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Power Meter & Power Sensor

Keysight power meters operate with sensors of various types (CW, average and peak and average), covering numerous frequency and power ranges to accurately measure the power of RF and microwave signals. Applications include testing the output power of communication base-station transmitters, cellular telephones, radar system equipment, and much more.

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Simplifying Multi-Channel Measurement Synchronization - Application Brief
How to set up multiple channel power measurments using the U2020 X-Series USB peak power sensors and P-Series power meter.

Application Note 2014-08-03

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8990B PPA - Droop Measurement - Application Note
This application brief demonstrates the ability of the 8990B PPA with windows software to perform droop measurement using its trace graph.

Application Note 2014-08-03

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External Triggering 2-Way Communication Frequency & Power Sweep Measurement - Application Brief
This demonstrates the capability of an N1911A/12A P-Series power meter to perform external triggering 1-way and 2-way communication frequency and power sweep measurements.

Application Note 2014-08-03

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Compatibility of USB Power Sensors with Keysight Instruments – Application Note
Application note on "Compatibility of USB Power Sensors with Keysight Instruments".

Application Note 2014-08-02

Best Practices For Making The Most Accurate Radar Pulse Measurements - Application Note
Learn how to make the most accurate radar pulse measurements. This article also covers real-world scenarios that demonstrate how to carry out these tips with Keysight power meters and sensors.

Application Note 2014-08-02

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Using Gamma, S-Parameter Correction, and Real Time Measurement Uncertainty (RTMU) - Application Note
This application note explain how gamma/s-parameter correction used to correct for the mismatch error between the sensor and DUT, and how real time MU new calculation implementation.

Application Note 2014-08-01

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Average Power Sensor Measurement Uncertainty Calculator - Application Note
Measurement Uncertainty Calculator for the Average Power Sensors (N8481A, N8482A, N8485A, N8481A-CFT, N8482A-CFT, N8485A-CFT, 8481D, 8485D, 8487D, R8486D, Q8486D, E4412A, E4413A, E9300A, E9301A, E9304A, E9300B, E9301B, E9300H, E9301H)

Application Note 2014-03-25

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U2000 and U8480 Series USB sensor measurement uncertainty calculator
Measurement Uncertainty Calculator for the U2000 series USB sensors (U2000A, U2001A, U2002A, U2004A, U2000B, U2000H, U2001B, U2001H, U2002H) and U8480 series USB sensors (U8481A, U8485A, U8487A, U8488A)

Application Note 2014-02-14

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U2020 X-Series USB Sensor Uncertainty Calculator - Application Note
Measurement Uncertainty Calculator for U2020 X-Series.

Application Note 2014-02-14

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Why Migrate from HP/Keysight 432A/B to Keysight N432A Thermistor Power Meter? – Application Note
Seven Reasons to Migrate from 432A/B to N432A Thermistor Power Meter.

Application Note 2014-01-24

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Measuring the Burst Time-Gated Power Signal of Wireless Technologies Using Keysight Power Sensors
Measuring pulse, burst, or modulated signals for wireless technologies such as TDMA, GSM, WLAN, WiMAX, and LTE is very important because it is part of functionality testing and power amplifier module verification during the manufacturing process.

Application Note 2013-07-08

Making 14-Points Pulse Characterization Measurements Using the Keysight 8990B Peak Power Analyzer
This publication shows how an 8990B peak power analyzer (PPA) obtains 14-point pulse parameter values from a trace graph, where parameters values are automatically calculated by the 8990B application whenever a trace pattern appears on the graph.

Application Note 2013-07-05

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Tips for Querying CW and Average Power Without Compromising Measurement Accuracy - Application Brief
This application brief demonstrates the capabilities Keysight power meters and power sensors have for measuring CW and average power signals.

Application Note 2013-07-02

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Things to Know to Achieve Optimum Power Measurement Speed and Accuracy - Application Brief
When you need to maximize power measurement speeds, knowing three key items can make a significant difference. These items include understanding your test signal, equipment, and which measurement tech

Application Note 2013-07-01

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Power Meter/Sensor (PMPS) Product SCPI Application Tool - Application Note
PMPS Product SCPI Application Tool is a powerful software consists of customer application use case, product features and detail programming SCPI commands. All this information was compiled as specific document for customer reference and product application educational tool. The application document will provide a basic measurement explanation, product’s test methodology and related SCPI commands (in sequence). This will greatly save the engineers’ time and resource in the development stage.

Application Note 2013-06-24

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Simple Scalar Network Analysis of Frequency Converter Devices - Application Note
This application note shows the way to make easy scalar network analysis or power measurement using the Keysight U2000 series USB power sensor with the ENA network analyzers.

Application Note 2013-01-28

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USB Power Sensors Single/Multi-Channel Power Measurement - Application Note
In many of today's power measurement applications there is a need to make multiple power measurements simultaneously. Added complexities occur when the measurements need to be obtained from places where access is inconvenient, or when the distance to the measurement location exceeds the IEEE industry-specified USB cable length of 5 meters (16 feet).

Application Note 2013-01-03

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Secondary Radar Transponder Testing Using the 8990B Peak Power Analyzer - Application Note
Learn how 8990B PPA can be used to execute periodic maintenance and calibration of aircraft transponder or transponder test set. 8990B PPA is used to analyze and measure interrogation and reply pulses.

Application Note 2012-12-03

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802.11ac Power Measurement and Timing Analysis - Application Note
This technical article illustrates how Keysight 8990B peak power analyzer able to help technicians and engineers perform some of the test requirements when developing 802.11ac power amplifier module

Application Note 2012-09-02

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N432A Measurement Uncertainty Calculator
Measurement Uncertainty Calculator for the N432A Thermistor Power Meter.

Analysis Tool 2012-03-01

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How to measure 5nsec rise fall time in RF pulsed power amplifier using 8990B PPA
In pulsed Radar power amplifier design, manufacturing or maintenance, one of the key measurement parameters is the rise/fall time. Learn how to use the 8990B PPA to measure 5ns

Application Note 2011-12-23

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Scalar Network Analysis with U2000 Series USB Power Sensors - Application Note
The purpose of this AN is to explain how to make accurate scalar network analysis using: a) U2000 series USB power sensors b) ESG/MXG/PSG signal generators c) broadband couplers d) power splitters

Application Note 2011-12-08

1mW 50 MHz Power Reference Measurement with the N432A Thermistor Power Meter - Application Note
Explains the application procedure on how to use the N432A with the thermistor mount to measure the power reference of power meters.

Application Note 2011-09-30

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7 Practices to Prevent Damaging Power Meter Power Sensors - Application Note
Mishandling of power meter power sensor will caused the malfunction of these instrument. Practices to protect power meter power sensor from faulty is to prolong the life span of these instruments.

Application Note 2011-09-30

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Practices to Optimize Power Meter/Sensor Speed for Shorter Test Time - Application Note
This application note describes some useful tips on how to effectively minimize test times while obtaining power measurements.

Application Note 2011-07-14

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