Keysight Agilent HP N5161A

N5161A Agilent RF Generator

Analog Signal Generator

The N5161A is a 3 GHz RF Generator from Agilent. An rf generator is a tool engineers use to generate sinusoidal outputs while testing electronic equipment. The output will automatically have its frequency varied or swept between frequencies. A “sweep” is one complete cycle of a frequency variation. Engineers use rf signal generators as test equipment, mostly to measure responses of filters, amplifiers, and electrical components.

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Agilent N5161A Features:

  • Signal Characteristics
    • 100 kHz to 3 or 6 GHz
    • +23 dBm @ 1 GHz output power with electronic attenuator over entire range
    • ≤ -121 dBc/Hz (typ) phase noise at 1 GHz and 20 kHz offset
    • ≤1.2 ms switching speed in SCPI mode; ≤900 μs simultaneous frequency and amplitude in list mode
  • Modulation and Sweep
    • AM, FM, øM, and pulse
    • Digital step and list sweep with simultaneous switching of frequency, power, and waveform
  • Automation and Communication Interface
    • 100BaseT LAN, USB 2.0, and GPIB
    • LXI class-B compliant
    • SCPI and IVI-COM drivers
    • Backwards compatible with all ESG, PSG, 8648 signal generators, and other vendors´ signal generators

The Keysight Agilent HP N5161A MXG ATE RF signal generator provides the same industry-leading performance, reliability, and form factor (2RU) of the popular Keysight Agilent HP N5181A MXG -- all at a reduced price. This signal generator has been streamlined for automated test equipment (ATE) needs with removal of the front-panel display and all connectors relocated to the rear panel for convenient and secure rack configurations. Combining the outstanding MXG performance with a base price reduction over the Keysight Agilent HP N5181A MXG signal generator, makes the Keysight Agilent HP N5161A MXG ATE analog signal generator ideally suited for today’s demanding production environment.


Keysight Agilent HP N5161A - Option Descriptions

Option Item Description
1EA High output power
1EQ Low power (Less than -110dBm)
1ER Flexible reference input (1-50 MHz)
320 Pulse train generator US$ 2,066
503 Frequency range from 100kHz to 3GHz
506 Frequency range from 100kHz to 6GHz
UNT AM, FM, phase modulation
UNU Pulse Modulation
UNW Narrow pulse modulation
UNZ Fast switching