HP 8511A Operating And Service Manual

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    Agilent Technologies. We have made no changes to this manual copy. The HP XXXX referred to in this document is now the Agilent XXXX. For example, model number HP8648A is now model number Agilent 8648A.

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    HP 8511A Frequency Converter Test Set Operating and Service Manual HP part number: 08511-90072 Printed in USA 23 September 1999 Revision 1.0...

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    (c)(1) and (c)(2) of the Commercial Computer Software Restricted Rights clause at FAR 52.227-19 for other agencies. Hewlett-Packard Company Santa Rosa Systems Division 1400 Fountaingrove Parkway Santa Rosa, CA 95403-1799, U.S.A. © Copyright Hewlett-Packard Company 1999 iv HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

  • Page 4: Definitions

    • Chapter 4 Information on the operation of this test set. • Chapter 5 How to do performance tests and other performance information. • Chapter 6 Servicing and replaceable parts information. HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual v...

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    Buyer. However, Buyer shall pay all shipping charges, duties, and taxes for products returned to HP from another country. HP warrants that its software and firmware designated by HP for use with an instrument will execute its programming instructions when properly installed on that instrument.

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    Product maintenance agreements and other customer assistance agreements are available for Hewlett-Packard products. For assistance, call your local Hewlett-Packard Sales and Service Office (refer to “Service and Support” on page viii). HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual vii...

  • Page 7: Service And Support

    Any adjustment, maintenance, or repair of this product must be performed by qualified personnel. Contact your customer engineer through your local HP Service Center. You can find a list of HP Service Centers on the web at http://www.hp.com/go/tmdir If you do not have access to the Internet, one of these HP centers can direct...

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    Class A product (CISPER 11, Clause 4). This symbol indicates that the power line switch is ON. This symbol indicates that the power line switch is OFF or in STANDBY position. HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual ix...

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    Power manual. If this product is to be powered by autotransformer, make sure the common terminal is connected to the neutral (grounded) side of the ac power supply. x HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

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    HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual xi...

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    Edit Parameters • Used for menus, lists, dialog boxes, and button boxes on a computer monitor from which you make selections using the mouse or keyboard: Double-click to quit the program. EXIT xii HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Verifying the HP 8511A ........

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    Signal Path Connections ........3-4 Figure 3-3. HP 8511A System Connections ....3-5 Packaging .

  • Page 14: Table Of Contents

    Figure 6-4. Parts Unique to HP 8511A Option 001 ... . 6-13 Figure 6-5. HP 8511A Motherboard ......6-14 Figure 6-6.

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  • Page 16: Introduction

    General Information Introduction The HP 8511A four channel frequency converter test set is an integral component of the HP 8510 measurement system. The HP 8511A documentation is to be used with the HP 8510 documentation, and may be inserted into the HP 8510 test accessories binder provided with your HP 8510 manual set.

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    General Information Figure 1-1 HP 8511A Test Set with Accessories Supplied Reference HP Part Number Description Designator 08511-60024 HP 8511A,B and Antenna Measurement System Performance Verification Software Assembly 08510-20006 Semi-rigid cable 08510-20005 Semi-rigid cable 08510-60102 Test set cable assembly 8120-1348...

  • Page 18: Verifying The Hp 8511a

    General Information Verifying the HP 8511A Verifying the HP 8511A The HP 8511A has been designed to operate specifically with the HP 8510 network analyzer. • To install the instrument, turn to Chapter 3, “Installation” of this manual. • To check the proper operation of the HP 8511A, see “Operators Check”...

  • Page 19: Description And Operating Characteristics

    Description and Operating Characteristics Description and Operating Characteristics The HP 8511A four channel frequency converter test set, has been designed to operate with the HP 8510 network analyzer and other microwave accessories (like couplers and power splitters). The HP 8511A provides a convenient means of customizing a test configuration for a variety of applications within the frequency range of 45 MHz to 26.5 GHz.

  • Page 20: Figure 1-2. Example Of An Hp 8511a Measurement Set-up

    General Information Description and Operating Characteristics Figure 1-2 Example of an HP 8511A Measurement Set-up HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual 1-5...

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    Table 2-1 on page 2-1 lists the operating specifications and characteristics of the HP 8511A. Note that the performance of the HP 8511A is verifiable only as part of an HP 8510 system. Verification is performed at the ports of the HP 8511A.

  • Page 22: Software And Hardware Requirements

    HP BASIC for Windows, version 6.32 or later installed. • A CD-ROM drive. • HP 8511A,B and Antenna Measurement System Performance Verification Software. ® ® • Internet Explorer 43.0 or higher or Netscape 4.0 or higher. HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual 1-7...

  • Page 23: Options

    Option 001 adds IF switching capability to allow up to four test sets to be connected to the HP 8510 at the same time. The test set in use is selected from the HP 8510 front panel. The 20 MHz IF signal is transmitted from the standard test sets through the option 001 test set to the HP 8510.

  • Page 24: Service And Support Options

    Option W30 Extended Service (Return) Option W30 adds two additional years of return-to-HP service, to follow the first year of warranty. Option W30 can be ordered only at the time of sale. Instruments ordered with option W30 are identified on the serial number label, or on a special identification label supplied with the instrument.

  • Page 25: Accessories

    General Information Accessories Accessories Accessories Supplied Figure 1-1 on page 1-2 refers to the HP 8511A with the accessories and part numbers supplied. Accessories Available The HP 8511A can support a multitude of measurement systems. The calibration, verification and adapter kits listed below may or may not be applicable for any given system.

  • Page 26: Operating And Safety Precautions

    Additional Equipment Table 2-6 on page 2-6 lists additional equipment and accessories required for use with the HP 8511A frequency converter. The table also notes which Required items are required to verify the performance of the test set and which items are required for operation.

  • Page 27: Miscellaneous

    General Information Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Adjustments The HP 8511A has no adjustments. Specifically, no attempt should be made to adjust the samplers. Replacement Parts The replaceable parts are listed in Chapter 6, “Service and Replaceable Parts” of this manual. 1-12 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

  • Page 28: Specifications

    + 2 dB to − 12 dB Conversion Gain 1. These performance parameters are field verifiable using the supplied software and the performance tests documented in the HP 8511A,B and Antenna Measurement System Performance Verification Software Installation and Getting Started Guide (HP part number 5962-0493).

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    113 dB 1. The performance parameters listed are characteristic of the HP 8511A/HP 8510. They are typical or nominal figures and are not field verifiable. 2. Determined by 0.1 dB compression level and system low level noise. Low level noise measured with 50 ohm load at port and 1024 averaging factor.

  • Page 30: Dynamic Accuracy

    20 to 26.5 GHz 35 dBm 5 dBm 1. The performance parameters listed are characteristic of the HP 8511A/HP 8510. They are typical or nominal figures and are not field verifiable. − 2. Do not exceed 5 dBm input to sampler for proper phase lock operation.

  • Page 31: Source Of System Dynamic Accuracy Errors

    0.001 degrees/degree, not to exceed 0.02 (Phase versus Phase) degrees peak. at Measurement Reference 1. Measured at the IF input to the HP 8510, not at the test set test ports. Table 2-5 HP 8511A Power Requirements and Physical Characteristics °...

  • Page 32: Specification Assumptions

    When used with another recommended source, the performance specifications may differ from those for the HP 8510, HP 8511A, HP 8360 series configuration. The performance test software will display and print the limits for the chosen configuration.

  • Page 33: Recommended Test Equipment

    HP 8493C option 006 Attenuator, 10 dB dc to 26.5 GHz (APC 3.5) HP 8493C option 010 RF cable 1 M APC 3.5 RF cable 10 in (qty 2) APC 3.5 2-6 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

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    Installation Introduction This chapter explains how to install the HP 8511A test set. The topics covered include initial inspection, environmental considerations, positioning and connecting the test set for use, and packaging the instrument. Refer to the “Installation” chapter of the HP 8510 On-Site Service manual for more complete system connection and turn-on instructions.

  • Page 35: Environmental Considerations

    Preparation for Use Positioning the Test Set Typically the HP 8511A is placed under the HP 8510 network analyzer or the source whether it is rack-mounted or used on a bench. To install the flanges to rack mount the instrument (with or without handles) in a standard 19 inch rack, refer to Figure 3-2 on page 3-3.

  • Page 36: Figure 3-2. Attaching The Rack Mounting Hardware

    Attaching the Rack Mounting Hardware The recommended system rack is the HP 85043C. Instructions for rack-mounting the HP 8511A in a system configuration with the HP 8510 are provided in the “Installation” section of the HP 8510 On-Site Service Manual and in the HP 85043C System Rack Installation Manual (HP part number 85043-90022).

  • Page 37: Connecting The Test Set

    Signal Path The IF signals from the test set are transmitted to the HP 85102 1F detector by the test set IF interconnect cable supplied. Longer IF interconnect cables Connections are available (see “Cables”...

  • Page 38: Figure 3-3. Hp 8511a System Connections

    Installation Connecting the Test Set Figure 3-3 HP 8511A System Connections HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual 3-5...

  • Page 39: Packaging

    (refer to the “Installation” chapter in the HP 8510 On-Site Service Manual). Use sufficient shock absorbing material on all sides of the HP 85llA to provide a thick, firm cushion and to prevent movement. Seat the shipping container securely and mark it FRAGILE.

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    Introduction This chapter illustrates the features and functions of the front and rear panels of the HP 8511A (see Figure 4-1 and Figure 4-2 on page 4-2). CAUTION Static Sensitive. Handle only at a static safe work station. Damage level of input ports: >...

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    Recommended fuse values are printed on the rear panel. 6. J10 Test Set Interconnect. This connector is used only in test sets with Option 001. It allows connecting a second test set to an HP 8510 system and automatically selecting the IF output from either test set for processing by the HP 8510.

  • Page 42: Operators Check

    Operation Operators Check Operators Check The purpose of this check is to confirm that the HP 8511A frequency converter functions properly as part of an HP 8510 system. See Chapter 5, “Performance Tests” for more information. Equipment Table 4-1 Necessary Equipment...

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    3. Press PARAMETER to observe the a1 power level trace. [MENU] [User 1 a1] Figure 4-4 Typical Operator’s Check CRT Trace 4. Press to observe the b1 power level trace. [User 4 b1] 4-4 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

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    8. If any of the traces are not within the limits noted in this procedure, check all of the connections and repeat the procedure. If symptoms persist, refer to the “Service and Equipment Overview” chapter in the HP 8510 On-Site Service Manual. HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual 4-5...

  • Page 45: Controlling Multiple Test Sets

    IF signals. As shown in Figure 4-5 on page 4-7, test set number l can apply its IF to the HP 8510 or it can switch to pass the IF from test set number 2 through the J10 TEST SET INTERCONNECT to the HP 8510.

  • Page 46: Test Sets

    RF and IF Switching with Two Test Sets Table 4-2 HP 33311C Coaxial Switch Positions with Two Test Sets New ADDRESS of Test Set Test Set Selected HP 33311C Coaxial Switch Port Selected Port 1 Port 2 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual 4-7...

  • Page 47: Installation

    Use the supplied test set interconnect cable to connect test set number 1, J11 to the HP 8510. Use the supplied test set interconnect cable to connect test set number 2, J11, to test set number 1, J10.

  • Page 48: Operation

    INTERCONNECT. When the test set is inactive the IF signals appearing at J10 are passed through to J11and on to the next test set or the HP 8510. The address of the test set can be changed manually from the HP 8510 front...

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    HP 33311C Coaxial Switch Port Selected New ADDRESS of Test Set Test Set Selected Switch #1 Switch #2 Port 1 Port 1 Port 1 Port 2 Port 2 Port 1 Port 2 Port 2 4-10 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

  • Page 50: Measurement Calibration

    HP 8510 caution messages appearing. This will cause errors in the displayed data because incorrect error coefficients are applied to the measured data.

  • Page 51: Operational Checks

    001 test set as test set number 1. To verify the Verification performance of another test set in the chain, select it as the active test set and proceed as usual. 4-12 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

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    Performance Tests The HP 8511A ships with the HP 8511A/B and Antenna Measurement System Performance Verification Software assembly (HP part number 08511-60024). This assembly includes performance verification software with on-line help and an installation and getting started manual (HP part number 5962-0493).

  • Page 53: Port Return Loss

    RF source power, and the line power to it. 3. Turn on the HP 8511A and treat it like a device under test. You will use the HP 8515 test set to make S11 measurements of each port on the HP 8511A.

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    Service and Replaceable Parts This chapter of the HP 8511A manual contains service information and replaceable parts lists. Topics covered in this chapter include checks of the major assemblies and assembly removal procedures. Other service information is also located in the MAIN TROUBLESHOOTING section of the HP 8510 On-Site Service Manual.

  • Page 55: Replaceable Parts

    Figure 1-1 on page 1-2 and Figure 1-2 on page 1-5 identify the parts of a standard HP 8511A. Figure 3-2 on page 3-3 identifies the parts unique to Option 001 and Figure 3-3 on page 3-5 is a component location diagram of the motherboard.

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    HP 8511A Replaceable Parts Reference Designation HP Part Number Description 08511-60009 Assembly, front panel 0180-2671 C AL 12000U 30V 08511-60024 HP 8511A/B and Antenna Measurement System Performance Verification Software Assembly 08510-20005 Cable (semi-rigid) 08510-20006 Cable (semi-rigid) 08510-60102 Cable Assembly, Test Set 08510-90360...

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    1401-0245 CAP COND .240lD 08513-20031 Fan Assembly C1, C2, C3, C4 0180-2671 CAP FXD 30 Vdc AL 5001-0539 Trim side 132.6H 9100-4616 Tansformer power 5021-5804 Frame FM rear 5021-5837 Corner strut 6-4 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

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    6990-0028 Hole-plug .438 DNY 6990-0086 Hole-plug .375 DNY 8120-1348 Cable, BNC 1 foot 8120-3445 Cable GPIB, 1 meter 85102-00041 Cover blank 9220-4962 End cap Corr Flt 08510-10035 Test Set Performance Software HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual 6-5...

  • Page 59: Replacement Procedures

    7. Unsolder the transformer ground wire connected to the chassis side rail. 8. Remove the transformer. 9. When you replace the transformer, refer to Figure 6-1 for the location of the wires connected to the line module. 6-6 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

  • Page 60: Figure 6-1. Wire Connections To Line Module Fl1

    Service and Replaceable Parts Replacement Procedures Figure 6-1 Wire Connections to Line Module FL1 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual 6-7...

  • Page 61: Replacing The (b1) Fan

    8. Using a small pozidriv screwdriver, remove the four screws that hold the fan to the rear panel and remove the fan. 6-8 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

  • Page 62: Replacing The Frequency Converter

    6. Unplug the four harnessed (multi-colored) wire and socket assemblies. 7. Lift the frequency converter out of the test set. 8. Remove the frequency converter bracket by removing the two pozidriv screws. HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual 6-9...

  • Page 63: Figure 6-2. Hp 8511a Major Assemblies

    Service and Replaceable Parts Replacement Procedures Figure 6-2 HP 8511A Major Assemblies 6-10 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

  • Page 64: Electrical Parts

    Service and Replaceable Parts Replacement Procedures Figure 6-3 HP 8511A Miscellaneous Mechanical, Chassis and Electrical Parts HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual 6-11...

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    08513-60135 Cable SMB/MSC 610W 08513-60137 Cable SMB/MSC 483W 08513-60139 Cable SMB/MSC 457W 08513-60144 Cable SMB/MSC 457W 08513-60145 Cable SMB/MSC 610W 08513-60146 Cable SMB/MSC 610W 08513-60147 Cable SMB/MSC 762W 85102-00041 Cover blank 6-12 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

  • Page 66: Figure 6-4. Parts Unique To Hp 8511a Option 001

    Service and Replaceable Parts Replacement Procedures Figure 6-4 Parts Unique to HP 8511A Option 001 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual 6-13...

  • Page 67: Figure 6-5. Hp 8511a Motherboard

    Service and Replaceable Parts Replacement Procedures Figure 6-5 HP 8511A Motherboard 6-14 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

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    11, 12, 33, 34 11, 12, 33, 34 3, 4 LAP1 Low = Port 1 Attenuator Present J8-1 LAP2 Low = Port 2 Attenuator Present J9-1 LATDRVP Low = Attenuator Switch/Driver XA5-43 Present HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

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    7, 8 10, 32 10, 32 10, 32 10, 32 11, 12 − 1 -15VREG 5 Volts Regulated Supply XA15-14, 15, 36, 37 13, 35 13, 35 13, 35 13, 35 5, 6 HP 8511A Test Set Operating and Service Manual...

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