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PSA Series Spectrum Analyzer Upgrades

The Agilent family of Spectrum Analyzers offers a wide range of upgrade paths. Some of the upgrades involve measurement software for specific one-button applications while others involve hardware installation.

Software upgrades are normally measurement personalities. Many of the measurement personalities are application specific and require additional hardware options as well. In most cases, the software option is available via a firmware upgrade and activated by the license key.

Basic hardware upgrades kits contain installation instructions and the desired assembly. Other hardware upgrades require the instrument to be taken apart for the upgrade to be added to the instrument. Adjustments or performance verifications are then required to ensure the instrument meets the published specifications. The instrument may need to be shipped to an Agilent Service Center to have the upgrade installed. Make sure to obtain a quote for the installation before bringing the instrument and upgrade kit to an Agilent Service Center to get installed.

Both software and hardware upgrades require a minimum firmware already be installed. Up to date firmware can be downloaded free from the PSA Firmware Upgrade Center.

Some hardware upgrades and most software upgrades will also require the redemption and installation of a license key before they will be activated. Once a redemption certificate is received, the license key(s) for the option can be redeemed at the Agilent Software License Redemption Web Site.

The upgrades listed below do not work on all Spectrum Analyzers. Find the serial prefix on the Spectrum Analyzers to determine if it is compatible. The serial prefix is the first six characters of the serial number.

Before deciding on an upgrade to your spectrum analyzer, you should consider the following:

  • Does installing the upgrade require adjustment, performance testing, or special test equipment?
  • Who can install the upgrade? Can a customer install it or can it only happen at a Agilent Service Center?
  • Are there any compatibility issues with other upgrades?
  • Does the upgrade option require a license key to enable the functionality?

The answers to these questions can be found on the tables below.

PSA Series Available Hardware Option Upgrades
Option  Models Description Order As eDelivery Installation Note Upgrade Contents Minimum Firmware Adjustments Required Additional Requirements Incompatible with Installed By - Installation Time1 Option Slots Needed
071 E4440A Digital Demod Hardware E444xAU-071 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.07.13 Yes

Serial Prefix ≤ US/MY/SG 4042

Otherwise order Option B7J

None

Service Centers and Customer2 -1.0 Hrs

(8 Hrs Test Verification Time)

0.0
107 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
Audio Input E444xAU-107 No Available

Hardware, License key

≥ A.09.00 Yes

Serial Prefix ≥ US/MY/SG 4430 

Not available for earlier instruments

122, 140, HA5 Service Centers and Customer2 - 3.5 Hrs 1.0
110 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
RF / Microwave Preamp E444xAU-110 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.09.00 Yes None 1DS, HT1, H26, HA5 Service Center - 8.0 Hrs 0.5
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
RF / Microwave Preamp E444xAU-110 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.09.00 Yes None 1DS, HT1, H26, HA5 Service Center - 9.0 Hrs 0.5
111 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
USB Device-side I/O E444xAU-111 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.09.00 No

Serial Prefix ≥ US/MY/SG 4430

Only a license key is needed for Serial Prefix ≥ 4611

Not available for earlier instruments

HT1, HA5 Service Centers and Customer2 - 2.5 Hrs 0.5
115 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A

Extended Memory (512 MB)

Included on Serial Prefix ≥ US/MY/SG 4618

E444xAU-115 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.09.00 No Firmware must be reloaded 117, HT1, HA5 Service Centers and Customer2 - 1.0 Hrs 0.5
117 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
Secure Memory Erase E444xAU-117 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.09.00 No Firmware must be reloaded 115, HT1, HA5, 239 Service Centers and Customer2 - 1.0 Hrs 0.5
119 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A

28 Volt Noise Source

Included on Serial Prefix ≥ US/MY/SG 4251

E444xAU-119 Not applicable Available Hardware ≥ A.04.05 Yes 219 HA5 Service Centers and Customer2 - 1.0 Hrs 0.0
122
140
E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
80/40 MHz Bandwidth Digitizer E444xAU-122 or E444xAU-140 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.08.00 Yes

Serial Prefixes US/MY/SG 4430 to US/MY/SG 4530

For prefix ≥US/MY/SG 4611 order option 322 / 340

107, H70, H20, HBA, HB2, H7L, H25, HX4, HNQ, HN9, HA5, H21 Service Center - 10.5 Hrs 2.0
122
140
E4446A
E4448A
80/40 MHz Bandwidth Digitizer E444xAU-122 or E444xAU-140 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.11.01 Yes

Serial Prefixes US/MY/SG 4430 to US/MY/SG 4530

For prefix ≥ US/MY/SG 4611 order opt. 322 / 340

107, H70, H20, HBA, HB2, H7L, H25, HX4, HNQ, HN9, HA5, H21 Service Center - 10.5 Hrs  2.0
123 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
Switchable Microwave Preselector Bypass E444xAU-123 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.06.00 Yes

Serial Prefix ≥ US/MY/SG 4430.

Otherwise order option 423

HA5, AYZ, H26, HN8 Service Center - 8.5 Hrs 0.0
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
Switchable Microwave Preselector Bypass E444xAU-123 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.09.00 Yes

Serial Prefix ≥ US/MY/SG 4430

Otherwise order option 423

AYZ, H26, HN8, HNQ Serivce Center - 8.0 Hours 0.5
124 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
Y-Axis Video Output E444xAU-124 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.06.00 No

Serial Prefixes US/MY/SG 4430 to US/MY/SG 4530

For Prefix ≥ US/MY/SG 4611 order option 324 

Not available for earlier instruments

HA5, H7L Service Center - 3.5 Hrs 0.0
322
340
E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
80/40 MHz Bandwidth Digitizer E444xAU-322 or E444xAU-340 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.11.01 Yes

Serial Prefix ≥ US/MY/SG 4611

For Serial Prefix US/MY/SG 4430 to US/MY/SG 4530, order option 122 / 140

Not available for earlier instruments

107, H70, H20, HBA, HB2, H7L, H25, HX4, HNQ, HN9, HA5, H21 Service Center - 10.5 Hrs 2.0
E4446A
E4448A
80/40 MHz Bandwidth Digitizer E444xAU-322 or E444xAU-340 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.11.01 Yes

Serial Prefix ≥ US/MY/SG 4611

For Serial Prefix US/MY/SG 4430 to US/MY/SG 4530, order option 122 / 140

Not available for earlier instruments

107, H70, H20, HBA, HB2, H7L, H25, HX4, HNQ, HN9, HA5, H21 Service Center - 10.5 Hours 2.0
324 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
Y-Axis Video Output E444xAU-324 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.11.01  

Serial Prefiz ≥ US/MY/SG 4611

For Serial Prefix US/MY/SG 4430 to US/MY/SG 4530, order option 124

Not available for earlier instruments

HA5, H7L Service Centers and Customer2 - 1.0 Hrs 0.0
422 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
Option 140 40 MHz Bandwidth Digitizer to Option 122 80 MHz Bandwidth Digitizer Upgrade E444xAU-422 Yes Available License Key ≥ A.08.00 Yes 140 None Service Center - 2.0 Hrs 0.0
423 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
Switchable Microwave Preselector Bypass E444xAU-423 No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.06.00 Yes

Serial Prefix ≤ US/MY/SG 4402

For Serial Prefix US/MY/SG 4430 and 4530, order option 123

HA5, AYZ, HN8 Service  Center - 12.5 Hrs 0.0
426 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A

Gated Sweep Hardware

Included on Serial Prefix ≥ US/MY/SG 4402
 

E444xAU-426 No Available Hardware ≥ A.04.12 Yes

Serial Prefix ≤ US/MY/SG 4336.

None

Service Centers and Customer2 - 7-11 Hrs

0.0
1DS E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
Internal Preamp E444xAU-1DS No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.02.04 Yes None HA5, 110

Service Centers and Customer2 - 1.0 Hrs

(3 Hrs Test Verification Time)

0.0
ANE E4440A
E4443A
E4445A

64 MByte Flash Memory

Included on Serial Prefix ≥ US/MY/SG 4222

E444xAU-ANE Not applicable Available Hardware None No  None None Customer - 1.0 Hrs 0.0
AYZ E4440A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
External Mixing E444xAU-AYZ No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.05.07 Yes None 123, HN8, 423

Service Centers - 2 Hrs

(5 Hrs Test Verification Time) 

0.0
B7J E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
Digital Demod Hardware E444xAU-B7J No Available Hardware, License key ≥ A.07.13 Yes

Serial Prefix ≥ US/MY/SG 4142

Otherwise order 071

None

Service Centers and Customer2 - 1.0 Hrs

(8 Hrs Test Verification Time)

0.0
BAB E4440A APC 3.5 mm connector E444xAU-BAB No Available Hardware None Yes None None

Service Centers and Customer2 - 1 Hrs

(8 Hrs Test Verification Time)

0.0

 

PSA Series Available Software & Measurement Personality Upgrades
Option Models Description Order As eDelivery Installation Note Upgrade Contents Minimum Firmware Additional Requirements Recommended Options3 Incompatible With Installed By - Installation Time1
202 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
GSM with EDGE Measurement Personality E444xAU-202 Yes None Software,
License key
None B7J None None Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
204 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
1xEV-DO Measurement Personality E444xAU-204 Yes None Software,
License key
None B7J 1DS, 110 None Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
210 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
HSDPA/HSUPA Measurement Personality E444xAU-210 Yes None Software,
License key
None BAF, B7J 1DS, 110 None Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
211 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
TD-SCDMA Power Measurement Personality E444xAU-211 Yes None Software,
License key
None None

1DS, 110 

ACP Measurements require 426 or Serial Prefix ≥ US/MY/SG 4336

None Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
212 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
TD-SCDMA Modulation Analysis Measurement Personality E444xAU-212 Yes None Software,
License key
≥ A.09.18 B7J None None Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
213 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
HSDPA/8PSK for TD-SCDMA Modulation Analysis Measurement Personality E444xAU-213 Yes None Software,
License key
≥ A.09.18 B7J, 212 None None Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
214 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
1xEV-DV Measurement Personality E444xAU-214 Yes None Software,
License key
None B78, B7J 1DS, 110 None Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
215 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
External Source Control Measurement Personality E444xAU-215 Yes None Software,
License key
None

426 required for Serial Prefixes ≤ US4336 or MY4336

ESG-C or PSG used as external source HA5 Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
217 E4440A E4443A E4445A E4446A E4448A WLAN Measurement Personality E444xAU-217 Yes None Software,
License key
None 122, 140 None HA5 Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
219 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
Noise Figure Measurement Personality E444xAU-219 Yes None Software,
License key
None 119 required for instruments with Serial Prefixes < US/MY/SG 4251 1DS, 110 HA5 Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
226 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
Phase Noise Measurement Personality E444xAU-226 Yes None Software,
License key
None None None HA5 Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
230 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A

BenchLink Web Remote Control Software

Included in Firmware Upgrade

E444xAU-230 Not applicable None Software None PC to run Web Server None None

Customer - 1.5 Hrs

233 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
Measuring Receiver Personality E444xAU-233 Yes None Software,
License key
None 

123 required for measurements above 3 GHz

107 required for baseband Audio Measurements

1DS, 110 HA5 Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
235 E4440A E4443A E4445A E4446A E4448A

Wide BW Digitizer External Calibration Wizard

Included in Firmware Upgrade

E444xAU-235 Yes None Software,
License key
None None None HA5

Customer - 1.0 Hrs

239 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
EMI Measurement Receiver with N9039A RF Preselector E444xAU-239 Yes None Software,
License key
None

Serial Prefix ≥ US/MY/SG  4430

Not available for earlier instruments

None 117 Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
23A E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
AM/FM/PM Triggering for Measuring Receiver Personality E444xAU-23A Yes None Software,
License key
≥ A.09.18 233 None None Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
23B E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
CCITT Filter for Audio Measurements E444xAU-23B Yes None Software,
License key
≥ A.09.18 107, 233 None None Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
241 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
Flexible Digital Modulation Analysis Measurement Personality E444xAU-241 Yes None Software,
License key
None  None 1DS, 110 HA5 Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
266 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A

Programming Code Compatibility Suite

Included in Firmware Upgrade

E444xAU-266 Not applicable None Software None None None None

Customer -1.0 Hrs 

B78 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
cdma2000 Measurement Personality E444xAU-B78 Yes None Software,
License key
None B7J 1DS, 110 None Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
BAC E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
cdmaOne Measurement Personality E444xAU-BAC Yes None Software,
License key
None B7J None None Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
BAE E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
NADC/PDC Measurement Personality E444xAU-BAE Yes None Software,
License key
None B7J None None Customer - 1.0 Hrs
 
BAF E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
W-CDMA Measurement Personality E444xAU-BAF Yes None Software,
License key
None B7J 1DS, 110 None

Customer - 1.0 Hrs

Special Handling Options are normally created for a specific application and in certain cases may degrade the performance of the standard instrument specifications. Please take care to review all documentation related to the Option to ensure that the option will meet the required application needs and does not prohibit use in a application unrelated to the special handling intended application.

PSA Series Special Handling Option Upgrades
Option Models Description Order As eDelivery Installation Note Upgrade Contents Minimum Firmware Adjustments Required Additional Requirements Incompatible with Installed By - Installation Time1 Option Slots Needed
H20 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4448A
20 MHz IF Output E444xAU-H20 No Available Hardware, License key None No None 122, 140 Customer -1.0 Hrs 1.0
H25 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4448A
25 MHz IF Output E444xAU-H25 No Available Hardware, License key None No None 122, 140 Customer -1.0 Hrs 1.0
H26 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
High Band Preamplifier E444xAU-H26 No Available Hardware,
Software ,  License key
≥ A.06.05 Yes 1DS HBA, HN8, 123, HNQ, 122, 140 Service Center or Customer2 - 3.0 Hrs 0.0
H37 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
Reduced 37 kHz Residuals E4448AU-H37 Not applicable Available Hardware None No None None Customer - 2.0 Hrs 0.0
H70 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4448A
70 MHz IF Output E444xAU-H70 No Available Hardware,
License key
None No None 122, 140 Customer -1.0 Hrs 1.0
H7L E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
Auxiliary Log Video Output E444xAU-H7L No Available  Hardware, License key None No None 122, 140, 124 Customer - 1.0 Hrs 1.0
HBA E4440A E4443A E4445A Rear Panel RF Input (3.5 mm male) E4445AU-HBA No Available Not applicable None Yes Not available for retrofit H26 Not applicable 0.0
HN8 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4447A
E4448A
Switchable Microwave Preselector Bypass E444xAU-HN8 No None Not applicable ≥ A.05.06 No

Not available for retrofit

Order 123

123 Not applicable

0 for the E4440A, E4443A and E4445A.

1 for the E4446A and E4448A

HN9 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4448A
Wide bandwidth 321.4 MHz IF output for input signals < 3 GHz E444xAU-HN9 No Available Not applicable ≥ A.04.08 No None 122, 140, HNQ

Service Center - 2 Hrs

(6 Hrs Test Verification Time)

0.0
HY7 E4440A
E4443A
E4445A
E4446A
E4448A
70 MHz IF Output (higher gain than option H70) E444xAU-HY7 No Available Hardware, License key None No None 122, 140 Customer - 1.0 Hrs 1.0

 

External Hardware Options
Option Description  Order As Kit Part Number Kit Contents 
015 Return loss accessory kit E444xAU-015 Not applicable Users Guide (content list included)
045 Millimeter Wave Accessory Kit E444xAU-045 Not applicable QTY P/N       Description
2   11900B-FG 2.4 mm female to 2.4 mm female adapter 
2   11901B-FG 2.4 mm female to APC-3.5 female adapter 
1   1250-1749 ADAPTER-FEMALE 3.5-MM 3.5-MM
2   5062-6696 CABLE ASSEMBLY 36 IN SMA 
2   8120-6164 50 GHz CABLE ASSEMBLY
1CM Rack Mount Kit E444xAU-1CM 5063-92154 QTY P/N       Description
8.0 0515-1114 SCREW-MACH M4 X 0.7 10MM-LG PAN-HD
4.0 0570-1577 DRESS SCREW 
4.0 0590-0804 NUT-SHMET 10-32-THD .5-WD STL   
2.0 5022-1200 FLANGE
1.0 5182-1210 KIT/INSTRUCTIONS
1CN Handle Kit E444xAU-1CN 5063-92284 QTY  P/N       Description
8    0515-0896 SCREW-MACH M4 X 0.7 10MM-LG -HD   
2    5041-9181 TRIM-SIDE HANDLE
2    5063-9203 FRONT HANDLE ASSEMBLY - 177.0H  
1    5182-1223 KIT/INSTRUCTIONS
1CP Rack Mount Kit with Handles E444xAU-1CP 5063-92224 QTY  P/N       Description
8    0515-1106 SCREW-MACH M4 X 0.7 16MM-LG PAN-HD
4    0570-1577 DRESS SCREW
4    0590-0804 NUT-SHMET 10-32-THD .5-WD STL
2    5022-2807 FLANGE - RACK MOUNT - 177.0H-W/HANDLE
2    5063-9203 FRONT HANDLE ASSEMBLY - 177.0H 
1    5180-1872 WARNING LABEL  
1    5182-1217 KIT/INSTRUCTIONS
1CR Rack Slide Kit E444xAU-1CR E4406-601154 Installation Note (content list included)
HS6 Transit Case E444xAU-HS6 Not applicable Measured Diagram

1. Installation times are estimates only. The Agilent Service Center will quote the labor involved.

2. Refers to customers that have ability to run the Performance Verification and Adjustment Software.

3. These are recommended options, but not required to install the software option. However, performance may be limited without the recommended option.

4. Order the retrofit kit with the "Order As" (E444XAU Option XXX), not the "part number" (5063-9215).

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