Keysight N5181B MXG X-Series RF Analog Signal Generator

Manufacturer: Keysight
Model Number: N5181B-6
Whether you are pushing for more dynamic range or an optimized receiver rejection, the MXG delivers what you need: phase noise, non-harmonics, output power, and more. Take your devices and designs to the limit with the MXG.
  • 9 kHz to 3 or 6 GHz
  • +24 dBm specified power to 3 GHz with electronic attenuator
  • -146 dBc phase noise at 1 GHz and 20 kHz offset
  • - 96 dBc non-harmonics at 1 GHz and > 10kHz offset
  • AM, FM, ØM, pulse, and narrow pulse
  • Pulse train generator
  • 10 MHz multifunction generator and LF out
  • Digital step and list sweep modes
  • Industry-leading ACPR and output power
  • Factory-equalized 160 MHz bandwidth (+/- 0.2 dB flatness)
  • 1000BaseT LAN, LXI, USB 2.0, and GPIB
  • SCPI, IVI-COM, MATLAB drivers
  • Backward compatible with ESG, MXG, PSG, and 8648x signal generators
  • Agilent USB power sensor compatible with embedded display and SCPI control
  • Generate the signals you need with outstanding hardware performance
    • Test radar receiver sensitivity or characterize ADC or mixer signal-to-noise ratio, with unmatched phase noise and spurious performance
    • Drive receiver front-ends for out-of-band rejection with industry-leading output power
    • Simulate multi-channel composite analog modulation with integrated multifunction generator
    • Create variable RADAR PRI and pulse width with integrated pulse train generator
  • Maximize resources with low cost of ownership
    • Increase uptime with high mean time between failures (MTBF) based on first-generation MXG track record
    • Minimize downtime and expenses with self-maintenance strategy and low-cost repairs


N5181B MXG RF analog signal generator specifications:

  • Frequency range: 9 kHz to 6 GHz
  • Frequency switching (list mode): 800 µs
  • Sweep mode: List, step
  • Output power (minimum): ‑144 dBm
  • Output power (at 1 GHz): +24 dBm
  • Harmonics (at 1 GHz): ‑35 dBc
  • Non-harmonics (at 1 GHz): ‑96 dBc
  • SSB phase noise (1 GHz, 20 kHz offset): ‑146 dBc/Hz
  • AM rate: DC to 50 kHz
  • FM deviation (maximum at 1 GHz): 4 MHz
  • PM phase deviation (maximum at 1 GHz): 2 rads
  • Narrow pulse width: 20 ns

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