N5161A-503 – Agilent / HP Signal Generators

N5161A-503 – Agilent / HP Signal Generators
3.00GHz (Frequency Range Max.)
The N5161A MXG ATE RF signal generator provides the same industry-leading performance, reliability, and form factor (2RU) of the popular 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 N5181A MXG signal generator, makes the N5161A MXG ATE analog signal generator ideally suited for today’s demanding production environment.

Simplified self-maintenance decreases time for repair and performance verification, keeping downtime to less than 2 hours. using field-replaceable assemblies.

Selecting Option 503 equips the Agilent MXG ATE analog to generate signals in a 100 kHz to 3 GHz frequency range. Option 503 is recommended for test cases that require CW and analog modulated RF test signals at or below 3 GHz carrier frequencies. Common signal generation uses include LO and clock substitution, interference generation, and reference signal generation for analog components and receivers.
•Covers the cellular and lower ISM frequency bands
•Frequency resolution: 0.01 Hz
•Phase noise performance: -116 dBc/Hz at 1 GHz carrier, 20 kHz offset
•Output power: +23 dBm at 2 GHz with electronic attenuator
•Frequency switching speed: 5 ms standard (SCPI mode & list mode) or 1.15 ms (SCPI) and 900 us (list) with Option UNZ
•TCXO time base reference provides excellent frequency accuracy and drift characteristics


Frequency Range Max.


Freq. Resolution


Output Power

-127 to +23 dBm


AM, FM, Pulse, Phase, Analog

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ATE Analog Signal Generator