colored secondary wires from the transformer to their respective solder pads on the
A1 Assembly: yellow to 4, green to 5: and blue to 6. Solder the black wire to the GND pad.
12.
Reconnect J 8 (on W 1 S j to the rear panel (in the FREQ OFFSET INPUT opening) using the 9/ 16
inch lock washer and nut.
Model 11793A
Microwave Converter
13.
Replace the side panels by centering each panel in the track formed by the side strut edges. Slide
the panel from the rear forward until the captive screw on the rear edge of the panel is in
contact with the rear frame. The screw should be in position to be tightened into the frame. The
panel will move forward into place as the screw is tightened.
14.
Replace the top cover by placing the cover onto the upper frame of instrument, then slide cover
toward front of instrument. Tighten screw in middle of rear edge of cover while applying a
slight upward pressure on the leading edge (to keep the edge from jamming on front frame).
Guide cover into slot in the top of the front frame. Turn instrument over and repeat for the
bottom cover.
39. RF Module Disassembly Procedure for Std, Option 010, & 020 Instruments
NOTE
When referring to switch ports: port # I is the f a r left ( S M A )
connector, port # 2 is the second S M A connector, etc., when holding
the switch (label up) with the S M A connectors facing you.
1.
Disconnect W I 2 (gray ribbon cable) a t A 1J1.
2.
Remove module cover (MP 16) by removing the ten cover screws.
3.
Disconnect cables W 7 and W 8 using a 5/16 open-end wrench: W7 from U3 Mixer and FL1
Filter, W8 from U2 IF Amp and S 2 Switch, port #4.
4.
Unsolder orange wire from U2.
5.
Remove U2 and FL1 from MP16 by removing the two screws securing U2, then loosening the
filter clamp screw, and sliding the assembly out.
6.
Disconnect the LO input semi-rigid coax cable (W 1 in Standard instruments, W 19 in Option 0 10
instruments, or W17 in Option 020 instruments) at U3, being careful not to bend, crimp, or kink
the cable. The radio frequency interference (RFI) shielding grommet can be removed by slipping
the grommet off of the cable via the cable access slit.
7.
Repeat step 6 f o r W 2 (RF/IF Output) at S2 port #3.
8.
Repeat step 6 for W3 (RF Input) a t S2 port #2.
9.
Unscrew the two Torxhead screws that secure the MP18 mixer mounting bracket to the MP14
module base.
NOTE
Remember the order in which the stiffener bar and mixer bracket are
assembled. The stiffener bar and mixer bracket assembly order is
different between each brand of mixer used.
10.
Disconnect U 3 Mixer from AT1 Attenuator. U 3 Mixer and bracket can then be disassembled.
11.
Disconnect AT1 from S2.
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Microwave Converter
Model 11793A
12.
Remove S2 from MP14 module base by removing the two corner screws.
13.
Unsolder the three control wires (1, 2, 5) from S2.
14.
Remove the Spira Shield (RF "EMI" gasket situated in the module base lip) only if damaged, or
replacement of MP14 module base.
40. RF Module Disassembly Procedure for Option 001, 011, & 021 Instruments
NOTE
When referring to switch ports: port # I is the f a r left ( S M A )
connector, port # 2 is the second S M A connector, etc., when holding
the switch (label u p ) with the SMA connectors facing you.
1.
Disconnect W 1 2 (gray ribbon cable) at A 1J 1.
2.
Remove MP16 module cover by removing the 10 cover screws.
3.
Disconnect cables W7 and W8 using a 5/16 open-end wrench: W7 from U3 mixer and FL1
Filter, W8 from U2 IF Amp and S2 Switch, port #4.
4.
Unsolder the orange and white/orange wires (3, 93) from U2. Unsolder the gray and
white/orange wires (8, 9 3) from U 1.
5.
Remove U2 and FL1 from MP16 by removing the two screws securing U2, then loosen the filter
clamp screw and slide the assembly out.
6.
Disconnect W9 from S1, port #1 and U1.
7.
Disconnect the LO input semi-rigid coax cable (W4 in Option 001; W14 in Option 01 1; or W18
in Option 021) from S1, port #2, being careful not to bend, crimp, or kink the cable. The radio
frequency interference (RFI) shielding grommet can be removed by slipping the grommet off of
the cable via the cable access slit.
8.
Disconnect W6 from S1, port #3 and U3.
9.
Disconnect W5 from S l , port #4 and U1 (power terminal side).
10.
Unscrew the two Torxhead screws that secure the UlMP17 Amplifier mounting bracket to
MP 14 module base. The U 1 amplifier and bracket can then be removed.
11.
Unscrew the two Torxhead screws that secure the MP18 mixer mounting bracket to MP14
module base.
NOTE
Remember the order in which the stiffener bar and mixer bracket are
assembled. The stiffener bar and mixer bracket assembly order is
different between each brand o f mixer used.
12.
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Disconnect U 3 from the Attenuator (AT 1). U3 Mixer and bracket can then be disassembled.
Model 11793A
Microwave Converter
13.
Disconnect W 2 from S2, port #3, being careful not to bend, crimp, or kink the cable.
14.
Disconnect W3 from S2, port #2, being careful not to bend, Lrimp, or kink the cable.
15.
Disconnect AT1 from S2, port #l.
16.
Remove switches S1 and S 2 from MP14 module base by removing the two screws that secure
each switch.
17.
Unsolder the control wires on each switch (6, 4,& 92 on SI; 5, 1, & 2 on S2).
18.
Remove the Spira Shield (RF gasket situated in the module base lip) only if damaged, or
necessary for MP 14 module base replacement.
41. RF Module Assembly Procedure for Std, Option 010, & 020 Instruments
1.
Spira Shield (RF gasket) replacement:
Spira Shield is inserted into a groove in the module base (MP 14). Within the groove a t spaced
intervals, are a series of rectangular protrusions called bosses. Insertion and seaming should begin
and finish at a boss.
a. Use finger protection (such as a rubber finger protector) when working with the Spira Shield.
b. Start at a boss on a straight section of the groove. Push the shielding into the groove using a
protected finger. Guide and twist the shielding to the next boss with the other hand.
c.
At the next boss twist the shielding into a tight curl, guide it through the groove, then allow
the shielding to expand to hold itself in place.
d. When an opening in the outer wall of the module is encountered, the shielding should be cut
diagonally. Begin the threading procedure on the other side of the opening.
e.
Twist the shielding tighter when rounding corners.
2.
Solder the three control wires to the S2 terminals as follows: green to 1, brown to 2, and red to
C(+).
3.
With the cable slots of the module facing towards the assembler, mount S2 (label up and the
ports pointing to the center of the module) in the left hand side of the module base.
4.
Connect AT 1 to port # 1 of S 2 .
5.
Connect U 3 to the mixer bracket, ensuring that the mixer side port (which connects to the IF
output) faces opposite to the bracket mounting holes.
6.
Connect U3 to AT1, but do not tighten.
NOTE
Mixer construction varies with manufacturer, and thus, is assembled
within the RF Module differently. For example, a Norsal mixer has a
sfiffener bar placed between the mixer mounting bracket and the base
mounting castings. An RHG mixer has a stiffener bar placed above
the mixer mounting bracket.
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Microwave Converter
Model 1 179 3A
7.
Attach the mixer assembly to the module base, but do not tighten the screws.
8.
Tighten the connection to AT 1, then tighten the Mixer assembly screws.
9.
Connect W 1 (in Standard instruments), W 19 (in Option 01 0 instruments), or W 17 (in Option 020
instruments) to the right port of the mixer (cable slots in module should be facing assembler).
Ensure that the radio frequency interference (RFI) shielding grommet cradles the cable in the
slot with the cable access slit facing to the side.
10.
Connect W2 to S2, port #3. Ensure that the RFI Grommet is in place as above in step 9.
11.
Repeat step 10 for W3 to S2, port #2.
12.
Attach U 2 to the module cover.
13.
Solder the orange wire to the U 2 amplifier terminal.
14.
Place filter clamp around FL1 and attach loosely to the cover.
15.
Connect FL 1 to U2. Tighten FL 1 clamp.
16.
Connect W7 to U3 and FL1.
17.
Connect W8 to U2 and S2, port #4.
18.
Secure module cover to base. Snug the screws down finger tight, then tighten the screws, working
from the center out.
19.
Connect W12 to AlJ1.
42. RF Module Assembly Procedure for Option 001, 011, & 021 Instruments
34
1.
For Spira Shield (RF gasket) replacement, refer to step 1 under Paragraph 41 above.
2.
Wrap and solder the control wires to the S1 and S 2 terminals as follows: blue to SI terminal 1,
yellow to S 1 terminal 2, white/red to S 1 terminal C(+);
green to S2 terminal 1, brown to S2 terminal 2, orange, white/red to S2 terminal C(+).
3.
With the cable slots of MP 14 RF module facing towards the assembler, mount S 1 (label up and
the ports pointing to the center of the module) in the right side of the module base; mount S2 in
the left side of the module base. Secure the switches with the four long Torxhead screws.
4.
Connect AT1 to S2, port # I .
5.
Connect U 3 to the mixer bracket, ensuring that the mixer side port (which connects to the IF
output) faces opposite to the bracket mounting holes.
6.
Connect U 3 to ATI, but do not tighten.
Model 11793A
Microwave Converter
NOTE
Mixer construction varies with manufacturer, and thus, is assembled
within the RF Module differently. For example, a Norsa2 mixer has a
stiffener bar placed between the mixer mounting bracket and the base
mounting castings. An RHG mixer has a stiffener bar placed above
the mixer mounting bracket.
Attach the mixer assembly to the module base, but do not tighten the screws.
Tighten the connection to AT1, then tighten the mixer assembly screws.
Assemble U1 H F L O Amplifier and the UlMP17 Mounting Bracket. Ensure that the U1 power
terminal labels are up, and that the terminals face towards switch S2.
10.
Attach and secure U 1 Amplifier assembly to M P 14 module base.
11.
Connect W3 to S2, port #2 (cable slots in module should be facing assembler). Insure that the
radio frequency interference (RFI)shielding grommet cradles the cable in the slot with the cable
access slit facing to the side.
12.
Connect W 2 to S2,port #3. Ensure that the RFI Grommet is in place as described in step 11.
13.
Connect W 5 to the left port of U1 Amplifier and to S1, port #4.
14.
Connect W 6 to the right port of U3 mixer and to S1, port #3.
15.
Connect the L O input semi-rigid coax cable (W4 in Option 001 instruments; W 14 in Option 01 1
instruments; or W18 in Option 021 instruments) to S1, port #2. Insure that the RF grommet is in
place as described in steps 11.
16.
Connect W 9 to the right port of U1 and to S1, port # l .
17.
Attach U 2 to MPl6 module cover.
18.
Solder both the orange and white/orange wires (3,93)to the U2 amplifier terminal.
19.
Place filter clamp around FL1 and attach loosely to the cover.
2 0.
Connect FL 1 to U2. Tighten FL I clamp.
21.
Connect W 7 to U3 and FL1.
22.
Connect W 8 to U 2 and S2,port #4.
23.
Secure module cover to base. Snug the screws down finger tight, then tighten the screws,
working from the center out.
24.
Connect W 1 2 to AlJ1.
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L
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CONTROL ASSEMBLY
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Simplified Block Diagram
37/30
(NOTE 11
->
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IS
ENCASE0 I N A R . F . I .
S H I E L D E D MOOULE.
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ATTENUATOR
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LOCATION AND I O E N T I F I C A T I O N .
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(Schematic Diagram f o r Standard
O p t i o n 010, a n d O p t i o n 0201
39/40
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(NOTE 11
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5 > 1
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S2 RF INPUT SWITCH
LO AMP OUT PATH
LO A M P L I F I E R I N PATH
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(Schemetlc Diagram for Options
001, O l 1 , a n d 021)
41
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01
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TOP
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S c h e m a t i c Diagram
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