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For most of your RF & Microwave measurement needs, you can find application & solution information here.

Be sure to check the library of application notes for detailed information on using your equipment and successfully completing the measurements you need.

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Noise Figure Measurement Accuracy - The Y-Factor Method - Application Note 
Specific to instruments that use the Y-factor method for noise figure measurements, this app note discusses measurement basics, avoidable errors, loss and temperature corrections, and uncertainties.

Application Note 2014-02-26

Active Device Characterization in Pulse Operation Using the PNA/PNA-X - Application Note 
This AN discusses pulsed S-parameter measurements using the PNA-X series and measurement techniques that enable power-dependent active device characterization including compression and distortion.

Application Note 2013-06-19

High-Accuracy Noise Figure Measurements Using the PNA-X Series Network Analyzer – App Note 1408-20 
This application note discusses the unique challenges involved in minimizing noise figure.

Application Note 2013-01-31

Spectrum and Signal Analysis Pulsed RF Application Note 150-2 
This application note is intended as an aid for the operation of spectrum and signal analyzers and the interpretation of the displayed pulse spectra.

Application Note 2012-07-05

Fundamentals of RF and Microwave Noise Figure Measurements - Application Note 
This 32-page, black-and-white application note providesinformation on RF and Microwave noise figure measurementts. Topics include noise figure and temperature, noise characteristics of two-port networks, and the measurement of noise figure.

Application Note 2010-08-05

Fundamentals of RF and Microwave Power Measurements (AN 1449) - Application Note 
Keysight's Fundamentals of RF and Microwave Power Measurements, application note (AN 1449-1/2/3/4).

Application Note 2009-06-05

4 Steps for Making Better Power Measurements (AN 64-4D) - Application Note 
Before selecting a power meter and associated sensors, make sure that you have taken the 4 steps detailed in this note, which influence the accuracy, economy and technical match to your application.

Application Note 2006-04-26

Extending Vector Signal Analysis to 26.5 GHz with 20 MHz Information Bandwidth (PN 89400-13) 
This Product Note shows you how to configure, calibrate and operate a measurement system capable of wide bandwidth (up tp 20 MHz) vector signal analysis using the 89410A VSA & the 71910A Wideband Surveillance Receiver.

Application Note 2000-10-01

Choosing the Right Power Meter and Sensor - Application Note 
This product note outlines applications considerations and the newest sensor technologies. It also reviews the families of thermocouple, diode and two-path, diode-attenuator-diode sensors.

Application Note 2000-10-01

Noise Power Ratio Measurements Using E2507B/E2508AMulti-format Communications Signal Simulator 
The NPR measurement requires a stimulus source to generate conditioned noise and a measurement receiver to analyze the changes in the noise after it passes through the device under test. This Product Note shows how the E2507B or E2508A Multi-format Communications Signal Simulator...

Application Note 2000-08-01