Keysight (Agilent) N5242A

PNA-X Vector Network Analyzer, 10 MHz- 26.5 GHz

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The PNA-X network analyzer is the world´s most integrated and flexible single-connection microwave test engine for measuring active devices such as amplifiers, mixers, and frequency converters. You can choose from five frequency models to meet your specific device test needs: 13.5, 26.5, 43.5, 50, and 67 GHz. The PNA-X provides unrivaled configurability with a built-in second source, combiner, and internal signal-routing switches.


  • S-parameters (CW and pulsed)
  • Noise figure
  • Gain compression
  • Intermodulation and harmonic distortion
  • Conversion gain/loss
  • True-differential stimulus
  • Millimeter-wave
  • Nonlinear waveform and X-parameter® characterization
  • Antenna test
  • 10 MHz to 26.5 GHz
  • 2- or 4-ports with two built-in sources
  • 132 dB system and 130 dB receiver dynamic range, 32,001 points, 32 channels, 5 MHz IF bandwidth
  • High output power (+18 dBm), low harmonics (-60 dBc) and a wide power sweep range (38 dB)
  • Best dynamic accuracy: 0.1 dB compression with +13 dBm input power at the receiver
  • Low noise floor of -114 dBm at 10 Hz IFBW
List of Options
007 Automatic Fixture Removal
008 Pulsed-RF measurements
010 Time-domain measurements
014 Configurable Test Set Option (front panel access loops between source output and coupler input) Standard Option
016 Add Reciever Attenuators (35 dB in 5 dB steps)(Standard Option)
020 Add IF inputs
021 Add pulse modulator to internal first source
022 Add pulse modulator to internal second source
025 Add four internal pulse generators
028 Noise figure measurements using standard receivers
029 Fully-corrected noise-figure measurements to 26.5 GHz
080 Frequency offset measurements
081 Reference Channel Switch (Adds internal switch to R1 Path)(Standard Option w/080)
082 Scalar calibrated converter measurements
083 Vector and scalar calibrated converter measurements
084 Embedded LO measurements
086 Gain compression application
087 Intermodulation distortion measurements
088 Source phase control
118 Fast CW mode
1A7 ISO 17025 compliant calibration
1CM Rack mount kit for installation without handles
1CP Rack mount kit for installation with handles
200 2 ports, single source
219 Add extended power range and bias-tees to 2 port analyzer
224 Add internal second source, combiner and mechanical switches to 2-port analyzer
285 Add extended power range to 2 port analyzer (no bias tees.
301 Application for use with standard CalPods
302 Application for use with temperature-characterized CalPods
400 4 ports, dual source
419 Add extended power range and bias-tees to 4 port analyzer
423 Add internal combiner and mechanical switches to 4-port analyzer
460 Integrated true-mode stimulus application
485 Add extended power range to 4 port analyzer (no bias-tees)
510 Nonlinear Component Characterization
514 Nonlinear X-Parameters
518 Nonlinear Pulse Envelope Domain
520 Arbitrary load impedance X-parameters
551 N-port calibrated measurements
629 Noise figure accessories
897 Built-in performance test software for Agilent inclusive calibration, perpetual license
898 Built-in performance test software for standards compliant calibration, perpetual license
A6J ANSI Z540 compliant calibration
H08 Pulsed - RF measurments
H85 Removes bias tees between source attenuators and test port couplers
N1966A Pulse/IO Adapter
N8981A Spare hard drive for use with 1.1 GHz Pentium M CPU board Recommended for use in secure environments
P04 4 Ports Native
PS-S10 Remote scheduled productivity assistance. Select 1 to 999 hours.
PS-S20 Startup assistance
PS-S20-01 Recommended Startup assistance
PS-T10-PNA PNA operator training for 8 students at the customer's site , H7215B-203
PS-T12-PNA PNA programming for 8 students at the customer's site , H7215B-204
R-50C-011-3 Agilent Calibration - 3 years
R-50C-011-5 Agilent Calibration - 5 years
R-50C-016-3 ISO 17025 Compliant Calibration - 3 years
R-50C-016-5 ISO 17025 Compliant Calibration - 5 years
R-50C-021-3 ANSI Z540-1-1994 Calibration - 3 years
R-50C-021-5 ANSI Z540-1-1994 Calibration - 5 years
R-50J-001-3 Onsite System Verification - 3 years
R-50U-001-3 Onsite Agilent Calibration - 3 years
R-50U-002-3 Onsite ANSI Z540-1-1994 Calibration - 3 years
R-51B-001-3C Return to Agilent Warranty - 3 years
R-51B-001-5C Return to Agilent Warranty - 5 years
R-51B-001-C Return to Agilent Warranty - 1 year
R-51C-001-1CU Onsite Warranty - 1 year
R-51C-001-3CU Onsite Warranty - 3 years
S02 Second Source Module
UK6 Commercial calibration certificate with test data
UNL High Power Measurement w/ Bias tees Configuration (Allows Ext. Amplifiers between RF Source and Coupler Input)(Standard Option)
Win7 Windows 7 Operating System
WXP Windows XP OS
Specifications & Attributes (Network Analyzers)
Form Factor
Rackmount ( /1CM /1CP )
1.1 GHz ( /N8981A )
10 MHz - 26.5 GHz
26.5 GHz ( /029 )
Scalar Network Analyzer (SNA) ( /082 )
Vector Network Analyzer (VNA)

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