N9010A Getting Started Guide

N9010A Getting Started Guide
Agilent X-Series
Signal Analyzer
This manual provides documentation for the
following X-Series Analyzers running the
Microsoft Windows 7 operating system:
PXA Signal Analyzer N9030A
MXA Signal Analyzer N9020A
EXA Signal Analyzer N9010A
Getting Started and
Troubleshooting Guide
Agilent Technologies
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Print Date
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hazard. It calls attention to an
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In This Guide…
This guide contains the following information:
1 Quick-Start
This chapter explains how to initialize the signal analyzer and view a signal.
2 Front and Rear Panel Features
Refer to this chapter for information on front- and rear-panel key functionality, and display annotations.
3 Instrument Operating System
This chapter describes the Microsoft Windows 7 configuration and the settings used with the Agilent
instrument software.
4 Using Windows Tools
The information in this chapter provides some guidelines for using the Microsoft Windows 7 feature
capabilities with the signal analyzer.
5 Troubleshooting
This chapter details some basic steps that may solve any problems you are experiencing with either the
signal analyzer or Microsoft Windows 7.
3
Warranty
This Agilent technologies instrument product is warranted against defects in material and workmanship for
a period of three years from the date of shipment. During the warranty period, Agilent Technologies will, at
its option, either repair or replace products that prove to be defective.
For warranty service or repair, this product must be returned to a service facility designated by Agilent
Technologies. Buyer shall prepay shipping charges to Agilent Technologies, and Agilent Technologies shall
pay shipping charges to return the product to Buyer. For products returned to Agilent Technologies from
another country, Buyer shall pay all shipping charges, duties, and taxes.
Compliance
This product has been designed and tested in accordance with accepted industry standards, and has been
supplied in a safe condition. The documentation contains information and warnings that must be followed
by the user to ensure safe operation and to maintain the product in a safe condition.
Where to Find the Latest Information
Documentation is updated periodically. For the latest information about these products, including
instrument software upgrades, application information, and product information, browse to one of the
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http://www.agilent.com/find/exa
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Periodically, Agilent releases software updates to fix known defects and incorporate product
enhancements. To search for software updates for your product, go to the Agilent Technical Support
website at
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Table of Contents
1 Quick Start
Initial Inspection
10
Shipping Problems?
10
Instrument Location and Rack Mounting Requirements
Locating the analyzer
11
11
Cooling and rack mounting
11
Turning on the Analyzer the First Time
12
Initializing the analyzer using a USB mouse
12
Initializing the analyzer using front-panel navigation
Anti-Virus Software and Firewalls
19
Shortening the Instrument Power-On Time
Instrument Information
19
20
Power requirements
20
Protecting Against Overpowering
Instrument Maintenance
21
21
Protecting against electrostatic discharge
23
2 Front and Rear Panel Features
Front-Panel Features
26
Overview of key types
29
Display Annotations
33
Rear-Panel Features
35
Front and Rear Panel Symbols
37
3 Instrument Operating System
Microsoft Windows
40
Windows Help and Support Center
Agilent Software Installed
41
Agilent signal analyzer software
Agilent 89601B
41
Agilent N9051A
41
40
Customer installation of software
41
41
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3rd Party Software verified by Agilent
41
Installation of other 3rd Party Software
User Accounts
41
43
Administrator account
43
Instrument accounts
43
Power Users accounts
43
AgilentOnly user account
44
Agilent Service user accounts
Customer creation of accounts
44
44
Agilent X-Series Analyzer Licensing Options
44
Licensing New Measurement Application Software After Initial Purchase
46
Installation procedure over USB
46
Transporting a License Between X-Series Analyzers
48
Windows Configuration
51
Settings that can be changed
51
Settings that must not be changed
Autoplay/Autorun
53
Configuring Printers
54
Configuring LAN
Hostname
52
54
54
IP Address & Gateway
54
Connecting to a Network Shared Folder
Windows Security
Windows Firewall
56
56
Automatic Updates
Virus Protection
56
57
Spyware Protection
57
System Maintenance
57
Backup
55
57
System Restore
57
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Disk Defragmenting
USB Connections
58
58
Disk Drive Partitioning and Use
59
Backing-up the factory calibration data
Disk Drive Recovery Process
60
Configuring Recovery prompt
Updating the software
60
63
63
4 Using Windows Tools
Navigating Windows Without a Mouse
68
Remote Desktop: Using the X-Series Signal Analyzers Remotely
Overview of Remote Desktop operation
73
Setting up Remote Desktop operation
73
How to locate the computer name of the instrument
Running a Remote Desktop session
The Virtual Front Panel
75
76
86
Embedded Web Server: Using the X-Series Signal Analyzers Remotely
Accessing the instrument through the Internet
Accessing the Web Control SA tab
Selecting the Get Data tab
87
91
92
Selecting the Get Image tab
94
Selecting the SCPI Telnet tab
Selecting the Help tab
95
96
Capturing/Printing Displays and Windows
97
Windows Shortcuts and Miscellaneous Tasks
Windows shortcuts (key combinations)
100
5 Troubleshooting
102
Problems with Microsoft Windows 7
98
98
Windows taskbar auto-hide feature
Check the Basics
73
103
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87
Table of Contents
Returning an Analyzer for Service
104
Calling Agilent Technologies
104
Locations for Agilent Technologies
Read the Warranty
Service Options
104
105
105
Packaging the Instrument
106
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Agilent X-Series Signal Analyzers
Getting Started Guide
1
Quick Start
This section explains how to initialize the Signal Analyzer and view a signal.
The following topics can be found in this section:
“Initial Inspection” on page 10
“Instrument Location and Rack Mounting Requirements” on page 11
“Turning on the Analyzer the First Time” on page 12
“Anti-Virus Software and Firewalls” on page 19
“Shortening the Instrument Power-On Time” on page 19
“Instrument Information” on page 20
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Quick Start
Initial Inspection
Initial Inspection
Inspect the shipping container and the cushioning material for signs of stress. Retain
the shipping materials for future use, as you may wish to ship the analyzer to another
location or to Agilent Technologies for service.
Table 1-1
Verifying the contents
Item
Deliverable
Description
Getting Started Guide
Provides first-time power on
instructions, licensing information,
operating system information, and
general hardware information.
Documentation disk
PDF files for all manuals (except service),
programming example files, and some
technical Application Notes.
Agilent IO Libraries disk
Software for establishing and
configuring PC to instrument interfaces.
Optical mouse
An optical USB mouse to simplify screen
navigation.
Keyboard
A USB keyboard to simplify data input.
(N9030A only)
Power cable
Connection for instrument power.
Shipping Problems?
If the shipping materials are damaged or the contents of the container are incomplete:
•
•
•
Contact the nearest Agilent Technologies office.
Keep the shipping materials for the carrier’s inspection.
If you must return an analyzer to Agilent Technologies, use the original (or
comparable) shipping materials. See “Returning an Analyzer for Service” on
page 104.
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Quick Start
Instrument Location and Rack Mounting Requirements
Instrument Location and Rack Mounting Requirements
Locating the analyzer
Make sure that the fan inlet and exhaust vent areas on the sides of the analyzer are
not obstructed. The minimal required clearance is 2 inches. Airflow restrictions cause
additional airflow noise and cause the fans to speed up so they can draw in enough air
for the required cooling. This results in excessive audible noise.
Cooling and rack mounting
Do not rack mount the analyzer side-by-side with any other instrument with
side-by-side ventilation. Make sure the exhaust air from the first instrument is directed
away from the inlet of the second unit. If the pre-heated air from the first instrument is
directed into the second instrument, it can cause excessive operating temperatures in
the second unit and can cause instrument failures. The analyzer draws air in from the
left side and exhausts air from the right side.
CAUTION
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.
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Quick Start
Turning on the Analyzer the First Time
Turning on the Analyzer the First Time
Initial power-on of the analyzer can be accomplished using either of the following
methods:
•
•
NOTE
“Initializing the analyzer using a USB mouse” on page 12
“Initializing the analyzer using front-panel navigation” on page 16
During the initial power-on process, the instrument turns off and restarts several
times. This only happens during the initial installation process.
Initializing the analyzer using a USB mouse
Steps
Actions
Notes
1. Connect the mouse
•
2. Power on the analyzer
a. Position the analyzer so See “Instrument Location and Rack Mounting
you have easy access to Requirements and “Power requirements” on
the power cord and plug page 20 for more details.
it in.
The analyzer can require more than 5 minutes to
b. Press the power switch power-on.
(located in the lower left
The Agilent Technologies screen appears
corner of the analyzer’s
followed by a screen that allows you to select
front panel) to turn the
the operating system.
analyzer on.
Connect the mouse to
one of the analyzer’s
USB ports.
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Quick Start
Turning on the Analyzer the First Time
Steps
Actions
3. Launch Microsoft
Setup
•
Notes
Highlight Microsoft
Windows 7 and press
Enter to start the
pre-installed operating
system.
The analyzer performs the following steps:
•
Windows 7 Startup window
•
Black screen
•
Windows Please wait message window
•
Blue Agilent window
•
The following Welcome window appears giving you information about the
End-User License Agreement.
At this time, it is safe to turn off the instrument before initializing the software.
CAUTION
After launching the setup, do not turn off the instrument or remove power before the Setup
Wizard completes and the system restarts. Turning off the instrument may corrupt the
system and the application may not operate.
4. Reboot and logon
•
Click OK
When the instrument restarts, the following
message window appears:
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Quick Start
Turning on the Analyzer the First Time
Steps
Actions
Notes
This window
appears and
covers the
LaunchXSA
window.
NOTE
If you do not check the “Do not show this message again” check box, this message will be
displayed each time the analyzer is turned on. No application will start while this message is
displayed. Before continuing, make sure that you carefully read the Anti-Virus message and
determine what action is appropriate.
5. Disable the Anti-Virus
message
•
Select the check box and Messages similar to the following continue to
click Continue.
appear:
Several required processes continue.
The XSA application initializes
6. Verify the installation
a. On the instrument, press If you require further assistance, contact the
System, Show, System. Agilent support team.
Online assistance:
http://www.agilent.com/find/assist
b. Verify that the
purchased application(s)
appear in the list.
7. View a signal
a. Press Input/Output,
RF Calibrator, 50 MHz.
b. Press FREQ Channel,
Center Freq, 50, MHz.
c. Press SPAN X Scale, 50,
MHz.
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This routes the internal 50 MHz signal to the
analyzer input.
Quick Start
Turning on the Analyzer the First Time
Steps
Actions
Notes
The 50 MHz reference signal appears on the display.
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Quick Start
Turning on the Analyzer the First Time
Initializing the analyzer using front-panel navigation
The following keys are used in the initialization process:
Arrow keys
Enter key
Tab keys
Select key
Steps
Actions
Notes
1. Power on the analyzer
a. Position the analyzer so See “Instrument Location and Rack Mounting
you have easy access to Requirements and “Power requirements” on
the power cord and plug page 20 for more details.
it in.
The analyzer can require more than 5 minutes to
b. Press the power switch power-on.
(located in the lower left
corner of the analyzer’s
front panel) to turn the
analyzer on.
c. The Agilent
Technologies screen
appears followed by a
screen that allows you
to select the operating
system.
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Quick Start
Turning on the Analyzer the First Time
Steps
Actions
Notes
2. Launch Microsoft
Setup
Highlight Microsoft
Windows 7 and press Enter
to start the pre-installed
operating system.
The analyzer performs the following steps:
•
Windows 7 Startup window
•
Black screen
•
Windows Please wait message window
•
Blue Agilent window
•
The following Welcome window appears giving you information about the
End-User License Agreement.
At this time, it is safe to turn off the instrument before initializing the software.
CAUTION
After launching the setup, do not turn off the instrument or remove power before the Setup
Wizard completes and the system restarts. Turning off the instrument may corrupt the
system and the application may not operate.
3. Reboot and logon
•
Press Enter
When the instrument restarts, the following
message window appears:
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Quick Start
Turning on the Analyzer the First Time
Steps
Actions
Notes
This window
appears and
covers the
LaunchXSA
window.
NOTE
If you do not check the “Do not show this message again” check box, this message will be
displayed each time the analyzer is turned on. No application will start while this message is
displayed. Before continuing, make sure that you carefully read the Anti-Virus message and
determine what action is appropriate.
4. Disable the Anti-Virus
message
•
Press Select to select
the check box and Enter
to continue.
Messages similar to the following continue to
appear:
Several required processes continue.
The XSA application initializes
5. Verify the installation
a. Press System, Show,
System.
b. Verify that the
purchased application(s)
appear in the list.
6. View a signal
a. Press Input/Output,
RF Calibrator, 50 MHz.
b. Press FREQ Channel,
Center Freq, 50, MHz.
c. Press SPAN X Scale, 50,
MHz.
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If you require further assistance, contact the
Agilent support team.
Online assistance:
http://www.agilent.com/find/assist
This routes the internal 50 MHz signal to the
analyzer input.
Quick Start
Anti-Virus Software and Firewalls
Steps
Actions
Notes
The 50 MHz reference signal appears on the display.
Anti-Virus Software and Firewalls
No anti-virus software is shipped with the analyzer. It is recommended that you install
anti-virus software if your analyzer is connected to the LAN. Check with your IT
department to see what they recommend.
The analyzer is shipped with the Windows 7 firewall enabled. Do not modify the
default network settings as this may cause problems with the operating system of the
analyzer.
Shortening the Instrument Power-On Time
The instrument desktop includes a shortcut to the ConfigureApplications.exe
application that lets you control your instrument power-on configuration. You can set
the configuration to pre-load only the applications that you typically run. This can
significantly shorten the time it takes for your instrument to power-on. You can also
access this functionality by pressing: System, Power On, Configure Applications.
If (after power-on) you want to access an application that you did not pre-load, it will
take a little longer to bring it up once you press the application softkey. This longer
time-frame is only for the first access after power-on. After the initial access, mode
(application) switching will operate as quickly as if the application was pre-loaded.
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Quick Start
Instrument Information
Instrument Information
Power requirements
The only physical installation of your Agilent signal analyzer is a connection to a power
source. Line voltage does not need to be selected.
This analyzer does not contain customer serviceable fuses.
WARNING
This is a Safety Class 1 Product (provided with a protective earthing ground
incorporated in the power cord). The mains plug shall only be inserted in a socket
outlet provided with a protective earth contact. Any interruption of the protective
conductor inside or outside of the product is likely to make the product dangerous.
Intentional interruption is prohibited. (IEC 348 clauses 17.3.3c & 17.3.4)
Failure to ground the analyzer properly can result in personal injury. Before turning
on the analyzer, you must connect its protective earth terminals to the protective
conductor of the main power cable. Insert the main power cable plug into a socket
outlet that has a protective earth contact only. DO NOT defeat the earth-grounding
protection by using an extension cable, power cable, or autotransformer without a
protective ground conductor.
CAUTION
This product is designed for use in Installation Category II and Pollution Degree 2 per
IEC 61010 Second Edition and IEC 664 respectively.
This instrument has autoranging line voltage input. Be sure the supply voltage is
within the specified range.
The Mains wiring and connectors shall be compatible with the connector used in the
premise electrical system. Failure, to ensure adequate earth grounding by not using
the correct components may cause product damage, and serious injury.
AC power cord
The analyzer is equipped with a three-wire power cord, in accordance with
international safety standards. This cable grounds the analyzer cabinet when
connected to an appropriate power line outlet. The cable appropriate to the original
shipping location is included with the analyzer. See:
http://www.agilent.com/find/powercords
CAUTION
Always use the three-prong AC power cord supplied with this product. Failure to
ensure adequate earth grounding by not using this cord can cause product damage.
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Quick Start
Instrument Information
WARNING
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.
Install the instrument so that the detachable power cord is readily identifiable and
easily reached by the operator. The detachable power cord is the instrument
disconnecting device. It disconnects the mains circuits from the mains supply
before other parts of the instrument. The front panel switch is only a standby switch
and is not a LINE switch. Alternatively, an externally installed switch or circuit
breaker (which is readily identifiable and is easily reached by the operator) may be
used as a disconnecting device.
Protecting Against Overpowering
The input circuitry of the analyzer can be damaged by applying signals that exceed the
maximum safe input level of +30 dBm average total power or +/- 0.2 Vdc (when DC
coupled) or +/- 70 Vdc (when AC coupled). Refer to the analyzer's specification guide
for more details regarding the Maximum Safe Input Level. Repairing damage to the
input circuitry can be expensive.
If the analyzer will be used to measure signals which might be near the maximum safe
input level, use external attenuators and/or limiters to help protect the analyzer input.
The External Gain, amplitude Corrections, and/or Ref Lvl Offset features may be used
to compensate for the gains and losses of external devices. External Gain and
Corrections are under the Input/Output menu and Ref Lvl Offset is under the AMPTD
Y-Scale menu.
Instrument Maintenance
Cleaning the instrument
WARNING
To prevent electrical shock, disconnect the signal analyzer from mains before
cleaning. Use a dry cloth or one slightly dampened with water to clean the external
case parts. Do not attempt to clean internally.
Cleaning Connectors
Cleaning connectors with alcohol shall only be done with the instrument power cord
removed, and in a well-ventilated area. Allow all residual alcohol moisture to
evaporate, and the fumes to dissipate prior to energizing the instrument.
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Quick Start
Instrument Information
WARNING
Keep isopropyl alcohol away from heat, sparks, and flame. Store in a tightly closed
container. It is extremely flammable. In case of fire, use alcohol foam, dry chemical,
or carbon dioxide; water may be ineffective.
Use isopropyl alcohol with adequate ventilation and avoid contact with eyes, skin,
and clothing. It causes skin irritation, may cause eye damage, and is harmful if
swallowed or inhaled. It may be harmful if absorbed through the skin. Wash
thoroughly after handling.
In case of spill, soak up with sand or earth. Flush spill area with water.
Dispose of isopropyl alcohol in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and
local environmental regulations.
Battery Information
The analyzer uses a lithium battery located on the CPU board. This is not an operator
replaceable part. See “Returning an Analyzer for Service” on page 104. Replaceable
parts must be approved or supplied by Agilent Technologies.
You can order the service documentation for the instrument through your Agilent Sales
and Service office.
WARNING
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended. Discard used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not throw batteries away but collect as small chemical waste.
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Instrument Information
Protecting against electrostatic discharge
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage or destroy electronic components (the
possibility of unseen damage caused by ESD is present whenever components are
transported, stored, or used).
Test equipment and ESD
To help reduce ESD damage that can occur while using test equipment:
WARNING
Do not use these first three techniques when working on circuitry with a voltage
potential greater than 500 volts.
•
Before connecting any coaxial cable to an analyzer connector for the first time each
day, momentarily short the center and outer conductors of the cable together.
•
Personnel should be grounded with a 1 MΩ resistor-isolated wrist-strap before
touching the center pin of any connector and before removing any assembly from
the analyzer.
•
Be sure that all instruments are properly earth-grounded to prevent build-up of
static charge.
•
Perform work on all components or assemblies at a static-safe workstation.
•
Keep static-generating materials at least one meter away from all components.
•
Store or transport components in static-shielding containers.
•
Always handle printed circuit board assemblies by the edges. This reduces the
possibility of ESD damage to components and prevent contamination of exposed
plating.
Additional information about ESD
For more information about ESD and how to prevent ESD damage, contact the
Electrostatic Discharge Association (http://www.esda.org). The ESD standards
developed by this agency are sanctioned by the American National Standards Institute
(ANSI).
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Quick Start
Instrument Information
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Agilent X-Series Signal Analyzers
Getting Started Guide
2
Front and Rear Panel Features
This section describes the following features:
“Front-Panel Features” on page 26
“Display Annotations” on page 33
“Rear-Panel Features” on page 35
“Front and Rear Panel Symbols” on page 37
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Front and Rear Panel Features
Front-Panel Features
Front-Panel Features
PXA, MXA and EXA
Item
Description
#
Name
1
Menu Keys
Key labels appear to the left of the menu keys to identify the current function of
each key. The displayed functions are dependent on the currently selected
Mode and Measurement, and are directly related to the most recent key press.
2
Analyzer Setup Keys
These keys set the parameters used for making measurements in the current
Mode and Measurement.
3
Measurement Keys
These keys select the Mode and the Measurement within the mode. They also
control the initiation and rate of recurrence of measurements.
4
Marker Keys
Markers are often available for a measurement to measure a very specific
point/segment of data within the range of the current measurement data.
5
Utility Keys
These keys control system-wide functionality such as:
•
•
•
•
instrument configuration information and I/O setup,
printer setup and printing,
file management, save and recall,
instrument presets.
6
Ext Mixer
Provides LO output signal to and receives IF input signals from an external
mixer. See the Specifications Guide for details on signal levels.
7
Probe Power
Supplies power for external high frequency probes and accessories.
8
Headphones Output
Headphones can be used to hear any available audio output.
9
Back Space Key
Press this key to delete the previous character when entering alphanumeric
information. It also works as the Back key in Help and Explorer windows.
10
Delete Key
Press this key to delete files or to perform other deletion tasks.
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Front and Rear Panel Features
Front-Panel Features
Item
Description
#
Name
11
USB Connectors
Standard USB 2.0 ports, Type A. Connect to external peripherals such as a
mouse, keyboard, DVD drive, or hard drive.
12
Local/Cancel/(Esc) Key
If you are in remote operation, Local:
•
•
•
returns instrument control from remote back to local (the front panel).
turns the display on (if it was turned off for remote operation).
can be used to clear errors. (Press the key once to return to local control,
and a second time to clear error message line.)
If you have not already pressed the units or Enter key, Cancel exits the currently
selected function without changing its value.
Esc works the same as it does on a PC keyboard. It:
•
•
•
•
exits Windows dialogs
clears errors
aborts printing
cancels operations.
13
RF Input
Connector for inputting an external signal. Make sure that the total
power of all signals at the analyzer input does not exceed +30 dBm (1
watt).
14
Numeric Keypad
Enters a specific numeric value for the current function. Entries appear on the
upper left of the display, in the measurement information area.
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Enter and Arrow Keys
The Enter key terminates data entry when either no unit of measure is needed,
or you want to use the default unit.
The arrow keys:
•
•
•
•
•
Increment and decrement the value of the current measurement selection.
Navigate help topics.
Navigate or make selections within Windows dialogs.
Navigate within forms used for setting up measurements.
Navigate within tables.
NOTE
The arrow keys cannot be used to move a mouse pointer
around on the display.
16
Menu/ (Alt) Key
Alt works the same as a PC keyboard. Use it to change control focus in
Windows pull-down menus.
17
Ctrl Key
Ctrl works the same as a PC keyboard. Use it to navigate in Windows
applications or to select multiple items in lists.
18
Select / Space Key
Select is also the Space key and it has typical PC functionality. For example, in
Windows dialogs, it selects files, checks and unchecks check boxes, and picks
radio button choices. It opens a highlighted Help topic.
19
Tab Keys
Use these keys to move between fields in Windows dialogs.
20
Knob
Increments and decrements the value of the current active function.
21
Return Key
Exits the current menu and returns to the previous menu. Has typical PC
functionality.
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Front and Rear Panel Features
Front-Panel Features
Item
Description
#
Name
22
Full Screen Key
Pressing this key turns off the softkeys to maximize the graticule display area.
Press the key again to restore the normal display.
23
Help Key
Initiates a context-sensitive Help display for the current Mode. Once Help is
accessed, pressing a front panel key brings up the help topic for that key
function.
24
Speaker Control Keys
Enables you to increase or decrease the speaker volume, or mute it.
25
Window Control Keys
These keys select between single or multiple window displays. They zoom the
current window to fill the data display, or change the currently selected window.
They can be used to switch between the Help window navigation pane and the
topic pane.
26
Power Standby/ On
Turns the analyzer on. A green light indicates power on. A yellow light indicates
standby mode.
NOTE
The front-panel switch is a standby switch, not a LINE
switch (disconnecting device). The analyzer continues to
draw power even when the line switch is in standby.
The main power cord can be used as the system
disconnecting device. It disconnects the mains circuits
from the mains supply.
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Q Input
Input port for the Q channel when in differential mode.*
28
Q Input
Input port for the Q channel for either single or differential mode.*
29
I Input
Input port for the I channel when in differential mode.*
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I Input
Input port for the I channel for either single or differential mode.*
31
Cal Out
Output port for calibrating the I, I, Q and Q inputs and probes used with these
inputs.*
*. Status of the LED indicates whether the current state of the port is active (green) or is not in
use (dark).
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Front and Rear Panel Features
Front-Panel Features
Overview of key types
The keys labeled FREQ Channel, System, and Marker Functions are all examples of
front-panel keys.
Most of the dark or light gray keys access menus of functions that are displayed along
the right side of the display. These displayed key labels are next to a column of keys
called menu keys.
Menu keys list functions based on which front-panel key was pressed last. These
functions are also dependant on the current selection of measurement application
(Mode) and measurement (Meas).
If the numeric value of a menu key function can be changed, it is called an active
function. The function label of the active function is highlighted after that key has been
selected. For example, press AMPTD Y Scale. This calls up the menu of related
amplitude functions. The function labeled Ref Level (the default selected key in the
Amplitude menu) is highlighted. Ref Level also appears in the upper left of the display
in the measurement information area. The displayed value indicates that the function
is selected and its value can now be changed using any of the data entry controls.
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Front-Panel Features
Some menu keys have multiple choices on their label, such as On/Off, Auto/Man, or
Log/Lin (as shown above). The different choices are selected by pressing the key
multiple times. For example, the Auto/Man type of key. To select the function, press
the menu key and notice that Auto is underlined and the key becomes highlighted. To
change the function to manual, press the key again so that Man is underlined. If there
are more than two settings on the key, keep pressing it until the desired selection is
underlined.
When a menu first appears, one key label is highlighted to show which key is the
default selection. If you press Marker Function, the Marker Function Off key is the menu
default key, and is highlighted.
Some of the menu keys are grouped together by a yellow bar running behind the keys
near the left side or by a yellow border around the group of keys. When you press a key
within the yellow region, such as Marker Noise, the highlight moves to that key to
show it has been selected. The keys that are linked are related functions, and only one
of them can be selected at any one time. For example, a marker can only have one
marker function active on it. So if you select a different function it turns off the
previous selection. If the current menu is two pages long, the yellow bar or border
could include keys on the second page of keys.
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Front and Rear Panel Features
Front-Panel Features
In some key menus, a key label is highlighted to show which key has been selected
from multiple available choices. And the menu is immediately exited when you press
one of the other keys. For example, when you press the Select Trace key (in the
Trace/Detector menu), it brings up its own menu of keys. The Trace 1 key is highlighted.
When you press the Trace 2 key, the highlight moves to that key and the screen returns
to the Trace/Detector menu.
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Front and Rear Panel Features
Front-Panel Features
If a displayed key label shows a small solid-black arrow tip pointing to the right, it
indicates that additional key menus are available. If the arrow tip is not filled in solid
then pressing the key the first time selects that function. Now the arrow is solid and
pressing it again brings up an additional menu of settings.
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Front and Rear Panel Features
Display Annotations
Display Annotations
This section describes the display annotation as it is on the Spectrum Analyzer
Measurement Application display. Other measurement application modes have some
annotation differences.
Item
1
Description
Function Keys
Measurement bar - Shows general measurement
settings and information.
All the keys in the Analyzer Setup
part of the front panel.
Indicates single/continuous
measurement.
Some measurements include limits that the data is
tested against. A Pass/Fail indication may be
shown in the lower left of the measurement bar.
2
Active Function (measurement bar) - when the
current active function has a settable numeric
value, it is shown here.
Currently selected front panel
key.
3
Banner - shows the name of the selected
application that is currently running.
Mode
4
Measurement title - shows title information for the
current measurement, or a title that you created for
the measurement.
Meas
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View/Display, Display, Title
Front and Rear Panel Features
Display Annotations
Item
Description
5
Settings panel - displays system information that is
not specific to any one application.
•
•
•
•
•
Function Keys
Input/Output status - green LXI indicates the
LAN is connected. RLTS indicate Remote,
Listen, Talk, SRQ
Input impedance and coupling
Amplitude Correction Status
Frequency reference selection
Setting of automatic internal alignment routine
Local and System, I/O Config
Input/Output, Amplitude,
System and others.
6
Active marker frequency, amplitude or function
value
Marker
7
Settings panel - time and date display.
System, Control Panel
8
Trace and detector information.
Trace/Detector,
Clear Write (W) Trace Average
(A) Max Hold (M) Min Hold (m)
Trace/Detector,
More,
Detector,
Average (A) Normal (N) Peak
(P) Sample (S) Negative Peak
(p)
9
Key labels that change based on the most recent
key press.
Softkeys
10
Displays information, warning and error messages.
Message area - single events, Status area conditions.
System, Show, Errors
11
Measurement settings for the data currently being
displayed in the graticule area. In the example
above: center frequency, resolution bandwidth,
video bandwidth, frequency span, sweep time and
number of sweep points.
Keys in the Analyzer Setup part of
the front panel.
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Front and Rear Panel Features
Rear-Panel Features
Rear-Panel Features
Current PXA, MXA and EXA
Older MXA and EXA
Item
#
1
Description
Name
EXT REF IN
Input for an external frequency reference signal:
For MXA – 1 to 50 MHz
For EXA – 10 MHz.
2
GPIB
A General Purpose Interface Bus (GPIB, IEEE 488.1) connection that
can be used for remote analyzer operation.
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Front and Rear Panel Features
Rear-Panel Features
Item
#
Description
Name
3
USB Connector
USB 2.0 port, Type B. USB TMC (test and measurement class)
connects to an external pc controller to control the instrument and for
data transfers over a 480 Mbps link.
4
USB Connectors
Standard USB 2.0 ports, Type A. Connect to external peripherals such
as a mouse, keyboard, printer, DVD drive, or hard drive.
5
MONITOR
Allows connection of an external VGA monitor.
NOTE
6
The external VGA monitor must be attached prior to power on to
enable the external VGA port.
LAN
A TCP/IP Interface that is used for remote analyzer operation.
Line power input
The AC power connection. See the product specifications for more
details.
Removable Disk Drive
Standard on current analyzers. Optional on older MXAs and EXAs.
9
Digital Bus
Reserved for future use.
10
Analog Out
For Option EMC:
Demod Audio
11
TRIGGER 2 OUT
A trigger output used to synchronize other test equipment with the
analyzer. Configurable from the Input/Output keys.
12
TRIGGER 1 OUT
A trigger output used to synchronize other test equipment with the
analyzer. Configurable from the Input/Output keys.
13
Sync
Reserved for future use.
14
TRIGGER 2 IN
Allows external triggering of measurements.
15
TRIGGER 1 IN
Allows external triggering of measurements.
16
Noise Source Drive +28 V
(Pulsed)
For use with Agilent 346A, 346B, and 346C Noise Sources.
17
SNS Series Noise Source
For use with Agilent N4000A, N4001A, N4002A Smart Noise Sources
(SNS).
18
10 MHz OUT
An output of the analyzer internal 10 MHz frequency reference signal.
It is used to lock the frequency reference of other test equipment to
the analyzer.
19
Preselector Tune Out
Reserved for future use.
20
Aux IF Out
Option CR3 Second IF Out (MXA and EXA)
7
8
Option CRP Arbitrary IF Out (MXA and EXA)
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Front and Rear Panel Features
Front and Rear Panel Symbols
Front and Rear Panel Symbols
This symbol is used to indicate power ON (green LED).
This symbol is used to indicate power STANDBY mode (yellow
LED).
This symbol indicates the input power required is AC.
The instruction documentation symbol. The product is marked with
this symbol when it is necessary for the user to refer to instructions
in the documentation.
The CE mark is a registered trademark of the European Community.
The C-Tick mark is a registered trademark of the Australian
Spectrum Management Agency.
This is a marking of a product in compliance with the Canadian
Interference-Causing Equipment Standard (ICES-001).
This is also a symbol of an Industrial Scientific and Medical Group 1
Class A product (CISPR 11, Clause 4).
The CSA mark is a registered trademark of the Canadian Standards
Association International.
This symbol indicates separate collection for electrical and
electronic equipment mandated under EU law as of August 13,
2005. All electric and electronic equipment are required to be
separated from normal waste for disposal (Reference WEEE
Directive 2002/96/EC).
Indicates the time period during which no hazardous or toxic
substance elements are expected to leak or deteriorate during
normal use. Forty years is the expected useful life of the product.
This symbol on all primary and secondary packaging indicates
compliance to China standard GB 18455-2001.
This equipment is Class A suitable for professional use and is for
use in electromagnetic environments outside of the home.
To return unwanted products, contact your local Agilent office, or
see http://www.agilent.com/environment/product/ for more
information.
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Front and Rear Panel Features
Front and Rear Panel Symbols
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Agilent X-Series Signal Analyzers
Getting Started Guide
3
Instrument Operating System
This chapter describes the Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7, referred to as
Windows 7 or WES7, configuration and the settings used with the Agilent instrument
software. It includes information about changing some of the system settings. And it
describes the Windows operating system configuration and the software installations that
are present on the Disk Drive when the instrument leaves the factory.
The front panel of the analyzer has been designed with the keys needed to navigate
windows for: accessing menus, traversing in dialogs, selecting items, and depressing
displayed buttons. It is possible to use the front panel for changing operating system
configuration items, but it is much easier to perform these tasks with a USB mouse and
external keyboard. For specifics on navigating using the front panel, see “Navigating
Windows Without a Mouse” on page 68.
The following topics can be found in this chapter:
“Microsoft Windows” on page 40
“Agilent Software Installed” on page 41
“Customer installation of software” on page 41
“User Accounts” on page 43
“Agilent X-Series Analyzer Licensing Options” on page 44
“Licensing New Measurement Application Software - After Initial Purchase” on page 46
“Transporting a License Between X-Series Analyzers” on page 47
“Windows Configuration” on page 51
“Configuring Printers” on page 54
“Configuring LAN” on page 54
“Windows Security” on page 56
“System Maintenance” on page 57
“USB Connections” on page 58
“Disk Drive Partitioning and Use” on page 59
“Disk Drive Recovery Process” on page 60
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Instrument Operating System
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows
Your instrument has Microsoft Windows installed at the factory. Agilent has already
configured many of the settings in Microsoft Windows for optimal behavior in your
instrument. This chapter contains details about many of these settings.
Windows Help and Support Center
Throughout this chapter you will find references to the Windows Help and Support
Center. To access the Windows Help and Support Center follow the instructions below,
either on your PC or on the instrument itself.
NOTE
You must have an Internet connection to access the Windows Help and Support
Center.
Move the mouse cursor to the taskbar at the bottom of the display
If the Taskbar is in auto-hide mode (as it is by default on your instrument), wait until it
pops up.
Click the Start icon
Click
and type “help and support” into the Search window.
.
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Instrument Operating System
Agilent Software Installed
Agilent Software Installed
Agilent signal analyzer software
The N9060B Agilent Spectrum Analyzer Measurement Application software is
installed in the signal analyzer. Additional measurement applications are available.
Each application requires a license to execute the software. All of these applications
are installed by the factory at the time of manufacture, even if the licenses have not
been purchased. You may purchase additional licenses at a later date.
Agilent 89601B
Agilent 89601B Vector Signal Analyzer (VSA) is installed. Agilent 89601B
measurements require a license to use the product beyond an initial 30 day trial period.
Agilent N9051A
Agilent N9051A Pulse Measurement Software is installed. Agilent N9051A
measurements require a license to use the product.
Customer installation of software
3rd Party Software verified by Agilent
Agilent has verified that the following programs are compatible with the instrument's
applications:
•
MathWorks MATLAB
Installation of other 3rd Party Software
The X-Series Signal Analyzer platform is an Open Windows environment, so you can
install software on the instrument. However, installation of non-approved software
may affect instrument performance. Agilent does not warrant the performance of the
analyzers with non-approved software installed.
NOTE
Before installing any additional programs on the instrument, you should exit the Signal
Analyzer application.
Also, you must not remove any applications or programs that were installed on the
instrument when it was shipped from the factory.
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Instrument Operating System
Customer installation of software
If you install programs other than those that Agilent has tested, it could cause
problems with the instrument's applications. If this happens, you should try
uninstalling the program that has caused the problem, or try changing the program's
configuration. If this does not correct the problem, you may have to use the Agilent
Recovery system to reinstall the instrument's system software
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Instrument Operating System
User Accounts
User Accounts
The instrument ships with a number of different accounts already set up. In addition
you can create your own accounts if you desire. The privileges associated with each
account determine what you can and cannot do from that account.
Administrator account
The “Administrator” account ships from the factory with the password “agilent4u”.
Using the Administrator account you can perform the following operations:
•
Install software
•
Configure network and printer access
•
Access all files on the instrument
•
Add or change user accounts and passwords
•
Change Firewall settings
•
Change Windows settings (e.g., using Device Manager)
•
Change the time and date
•
Run any application
Instrument accounts
The default user account that ships from the factory is “Instrument” with the
password “measure4u”. This user is a member of the standard Users group.1 Using the
Instrument account, you may perform the following operations:
•
Configure network and printer access (although not local printer access)
•
Access files on the instrument that are accessible to the Users group
•
Run applications that are accessible to the Users group
Power Users accounts
You can assign Power User privileges to the Instrument account or to other accounts
that you might create. To change privileges you must log on as the Administrator.
Power Users can perform the following operations:
•
Install software (with some limitations, for example, you cannot install drivers)
•
Configure network and local printer access
•
Access files on the instrument that are accessible to the Power Users group
•
Change the time and date
1. In analyzers running the Windows XP operating system, the Instrument user account was a member of the Power Users group.
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Agilent X-Series Analyzer Licensing Options
•
Run applications that are accessible to the Power Users group
AgilentOnly user account
The instrument contains a user account called “AgilentOnly” that can be used by
Customer Support in the event that the customer has changed the Administrator
password and has forgotten the password. You must not remove or modify the
AgilentOnly account.
Agilent Service user accounts
There are user accounts defined in the instrument for servicing the instrument.
Customer creation of accounts
You can create additional user accounts and decide on the level of security granted to
any new user accounts created. For example, the level of security can be assigned as
administrator, power user, standard user, backup operators. User names are not case
sensitive but passwords are case sensitive.
It is Agilent’s expectation that each user’s My Documents folder is mapped to the D:
drive. This is to avoid overwriting the user’s data in the event the Agilent Recovery
must be performed. Also, this facilitates convenient backup by copying the contents of
the D: drive to external media. All user accounts created by the factory already have
My Documents mapped to the D: drive. It is recommended to map all new users’ My
Documents folders to the D: drive.
Agilent X-Series Analyzer Licensing Options
The Agilent X-Series Analyzers use three licensing types: Fixed Perpetual,
Transportable Perpetual (MXA and EXA only), and Trial. These licensing types are
available on all existing measurement applications except the Spectrum Analyzer
Measurement Application (N9060A/B), which requires a fixed perpetual license, and
the Remote Language Compatibility Application (N9061A), which does not support
transportable licenses. Fixed Perpetual licenses are also required to enable hardware
options.
Fixed Perpetual
Fixed Perpetual licenses are the traditional license type (Fixed) with the same duration
(Perpetual) that have been available for all features since the introduction of the
X-Series analyzers. Fixed Perpetual licenses are identified by the “F” in the second
character and “P” in the third character of the option designator:
Example: N9068A-2FP or W9068A-2FP
A license key is instrument model and serial number dependent. You can only install
the license key on the specific instrument for which it was created.
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Agilent X-Series Analyzer Licensing Options
Transportable Perpetual
Transportable Perpetual licenses are an optional license type offering deployment
duration which is not fixed to a specific instrument model and serial number.
Transportable Perpetual licenses are identified in the product structure by a “T” in the
second character and “P” in the third character of the option designator:
Example: N9068A-2TP
Additionally transports are allowed between instrument types as well. So a
measurement application license can be transported from a MXA to an EXA or
conversely, or between instruments of the same type, MXA or EXA.
Transportable Perpetual licenses require a connection to the Agilent server only for
managing the check-in/out of the license. The Agilent licensing server also provides
for storage of unused licenses which have been transported off instruments but are
awaiting assignment to new instruments. The server will limit the number of
transports per 30 day period per application license to 10.
Unlike Fixed Perpetual licenses which are pre-installed at the factory with new
instrument purchases, Transportable Perpetual licenses require redemption and
installation of the license before the first use. This allows the user to determine on
which instrument to initially install the application license.
Agilent recommends that instruments be at the same instrument software release to
ensure the latest code is available on each instrument so that the user experience is
identical between instruments. This is particularly important when transporting the
license for a newly-released application which may only be available in the latest
software release.
Trial licenses
Trial licenses are available so that you may try applications before you buy the full
applications. These licenses are time limited for a 30 day period, and are restricted to
one trial for an individual application per instrument. The restriction is enforced
through the license redemption process of the Agilent Software Licensing (ASL)
system.
Trial licenses are only available for measurement applications and not available for
enabling hardware capability (N9010A or N9020A options).
Trial licenses are not installed in the factory and no entitlement certificates are created
for distribution with new instrument shipments. Trial licenses are not available for
order, but are available from the Agilent Web site after completing a brief registration:
http://www.agilent.com/find/xseries_trial
Trial Licenses are identified by the license designator “-TRL”.
Example: N9071A-TRL
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Instrument Operating System
Licensing New Measurement Application Software - After Initial Purchase
If a product has multiple tiers (levels of functionality), the –TRL license enables all tiers
for the duration of the license. If you have a base tier and want a trial license for a
higher tier, you can install the –TRL license. When the duration expires the entitlement
is reverted back to the base tier.
Licensing New Measurement Application Software After Initial Purchase
Additional measurement application software can be ordered after your initial
purchase of the signal analyzer. Software upgrades are provided in a kit that includes
an option based Entitlement Certificate and a license agreement. The licenses are
downloaded from the license Web site onto a USB storage device so they can be
loaded into the instrument.
For all software upgrades, we recommend that the latest version of the instrument
software be installed. This ensures that the measurement application being licensed
and activated is installed and is the most current version.
The latest revision of the software may be downloaded from:
http://www.agilent.com/find/mxa_software
http://www.agilent.com/find/exa_software
A license key is usually for one instrument model and serial number combination. The
license key will only install itself on that instrument.
NOTE
No calibration is required after a measurement application installation.
Installation procedure over USB
Step
Action
Notes
1 Redeem the Option
Upgrade Entitlement
Certificate
• Follow the instructions on the
After redeeming your Option Upgrade
Entitlement Certificate you will receive
an e-mail with an attached License File.
2 Save the license file
• Save the .lic file to the root directory
Certificate
of a USB storage device
3 Load the license file
• Connect the USB storage device to
one of the signal analyzer USB ports.
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Windows will detect the new hardware
and may display the configuration menu.
The signal analyzer will automatically
load the license file. (This may take a
few minutes) Upon completion, the
Agilent License Manager will display a
“Successful License Installation”
message.
Instrument Operating System
Transporting a License Between X-Series Analyzers
Step
NOTE
Action
Notes
Alternatively the license file can be manually installed over USB or LAN by placing the license file in the
following folder on the signal analyzer.
C:\Program Files\Agilent\licensing
4 Verify installation
a Cycle the power on the signal
analyzer.
b Press System, Show, System.
c Verify that the new application
appears in the list.
The application will not be available for
use until after the power has been cycled.
This displays the list of installed
applications.
If you require further assistance, please
contact the Agilent support team.
Online assistance:
http://www.agilent.com/find/assist
If you do not have access to the Internet,
contact your local Agilent Technologies
Sales and Service Office, or if in the
United States, call 1-800-829-4444.
Transporting a License Between X-Series Analyzers
Transportable licenses can be identified by the letters "TP" in their option designator.
For example, N9068A-2TP indicates the license is transportable and perpetual. To
transport this license from one X-Series analyzer to another, Agilent recommends that
both analyzers be at the same instrument software release. This ensures that the user
experience is identical between instruments.
As a minimum, the instrument software release in the analyzer that will receive the
transportable license (the "target instrument") must at least be able to support the
desired application.
The X-Series signal analyzers support several ways of transporting licenses. The
procedure below will focus on the most common procedure, where neither of the
analyzers has access to an internet connection. For this procedure to work, a PC with
an internet connection is required
You will need the following:
USB flash drive
USB keyboard
USB mouse
We will refer to the analyzer from which the transportable license will be removed as
the "source instrument". We will refer to the analyzer which will receive the
transportable license as the "target instrument".
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Instrument Operating System
Transporting a License Between X-Series Analyzers
Procedure for Transporting a License, Neither Analyzer Connected to the Internet
Step
Action
Notes
1 Connect the USB devices • Connect the USB flash drive, USB
to the source instrument
keyboard, and USB mouse to the USB
ports on the source instrument.
2 Verify software version
in each analyzer
• On each analyzer, press System,
Show, System and make note of the
Instrument S/W Revision on each.
3 Obtain the Host ID from
the Target Instrument
• On the target instrument, press
System, Show, System, and make
note of the Host ID.
4 Start the License
Manager on the Source
Instrument
• On the source instrument, press
System, More, Licensing… It may
5 Transport the
Transportable License
from Source Instrument
a On the source instrument, locate the
desired license to be transported and
highlight it. Its option designator
should include the letters "TP".
b .Right-click on the mouse and select
Transport....
c Click Transport in the Transport
Licenses dialog box.
d Click Explore to view the contents of
the Transport Confirmation
subdirectory.
e Click on the appropriate *.url file
and drag it to the USB flash drive.
It will be necessary to use one or more of
the rear panel ports to connect the USB
devices.
Ideally, the revisions will be the same.
But at least, both versions should be able
to support the application whose license
is being transported.
This information will be needed to issue
the license for the target instrument. The
Host ID is the model number, followed
by a comma, followed by the serial
number.
take a minute for the Agilent License
Manager screen to be fully populated
with all the installed licenses.
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Be sure you are selecting a transportable
license and not a fixed perpetual license.
The Transport Conformation filename
and filename location will be displayed
in the Transport Confirmation dialog
box.
Instrument Operating System
Transporting a License Between X-Series Analyzers
Step
Action
Notes
6 Get New License from
ASL Transportation Web
page
a Insert USB flash drive into PC that is
connected to the internet
b On the PC, locate the *.url file on the
USB flash drive that was saved in the
previous step and click on it.
c After a few seconds, the ASL
Transportation Web page will appear.
One field, the New Host ID will be
empty.
d Enter the Host ID of the target
instrument (step 3 above) into the
field marked New Host ID.
e Click Submit.
The PC must have an internet connection
and an available USB port.
a The ASL Transportation Web page
will indicate that a license file is
available and display two links to the
license file. Right-click on the license
file and select Save Target As…
b Save the license file to the root level
of the USB flash drive, keeping the
".lic" file extension.
c Close the Save dialog and exit the
ASL Transportation Web page.
Either link can be used to either
display or save the license file.
a With the target instrument running,
insert the USB flash drive into one of
the front panel USB ports. After a few
minutes, you should see a message
saying "Successful License
Installation"
The Agilent License Services running on
the target instrument looks for *.lic files
whenever it detects a USB device has
been inserted. If the contents of the *.lic
file are appropriate for the instrument, the
license will be installed automatically.
7 Save License File to
USB Flash Drive
8 Install License File in
Target Instrument
b Cycle power on the target instrument.
c Once the analyzer has re-booted, the
application should be ready to use on
the target instrument.
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Most of the fields have been populated
from the information in the *.url file.
Be very careful when entering the New
Host ID. A mistake made in entering the
New Host ID will result in an invalid
license being issued. Be sure there is a
comma between the model number and
serial number. There should be no spaces
in the Host ID.
The license file must be saved to the
root level of the USB flash drive for it
to be recognized by the target
instrument.
Newly-installed licenses are only
recognized by the instrument software on
power-up.
Instrument Operating System
Transporting a License Between X-Series Analyzers
Firewall configuration for transporting licenses via LAN
If you are attempting to transport licenses between two instruments that are
connected to the LAN and the Internet through a firewall, your system administrator
may need to allow a limited range of port numbers to pass through the firewall.
Regardless of the type of firewall you are using, always allow the following tools from
Agilent:
AgilentLicenseService
AgilentLicenseManager
AgilentLicenseNotifier
The following ports are required to use Agilent Licensing Service, Agilent License
Notifier, and Agilent License Manager for transporting licenses via the LAN.
Port Numbers
Used By
80
World Wide Web (WWW), HTTP
4545
Agilent License Service (ALS). To send messages to ALN.
4565
Agilent License Notifier (ALN). To send messages to ALS.
8000
Agilent License Manager (ALM).To send messages to ALS.
8001
Agilent License Service (ALS). To send message to ALM.
8020
Agilent License Manager (ALM). For Agilent Alert Message.
8050 and up
Agilent License Provider, to connect to Agilent License Service
8070 and up
Agilent License Service, for callbacks to Agilent License Provider
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Windows Configuration
Windows Configuration
The Windows settings have been optimized for the best measurement performance.
Any modifications to these settings may degrade instrument performance and
measurement speed. In general, most Windows System settings (typically set through
the Windows Control Panel) should not be modified. Those that can be safely modified
are listed below.
CAUTION
To recover from problems caused by changing Windows Systems settings, you may
have to reinstall the Windows system and instrument applications using the Agilent
Recovery process.
Settings that can be changed
You may change the following Windows settings or administrative tasks (available
from the Windows Control Panel) to suit your own personal preferences. It is
recommended that you document any changes to the instrument’s configuration in
case an Agilent Recovery is performed and the configuration is reset.
NOTE
Some of these actions can only be performed with Administrator privileges
You May Use This Feature:
To Do This…
Configure Microsoft Windows Automatic Updates.
Microsoft recommends that you always get the latest critical
Windows updates to ensure that the instrument's Windows
operating system is protected. If the instrument has internet
access, the instrument default is set to automatically check for
critical Windows Updates and notify you.
You can change the configuration of the Microsoft Automatic
Updates. You can choose not to have automatic updates.
However, if you do this then you should manually update
Windows periodically, by accessing Internet Explorer and
selecting Windows Update from the Tools menu.
Install and configure an Anti Virus program
Setup new user accounts.
Do not delete or modify the “AgilentOnly" user
account. Doing so may prevent Agilent from
servicing the instrument.
CAUTION
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Windows Configuration
You May Use This Feature:
To Do This…
Add the Instrument to a network
Install and configure a printer
Set the time and date
If you click on “Advanced System Settings” a dialog will open
called “System Properties.” On this dialog there is an
“Advanced” tab, which opens up a dialog with a number of
settings options. One of these is “Performance”, and if you click
on the “Settings” button under “Performance”, you will see
another dialog with a number of settings options. The default is
“Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer.” You can
also select “Adjust for best performance.”
You should leave the remaining selections unchanged.
Settings that must not be changed
Avoid changing the settings described below (available from the Windows Control
Panel). Changes to these settings may degrade instrument performance, screen
displays, and measurement speed.
Do NOT Use This Feature:
To Do This…
Do not change Power Options.
If you click on “Advanced System Settings” a dialog will open
called “System Properties.”
On this dialog there is a tab called “Hardware.” You should not
modify any settings under the “Hardware” tab.
On this dialog there is also a tab called “Advanced.” You should not
modify any settings under the “Advanced” tab except as described
above under “Settings that can be changed”.
Do not remove installed Fonts
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Windows Configuration
Do NOT Use This Feature:
To Do This…
Do not change the following Display Settings:
•
Screen Saver settings (under “Personalization)
•
Screen resolution, 1024 x 768 (under “Adjust Resolution”)
•
DPI setting (under “Set custom text size”)
Do not change any settings under “Region and Language” or the
instrument keyboard and display may not operate properly
Do not delete or modify the “AgilentOnly" user account.
In addition, Do Not:
•
Add, delete, or modify disk drive partitions.
•
Delete or modify Agilent registry entries.
•
Change the contents of any directories containing the name “Agilent”.
•
Stop the IIS server
•
Tamper with any virtual directories (or their contents) that came configured with
the instrument.
•
Uninstall these libraries, interfaces, or programs:
— The Agilent I/O Libraries
— The .NET Framework or any Hotfixes or Service Packs for the .NET Framework
— The “Microsoft Visual J# .NET Redistributable Package 1.1”
— Programs that begin with “Agilent”
— The Adobe Acrobat reader.
•
Modify:
— The Agilent I/O Library “GPIB27”, “GPIB28” interfaces shown as configured
Instrument I/O in the Agilent Connection Expert or I/O Config
Autoplay/Autorun
Since the introduction of Windows XP, the term Autoplay (sometimes also called
Autorun) has come to be associated with the feature which assists users in selecting
appropriate actions when new media and devices are detected. The Autoplay/Autorun
feature is turned off in the instrument, by default, for heightened security, unless the
Administrator account is running.
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Configuring Printers
If you wish to re-enable Autoplay/Autorun, you may use the Auto Play function in the
Control Panel. However, be aware that if you do this you may be more subject to virus
attack from portable media such as USB flash drives.
Configuring Printers
Printers are configured using the Microsoft Windows Control Panel. It is easily
accessed from the Windows Start menu or from under the front panel System key. This
setup process is most easily done using a USB mouse and an external keyboard. If you
do not have a mouse it can be done using front-panel keys. See “Navigating Windows
Without a Mouse” on page 68.
When setting up a new printer, you may need to load the printer driver (unless you are
using a network printer that your IT department has set up to include the driver). The
manufacturer of the printer supplies the driver software and process. That may require
that you attach an external USB disk drive. An alternative is to connect the instrument
to the LAN and download the driver from the printer manufacturer’s internet site.
Configuring LAN
Hostname
The Computer Name, or hostname, is preconfigured from the factory. It must be a
unique name such that it does not conflict with other equipment on your LAN. The
preconfigured Computer Name is A-N90yyA-xxxxx, where xxxxx is the last 5 digits of
the instrument’s serial number, and yy is 20 for MXA or 10 for EXA.
To change the Computer Name consult the Windows Help and Support Center.
IP Address & Gateway
The instrument is preconfigured to obtain an IP Address via DHCP. You can change the
IP Address and Gateway as you desire. The Windows Help and Support Center
describes how to configure the LAN.
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Configuring LAN
Connecting to a Network Shared Folder
The instrument contains standard Windows networking. The time required to
authenticate is dependent on your LAN infrastructure. You may have improved
performance by mapping a network drive to the shared folder that you need to access.
To map a network drive, click the Start icon
. and right-click Computer.
When the Map Network Drive window appears, browse to the correct folder, select
both check boxes and click Finish.
NOTE
In Windows 7 there is no visual indication that authentication is in progress.
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Windows Security
Windows Security
Microsoft recommends the following to ensure the instrument's Windows operating
system is protected:
•
Use an internet firewall.
•
Get the latest critical Windows updates.
•
Use up-to-date antivirus software.
Windows Firewall
The instrument is shipped with the Windows Firewall enabled. You can verify the
status of Windows Firewall by going to the Control Panel and clicking on System and
Security, Windows Firewall.
Windows Firewall Exceptions for programs and ports have been added to allow proper
operation of the instrument over a network. Modifying these settings may cause the
instrument to not operate properly.
Automatic Updates
Microsoft recommends that you always get the latest critical Windows updates to
ensure that the instrument's Windows operating system is protected. If the instrument
has internet access, the instrument default is set to automatically check for critical
Windows Updates and notify you.
You can change the configuration of the Microsoft Automatic Updates. You can choose
not to have automatic updates. However, if you do this then you should manually
update Windows periodically, by accessing Internet Explorer and selecting Windows
Update from the Tools menu.
NOTE
Be aware that downloading and installing Windows Updates can be network and CPU
usage intensive (impacting the instrument performance), and some Windows Updates
automatically reboot the instrument. It is recommended that Windows Updates be
performed when the instrument is not in normal use.
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System Maintenance
Virus Protection
There is no antivirus software included with your instrument. To find information
regarding recommended antivirus software, visit the MXA or EXA website:
http://www.agilent.com/find/mxa
http://www.agilent.com/find/exa
and click FAQs under Technical Support.
Having antivirus software installed may have a slight impact on the instrument
performance.
NOTE
Spyware Protection
There is no anti-spyware software installed on the instrument. This should not be a
problem if you do not use the instrument for a lot of internet browsing. Having spyware
in the instrument could have an impact on the instrument performance.
System Maintenance
Backup
It is recommended that you have a regular backup strategy. Your IT department may
already have a backup strategy in place which is suitable for the instrument and its
data. Using the Agilent Recovery system in conjunction with a regular backup strategy
should allow full recovery of the instrument data.
Windows has a Backup utility that you can use to archive files and folders in case of a
disk drive failure. See the Windows Help and Support Center for more information on
this utility. You can also use third party backup utilities. However, you must ensure that
this third party software is compatible with the instrument's system software. See
“Customer installation of software” on page 41 for more information.
When performing backups, we recommend that you backup the data to an external
storage device connected to the network or one of the instrument's USB connectors.
Also, you should perform backups at times when the instrument is not being used for
normal operations, as it may impact the instrument's overall performance.
System Restore
Windows contains the capability to restore the system to a previous point in time.
System Restore is enabled with default settings as provided by Microsoft. However,
System Restore is not always 100% successful. Therefore, it is not recommended that
you rely on System Restore to protect your instrument. System Restore has not been
tested to verify successful restoring.
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USB Connections
Disk Defragmenting
Over time the instrument’s disk becomes fragmented. Windows has a Disk
Defragmenter utility that you can use to defragment the disk. See the Windows Help
and Support Center for more information on this utility.
NOTE
Running Disk Defragmenter should be performed when the Signal Analyzer application
is not running. Measurement throughput will be significantly impacted while disk
defragmentation is in process. To stop the Signal Analyzer application, press File, Exit.
To restart the application, double-click the application icon on the desktop.
USB Connections
All of the USB ports are compatible with the USB 2.0 and 1.1 specification. The two
USB ports on the front panel (see graphic below) and four of the USB ports on the rear
panel are USB Series “A” ports. These are ports to which you can connect USB mass
storage devices and printers. The instrument USB Host support includes the standard
Microsoft Windows USB drivers for human interface, mass storage, printing, scanning,
and imaging devices. A complete up-to-date list of the Windows USB class driver
support is available on the Microsoft website.
USB
The square USB port (see graphic below) on the rear panel is a USB Series “B” port
and is used for controlling the instrument over USB. Information to help you program
your instrument is documented in the X-Series Programmer’s Guide. The instrument
USB device driver included in the instrument software supports the test and
measurement industry standard USBTMC-USB488 device class.
USB Series B
USB
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Disk Drive Partitioning and Use
In addition, the Agilent IO Libraries CD that was included with your instrument
contains USB Host drivers that allow control of other instruments connected to the
USB ports.
Agilent Technologies does not support or warrant correct instrument operation if
additional USB drivers from third parties are installed in the instrument. It is possible
that additional drivers could break the normal USB operation. If USB operation is
broken, recovery would require reinstalling the instrument application using the
Agilent recovery process.
Disk Drive Partitioning and Use
The drive is partitioned into 3 sections: C:, D: and E:
The C: partition contains the Windows 7 operating system and software installed by
Agilent. This is an Open System which means you can install additional software, and
these should be installed on the C: drive. However, only a limited set of software
applications are tested for use with the Agilent measurement software. The
installation and/or use of other software is not warranted and could interfere with the
operation of the measurement software. If instrument repair is ever needed, the
Agilent version of the C: drive is the only part of the instrument software that is
restored by the Agilent Recovery process. You must reload any other software that you
have added in the instrument.
The D: partition is reserved for data storage. The User Accounts that are configured by
Agilent have their My Documents folder mapped to the D: drive. This is for the
convenience of backing-up the measurement data. You should always back-up the data
on the D: drive to an external device. This allows you to restore the data if you ever
need to replace the disk drive.
The E: partition is reserved for Agilent’s use. The primary use of the E: drive is for
housing the Calibration and Alignment data. Do not change or overwrite the files on
this drive. This could cause your instrument to not meet specifications, or even to stop
functioning correctly. Do not use this drive for data storage. It is also recommended
that you back up the contents of this drive by using the factory calibration data backup
utility.
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Disk Drive Recovery Process
Backing-up the factory calibration data
To back-up the factory calibration data you will need a USB mouse and storage device
and follow the step below.
Step
Notes
1 Insert the mouse in one of the
instrument USB ports
2 Insert the USB memory device in one
of the instrument USB ports.
3 Press System, Alignments, Backup
or Restore Align Data...
The Alignment Data Wizard will appear:
4 Follow the on screen instructions to
backup the calibration data to the USB
drive and save the file.
Disk Drive Recovery Process
The Agilent Recovery System can be used to repair errors on the instrument's C: drive
partition or to restore the original factory configuration of the system software on the
disk drive. The Agilent Recovery System is stored in a separate hidden disk drive
partition.
Repairing errors on the disk drive may result in loss of data or files. If you require more
information, see the “chkdsk” documentation in the Windows Help and Support
Center.
Restoring the original factory system software does not restore any of the following
items:
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•
Additional software that has been installed after the instrument was shipped from
the factory. (Thus, following an Agilent Recovery any software installed after the
instrument was shipped from the factory will need to be re-installed.)
•
System configurations (for example user accounts, windows configurations) that
have been made after the instrument was shipped from the factory. (Thus,
following an Agilent Recovery configuration changes will have to be performed.)
•
The Agilent Recovery overwrites the contents of the C: partition. It does not affect
the D: or E: partitions.
It is recommended that the customer use a regular back up strategy. The customer’s IT
department may already have a backup strategy in place which is suitable for the
instrument and its data. Using the Agilent Recovery System in conjunction with a
regular back up strategy should allow the customer to fully recover the instrument's
software and data.
Recovery Process
Step
Notes
1 Make sure the instrument is turned off.
2 Turn on the instrument.
• Press the down arrow key to move the
highlight to Agilent Recovery
System, then press Enter.
After the Agilent Technologies screen is
displayed,
This screen is displayed for five seconds.
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Recovery Process
Step
Notes
3 When the Agilent Recovery System has
booted, follow the on-screen
instructions to recover the image of the
C: drive.
• Press 2, then press Enter to select the
recovery.
4 A warning message appears.
• Press Enter to start the recovery,
which may take up to 25 minutes to
complete.
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Recovery Process
Step
Notes
5 Press Enter to exit and reboot the
instrument once the recovery has
completed.
NOTE
Additional recovery steps may be required to fully recover the system to a more current
working state. This could involve restoring your own backups of the instrument
information or re-installing applications, data and performing system customizations.
Configuring Recovery prompt
You can configure the time at which the boot waits for the selection of the recovery
process by performing the following steps:
Step
Notes
1. Go to My Computer, Properties
2. Select the Advanced tab
3. In the Startup and Recovery section, select
Settings
4. Under the System Startup section, you can either
uncheck Time to display a list of operating
systems or change the seconds to delay for it
Updating the software
The following steps load a copy of the instrument software that forces the program
code resident in the instrument’s various programmable gate arrays to be in sync with
the restored system software.
Installing the Software
Step
Notes
1 Log out of the default user (instrument):
• Select Start, Log Off, Log Off
2 At the log in prompt enter:
• User Name: administrator
• Password: agilent4u
3 Navigate to C Drive:
• Click Start, My Computer, C: Drive and open the
Temp folder.
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Installing the Software
Step
Notes
4 Locate the software installer program:
“XSA_Installer_A.XX.XX.exe” or
“MXA_Installer_A.XX.XX.exe”.
5 Double-click on the installer.exe.
It may take a minute or two for
the installer to start.
6 A window appears showing the extraction process.
Following the extraction screen,
there may be a short period
where there is no activity on the
screen. The desk top may be
displayed for a short period.
7 Follow the on-screen prompts to continue the
installation.
WARNING
NOTE
When you see the message Programming FPGAs...Do NOT turn
off power to the instrument, be sure to do as it says and DO
NOT turn off the instrument power at this time for ANY reason. If this
process is interrupted the instrument most likely will need to be sent
back to an Agilent Service Center for servicing before it will be usable
again.
The installation process can take up to 45 minutes. Do not turn the instrument
power off or serious damage may occur. If any pop up windows appear, click OK
or Ignore to proceed.
8 When the installation has finished, select Yes, I want
to restart my computer now, Finish.
9 After the instrument restarts, the newly installed
version of the X-Series instrument software will run.
It is possible a newer version of the instrument software is available on the web at
http://www.agilent.com/find/xseries_software.
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NOTE
Additional recovery steps may be required to fully recover the system to a more current
working state. This could involve restoring your own backups of the instrument
configuration, including re-installing applications, data, and performing system
customizations.
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Getting Started Guide
4
NOTE
Using Windows Tools
The capabilities described in this section are Microsoft Windows 7 features. The
discussion provided here gives some guidelines for using the capabilities with the
instrument. You need to refer to the Windows 7 help documentation for more information.
Your version of Windows may not match these instructions exactly.
You need an external keyboard and mouse to fully use these features.
“Navigating Windows Without a Mouse” on page 68
“Remote Desktop: Using the X-Series Signal Analyzers Remotely” on page 73
“Embedded Web Server: Using the X-Series Signal Analyzers Remotely” on page 87
“Capturing/Printing Displays and Windows” on page 97
“Windows Shortcuts and Miscellaneous Tasks” on page 98
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Navigating Windows Without a Mouse
Navigating Windows Without a Mouse
Key Presses
Actions
Esc
Exits/closes a Windows dialog box (does not exit an Application
window)
Enter
Does the current "default action". If a menu item or a button is
currently highlighted, then the Enter key activates that menu item or
button.
Alt
Moves focus/control to the pull down menus bar in the active
Window
Right Arrow
In pull-down menu: opens the next menu to the right, or opens a
submenu
In a dialog box: selects an option button
Left Arrow
In pull-down menu: opens the next menu to the left, or opens a
submenu
In dialog box: selects an option button
Up Arrow
In pull-down menu: Moves to next selection up in the menu
In dialog box: selects an option button
Down Arrow
In pull-down menu: Moves to next selection down in the menu
In dialog box: selects an option button
Tab
In dialog box: moves to the next/previous field
Del
Deletes the currently selected item
Alt + Tab
Switches between the next/previous Application
Alt + Enter
Shows the Properties of the currently selected item
Alt + Esc
Cycles through items in the order that they had been opened
Backspace
In My Computer or Windows Explorer: move up one level
In Internet Explorer: works like the BACK arrow key
Ctrl + Left arrow
Moves to the left one word at a time
Ctrl + Right arrow
Moves to the right one word at a time
Ctrl + Tab
In dialog box: moves to the next/previous Tab location
Alt + Space
Opens the window control menu for the currently active window,
allowing you to minimize, maximize, move and restore (size) the
window
Ctrl + Esc
Opens the Windows Start Menu
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Key Presses
Actions
Ctrl + Alt + Delete
Opens a window that enables you to select the Windows Task
Manager
Using the interactive Help system without a mouse
To open the Help window for any menu
Navigation Tabs
Navigation
Pane
Choose the desired menu, then press the front
panel green Help key.
Help
Window
Topic
Pane
Softkeys remain
visible (press a
softkey to get
Help for that key)
To toggle focus between the Navigation and topic
panes:
Press the Next Window
key
In the navigation pane
In the topic pane
To scroll up or down the topic list:
Press the Up or Down Arrow key.
To scroll up or down:
Press the Up or Down
Arrow key.
To expand or collapse the tree for
the selected topic:
Press the Right or Left Arrow key.
To go to the next
or previous page:
Use the Tab keys to
select the Right or
Left pointer button (in
the Topic Pane)
Press Enter.
To display the selected topic:
Press the Enter key.
To scroll horizontally
or vertically:
Press Ctrl+Left, Right, Up,
or
Down Arrow keys.
To go back or forward:
Press the
Alt+Left or Right
Arrow key.
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Using the interactive Help system without a mouse
To open the Help window for any menu
Navigation Tabs
Navigation
Pane
Choose the desired menu, then press the front
panel green Help key.
Help
Window
Topic
Pane
Softkeys remain
visible (press a
softkey to get
Help for that key)
To switch tabs:
Press Ctrl+Tab keys.
To close the Help window:
Press the Cancel (Esc) key.
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Navigating Windows Without a Mouse
Navigating Acrobat (PDF) without a mouse
When you open an Acrobat (PDF) document, it is displayed in the Adobe Reader Window, which
appears as shown below.
Navigation
Pane
Navigation
Pane
In the navigation pane
Document
Pane
In the document pane
To go to next or previous
Bookmark:
Press the Up or Down Arrow key.
To scroll up or down:
Press the Up or
Down Arrow key.
To expand or collapse the selected
Bookmark:
Press the Right or Left Arrow key.
To display the content of the
selected Bookmark:
Press the Enter key.
To switch tabs:
Press Ctrl+Tab keys.
To zoom in or out:
Press the
Alt+Left or Right
Arrow key.
To Zoom to:
a) Fit page in window: Press Ctrl + 0 keys
b) Page actual size Press Ctrl + 1 keys
c) Fit page to width Press Ctrl + 2 keys
c) Fit visible object Press Ctrl + 3 keys
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Navigating Windows Without a Mouse
In the navigation pane
In the document pane
To select Thumbnails,
and Display pages
(from Pages Tab):
Press the Left/Right/Up/Down
keys to navigate, then press
Enter to display a selected Page.
To go to a specific page:
Press the Next Window key to
open the Go to Page dialog, then
enter the page number using the Numeric keypad,
and press Enter.
To print all or part of a document:
Press the Print key to open the Adobe Reader Print Dialog,
then use the Tab keys to set options, and select OK to print.
To Exit Adobe Reader:
Press Alt + Select keys to open the File menu.
Use the Down Arrow key to select Exit, then press Enter.
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Remote Desktop: Using the X-Series Signal Analyzers Remotely
Remote Desktop: Using the X-Series Signal Analyzers Remotely
Windows Remote Desktop is recommended for remote control of the instrument. It
offers fully-interactive control that is almost identical to direct face-to-face control of
the instrument. You can also remotely control the instrument using the Embedded Web
Server interface. The Embedded Web Server functionality provides a communications
method that does not require login to the instrument. However, due to its slower
response time, it is only recommended for setup and data exchanges that do not
involve instrument control.
NOTE
Remote Desktop and the Embedded Web Server cannot be run at the same time.
NOTE
The Remote Desktop functionality is a Microsoft Windows 7 capability. The following
discussion provides some guidelines for using this capability with the instrument. You
need to refer to the Windows 7 help documentation for more information. As Windows
evolves, these instructions may no longer be exact.
You need an external keyboard and mouse to fully use this functionality.
Overview of Remote Desktop operation
Using the Remote Desktop functionality of the instrument allows you to control and
interact with the instrument from a remote computer as though you were sitting in
front of the instrument.
When you have configured the instrument for remote connectivity, and configured a
separate computer to act as a Remote Desktop Host, you can send commands to the
instrument from the remote computer, and you can see the instrument display on the
screen of the remote computer.
This section provides full details of how to set up the instrument for remote
connectivity, and also how to set up a computer running any version of Microsoft
Windows as a Remote Desktop Host.
Setting up Remote Desktop operation
Setting up the instrument
Before the instrument can be controlled through a Remote Desktop Connection, it
must be set up to allow connection from a remote computer.
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Basic setup for remote desktop operation
NOTE
To perform this operation successfully, you must have Administrator level access to
the instrument.
Setting up a remote desktop connection
Step
Action
1. On the instrument, open the Windows •
Control Panel
From the instrument application,
press System, Control Panel,
2. Select System functions
•
From the Adjust your computers
settings menu, click System.
3. Access Remote setting
•
In the Control Panel Home window,
select Remote settings
4. Select the Remote option
•
On the Remote tab, in the Remote
Desktop section, click the appropriate
checkbox.
5. To add users
•
Click Select Users, Add.
6. Follow the on screen instructions.
Setting up the remote computer
The procedure depends on whether the Remote Computer to be set up is running
Windows 7, or another version of Microsoft Windows.
Remote computer running Windows 7
Windows 7 includes the Remote Desktop Connectivity Client software, so no
additional setup is required.
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Remote computer running another version of Windows
You can use any version of Windows to install and run the Client software for Remote
Desktop Connectivity. However, you need to have available a Windows installation
CD-ROM, because that contains the Client software.
NOTE
The following instructions relate to software provided by Microsoft Corporation.
Agilent offers no warranty regarding the operation of such software. The procedure
described here may be changed by Microsoft at some future time.
Installing the Client software
Step
Notes
1. When the Welcome Screen appears,
click Perform additional tasks
2. From the What do you want to do?
screen, click Set up Remote Desktop
Connection.
The Remote Desktop Connection
InstallShield Wizard appears.
3. Click Next.
Follow the on screen instructions
provided by the Wizard.
4. To access the installed software, click
Start > All Programs > Accessories >
Communications > Remote Desktop
Connection.
How to locate the computer name of the instrument
To connect a remote computer to the instrument, you need to know its Computer
Name. The Computer Name can be displayed as follows:
Locating the name from the Agilent application
Step
Notes
On the instrument front panel, press
System, Show, System.
A page listing various parameters
appears.The instrument’s computer
name is shown in the list next to the
title Computer Name.
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Locating the name from the Windows desktop (with a mouse):
Step
Notes
1. Click Start, Control Panel.
2. Double-click System
The Computer name is listed in the
Computer name, domain, and
workgroup settings section.
Running a Remote Desktop session
Initializing a Remote Desktop session
NOTE
To initialize a Remote Desktop Session, you need to know the Computer Name of the
instrument. This information can be shown on the instrument display by following the
procedure in the section “How to locate the computer name of the instrument” on
page 75.
After setting up both the instrument and the remote computer for Remote Desktop
Connectivity, as described in “Setting up Remote Desktop operation” on page 73, you
are ready to start a Remote Desktop session.
Starting a session
Step
Notes
1. Click Start > All Programs >
Accessories > Communications >
Remote Desktop Connection.
A Remote Desktop Connection dialog
appears:
2. Enter the computer name of the
instrument.
3. Click Connect.
A login dialog box appears.
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Starting a session
NOTE
Step
Notes
4. Enter the login account name and
password.
The default account name is Instrument
and the default password is measure4u,
but these parameters may be changed by
instrument users.
Only the current User or an Administrator can remotely log into the instrument. To see
who the current user of the instrument is, press Ctrl+Esc on the instrument until you
can view the current user name on the Start menu. If no one is currently logged into
the instrument, any valid instrument user can remotely log in.
The instrument display appears on the screen of the remote computer. Because the
instrument front-panel keys are not available when using the instrument remotely,
three alternative methods are available to perform the functions of the front-panel
keys, as detailed in the following sections:
•
“Accessing menus for Remote Desktop operation” on page 81
•
“Keycode commands for Remote Desktop operation” on page 82
•
“The Virtual Front Panel” on page 86
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Setting Remote Desktop options
Step
Notes
1. On the Remote Desktop
Connection menu, click
Options.
The Options dialog has several tabs. Generally,
the default settings are correct.
2. Under the General tab, ensure You may choose to enter the password and
that the Computer name, User save it for future sessions, by checking the
name and Domain name are set Save my password box.
correctly.
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Setting Remote Desktop options
Step
Notes
3. Click the Display tab.
•
Under Remote desktop size,
you may select the size of
the window in which the
instrument display appears.
Do not select any size
smaller than 1024 x 768
pixels. Selecting a remote
desktop size smaller than
1024 x 768 results in the
instrument display not being
fully visible. In such
circumstances, scroll bars
do not appear, so portions of
the display are not
accessible.
•
Under Colors, set this to 16
bits If you operate Remote
Desktop with greater color
depth (e.g., 32-bit) your
windows may have a
different appearance than
they do on the instrument
display because
transparency becomes
enabled.
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Setting Remote Desktop options
Step
Notes
4. Click the Local Resources tab.
•
•
Selecting the Disk Drives
checkbox enables you to
transfer data between the
remote desktop and the
local PC.
To transfer data, click Start
on the task bar of the
remote computer, then click
My Computer. Explorer
opens on the remote
computer and displays the
drives of both the remote
computer and the local
computer. You can now copy
and paste between the two
disk drives.
5. Click the Experience tab.
To Optimize the performance of the Remote
Desktop session, choose the appropriate
connection format from the drop-down list.
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Accessing menus for Remote Desktop operation
Using the mouse, right-click the application display window to access the following
remote desktop menus, which may be used as an alternative to the front-panel keys:.
The function of each selection in the menu is generally identical to that of the
corresponding front-panel key. The following lists additional functionality:
Exit – Selecting this item closes the Application software.
Utility > Page Setup – Selecting this item opens a printer setup dialog.
Utility > Virtual Front Panel – Selecting this item opens the Virtual Front Panel
window, as described in the Section “The Virtual Front Panel” on page 86.
NOTE
The menus are also available when using the instrument directly, provided that a
mouse or other pointing device is attached to it.
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Keycode commands for Remote Desktop operation
When using the instrument in remote desktop mode, the following combinations of
remote keyboard keys can be used to perform the operation of the instrument
front-panel keys.
Keycode commands
To initiate the following front-panel key:
Press these keys on the remote computer
keyboard:
AMPTD Y Scale
Ctrl+Shift+A
Auto Couple
Ctrl+Shift+C
Bk Sp
Backspace
BW
Ctrl+Alt+B
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Keycode commands
To initiate the following front-panel key:
Press these keys on the remote computer
keyboard:
Cancel (Esc)
Esc
Cont
Ctrl+Alt+C
Ctrl
Ctrl
Decrease Audio Volume
the Volume Control slider
Del
Delete
Down Arrow
Down Arrow
Enter
Enter (Return)
File
Ctrl+Shift+L
FREQ Channel
Ctrl+Shift+F
Full Screen
Ctrl+Shift+B
Help
F1
Increase Audio Volume
the Volume Control slider
Input/Output
Ctrl+Shift+O
Left Arrow
Left Arrow
Marker
Ctrl+Alt+K
Marker ->
Ctrl+Alt+N
Marker Function
Ctrl+Alt+F
Meas
Ctrl+Alt+M
Meas Setup
Ctrl+Alt+E
Menu (Alt)
Alt
Mode
Ctrl+Shift+M
Mode Preset
Ctrl+M
Mode Setup
Ctrl+Shift+E
Mute
the Mute checkbox under the Volume
Control
Next Window
Ctrl+Shift+N
Peak Search
Ctrl+Alt+P
Print
Ctrl+P
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Keycode commands
To initiate the following front-panel key:
Press these keys on the remote computer
keyboard:
Quick Save
Ctrl+Q
Recall
Ctrl+R
Restart
Ctrl+Alt+R
Return
Ctrl+Shift+R
Right Arrow
Right Arrow
Save
Ctrl+S
Select
Space Bar
Single
Ctrl+Alt+S
Softkey 1
Ctrl+Shift+F1
Softkey 2
Ctrl+Shift+F2
Softkey 3
Ctrl+Shift+F3
Softkey 4
Ctrl+Shift+F4
Softkey 5
Ctrl+Shift+F5
Softkey 6
Ctrl+Shift+F6
Softkey 7
Ctrl+Shift+F7
Source
Ctrl+Alt+U
SPAN X Scale
Ctrl+Shift+S
Split Screen
Ctrl+L
Sweep/Control
Ctrl+Shift+W
System
Ctrl+Shift+Y
Tab
Tab
Trace/Detector
Ctrl+Alt+T
Trigger
Ctrl+Shift+T
Up Arrow
Up Arrow
User Preset
Ctrl+U
View/Display
Ctrl+Shift+V
Zoom
Ctrl+Shift+Z
1
1*
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Keycode commands
To initiate the following front-panel key:
Press these keys on the remote computer
keyboard:
2
2*
3
3*
4
4*
5
5*
6
6*
7
7*
8
8*
9
9*
–
Use the – key to enter a negative value, as
appropriate*
. (Decimal Point)
. (Period)*
0 (Zero)
0 (Zero)*
*. For remote keyboards that feature a numeric keypad, use either the appropriate numeric keypad
key or the main keypad key.
NOTE
The effect of pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete on the keyboard of the remote computer
always applies to the remote computer, and not to the Instrument. Generally, the
effect of pressing this key combination is to display the Windows Task Manager.
Therefore, pressing this key combination on the remote computer does not allow you
to reboot the Instrument.
Ending a Remote Desktop session
There are two ways to disconnect the remote computer from the instrument, ending
the session:
Step
Notes
1. Click the X, then click OK.
For full-screen, the X appears at the top
center of the window.
For non full-screen, the X appears in a red
box at the right of the window’s title bar.
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Step
Notes
or
2. When the remote desktop is full screen,
move the cursor to the bottom left of
the window:
•
Click Start, Disconnect.
•
Click Disconnect.
You are asked to confirm that you want to
disconnect.
The Virtual Front Panel
The Virtual Front Panel is a software equivalent of the front-panel key set, which
provides another alternate method for instrument control. It may be displayed in a
separate window on the instrument (or remote desktop) display.
NOTE
The Virtual Front Panel is also available when using the instrument directly, provided
that a mouse or other pointing device is attached to it.
Using the mouse, right-click the application display window, then select Utility >
Virtual Front Panel. The Virtual Front Panel appears, as shown below:
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When you click a button in the Virtual Front Panel, it performs the operation of the
corresponding instrument front-panel key. The buttons at the left of the panel, named
Key 1 through Key 7, perform the operation of the respective softkeys. The Rpg Up
and Rpg Down keys perform the operation of the knob.
Embedded Web Server: Using the X-Series Signal Analyzers Remotely
The instrument can be controlled using either the Embedded Web Server or Windows
Remote Desktop. The Embedded Web Server is a good solution when you do not want
to log into the instrument's user account. This allows you to view the display or
control the instrument, without logging the current user off. Windows Remote Desktop
must be used when the remote computer keyboard is needed as an input device (such
as for editing filenames, or setting the title.) Also, Windows Remote Desktop generally
has a faster response time.
NOTE
The Embedded Web Server functionality is only for a single user.
Accessing the instrument through the Internet
It is possible to access and control the instrument through the Internet and World
Wide Web, or a local internet, using the built-in Embedded Server functionality. This
section provides details of how to use this functionality.
The instrument may also be accessed and controlled using the Windows Remote
Desktop functionality (see the section “Remote Desktop: Using the X-Series Signal
Analyzers Remotely” on page 73, for details).
NOTE
Remote Desktop and the Embedded Web Server cannot be run at the same time.
The instrument Embedded Server capabilities are fully compliant with the LXI (LAN
eXtensions for Instrumentation) standard.
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NOTE
To gain access to the instrument from the LAN, you need to know its hostname (or IP
Address). For details of how to locate this information using the instrument Display,
see “How to locate the computer name of the instrument” on page 75.
Accessing the instrument
Step
Notes
1. Enter a URL corresponding to the NOTE
instrument hostname or IP
Address.
This functionality is only fully
supported when using Internet
Explorer.
In this example, the host name is
“a-n9020a-00104”.
When the
connection
is made,
the
welcome
page
appears.
2. Click Advanced information
This displays further settings and configuration
about this Web-Enabled Agilent information.
MXA
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Accessing the instrument
Step
Notes
At the left
side of the
page are a
set of tabs
that provide
access to
configuration
information
for the
instrument,
plus the
ability to
control it
through the
web
interface.
Selecting the View & Modify Configuration tab
Step
Notes
1. Click View & Modify
Configuration
This displays a web page, which shows the
instrument’s currently-assigned IP address and
other TCP/IP parameters.
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Selecting the View & Modify Configuration tab
Step
Notes
2. Click Modify Configuration
A password entry dialog appears.
By default, this password is set at the factory as
“agilent”. However, you may subsequently change
the password. (Press System, I/O Config, Reset
Web Password on the instrument front panel to
change the password.)
When the correct password has been entered, the
Modify Configuration web page appears.
3. Enter new settings as required,
then click Apply to cause the
new settings to take effect.
Before clicking Apply, you may use the Undo
Changes button to revert all settings to their
previous values.
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Accessing the Web Control SA tab
Selecting this tab lets you view, control and interact with the instrument through the
web server.
Step
Notes
1. Click Web Control SA
A password entry dialog appears.
By default, this password is set at the factory as
“agilent”. However, you may subsequently change
the password. (Press System, I/O Config, Reset
Web Password on the instrument front panel to
change the password.)
When the correct password is entered, the
instrument control web page appears.
NOTE
2. Click Display Front Panel Keys
To view the instrument display, the
instrument application must be running.
This brings up a virtual keyboard that can be used
to control the instrument.
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Step
Notes
Selecting the Get Data tab
Selecting the Get Data tab allows you to capture results from the instrument’s
currently active measurement. Depending on the current measurement type, captured
results consist of either Trace Data or Measurement Results.
NOTE
To capture data using the web server, the instrument application must be running.
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The captured data is formatted as a Comma Separated Value (CSV) file, which may be
saved on the client computer’s disk drive, or opened with a spreadsheet application
such as Microsoft Excel, or imported into a database application such as Microsoft
Access.
A typical Get Data web page display is shown below:
If the measurement currently running does not support the selected result type, the
web page indicates this:
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Selecting the Get Image tab
Selecting the Get Image tab captures a screen image from the Instrument display.
NOTE
To capture a screen image using the web server, the Instrument Application must be
running.
The image is captured as a Portable Network Graphics (PNG) file, to the default file
name Screen.png. The image file can be saved to the client computer disk drive, or
copied to the Windows clipboard.
A typical screen capture image appears as follows:
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Selecting the SCPI Telnet tab
Selecting the SCPI Telnet tab opens a Telnet session between the instrument and the
client computer. The instrument TCP/IP port used for SCPI access is 5023.
NOTE
To run a SCPI Telnet session, the instrument application must be running.
Step
Notes
1. Click SCPI Telnet
A password entry dialog appears.
By default, this password is set at the factory as
“agilent”. However, you may subsequently change
the password. (Press System, I/O Config, Reset
Web Password on the instrument front panel to
change the password.)
When the correct password is entered, the
connection window appears.
2. Click SCPI Telnet Session
The telnet command line interface appears.
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Step
Notes
SCPI commands
and queries may
be entered using
the command line
interface.
3. To exit the telnet session,
press Ctrl+] on the client
computer keyboard.
Selecting the Help tab
Selecting the Help tab displays basic help information about each of the other tabs,
plus performance tips, as shown:
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Capturing/Printing Displays and Windows
Capturing/Printing Displays and Windows
You need an external keyboard and mouse to use this feature.
Save the desktop:
Step
Notes
1. Press Print Screen on the
external keyboard
This captures the desktop and saves it on the
Windows clipboard.
2. Open a graphics software
program like Microsoft Paint
3. Paste the clipboard contents
into the program
The keyboard shortcut Ctrl + v will paste the
contents of the clipboard.
4. Save the image in a file
Save the current active window:
Step
Notes
1. Click on the window you want
to capture
This activates the window.
2. Press Alt + Print Screen on the This captures the window and saves it on the
external keyboard
Windows clipboard.
3. Open a graphics software
program like Microsoft Paint
4. Paste the clipboard contents
into the program.
5. Save the image in a file.
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The keyboard shortcut Ctrl + v will paste the
contents of the clipboard.
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Windows Shortcuts and Miscellaneous Tasks
Windows Shortcuts and Miscellaneous Tasks
This section provides a list of windows shortcuts (key combinations) that are useful
when you operate the instrument without an attached mouse and keyboard. (See also
“Navigating Windows Without a Mouse” on page 68.) Although these shortcuts are
available in any Windows 7 system, they are not commonly used when a mouse and
keyboard are attached.
Windows shortcuts (key combinations)
You can use the following combinations of front panel keys to perform basic windows
tasks when using the instrument without an attached mouse and keyboard.
Windows shortcut key combinations
To do the following:
Press:
Display the Windows Start Menu
Ctrl+Esc
Cycle through all open applications
Alt+Tab
Select the first menu of a menu bar
Alt
Move through menu headings
Left Arrow, Right Arrow
Open (drop down) a menu
Down Arrow
Move through items in an expanded menu
Up Arrow, Down Arrow
Close the current menu selection
Esc
Cancel the current menu bar selection
Alt
Open an application’s control menu (usually the
left-most menu on the menu bar, starting with File)
Alt+Select
In a dialog: move between tabs
Ctrl+Tab
In a dialog: move forward through dialog box items
Tab
In a dialog: move backward through dialog box items
Shift+Tab
In a dialog: open a list box
Alt+Down Arrow
In a dialog list box or check box: select or deselect
items
Select
In a dialog list box or check box: select or deselect one
item at a time
Shift+Up Arrow, Shift+Down
Arrow
In My Computer, expand a selected folder
Enter
In My Computer, open a folder one level up from the
current folder
Bk Sp
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Navigating an application menu without a mouse or keyboard
This example uses Microsoft Excel, but you can use a similar sequence of operations
to select and execute any menu item of any application.
To select and execute the item Sheet > Rename option from the Format menu in the
menu bar shown below,
perform the following operations:
Step
Notes
1. Press Alt to select the File menu in the menu
bar.
The focus must be in the
appropriate window.
2. Use the Right Arrow and Left Arrow keys to
move horizontally to the Format menu.
3. Press the Down Arrow to expand the Format
menu.
4. Use the Down Arrow and Up Arrow keys to
move vertically to the Sheet menu item.
5. Press the Right Arrow key to expand the Sheet The Rename sub-menu item
sub-menu.
appears already selected. If
another item in the same
sub-menu is required, use the
Down Arrow and Up Arrow
keys to move vertically to that
item.
6. Press Enter to execute the selected action.
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Windows taskbar auto-hide feature
The Windows taskbar should always be in the auto-hide mode when using the
instrument application. If the taskbar is not set to auto-hide, the lower part of the
instrument display is obscured by the taskbar.
If a mouse is attached to the instrument, and you move the mouse cursor to the
bottom of the display (either deliberately or accidentally), the taskbar automatically
appears. Provided that the taskbar is in auto-hide mode, you can make it disappear
again by moving the mouse cursor away from the bottom of the screen.
If at any time the Windows taskbar is inadvertently set to the non-auto-hide mode, you
can restore the auto-hide behavior by doing the following:
Restoring taskbar auto-hide mode
Step
Notes
1. Click Start > Control Panel
If not using a mouse, press Ctrl+Esc.
2. Click Taskbar and Start Menu
If you are not using a mouse, use the
shortcut key combinations specified
in the Section “Windows shortcuts
(key combinations)” on page 98 to
make these selections.
3. Click the Taskbar tab
The Taskbar and Start Menu
Properties dialog appears.
4. Select the Auto-hide the taskbar check
box
If you are not using a mouse, press
Tab repeatedly until the auto-hide
option is selected, then press Select
to toggle the check box state.
5. Click OK.
This applies the change and closes
the dialog box.
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Agilent X-Series Signal Analyzers
Getting Started Guide
5 Troubleshooting
“Check the Basics” on page 102
“Problems with Microsoft Windows 7” on page 103
“Returning an Analyzer for Service” on page 104
WARNING
No operator serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified personnel. To prevent
electrical shock do not remove covers.
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Check the Basics
Check the Basics
o
Is there power at the receptacle?
o
Is the analyzer turned on? Check to see if the green LED beside the power switch is
on. Also, listen for internal fan noise to determine if the analyzer cooling fans are
running.
o
If other equipment, cables, and connectors are being used with your signal
analyzer, make sure they are connected properly and operating correctly.
If the analyzer cannot completely load or run the operating system, or the
instrument application is not successfully launched, the problem could be a corrupt
disk drive. If the analyzer gets far enough along in the boot process to run the
"Agilent Recovery System", perform the “Disk Drive Recovery Process” as
described on page 60.
NOTE
o
Is the Measurement Application running? If not, there is a software launch
shortcut/icon on the desktop.
o
Does the instrument application have the focus? (That is, is the blue window
banner highlighted?) If not, move focus to the application with Alt-Tab.
o
Review the measurement procedures being performed when the problem first
appeared. Are all of the settings correct?
o
If the analyzer is not functioning as expected, return the analyzer to a known state
by pressing Mode Preset.
Some analyzer settings are not affected by a Preset. If you wish to reset the analyzer
settings, press System, Power On, Restore Power On Defaults.
o
Is the measurement being performed, and the results that are expected, within the
specifications and capabilities of the analyzer?
Refer to the specifications guide for your analyzer.
http://www.agilent.com/find/mxa_specifications
http://www.agilent.com/find/exa_specifications
Technical manual pdf files are available on the documentation DVD provided with
the instrument, and on the Agilent website:
http://www.agilent.com/find/mxa_manuals
http://www.agilent.com/find/exa_manuals
o
If the analyzer is not communicating via the LAN connection, check for the
presence of blinking yellow LEDs on the rear panel LAN connector. If the ACT LED
is not blinking, check the LAN cable and LAN integrity.
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TIP
o
To meet specifications, the analyzer must be aligned. Either the Auto Align (On)
feature must be selected (press System, Alignments, Auto Align, Normal), or the
analyzer must be manually aligned.
o
Perform an Alignment. Press System, Alignments, Align Now, All.
o
If the previously performed alignments did not resolve the problem, press System,
Alignments, Restore Align Defaults. Then press System, Alignments, Align Now,
All.
o
If the analyzer exhibits large amplitude errors (> 10 dB) especially at frequencies
above 10 GHz, the RF preselector might not be properly centered. Press Peak
Search, AMPTD Y-Scale, Presel Center. If the signal amplitude error is corrected,
the preselector characterization should be performed. Press System, Alignments,
More 1 of 2, Advanced, Characterize Preselector. The characterization will take
several minutes and the analyzer must not be interrupted during this time. If the
analyzer is interrupted during the characterization process, the characterization
data will be destroyed and it will be necessary to perform the entire process again.
o
Is the analyzer displaying an error message? If so, refer to the Instrument
Messages Guide.
o
Check if the external frequency reference is selected but not available. Verify that it
is selected by pressing Input/Output, Freq Ref In. If External is selected, changing
the setting to Sense allows the analyzer to sense the presence of an external
reference and use it only if it is available. The frequency of the reference should be
set correctly.
o
If you are using a Windows program other than the instrument application, you
may notice it running slow. Place the instrument application in single
sweep/measurement.
You can get automatic electronic notification of new firmware releases and other
product updates/information by subscribing to the Agilent Technologies Test &
Measurement E-Mail Notification Service for your signal analyzer at
http://agilent.com/find/notifyme
Problems with Microsoft Windows 7
The Microsoft Windows 7 operating system settings have been optimized for the best
performance. Modification of these settings may degrade instrument performance and
measurement speed. Those that can be safely modified are described in “Settings that
can be changed” on page 51
The X-Series if Signal Analyzers operate in an open Windows environment, so you can
install software on the instrument. However, installation of non-approved software
may affect instrument performance. Agilent does not warrant the performance with
non-approved software installed.
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Returning an Analyzer for Service
Returning an Analyzer for Service
Calling Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies has offices around the world to provide you with complete
support for your analyzer. To obtain servicing information or to order replacement parts,
contact the nearest Agilent Technologies office listed below. In any correspondence or
telephone conversations, refer to your analyzer by its product number, full serial
number, and software revision.
Press System, Show, System, and the product number, serial number, and software
revision information will be displayed on your analyzer screen. A serial number label is
also attached to the rear panel of the analyzer.
Locations for Agilent Technologies
Online assistance: http://www.agilent.com/find/assist
Americas
Canada
1 877 894 4414
Latin America
(305) 269 7500
United States
1 800 829 4444
Australia
1 800 629 485
China
800 810 0189
Hong Kong
800 938 693
India
1 800 112 929
Japan
0 120 (421) 345
Korea
080 769 0800
Malaysia
1 800 888 848
Singapore
1 800 375 8100
Taiwan
0800 047 866
Austria
43 (0) 1 360 277 1571
Belgium
32 (0) 2 404 93 40
Denmark
45 70 13 15 15
Finland
358 (0) 10 855 2100
France
0825 010 700*
*0.125 Euros/minute
Germany
49 (0) 7031 464 6333
Ireland
1890 924 204
Israel
972-3-9288-504/544
Italy
39 02 92 60 8484
Netherlands
31 (0) 20 547 2111
Spain
34 (91) 631 3300
Sweden
0200-88 22 55
Switzerland
0800 80 53 53
United Kingdom
44 (0) 118 9276201
Asia Pacific
Thailand
1 800226 008
Europe & Middle East
Other European Countries: http://www.agilent.com/find/contactus
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Returning an Analyzer for Service
Read the Warranty
The warranty for your analyzer is in the front of your Specifications Guide. Please read
it and become familiar with its terms.
If your analyzer is covered by a separate maintenance agreement, please be familiar
with its terms.
Service Options
Agilent Technologies offers several optional maintenance plans to service your
analyzer after the warranty has expired. Call your Agilent Technologies office for full
details.
If you want to service the analyzer yourself after the warranty expires, you can
purchase the service documentation that provides all necessary test and maintenance
information.
You can order the service documentation, Option 0BW (assembly level troubleshooting
information) through your Agilent Technologies office.
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Packaging the Instrument
Use original packaging or comparable. It is best to pack the unit in the original factory
packaging materials if they are available.
CAUTION
Analyzer damage can result from using packaging materials other than those specified.
Never use styrene pellets in any shape as packaging materials. They do not adequately
cushion the equipment or prevent it from shifting in the carton. They cause equipment
damage by generating static electricity and by lodging in the analyzer louvers, blocking
airflow.
You can repackage the analyzer with commercially available materials, as follows:
Step
Notes
1 Wrap the analyzer in antistatic
plastic to reduce the possibility of
damage caused by electrostatic
discharge
2 Use a strong shipping container.
The carton must be both large enough and
strong enough to accommodate the analyzer.
A double-walled, corrugated cardboard carton
with 159 kg (350 lb) bursting strength is
adequate. Allow at least 3 to 4 inches on all
sides of the analyzer for packing material.
3 Surround the equipment with three
to four inches of packing material
and prevent the equipment from
moving in the carton.
If packing foam is not available, the best
alternative is plastic bubble-pak. This material
looks like a plastic sheet filled with 1-1/4 inch
air bubbles. Use the pink-colored bubble which
reduces static electricity. Wrapping the
equipment several times in this material
should both protect the equipment and
prevent it from moving in the carton.
4 Seal the shipping container securely
with strong nylon adhesive tape.
5 Mark the shipping container
“FRAGILE, HANDLE WITH
CARE” to assure careful
handling.
6 Retain copies of all shipping
papers.
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Index
A
F
active function, 29
Agilent Recovery System, 60, 61
Agilent Technologies, calling, 104
Auto-hide Taskbar, 100
fixing the disk drive, 61
front panel
connectors and keys, 26
keycode alternates, 82
popup menu alternative, 81
shortcut keys, 82
symbols, 37
virtual, 86
fuses, 20
B
battery replacement, 22
C
C drive usage, 59
Computer Name, 78
computer name
how to locate it, 75
connectors, front panel, 26
contents of shipment, 10
Control Panel
taskbar, 100
controlling Windows without a
mouse, 68
cooling the instrument, 11
D
D drive data storage, 59
data storage, 59
desktop saving, 97
disk drive recovery process, 61
display capture, 94
display print, 97
display save, 97
Domain Name, 78
drive C use, 59
drive D use, 59
drive recovery, 60
E
electrostatic discharge (ESD)
protecting against, 23
Embedded Web Server
Get Data Page, 92
Get Data Tab, 92
Get Image Page, 94
Get Image Tab, 94
Help Page, 96
Help Tab, 96
SCPI Telnet Page, 95
SCPI Telnet Tab, 95
View & Modify Configuration
Page, 90
View & Modify Configuration Tab, 90
Web Control SA Page, 91
Web Control SA Tab, 91
embedded web server, 87
Getting Started Guide
H
hard drive recovery, 60
Help
Embedded Web Server, 96
help navigation without a mouse, 68
I
initialization with mouse, 12
initialization without mouse, 16
installing programs to drive C, 59
instrument location, 11
instrument recovery, 61
instrument ventilation, 11
K
key overview, 29
Keycode Commands
Windows, 98
keycode commands, 82
keys, 26
shortcut, 82
L
line voltage, 20
locating the instrument, 11
M
menu keys, 29
mouseless help system use, 68
mouseless Windows navigation, 68
My Documents location, 59
N
N9020A
Computer Name, 78
computer name, 75
Domain Name, 78
internet access, 87
popup menus, 81
virtual front panel, 86
web access, 87
windows system, 67
navigating
tables, 31
navigating without a mouse, 68
O
operating remotely, 73
operating system, 67
overview, keys and key menus, 29
P
packaging, 106
power cords, 20
power source, 20
power-on time, 19
print screen, 97
printing a window, 97
printing the desktop, 97
problems with shipment, 10
program storage, 59
R
rack mounting, 11
rear panel
symbols, 37
rear panel features, 35
recovering the hard drive, 60
recovery process, 61
reduce power-on time, 19
Remote Desktop
keycodes, 82
running, 76
Remote Operation
Connection Speed, 78
remote operation, 73
embedded web server, 87
internet access, 87
replacing battery, 22
running Windows without a mouse, 68
S
saving a window image, 97
saving data to internal drives, 59
saving programs on C drive, 59
saving the desktop image, 97
SCPI
Telnet Control, 95
Screen Capture, 94
screen capture, 97
service options, 105
shipment contents, 10
Shortcut keys
Windows, 98
shortcut keys, 82
storing data on D drive, 59
symbols, on front and rear panels, 37
system recovery, 60
107
Index
T
tab key, 31
table
navigation, 31
Taskbar
Windows, 100
turn on
with a mouse, 12
without a mouse, 16
U
URL, sales and service, 104
User Accounts location, 59
using help without a mouse, 68
using the instrument remotely, 73
using Windows without a mouse, 68
V
verifying contents, 10
virtual front panel, 86
W
warranty, 105
window saving, 97
Windows, 68
7, 67
Control Panel, 100
print screen, 97
Remote Desktop
Installing, 74
Setting up, 74
Screen Capture, 94
screen capture, 97
Shortcut keys, 98
taskbar
auto-hide, 100
Windows Remote Desktop, 73
keycodes, 82
options, 78
Options Dialog
Experience Tab, 78
General Tab, 78
popup menus, 81
running, 76
Setting up Remote Computer, 74
setting up the N9020A, 73
Setting up Windows Systems
7, 74
virtual front panel, 86
Getting Started Guide
108
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