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Understanding the Right Metrics to use when Evaluating Oscilloscope Quality - Application Note
For scopes with bandwidth in the GHz range, a quality metric involves characterizing the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) using effective number of bits (ENOB). How important is ENOB?

Application Note 2015-08-26

Forward Clocking - Receiver (RX) Jitter Tolerance Test with J-BERT N4903B High-P - Application Note
This document describes the requirements for forward clocking topology RX Jitter tolerance testing.

Application Note 2015-04-24

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Time Domain Reflectometry Theory - Application Note
When compared to other measurement techniques, time domain reflectometry provides a more intuitive and direct look at the DUT's characteristics.

Application Note 2015-01-30

Evaluating Oscilloscope Bandwidths for Your Application - Application Note
How much bandwidth does your oscilloscope really need? Learn how to choose the correct bandwidth oscilloscope for your application.

Application Note 2014-12-19

Evaluating Oscilloscope Fundamentals - Application Note
We will discuss oscilloscope applications and give you an overview of basic measurements and performance characteristics.

Application Note 2014-12-17

Evaluating Oscilloscope Sample Rates vs. Sampling Fidelity - Application Note
Make the most accurate digital measurements by learning how to evaluate oscilloscope sample rates vs. signal fidelity.

Application Note 2014-12-16

USB 2.0 Compliance Testing with Infiniium Oscilloscopes - Application Note
This Application Note discusses the solution for the USB 2.0 test suite. The Keysight solution is the only one-box solution that uses the official USB-IF scripts for precompliance ans compliance testing.

Application Note 2014-08-03

Using Microwave Switches When Testing High Speed Serial Digital Interfaces
Many high speed digital interfaces use multiple lanes to achieve their system's throughput requirements. Most issues associated with this can be resolved with a switching network.

Application Note 2014-08-03

SATA II Drive TX/RX Testing & Cable SI Testing Using the 86100C DCA-J - Technical Overview
SATA II Drive Tx/Rx Testing & Cable SI Test using 86100C DCA-J. Product Note 86100-8

Application Note 2014-08-02

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Bandwidth and Rise Time Requirements for Making Accurate Oscilloscope Measurements
How much oscilloscope bandwidth do you need and how fast does the rise time need to be to measure your signals accurately?

Application Note 2014-08-02

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An Overview of the Electrical Validation of 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T - Application Note
The technology used in these ports, commonly known as “LAN” or “NIC” ports, is usually one of the 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T standards or a combination of them.

Application Note 2014-08-01

Digital Communication Analyzer (DCA), Measure Relative Intensity Noise (RIN) - Application Note
Digital Communication Analyzer (DCA), Measure Relative Intensity Noise (RIN).

Application Note 2014-07-31

Understanding Oscilloscope Frequency Response & Its Effect on Rise-Time Accuracy - Application Note
In this application note, we review the properties of both Gaussian and flat-response oscilloscopes, then discuss rise time accuracy for each response type. We show that flat-response oscilloscope, give more accurate rise-time measurement than a Gaussian-response oscilloscope of equal bandwidth, and we show you how to estimate the bandwidth you need. The application note will show you which type of frequency response offers the best measurement accuracy; there are two issues to consider, the maximum signal frequency, and the oscilloscope sampling alias errors. It will also determine how much bandwidth you need.

Application Note 2014-07-31

Understanding and Using Offset in InfiniiMax Active Probes - Application Note
This application note explains how offset is applied in the Keysight InfiniiMax Active Probes and how to use offset for various applications

Application Note 2014-07-31

High Precision Time Domain Reflectometry - Application Note
Time domain reflectometry (TDR) is a well-established technique for verifying the impedance and quality of signal pats in components, interconnects, and transmission lines.

Application Note 2014-01-23

What is the difference between an equivalent time and a real-time oscilloscope? - Application Note
This document will discuss how each type of oscilloscope samples the incoming waveform and explain the trigger requirements.

Application Note 2013-11-18

Eight Hints for Better Scope Probing - Application Note
In this application note, you will find eight useful hints for selecting the right probe for your application and for making your oscilloscope probing better.

Application Note 2013-10-28

Measuring Jitter in Digital Systems (AN 1448-1) - Application Brief
This application note is for R&D designers and engineers working on high-speed digital designs. It addresses jitter measurements in digital circuits, how the different measurement techniques are best applied, and how these decisions may change as the data rates increase.

Application Note 2013-09-16

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Radar Distance Test to Airborne Planes - Application Note
Keysight pulse pattern generators are used for testing military radar communication systems, and as demonstrated in this publication, the aviation industry.

Application Note 2013-04-11

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Three Compelling Reasons for Deep Acquisition Memory
This app note discusses deep memory's value. While acquisition memory depth is often used as a primary purchase consideration, the associated benefits require additional thought to fully appreciate.

Application Note 2013-03-14

Jitter Measurements on Long Patterns Using 86100DU-401 Advanced Waveform Analysis - Application Note
To overcome pattern length limitations found in many of today’s jitter analysis tools, Keysight developed a Microsoft Office Excel-based application called 86100DU Option 401 Advanced Waveform Analysis

Application Note 2013-02-21

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Pulse Parameter Definitions - Application Note
Here you find the pulse parameter definitions of terms used in the instrument specifications of Pulse Pattern Generators. Model Nos: 81110A, 81111A, 81112A, 81150A, 81160A, 81130A, 81131A, 81132A, 81133A, 81134A, 81180B, M8190A

Application Note 2013-02-14

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Techniques to Reduce Manufacturing Cost-of-Test of Optical Transmitters - Application Note
Pressures to reduce costs as data rates rise means manufacturing engineering managers and their engineers must be more creative in how to reduce costs before their competitors do.

Application Note 2011-12-22

Techniques to Reduce Manufacturing Cost-of-Test of Optical Transmitters, Flex DCA Interface
Keysight continues innovating test methodologies to assist manufacturing engineers in meeting or beating cost-of-test reduction goals.

Application Note 2011-12-22

PCI Express Transmitter Electrical Validation and Compliance Testing - Application Note
This application note is intended for digital designers and developers validating electrical performance of PCI Express-based designs and working toward electrical compliance of PCI Express products.

Application Note 2011-10-28

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