Model Number: 8553B
This supplement contains important information for correcting manual errors and for adapting the manual to instruments
containing improvements made after the printing of the manual.
To use this supplement:
Make all ERRATA corrections
Make all appropriate serial number related changes indicated in the tables below.
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Make Manual Changes ,
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1842A, Opt. H01/H02
4 NEW ITEM
Inside Front Cover:
Insert new information regarding SAFETY, CERTIFICATION, and WARRANTY AND ASSISTANCE inside front
cover of Operating and Service Manual (new information on Page 2 of this Manual Changes Supple-
Add Paragraph 1-A, shown in this Manual Changes Supplement, preceding Paragraph 1-1.
Add following sentences: "Option 005 is a half-hour video tape that describes the operation, calibration, and
use of the HP 8553B Spectrum Analyzer. This 1/2-inch, reel-type tape is Corporate Training Tape 90030
Change Dynamic Range, Average Noise Level to >-110 dBm.
Change Residual Responses to read: 200 kHz - 110 MHz <-110 dBm, 20 kHz - 200 kHz <-95 dBm.
Change Scan Width Preset to read: 0 - 100 MHz (300 kHz bandwidth only).
Change Resolution Bandwidth Selectivity to read: 60 dB/3 dB IF bandwidth ratios: <11:1 for IF bandwidths
30 Hz to 3 kHz, <20:1 for IF bandwidths from 10 kHz to 300 kHz, 60 dB points separated by <100 Hz for
10 Hz bandwidth.
Change Long Term Drift, Stabilized, to 500 Hz/10 min.
Change Temperature Drift, Stabilized, to 2 kHz/ C.
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