E4438C-506 - Agilent / HP Signal Generators

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Technical Specifications

Frequency Range Max.

Freq. Resolution

Output Power
+14 to 136 dBm

+14 to 136 dBm

Extra Specifications
ESG Vector Signal Generator

Product Description

Agilent / Keysight E4438C - 506

Agilent E4438C ESG Vector Signal Generator

Option 506 provides a 250 kHz to 6 GHz frequency range. Five frequency range options are available to choose from, extending from 1 GHz up to 6 GHz maximum carrier frequency. This provides ample resolution to configure the ESG to meet your specific test requirements. Option 506 requires the purchase of Option UNJ (enhanced phase noise performance) and includes the mechanical attenuator used in Option UNB (high output power).

The 250 kHz to 6 GHz frequency range, combined with the advanced internal baseband generator, provides a powerful combination of benchmark test signals at baseband and RF frequencies up to 6 GHz.

When combined with the N5102A Baseband Studio digital signal interface module, mixed-signal testing with digital and analog baseband, digital and analog IF, and RF test stimuli are all easily realized.

Option 506 is recommended for test cases that require baseband and RF test signals at or below 6 GHz carrier frequency. Common uses include the generation of receiver test signals in the cellular, ISM, and UNII frequency bands, including 802.11a/b/g WLAN and Bluetooth. In addition, test stimulus generation for various components used in wireless communications systems transceivers, such as ASICs, DSPs, ADCs, DACs, up/down converters, filters and power amplifiers is easily achieved.

Options E4438C:

• UNB High output power with mechanical attenuator

[included with 506]

• UNJ Enhanced phase noise performance

[includes 1E5]

• 1E5 High-stability time base

• 501 1 GHz frequency range

• 502 2 GHz frequency range

• 503 3 GHz frequency range

• 504 4 GHz frequency range

• 506 6 GHz frequency range [requires option UNJ, includes mechanical attenuator]

• 1EM Moves all front panel connectors to rear

• 003 ESG digital output connectivity with N5102A Baseband Studio digital

interface module

• 004 ESG digital input connectivity with N5102A Baseband Studio digital

interface module

• 601 Internal baseband generator with 8 MSa and digital bus capability

[40 MB] of memory

• 602 Internal baseband generator with 64 MSa and digital bus capability

[320 MB] of memory

• 005 6 GB internal hard drive

• UN7 Internal bit-error-rate analyzer

• 300 GSM/EDGE base station loopback BERT