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RENTAL: 3 GHz MXG X-series Vector Signal Generator for hire
Agilent N5182B Vector Signal Generator, 9 kHz to 3 GHz - analogue and IQ digital modulation

Our Price:
2,490.00 $/week

The Agilent N5182B MXG X-series Vector Signal Generator is a high-performance, low phase noise, RF synthesizer with analogue and vector modulation capabilities. The pure and precise MXG X-Series signal generators are fine-tuned to be your “golden transmitter” in R&D. Whether you’re pushing for a linear RF chain or an optimized link budget, the analog and vector MXG models deliver the performance and capabilities you need: phase noise, ACPR, channel coding, and more. Use the MXG to test radar receiver sensitivity, characterize ADC or mixer SNR, or find receiver out-of band rejection capability. You’ll get excellent results with industry-leading phase noise of –146 dBm at 1 GHz. Digitally modulated signals can be used for receiver characterization and design, such as modulation accuracy (error vector magnitude).

Option 430 MultiTone:
Two-tone and multi-carrier RF signal generation capabilities are built-in to this unit thanks to option 430, making it the perfect multi-transmitter simulator for characterising channelised BDAs (broadband distribution amplifiers) for LMR (land mobile radio) voice communication and telemetry systems. Multiple carriers in an 80 MHz bandwidth can be generated simultaneously, with independent amplitude and phase settings for each.

Option 431 Custom Modulation:
Fully customisable digital modulation, plus a useful selection of  "one-button" presets for popular modulation formats. Download the Technical Datasheet for full details.Option 431 enables generation of custom design modulated signals using the internal arbitrary waveform generator. It integrates an advanced dual-mode internal baseband generator with a state-of-the-art vector signal generator to facilitate complex I/Q modulation at RF frequencies. The high-performance baseband generator combines arbitrary waveform generation (ARB mode) with sophisticated real-time I/Q symbol generation (real-time mode) to provide a complete baseband solution. ARB mode provides the utmost flexibility for pre-calculated I/Q waveform playback within the baseband generator's deep memory limits. Real-time mode employs a real-time I/Q symbol builder to generate a broad range of design modulation formats with continuous data streams for BER measurements, without the memory constraints and lengthy waveform calculations commonly associated with traditional arbitrary waveform generation.

  • Performance characteristics, waveform playback mode

    • Symbol rates from 50 sps to 75 Msps
    • Multicarrier with up to 100 carriers
    • Modulation types PSK, QAM, FSK, MSK, and ASK
    • Quick one-button setups for APCO 25 (with C4FM, CQPSK, HCPM, HDQPSK), TETRA , Bluetooth, CDPD, DECT, EDGE, GSM, NADC, PDC, PHS, PWT, WorldSpace, Iridium, ICO, CT2, TFTS.
  • Performance characteristics, real-time mode

    • Symbol rates from 1000 sps to 75 Msps
    • Modulation types PSK, QAM, FSK, MSK, and ASK
    • Data types PN sequences, 4 bit sequence, PRAM, and user file
    • Quick setups for Bluetooth®, EDGE, GSM, TETRA, and more

General Features:
Signal characteristics:
  • 9 kHz to 3 GHz
  • +24 dBm specified power to 3 GHz with electronic attenuator
  • -146 dBc phase noise at 1 GHz and 20 kHz offset
  • ≤-73 dBc ACP W-CDMA 64 DPCH and <0.4% EVM 160 MHz 802.11ac

Modulation and sweep:

  • Analogue modulation: AM, FM, ØM, and pulse
  • Vector modulation: Custom modulation, plus presets for Multitone (multi-carrier), APCO 25 with (C4FM, CQPSK, HCPM, HDQPSK), TETRA , Bluetooth, CDPD, DECT, EDGE, GSM, NADC, PDC, PHS, PWT, WorldSpace, Iridium, ICO, CT2, TFTS. Refer to the datasheet for full details.
  • 10 MHz multifunction generator and LF out
  • Digital step and list sweep modes
  • l/Q Modulation: ASK, FSK, MSK, PSK, QAM, custom I/Q

Baseband generation and signal creation:

  • 80 MHz internal baseband generator (+/- 0.2 dB flatness): arbitrary waveform and real-time I/Q
  • 32 Msample playback memory
  • 2-tone and multi-carrier signal generation built-in
  • Optional arbitrary and real-time signals: LTE, HSPA+, WLAN, GNSS, DVB, and more – Signal Studio, embedded, or MATLAB software (contact us for details)

Connectivity and communications:

  • 1000BaseT LAN, LXI, USB 2.0, and GPIB
  • SCPI, IVI-COM, MATLAB drivers
  • Backward compatible with Agilent ESG, MXG, PSG, 8648x, and more
  • Agilent USB power sensor compatible with embedded display and SCPI control



  • Opt 503 - Frequency range 9 kHz to 3 GHz
  • Opt 1EQ - Low specified power (less than -110 dBm)
  • Opt UNT - AM, FM, phase modulation
  • Opt 657 - ARB baseband generator (160 MHz RF bandwidth)
  • Opt 430 - Multitone and two-tone
  • Opt 431 - Custom modulation

Supplied with:

  • Documentation and Software on USB stick:
    • X-Series Documentation Set
    • Agilent IO Libraries Suite Version16.3
  • X-Series User's Guide hard copy
  • X-Series Data Sheet hard copy
  • X-Series Installation Guide hard copy
  • Certificate of Calibration copy
  • 240V IEC power cord
  • Transit Case

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Cockburn Central, WA 6164
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