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Change PNA Display Settings

The PNA display is controlled by a third-party display driver. This driver is capable of producing many display effects which are beyond the basic needs of the PNA measurement environment. Keysight does not specify or warrant these display settings.

WARNING: The PNA display must remain in the 16 bit color setting in order to comply with international emissions regulations.

Restore PNA Display Settings

When using external programs to control the PNA, it is possible that the display settings may become corrupt. When this occurs, the following will restore the PNA display settings:

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About the Touchscreen

The PNA is equipped with a 10.4-inch Hi resolution, color, touch-sensitive LCD screen for displaying traces, softkeys, and other measurement related information. The touch screen LCD allows you to make measurement settings by touching the LCD screen directly with a finger.

Learn more about the PNA-X Display area.


  • Do not press the surface of the LCD screen with a sharp object such as a pen. This will damage the LCD screen surface or cause the screen to fail.

  • Occasionally, a few pixels may appear on the screen as a fixed point of blue, green or red. This is not a failure of the LCD screen and does not affect the performance of your product.

  • Because of the LCD screen, burn-in is not likely. In addition, we do not recommend using a screen-saver on the PNA.


How to Calibrate or turn ON | off the Touchscreen

Using front-panel
[softkey] buttons

Using a mouse with PNA Menus


  1. Press System

  2. then [Touchscreen]

  3. then [Calibrate Touchscreen]
    [Touchscreen ON | off]

  1. Click Utility

  2. then System

  3. then Touchscreen

  4. then Calibrate Touchscreen
    Touchscreen ON | off

The touchscreen ON |OFF setting remains until changed again from this menu, the Preferences dialog, or remotely.

Trace Status

Provides details of each trace in the window. Highlighted trace indicates the active trace. Learn more.

Menu Bar

The mouse-driven menu closely follows the menu structure of the front-panel hardkey/softkey menus. See Hardkeys to learn more about the logic of both menu structures.

Undo / Redo Icons

Allows you to quickly undo and redo selected operations. Learn more

Entry Toolbar

Along with the softkeys, allows numeric values to be entered for settings. Learn about all toolbars.

Marker Readout

Provides stimulus and response information for markers. Learn about customizing the marker readout area. See also Marker Drag.

Window Number

Provides window identification which is useful for remote programmers. only.

Status Bar

Provides detail about all aspects of the status of the analyzer. Learn more.

Stimulus Range

Displays the start and stop values of the sweep range.


Allows you to easily change the start and stop frequencies or start and stop power levels in a power sweep. Learn more.

See Also: Search Within

Marker Drag

Drag a displayed marker across the trace using a finger (with touchscreen ON) or a mouse. Learn more.

Expanded Mouse Capabilities




Simulated Hardkeys


Softkey Annotations




Selection launches a dialog box.


Selection launches another level of softkeys.


Indicates the item (marker, trace, window) is ON. Any number of objects can be ON.


Indicates the item (marker, trace, window) is OFF. Click to turn item ON.


Indicates the item IS selected.


Indicates the item is NOT selected. Click to select. Only one item in the collection can be ON.

* Item

Enter value in Entry toolbar.

on |OFF

Capitalization indicates the current setting.


Return to the previous softkeys.


Launches more of the same level softkeys.

User Key

Choose from several popular menus to assign to the User key. Menu structures for existing and future applications can also be selected as the User Key. The most flexible of the User Key selections is Favorites.

How to setup the User Key

Using front-panel
[softkey] buttons

Using Menus

  1. Press System

  2. then [User Key...]

  1. Click Utility

  2. then System

  3. then User Key


User Key  dialog box help  


Assigns the selected function to the User (soft) Key on the main display. The User Key is always visible on the display.

Blank  Leave the User Key Blank - no assignment.


Allows you to select and display any eight softkeys from any level. Your Favorite menu selections are always two button presses away.

Note: Applications softkeys that are created as Favorites do NOT survive a Preset.

  • To Add a Favorite, press and hold any softkey for three seconds . A message appears notifying you that the Favorite was added successfully.

  • To Delete a Favorite, all of the Favorites must be cleared. Press Clear Favorites, then start adding new Favorites.

Setup Measurement  When assigned to the User Key, press the Setup Measurement softkey to populate the softkeys with measurement settings that are relevant for the active trace. For example, when a Gain Compression measurement is active, press Setup Measurement to quickly access the GCA setup dialog.

Marker Functions, Transform, Gating   When any of these functions are assigned to the User Key, one press of the User Key and the softkeys are populated with the most common settings for the corresponding function.

Undo  Quickly access the Undo/Redo feature. Learn more.