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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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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 2017-09-06

Accessories Catalog for Impedance Measurements - Catalog 
This catalog introduces all the impedance test fixtures that can be used with LCR meters, Resistance Meters, Capacitance Meters, Impedance Analyzers, and Combination analyzers. ADDITIONAL MODELS: 16196A 16196B 16196C 16197A 16064B 16190B 16380A 16380C 42030A 42090A 42091A

Selection Guide 2017-08-24

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 2017-07-13

Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzer (NVNA) Brochure 
NVNA provides the critical leap in technology to go beyond linear S-parameters, allowing efficient and accurate analysis and design of active devices under real world operating conditions.

Brochure 2017-04-26

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New Pulse Analysis Techniques for Radar and EW - Application Note 
This app note discusses the best tools for different types of pulse analysis, along with display and analysis techniques for various signals and measurement goals.

Application Note 2017-04-21

Making Conducted and Radiated Emissions Measurements - Application Note 
This application note provides an overview of radiated and conducted emissions measurements as well as a methodology for EMI precompliance testing.

Application Note 2017-04-10

Signal Analysis Measurement Fundamentals, Optimize Noise Floor, Resolution Bandwidth, and More 
Learn measurement fundamentals to optimize your signal analysis for greater insights

Application Note 2017-02-13

N5393F/G PCI Express® 4.0 (Gen4) Software for Infiniium Oscilloscopes - Data Sheet 
The N5393F/G PCI Express electrical performance validation and compliance software provides accurate and automated transmitter testing devices for single and multi lane test setup reducing test time.

Data Sheet 2017-01-25

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N6854A Geolocation System - Configuration Guide 
Use this guide to configure a Keysight Geolocation system with the right capabilities to meet your specific requirements.

Configuration Guide 2016-02-10

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E5072A ENA Series Network Analyzer 30 kHz to 4.5/ 8.5 GHz - Technical Overview 
This technical overview of the E5072A describes the features and benefits of the E5072A network analyzer.

Technical Overview 2015-09-08

Noise Figure Uncertainty Calculator 
The noise figure uncertainty calculator has been created to aid your design work, from components through to systems, helping you meet the continued demand for higher system performance.

Analysis Tool 2015-05-29

 
M9068A Phase Noise X-Series Measurement Application for PXI Vector Signal Analyzers 
This document provides technical and other information related to the Phase Noise X-Series measurement application for modular instruments.

Technical Overview 2015-02-10

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N6854A RF Geolocation Server Software License - Technical Overview 
The N6854A technical overview describes how this software operates with the N6841A RF Sensor. It provides an overview of features, advantages and benefits of the new RF sensor technology. Many software screen captures are explained.

Technical Overview 2014-08-04

Wideband Digital Pre-Distortion with Keysight SystemVue & PXI Modular Instrument - Application Note 
Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) is essential for wideband communications systems based on LTE-Advanced and 802.11ac. Overcome DPD challenges with trusted commercial measurement and modeling tools.

Application Note 2014-08-01

Agilent Technologies Engineers Author X-Parameters* Book 
Agilent Technologies Engineers Author X-Parameters* Book

Press Materials 2013-10-30

 
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

Multichannel Measurements in MIMO 802.11ac Baseband IQ Simulation, Design & Test - Application Note 
This solution brief will show Keysight Technologies' complete, end-to-end solution for multichannel measurements of 802.11ac BBIQ simulation, design and test.

Application Note 2013-04-05

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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

Vector Signal Analysis Basics - Application Note 
This application note serves as a primer on vector signal analysis. It covers VSA measurement concepts and theory of operation, general vector-modulation analysis and, digital-modulation analysis. Previously known as AN150-15.

Application Note 2012-11-21

Evaluating DC-DC Converters and PDN with the E5061B LF-RF Network Analyzer 
This application note describes measurement methods for evaluating frequency domain characteristics of DC-DC converters and passive PDN components by using the E5061B LF-RF network analyzer.

Application Note 2012-09-03

Designing Scalable 10G Backplane Interconnect Systems 
This Paper presents techniques for design which significantly reduce modeling requirements for the design of high-speed backplanes in conjunction with advanced testing techniques which provide maximum channel characterization with the minimum amount of time.

Technical Overview 2012-05-05

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Anticipate Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) Performance with Keysight SystemVue  
As mobility carriers embrace 4G LTE technology, new equipment must co-exist with older 2G/3G standards. Multi-Standard Radio (MSR) testing characterizes these interactions, and is supported by a variety of Keysight test products. Keysight SystemVue, a system-level modeling environment for communications physical layer, enables R&D engineers to anticipate these interactions, achieve more robust system designs, then connect to Test to validate simulated performance using real hardware.

Demo 2012-02-18

 
10 Hints for Making Successful Noise Figure Measurements (AN 57-3) - Application Note 
This document will help minimize the uncertainties in your noise figure measurements. Key topics include minimizing extraneous signals, mismatch uncertainties, nonlinearities, and path losses.

Application Note 2011-12-21

Making Noise Figure Measurements Video Series 
Hints for making noise figure measurements.

Demo 2011-12-05

 
Load Pull + NVNA = Enhanced X-Parameters for PA Designs  
With high mismatch and technology-independent large-signal device models.

Application Note 2011-09-08

 

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