Agilent Technologies 83731A Stereo System User Manual

Agilent 8753ET/ES
8753ET and 8753ES Network
Analyzers, 30 kHz to 3 or 6 GHz
Data Sheet
This document describes the performance
and features of the following products:
• Agilent 8753ES S-parameter vector network
analyzer
• Agilent 8753ES Option 011 vector network
analyzer without test set
• Agilent 8753ET Transmission/reflection vector
network analyzer
For more information about these analyzers,
please see the following documents:
Pub. Number
Agilent 8753ET and 8753ES
Network Analyzers
Overview
5968-5159E
Agilent 8753ET and 8753ES
Network Analyzers
Configuration Guide
5968-5158E
Table of Contents
3
Definitions and Test Conditions
4
System Performance Summaries
10
Specifications and Characteristics
21
Measurement Throughput Summary
21
Options
22
Test Set Specifications for Option 011
24
Accessories
Definitions and Test Conditions
Specifications describe the instrument’s warranted
performance after a half-hour warm-up and over
the temperature range of 25° ± 5° C, unless otherwise stated. Specifications for frequencies above
3 GHz do not apply to instruments with Option 075
(75-ohm impedance).
Supplemental characteristics are typical but nonwarranted performance parameters. These are
denoted as “typical,” “nominal,” or “approximate.”
The measurement uncertainty curves and measurement port characteristics given for Agilent
Technologies 8753ES systems also apply to the
8753ES with Options 006 and 011 and the 85047A
test set (50-ohm), or the 8753ES Option 011 with
an 85046B test set (75-ohm).
Dynamic Range
System dynamic range is calculated as the difference between the receiver noise floor and the
lesser of either the source maximum output or the
receiver maximum input level. System dynamic
range applies to transmission measurements only,
since reflection measurements are limited by
directivity.
Noise floor is specified as the mean of the noise
trace over frequency. Noise floor is measured with
the test ports terminated in loads, full two-port
error correction for the 8753ES and enhancedresponse error correction for the 8753ET (with
16 averages used during isolation), 10 Hz IF bandwidth (BW), maximum test port power, and no
averaging during the measurement.
Measurement Uncertainty
Measurement uncertainty curves utilize a Root
Sum Square (RSS) model for the contribution of
random errors such as noise, typical connector
repeatabilities, and test set switching; this is
combined with a worst-case model for the contributions of dynamic accuracy and residual systematic errors.
Curves show the worst-case magnitude and phase
uncertainty for reflection and transmission measurements, after a full two-port error correction for
the 8753ES and enhanced-response error correction for the 8753ET (including isolation with an
averaging factor of 16) using the specified cal kit,
with 10 Hz IF bandwidth (BW) and no averaging.
Measurement Port Characteristics
Characteristics show the residual system uncertainties for uncorrected performance and after
accuracy enhancement using full two-port error
correction for the 8753ES and enhanced-response
error correction for the 8753ET. These characteristics apply for an environmental temperature of
25° ± 5° C, with less than 1° C deviation from the
calibration temperature. Agilent 8753ET Option
004 may degrade transmission source match
as much as 2 dB, resulting in up to 0.05 dB additional uncertainty in transmission tracking.
Corrected performance indicates residual error
after calibration. It is determined by the quality
of calibration standards, system repeatability,
stability, and noise.
Uncorrected performance indicates intrinsic errors
without calibration correction applied. This is
related to the ultimate stability of a calibration.
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System Performance Summaries
Agilent 8753ES (50-ohm systems)
7-mm test ports
Configuration
Network analyzer
Calibration kit
Test-port cables
System dynamic range
30 kHz to 50 kHz
50 kHz to 300 kHz
300 kHz to 16 MHz
16 MHz to 3 GHz
Option 014
3 GHz to 6 GHz
Option 014
Measurement Port Characteristics
Frequency Range
8753ES
Standard and Option 006
85031B
11857D
70 dB1
90 dB1
100 dB
110 dB
108 dB
105 dB
103 dB
Corrected
30 kHz–
300 kHz2
300 kHz–
1.3 GHz
1.3 GHz–
3 GHz
3 GHz–
6 GHz
Directivity
55 dB
55 dB
51 dB
46 dB
Source match 55 dB
51 dB
49 dB
43 dB
Load match
55 dB
55 dB
51 dB
46 dB
Reflection
tracking
±(0.001 dB
±(0.001 dB
±(0.005 dB
±(0.020 dB
+0.02 dB/°C) +0.01 dB/°C) +0.02 dB/°C) +0.03 dB/°C)
Transmission ±(0.008 dB
±(0.006 dB
±(0.009 dB
±(0.021 dB
tracking
+0.02 dB/°C) +0.01 dB/°C) +0.02 dB/°C) +0.03 dB/°C)
Uncorrected
Directivity
35 dB
30 dB
25 dB
Source match 18 dB**
16 dB
16 dB
14 dB
Load match
18 dB**
18 dB
16 dB
14 dB
Reflection
tracking
±2.5 dB
±1 dB
±1 dB
±1.5 dB
Transmission ±2.5 dB
tracking
±1 dB
±1 dB
±1.5 dB
100 dB
100 dB
90 dB
Crosstalk
20 dB*
90 dB***
*15 dB, 30 kHz to 50 kHz
Reflection uncertainty
Magnitude
Phase
Transmission uncertainty
Magnitude
Phase
4
1. Typical below 300 kHz.
2. Typical performance.
**10 dB, 30 kHz to 50 kHz
***60 dB, 30 kHz to 50 kHz
Agilent 8753ES (50-ohm systems)
Type-N test ports
Configuration
Network analyzer
Measurement Port Characteristics
Frequency Range
Calibration kit
Test-port cables
8753ES
Standard and Option 006
85032B
11857D
System dynamic range
30 kHz to 50 kHz
50 kHz to 300 kHz
300 kHz to 16 MHz
16 MHz to 3 GHz
Option 014
3 GHz to 6 GHz
Option 014
70 dB1
90 dB1
100 dB
110 dB
108 dB
105 dB
103 dB
Corrected
30 kHz–
300 kHz2
300 kHz–
1.3 GHz
1.3 GHz–
3 GHz
3 GHz–
6 GHz
Directivity
50 dB
50 dB
47 dB
40 dB
Source match 49 dB
42 dB
36 dB
31 dB
Load match
50 dB
50 dB
47 dB
40 dB
Reflection
tracking
±(0.005 dB
±(0.009 dB
±(0.019 dB
±(0.070 dB
+0.02 dB/°C) +0.01 dB/°C) +0.02 dB/°C) +0.03 dB/°C)
Transmission ±(0.014 dB
±(0.013 dB
±(0.026 dB
±(0.065 dB
tracking
+0.02 dB/°C) +0.01 dB/°C) +0.02 dB/°C) +0.03 dB/°C)
Reflection uncertainty
Magnitude
Phase
Transmission uncertainty
Magnitude
Phase
1. Typical below 300 kHz.
2. Typical performance.
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System Performance Summaries
Agilent 8753ES (50-ohm systems)
3.5-mm test ports
Configuration
Network analyzer
Measurement Port Characteristics
Frequency Range
Calibration kit
Test-port cables
8753ES
Standard and Option 006
85033D
11857D
System dynamic range
30 kHz to 50 kHz
50 kHz to 300 kHz
300 kHz to 16 MHz
16 MHz to 3 GHz
Option 014
3 GHz to 6 GHz
Option 014
70 dB1
90 dB1
100 dB
110 dB
108 dB
105 dB
103 dB
Corrected
30 kHz–
300 kHz2
300 kHz–
1.3 GHz
1.3 GHz–
3 GHz
3 GHz–
6 GHz
Directivity
49 dB
46 dB
44 dB
38 dB
Source match 49 dB
44 dB
41 dB
37 dB
Load match
49 dB
46 dB
44 dB
38 dB
Reflection
tracking
±(0.010 dB
+0.02/°C)
±(0.005 dB
+0.01/°C)
±(0.007 dB
+0.02/°C)
±(0.009 dB
+0.03/°C)
Transmission ±(0.016 dB
tracking
+0.02/°C)
±(0.014 dB
+0.01/°C)
±(0.022 dB
+0.02/°C)
±(0.048 dB
+0.03/°C)
Reflection uncertainty
Magnitude
Phase
Transmission uncertainty
Magnitude
Phase
6
1. Typical below 300 kHz.
2. Typical performance.
Agilent 8753ES (75-Ohm Systems)
Measurement Port Characteristics
Type-N test ports
Frequency Range
Configuration
Network analyzer
Calibration kit
Test-port cables
8753ES Option 075
85036B
11857B
System Dynamic Range
30 kHz to 50 kHz
50 kHz to 300 kHz
300 kHz to 16 MHz
16 MHz to 3 GHz
68 dB
90 dB1
96 dB
106 dB
1
Corrected
30 kHz–300 kHz2
300 kHz–1.3 GHz 1.3 GHz–3 GHz
Directivity
48 dB
48 dB
43 dB
Source match
47 dB
41 dB
35 dB
Load match
48 dB
48 dB
43 dB
Reflection
tracking
±(0.004 dB
+0.02 dB/°C)
±(0.010 dB
+0.01 dB/°C)
±(0.019 dB
+0.02 dB/°C)
Transmission
tracking
±(0.018 dB
+0.02 dB/°C)
±(0.016 dB
+0.01 dB/°C)
±(0.033 dB
+0.02 dB/°C)
Directivity
20 dB*
35 dB
30 dB
Source match
16 dB**
16 dB
16 dB
Load match
15 dB**
18 dB
16 dB
Reflection
tracking
±2.5 dB
±1 dB
±1 dB
Transmission
tracking
±2.5 dB
±1 dB
±1 dB
Crosstalk
90 dB***
100 dB
Uncorrected 2
*15 dB, 30 to 50 kHz
**10 dB, 30 to 50 kHz
100 dB
***60 dB, 30 to 50 kHz
Reflection uncertainty
Magnitude
Phase
Transmission uncertainty
Magnitude
Phase
1. Typical below 300 kHz.
2. Typical performance.
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System Performance Summaries
Agilent 8753ES (75-ohm systems)
Measurement Port Characteristics
Type-F test ports
Data is shown for a Type-F female reflection port and
a Type-F male transmission port.
Configuration
Network analyzer
Calibration kit
Test-port cables
8753E Option 075
85039B
11857B
System dynamic range
30 kHz to 50 kHz
50 kHz to 300 kHz
300 kHz to 16 MHz
16 MHz to 3 GHz
68 dB1
90 dB1
96 dB
106 dB
Frequency Range
Corrected 2
30 kHz–300 kHz
300 kHz–1.3 GHz 1.3 GHz–3 GHz
Directivity
45 dB
45 dB
40 dB
Source match
40 dB
40 dB
30 dB
Load match
45 dB
45 dB
40 dB
Reflection
tracking
±(0.060 dB
+0.02 dB/°C)
±(0.060 dB
+0.01 dB/°C)
±(0.024 dB
+0.02 dB/°C)
Transmission
tracking
±(0.033 dB
+0.02 dB/°C)
±(0.019 dB
+0.01 dB/°C)
±(0.057 dB
+0.02 dB/°C)
Reflection uncertainty
Magnitude
Phase
Transmission uncertainty
Magnitude
Phase
8
1. Typical below 300 kHz.
2. Typical performance.
Agilent 8753ET (50-ohm systems)
Measurement Port Characteristics (continued)
Type-N test ports
Corrected
Configuration
Network analyzer
Calibration kit
Test port cable
8753ET Standard,
Option 006, or Option 004
85032B
Part number 8120-4781
System dynamic range
300 kHz to 16 MHz
16 MHz to 3 GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
100 dB
110 dB
105 dB
Reflection
measurements1
300 kHz–1.3 GHz 1.3 GHz–3.0 GHz
3.0 GHz–6.0 GHz
Directivity
50 dB
47 dB
40 dB
Source match
42 dB
36 dB
31 dB
Load match
One-port cal
24 dB
Enhanced24 dB
reflection cal
19 dB
19 dB
16 dB
16 dB
Reflection
tracking
±(0.019 dB
+0.02 dB/°C)
±(0.07 dB
+0.03 dB/°C)
36 dB
31 dB
20 dB
14 dB
±(0.018 dB
+0.02 dB/°C)
±(0.1 dB
+0.02 dB/°C)
±(0.054 dB
+0.03 dB/°C)
±(0.27 dB
+0.03 dB/°C)
±(0.009 dB
+0.01 dB/°C)
Measurement Port Characteristics
Frequency Range
Uncorrected
300 kHz–1.3 GHz 1.3 GHz–3.0 GHz
3.0 GHz–6.0 GHz
Directivity
30 dB
24 dB
19 dB
Source match4
25 dB
20 dB
14 dB
Load match
24 dB
19 dB
16 dB
Reflection
tracking
±1.0 dB
±1.0 dB
±2.0 dB
Transmission
tracking
±1.5 dB
±1.5 dB
±2.5 dB
Crosstalk
100 dB
100 dB
90 dB
Transmission
measurements2
Source match
Enhanced42 dB
response cal
Response-only cal 3 25 dB
Transmission tracking
Enhanced±(0.006 dB
response cal +0.01 dB/°C)
Response-only cal ±(0.033 dB
+0.01 dB/°C)
Transmission uncertainty
(enhanced-response calibration)
Transmission uncertainty
(response calibration)
Reflection uncertainty
(one-port calibration)
1. One-port or enhanced-response calibration.
2. Enhanced-response or response-only calibration.
3. 2 dB less with Option 004.
4. Option 004 may degrade uncorrected source
match as much as 2 dB.
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Agilent 8753ES Specifications
Test-Port Output Characteristics7
Test-Port Input Characteristics
Frequency characteristics
Range
Option 006
Resolution
Stability9
Frequency range
30 kHz to 3 GHz
Option 006
30 kHz to 6 GHz
Average noise level2,8
<3 GHz
<-82 dBm (3 kHz BW)
<3 GHz
<-102 dBm (10 Hz BW)
<3 GHz
<-110 dBm (10 Hz BW) typical
3 to 6 GHz
<-77 dBm (3 kHz BW)
3 to 6 GHz
<-97 dBm (10 Hz BW)
3 to 6 GHz
<-105 dBm (10 Hz BW) typical
Maximum input level
10 dBm
Damage level
26 dBm or 35 VDC
Impedance
50 Ω (nominal)
Option 075
75 Ω (nominal)
Frequency response2,5
300 kHz to 3 GHz
±1.0 dB
3 GHz to 6 GHz
±2.0 dB
Internally generated harmonics (Option 002)
2nd harmonic3
<-15 dBc at +8 dBm
<-30 dBc at 0 dBm9
<-45 dBc at -15 dBm9
4
3rd harmonic
<-30 dBc at +8 dBm
<-50 dBc at 0 dBm9
<-50 dBc at -15 dBm9
Harmonic measurement accuracy10
300 kHz to 3 GHz
±1.5 dB
3 GHz to 6 GHz
±3 dB (Option 006)
Harmonic measurement dynamic range
-40 dBc (output = -10 dBm, input = <-15 dBm)9
Frequency offset mode11
Frequency range
300 kHz to 3 GHz
Option 006
300 kHz to 6 GHz
R-channel input requirements
Power level
300 kHz to 3 GHz
0 to -35 dBm
3 GHz to 6 GHz
0 to -30 dBm
LO spectral purity (typical)
Maximum spurious input <-25 dBc
Residual FM
<20 kHz
LO frequency accuracy9
±1 MHz at nominal frequency
Accuracy
30 kHz to 3 GHz
30 kHz to 6 GHz
1 Hz
±7.5 ppm (0° to 55° C)
±3 ppm/year
±0.05 ppm (0° to 55° C),
±0.5 ppm/year
±10 ppm at 25° ±5° C
Power range2
Option 075/014
-85 to +10 dBm
-85 to +8 dBm
Power sweep range
Resolution
Level accuracy1,2,5
Level linearity1,2,5
25 dB (typically 31 dB)
0.01 dB
±1.0 dB
-15 dBm to +5 dBm ±0.2 dB
5 dBm to 10 dBm6 ±0.5 dB
50 Ω (nominal)
>16 dB RL (<1.38 SWR)
>14 dB RL (<1.50 SWR)
75 Ω (nominal)
>16 dB RL (<1.38 SWR)
Option 1D5
Impedance9
30 kHz to 3 GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
Option 075
30 kHz to 3 GHz
Spectral purity
2nd harmonic3
Option 002
3rd harmonic4
Option 002
Nonharmonic spurious9
Mixer related
10
<-40 dBc at 0 dBm9
<-50 dBc at -10 dBm9
<-25 dBc at 10 dBm6
<-40 dBc at 0 dBm9
<-50 dBc at -10 dBm9
<-25 dBc at 10 dBm6
<-30 dBc at 10 dBm6
<-55 dBc at -10 dBm
1. Relative to 0 dBm output power.
2. Typical below 300 kHz.
3. 16 MHz to 3 GHz.
4. 16 MHz to 2 GHz.
5. Typical from 2 to 3 GHz for instruments with Option 075.
6. +8 dBm maximum with Option 075, or Option 014.
7. Test performed on port 1 only.
8. Instruments with Option 075 are degraded 2 dB.
9. Typical performance.
10. 25° ±5° C.
11. The Agilent 8753ES source characteristics and measurement accuracy in this
mode are dependent on the stability of the external LO source. The RF source
tracks the LO to maintain a stable IF signal at the R-channel receiver input.
Degradation in accuracy is negligible when using an Agilent 8642A/B, 8656B,
or E4432B RF signal generator as the LO source.
External source mode1 (CW time sweep only)
Frequency range
300 kHz to 6 GHz
R-channel input requirements (typical)
Power level
0 to -25 dBm
Spectral purity
Maximum
<-30 dBc
spurious input
Residual FM
<20 kHz
Typical settling time
500 ms (automatic)
50 ms (manual)
Frequency readout accuracy 0.1% (automatic)
Input frequency accuracy requirement2
Manual
-0.5 to 5 MHz
Accuracy
(see magnitude and phase
characteristics)
Reference level
Range
Resolution
Stability2
30 kHz to 3 GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
±500 dB
0.001 dB
0.02 dB/° C
0.04 dB/° C
Phase Characteristics
Dynamic accuracy
Range
(10 Hz IF BW)
±180°
Magnitude Characteristics
Dynamic accuracy
(10 Hz IF BW)
Display resolution
0.01°/division
Marker resolution3
0.01°
Trace noise
(+5 dBm at test-port, ratio measurement, 3 kHz BW)
300 kHz to 3 GHz
<0.038° rms
3 GHz to 6 GHz
<0.070° rms
Display resolution
0.001 dB/division
Marker resolution3
0.001 dB
Trace noise
(+5 dBm at test-port, ratio measurement, 3 kHz BW)
300 kHz to 3 GHz
<0.006 dB rms
3 GHz to 6 GHz
<0.010 dB rms
1. See the Agilent 8753ES descriptions and options for a functional description.
Measurement accuracy is dependent on the stability of the input signal.
2. Typical performance.
3. Marker resolution for magnitude; phase and delay is dependent upon measured
value. Resolution is limited to five digits.
Reference level
Range
Resolution
Stability
30 kHz to 3 GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
Polar characteristics
Range
Reference
-180° to +180°
0.01°
0.05°/° C
0.20°/° C
10 x 10–12 to 1000 units
full scale
±500 units
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Agilent 8753ES Option 011 Specifications
Test Port Output Characteristics
Test Port Input Characteristics Option 011
Frequency characteristics
Range
Option 006
Resolution
Stability
Frequency range
Option 006
Average noise level2
50 kHz to 3 GHz
50 kHz to 3 GHz
50 kHz to 3 GHz
3 to 6 GHz
3 to 6 GHz
3 to 6 GHz
Maximum input level
Damage level
Impedance
300 kHz to 2 MHz
2 MHz to 1.3 GHz
1.3 GHz to 3 GHz
Option 006
3 GHz to 6 GHz
Frequency response
300 kHz to 3 GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
Harmonics (Option 002)
2nd harmonic3
300 kHz to 3 GHz
30 kHz to 6 GHz
1 Hz
typically ±7.5 ppm 0° to 55° C
typically ±3 ppm/year
Option 1D5
typically ±0.05 ppm 0° to 55° C
typically ±0.5 ppm/year
Accuracy
±10 ppm at 25° ± 5° C
Power range
-5 to +20 dBm
Option 006
-5 to +18 dBm
Resolution
0.01 dB
Level accuracy1,2
±1.0 dB
Level linearity1,2,5
±0.25 dB, -5 to +15 dBm
±0.5 dB, +15 to +20 dBm
Impedance
50 Ω nominal
300 kHz to 3 GHz2 >16 dB RL (<1.38 SWR)
300 kHz to 6 GHz
>14 dB RL (<1.50 SWR)
Spectral purity
2nd harmonic3
<-40 dBc at +10 dBm6
<-50 dBc at 0 dBm6
Option 002
<-25 dBc at max power
3rd harmonic4
Option 002
Nonharmonic spurious6
Mixer related
<-40 dBc at +10 dBm6
<-50 dBc at 0 dBm6
<-25 dBc at max power
<-30 dBc at max power
<-55 dBc at -10 dBm
<-90 dBm (3 kHz BW)
<-110 dBm (10 Hz BW)
<-120 dBm (10 Hz BW) typical
<-85 dBm (3 kHz BW)
<-105 dBm (10 Hz BW)
<-115 dBm (10 Hz BW) typical
0 dBm
20 dBm or 25 VDC
50 ohms nominal
≥20 dB RL
≥24 dB RL
≥19 dB RL
≥15 dB RL6
±1.0 dB
±2.0 dB
<-15 dBc at 0 dBm
<-30 dBc at -10 dBm6
<-45 dBc at -30 dBm6
4
3rd harmonic
<-30 dBc at 0 dBm
<-50 dBc at -10 dBm6
<-50 dBc at -30 dBm6
Harmonic measurement accuracy
16 MHz to 3 GHz
±1.5 dB
3 GHz to 6 GHz Option 006 ±3 dB
Harmonic measurement dynamic range
-40 dBc6 (output = -10 dBm, input <-15 dBm)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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300 kHz to 3 GHz
30 kHz to 6 GHz
+10 dBm output power for Agilent 8753ES Option 011.
Typical below 300 kHz.
16 MHz to 3 GHz.
16 MHz to 2 GHz.
For Agilent 8753ES Option 011 and Option 006, linearity is specified for the
ranges of -5 to +13 dBm and +13 to +18 dBm.
6. Typical performance.
Frequency offset mode3
Frequency range
300 kHz to 3 GHz
Option 006
300 kHz to 6 GHz
R-channel input requirements
Power level
300 kHz to 3 GHz
0 to -35 dBm
3 GHz to 6 GHz
0 to -30 dBm
LO spectral purity
Maximum spurious input <-25 dBc
Residual FM
<20 kHz
LO frequency accuracy
±1 MHz at nominal frequency
External source mode4
(CW time sweep only)
Frequency range
300 kHz to 6 GHz
R-channel input requirements1
Power level
0 to -25 dBm
Spectral purity
Maximum spurious
<-30 dBc
input
Residual FM
<20 kHz
Typical settling time1
500 ms (automatic)
50 ms (manual)
Input frequency accuracy requirement1
Manual
-0.5 to 5 MHz
Display resolution
0.001 dB/division
Marker resolution5
0.001 dB
Trace noise
(+5 dBm at test-port, ratio measurement, 3 kHz BW)
Magnitude
300 kHz to 3 GHz
<0.006 dB rms
3 GHz to 6 GHz
<0.010 dB rms
Phase
300 kHz to 3 GHz
<0.038° rms
3 GHz to 6 GHz
<0.070° rms
Reference level
Range
Resolution
Stability2
30 kHz to 3 GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
Range
Display resolution
Marker resolution5
Trace noise2
30 kHz to 3 GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
Reference level
Range
Resolution
Stability
30 kHz to 3 GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
Polar characteristics
Range
Reference
±500 dB
0.001 dB
0.02 dB/° C
0.04 dB/° C
±180°
0.01°/division
0.01°
<0.038° rms
<0.070° rms
(+5 dBm at test port, ratio
measurement, 3 kHz BW)
-180° to +180°
0.01°
0.05°/° C
0.20°/° C
10 x 10–12 to 1000 units full
scale
±500 units
1. Typical performance.
2. Typical below 300 kHz.
3. The Agilent 8753ES source characteristics and measurement accuracy in this
mode are dependent on the stability of the external LO source. The RF source
tracks the LO to maintain a stable IF signal at the R-channel receiver input.
Degradation in accuracy is negligible when using an Agilent 8642A/B, 8656B,
or E4432B RF signal generator as the LO source.
4. See the Agilent 8753ES descriptions and options for a functional description.
Measurement accuracy is dependent on the stability of the input signal.
5. Marker resolution for magnitude, phase and delay is dependent upon
measured value. Resolution is limited to five digits.
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Agilent 8753ET Specifications
Test-Port Output Characteristics
Test Port Input Characteristics
Frequency characteristics
Range
Option 006
Resolution
Stability4
Frequency range
Option 006
Average noise level
300 kHz to 3 GHz
300 kHz to 3 GHz
300 kHz to 3 GHz
Option 1D5
Accuracy
Power range
Resolution
Level accuracy1
Level linearity1
Standard
-20 to -15 dBm
-15 to 0 dBm
0 to +5 dBm
Option 004
-15 to +5 dBm
+5 to +10 dBm
Impedance
300 kHz to 3 GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
Spectral purity
2nd harmonic2
Option 002
300 kHz to 3 GHz
300 kHz to 6 GHz
1 Hz
±7.5 ppm (0° to 55° C)
±3 ppm/year
±0.05 ppm (0° to 55° C)
±0.5 ppm/year
±10 ppm at 25° ±5° C
-20 to +5 dBm
-85 to +10 dBm
(with Option 004)
0.01 dB
±1.0 dB
±0.5 dB
±0.2 dB
±0.5 dB
±0.2 dB
±0.5 dB
50 Ω (nominal)
>18 dB RL (< 1.28 SWR)
>14 dB RL (<1.50 SWR)
<-40 dBc at 0 dBm4
<-50 dBc at -10 dBm4
<-25 dBc at maximum output
power
3rd harmonic3
Option 002
Nonharmonic spurious
Mixer related
14
<-40 dBc at 0 dBm
<-50 dBc at -10 dBm
<-25 dBc at maximum output
power
<-30 dBc at +10 dBm
<-55 dBc at -10 dBm
3 GHz to 6 GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
Maximum input level
Damage level
Impedance
Frequency response5
300 kHz to 3 GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
Harmonics (Option 002)
2nd harmonic2
300 kHz to 3 GHz
300 kHz to 6 GHz
<-90 dBm (3 kHz BW)
<-110 dBm (10 Hz BW)
<-120 dBm (10 Hz BW)
typical
<-85 dBm (3 kHz BW)
<-105 dBm (10 Hz BW)
<-114 dBm (10 Hz BW)
typical
+10 dBm reflection port
0 dBm transmission port
>+26 dBm or 35 VDC
50 Ω (nominal)
±1.0 dB
±2.0 dB
<-15 dBc at +8 dBm
<-30 dBc at 0 dBm4
<-45 dBc at -15 dBm4
3
3rd harmonic
<-30 dBc at +8 dBm
<-50 dBc at 0 dBm4
<-50 dBc at -15 dBm4
Harmonic measurement accuracy5
300 kHz to 3 GHz
±1.5 dB
3 GHz to 6 GHz
±3 dB (Option 006)
Harmonic measurement dynamic range4
-40 dBc (output = -10 dBm, input = <-15 dBm)
Frequency offset mode6
Frequency range
300 kHz to 3 GHz
Option 006
300 kHz to 6 GHz
R-channel input requirements
Power level
300 kHz to 3 GHz
0 to -35 dBm
3 GHz to 6 GHz
0 to -30 dBm
LO Spectral purity
Maximum spurious input <-25 dBc
Residual FM
<20 kHz
LO frequency accuracy6
±1 MHz at nominal frequency
1. Relative to -5 dBm output power for the Agilent 8753ET; -10 dBm output power
for 8753ET with Option 004.
2. 16 MHz to 3 GHz.
3. 16 MHz to 2 GHz.
4. Typical performance.
5. 25° C ± 5° C.
6. The Agilent 8753ET source characteristics and measurement accuracy in this
mode are dependent on the stability of the external LO source. The RF source
tracks the LO to maintain a stable IF signal at the R-channel receiver input.
Degradation in accuracy is negligible when using an Agilent 8642A/B, 8656B,
or E4432B RF signal generator as the LO source.
External source mode1 (CW time sweep only)
Frequency range
300 kHz to 6 GHz
R-channel input requirements2
Power level
0 to -25 dBm
Spectral purity
Maximum spurious input <-30 dBc
Residual FM
<20 kHz
Typical settling time
500 ms (automatic)
50 ms (manual)
Frequency readout accuracy2 0.1% (automatic)
Input frequency accuracy requirement2
Manual
-0.5 to 5 MHz
Accuracy
(See magnitude and phase
characteristics)
Reference level
Range
Resolution
±500 dB
0.001 dB
Stability2
300 kHz to 3 GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
0.02 dB/1° C
0.04 dB/1° C
Magnitude characteristics
Dynamic accuracy
(10 Hz IF BW)
Phase Characteristics
Display resolution
0.001 dB/division
0.001 dB
Marker resolution3
Trace noise
(0 dBm at transmission port or +5 dBm at reflection port,
ratio measurement, 3 kHz BW)
300 kHz to 3 GHz
<0.006 dB rms
3 GHz to 6 GHz
<0.010 dB rms
1. See the Agilent 8753ET/ES descriptions and options for a functional description.
Measurement accuracy is dependent on the stability of the input signal.
2. Typical performance.
3. Marker resolution for magnitude, phase and delay is dependent upon measured
value. Resolution is limited to five digits.
Dynamic accuracy (10 Hz IF BW)
Range
±180°
Display resolution
0.01°/division
Marker resolution3
0.01°
Trace noise
(0 dBm at transmission port or +5 dBm at reflection
port, ratio measurement, 3 kHz BW)
300 kHz to 3 GHz
<0.038° rms
3 GHz to 6 GHz
<0.070° rms
Reference level
Range
-180° to +180°
Resolution
0.01°
Stability
30 kHz to 3 GHz
0.05°/° C
3 GHz to 6 GHz
0.20°/° C
Polar characteristics
Range
10 x 10–12 to 1000 units full
scale
Reference
±500 units
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Agilent 8753ET/ES Supplemental Characteristics
Measurement
Number of display channels
Four display channels available.
Number of measurement channels
Two primary and two auxiliary measurement
channels available.
Accuracy
The following graph shows group-delay accuracy
at 1.3 GHz with type-N full two-port calibration
and 10-Hz IF bandwidth. Insertion loss is assumed
to be <2 dB and electrical length to be ten meters.
Measurement parameters
8753ET: Reflection, transmission, A, B, R, A/R,
B/R, A/B. Conversion to impedance or admittance.
8753ES: S11, S21, S12, S22, A, B, R, A/R, B/R, A/B.
Conversion to impedance or admittance.
Formats
Cartesian: log/linear magnitude, phase, group
delay, SWR, real and imaginary.
Smith chart: with log/linear amplitude and phase,
R + jX, G + jB, or real/imaginary markers.
Polar: with linear/log amplitude, phase, or real and
imaginary markers.
Data markers
Each display channel has five independent markers
that can be displayed simultaneously. Twenty independent markers can be displayed in 4-channel
display mode when markers are uncoupled.
Marker functions
Markers can be used in various functions: Marker
search (Mkr to max, Mkr to min, Mkr to target),
Mkr bandwidth with user-defined target values,
Mkr to start, Mkr to stop, Mkr to center, Mkr to
span, Mkr to reference, Mkr to delay, and trace statistics (average value, standard deviation, and peakto-peak deviation of the data trace between two
markers). The tracking function enables continuous
update of marker search values on each sweep.
Group Delay Characteristics
Aperture: selectable
Maximum aperture: 20% of frequency span
Minimum aperture: (freq. span) / (number of
points +1)
Range
The maximum delay is limited to measuring no
more than 180° of phase change within the minimum aperture. Range = 1/(2 x minimum aperture)
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Source Control
Sweep limits
Set start/stop or center/span of the stimulus
parameter (frequency, power, time) directly
through the source control keys and the control
knob, the step keys or the data entry keyboard.
Sweep type
Set a linear or logarithmic sweep, an arbitrarily
defined frequency list, a power sweep or a CW
(single frequency) type of sweep.
Measured number of points per sweep
Linear frequency: choose 3, 11, 26, 51, 101, 201,
401, 801, or 1601 points.
Fast swept list
Define up to 30 different sub-sweep frequency
ranges in any combination of CW, center/span, or
start-stop sweep modes. Set test-port power levels
and IF bandwidth independently for each segment.
Sweep modes
Set a coupled channel sweep (same stimulus conditions
on both channels) or an uncoupled channel sweep.
Chop/alternate
Select whether to alternately or simultaneously
(chop) measure channels when in dual-channel
mode. Chop mode is faster, while alternate mode
optimizes dynamic range.
Sweep time
Set sweep time in seconds, minutes, or hours.
Automatic sweep time
Select auto sweep time by entering zero seconds
sweep time. The analyzer will sweep at the minimum
sweep time for any subsequently selected stimulus
conditions. Auto sweep time is the default condition.
Sweep trigger
Set to either continuous, single, group sweep, or
external trigger. Set external trigger to take a complete sweep or to measure individual points in a
frequency, power or list sweep.
Power
Set source power from -20 to +5 dBm for the
8753ET1 or from -85 to +10 dBm for the 8753ES2.
Power slope can be set in dBm/GHz.
Power Meter Calibration
Select continuous leveling or use a correction table
to modify source power. The correction table is
created with an initial single sweep. Make single or
multiple power meter readings at each frequency.
Data Accuracy Enhancement
Measurement calibration
Measurement calibration significantly reduces
measurement uncertainty due to errors caused
by system directivity, source and load match,
tracking, and crosstalk. Full two-port calibration
removes all the systematic errors to obtain the
most accurate measurements.
Calibration types available
• Frequency response
Simultaneous magnitude and phase correction
of frequency response errors for either reflection or transmission measurements.
• Response and isolation
Compensates for frequency response and directivity (reflection) or frequency response and
crosstalk errors.
• Enhanced response calibration
Corrects for frequency response and source
match for transmission measurements, and
provides one-port calibration for reflection
measurements.
• One-port calibration
Uses test set port 1 or port 2 to correct for
directivity, frequency response and source
match errors.
• Two-port calibration
Compensates for directivity, source match,
reflection frequency response, load match,
transmission frequency response and crosstalk
for an S-parameter test set. Crosstalk calibration
can be omitted. Available on 8753ES analyzers.
• TRL*/LRM* calibration
Compensates for directivity, reflection and
transmission frequency response, and crosstalk
in both the forward and reverse directions.
Especially suitable for calibrating noncoaxial environments, such as in test fixtures.
TRL*/LRM* is a special implementation of
TRL/LRM calibration, modified for the threesampler receiver in the 8753ES. Available
on Agilent 8753ES analyzers.
Interpolated error correction
With any type of accuracy enhancement applied,
interpolated mode recalculates the error coefficients when the test frequencies are changed. The
number of points can be increased or decreased
and the start/stop frequencies can be changed, but
the resulting frequency span must be a subset of
the original calibration frequency span. System
performance is not specified for measurements
with interpolated error correction applied.
Velocity factor
Enters the velocity factor to calculate equivalent
electrical length.
Reference plane extension
Redefine the plane-of-measurement reference to other
than port 1 or port 2 of the 8753ET and 8753ES.
Select default calibration kit
Select from a list of standard calibration kits or
choose a user-defined kit.
Data Averaging
IF bandwidth
The IF bandwidth is selectable from 6 kHz to 10 Hz.
Weighted sweep-to-sweep averaging
Averages vector data on each successive sweep.
Trace smoothing
Computes the moving average of adjacent data
points. Smoothing aperture defines the trace
width (number of points) to be averaged, and
ranges from 0.25% to 20% of the trace width.
Display Control
Display formats
Single-channel, dual-channel overlay (both traces
on one graticule), dual-channel split (each trace
on separate graticules), three-channel split (each
trace on separate graticules), three-channel overlay
(three traces on one graticule), quad-channel overlay (four traces on one graticule), quad-channel
split (each trace on separate graticules).
1. -85 to +5 dBm with Option 004.
2. +8 dBm maximum with Option 075 or 014.
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Agilent 8753ET/ES Supplemental Characteristics (continued)
Trace Functions
Display data
Display current measurement data, memory data,
or current measurement with measurement and
memory data simultaneously.
Trace math
Vector division or subtraction of current linear
measurement values and memory data.
Display annotations
Start/stop, center/span, or CW frequency, source
level, scale/div, reference level, marker data,
softkey functions, warning and caution messages,
trace identification, and pass/fail indication.
Autoscale
Automatically selects scale resolution and reference value to center the trace.
Electrical delay
Offset measured phase or group delay by a defined
amount of electrical delay, in seconds.
Frequency blanking
Blank out all frequency information on the
display. Requires an instrument preset to
re-enable frequency information on the display.
Title
Add custom titles (49 characters maximum) to
the display.
Adjust display
Customize the color and brightness of the data
traces, memory traces, reference lines, graticules,
text, and warning messages. Default colors can
be recalled along with one set of user-defined
display values.
Storage
Instrument state
Up to 31 instrument states can be stored internally
or recalled via the SAVE/RECALL menu. Instrument
states include all control settings, active limit lines,
active list frequency tables, memory trace data,
active calibration coefficients, and custom display
titles. Storage is in nonvolatile memory.
Test sequences
Six measurement sequences can be stored or
recalled via the sequencing menu. Sequences may
also be recalled from Preset menu. Sequence register 6 is part of nonvolatile storage and is not
erased during a power cycle. If sequence 6 is titled
AUTO, it will be executed when power is turned on.
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Disk drive
Data, instrument states, user graphics, data plots
and test sequences can be stored on internal floppy
disk in MS-DOS® or Agilent’s standard LIF formats.
Data Hardcopy
Data plotting
Hardcopy plots are automatically produced with
HP-GL compatible digital plotters. The 8753ET/ES
provides Centronics, RS-232C, and GPIB interfaces.
Data listings
Printouts of instrument data are directly produced
with a printer such as the HP DeskJet or LaserJet.
Select black & white or color print. For a list of
compatible printers, consult our printer compatibility guide Web page at www.agilent.com/find/pcg
Configure plots
Configure plots completely from the network analyzer by defining pen color and line type for data,
text markers, graticules, and memory traces.
Functions
Plot trace(s), graticule(s), marker(s), or text including operating and system parameters.
Quadrants
Plot entire display in one of four different quadrants of the plotter paper.
System Capabilities
Limit lines
Define test limit lines that appear on the display
for go/no go testing. Lines may be any combination
of horizontal, sloping lines, or discrete data points.
Limit-test TTL output available for external control
or indication.
External source mode
The receiver (input R) detects and phase-locks to
any externally generated CW signal. Receiver
inputs A and B will measure this same frequency
for comparison or tracking measurements.
Automatic: The input signal frequency is counted
and displayed.
Manual: Measures the input signal closest to the frequency specified by the user (within +0.5 to +5 MHz).
Tuned receiver
Tunes the receiver for a synthesized CW input
signal at a precisely specified frequency. The time
bases of the external RF source or sources must
be tied to the external reference input (rear panel
BNC). The built-in RF source is not used.
Frequency offset on/off
Sets the RF source to be swept at a fixed offset
frequency above the receiver as required in a swept
RF/IF, fixed LO, mixer test.
Service menu
Select the desired service test, service diagnostic,
service or verification mode.
Test Sequences
Description
Create, edit, save, or recall a series of front-panel keystrokes to automate a measurement. Test sequences
may contain basic stimulus and measurement functions (frequency, power, parameter, format, scale)
advanced operations (time domain, limit testing,
display marker values) and basic logical branching
(IF limit test fails DO sequence 5 or GOSUB).
Storage
Test sequences can be stored internally to a disk
drive and can be loaded from a computer over the
GPIB interface. Sequence 6 is saved in nonvolatile
storage and can be used as an autostart routine
when titled AUTO.
• Bandpass impulse
The bandpass impulse stimulates a pulsed RF
signal (with an impulse envelope) and is used
to measure the time-domain response of bandlimited devices.
Windows
The windowing function can be used to modify
(filter) the frequency-domain data and thereby
reduce overshoot and ringing in the time-domain
response. Three types of windows are available:
minimum, normal, and maximum.
Gating
The gating function can be used to selectively
remove reflection or transmission time-domain
responses. In converting back to the frequencydomain the effects of the responses outside the
gate are removed.
Remote Programming
Interface
GPIB interface operates to IEEE 488-1978 and IEC
625 standards and IEEE 728-1982 recommended
practices.
General purpose input/output
Read or write bits to the output port to control
external devices such as part handlers. Eight
output and five input TTL lines are available on
the parallel port.
Addressing
The GPIB address can be verified or set from the
front panel via the local menu and can range from
0 to 30 decimal (factory set at 16).
Other functions
PAUSE/continue, wait, title sequence, print
sequence, duplicate sequence, pause, and select.
Pass control
Allows the 8753ET/ES to request control of the
GPIB (when an active controller is present) whenever it needs to output to a plotter or printer.
Time-domain (Option 010)
With the time-domain option, data from transmission or reflection measurements in the frequency
domain are converted to the time domain using
a Fourier transformation technique (chirp Z) and
presented on the display. The time-domain response
shows the measured parameter value versus time.
Markers may also be displayed in electrical length
(or physical length if the relative propagation velocity is entered).
Time stimulus modes
Two types of time excitation stimulus waveforms
can be simulated during the transformations,
a step and an impulse.
• Low-pass step
This stimulus, similar to a traditional timedomain reflectometer (TDR) stimulus waveform, is used to measure low-pass devices. The
frequency-domain data should extend from
DC (extrapolated value) to a higher value.
• Low-pass impulse
This stimulus is also used to measure low-pass
devices.
System controller
Lets an 8753ET/ES become a controller on the
GPIB to directly control a plotter or a printer.
Talker/listener
Lets the 8753ET/ES become a GPIB talker/listener
when an external controller is present.
Transfer formats
Binary (internal 48-bit floating-point complex
format) ASCII 32- or 64-bit IEEE 754 floatingpoint format.
User-accessible graphics
Using a subset of HP Graphics Language (HP-GL),
vector or text graphics may be written on the
8753ET/ES via GPIB. Up to 5 kbytes of data can
be stored at one time (4 bytes per vector, 2 bytes
per character).
Interface function codes
SH1, AH1, T6, TE0, L4, LE0, SR1, RL1, PP0, DC1,
DT0, C1, C2, C3, C10, E2
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General Characteristics
Front Panel Connectors
8753ES test ports (without Option 011)
Connector type
7 mm, precision
Impedance
50 ohms (nominal)
8753ES Option 011 test ports
Connector type
Type-N female
Impedance
50 ohms (nominal)
8753ES Option 075 test ports
Connector type
Type-N female
Impedance
75 ohms (nominal)
8753ET test ports
Connector type
Impedance
Type-N female
50 ohms (nominal)
Probe power
+15V ±2% 400 mA
(combined load for both probe connections)
-12.6V ±5.5% 300 mA
(combined load for both probe connections)
Rear-Panel Connectors
External reference frequency input (EXT REF INPUT)
Frequency
1, 2, 5, and 10 MHz
(±200 Hz at 10 MHz)
Level
-10 dBm to +20 dBm, typical
Impedance
50 ohms
Connector
BNC (f)
High-stability frequency reference output (Option 1D5)
Frequency
10.0000 MHz
Frequency stability
±0.05 ppm
(0° to 55° C)
Daily aging rate
<3x10–9/day
(after 30 days)
Yearly aging rate
0.5 ppm/year
Output
0 dBm minimum
Nominal output impedance 50 Ω Connector BNC (f)
External auxiliary input (AUX INPUT)
Input voltage limits
-10V to +10V
External AM input (EXT AM)
±1 volt into a 5 k Ω resistor, 1 kHz maximum,
resulting in approximately 8 dB/volt amplitude modulation.
BNC (f) connector.
External trigger (EXT TRIGGER)
Triggers on a negative TTL transition or contact closure
to ground. BNC (f) connector.
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Test sequence output (TEST SEQ)
By default, this connector outputs a TTL end-ofsweep signal. It can also be programmed by the
user in a test sequence to output a user-defined
TTL signal. BNC (f) connector.
Limit test output (LIMIT TEST)
This connector outputs a TTL signal of the limit
test results. Pass: TTL high. Fail: TTL low. BNC (f)
connector.
Test-port bias input (BIAS CONNECT) (8753ES only)
Maximum voltage
+30 VDC
Maximum current
±200 mA
(no degradation in RF specs)
Maximum current
±1 A
Connector
BNC (f)
VGA video output (EXT MON)
This connector drives external VGA monitors.
GPIB
This connector allows communications with
compatible devices including external controllers,
printers, plotters, disk drives, and power meters.
Parallel port
This 25-pin female connector is used with parallel
peripherals. It can also be used as a general
purpose I/O port.
RS-232C
This 9-pin male connector is used with serial
peripherals.
DIN keyboard
This mini-DIN connector is used for adding an
IBM PC-AT compatible keyboard.
Test set interconnect
This connector is used to connect an 8753ES
Option 011 to the 85046A/B or 85047A test set.
8753ES analyzers without Option 011 can use
signal levels on this connector for sequencing
or general purpose I/O applications.
Internal memory
Typical data retention time with 3V, 1.2 Ah battery:
At 25° C
11,904 days (32.6 years)
At 40° C
1244 days (3.4 years)
At 70° C
250 days (0.68 year)
Line power
48 Hz to 66 Hz
115V nominal (90V to 132V) or 230V nominal (198V to 264V).
280 VA max.
Environmental Characteristics
Measurement Throughput Summary
General Conditions
The following table shows typical measurement
times in milliseconds.
RFI and EMI susceptibility: defined by VDE 0730,
CISPR Publication 11, and FCC Class B Standards.
ESD (electrostatic discharge): must be eliminated
by use of static-safe work procedures and an antistatic bench mat. The flexible rubber keypad protects key contacts from dust, but the environment
should be as dust-free as possible for optimal reliability.
Operating conditions
Temperature
(unless otherwise noted)
Humidity
0° to 55° C
5% to 95% at 40° C
(non-condensing)
Altitude
0 to 4500 meters
(15,000 feet)
Non-operating storage conditions
Temperature
-40° C to +70° C
Humidity
Altitude
Weight (8753ET/ES)
Net
Shipping
0 to 90% relative at +65° C
(non-condensing)
0 to 15,240 meters
(50,000 feet)
21 kg (46 lb)
35 kg (77 lb)
Cabinet Dimensions (8753ET/ES)
(These dimensions exclude front and rear panel
protrusions.)
222 mm H x 425 mm W x 457 mm D
(8.75 in x 16.75 in x 18.0 in)
Agilent 8753ET/ES
Physical dimensions
Typical Time for Completion (msec)
Measurement
Number of Points
51
201
401
1601
Start=1 GHz, Span=10 MHz, IFBW=6 kHz
Uncorrected, 1-port calibration1
Two-port calibration2
32
62
70
139
121
240
423
848
Start=30 kHz, Stop=3 GHz, IFBW=6 kHz
Uncorrected, 1-port calibration1
Two-port calibration2
202
402
270
540
304
607
615
1237
Start=30 kHz, Stop=6 GHz, IFBW=6 kHz
Uncorrected, 1-port calibration1
Two-port calibration2
310
618
380
757
415
829
658
1315
42
40
86
80
378
349
10
35
16
112
21
214
58
831
11
13
19
26
28
42
83
141
Time domain
(increase over uncorrected sweep time)3
Conversion
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Gating
14
GPIB data transfer4
Internal binary
ASCII
IEEE 754 floating point format
32-bit
64-bit
Options
Harmonic measurements (Option 002)
Measures amplifier 2nd and 3rd harmonics on
a swept-frequency basis for fundamental signals
above 16 MHz.
Dynamic Range (source at +10 dBm, receiver <+30 dBm)
+40 dBc (minimum)
Accuracy 5
±1 dB (<6 GHz)
Step attenuator (Option 004)
Provides source output power range from
-85 to +10 dBm for 8753ET model.
6 GHz operation (Option 006)
With Option 006, performance is extended to
6 GHz. When external source, tuned receiver or
harmonic mode is used, the receiver is capable
of measuring signals up to 6 GHz.
Time domain (Option 010)
Transforms data from the frequency domain to the
time domain using a Fourier transformation technique.
1. One-port calibration, with a 6 kHz IF bandwidth. Includes system retrace time,
but does not include bandswitch time. Time-domain gating is assumed off.
2. Same as footnote 1, but for an S21 measurement with full two-port calibration.
Includes RF switching time.
3. Option 010 only, gating off.
4. Measured with an Omnibook 7100 266 MHz Pentium® II computer.
5. Does not include error from the 8753T/ES source and receiver harmonics.
High-stability frequency reference (Option 1D5)
This option adds an ovenized 10-MHz frequency
reference output. It is connected to the external
reference input on the rear panel. See the “General
Characteristics” section for below specifications.
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Test Set Specifications for Option 011
Agilent 85046A/B S-Parameter Test Sets
The 85046A/B S-parameter test sets provide the
capability to measure reflection and transmission
characteristics (including S-parameters) of twoport devices in either direction with a single
connection. The test sets are controlled from the
8753ES Option 011 and include a programmable
step attenuator. The frequency range of the 85046A
50-ohm test set is 300 kHz to 3 GHz. The 85046A
has precision 7-mm connectors. The frequency
range of the 85046B 75-ohm test set is 300 kHz to
2 GHz. The 85046B has 75-ohm type-N(f) connectors. Both connectors can be adapted to other interfaces with the appropriate precision adapters.
Agilent 85046A/B Specifications
Note: Specifications that apply only to the 85046B
are indicated in parentheses.
Impedance
Frequency range
Directivity
50 ohm (75 ohm)
300 kHz to 3 GHz
(300 kHz to 2 GHz)
35 dB to 1.3 GHz
30 dB to Fmax1
Test set switch/repeatability
Max. operating level
Damage level
RF attenuator range
DC bias range
DC bias connectors
Includes
Dimensions
Weight
±0.03 dB; ±0.01 dB3
+20 dBm
+30 dBm
70 dB, 10 dB steps
±30 VDC, 200 mA4
500 mA max
50 ohm BNC (f)
four 190 mm (7.5 in) type-N
cables and test set
interconnect cable.
90 mm H x 432 mm W
x 553 mm D
9.1 kg (20 lb)
A standard 85046A/B test set contains a solidstate transfer switch, which allows continuous
switching of power from port 1 to port 2 for full
two-port error correction.
Agilent 85046A Schematic
Typical tracking
Transmission magnitude, phase2
0.3 MHz to 2.0 MHz
±1.5 dB, ±20°
2.0 MHz to Fmax
±1.5 dB, ±10°
Reflection magnitude, phase2
0.3 MHz to 2.0 MHz
±1.5 dB, ±25°
2.0 MHz to Fmax
±1.5 dB, ±10°
Effective source match
0.3 MHz to 2.0 MHz
14 dB
2.0 MHz to 1.3 GHz
20 dB (17 dB)
1.3 GHz to Fmax
16 dB
Nominal insertion loss
Input to test port
14 dB + 0.5 dB/GHz
(19.5 dB + 1 dB/GHz)
Input to incident
18 dB + 1.5 dB/GHz
(18 dB + 1.5 dB/GHz)
Port 1, 2 to A, B
6.5 dB + 1.0 dB/GHz
(12 dB + 0.5 dB GHz)
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Fmax is the upper frequency limit of the associated test set.
Degrees, specified as deviation from linear phase.
Typical performance.
Some degradation of RF specifications may occur.
Agilent 85047A S-Parameter Test Set
The 85047A S-parameter test set provides the
capability to simultaneously measure the reflection and transmission characteristics of two-port
devices in either direction with a single connection. This test set includes a frequency doubler
that can be switched in by an 8753B/C Option 006
to measure 3 MHz to 6 GHz in a single sweep or
switched out to measure 300 kHz to 3 GHz in
a single sweep. The 8753ES Option 011 does not
use the frequency doubler, so the full 300 kHz to
6 GHz range is available. This test set exhibits
<5 dB insertion loss between the RF input and the
test ports for as high as 15 dBm at the test port,
and also includes a programmable step attenuator.
There are two rear panel BNC outputs. One provides a TTL signal which indicates the result of
a limit test. The second TTL output is controlled
from the 8753ES test sequence function.
RF connectors
Port 1,2
All others
Dimensions
Weight
±0.03 dB; ±0.01 dB4
+20 dBm
+30 dBm
70 dB (10 dB steps)
±30 VDC, 200 mA,
no degradation in RF specs,
1A max.
7 mm precision
50 ohm type-N(f)
90 mm H x 432 mm W x
553 mm D
10 kg (22 lb)
A standard 85047A test set contains a solid-state
transfer switch, which allows continuous switching
of power from port 1 to port 2 for full two-port
error correction.
Agilent 85047A Schematic
Specifications
Impedance
Frequency range
Test port switch
repeatability
Maximum operating level
Damage level
RF attenuator range
DC bias range
50 ohms
300 kHz to 3 GHz and
3 GHz to 6 GHz
(8753B/C);
300 kHz to 6 GHz
(8753D/E/ES Opt. 006)
Directivity1
300 kHz to 1.3 GHz
35 dB2
1.3 GHz to 3 GHz
30 dB
3 GHz to 6 GHz
25 dB
Typical tracking1
Transmission magnitude, phase3
300 kHz to 3 GHz
±1.5 dB, ±10°
3 GHz to 6 GHz
+0.5, -2.5 dB, ±20°
Reflection magnitude, phase3
300 kHz to 3 GHz
±1.5 dB, ±10°
3 GHz to 6 GHz
±1.5 dB, ±20°
Source match1
300 kHz to 1.3 GHz
20 dB
1.3 GHz to 3 GHz
16 dB
3 GHz to 6 GHz
14 dB
Normal insertion loss
Input to port 1,2
300 kHz to 3 GHz
4.0 dB +0.8 dB/GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
17.5 dB +0.8 dB/GHz
Input to R
300 kHz to 3 GHz
19 dB +0.5 dB/GHz
3 GHz to 6 GHz
34 dB +0.5 dB/GHz
Port 1,2 to A,B
16 dB
Typical isolation4
300 kHz to 3 GHz
100 dB
3 GHz to 6 GHz
90 dB
1.
2.
3.
4.
This can be greatly improved with accuracy enhancement.
Some degradation at environmental extremes below 600 kHz.
Degrees, specified as deviation from linear phase.
Typical performance.
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Accessories
Calibration Kits
Vector accuracy enhancement procedures require
that the systematic errors of the measurement system be characterized by measuring known devices
(standards) on the system over the frequency
range of interest. Return loss specifications or
typical values are provided where available for
the terminations and adapters.
85031B 7-mm calibration kit
Contains precision 7-mm standards used to calibrate the 8753ES for measurement of devices with
precision 7-mm connectors.
Includes
7 mm short/open circuit
7 mm 50-ohm terminations:
(two each)
Specifications for terminations
DC to 5 GHz
RL ≥ 52 dB
5 to 6 GHz
RL ≥ 46 dB
Part number
85031-60001
00909-60008
85032B 50-ohm type-N calibration kit
Contains precision 50-ohm type-N standards
used to calibrate the 8753ET/ES and 50-ohm test
sets for measurement of devices with 50-ohm
type-N connectors. Precision phase-matched 7-mm
to type-N adapters are included for accurate measurements of non-insertable devices. Option 001
deletes the 7-mm to type-N adapters, which are
not needed with the 8753ET.
Includes
N-male 50-ohm termination
N-female 50-ohm termination
N-male short circuit
N-female short circuit
N-female open circuit
N-male open circuit
7-mm to N-male adapter
(two each)
7-mm to N-female adapter
(two each)
Specifications for terminations:
DC to 3 GHz
RL ≥ 49 dB
2 to 3 GHz
RL ≥ 46 dB
3 to 6 GHz
RL ≥ 40 dB
Typical adapter characteristics:
DC to 6 GHz
RL ≥ 30 dB
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Part number
00909-60009
00909-60010
85032-60008
85032-60009
85032-60012
85032-60007
85054-60009
85054-60001
85033D 3.5-mm calibration kit
Contains a set of precision 3.5-mm standards
to calibrate the 8753ES and 50-ohm test sets for
the measurement of devices with precision 3.5-mm
and SMA connectors. Precision phase-matched
7-mm to 3.5-mm adapters are included for accurate
measurements of non-insertable devices. Option
001 deletes the 7-mm to type-N adapters.
Includes
Part number
3.5-mm-male 50-ohm termination 85033-60009
3.5-mm-female 50-ohm termination 85033-60010
3.5-mm-female short
85033-60014
3.5-mm-male short
85033-60013
3.5-mm-female open
85033-60012
3.5-mm-male open
85033-60011
7-mm to 3.5-mm female adapter
1250-1747
(two)
7-mm to 3.5-mm male adapter
1250-1746
(two)
Specifications for terminations:
DC to 1.3 GHz RL ≥ 46 dB
1.3 to 3 GHz
RL ≥ 44 dB
3 to 6 GHz
RL ≥ 38 dB
Typical adapter characteristics:
DC to 6 GHz
RL ≥ 34 dB
85036B 75-ohm type-N calibration kit
Contains a set of precision 75-ohm type-N standards to calibrate the 8753ES with a 75-ohm test
set for measurement of devices with 75-ohm type-N
connectors. Precision phased-matched adapters
are included for accurate measurements of noninsertable devices.
Includes
N-male 75-ohm termination
N-female 75-ohm termination
N-female 75-ohm short
N-male 75-ohm short
N-female open
N-male open
N-male to N-male 75-ohm adapter
N-female to N-female 75-ohm
adapter
N-male to N-female 75-ohm
adapter
Specifications for terminations:
DC to 2 GHz
RL ≥ 46 dB
2 to 3 GHz
RL ≥ 40 dB
Part number
00909-60019
00909-60020
85036-60011
85036-60012
85032-20001
85032-60007
85036-60013
85036-60014
85036-60015
Agilent 85038 Family of Calibration Kits
The 85038A calibration kit contains open circuits,
short circuits, and terminations with both male
and female 7-16 connectors. More economical versions of this kit are available: the 85038M contains
only male devices, and the 85038F provides only
female devices (see following table). Each kit contains a floppy disk with the calibration kit definition for use with 8712, 8714, 8753, 8719, 8720,
8722, and 8510C network analyzers.
Contents of 7-16 Calibration Kits
Description
Part Number
85038A
Open circuit, female
Open circuit, male
Short circuit, female
Short circuit, male
Termination, female
Termination, male
7-16 adapter,
female-to-female
7-16 adapter,
male-to-male
Calibration kit data disk
Torque wrench
Open-end wrench
85038-80002
85038-80003
85038-80004
85038-80005
85038-80006
85038-80007
11906-80016
X
X
X
X
X
X
Specifications
Frequency coverage
Nominal impedance
Open circuits
Short circuits
Terminations
7-16 to 7-16 adapters
7-16 to 50 ohm type-N
adapters
7-16 to 7-mm adapters
7-16 to 3.5-mm adapters
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
11906-80015
85038-10001
8710-2175
8710-2174
85038M 85038F
X
X
X
X
X
X
dc to 7.5 GHz
(usable to 8 GHz)
50 ohms
Reflection phase
±1 degree from nominal
Reflection phase
±1 degree from nominal
Return loss >40 dB
Return loss >40 dB
(VSWR <1.02)
Return loss >36 dB
(VSWR <1.03)
Return loss >38 dB
(VSWR <1.025)
Return loss >34 dB
(VSWR <1.04)
Agilent 11906 Family of Adapter Kits
The 11906 family consists of four adapter kits:
11906A 7-16 to 7-16 adapter kit
Description
Quantity
7-16 male-to-male adapter
1
7-16 female-to-female adapter 1
7-16 male-to-female adapter 2
Part number
11906-80015
11906-80016
11906-80017
11906B 7-16 to 50-ohm type-N adapter kit
Description
Quantity
Type-N male to 7-16 male
1
adapter
Type-N female to 7-16 female 1
adapter
Type-N female to 7-16 male 1
adapter
Type-N male to7-16 female
1
adapter
Part number
11906-80007
11906-80008
11906-80009
11906-80010
11906C 7-16 to 7-mm adapter kit
Description
Quantity Part number
7-mm to 7-16 male adapter 2
11906-80012
7-mm to 7-16 female adapter 2
11906-80013
11906D 7-16 to 3.5-mm adapter kit
Description
Quantity
3.5-mm male to 7-16 male
1
adapter
3.5-mm male to 7-16 female 1
adapter
3.5-mm female to 7-16 male 1
adapter
3.5-mm female to 7-16 female 1
adapter
Part number
11906-80002
11906-80005
11906-80004
11906-80003
85039B type-F calibration kit
Contains a set of 75-ohm type-F standards to calibrate the 8753ES with a 75-ohm test set for the
measurement of devices with type-F connectors.
Description
Part number
F-male 75-ohm termination
85039-60007
F-female 75-ohm termination
85039-60004
Specifications for termination:
DC to 1 GHz
RL ≥ 45 dB
1 to 3 GHz
RL ≥ 38 dB
F-male 75-ohm short
85039-60008
F-female 75-ohm short
85039-60003
F-male 75-ohm open
85039-60009
F-female 75-ohm open
85039-60005
F-female to F-female
85039-60002
75-ohm adapter
F-male to F-male 75-ohm adapter 85039-60006
Typical type-F adapter characteristics:
DC to 1 GHz
RL ≥ 40 dB
1 to 3 GHz
RL ≥ 32 dB
F-female to N-male
85039-60013
75-ohm adapter
F-male to N-female
85039-60011
75-ohm adapter
Typical type-F to type-N adapter characteristics:
DC to 1 GHz
RL ≥ 38 dB
1 to 3 GHz
RL ≥ 32 dB
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Accessories
Verification Kits
Measuring known devices other than the standards
used in calibration is an easy way to verify the
proper operation of an 8753ES measurement system. Agilent offers verification kits which include
devices, with data, for verifying the error-corrected
measurements of an 8753ES and 50-ohm test sets.
85029B 7-mm verification kit
Contains a set of precision 7-mm devices, with
data traceable to NIST* for verifying the calibrated
performance of an 8753E measurement system.
The 85031B 7-mm calibration kit is required for
complete verification.
Test-Port Return Cables
Agilent offers high-quality RF cables to connect
the 8753ET/ES and test sets to devices under test.
These cables offer excellent RF shielding for highdynamic-range measurements.
11851B 50-ohm type-N RF cable kit
Recommended for use with the 11850C/D three-way
power splitters. Kit includes three phase-matched
610-mm (24-in.) cables and one 860-mm (34-in.) cable.
Return loss
>24 dB to 3 GHz
Phase tracking
±4° at 1.3 GHz
8120-5639 50-ohm type-N RF cable
A 50-ohm type-N test-port cable
(both connectors are type-N male).
Return loss
>30dB to 6 GHz
11857B 75-ohm type-N test-port return cables
A pair of 610-mm (24-in.) test-port return cables
for use with the 8753ES or 85046B 75-ohm
S-parameter test set.
Return loss
>24 dB to 2 GHz
Phase tracking
±2° at 1.3 GHz
11857D 7-mm test-port return cables
A pair of 610-mm (24-in.) test-port return cables
for use with the 8753ES with the 85046A and
85047A S-parameter test sets. These cables can
be used with connector types other than 7-mm
with the appropriate precision adapters.
Return loss
>24 dB to 3 GHz
>20 dB to 6 GHz
Phase tracking
±2° at 1.3 GHz
11857F type-F test-port return cables
Type-F test-port cable set (75-ohm). Includes one
cable with type-N(male) to type-F(male) connectors
and one cable with type-N(male) to type-F(female)
connectors.
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11850C/D three-way power splitters
11850C
11850D
Impedance
50 ohms
75 ohms
Frequency range
DC to 3 GHz
DC to 2 GHz
Tracking
±25 dB, ±3°
±2 dB, ±2.5°
Equivalent source 30 dB at 1.3 GHz 30 dB at 1.3 GHz
match
(ratio or leveling) 20 dB at 3 GHz
20 dB at 2 GHz
Nominal
9.5 dB + 1 dB/GHz 7.8 dB
insertion loss
Input port match
DC to 1.3 GHz
20 dB
20 dB
1.3 GHz to Fmax 10 dB
10 dB
Maximum operating +20 dB
+20 dB
level
Damage level
+30 dB
+30 dB
RF connectors
RF input
50-ohm type-N (f) 50-ohm type-N(f)
All others
50-ohm type-N (f) 75-ohm type-N(f)
Includes
Three 11852B 50- to 75-ohm
minimum-loss pads
Recommended
11851B RF cable kit
accessories
11667A 50-ohm power splitter
Frequency range
DC to 18 GHz
Typical insertion loss
6 dB
Equivalent source match
DC to 4 GHz
26 dB
4 GHz to 8 GHz
21 dB
8 GHz to 18 GHz
17 dB
Tracking (between output arms)
DC to 4 GHz
±15 dB
4 GHz to 8 GHz
±2 dB
8 GHz to 18 GHz
±25 dB
Maximum operating level
±27 dBm
Connectors
50-ohm type-N (f)
Option 001
RF input
type-N (m)
Outputs
type-N (f)
Option 002
RF input
type-N (f) on RF
Outputs
precision 7-mm
Dimensions
46 mmH x 52 mm W x19 mm D
(1.8 x 2.0 x 0.7 in)
Recommended accessories 11851B RF cable kit
11852B 50-ohm to 75-ohm minimum loss pad
Frequency range
DC to 3.0 GHz
Nominal insertion loss
5.7 dB
Return loss
300 kHz to 2 GHz
32 dB
2 GHz to 3 GHz
27 dB
Maximum input power
250 mW (+24 dBm)
Connectors
Dimensions
Weight
50-ohm type-N (f) to
75-ohm type-N (m)
standard Option 004,
50-ohm type-N (m) to
75-ohm type-N (f)
14-mm D x 70-mm L
(0.56 in x 2.75 in)
Net 0.1 kg (0.316 lb)
50-Ohm Accessory Kits
The 11853A 50-ohm type-N and the 11854A 50-ohm
BNC accessory kits provide the RF components
generally required when using either the 85046A,
85047A, or 11850C with the 8753ES Option 011
when measuring devices having 50-ohm type-N
or BNC connectors. These kits are supplied with
a storage case.
11853A 50-ohm type-N accessory kit
Includes
Type-N (f) short
Type-N (m) short
Type-N (m) to N (m) adapter
Type-N (f) to N (f) adapter
Part number
HP 11511A
HP 11512A
1250-1475
1250-1472
11854A 50-ohm BNC accessory kit
Includes
Type-N (m) to BNC female adapter
Type-N (m) to BNC male adapter
Type-N (f) to BNC male adapter
Type-N (f) to BNC female adapter
BNC (m) short
Part number
1250-1476
1250-1473
1250-1477
1250-1474
1250-0929
75-Ohm Accessory Kits
The 11855A 75-ohm type-N and the 11856A 75-ohm
BNC accessory kits provide the RF components
generally required when using either the 85046B
or the 11850D power splitter with the 8753ES
Option 011 when measuring devices having 75-ohm
type-N or BNC connectors. These kits are supplied
with a storage case.
11855A 75-ohm type-N accessory kit
Includes
Type-N (f) short
Type-N (m) short
Type-N (m) to N (m) adapter
Type-N (f) to N (f) adapter
Type-N (m) termination
Part number
1250-1531
1250-1530
1250-1528
1250-1529
1250-1532
11856A 75-ohm BNC accessory kit
Includes
Type-N (m) to BNC (f) adapter
Type-N (m) to BNC (m) adapter
Type-N (f) to BNC (m) adapter
Type-N (f) to BNC (f) adapter
BNC (m) short
BNC (m) termination
Part number
1250-1535
1250-1533
1250-1534
1250-1536
1250-0929
11652-60010
RF Limiter
Externally attaches to one or both ports of the
analyzer. Provides protection against potential
high-power transients from external devices.
Specifications
11930A 7-mm RF limiter
Frequency range
DC to 6 GHz
Nominal insertion loss
DC to 3 GHz
1.0 dB
3 GHz to 6 GHz
1.5 dB
Return loss
DC to 3 GHz
22 dB
3 GHz to 6 GHz
20 dB
Maximum input power
3W
Maximum DC
30 V, 350 mA
11930B 50-ohm type-N RF limiter2
Frequency range
5 MHz to 6 GHz
Nominal insertion loss
5 MHz to 3 GHz
1.0 dB1
3 GHz to 6 GHz
1.5 dB
Return loss
5 MHz to 3 GHz 21 dB1
3 GHz to 6 GHz 17 dB
Maximum input power
3W
85024A High-Frequency Probe
Two probes may be powered directly from the
front panel of the 8753ET/ES. Refer to technical
specifications, Agilent literature #5954-8393,
for more information.
Specifications
Input capacitance
(at 500 MHz)
Input resistance
Bandwidth
Gain (at 500 MHz)
Frequency response
300 kHz to 1 GHz
1 GHz to 3 GHz
Input voltage for
<1 dB compression
Supplement characteristics
Noise figure
<100 MHz
100 MHz to 3 GHz
Includes
Type-N (m) adapter
10:1 divider
Spare 12 mil probes
2.5-inch ground lead
Hook tip
Spanner tip
Probe tip nut driver
<0.7 pF (nominal)
1 Megohm (nominal)
300 kHz to 3 GHz
0 dB ±1 dB
±1 dB
+2, -3 dB
0.3 V
<50 dB
<25 dB
Part/model number
11880A
11881A
85024-20012
01223-61302
10229
5060-0549
8710-1806
1. Return loss and insertion loss limited below 16 MHz by series capacitor.
2. Internal bias tees cannot be used with this limiter.
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Accessories
Agilent 8347A RF Amplifier
The 8347A RF amplifier delivers increased
power across a 300 kHz to 3 GHz frequency
range. The 8347A provides leveled output power
without using an external coupler and detector,
since these parts are built-in. The external ALC
can be directly connected to the external AM
input on the 8753ET/ES. This capability is especially useful for achieving high dynamic range
measurements at faster sweep rates.
Specifications
Frequency
Gain
Output power (leveled)
Maximum output power
Leveled power flatness
Impedance
SWR
Input
Output
Spectral purity
Harmonics
Third-order intercept
Typical noise figure
100 MHz to 3 GHz
RF connectors
Dimensions
Weight
100 kHz to 3 GHz
25 dB minimum
+5 dBm to +20 dBm
(adjustable)
24 dBm typical
±1.5 dB
50 ohms nominal
2.2:1 max
1.6:1 (ALC on)
-20 dBc at dBm
+30 dBm (nominal)
13.5 dB
Type-N female
102-mm H x 213-mm
W x 297-mm D
(4.0 in x 8.4 in x 11.7 in)
net 3.5 kg (7.7 lb)
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