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FPGA Implementation of a LUT-Based Input Processing - Application Note 
This application note demonstrates the implementation of a signal transformation using a lookup table (LUT). It implements a piecewise first-order linear approximation of a nonlinear function.

Application Note 2017-01-05

FPGA Implementation of a LUT-Based Digital Pre-Distortion - Application Note 
This application note demonstrates the implementation of a signal transformation using a lookup table (LUT). This program transforms a sawtooth signal into a sinusoidal.

Application Note 2017-01-05

Programming with the N937xA PXIe Vector Network Analyzers - Application Note 
This application note discusses the process of developing a C# application using an IVI driver as the programming remote driver for the M937xA PXIe vector network analyzer.

Application Note 2015-07-07

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One Size Does NOT Fit All - Application Note 
This application note discusses the topic of “One Size Does NOT Fit All” and how test system configurations benefit from a choice of hardware form factors and software products.

Application Note 2015-06-08

Creating a Complete and Flexible Solution for WiGig Testing Application Note 
When developing new WiGig products, testing must address the transmitter and receiver portions of each device. In a tri-band device, signals have three key attributes: they operate at 2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz

Application Note 2014-08-01

Using Flexible Digital Modulation Testing for Satellite Regenerative Payloads - Application Note 
This application note focuses on solutions for the issues that create risks in the integration of mixed-signal systems with a mix of software and hardware tools. Examples focus on measurements of error vector magnitude (EVM), which is a key figure of merit for modulated signals implemented in either analog or digital form.

Application Note 2014-08-01

Choosing the Test System Software Architecture - Application Note 
This application note is designed to help you quickly design a test system that produces reliable results and meets throughput requirements within budget. It explores the entire software development process, from gathering and documenting software requirements through design reuse considerations.

Application Note 2014-07-31

AXIe and PXI Modular Test Solution for Multiband SATCOM Monitoring - Application Note 
This application overview will show how to simplify multiple satellite band monitoring and analysis using the Keysight AXIe M9703A high-speed digitizer, N5183A LO, and 89601B VSA software.

Application Note 2013-11-07

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Switching Solutions 
This paper discusses Keysight's complete line of switching solutions. Switch components are introduced, followed by the various scale of switch matrix that is required in RF and microwave testing.

Application Note 2010-11-18

Building Hybrid Test Systems. Ensuring success in two common development scenarios - Application Not 
Application Note 1465-33. When you migrate to a hybrid system that includes LXI along with GPIB, VXI, PXI, or any other architecture, two scenarios are most typical, minimum development time and maximum overall performance

Application Note 2008-10-15

10 Practical Tips You Need to Know about Your Power Products - Application Note 
Learn ten simple ways to improve your testing capabilities with your power supplies and electronic loads.

Application Note 2007-09-21

Migrating system software from GPIB to LAN/LXI (AN 1465-25) - Application Note 
Migrating system software from GPIB to LAN/LXIis the sixth application note in a series designed to help you manage the shift to LXI from GPIB.

Application Note 2007-02-02

Using LAN in Test Systems: Applications (1465-14) - Application Note and Example Programs 
Topics include balancing cost, convenience and security in three common LAN scenarios: sharing instruments, remote monitoring and data acquisition, and functional test systems. Includes downloadable example programs.

Application Note 2005-04-01

 
Using LAN in Test Systems: Setting up System I/O (AN 1465-15) - Application Note 
This set of application notes shows you how to simplify test system integration by utilizing open connectivity standards such as local area networking (LAN). The collective goal of these notes is to help you produce reliable results, meet your throughput requirements and stay within your budget.

Application Note 2005-03-29

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Test-System Understanding Drivers and Direct I/O (AN 1465-3) - Application Note 
This application note answers common questions about the use of drivers and direct I/O to send commands from a PC application to the test instrument.

Application Note 2004-12-21

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Using SCPI and Direct I/O vs. Drivers (AN 1465-13) - Application Note 
Using SCPI and Direct I/O vs. Drivers, the fifth note in the series, outlines the relationship between input/output (I/O) software, application software and the ability to maximize instrument interchange and software reuse in present and future systems

Application Note 2004-12-13

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Test-System Computer I/O Considerations (AN 1465-2) - Application Note 
The first application note in the series, Introduction to Test-System Design, covers test-system philosophy and planning and discusses how test is used in three sectors: R&D, design validation and manufacturing

Application Note 2004-12-09

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Using USB in the Test and Measurement Environment (AN 1465-12) - Application Note 
Simplify test integration with USB interface. Whether you’re setting up an ad hoc system on a lab bench or designing a permanent solution for a manufacturing line, the three best choices today for connecting modern instrumentation to computers are GPIB, LAN, and USB.

Application Note 2004-11-19

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System Developer Guide Using LAN in Test Systems - PC Configuration (AN 1465-11) - Application Note 
Using LAN in Test Systems: PC Configuration,the third note in the series, describes the additional capabilities required to enable communication between a PC and LAN-enabled instrumentation. This note is a companion to Application Notes 1465-9 and 1465-10.

Application Note 2004-10-19

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81100 Family of Pulse Pattern/Generators Radar Distance Test to Airborne Planes (PN 1) - App Note 
This Product Note describes how a trigger pulse train of double pulses is sent from the control tower's radar system to an airplane.

Application Note 2004-10-12

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Using LAN in Test Systems - Network Configuration (AN 1465-10) - Application Note 
The decision to use LAN in a test system delivers important benefits to your company and your team. From a business perspective, intense competition among equipment vendors has produced a wide selection of high quality, low-cost solutions for local area networking

Application Note 2004-09-14

Using LAN in Test Systems - The Basics (AN 1465-9) - Application Note 
The basic purpose of any test system is to characterize and validate the performance of electronic components, assemblies or products. The complexity of this task depends on variables such as the physical nature of the device under test (DUT), the number of tests to be performed, the number of signals to be measured and the desired time per test.

Application Note 2004-07-29

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Prototype Jet Engine Characterization (AN 1270-3) 
In Application Note 1270-3 a 13 slot VXI Data Acquisition System is used during the testing of jet engine prototypes to log data on a multitude of performance parameters to refine design characteristics.

Application Note 1995-06-01

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Jet Engine Testing (AN 1270-10) 
Jet engine performance is measured under a wide range of operating conditions using HP VXI based systems and components. Description A jet engine is a complex machine, capable of producing thousands of pounds of thrust at altitudes from sea level to 50,000 feet. Some engines are designed...

Application Note 1995-06-01

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Airframe Testing (AN 1270-8) 
Hundreds of strain and stress points on an airframe and wings are measured with a high-speed Keysight VXI Data Acquistion System. Description A newly designed aircraft must be thoroughly tested before it can be flown. Hydraulic stress testing is a common technique for checking the strength and...

Application Note 1995-06-01

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