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When automating markers on the ENA is it possible to programmatically query the indicated inductance or capacitance on a Smith Chart?
The inductance / capacitance information cannot be directly queried via the automation interfaces. The inductance (positive reactance, top half of the Smith Chart) or capacitance (negative reactance, lower half of the Smith Chart) is not available as an automation query.

FAQ 2014-08-11

Where can I find manuals for discontinued and obsolete Hewlett-Packard, Agilent and Keysight test equipment?
Most Keysight products have PDF manuals that can be found on product pages. Other vendors also supply old manuals.

FAQ 2014-08-01

Noise Figure FAQ for Network Analyzers
Frequently asked questions about the PNA-X Series Source-Corrected Noise Figure Measurement (Option 029)

FAQ 2014-03-27

What is the RF Test Blog?
RF engineers know that making good measurements is a challenge. The RF Test Blog was created as a resource for RF engineers to find ways to make better RF measurements.

FAQ 2013-12-17

On the PNA Vector Network Analyzer Family Is it possible to save a Touchstone (SnP) file with unwrapped phase?
Yes. The PNA Family of Vector Network Analyzers can save Touchstone (SnP) files with the phase information as unwrapped phase. To achieve unwrapped phase in a Touchstone file save perform the following...

FAQ 2013-07-29

N6171A MATLAB Software - Keysight Compatible Instruments
N6171A MATLAB software can be purchased along with a new Keysight instrument or purchased as software to add to an existing instrument.

FAQ 2013-04-29

PNA Manual, Firmware, Upgrades, and Support
PNA-L, PNA, and PNA-X Manual, firmware, software, upgrade, and support information. Also available are PNA software utilities, and calibration kit and verification kit data.

FAQ 2013-04-15

What is the difference between an "ECal Confidence Check" and a Network Analyzer "System Verification" test?
The ECal Confidence Check is a method to check the accuracy of a calibration performed with either a mechanical cal kit or an ECal module. System verification testing provides network analyzer users a method to verify that the network analyzer is ...

FAQ 2012-12-18

Are there any reference documents for TRL Calibration of network analyzers?

FAQ 2012-11-05

Do I need Instrument Control Toolbox if I already have MATLAB installed?
If you already have MATLAB installed, type “ver” at the MATLAB command line to see if you already have Instrument Control Toolbox installed.

FAQ 2012-08-09

Is the Instrument Control Toolbox required for all versions of Download Assistant?
Download Assistant V2.0 requires you to have MATLAB’s Instrument Control Toolbox installed.

FAQ 2012-08-09

What type of connection is required in order to transfer data from PC to signal generator for MATLAB?
Data transfer from the PC to the signal generator requires a GPIB or Ethernet (TCP/IP) connection.

FAQ 2012-08-09

What types of files are installed on my machine when I download the Download Assistant for MATLAB?
During installation, the Download Assistant software installs a series of MATLAB functions as MATLAB files, including two MATLAB file examples, into your directory of choice. To learn how to use these functions,see ...

FAQ 2012-08-09

Which signal generators are compatible with the Download Assistant for MATLAB?
Download Assistant V2.0 requires you to have MATLAB’s Instrument Control Toolbox installed. MATLAB supports instrument control, instrument configuration, and data transfer with its Instrument Control Toolbox, which allows a wide variety of Keysight instruments to be programmed from within the MATLAB environment.

FAQ 2012-08-09

What acoustical characteristics do the Keysight PNA, PNA-L, and PNA-X meet?
The Keysight PNA, PNA-L, and PNA-X models meet the Keysight Quiet office/lab/test space sound pressure and sound power specification when ventilation input temperature is below +28 degrees C.

FAQ 2012-06-14

How is trace math implemented within the Keysight Technologies Vector Network Analyzers?

FAQ 2012-01-11

Is it possible to measure the velocity of propagation utilizing a Keysight Vector Network Analyzer (VNA)?
Keysight VNAs do not directly provide the velocity of propagation measurement. As an alternative the steps below outline a method to calculate the velocity of propagation based upon the physical length of the cable under test.

FAQ 2011-10-07

What is the difference between Smoothing and Averaging on a Keysight network analyzer?

FAQ 2011-10-07

For Cable Testing should I use a TDR, a network analyzer, or both?
The cable specifications will determine the test equipment requirements...

FAQ 2011-10-07

How can I calculate the equivalent phase delay, as a function of frequency, for a given electrical delay as set on Vector Network Analyzer?
Equivalent phase delay, based upon electrical delay is computed as: θ˚ = Ftest * Delay * 360

FAQ 2011-10-07

In limit line test, the marker value at that point is beyond the limit line. However, the Pass/Fail indicates a Pass condition. Why?

FAQ 2011-10-07

What are the equations that relate Real and Imaginary data pairs to Log Magnitude, Polar, Phase, and Smith Chart formats?

FAQ 2011-10-07

Are the adapters in the 85033E 30kHz to 9GHz calibration kit phase matched?
Yes.

FAQ 2011-10-07

ENA & PNA Series Network Analyzer Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQ 2011-10-07

My simulation software is failing to import Touchstone files with extensions *.s1, *.s2, etc. Is there a way to rectify this issue?

FAQ 2011-10-07

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