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Agilent N1911A Single Channel RF Power Meter – LXI-C Compliant

Agilent N1911A Single Channel RF Power Meter – LXI-C Compliant


A P-Series power meter is a LXI Class-C-compliant instrument, developed using LXI Technology. LXI, an acronym for LAN eXtension for Instrumentation, is an instrument standard for devices that use the Ethernet (LAN) as their primary communicationinterface.

Hence, it is an easy-to-use instrument especially with the usage of an integrated Web browser that provides a convenient way to configure theinstrument’s functionality.

Specification Definitions
There are two types of product specifications:

  • Warranted specifications are specifications which are covered by the product warranty and apply over 0 to 55ºC unless otherwise noted. Warranted specifications include measurement uncertainty calculated with a 95% confidence.
  • Characteristic specifications are specifications that are not warranted. They describe product performance that is useful in the application of the product. These characteristic specifications are shown in italics.

Characteristic information is representative of the product. In many cases, it may also be supplemental to a warranted specification. Characteristic specifications are not verified on all units. There are several types of characteristic specifications. These types
can be placed in two groups:

One group of characteristic types describes ‘attributes’ common to all products of a given model or option. Examples of characteristics that describe ‘attributes’ are product weight, and 50 ohm input Type-N connector. In these examples product weight is an ‘approximate’ value and a 50ohm input is ‘nominal’. These two terms are most widely used when describing a product’s ‘attributes’.

The second group describes ‘statistically’ the aggregate performance of the population of products. These characteristics describe the expected behavior of the population of products. They do not guarantee the performance of any individual product. No measurement uncertainty value is accounted for in the specification. These specifications are referred to as ‘typical’.

The power meter and sensor will meet its specifications when:

  • stored for a minimum of two hours at a stable temperature within the operating temperature range, and turned on for at least 30 minutes
  • the power meter and sensor are within their recommended calibration period, and used in accordance to the information provided in the User’s Guide.
  • Information contained in this document refers to operation with P-Series sensors. For specifications when used with 8480 and E-series sensors (except E9320A range), refer to Lit Number 5965-6382E. For specifications when used with E932XA sensors, refer to Lit Number 5980-1469E.

Key Features & Specifications

  • 30 MHz video bandwidth
  • Single shot real time capture at 100 Msample/s per second
  • Key Measurements: – peak, average, peak-to-average ratio, rise time, fall time and pulse width
  • 22 Predefined formats: WiMAX, DME, HSDPA, etc.
  • One screen view for pulse measurement analysis: Auto Scale, Auto Gate, Rise/Fall Time, Duty Cycle, etc.
  • Internal Zeroing and Calibration while connecting to the DUT


When used with the N192XA wideband power sensors, the N1911A P-Series power meter provides a measurement frequency range from 50 MHz to 40 GHz with an internal zero and calibration capability.

  • LXI-C Compliance
  • Average triggering for average power measurement
  • Versatile connectivity with USB, LAN and GPIB standard
  • High Speed Complementary Cumulative Distribution Function (CCDF) statistical analysis
  • Compatible with the industry standard 8480 and E-series sensors which provide a wide dynamic range from -70 to +44 dBm, and a frequency coverage from 9 kHz to 110 GHz.
  • Compatibility with E932x power sensors
  • Difference and ratio math functions : (A-B, B-A, A/B and B/A)
  • 2-year calibration cycle


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