N9344C Handheld Spectrum Analyzer (HSA)

Agilent N9344C Handheld
Spectrum Analyzer (HSA)
20 GHz
Data Sheet
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Definitions and requirements
Conditions required to meet specifications
This data sheet contains specifications and supplemental
information for Agilent N9344C handheld spectrum
analyzer. The differences between specifications, typical
performance, and nominal values are described as follows.
The following conditions must be met for the analyzer to
meet its specifications.
• The analyzer is within its calibration cycle.
• Under auto couple control, except when Swp Time Rule
is set to Accuracy.
Definitions
• Any analyzer that has been stored at a temperature
range inside the allowed storage range but outside the
allowed operating range must be stored at an ambient
temperature within the allowed operating range for at
least two hours before being turned on.
"Specifications" describe the performance of parameters
covered by the product warranty and apply to temperatures
ranging from –10 to 50 °C, unless otherwise noted.
95th percentile values indicate the breadth of the population (> 2) of performance tolerances expected to be met in
95% of the cases with a 95% confidence, for any ambient
temperature in the range of 20 to 30 °C. In addition to the
statistical observations of a sample of instruments, these
values include the effects of the uncertainties of external
calibration references. These values are not warranted.
These values are updated occasionally if a significant
change in the statistically observed behavior of production
instruments occurs.
• The analyzer has been turned on at least 30 minutes.
Certification
Agilent Technologies certifies that this product met its
published specifications at the time of shipment from the
factory. Agilent Technologies further certifies that its calibration measurements are traceable to the United States
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to
the extent allowed by the Institute’s calibration facility, and
to the calibration facilities of other International Standards
Organization (ISO) members.
"Typical" describes additional product performance
information that is not covered by the product warranty. It
is performance beyond specification that 80% of the units
exhibit with a 95% confidence level over the temperature
range of 20 to 30 °C. Typical performance does not include
measurement uncertainty.
"Nominal values" indicate expected performance, or
describe product performance that is useful in the application of the product, but is not covered by the product
warranty.
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Specifications
Specification
Frequency
Supplemental information
Frequency range
1 MHz to 20 GHz (usable to 9 kHz)
AC coupled
Internal 10 MHz frequency reference accuracy
Aging rate
Temperature stability
± 1 ppm/year
± 1 ppm
Frequency readout accuracy with marker (start, stop, center, marker)
Marker resolution
Uncertainty
Marker frequency counter
(frequency span)/(sweep points - 1)
± (frequency indication × frequency
reference uncertainty + 1% × span + 20%
× resolution bandwidth + marker resolution
+ 1 Hz)
Resolution
1 Hz
Accuracy
± (marker frequency × frequency reference
uncertainty + counter resolution)
Frequency span
Range
Resolution
Accuracy
SSB phase noise
Carrier offset
0 Hz (zero span), 100 Hz to 20 GHz
1 Hz
± (0.22% × span + span/(sweep
points - 1))
30 kHz
100 kHz
1 MHz
Resolution bandwidth (RBW)
–3 dB bandwidth
Accuracy
Resolution filter shape
factor
Video bandwidth (VBW)
–3 dB bandwidth
Accuracy
Referenced to frequency reading at 25 °C.
Temperature varied at max. of 2 °C per
minute. Control voltage held at voltage
control range midpoint
Frequency reference uncertainty = (aging
rate × period of time since adjustment +
temperature stability)
RBW/span ≥ 0.02; marker level to displayed
noise level > 25 dB; frequency offset 0 Hz
Nominal
< –86 dBc/Hz, typical –89 dBc/Hz
< –97 dBc/Hz, typical –99 dBc/Hz
< –115 dBc/Hz, typical –119 dBc/Hz
20 to 30 °C
Center frequency 500 MHz
10 Hz to 3 MHz
± 5%, RBW = 10 Hz to 1 MHz
± 10%, RBW = 3 MHz
< 5:1
1-3-10 sequence
Nominal
1 Hz to 3 MHz
± 10%, VBW = 1 Hz to 1 MHz
1-3-10 sequence
Nominal
3
Nominal; 60 dB/3 dB bandwidth ratio;
digital, Gaussian-like
Specifications (continued)
Amplitude specifications
Supplemental
information
Measurement range
1 to 500 MHz
Displayed average noise level (DANL) to +10 dBm
500 MHz to 20 GHz
Displayed average noise level (DANL) to +20 dBm
Input attenuator range
0 to 50 dB, in 5 dB steps
Maximum safe input level
Average continuous
power
DC voltage
Displayed average noise level
+30 dBm, 3 minutes maximum
1
Preamp off
1 to 10 MHz
10 MHz to 3 GHz
3 to 7 GHz
7 to 10 GHz
10 to 13 GHz
13 to 16 GHz
16 to 18 GHz
18 to 20 GHz
–125 dBm, typical –140 dBm
–137 dBm, typical –142 dBm
–135 dBm, typical –140 dBm
–139 dBm, typical –142 dBm
–137 dBm, typical –140 dBm
–136 dBm, typical –139 dBm
–134 dBm, typical –139 dBm
–126 dBm, typical –131 dBm
Preamp on
Input attenuator setting
≥ 20 dB, 1 MHz to 20 GHz
± 50 VDC maximum
Normalized to 1 Hz
Minimum RBW
–115 dBm, typical –130 dBm
–127 dBm, typical –132 dBm
–125 dBm, typical –130 dBm
–129 dBm, typical –132 dBm
–127 dBm, typical –130 dBm
–126 dBm, typical –129 dBm
–124 dBm, typical –129 dBm
–116 dBm, typical –121 dBm
Reference level ≤ –50 dBm
–130 dBm, typical –146 dBm
–140 dBm, typical –144 dBm
–135 dBm, typical –140 dBm
–141 dBm, typical –145 dBm
–139 dBm, typical –143 dBm
–137 dBm, typical –141 dBm
–127 dBm, typical –132 dBm
Reference level ≤ –70 dBm
1 to 10 MHz
10 MHz to 3 GHz
3 to 6 GHz
6 to 13 GHz
13 to 16 GHz
16 to 18 GHz
18 to 20 GHz
–140 dBm, typical –156 dBm
–150 dBm, typical –154 dBm
–145 dBm, typical –150 dBm
–151 dBm, typical –155 dBm
–149 dBm, typical –153 dBm
–147 dBm, typical –151 dBm
–137 dBm, typical –142 dBm
Log scale
10 to 100 dB, 10 divisions displayed, 1, 2, 5, 10 dB/division
Linear scale
Scale units
Sweep (trace) points
Number of markers
Marker functions
0 to 100%, 10 divisions displayed
dBm, dBmV, dBμV, W, V, dBmV EMF, dBμV EMF, V EMF
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Normal, frequency counter, noise marker, band power and
AM/FM demod (tune and listen)
0.01 dB
≤ 1% of signal level
Normal, positive peak, sample, negative peak, average
(video, RMS, voltage)
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Clear/write, maximum hold, minimum hold, average
Level display range
Marker level readout
resolution
Detectors
Number of traces
Trace functions
Log scale
Linear scale
Preamp off
Nominal
1. RMS detector, trace averaging > 40, 0 dB input attenuation, input terminated 50 Ω, 1 kHz resolution bandwidth, 20 to 30 °C.
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Specifications (continued)
Amplitude specifications (continued)
Level display range (continued)
Level measurement
error
1 MHz to 7 GHz
Excluding input VSWR mismatch ± 1.3 dB
7 to 18 GHz
18 to 20 GHz
± 1.6 dB
± 1.8 dB
Reference level 2
Setting range
Setting resolution
Supplemental
information
–100 to +30 dBm
Steps of 1 dB
Log scale
0.01 dB
Linear scale
Same as log (2.236 µV to 7.07 V)
Accuracy
• 20 to 30 °C, 30 to 70% RH,
peak detector, preamp off,
input signal –50 to 0 dBm,
95% percentile
• Swp Time Rule is set to
Accuracy
• Adds ± 0.3 dB when Swp
Time Rule is set to Speed
• Adds ±0.3 dB with 5-minute
warm-up
0
RF input VSWR (at tuned frequency)
1 MHz to 7 GHz
7 to 18 GHz
18 to 20 GHz
< 1.5:1
< 2:1
< 2.5:1
Nominal, ≥ 10 dB attenuation
Second harmonic
distortion
< –65 dBc, typical < –70 dBc, 50 MHz to 7 GHz
< –80 dBc, typical < –90 dBc, 7 to 20 GHz
Mixer signal level at –30 dBm,
input attenuation 0 dB, preamp
off, 20 to 30 °C
Two –20 dBm tones at input
mixer, spaced by 100 kHz,
input attenuation 0 dB, preamp
off, reference level ≥ –30 dBm,
20 to 30 °C
Spurious response
Third order
intermodulation
distortion (third order
intercept)
5-min warm-up
+6.5 dBm, typical
+7.5 dBm
+7.5 dBm, typical
+9.5 dBm
+8.5 dBm, typical
+10.5 dBm
+11.5 dBm, typical
+13.5 dBm
30-min warm-up
+8 dBm, typical +9 dBm
< –59 dBc, typical
< –69 dBc
< –60 dBc, typical
< –70 dBc
1 MHz to 7 GHz
< –93.5 dBm, typical
–108.5 dBm
< –95 dBm, typical
–110 dBm
7 GHz to 20 GHz
< –83.5 dBm, typical
–91.5 dBm
< –85 dBm, typical
–93 dBm
50 to 300 MHz
300 MHz to 8 GHz
8 to 13 GHz
13 to 20 GHz
Input related spurious
Inherent residual
response
+9 dBm, typical +11 dBm
+10 dBm, typical
+12 dBm
+13 dBm, typical
+15 dBm
• –30 dBm signal at input
mixer, span < 2.9 GHz
• Exception:
–55 dBc (2 × F1 = center
frequency –5,890 MHz,
7 GHz < center frequency
< 10 GHz, with F1 input
frequency)
Input terminated and 0 dB RF
attenuation, preamplifier off
2. Reference level only affects the display not the measurement, so trace data markers do not cause additional errors in measurement results.
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Specifications (continued)
Sweep specifications
Sweep time
Range
Supplemental information
2 ms to 1000 s
Span ≥ 100 Hz
600 ns to 200 s
Span = 0 Hz (zero span)
Sweep mode
Continuous, single
Sweep time rule
Accuracy, speed
Trigger source
Free run, video, external, RF burst
Trigger slope
Selectable positive or negative edge
Trigger delay
± 12 ms to ± 12 s
Front panel input/output
RF input
Connector and impedance
Nominal, span = 0 Hz (zero span)
Supplemental information
Type-N female, 50 Ω
Nominal
10 MHz reference/external trigger input
Reference input frequency
10 MHz
Reference input amplitude
0 to +10 dBm
Trigger voltage
5 V TTL level
Nominal
Connector
BNC female, 50 Ω
Nominal
Probe power
Voltage/current
+15 Vdc, ± 7% at 0 to 150 mA (nominal)
–12.6 Vdc, ± 10% at 0 to 150 mA (nominal)
GND
Connectivity
USB host
USB device
LAN
General specifications
Display
USB Type-A female, compatible with USB
2.0 full speed
USB Type-mini AB female, compatible with
USB 2.0 full speed
RJ-45, 10 Base-T
Supplemental information
Resolution
640 pixels x 480 pixels
Size and type
170 mm (6.5 in) TFT color display
System memory
64 MB
For system use. Not user accessible
User memory
64 MB
User accessible. Able to store about 14,000
traces
Internal memory
Languages
On-screen GUI
English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional
Chinese, French, German, Italian,
Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish,
Portuguese
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Specifications (continued)
General specifications (continued)
Power requirements and calibration
Adaptor voltage
Power consumption
Battery operating time (fully charged
battery)
Charging time
Life time
Warm-up time
Calibration cycle
Environmental and size
Temperature range
Altitude
Relative humidity
Weight
Dimensions
Option specifications
Channel scanner (Option SCN)
Scan modes
Channels displayed
Display orientation
Chart
Log file
Radio standards
Spectrum monitor (Option SIM)
Display modes
RF preamplifier (Option P20)
Supplemental information
100 to 240 V AC, 50 to 60 Hz
15 V DC, 5.3 A, 80 W max
16 W
3.5 hours
3 hours
3 hours
300 to 500 charge cycles
5 minutes
One year
Auto-ranging
–10 to +50 °C
–40 to +70 °C
9,144 meters (30,000 feet)
3,000 meters (9,840 feet)
15,240 meters (50,000 feet)
< 95%
3.2 kg (7 Ibs)
Operating (battery: 0 to 50 °C)
Storage (battery: –20 to 50 °C)
Operating with battery
Operating with AC to DC adapter
Non-operating
318 mm × 207 mm × 69 mm
(12.5 in × 8.15 in × 2.7 in)
Net (shipping) approximately,
3.6 kg (7.9 Ibs) with battery
Approximately (W × H × D)
Supplemental information
Top N, bottom N, and list
1 to 20
Vertical
Number of channels ≤ 5
Horizontal
Number of channels > 5
Bar chart, and time chart
.CSV and .KML
Pre-defined and user-defined. Pre-defined standards include the major wireless
communication standards such as GSM, CDMA, W-CDMA, LTE, WiMAX, etc.
Spectrogram
Spectrum trace
Combination of spectrogram and spectrum
trace in one screen
Frequency range
Gain
1 MHz to 20 GHz
15 dB
Frequency range
Output level
VSWR
Connector and impedance
5 MHz to 7 GHz
0 to –20 dBm
< 2.0:1
Type-N female, 50 Ω
Tracking generator (Option TG7)
Typical
Tracking generator off, preamplifier on
Tracking generator on, preamplifier on
Nominal
1 dB steps
Nominal
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Specifications (continued)
Option specifications (continued)
AM/FM modulation analysis (Option AMA)
Frequency range
Carrier power accuracy
Carrier power range
Carrier power displayed resolution
AM measurement
Modulation rate
Accuracy
Depth
Accuracy
FM measurement
Modulation rate
Accuracy
Supplemental information
10 MHz to 20 GHz
< 7 GHz, ± 1.5 dB
7 to 18 GHz, ± 1.8 dB
18 to 20 GHz, ± 2.0 dB
–30 to +10 dBm
–30 to +20 dBm
0.01 dBm
20 Hz to 100 kHz
1 Hz
< 0.1% modulation rate
5 to 95%
± 4%
Depth
Accuracy
20 Hz to 200 kHz
1 Hz
< 0.1% modulation rate
20 Hz to 400 kHz
± 4%
Frequency range
Carrier power accuracy
Carrier power range
Carrier power displayed resolution
2.5 MHz to 6 GHz
± 2 dB
–30 to +20 dBm
0.01 dBm
Symbol rate range
Modulation depth/index
Accuracy
Displayed resolution
100 Hz to 100 kHz
5 to 95%
± 4%
0.1%
FSK deviation
Symbol rate range
100 Hz to 400 kHz
100 Hz to 20 kHz
20 to 50 kHz
50 to 100 kHz
± 4%
0.01 Hz
ASK/FSK modulation analysis (Option DMA)
ASK measurement
FSK measurement
Accuracy
Displayed resolution
Nominal
Nominal
Nominal
1 to 500 MHz
500 MHz to 20 GHz
Nominal (modulation rate < 1 kHz)
Nominal (modulation rate > 1 kHz)
Nominal
Nominal (modulation rate < 1 kHz)
Nominal (modulation rate > 1 kHz)
Nominal
Nominal
Nominal
Nominal
1 ≤ ß* ≤ 20
1≤ß≤8
1≤ß≤4
Nominal
Time-gated spectrum analysis (Option TMG)
Gated sweep
Span range
RBW range
Gate delay range
Gate length range
Any span
> = 1 kHz
12 μs to 10 s
84 μs to 10 s
VBW is fixed and equal to RBW 3
200 ns resolution
200 ns resolution
* ß is the ratio of frequency deviation to symbol rate (deviation/rate).
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Specifications (continued)
Option specifications (continued)
Time-gated spectrum analysis (Option TMG)
Supplemental information
Gated sweep (continued)
Gate sources
External
RF burst
Periodic timer
• Sync sources include free, external, and
RF burst
• Period: 0 to 20.0 s
(It should be greater than gate delay
plus gate length)
• Offset: –5 to +5 s
RF burst
Level range
Bandwidth (–10 dB)
Frequency limitations
–60 to –20 dBm plus attenuation (nominal)
8 MHz (nominal)
If the start or center frequency is too close
to zero, LO feedthrough can degrade or
prevent triggering. How close is too close
depends on the bandwidth.
Built-in GPS receiver and GPS antenna (Option GPS)
GPS information tagging
GPS antenna
Frequency accuracy with GPS on
External GPS antenna connector
Longitude, latitude, and altitude
Built-in
± 50 ppb
SMA-F
USB peak and average power sensor support (Option PWP)
Power sensor supported
Agilent U2020 X-series USB peak and
average power sensor
Frequency range
Peak power dynamic range
50 MHz to 40 GHz
–30 to +20 dBm
Power sensor supported
Frequency range
Dynamic range
Agilent U2000 Series USB power sensor
9 kHz to 24 GHz
–60 to +44 dBm
Security erase
Port control
Erase the entire user flash memory by
writing single character “1” over all
memory locations
Disable/enable LAN port or USB port
Task plan execution mode
Task plan file
Auto, manual, and manual if fail
.TPN
Number of tasks
Measurements supported
Maximum 20 in a single .TPN file
Regular spectrum analysis and power suite
(channel power, ACPR, and OBW)
External GPS antenna, N934xC-GPA, is
offered as an optional accessory
Sensor dependent
USB average power sensor support (Option PWM)
Security features (Option SEC)
Sensor dependent
Sensor dependent
Non-recoverable
Task planner for test automation (Option TPN)
Complementary task plan editor is available
with HSA PC software
Visit www.agilent.com/find/taskplanner for more information.
3. For efficiency and convenience, RBW is restricted to be equal to or greater than 1 kHz and VBW is restricted to be equal to RBW.
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