Agilent Technologies E4403B Water Dispenser User Manual

Specifications Guide
Agilent Technologies
ESA-L Series Spectrum Analyzers
This manual provides documentation for the following instruments:
ESA-L Series
E4403B (9 kHz – 3.0 GHz)
E4408B (9 kHz – 26.5 GHz)
E4411B (9 kHz – 1.5 GHz)
Manufacturing Part Number: E4403-90036
Supersedes: E4403-90032
Printed in USA
September 2003
© Copyright 2000 - 2003 Agilent Technologies
The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice.
Agilent Technologies makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material,
including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose. Agilent Technologies shall not be liable for errors
contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the
furnishing, performance, or use of this material.
The following safety symbols are used throughout this manual. Familiarize
yourself with the symbols and their meaning before operating this instrument.
WARNING
Warning denotes a hazard. It calls attention to a procedure which, if not
correctly performed or adhered to, could result in injury or loss of life. Do not
proceed beyond a warning note until the indicated conditions are fully
understood and met.
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 protected 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.
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.
CAUTION
Caution denotes a hazard. It calls attention to a procedure that, if not correctly
performed or adhered to, could result in damage to or destruction of the
instrument. Do not proceed beyond a caution sign until the indicated conditions are
fully understood and met.
CAUTION
Always use the three-prong ac power cord supplied with this product. Failure to
ensure adequate earth grounding by not using this cord may cause product damage.
CAUTION
This instrument has autoranging line voltage input, be sure the supply voltage is
within the specified range.
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Warranty
This Agilent Technologies instrument product is warranted against defects in
material and workmanship for a period of one year from date of shipment. During
the warranty period, Agilent Technologies Company will, at its option, either
repair or replace products which prove to be defective.
For warranty service or repair, this product must be returned to a service facility
designated by Agilent Technologies. Buyer shall prepay shipping charges to
Agilent Technologies and Agilent Technologies shall pay shipping charges to
return the product to Buyer. However, Buyer shall pay all shipping charges, duties,
and taxes for products returned to Agilent Technologies from another country.
Agilent Technologies warrants that its software and firmware designated by
Agilent Technologies for use with an instrument will execute its programming
instructions when properly installed on that instrument. Agilent Technologies does
not warrant that the operation of the instrument, or software, or firmware will be
uninterrupted or error-free.
LIMITATION OF WARRANTY
The foregoing warranty shall not apply to defects resulting from improper or
inadequate maintenance by Buyer, Buyer-supplied software or interfacing,
unauthorized modification or misuse, operation outside of the environmental
specifications for the product, or improper site preparation or maintenance.
NO OTHER WARRANTY IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. AGILENT
TECHNOLOGIES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES
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LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT,
OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
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Documentation is updated periodically. For the latest information about Agilent
Spectrum Analyzers, including firmware upgrades and application information,
please visit the following Internet URL:
http://www.agilent.com/find/esa
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Contents
2. Agilent E4408B Specifications and Characteristics
About This Chapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Amplitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Tracking Generator (Option 1DN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Inputs and Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Regulatory Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
3. Agilent E4411B Specifications and Characteristics
About This Chapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Amplitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Tracking Generator (Option 1DN or 1DQ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Inputs and Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Internal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Regulatory Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
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1. Agilent E4403B Specifications and Characteristics
About This Chapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Amplitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Tracking Generator (Option 1DN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Inputs and Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Regulatory Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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Characteristics
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and Characteristics
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Agilent E4403B Specifications and Characteristics
About This Chapter
About This Chapter
This chapter contains specifications and characteristics for the Agilent
E4403B spectrum analyzer. The distinction between specifications and
characteristics is described as follows.
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
• Specifications describe the performance of parameters covered by
the product warranty. (The temperature range is 0 °C to 55 °C,
unless otherwise noted.)
• Characteristics describe product performance that is useful in the
application of the product, but is not covered by the product
warranty.
• Typical performance describes additional product performance
information that is not covered by the product warranty. It is
performance beyond specification that 80% of the units exhibit with
a 95% confidence level over the temperature range 20 to 30 °C.
Typical performance does not include measurement uncertainty.
• Nominal values indicate the expected performance, or describe
product performance that is useful in the application of the product,
but is not covered by the product warranty.
The following conditions must be met for the analyzer to meet its
specifications.
o The analyzer is within the one year calibration cycle.
o If Auto Align All is selected:
— After 2 hours of storage within the operating temperature range.
— 5 minutes after the analyzer is turned on with sweep times less
than 4 seconds.
— After the front-panel amplitude reference is connected to the
INPUT, and Align Now RF has been run, after the analyzer is
turned on. And, once every 24 hours, or if ambient temperature
changes more than 30 °C.
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o If Auto Align Off is selected:
— When the analyzer is at a constant temperature, within the
operating temperature range, for a minimum of 90 minutes.
— After the analyzer is turned on for a minimum of 90 minutes, the
front panel amplitude reference has been connected to the
INPUT, and Align Now All has been run.
— When Align Now All is run:
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
• Every hour
• If the ambient temperature changes more than 3 °C
• If the 10 MHz reference changes
— When Align Now RF is run (with the front-panel amplitude
reference connected to the INPUT):
• Every 24 hours
• If the ambient temperature changes more than 30 °C
o If Auto Align All but RF is selected:
— When the analyzer is at a constant temperature, within the
operating temperature range, for a minimum of 90 minutes.
— After the analyzer is turned on for a minimum of 90 minutes, the
front panel amplitude reference has been connected to the
INPUT, and Align Now RF has been run.
— When Align Now RF is run (with the front-panel amplitude
reference connected to the INPUT):
• Every hour
• If the ambient temperature changes more than 3 °C
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Frequency
Frequency
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Frequency Range
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
9 kHz to 3.0 GHz
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Aging Rate
±2 × 10–6/year
±1.0 × 10–7/day, characteristic
Settability
±5 × 10–7
Temperature Stability
±5 × 10–6
Frequency Reference
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Frequency Readout
Accuracy
(Start, Stop, Center, Marker)
±((frequency indication ×
frequency reference errora)
+ 0.75% of span
+ 15% of RBW
+ 10 Hz)
a. Frequency reference error = (aging rate × period of time since adjustment + settability +
temperature stability).
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Marker Frequency
Counter
Resolution
Selectable from 1 Hz to
100 kHz
Accuracya
±(marker frequency ×
frequency reference errorb +
counter resolution)
a. Marker level to displayed noise level > 25 dB, RBW/ Span ≥ 0.002, frequency offset = 0
Hz.
b. Frequency reference error = (aging rate × period of time since adjustment + settability +
temperature stability).
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Frequency
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Frequency Span
Range
0 Hz (zero span), 100 Hz to
3 GHz
Resolution
2 Hz
Accuracy
±1.0% of span
Supplemental Information
Sweep Time
4 ms to 4000 sa
Range
Tracking Generator On
(Option 1DN)
50 ms is the minimum sweep
time
Accuracy
(Span = 0 Hz)
±1%
4 ms to 4000 sa
Sweep Triggerb
Free Run, Single, Line, Videoc,
External, Delayed, Offsetd
Delayed Trigger,e
Range
1 µs to 400 s
Resolution
delay
in seconds-------------------------------------65000
rounded up to nearest µs
±(500 νσ + (0.01% of delay))
Accuracy
Offset Triggerd
Resolution
sweep
time-------------------------400
Range
±327 ms to ±323 ks
Where ST = sweep time
– 32766 × ST 32365 × ST
------------------------------- to ---------------------------400
400
a. For firmware revisions prior to A.04.00, 5 ms to 2000 s.
b. Auto align is suspended in video, external, and delayed trigger modes while waiting for a
trigger event to occur.
c. Unavailable when RBW ≤ 300 Hz (Option 1DR).
d. For firmware revision A.04.00 or later.
e. Delayed trigger is available with line and external trigger.
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Specifications
Agilent E4403B Specifications and Characteristics
Frequency
Specifications
Sweep (trace) Points
Supplemental Information
401
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Resolution Bandwidth
(RBW)
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
Range
–3 dB bandwidth
1 kHz to 3 MHz, in 1-3-10
sequence, 5 MHz
(Option 1DR)
Adds 100, 300 Hz a
–6 dB bandwidth (EMI)
9 kHz and 120 kHz
Add 200 Hz a
(Option 1DR)
Accuracy
100 Hz to 300 Hz (–3 dB)
RBW
(Option 1DR)
±10%
1 kHz to 3 MHz (–3 dB)
RBW
±15%
5 MHz (–3 dB) RBW
±30%
9 kHz, 120 kHz (–6 dB)
RBW
(EMI)
±20%
200 Hz (–6 dB) RBW (EMI)
(Option 1DR)
±10%
Shape
100 Hz to 300 Hz RBW
(Option 1DR)
Digital, approximately
Gaussian shape
1 kHz to 5 MHz RBW
Synchronously tuned four
poles, approximately
Gaussian shape
Selectivity (60 dB/3 dB
bandwidth ratio)
100 Hz to 300 Hz RBW
(Option 1DR)
<5:1, nominal
1 kHz to 5 MHz RBW
<15:1, nominal
a. Only available in spans ≤5 MHz, sweep times ≥ 4 ms, and not usable with tracking generator on (Option 1DN).
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Frequency
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Range
30 Hz to 1 MHz in 1-3-10
sequence
3 MHz, characteristic
(Option 1DR)
Adds 1, 3, 10 Hz for RBW’s
<1 kHz
Video Bandwidth (VBW)
(–3 dB)
±30%, characteristic
Shape
Post detection, single pole lowpass filter used to average
displayed noise
Video bandwidths below 30 Hz
are digital bandwidths with
anti-aliasing filtering.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Stability
Noise Sidebands
(Offset from CW signal with
1 kHz RBW, 30 Hz VBW and
sample detector)
≥1 kHz (Option 1DR)
≤ −78 dBc/Hz, typical
≥10 kHz
≤ −90 dBc/Hz
≤ −94 dBc/Hz, typical
≥20 kHz
≤ −100 dBc/Hz
≤ −105 dBc/Hz, typical
≥30 kHz
≤ −106 dBc/Hz
≤ −112 dBc/Hz, typical
≥100 kHz
≤ −118 dBc/Hz
≤ −122 dBc/Hz, typical
Residual FM
1 kHz RBW, 1 kHz VBW
≤150 Hz p–p in 100 ms
≤30 Hz p–p in 20 ms,
characteristic
100 Hz RBW, 100 Hz VBW
(Option 1DR)
System-Related Sidebands,
offset from CW signal
≥30 kHz
≤ −65 dBc
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Accuracy
Agilent E4403B Specifications and Characteristics
Frequency
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
Noise Sidebands Normalized to 1 Hz Versus Offset from Carrier
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Amplitude
Amplitude
Amplitude specifications do not apply for the negative peak detector
mode.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Displayed Average Noise
Level to Maximum Safe Input
Level
Input Attenuator Range
0 to 65 dB, in 5 dB steps
0 to 75 dB, in 5 dB steps,
characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Maximum Safe Input Level
Average Continuous Power
+30 dBm (1 W)
(Input attenuator setting
≥5 dB)
Peak Pulse Power
(for <10 µsec pulse width,
<1% duty cycle, and input
attenuation ≥30 dB)
+50 dBm (100 W)
dc
100 Vdc
Specifications
Supplemental Information
1 dB Gain Compression
Total power at input mixer a,b
50 MHz to 3.0 GHz
0 dBm
a. Mixer power level (dBm) = input power (dBm) – input attenuation (dB).
b. For resolution bandwidths 1 kHz to 30 kHz, the maximum input signal amplitude must
be ≤ reference level +10 dB.
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Measurement Range
Agilent E4403B Specifications and Characteristics
Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Displayed Average Noise
Level
(Input terminated, 0 dB
attenuation, sample detector,
Reference Level = –70 dBm)
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
1 kHz RBW
30 Hz VBW
100 Hz RBW
1 Hz VBW
(Option 1DR)
1 MHz to 10 MHz
1 kHz RBW
30 Hz VBW
(typical)
100 Hz RBW
1 Hz VBW
(Option 1DR)
(typical)
≤ −117 dBm
≤ −126 dBm
10 MHz to 1.0 GHz
≤ −117 dBm
≤ −125 dBm
≤ −120 dBm
≤ −130 dBm
1.0 GHz to 2.0 GHz
≤ −116 dBm
≤ −124 dBm
≤ −120 dBm
≤ −130 dBm
2.0 GHz to 3.0 GHz
≤ −114 dBm
≤ −122 dBm
≤ −120 dBm
≤ −130 dBm
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Display Range
Log Scale
Ten divisions displayed;
0.1, 0.2, 0.5 dB/division and 1
to 20 dB/division in 1 dB steps
RBW ≥ 1 kHz
Calibrated 0 to −85 dB from
Reference Level
RBW ≤ 300 Hz (Option 1DR)
Calibrated 0 to −120 dBa from
Reference Level
Linear Scale
Ten divisions
Scale Units
dBm, dBmV, dBµV, dBµA, A,
V, and W
a. 0 to –70 dB range when span = 0 Hz, or when IF Gain fixed:
(:DISPlay:WINDow:TRACe:Y[:SCALe]:LOG:RANGe:AUTO OFF).
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Marker Readout
Resolution
Log scale
RBW ≥ 1 kHz
0 to −85 dB from ref level
0.04 dB
0 to −120 dB from ref level
Linear scale
0.04 dB
0.01% of Reference Level
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Frequency Responsea
10 dB attenuation
9 kHz to 3.0 GHz
20 to 30 °C
±0.5 dB
0 to 55 °C
±1.0 dB
a. Frequency response values are referenced to the amplitude at 50 MHz.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Input Attenuation
Switching Uncertainty at
50 MHz
Attenuator Setting
0 dB to 5 dB
±0.3 dB
10 dB
Reference
15 dB
±0.3 dB
20 to 65 dB attenuation
±(0.1 dB + 0.01 × Attenuator
Setting)
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Characteristics
RBW ≤ 300 Hz (Option 1DR)
Agilent E4403B Specifications and Characteristics
Amplitude
Attenuation Accuracy Relative to the 10 dB Attenuator Setting, Characteristic
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
Frequency Range
Attenuation
dc–3.0 GHz
0 dB
±0.3 dB
5 dB
±0.3 dB
10 dB
Reference
15 dB
±0.4 dB
20 dB
±0.4 dB
25 dB
±0.5 dB
30 dB
±0.5 dB
35 dB
±0.6 dB
40 dB
±0.6 dB
45 dB
±0.7 dB
50 dB
±0.7 dB
55 dB
±0.9 dB
60 dB
±0.9 dB
65 dB
±1.0 dB
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Absolute Amplitude
Accuracy
At reference settingsa
±0.4 dB
Overall Amplitude
Accuracyb
20 to 30 °C
± (0.6 dB + Absolute
Frequency Response)
a. Settings are: reference level –20 dBm; input attenuation 10 dB; center frequency 50
MHz; RBW 1 kHz; VBW 1 kHz; amplitude scale linear or log; span 2 kHz; sweep time
coupled, signal at reference level.
b. For reference level 0 to –50 dBm; input attenuation 10 dB; RBW 1 kHz; VBW 1 kHz;
amplitude scale log, log range 0 to –50 dB from reference level; sweep time coupled; signal input 0 to –50 dBm; span ≤20 κΗζ.
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
RF Input VSWR (at tuned
frequency)
Attenuator setting 0 dB
≤3.0:1, characteristic
100 kHz to 3 GHz
Attenuator setting 5 dB
≤1.6:1, characteristic
100 kHz to 3 GHz
9 kHz to 100 kHz
≤2.0:1, characteristic
100 kHz to 3 GHz
≤1.4:1, characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Auto Alignmenta
±0.1 dB, characteristic
Sweep-to-sweep variation
a. Set Auto Align to Off and use Align Now, All to eliminate this variation.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Resolution Bandwidth
Switching Uncertainty
(at Reference Level)
1 kHz RBW
Reference
3 kHz to 3 MHz RBW
±0.3 dB
5 MHz RBW
±0.6 dB
100 Hz to 300 Hz RBW
(Option 1DR)
±0.3 dB
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Attenuator setting 10 to 65 dB
Agilent E4403B Specifications and Characteristics
Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Reference Level
Range
–149.9 dBm to maximum
mixer level + attenuator
setting
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Characteristics
Resolution
Log Scale
±0.1 dB
Linear Scale
±0.12% of Reference Level
Accuracy (at a fixed frequency,
a fixed attenuator, and
referenced to −30 dBm)
Reference Level (dBm) – input
attenuator setting (dB)
–10 dBm to > –60 dBm
±0.3 dB
–60 dBm to > –85 dBm
±0.5 dB
–85 dBm to –90 dBm
±0.7 dB
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Display Scale Switching
Uncertainty
Switching between
Linear and Log
±0.15 dB at reference level
Log Scale Switching
No error
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Display Scale Fidelity
Log Maximum Cumulative
RBW ≥ 1 kHz
0 to 85 dB Below
Reference
Level
±(0.3 dB + 0.01 × dB from
reference level)
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
RBW ≤ 300 Hz (Option 1DR)
Span > 0 Hz
Auto range On
0 to 98 dBa below
reference level
±(0.3 dB + 0.01 × dB from
reference level)
±2.0 dB, characteristic
> 98 to 120 dB below
reference level
Auto range Off b
0 to 60 dBa below
reference level
±(0.3 dB + 0.015 × dB from
reference level)
> 60 to 70 dB below
reference level
±1.5 dB
Span = 0 Hz
0 to 60 dB a below
reference level
±(0.3 dB + 0.015 × dB from
reference level)
> 60 to 70 dB below
reference level
±1.5 dB
Log Incremental Accuracy
0 to 80 dBa,c below reference
level
±0.4 dB/4 dB
±2% of Reference Level
Linear Accuracy
a. 0 to 30 dB for RBW = 200 Hz
b. The SCPI command for auto range off is:
(:DISPlay:WINDow:TRACe:Y[:SCALe]:LOG:RANGe:AUTO OFF)
c. 0 to 50 dB for RBWs ≤ 300 Hz and span = 0 Hz, or when auto ranging is off.
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
10 MHz to 500 MHz
< −60 dBc for −30 dBm signal
at input mixera
+30 dBm SHI (second
harmonic intercept)
500 MHz to 1.5 GHz
< −70 dBc for −30 dBm signal
at input mixera
+40 dBm SHI
Spurious Responses
Second Harmonic Distortion
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
Input Signal
Third Order Intermodulation
Distortion
10 MHz to 100 MHz
100 MHz to 3 GHz
+5 dBm TOI (third order
intercept), characteristic
< −75 dBc for two −30 dBm
signals at input mixera and
>50 kHz separation
+7.5 dBm TOI
Other Input Related Spurious
< −65 dBc for −20 dBm signal
at input mixera
>30 kHz offset
a. Mixer power level (dBm) = input power (dBm – input attentuation (dB)
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Amplitude
Specified Dynamic Range
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Residual Responses (Input
terminated and 0 dB
attenuation)
150 kHz to 3 GHz
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< −90 dBm
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Options
Options
Tracking Generator (Option 1DN)
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
The spectrum analyzer/tracking generator combination will meet its
specification after a cable (8120-5148) and adapter are connected
between RF OUT and INPUT and Align Now, TG has been run.
Specifications
Warm-up
Supplemental Information
5 minutes
Specifications
Output Frequency Range
Minimum Resolution BW
Supplemental Information
9 kHz to 3.0 GHz
Specifications
Supplemental Information
1 kHz
Not usable with resolution
bandwidths ≤300 Hz
(Option 1DR)
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Power Level
Range
–2 to −66 dBm
Resolution
0.1 dB
Absolute Accuracy (at 50 MHz
with coupled source
attenuator, referenced to
–20 dBm)
± 0.75 dB
Vernier
Range
8 dB
Accuracy (with coupled
source attenuator, 50 MHz,
–20 dBm)
Incremental
±0.2 dB/dB
Cumulative
±0.5 dB, total
Output Attenuator Range
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0 to 56 dB in 8 dB steps
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Options
Specifications
Maximum Safe Reverse
Level
Supplemental Information
+30 dBm (1 W), 50 Vdc,
characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Power Sweep
(−10 to −2 dBm) − (Source
Attenuator Setting)
Resolution
0.1 dB
Accuracy (zero span)
<1 dB peak-to-peak
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Flatness
Referenced to 50 MHz,
–20 dBm
9 kHz to 10 MHz
±3 dB
10 MHz to 3 GHz
±2 dB
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Spurious Outputs
(–2 dBm output)
Harmonic Spurs
TG Output 9 kHz to 20 kHz
≤ −15 dBc
TG Output 20 kHz to 3 GHz
≤ −25 dBc
Non-harmonic Spurs
TG Output 9 kHz to 2 GHz
≤ −27 dBc
TG Output 2 GHz to 3 GHz
≤ −23 dBc
LO Feedthrough
≤ −16 dBm
LO Frequency
3.921409 GHz to
6.9214 GHz
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Characteristics
Range
Agilent E4403B Specifications and Characteristics
Options
Specifications
Dynamic Range
Supplemental Information
Maximum Output Power Level
– Displayed Average Noise
Level
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
Output Tracking
Drift
1.5 kHz/5 minute,
characteristic
Swept Tracking Error
Usable in 1 kHz RBW after 5
minutes of warm-up
Specifications
Supplemental Information
RF Power-Off Residuals
< −120 dBm, characteristic
9 kHz to 3 GHz
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Attenuator
Repeatability
9 kHz to 300 MHz
±0.1 dB, characteristic
300 MHz to 2 GHz
±0.2 dB, characteristic
2 GHz to 3 GHz
±0.3 dB, characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output VSWR
0 dB attenuation
<2.0:1, characteristic
≥ 8 dB attenuation
<1.5:1, characteristic
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Options
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Attenuator
Accuracy
0 dB
±0.5 dB, characteristic
8 dB
±0.5 dB, characteristic
16 dB
Reference
±0.5 dB, characteristic
32 dB
±0.6 dB, characteristic
40 dB
±0.8 dB, characteristic
48 dB
±1.0 dB, characteristic
56 dB
±1.1 dB, characteristic
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
24 dB
Tracking Generator Output Accuracy
Relative Accuracy (Referred to –20 dBm) =
Output Attenuator Accuracy + Vernier Accuracy + Output Flatness
Absolute Accuracy =
Relative Accuracy (Referred to –20 dBm) + Absolute Accuracy at 50 MHz
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General
General
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Operating
0 to 55 °C
Floppy disk 10 to 40 °C
Storage
∠40 to 75 °C
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
Temperature Range
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Audible Noise
(ISO 7779)
Sound Pressure at 25 °C
<40 dBa, (<4.6 Bels power)
Specifications
Military Specification
Has been type tested to the
environmental specifications
of MIL-PRF-28800F class 3.
Specifications
EMI Compatibility
Supplemental Information
Supplemental Information
Conducted and radiated
emission is in compliance with
CISPR Pub. 11/1990 Group 1
Class A.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Immunity Testing
Radiated Immunity
Testing was done at 3 V/m
according to IEC 801-3/1984.
When the analyzer tuned
frequency is identical to the
immunity test signal
frequency, there may be
signals of up to −60 dBm
displayed on the screen.
Electrostatic Discharge
Air discharges of up to 8 kV
were applied according to IEC
801-2/1991. Discharges to
center pins of any of the
connectors may cause damage
to the associated circuitry.
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General
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Power Requirements
ac Operation
Voltage, frequency
90 to 132 Vrms, 47 to 440 Hz
195 to 250 Vrms, 47 to 66 Hz
Power Consumption, On
<5 W
dc Operation
Voltage
12 to 20 Vdc
Power Consumption
<200 W
Power Consumption,
Standby
<100 mW
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Measurement Speed
Local Measurement and
Display Update ratea
≥ 30/s, characteristic
Remote Measurement and
GPIB Transfer Rateb,c (Option
A4H)
≥30/s, characteristic
RF Center Frequency Tune,
Measure, and GPIB Transfer
Timeb,d (Option A4H)
≤ 90 ms, characteristic
a. Factory preset, auto align Off, fixed center frequency, RBW = 1 MHz, and spans >10 MHz
and ≤600 MHz.
b. Display Off (:DISPlay:ENABle OFF), and 32-bit integer data format (:FORMat:DATA
INT,32), if Option A4J is installed, disable sweep ramp, (:SYSTem:PORTs:IFVSweep:ENABle OFF), markers Off, single sweep, measured with IBM
compatible PC with 550 MHz Pentium III running
Windows NT 4.0, one meter GPIB cable, National Instruments PCI-GPIB card and
NI-488.2 DLL.
c. Factory preset, auto align Off, RBW = 1 MHz, span= 20 MHz, fixed center frequency,
average of 100 measurements.
d. Factory preset, auto align Off, RBW = 1 MHz, span= 20 MHz, and center frequency tune
step size = 50 MHz.
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Characteristics
Power Consumption,
Standby
<300 W
Agilent E4403B Specifications and Characteristics
General
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Data Storage
Internala
8.0 MB, nominal
External
(10 to 40 °C)
3.5" 1.44 MB, MS-DOS
compatible floppy disk
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
a. For serial numbers prior to US41440000 or MY41440000, 1 MB without Option B72, 8
MB with Option B72.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Memory Usage
State
20 kB a, nominal
State plus 401-point trace
21 kB a, nominal
Applications memory usage
8590 Compatibility
(Option 290)
0.7 MB, nominal
a. The size of state will increase depending on installed applications.
Specifications
Demod Tune and Listen
Demod
Supplemental Information
Internal speaker, front-panel
earphone jack and front-panel
volume control.
AM
(Option A4J)
An uncalibrated demodulated
signal is available on the AUX
VIDEO OUT connector at the
rear panel.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Weight (without options)
Net
15.5 kg (34.2 lb),
characteristic
Shipping
27.4 kg (60.4 lb),
characteristic
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General
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Displaya
640 × 480
Resolution
a. The LCD display is manufactured using high precision technology. However, there may
be up to six bright points (white, blue, red or green in color) that constantly appear on the
LCD screen. These points are normal in the manufacturing process and do not affect the
measurement integrity of the product in any way.
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
Dimensions
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Inputs and Outputs
Inputs and Outputs
Front Panel
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
INPUT 50 Ω
Connector
Type-N female
Impedance
50 Ω, nominal
LO Emissions
< –70 dBm, characteristic.
Average level of 1st LO,
3.9214 to 6.9214 GHz, present
at INPUT 50 Ω connector.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
RF OUT 50 Ω, (Option 1DN)
Connector
Type-N female
50 Ω, nominal
Impedance
Specifications
AMPTD REF OUT a
Connector
Supplemental Information
Amplitude Reference
BNC female
Impedance
50 Ω, nominal
Frequency
50 MHz
Frequency Accuracy
Frequency reference errorb
50 Ω Amplitudec
−20 dBm, nominal
a. Turn the amplitude reference on/off by pressing the keys: Input/Output, Amptd Ref Out.
b. Frequency reference error = (aging rate × period of time since adjustment + settability +
temperature stability).
c. The internal amplitude reference actual power is stored internally.
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Inputs and Outputs
Specifications
Supplemental Information
PROBE POWER
+15 Vdc, ±7% at 150 mA max.,
characteristic
Voltage/Current
−12.6 Vdc ±10% at 150 mA
max., characteristic
EXT KEYBOARDa
Connector
Supplemental Information
Used for entering screen titles
and filenames only. Interface
compatible with most
IBM-compatible PC
keyboards.
6-pin mini-DIN
a. The feature is not implemented in firmware revisions prior to A.04.00.
Specifications
Speaker
Supplemental Information
Front panel knob controls
volume
Specifications
Headphone
Supplemental Information
Front panel knob controls
volume
Connector
3.5 mm (1/8 inch) miniature
audio jack
0.2 W into 4 Ω, characteristic
Power Output
Rear Panel
Specifications
Supplemental Information
10 MHz REF OUT
Connector
BNC female
Impedance
50 Ω, nominal
Output Amplitude
>0 dBm, characteristic
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Characteristics
Specifications
Agilent E4403B Specifications and Characteristics
Inputs and Outputs
Specifications
Supplemental Information
BNC female
Note: Analyzer noise
sidebands and spurious
response performance may be
affected by the quality of the
external reference used.
10 MHz REF IN
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
Connector
Impedance
50 Ω, nominal
Input Amplitude Range
−15 to +10 dBm, characteristic
Frequency
10 MHz, nominal
Specifications
Supplemental Information
GATE TRIG/EXT TRIG IN
Connector
BNC female
External Trigger Input
Trigger Level
Selectable positive or negative
edge initiates sweep in EXT
TRIG mode (5 V TTL)
Specifications
Supplemental Information
GATE/HI SWP OUT
Connector
BNC female
High Sweep Output
Level
High = sweepa; Low = retrace
(5 V TTL)
a. High sweep may be high longer than the indicated sweep times.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
VGA OUTPUT
Connector
VGA compatible, 15-pin mini
D-SUB
Format
VGA (31.5 kHz horizontal,
60 Hz vertical sync rates,
non-interlaced) Analog RGB
640 × 480
Resolution
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Inputs and Outputs
Specifications
Supplemental Information
ΡΒΩ ≥ 1 κΗζ
AUX IF OUT
(Option A4J)
Connector
BNC female
21.4 MHz, nominal
Amplitude (for signal at
reference level and for
reference levels – input
attenuation of –10 to
–70 dBm)
−10 dBm (uncorrected),
characteristic
Impedance
50 Ω, nominal
Specifications
Supplemental Information
ΡΒΩ ≥ 1 κΗζ
AUX VIDEO OUT
(Option A4J)
Connector
BNC female
Amplitude Range (into
>10 kΩ)
0 to 1 V (uncorrected),
characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
HI SWP IN
(Option A4J)
Connector
BNC female
Input
Open collector, low resets and
holds the sweep (5 V TTL)
Specifications
Supplemental Information
HI SWP OUT
(Option A4J)
Connector
BNC female
High = sweepa, Low = retrace
(5 V TTL)
Output
a. High sweep may be high longer than the indicated sweep times.
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Characteristics
Frequency
Agilent E4403B Specifications and Characteristics
Inputs and Outputs
Specifications
Supplemental Information
SWP OUT
(Option A4J)
Connector
BNC female
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
Amplitude
0 to +10 V ramp,
characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
GPIB Interface
(Option A4H)
Connector
IEEE-488 bus connector
GPIB Codes
SH1, AH1, T6, SR1, RL1, PP0,
DC1, C1, C2, C3 and C28
Specifications
Supplemental Information
9-pin D-SUB male
RS-232
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Serial Interface
(Option 1AX)
Connector
Parallel Interface
(Option A4H or 1AX)
Connector
Printer port only
25-pin D-SUB female
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Regulatory Information
Regulatory Information
This product is designed for use in Installation Category II and
Pollution Degree 2 per IEC 1010 and 664 respectively.
NOTE
This product has been designed and tested in accordance with IEC
Publication 1010, Safety Requirements for Electronic Measuring
Apparatus, and has been supplied in a safe condition. The instruction
documentation contains information and warnings which must be
followed by the user to ensure safe operation and to maintain the
product in a safe condition.
The CE mark is a registered trademark of the European Community (if
accompanied by a year, it is the year when the design was proven).
The CSA mark is the Canadian Standards Association safety mark.
ISM 1-A
This is a symbol of an Industrial Scientific and Medical Group 1 Class A
product. (CISPR 11, Clause 4)
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Characteristics
CAUTION
Agilent E4403B Specifications and Characteristics
Regulatory Information
Agilent E4403B Specifications and
Characteristics
Declaration of Conformity
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Characteristics
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Agilent E4408B Specifications and Characteristics
About This Chapter
About This Chapter
This chapter contains specifications and characteristics for the Agilent
E4408B spectrum analyzer. The distinction between specifications and
characteristics is described as follows.
• Specifications describe the performance of parameters covered by
the product warranty. (The temperature range is 0 °C to 55 °C,
unless otherwise noted.)
• Characteristics describe product performance that is useful in the
application of the product, but is not covered by the product
warranty.
• Typical performance describes additional product performance
information that is not covered by the product warranty. It is
performance beyond specification that 80% of the units exhibit with
a 95% confidence level over the temperature range 20 to 30 °C.
Typical performance does not include measurement uncertainty.
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
• Nominal values indicate the expected performance, or describe
product performance that is useful in the application of the product,
but is not covered by the product warranty.
The following conditions must be met for the analyzer to meet its
specifications.
o The analyzer is within the one year calibration cycle.
o If Auto Align All is selected:
— After 2 hours of storage within the operating temperature range.
— 5 minutes after the analyzer is turned on with sweep times less
than 4 seconds.
— After the front-panel amplitude reference is connected to the
INPUT, and Align Now RF has been run, after the analyzer is
turned on. And, once every 24 hours, or if ambient temperature
changes more than 30 °C.
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About This Chapter
o If Auto Align Off is selected:
— When the analyzer is at a constant temperature, within the
operating temperature range, for a minimum of 90 minutes.
— After the analyzer is turned on for a minimum of 90 minutes, the
front panel amplitude reference has been connected to the
INPUT, and Align Now All has been run.
— When Align Now All is run:
• Every hour
• If the ambient temperature changes more than 3 °C
• If the 10 MHz reference changes
— When Align Now RF is run (with the front-panel amplitude
reference connected to the INPUT):
• Every 24 hours
• If the ambient temperature changes more than 30 °C
o If Auto Align All but RF is selected:
— When the analyzer is at a constant temperature, within the
operating temperature range, for a minimum of 90 minutes.
— When Align Now RF is run (with the front-panel amplitude
reference connected to the INPUT):
• Every hour
• If the ambient temperature changes more than 3 °C
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Characteristics
— After the analyzer is turned on for a minimum of 90 minutes, the
front panel amplitude reference has been connected to the
INPUT, and Align Now RF has been run.
Agilent E4408B Specifications and Characteristics
Frequency
Frequency
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Frequency Range
9 kHz to 26.5 GHz
Band
Harmonic Mixing Mode (Na)
0 (0 Hz to 3.0 GHz)
1–
1 (2.85 GHz to 6.7 GHz)
1–
2 (6.2 GHz to 13.2 GHz)
2–
3 (12.8 GHz to 19.2 GHz)
4–
4 (18.7 GHz to 26.5 GHz)
4–
a. N is the harmonic mixing mode. For negative mixing modes (as indicated by the “–”), the
desired 1st LO harmonic is higher than the tuned frequency by the 1st IF (3.9214 for the
9 kHz to 3 GHz band, 321.4 MHz for all other bands).
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Frequency Reference
Aging Rate
±2 × 10–6/year
Settability
±5 × 10–7
Temperature Stability
±5 × 10–6
Specifications
±1.0 × 10–7/day, characteristic
Supplemental Information
Frequency Readout
Accuracy
(Start, Stop, Center, Marker)
±((frequency indication ×
frequency reference errora)
+ 0.75% of span
+ 15% of RBW
+ 10 Hz + 1 Hz × Nb)
a. Frequency reference error = (aging rate × period of time since adjustment + settability +
temperature stability).
b. N is the harmonic mixing mode.
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Frequency
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Marker Frequency
Counter
Resolution
Selectable from 1 Hz to
100 kHz
Accuracya
±(marker frequency ×
frequency reference errorb +
counter resolution)c
a. Marker level to displayed noise level > 25 dB, RBW/ Span ≥ 0.002, frequency offset = 0
Hz.
b. Frequency reference error = (aging rate × period of time since adjustment + settability +
temperature stability).
c. For firmware revisions prior to A.03.00, add 1 Hz x N, where N is the harmonic mixing
mode.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Frequency Span
0 Hz (zero span), 100 Hz to
26.5 GHz
Resolution
2 Hz x Na
Accuracy
±1.0% of span
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Characteristics
Range
a. N is the harmonic mixing mode.
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Frequency
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Sweep Time
4 ms to 4000 sa
Range
Tracking Generator On
(Option 1DN)
50 ms is the minimum sweep
time
Accuracy
(Span = 0 Hz)
±1%
4 ms to 4000 sa
Sweep Triggerb
Free Run, Single, Line, Videoc,
External, Delayed, Offsetd
Delayed Trigger,e
Range
1 µs to 400 s
Resolution
delay
in seconds-------------------------------------65000
rounded up to nearest µs
±(500 ns + (0.01% of delay))
Accuracy
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Characteristics
Offset Triggerd
Resolution
sweep
time-------------------------400
Range
±327 ms to ±323 ks
Where ST = sweep time
– 32766 × ST 32365 × ST
------------------------------- to ---------------------------400
400
a. For firmware revisions prior to A.04.00, 5 ms to 2000 s.
b. Auto align is suspended in video, external, and delayed trigger modes while waiting for a
trigger event to occur.
c. Unavailable when RBW ≤ 300 Hz (Option 1DR).
d. For firmware revision A.04.00 or later.
e. Delayed trigger is available with line and external trigger.
Specifications
Sweep (trace) Points
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Frequency
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Resolution Bandwidth
(RBW)
Range
–3 dB bandwidth
1 kHz to 3 MHz, in 1-3-10
sequence, 5 MHz
Adds 100, 300 Hz a
(Option 1DR)
–6 dB bandwidth (EMI)
9 kHz and 120 kHz
Add 200 Hz a
(Option 1DR)
Accuracy
±10%
1 kHz to 3 MHz (–3 dB)
RBW
±15%
5 MHz (–3 dB) RBW
±30%
9 kHz, 120 kHz (–6 dB) RBW
(EMI)
±20%
200 Hz (–6 dB) RBW (EMI)
(Option 1DR)
±10%
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
100 Hz to 300 Hz (–3 dB)
RBW
(Option 1DR)
Shape
100 Hz to 300 Hz RBW
(Option 1DR)
Digital, approximately
Gaussian shape
1 kHz to 5 MHz RBW
Synchronously tuned four
poles, approximately
Gaussian shape
Selectivity (60 dB/3 dB
bandwidth ratio)
100 Hz to 300 Hz RBW
(Option 1DR)
<5:1, nominal
1 kHz to 5 MHz RBW
<15:1, nominal
a. Only available in spans ≤5 MHz, sweep times ≥ 4 ms, and not usable with tracking generator on (Option 1DN).
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Frequency
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Video Bandwidth (VBW)
(–3 dB)
Range
30 Hz to 1 MHz in 1-3-10
sequence
(Option 1DR)
Adds 1, 3, 10 Hz for RBW’s
<1 kHz
3 MHz, characteristic
Accuracy
±30%, characteristic
Shape
Post detection, single pole lowpass filter used to average
displayed noise
Video bandwidths below 30 Hz
are digital bandwidths with
anti-aliasing filtering.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
Stability
Noise Sidebands
(Offset from CW signal with
1 kHz RBW, 30 Hz VBW and
sample detector)
≥1 kHz (Option 1DR)
≤ −78 dBc/Hza, typical
≥10 kHz
≤ −90 dBc/Hza
≤ −94 dBc/Hza, typical
≥20 kHz
≤ −100 dBc/Hz a
≤ −105 dBc/Hza, typical
≥30 kHz
≤ −106 dBc/Hz a
≤ −112 dBc/Hza, typical
≥100 kHz
≤ −118 dBc/Hz a
≤ −122 dBc/Hza, typical
Residual FM
1 kHz RBW, 1 kHz VBW
≤150 Hz × N p–p in 100 ms
≤30 Hz × N p–p in 20 ms,
characteristic
100 Hz RBW, 100 Hz VBW
(Option 1DR)
System-Related Sidebands,
offset from CW signal
≥30 kHz
≤ −65 dBca
a. Add 20 Log(N) for frequencies > 6.7 GHz.
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Frequency
Noise Sidebands Normalized to 1 Hz Versus Offset from Carrier
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Characteristics
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Amplitude
Amplitude
Amplitude specifications do not apply for the negative peak detector
mode.
Specifications
Measurement Range
Displayed Average Noise
Level to Maximum Safe Input
Level
Input Attenuator Range
0 to 65 dB, in 5 dB steps
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Supplemental Information
Maximum Safe Input Level
Average Continuous Power
+30 dBm (1 W)
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
(Input attenuator setting
≥5 dB)
Peak Pulse Power
(for <10 µsec pulse width,
<1% duty cycle, and input
attenuation ≥30 dB)
+50 dBm (100 W)
dc
0 Vdc
Specifications
Supplemental Information
1 dB Gain Compression
Total power at input mixer a,b
50 MHz to 3.0 GHz
0 dBm
3.0 GHz to 6.7 GHz
0 dBm
6.7 GHz to 13.2 GHz
–3 dBm
13.2 GHz to 26.5 GHz
–5 dBm
a. Mixer power level (dBm) = input power (dBm) – input attenuation (dB).
b. For resolution bandwidths 1 kHz to 30 kHz, the maximum input signal amplitude must
be ≤ reference level +10 dB.
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Displayed Average Noise
Level
(Input terminated, 0 dB
attenuation, sample detector,
Reference Level = –70 dBm)
1 kHz RBW,
30 Hz VBW
100 Hz RBW
1 Hz VBW
(Option 1DR)
1 MHz to 10 MHz
1 kHz RBW
30 Hz VBW
(typical)
100 Hz RBW
1 Hz VBW
(Option 1DR)
(typical)
≤ −117 dBm
≤ −127 dBm
10 MHz to 1.0 GHz
≤ −116 dBm
≤ −124 dBm
≤ −119 dBm
≤ −129 dBm
1.0 GHz to 2.0 GHz
≤ −115 dBm
≤ −123 dBm
≤ −120 dBm
≤ −130 dBm
2.0 GHz to 3.0 GHz
≤ −112 dBm
≤ −120 dBm
≤ −118 dBm
≤ −128 dBm
3.0 GHz to 6.0 GHz
≤ −112 dBm
≤ −120 dBm
≤ −118 dBm
≤ −128 dBm
6.0 GHz to 12 GHz
≤ −110 dBm
≤ −118 dBm
≤ −117 dBm
≤ −127 dBm
12 GHz to 22 GHz
≤ −107 dBm
≤ −115 dBm
≤ −114 dBm
≤ −124 dBm
22 GHz to 26.5 GHz
≤ −101 dBm
≤ −109 dBm
≤ −112 dBm
≤ −122 dBm
Supplemental Information
Display Range
Log Scale
Ten divisions displayed;
0.1, 0.2, 0.5 dB/division and 1
to 20 dB/division in 1 dB steps
RBW ≥ 1 kHz
Calibrated 0 to −85 dB from
Reference Level
RBW ≤ 300 Hz (Option 1DR)
Calibrated 0 to −120 dBa from
Reference Level
Linear Scale
Ten divisions
Scale Units
dBm, dBmV, dBµV, dBµA, A,
V, and W
a. 0 to –70 dB range when span = 0 Hz, or when IF Gain fixed:
(:DISPlay:WINDow:TRACe:Y[:SCALe]:LOG:RANGe:AUTO OFF).
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Specifications
Agilent E4408B Specifications and Characteristics
Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Marker Readout
Resolution
Log scale
RBW ≥ 1 kHz
0 to −85 dB from ref level
0.04 dB
RBW ≤ 300 Hz (Option 1DR)
0 to −120 dB from ref level
Linear scale
0.04 dB
0.01% of Reference Level
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Frequency Response
Absolutea/Relative
10 dB attenuation
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
9 kHz to 3.0 GHz
20 to 30 °C
±0.5 dB
0 to 55 °C
±1.0 dB
Preselector centered for
frequency >3.0 GHz
10 dB attenuation
3.0 GHz to 6.7 GHz
Absolutea
20 to 30 °C
±1.5 dB
0 to 55 °C
±2.5 dB
Relative
20 to 30 °C
±1.3 dB
0 to 55 °C
±1.5 dB
6.7 GHz to 13.2 GHz
Absolutea
20 to 30 °C
±2.0 dB
0 to 55 °C
±3.0 dB
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Relative
20 to 30 °C
±1.8 dB
0 to 55 °C
±2.0 dB
13.2 GHz to 26.5 GHz
Absolutea
20 to 30 °C
±2.0 dB
0 to 55 °C
±3.0 dB
Relative
20 to 30 °C
±1.8 dB
0 to 55 °C
±2.0 dB
a. Absolute frequency response values are referenced to the amplitude at 50 MHz.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Input Attenuation
Switching Uncertainty at
50 MHz
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
Attenuator Setting
0 dB to 5 dB
±0.3 dB
10 dB
Reference
15 dB
±0.3 dB
20 to 65 dB attenuation
±(0.1 dB + 0.01 × Attenuator
Setting)
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Amplitude
Attenuation Accuracy Relative to the 10 dB Attenuator Setting, Characteristic
Frequency Range
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
Attenuation
dc–3 GHz
3.0–13.2 GHz
13.2–19 GHz
19–22 GHz
22–26.5 GHz
0 dB
±0.3 dB
±0.5 dB
±0.8 dB
±0.9 dB
±1.0 dB
5 dB
±0.3 dB
±0.5 dB
±0.8 dB
±0.9 dB
±1.0 dB
10 dB
Reference
Reference
Reference
Reference
Reference
15 dB
±0.4 dB
±0.5 dB
±0.8 dB
±1.0 dB
±1.5 dB
20 dB
±0.4 dB
±0.5 dB
±0.8 dB
±1.0 dB
±1.5 dB
25 dB
±0.5 dB
±0.6 dB
±0.8 dB
±1.2 dB
±2.0 dB
30 dB
±0.5 dB
±0.6 dB
±0.8 dB
±1.2 dB
±2.0 dB
35 dB
±0.6 dB
±0.7 dB
±1.0 dB
±1.8 dB
±3.0 dB
40 dB
±0.6 dB
±0.7 dB
±1.0 dB
±1.8 dB
±3.0 dB
45 dB
±0.7 dB
±1.0 dB
±1.3 dB
±2.2 dB
±3.4 dB
50 dB
±0.7 dB
±1.0 dB
±1.3 dB
±2.2 dB
±3.4 dB
55 dB
±0.9 dB
±1.1 dB
±1.6 dB
±2.7 dB
±3.5 dB
60 dB
±0.9 dB
±1.1 dB
±1.6 dB
±2.7 dB
±3.5 dB
65 dB
±1.0 dB
±1.6 dB
±2.0 dB
±3.2 dB
±3.8 dB
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Absolute Amplitude
Accuracy
At reference settingsa
±0.4 dB
Overall Amplitude Accuracyb
20 to 30 °C
± (0.6 dB + Absolute
Frequency Response)
a. Settings are: reference level –20 dBm; input attenuation 10 dB; center frequency 50
MHz; RBW 1 kHz; VBW 1 kHz; amplitude scale linear or log; span 2 kHz; sweep time
coupled, signal at reference level.
b. For reference level 0 to –50 dBm; input attenuation 10 dB; RBW 1 kHz; VBW 1 kHz;
amplitude scale log, log range 0 to –50 dB from reference level; sweep time coupled; signal input 0 to –50 dBm; span ≤20 kHz.
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
RF Input VSWR (at tuned
frequency)
Attenuator setting 0 dB
≤3.0:1,
characteristic
9 kHz to 26.5 GHz
Attenuator setting 5 dB
9 kHz to 100 kHz
≤2.0:1,
characteristic
100 kHz to 6.7 GHz
≤1.4:1,
characteristic
6.7 GHz to 13.2 GHz
≤1.7:1,
characteristic
13.2 GHz to 22.0 GHz
≤2.3:1,
characteristic
22.0 GHz to 26.5 GHz
≤2.6:1,
characteristic
Attenuator setting 10 to 65 dB
≤1.3:1,
characteristic
6.7 GHz to 13.2 GHz
≤1.5:1,
characteristic
13.2 GHz to 22.0 GHz
≤2.0:1,
characteristic
22.0 GHz to 26.5 GHz
≤2.2:1,
characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Auto Alignmenta
Sweep-to-sweep variation
±0.1 dB, characteristic
a. Set Auto Align to Off and use Align Now, All to eliminate this variation.
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Characteristics
9 kHz to 6.7 GHz
Agilent E4408B Specifications and Characteristics
Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Resolution Bandwidth
Switching Uncertainty
(at Reference Level)
1 kHz RBW
Reference
3 kHz to 3 MHz RBW
±0.3 dB
5 MHz RBW
±0.6 dB
100 Hz to 300 Hz RBW
(Option 1DR)
±0.3 dB
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Reference Level
Range
–149.9 dBm to maximum
mixer level + attenuator
setting
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
Resolution
Log Scale
±0.1 dB
Linear Scale
±0.12% of Reference Level
Accuracy (at a fixed frequency,
a fixed attenuator, and
referenced to −30 dBm)
Reference Level (dBm) – input
attenuator setting (dB)
–10 dBm to > –60 dBm
±0.3 dB
–60 dBm to > –85 dBm
±0.5 dB
–85 dBm to –90 dBm
±0.7 dB
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Display Scale Switching
Uncertainty
Switching between
Linear and Log
±0.15 dB at reference level
Log Scale Switching
No error
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Display Scale Fidelity
Log Maximum Cumulative
RBW ≥ 1 kHz
0 to 85 dB Below
Reference
Level
±(0.3 dB + 0.01 × dB from
reference level)
RBW ≤ 300 Hz (Option 1DR)
Span > 0 Hz
Auto range On
0 to 98 dBa below
reference level
±(0.3 dB + 0.01 × dB from
reference level)
±2.0 dB, characteristic
> 98 to 120 dB below
reference level
Auto range Off b
±(0.3 dB + 0.015 × dB from
reference level)
> 60 to 70 dB below
reference level
±1.5 dB
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Characteristics
0 to 60 dBa below
reference level
Span = 0 Hz
0 to 60 dB a below
reference level
±(0.3 dB + 0.015 × dB from
reference level)
> 60 to 70 dB below
reference level
±1.5 dB
Log Incremental Accuracy
0 to 80 dBa,c below reference
level
±0.4 dB/4 dB
±2% of Reference Level
Linear Accuracy
a. 0 to 30 dB for RBW = 200 Hz
b. The SCPI command for auto range off is:
(:DISPlay:WINDow:TRACe:Y[:SCALe]:LOG:RANGe:AUTO OFF)
c. 0 to 50 dB for RBWs ≤ 300 Hz and span = 0 Hz, or when auto ranging is off.
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Spurious Responses
Second Harmonic Distortion
Input Signal
10 MHz to 500 MHz
< −60 dBc for −30 dBm signal
at input mixera
+30 dBm SHI (second
harmonic intercept)
500 MHz to 1.5 GHz
< −70 dBc for −30 dBm signal
at input mixera
+40 dBm SHI
< −80 dBc for −10 dBm signal
+70 dBm SHI
1.5 GHz to 2.0 GHz
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
at input mixera
2.0 GHz to 3.35 GHz
< −95 dBcb for −10 dBm signal
at input mixera
+85 dBm SHI
3.35 GHz to 6.6 GHz
< −95 dBcb for −10 dBm signal
at input mixera
+85 dBm SHI
6.6 GHz to 13.25 GHz
< −95 dBcb for −10 dBm signal
at input mixera
+85 dBm SHI
Third Order Intermodulation
Distortion
10 MHz to 100 MHz
+5 dBm TOI (third order
intercept), characteristic
100 MHz to 3 GHz
< −75 dBc for two −30 dBm
signals at input mixera and
>50 kHz separation
+7.5 dBm TOI
3.0 GHz to 6.7 GHz
< −75 dBc for two −30 dBm
signals at input mixera and
>50 kHz separation
+7.5 dBm TOI
6.7 GHz to 13.2 GHz
< −70 dBc for two −30 dBm
signals at input mixera and
>50 kHz separation
+5.0 dBm TOI
13.2 GHz to 26.5 GHz
< −70 dBc for two −30 dBm
signals at input mixera and
>50 kHz separation
+5.0 dBm TOI
Other Input Related Spurious
Inband Responses
< −65 dBc for −20 dBm signal
at input mixera
>30 kHz offset
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Amplitude
Specifications
Out-of-band Responses
Supplemental Information
< −80 dBc for –10 dBm signal
at input mixera
a. Mixer power level (dBm) = input power (dBm – input attentuation (dB)
b. or signal below displayed average noise level.
Specified Dynamic Range
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Residual Responses (Input
terminated and 0 dB
attenuation)
150 kHz to 6.7 GHz
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Options
Options
Tracking Generator (Option 1DN)
The spectrum analyzer/tracking generator combination will meet its
specification after a cable (8120-5148) and adapter are connected
between RF OUT and INPUT and Align Now, TG has been run.
Specifications
Warm-up
5 minutes
Specifications
Output Frequency Range
Minimum Resolution BW
Supplemental Information
9 kHz to 3.0 GHz
Specifications
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
Supplemental Information
1 kHz
Supplemental Information
Not usable with resolution
bandwidths ≤300 Hz
(Option 1DR)
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Power Level
Range
–2 to −66 dBm
Resolution
0.1 dB
Absolute Accuracy (at 50 MHz
with coupled source
attenuator, referenced to
–20 dBm)
± 0.75 dB
Vernier
Range
8 dB
Accuracy (with coupled
source attenuator, 50 MHz,
–20 dBm)
Incremental
±0.2 dB/dB
Cumulative
±0.5 dB, total
Output Attenuator Range
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0 to 56 dB in 8 dB steps
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Options
Specifications
Maximum Safe Reverse
Level
Supplemental Information
+30 dBm (1 W), 50 Vdc,
characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Power Sweep
Range
(−10 to −2 dBm) − (Source
Attenuator Setting)
Resolution
0.1 dB
Accuracy (zero span)
<1 dB peak-to-peak
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Flatness
Referenced to 50 MHz,
–20 dBm
9 kHz to 10 MHz
±3 dB
10 MHz to 3 GHz
±2 dB
(–2 dBm output)
Harmonic Spurs
TG Output 9 kHz to 20 kHz
≤ −15 dBc
TG Output 20 kHz to 3 GHz
≤ −25 dBc
Non-harmonic Spurs
TG Output 9 kHz to 2 GHz
≤ −27 dBc
TG Output 2 GHz to 3 GHz
≤ −23 dBc
LO Feedthrough
≤ −16 dBm
LO Frequency
3.921409 GHz to
6.9214 GHz
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Characteristics
Spurious Outputs
Agilent E4408B Specifications and Characteristics
Options
Specifications
Dynamic Range
Supplemental Information
Maximum Output Power Level
– Displayed Average Noise
Level
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Tracking
Drift
1.5 kHz/5 minute,
characteristic
Swept Tracking Error
Usable in 1 kHz RBW after 5
minutes of warm-up
Specifications
Supplemental Information
RF Power-Off Residuals
< −120 dBm, characteristic
9 kHz to 3 GHz
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Attenuator
Repeatability
9 kHz to 300 MHz
±0.1 dB, characteristic
300 MHz to 2 GHz
±0.2 dB, characteristic
2 GHz to 3 GHz
±0.3 dB, characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output VSWR
0 dB attenuation
<2.0:1, characteristic
≥ 8 dB attenuation
<1.5:1, characteristic
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Options
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Attenuator
Accuracy
0 dB
±0.5 dB, characteristic
8 dB
±0.5 dB, characteristic
16 dB
Reference
24 dB
±0.5 dB, characteristic
32 dB
±0.6 dB, characteristic
40 dB
±0.8 dB, characteristic
48 dB
±1.0 dB, characteristic
56 dB
±1.1 dB, characteristic
Tracking Generator Output Accuracy
Relative Accuracy (Referred to –20 dBm) =
Output Attenuator Accuracy + Vernier Accuracy + Output Flatness
Absolute Accuracy =
Relative Accuracy (Referred to –20 dBm) + Absolute Accuracy at 50 MHz
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General
General
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Temperature Range
Operating
0 to 55 °C
Storage
–40 to 75 °C
Specifications
Floppy disk 10 to 40 °C
Supplemental Information
Audible Noise
(ISO 7779)
Sound Pressure at 25 °C
<40 dBa, (<4.6 Bels power)
Specifications
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
Military Specification
Has been type tested to the
environmental specifications
of MIL-PRF-28800F class 3.
Specifications
EMI Compatibility
Supplemental Information
Supplemental Information
Conducted and radiated
emission is in compliance with
CISPR Pub. 11/1990 Group 1
Class A.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Immunity Testing
Radiated Immunity
Testing was done at 3 V/m
according to IEC 801-3/1984.
When the analyzer tuned
frequency is identical to the
immunity test signal
frequency, there may be
signals of up to −60 dBm
displayed on the screen.
Electrostatic Discharge
Air discharges of up to 8 kV
were applied according to IEC
801-2/1991. Discharges to
center pins of any of the
connectors may cause damage
to the associated circuitry.
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General
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Power Requirements
ac Operation
Voltage, frequency
90 to 132 Vrms, 47 to 440 Hz
195 to 250 Vrms, 47 to 66 Hz
Power Consumption, On
Power Consumption,
Standby
<300 W
<5 W
dc Operation
Voltage
12 to 20 Vdc
Power Consumption
<200 W
Power Consumption,
Standby
<100 mW
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Measurement Speed
≥ 28/s, characteristic
Remote Measurement and
GPIB Transfer Rateb,c
≥ 28/s, characteristic
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
Local Measurement and
Display Update ratea
(Option A4H)
RF Center Frequency Tune,
Measure, and GPIB Transfer
Timeb,d (Option A4H)
≤ 90 ms, characteristic
a. Factory preset, auto align Off, fixed center frequency, RBW = 1 MHz, spans >10 MHz and
≤600 MHz, and stop frequency ≤3 GHz.
b. Display Off (:DISPlay:ENABle OFF), and 32-bit integer data format (:FORMat:DATA
INT,32), if Option A4J is installed, disable sweep ramp, (:SYSTem:PORTs:IFVSweep:ENABle OFF), markers Off, single sweep, measured with IBM
compatible PC with 550 MHz Pentium III running Windows NT 4.0, one meter GPIB
cable, National Instruments PCI-GPIB card and NI-488.2 DLL
c. Factory preset, auto align Off, fixed center frequency, RBW = 1 MHz, and span = 20 MHz,
stop frequency ≤3 GHz, average of 100 measurements.
d. Factory preset, auto align Off, RBW = 1 MHz, span = 20 MHz, stop frequency ≤3 GHz,
center frequency tune step size = 50 MHz.
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General
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Data Storage
Internala
8.0 MB, nominal
External
(10 to 40 °C)
3.5" 1.44 MB, MS-DOS
compatible floppy disk
a. For serial numbers prior to US41440000 or MY41440000, 1 MB without Option B72, 8
MB with Option B72.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Memory Usage
State
20 kB a, nominal
State plus 401-point trace
21 kB a, nominal
Applications memory usage
8590 Compatibility
(Option 290)
0.7 MB, nominal
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
a. The size of state will increase depending on installed applications.
Specifications
Demod Tune and Listen
Demod
Supplemental Information
Internal speaker, front-panel
earphone jack and front-panel
volume control.
AM
An uncalibrated demodulated
signal is available on the AUX
VIDEO OUT connector at the
rear panel.
(Option A4J)
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Weight (without options)
Net
17.1 kg (37.7 lb),
characteristic
Shipping
31.9 kg (70.3 lb),
characteristic
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General
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Displaya
640 × 480
Resolution
a. The LCD display is manufactured using high precision technology. However, there may
be up to six bright points (white, blue, red or green in color) that constantly appear on the
LCD screen. These points are normal in the manufacturing process and do not affect the
measurement integrity of the product in any way.
Dimensions
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Characteristics
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Inputs and Outputs
Inputs and Outputs
Front Panel
Specifications
Supplemental Information
INPUT 50 Ω
Connector
Type-N female
(Option BAB)
APC 3.5 male
50 Ω, nominal
Impedance
Specifications
Supplemental Information
RF OUT 50 Ω, (Option 1DN)
Connector
Type-N female
50 Ω, nominal
Impedance
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
Specifications
Amplitude Reference
AMPTD REF OUT a
Connector
Supplemental Information
BNC female
Impedance
50 Ω, nominal
Frequency
50 MHz
Frequency Accuracy
Frequency reference errorb
50 Ω Amplitudec
−20 dBm, nominal
a. Turn the amplitude reference on/off by pressing the keys: Input/Output, Amptd Ref Out.
b. Frequency reference error = (aging rate × period of time since adjustment + settability +
temperature stability).
c. The internal amplitude reference actual power is stored internally.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
PROBE POWER
+15 Vdc, ±7% at 150 mA max.,
characteristic
Voltage/Current
−12.6 Vdc ±10% at 150 mA
max., characteristic
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Inputs and Outputs
Specifications
Used for entering screen titles
and filenames only. Interface
compatible with most
IBM-compatible PC
keyboards.
EXT KEYBOARDa
Connector
Supplemental Information
6-pin mini-DIN
a. The feature is not implemented in firmware revisions prior to A.04.00.
Specifications
Speaker
Supplemental Information
Front panel knob controls
volume
Specifications
Headphone
Supplemental Information
Front panel knob controls
volume
Connector
3.5 mm (1/8 inch) miniature
audio jack
0.2 W into 4 Ω, characteristic
Power Output
Specifications
Supplemental Information
10 MHz REF OUT
Connector
BNC female
Impedance
50 Ω, nominal
Output Amplitude
>0 dBm, characteristic
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Characteristics
Rear Panel
Agilent E4408B Specifications and Characteristics
Inputs and Outputs
Specifications
Supplemental Information
10 MHz REF IN
Connector
BNC female
Note: Analyzer noise
sidebands and spurious
response performance may be
affected by the quality of the
external reference used.
Impedance
50 Ω, nominal
Input Amplitude Range
−15 to +10 dBm, characteristic
Frequency
10 MHz, nominal
Specifications
Supplemental Information
GATE TRIG/EXT TRIG IN
Connector
BNC female
External Trigger Input
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
Trigger Level
Selectable positive or negative
edge initiates sweep in EXT
TRIG mode (5 V TTL)
Specifications
Supplemental Information
GATE/HI SWP OUT
Connector
BNC female
High Sweep Output
High = sweepa; Low = retrace
(5 V TTL)
Level
a. High sweep may be high longer than the indicated sweep times.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
VGA OUTPUT
Connector
VGA compatible, 15-pin mini
D-SUB
Format
VGA (31.5 kHz horizontal,
60 Hz vertical sync rates,
non-interlaced) Analog RGB
640 × 480
Resolution
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Inputs and Outputs
Specifications
Supplemental Information
RBW ≥ 1 kHz
AUX IF OUT
(Option A4J)
Connector
BNC female
Frequency
21.4 MHz, nominal
Amplitude (for signal at
reference level and for
reference levels – input
attenuation of –10 to
–70 dBm)
−10 dBm (uncorrected),
characteristic
Impedance
50 Ω, nominal
Specifications
Supplemental Information
RBW ≥ 1 kHz
AUX VIDEO OUT
(Option A4J)
Connector
BNC female
Amplitude Range (into
>10 kΩ)
0 to 1 V (uncorrected),
characteristic
Supplemental Information
HI SWP IN
(Option A4J)
Connector
BNC female
Input
Open collector, low resets and
holds the sweep (5 V TTL)
Specifications
Supplemental Information
HI SWP OUT
(Option A4J)
Connector
BNC female
High = sweepa, Low = retrace
(5 V TTL)
Output
a. High sweep may be high longer than the indicated sweep times.
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Characteristics
Specifications
Agilent E4408B Specifications and Characteristics
Inputs and Outputs
Specifications
Supplemental Information
SWP OUT
(Option A4J)
Connector
BNC female
Amplitude
0 to +10 V ramp,
characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
PRESEL TUNE OUTPUT
Connector
BNC female
Load Impedance (dc coupled)
> 10 kΩ, nominal
Range
0 to +10 V, characteristic
Sensitivity
0.33 V/GHz of tuned frequency
> 3 GHz, characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
GPIB Interface
(Option A4H)
Connector
IEEE-488 bus connector
GPIB Codes
SH1, AH1, T6, SR1, RL1, PP0,
DC1, C1, C2, C3 and C28
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Serial Interface
(Option 1AX)
Connector
9-pin D-SUB male
Specifications
Parallel Interface
(Option A4H or 1AX)
Connector
RS-232
Supplemental Information
Printer port only
25-pin D-SUB female
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Regulatory Information
Regulatory Information
CAUTION
This product is designed for use in Installation Category II and
Pollution Degree 2 per IEC 1010 and 664 respectively.
NOTE
This product has been designed and tested in accordance with IEC
Publication 1010, Safety Requirements for Electronic Measuring
Apparatus, and has been supplied in a safe condition. The instruction
documentation contains information and warnings which must be
followed by the user to ensure safe operation and to maintain the
product in a safe condition.
The CE mark is a registered trademark of the European Community (if
accompanied by a year, it is the year when the design was proven).
The CSA mark is the Canadian Standards Association safety mark.
ISM 1-A
This is a symbol of an Industrial Scientific and Medical Group 1 Class A
product. (CISPR 11, Clause 4)
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Characteristics
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Regulatory Information
Agilent E4408B Specifications and
Characteristics
Declaration of Conformity
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Characteristics
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Characteristics
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About This Chapter
This chapter contains specifications and characteristics for the Agilent
E4411B spectrum analyzer. The distinction between specifications and
characteristics is described as follows.
• Specifications describe the performance of parameters covered by
the product warranty. (The temperature range is 0 °C to 55 °C,
unless otherwise noted.)
• Characteristics describe product performance that is useful in the
application of the product, but is not covered by the product
warranty.
• Typical performance describes additional product performance
information that is not covered by the product warranty. It is
performance beyond specification that 80% of the units exhibit with
a 95% confidence level over the temperature range 20 to 30 °C.
Typical performance does not include measurement uncertainty.
• Nominal values indicate the expected performance, or describe
product performance that is useful in the application of the product,
but is not covered by the product warranty.
The following conditions must be met for the analyzer to meet its
specifications.
o The analyzer is within the one year calibration cycle.
o If Auto Align All is selected:
— After 2 hours of storage within the operating temperature range.
— 5 minutes after the analyzer is turned on with sweep times less
than 4 seconds.
o If Auto Align Off is selected:
— When the analyzer is at a constant temperature, within the
operating temperature range, for a minimum of 90 minutes.
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— After the analyzer is turned on for a minimum of 90 minutes and
Align Now All has been run.
— When Align Now All is run:
• Every hour
• If the ambient temperature changes more than 3 °C
• If the 10 MHz reference changes
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o If Auto Align All but RF is selected:
— When the analyzer is at a constant temperature, within the
operating temperature range, for a minimum of 90 minutes.
— After the analyzer is turned on for a minimum of 90 minutes and
Align Now RF has been run.
— When Align Now RF is run:
• Every hour
• If the ambient temperature changes more than 3 °C
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Frequency
Frequency
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Frequency Range
50 Ω
9 kHz to 1.5 GHz
75 Ω (Option 1DP)
1 MHz to 1.5 GHz
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Frequency Reference
Aging Rate
±2 × 10–6/year
Settability
±5 × 10–7
Temperature Stability
±5 × 10–6
Specifications
±1.0 × 10–7/day, characteristic
Supplemental Information
Frequency Readout
Accuracy
(Start, Stop, Center, Marker)
±((frequency indication ×
frequency reference errora)
+ 0.75% of span
+ 15% of RBW
+ 10 Hz)
a. Frequency reference error = (aging rate × period of time since adjustment + settability +
temperature stability).
Specifications
Supplemental Information
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Characteristics
Marker Frequency
Counter
Resolution
Selectable from 1 Hz to
100 kHz
Accuracya
±(marker frequency ×
frequency reference errorb +
counter resolution)
a. Marker level to displayed noise level > 25 dB, RBW/ Span ≥ 0.002, frequency offset = 0
Hz.
b. Frequency reference error = (aging rate × period of time since adjustment + settability +
temperature stability).
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Frequency
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Frequency Span
Range
0 Hz (zero span), 100 Hz to
1.5 GHz
Resolution
2 Hz
Accuracy
±1.0% of span
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Sweep Time
4 ms to 4000 sa
Range
Tracking Generator On
(Option 1DN or 1DQ)
50 ms is the minimum sweep
time
Accuracy
(Span = 0 Hz)
±1%
4 ms to 4000 sa
Sweep Triggerb
Free Run, Single, Line, Videoc,
External, Delayed, Offsetd
Delayed Trigger,e
Range
1 µs to 400 s
Resolution
delay
in seconds-------------------------------------65000
rounded up to nearest µs
±(500 ns + (0.01% of delay))
Accuracy
Offset Triggerd
Resolution
sweep
time-------------------------400
Range
±327 ms to ±323 ks
Where ST = sweep time
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– 32766 × ST 32365 × ST
------------------------------- to ---------------------------400
400
a. For firmware revisions prior to A.04.00, 5 ms to 2000 s.
b. Auto align is suspended in video, external, and delayed trigger modes while waiting for a
trigger event to occur.
c. Unavailable when RBW ≤ 300 Hz (Option 1DR).
d. For firmware revision A.04.00 or later.
e. Delayed trigger is available with line and external trigger.
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Frequency
Sweep (trace) Points
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Specifications
Supplemental Information
401
Resolution Bandwidth
(RBW)
Range
–3 dB bandwidth
1 kHz to 3 MHz, in 1-3-10
sequence, 5 MHz
Adds 100, 300 Hz a
(Option 1DR)
–6 dB bandwidth (EMI)
9 kHz and 120 kHz
Add 200 Hz a
(Option 1DR)
Accuracy
100 Hz to 300 Hz (–3 dB)
RBW
(Option 1DR)
±10%
1 kHz to 3 MHz (–3 dB)
RBW
±15%
5 MHz (–3 dB) RBW
±30%
9 kHz, 120 kHz (–6 dB)
RBW
(EMI)
±20%
200 Hz (–6 dB) RBW (EMI)
(Option 1DR)
±10%
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Shape
100 Hz to 300 Hz RBW
(Option 1DR)
Digital, approximately
Gaussian shape
1 kHz to 5 MHz RBW
Synchronously tuned four
poles, approximately
Gaussian shape
Selectivity (60 dB/3 dB
bandwidth ratio)
100 Hz to 300 Hz RBW
(Option 1DR)
<5:1, nominal
1 kHz to 5 MHz RBW
<15:1, nominal
a. Only available in spans ≤5 MHz, sweep times ≥ 4 ms, and not usable with tracking generator on (Option 1DN, or Option 1DQ).
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Frequency
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Video Bandwidth (VBW)
(–3 dB)
Range
30 Hz to 1 MHz in 1-3-10
sequence
(Option 1DR)
Adds 1, 3, 10 Hz for RBW’s
<1 kHz
3 MHz, characteristic
Accuracy
±30%, characteristic
Shape
Post detection, single pole lowpass filter used to average
displayed noise
Video bandwidths below 30 Hz
are digital bandwidths with
anti-aliasing filtering.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Stability
Noise Sidebands
(Offset from CW signal with
1 kHz RBW, 30 Hz VBW and
sample detector)
≥1 kHz (Option 1DR)
≤ −79 dBc/Hz, typical
≥10 kHz
≤ −93 dBc/Hz
≤ −95 dBc/Hz, typical
≥20 kHz
≤ −100 dBc/Hz
≤ −102 dBc/Hz, typical
≥30 kHz
≤ −104 dBc/Hz
≤ −106 dBc/Hz, typical
≥100 kHz
≤ −113 dBc/Hz
≤ −116 dBc/Hz, typical
Residual FM
1 kHz RBW, 1 kHz VBW
≤150 Hz p–p in 100 ms
≤30 Hz p–p in 20 ms,
characteristic
100 Hz RBW, 100 Hz VBW
(Option 1DR)
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System-Related Sidebands,
offset from CW signal
≥30 kHz
≤ −65 dBc
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Frequency
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Noise Sidebands Normalized to 1 Hz Versus Offset from Carrier
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Amplitude
Amplitude
Amplitude specifications do not apply for the negative peak detector
mode.
Specifications
Measurement Range
Displayed Average Noise
Level to Maximum Safe Input
Level
Input Attenuator Range
0 to 60 dB, in 5 dB steps
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Supplemental Information
Maximum Safe Input Level
Input attenuator setting
≥15 dB
Signals > +33 dBm (2 W) or
+79 dBmV (1 W) (Option 1DP)
nominal may trigger input
protection, which disconnects
the input path.
Average Continuous Power
or Peak Pulse Power
50 Ω
+30 dBm (1 W)
75 Ω (Option 1DP)
+75 dBmV (0.4 W)
dc
100 Vdc
Input attenuator setting
<15 dB
Average Continuous Power
or Peak Pulse Power
50 Ω
+3 dBm (2 mW)
75 Ω (Option 1DP)
+59 dBmV (10 mW)
dc
100 Vdc
dc transients may
momentarily trigger input
protection.
Signals > +6 dBm (4 mW) or
+61 dBmV (15 mW)
(Option 1DP) nominal may
trigger input protection,
which automatically increases
input attenuation to 15 dB.
dc transients may trigger
input protection.
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
1 dB Gain Compression
Total power at input mixer a,b
50 MHz to 1.5 GHz
50 Ω
0 dBm
75 Ω (Option 1DP)
+46.75 dBmV
a. Mixer power level (dBm) = input power (dBm) – input attenuation (dB).
b. For resolution bandwidths 1 kHz to 30 kHz, the maximum input signal amplitude must
be ≤ reference level +10 dB. (Option 1DP: For resolution bandwidths 1 kHz to 30 kHz, the
maximum input signal amplitude must be ≤ reference level +5 dB.)
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Displayed Average Noise
Level
(Input terminated, 0 dB
attenuation, sample detector,
Reference Level = –70 dBm)
(75 Ω: Reference Level =
–21.24 dBmV)
50 Ω
1 kHz RBW
30 Hz VBW
100 Hz RBW
1 Hz VBW
(Option 1DR)
1 kHz RBW
30 Hz VBW
(typical)
100 Hz RBW
1 Hz VBW
(Option 1DR)
(typical)
400 kHz to 10 MHz
≤ −115 dBm
≤ −123 dBm
≤ −119 dBm
≤ −129 dBm
10 MHz to 500 MHz
≤ −119 dBm
≤ −127 dBm
≤ −121 dBm
≤ −131 dBm
500 MHz to 1.0 GHz
≤ −117 dBm
≤ −125 dBm
≤ −121 dBm
≤ −130 dBm
1.0 GHz to 1.5 GHz
≤ −113 dBm
≤ −121 dBm
≤ −118 dBm
≤ −128 dBm
1 MHz to 10 MHz
≤ −63 dBmV
≤ −71 dBmV
≤ −69 dBmV
≤ −79 dBmV
10 MHz to 500 MHz
≤ −65 dBmV
≤ −73 dBmV
≤ −70 dBmV
≤ −80 dBmV
500 MHz to 1.0 GHz
≤ −60 dBmV
≤ −68 dBmV
≤ −66 dBmV
≤ −75 dBmV
1.0 GHz to 1.5 GHz
≤ −53 dBmV
≤ −61 dBmV
≤ −62 dBmV
≤ −71 dBmV
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Display Range
Log Scale
Ten divisions displayed;
0.1, 0.2, 0.5 dB/division and 1
to 20 dB/division in 1 dB steps
RBW ≥ 1 kHz
Calibrated 0 to −85 dB from
Reference Level
RBW ≤ 300 Hz (Option 1DR)
Calibrated 0 to −120 dBa from
Reference Level
Linear Scale
Ten divisions
Scale Units
dBm, dBmV, dBµV, dBµA, A,
V, and W
a. 0 to –70 dB range when span = 0 Hz, or when IF Gain fixed:
(:DISPlay:WINDow:TRACe:Y[:SCALe]:LOG:RANGe:AUTO OFF).
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Marker Readout
Resolution
Log scale
RBW ≥ 1 kHz
0 to −85 dB from ref level
0.04 dB
RBW ≤ 300 Hz (Option 1DR)
0 to −120 dB from ref level
Linear scale
0.04 dB
0.01% of Reference Level
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Specifications
Supplemental Information
Frequency Responsea
50 Ω
9 kHz to 1.5 GHz
10 dB attenuation
20 to 30 °C
±0.5 dB
0 to 55 °C
±1.0 dB
±1.0 dB, characteristic
0 dB, 5 dB, 15 to 60 dB
attenuation
75 Ω (Option 1DP)
1 MHz to 1.5 GHz
10 dB attenuation
20 to 30 °C
±0.5 dB
0 to 55 °C
±1.0 dB
±1.0 dB, characteristic
0, 5, 15 to 50 dB attenuation
55 to 60 dB attenuation
1 MHz to 1 GHz
±1.0 dB, characteristic
1 GHz to 1.5 GHz
±1.25 dB, characteristic
a. Frequency response values are referenced to the amplitude at 50 MHz.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Input Attenuation
Switching Uncertainty at
50 MHz
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Characteristics
Attenuator Setting
0 dB to 5 dB
±0.3 dB
10 dB
Reference
15 dB
±0.3 dB
20 to 60 dB attenuation
±(0.1 dB + 0.01 × Attenuator
Setting)
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Absolute Amplitude
Accuracy
At reference settingsa
±0.4 dB
Overall Amplitude Accuracyb
20 to 30 °C
± (0.6 dB + Absolute
Frequency Response)
a. Settings are: reference level −25 dBm; (75 Ω reference level +28.75 dBmV); input attenuation 10 dB; center frequency 50 MHz; RBW 1 kHz; VBW 1 kHz; amplitude scale linear
or log; span 2 kHz; sweep time coupled, signal at reference level.
b. For reference level 0 to –50 dBm; input attenuation 10 dB; RBW 1 kHz; VBW 1 kHz;
amplitude scale log, log range 0 to –50 dB from reference level; sweep time coupled; signal input 0 to –50 dBm; span ≤20 kHz.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
RF Input VSWR (at tuned
frequency)
Attenuator setting
50 Ω
0 to 5 dB attenuation
≤1.55:1, characteristic
10 to 60 dB attenuation
≤1.35:1, characteristic
75 Ω
1 MHz to 1.1 GHz
0 to 5 dB attenuation
≤1.55:1, characteristic
10 to 60 dB attenuation
≤1.35:1, characteristic
1.1 GHz to 1.5 GHz
0 to 60 dB attenuation
≤2.0:1, characteristic
Open input, characteristic
Amptd Ref is On
Open input, characteristic
Auto Align All is selected
Open input momentarily
during retrace, characteristic
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Input protection is tripped
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Auto Alignmenta
±0.1 dB, characteristic
Sweep-to-sweep variation
a. Set Auto Align to Off and use Align Now, All to eliminate this variation.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Resolution Bandwidth
Switching Uncertainty
(at Reference Level)
Reference
3 kHz to 3 MHz RBW
±0.3 dB
5 MHz RBW
±0.6 dB
100 Hz to 300 Hz RBW
(Option 1DR)
±0.3 dB
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1 kHz RBW
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Reference Level
Range
–149.9 dBm to maximum
mixer level + attenuator
setting
Resolution
Log Scale
±0.1 dB
Linear Scale
±0.12% of Reference Level
50 Ω, Accuracy
(at a fixed frequency, a fixed
attenuator, and referenced to
−35 dBm)
Reference Level (dBm) – input
attenuator setting (dB)
–10 dBm to > –60 dBm
±0.3 dB
–60 dBm to > –85 dBm
±0.5 dB
–85 dBm to –90 dBm
±0.7 dB
75 Ω (Option 1DP), Accuracy
(at a fixed frequency, a fixed
attenuator, and referenced to
18.75 dBmV)
Reference Level (dBmV) –
input attenuator setting (dB)
38.75 dBmV to
> –11.25 dBmV
±0.3 dB
–11.25 dBmV to
> –26.25 dBmV
±0.5 dB
–26.25 dBmV to
–41.25 dBmV
±0.7 dB
Specifications
Supplemental Information
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Characteristics
Display Scale Switching
Uncertainty
Switching between
Linear and Log
±0.15 dB at reference level
Log Scale Switching
No error
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Display Scale Fidelity
Log Maximum Cumulative
RBW ≥ 1 kHz
0 to 85 dB Below
Reference
Level
±(0.3 dB + 0.01 × dB from
reference level)
RBW ≤ 300 Hz (Option 1DR)
Span > 0 Hz
Auto range On
0 to 98 dBa below
reference level
±(0.3 dB + 0.01 × dB from
reference level)
±2.0 dB, characteristic
> 98 to 120 dB below
reference level
Auto range Offb
0 to 60 dBa below
reference level
±(0.3 dB + 0.015 × dB from
reference level)
> 60 to 70 dB below
reference level
±1.5 dB
Span = 0 Hz
0 to 60 dBa below
reference level
±(0.3 dB + 0.015 × dB from
reference level)
> 60 to 70 dB below
reference level
±1.5 dB
Log Incremental Accuracy
0 to 80 dBa,c below reference
level
±2% of Reference Level
Linear Accuracy
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Characteristics
±0.4 dB/4 dB
a. 0 to 30 dB for RBW = 200 Hz
b. The SCPI command for auto range off is:
(:DISPlay:WINDow:TRACe:Y[:SCALe]:LOG:RANGe:AUTO OFF)
c. 0 to 50 dB for RBWs ≤ 300 Hz and span = 0 Hz, or when auto ranging is off.
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Amplitude
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Spurious Responses
50 Ω
Second Harmonic Distortion
Input Signal
2 MHz to 750 MHz
< −75 dBc for −40 dBm signal
at input mixera
+35 dBm SHI (second
harmonic intercept)
Third Order Intermodulation
Distortion
2 MHz to 10 MHz
10 MHz to 1.5 GHz
+14.5 dBm TOI (third order
intercept), typical
< −75 dBc for two −30 dBm
signals at input mixera and
>50 kHz separation.
+7.5 dBm TOI
Other Input Related Spurious
30 kHz ≤ offset ≤1200 MHz
< −65 dBc for −20 dBm signals
at input mixera ≤1.5 GHz.
Offset >1200 MHz
< −45 dBc for −20 dBm signal
at input mixera ≤1.5 GHz.
Noise Floor Degradation
< −62 dBc for −45 dBm signal
at input mixera
Input frequency =
1210.7 MHz ± RBW
a. Mixer Power Level (dBm) = Input Power (dBm) − Input Attenuation (dB).
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Spurious Responses
75 Ω, (Option 1DP)
2 MHz to 750 MHz
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Second Harmonic Distortion
Input signal
< −75 dBc for +8.75 dBmV
signal at input mixera
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Specifications
Supplemental Information
Third Order
Intermodulation Distortion
10 MHz to 1.5 GHz
< −75 dBc for two
+18.75 dBmV signals at input
mixera and >50 kHz
separation.
Other Input Related
Spurious
30 kHz ≤ offset
< −65 dBc for +28.75 dBmV
signal at input mixera
≤1.5 GHz.
≤1200 MHz
Offset >1200 MHz
< −45 dBc, for +28.75 dBmV
signal at input mixera
≤1.5 GHz.
Noise Floor Degradation
Input frequency =
1210.7 MHz ± RBW
< −62 dBc, for +3.75 dBmV
signal at input mixera
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a. Mixer Power Level (dBmV) = Input Power (dBmV) − Input Attenuation (dB)
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Amplitude
Specified Dynamic Range
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Residual Responses (Input
terminated and 0 dB
attenuation)
50 Ω
150 kHz to 1.5 GHz
< −90 dBm
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1 MHz to 1.5 GHz
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Options
Options
Tracking Generator (Option 1DN or 1DQ)
Specifications
Warm-up
Supplemental Information
5 minutes
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Frequency Range
50 Ω (Option 1DN)
9 kHz to 1.5 GHz
75 Ω (Option 1DQ)
1 MHz to 1.5 GHz
Specifications
Minimum Resolution BW
1 kHz
Supplemental Information
Not usable with resolution
bandwidths ≤300 Hz
(Option 1DR)
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Power Level
20 to 30 °C
Range
50 Ω (Option 1DN)
0 to −70 dBm
75 Ω (Option 1DQ)
+42.75 to −27.25 dBmV
Resolution
0.1 dB
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Absolute Accuracy (at
50 MHz with coupled source
attenuator)
50 Ω (Option 1DN)
referenced to 0 dBm
± 0.5 dB
75 Ω (Option 1DQ)
referenced to +42.75 dBmV
± 1.5 dB
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Options
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Vernier
Range
10 dB
Accuracy (with coupled
source attenuator)
50 Ω (Option 1DN)
referenced to 0 dBm
±0.75 dB, for 0 to −10 dBm
75 Ω (Option 1DQ)
referenced to 42.75 dBmV
±0.9 dB, for +42.75 to
+32.75 dBmV
Output Attenuator Range
0 to 60 dB in 10 dB steps
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Maximum Safe Reverse
Level
50 Ω (Option 1DN)a
+20 dBm (0.1 W), 100 Vdc,
characteristic
75 Ω (Option 1DQ)a
+69 dBmV (0.1 W), 100 Vdc,
characteristic
a. dc transients may trigger reverse power protection.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Power Sweep
20 to 30 °C
Range
50 Ω (Option 1DN)
(−15 to 0 dBm) − (Source
Attenuator Setting)
75 Ω (Option 1DQ)
(27.75 to 42.75 dBmV) −
(Source Attenuator Setting)
0.1 dB
Accuracy (zero span)
50 Ω (Option 1DN)
<1.5 dB peak-to-peak
75 Ω (Option 1DQ)
<1.8 dB peak-to-peak
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Options
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Flatness
Referenced to 50 MHz, 0 dB
attenuator
50 Ω (Option 1DN)
9 kHz to 10 MHz
±2 dB
10 MHz to 1.5 GHz
±1.5 dB
75 Ω (Option 1DQ)
1 MHz to 10 MHz
±2.5 dB
10 MHz to 1.5 GHz
±2 dB
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Spurious Outputs
50 Ω (Option 1DN)
(0 dBm output)
75 Ω (Option 1DQ)
(+42.75 dBmV output)
Harmonic Spurs
9 kHz to 20 MHz
< −20 dBc
20 MHz to 1.5 GHz
< −25 dBc
Non-harmonic Spurs
< −35 dBc
Specifications
Dynamic Range
Maximum Output Power Level
– Displayed Average Noise
Level
Specifications
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Supplemental Information
Supplemental Information
Output Tracking
Drift
No error
Swept Tracking Error
No error for coupled sweep
times
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Options
Specifications
Supplemental Information
RF Power-Off Residuals
50 Ω (Option 1DN)
100 kHz to 1.5 GHz
< −120 dBm, characteristic
75 Ω (Option 1DQ)
1 MHz to 1.5 GHz
< 65 dBmV, characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
±0.2 dB, characteristic
Output Attenuator
Repeatability
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output VSWR
50 Ω (Option 1DN)
<2.5:1, characteristic
75 Ω (Option 1DQ)
<2.0:1, characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Output Attenuator
Accuracy
0 dB
Reference
10 dB
±0.6 dB, characteristic
20 dB
±0.9 dB, characteristic
30 dB
±1.2 dB, characteristic
40 dB
±1.5 dB, characteristic
50 dB
±1.8 dB, characteristic
60 dB
±2.1 dB, characteristic
Tracking Generator Output Accuracy 50 Ω (Option 1DN)
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Relative Accuracy (Referred to 0 dBm) =
Output Attenuator Accuracy + Vernier Accuracy + Output Flatness
Absolute Accuracy =
Relative Accuracy (Referred to 0 dBm) + Absolute Accuracy at 50 MHz
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Options
Tracking Generator Output Accuracy 75 Ω (Option 1DQ)
Relative Accuracy (Referred to +42.75 dBmV) =
Output Attenuator Accuracy + Vernier Accuracy + Output Flatness
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Absolute Accuracy =
Relative Accuracy (Referred to +42.75 dBmV) + Absolute Accuracy at 50 MHz
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General
General
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Temperature Range
Operating
0 to 55 °C
Storage
–40 to 75 °C
Specifications
Floppy disk 10 to 40 °C
Supplemental Information
Audible Noise
(ISO 7779)
Sound Pressure at 25 °C
<40 dBa, (<4.6 Bels power)
Specifications
Military Specification
Has been type tested to the
environmental specifications
of MIL-PRF-28800F class 3.
Specifications
EMI Compatibility
Supplemental Information
Supplemental Information
Conducted and radiated
emission is in compliance with
CISPR Pub. 11/1990 Group 1
Class A.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Immunity Testing
Testing was done at 3 V/m
according to IEC 801-3/1984.
When the analyzer tuned
frequency is identical to the
immunity test signal
frequency, there may be
signals of up to −60 dBm
displayed on the screen.
Electrostatic Discharge
Air discharges of up to 8 kV
were applied according to IEC
801-2/1991. Discharges to
center pins of any of the
connectors may cause damage
to the associated circuitry.
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General
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Power Requirements
ac Operation
Voltage, frequency
90 to 132 Vrms, 47 to 440 Hz
195 to 250 Vrms, 47 to 66 Hz
Power Consumption, On
Power Consumption,
Standby
<300 W
<5 W
dc Operation
Voltage
12 to 20 Vdc
Power Consumption
<200 W
Power Consumption,
Standby
<100 mW
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Measurement Speed
Local Measurement and
Display Update ratea,b
≥ 35/s, characteristic
Remote Measurement and
GPIB Transfer Rateb,c,d
≥ 30/s, characteristic
(Option A4H)
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RF Center Frequency Tune,
Measure, and GPIB Transfer
Timeb,c,e (Option A4H)
≤ 90 ms, characteristic
a. Factory preset, auto align Off, fixed center frequency, RBW = 1 MHz, and spans >102
MHz and ≤400 MHz.
b. Sweeping through 425.6 MHz or 914.6 MHz will cause the measurement speed to
degrade.
c. Display Off (:DISPlay:ENABle OFF), and 32-bit integer data format (:FORMat:DATA
INT,32), if Option A4J is installed, disable sweep ramp, (:SYSTem:PORTs:IFVSweep:ENABle OFF), markers off, single sweep, measured with IBM
compatible PC with 550 MHz Pentium III running Windows NT 4.0, one meter GPIB
cable, National Instruments PCI-GPIB card and NI-488.2 DLL.
d. Factory preset, auto align Off, RBW = 1 MHz, span= 20 MHz, fixed center frequency,
average of 100 measurements.
e. Factory preset, auto align Off, RBW = 1 MHz, span= 20 MHz, and center frequency tune
step size = 50 MHz.
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Data Storage
Internala
8.0 MB, nominal
External
(10 to 40 °C)
3.5" 1.44 MB, MS-DOS
compatible floppy disk
a. For serial numbers prior to US41440000 or MY41440000, 1 MB without Option B72, 8
MB with Option B72.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Memory Usage
State
20 kBa, nominal
State plus 401-point trace
21 kBa, nominal
Applications memory usage
8590 Compatibility
(Option 290)
0.7 MB, nominal
a. The size of state will increase depending on installed applications.
Specifications
Demod Tune and Listen
Demod
Supplemental Information
Internal speaker, front-panel
earphone jack and front-panel
volume control.
AM
An uncalibrated demodulated
signal is available on the AUX
VIDEO OUT connector at the
rear panel.
(Option A4J)
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Weight (without options)
13.2 kg (29.1 lb),
characteristic
Shipping
25.1 kg (55.4 lb),
characteristic
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Displaya
640 × 480
Resolution
a. The LCD display is manufactured using high precision technology. However, there may
be up to six bright points (white, blue, red or green in color) that constantly appear on the
LCD screen. These points are normal in the manufacturing process and do not affect the
measurement integrity of the product in any way.
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Inputs and Outputs
Internal
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Amptd Ref a
Amplitude reference
Frequency
50 MHz
Frequency Accuracy
Frequency reference errorb
50 Ω Amplitude
−25 dBmc, nominal
75 Ω Amplitude (Option 1DP)
+28.75 dBmVc, nominal
a. Turn the amplitude reference signal on/off by pressing the keys: Input/Output,
Amptd Ref.
b. Frequency reference error = (aging rate × period of time since adjustment + settability +
temperature stability).
c. The internal amplitude reference actual power is stored internally.
Front Panel
Specifications
Supplemental Information
INPUT 50 Ω
Connector
Type-N female
50 Ω, nominal
Impedance
INPUT 75 Ω (Option 1DP)
Connector
BNC female
75 Ω, nominal
Impedance
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Connector
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RF OUT 50 Ω, (Option 1DN)
Type-N female
50 Ω, nominal
Impedance
RF OUT 75 Ω, (Option 1DQ)
Connector
BNC female
75 Ω, nominal
Impedance
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Specifications
Supplemental Information
PROBE POWER
+15 Vdc, ±7% at 150 mA max.,
characteristic
Voltage/Current
−12.6 Vdc ±10% at 150 mA
max., characteristic
Specifications
Used for entering screen titles
and filenames only. Interface
compatible with most
IBM-compatible PC
keyboards.
EXT KEYBOARDa
Connector
Supplemental Information
6-pin mini-DIN
a. The feature is not implemented in firmware revisions prior to A.04.00.
Specifications
Speaker
Supplemental Information
Front panel knob controls
volume
Specifications
Headphone
Supplemental Information
Front panel knob controls
volume
Connector
3.5 mm (1/8 inch) miniature
audio jack
0.2 W into 4 Ω, characteristic
Power Output
Rear Panel
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Specifications
Supplemental Information
10 MHz REF OUT
Connector
BNC female
Impedance
50 Ω, nominal
Output Amplitude
>0 dBm, characteristic
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Specifications
Supplemental Information
10 MHz REF IN
Connector
BNC female
Note: Analyzer noise
sidebands and spurious
response performance may be
affected by the quality of the
external reference used.
Impedance
50 Ω, nominal
Input Amplitude Range
−15 to +10 dBm, characteristic
Frequency
10 MHz, nominal
Specifications
Supplemental Information
GATE TRIG/EXT TRIG IN
Connector
BNC female
External Trigger Input
Trigger Level
Selectable positive or negative
edge initiates sweep in EXT
TRIG mode (5 V TTL)
Specifications
Supplemental Information
GATE/HI SWP OUT
Connector
BNC female
High Sweep Output
Level
High = sweepa; Low = retrace
(5 V TTL)
a. High sweep may be high longer than the indicated sweep times.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Connector
VGA compatible, 15-pin mini
D-SUB
Format
VGA (31.5 kHz horizontal,
60 Hz vertical sync rates,
non-interlaced) Analog RGB
640 × 480
Resolution
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VGA OUTPUT
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Inputs and Outputs
Specifications
Supplemental Information
RBW ≥ 1 kHz
AUX IF OUT
(Option A4J)
Connector
BNC female
Frequency
21.4 MHz, nominal
Amplitude (for signal at
reference level and for
reference levels – input
attenuation of –10 to
–70 dBm)
−10 dBm (uncorrected),
characteristic
Impedance
50 Ω, nominal
Specifications
Supplemental Information
RBW ≥ 1 kHz
AUX VIDEO OUT
(Option A4J)
Connector
BNC female
Amplitude Range (into
>10 kΩ)
0 to 1 V (uncorrected),
characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
HI SWP IN
(Option A4J)
Connector
BNC female
Input
Open collector, low resets and
holds the sweep (5 V TTL)
Specifications
Supplemental Information
HI SWP OUT
(Option A4J)
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Connector
BNC female
High = sweepa, Low = retrace
(5 V TTL)
Output
a. High sweep may be high longer than the indicated sweep times.
Specifications
Supplemental Information
SWP OUT
(Option A4J)
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Specifications
Connector
Supplemental Information
BNC female
Amplitude
0 to +10 V ramp,
characteristic
Specifications
Supplemental Information
GPIB Interface
(Option A4H)
Connector
IEEE-488 bus connector
GPIB Codes
SH1, AH1, T6, SR1, RL1, PP0,
DC1, C1, C2, C3 and C28
Specifications
Supplemental Information
Serial Interface
(Option 1AX)
Connector
9-pin D-SUB male
Specifications
Parallel Interface
(Option A4H or 1AX)
Connector
RS-232
Supplemental Information
Printer port only
25-pin D-SUB female
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Regulatory Information
Regulatory Information
CAUTION
This product is designed for use in Installation Category II and
Pollution Degree 2 per IEC 1010 and 664 respectively.
NOTE
This product has been designed and tested in accordance with IEC
Publication 1010, Safety Requirements for Electronic Measuring
Apparatus, and has been supplied in a safe condition. The instruction
documentation contains information and warnings which must be
followed by the user to ensure safe operation and to maintain the
product in a safe condition.
The CE mark is a registered trademark of the European Community (if
accompanied by a year, it is the year when the design was proven).
The CSA mark is the Canadian Standards Association safety mark.
This is a symbol of an Industrial Scientific and Medical Group 1 Class A
product. (CISPR 11, Clause 4)
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Declaration of Conformity
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