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When you perform the User channel correction routine, do you need to compensate for the cable between spectrum analyzer or power meter and source?
No, the cable error has been calibrated.

FAQ 2013-02-26

Do User channel corrections cover multiple attenuator steps?
Yes. Bypass step, 0 dB step, and 5 dB step.

FAQ 2013-02-26

For User channel correction calibration, when frequency is tuned out of “user” correction frequency range, is factory correction applied?
Yes, we apply smoothing between cal arrays to ensure no discontinuity.

FAQ 2013-02-26

Do temperature changes affect the factory channel correction calibration?
temperature changes, channel correction calibration, factory correction calibration,x-series signal generators

FAQ 2013-02-26

Can running user correction calibration over a narrower range improve calibration?
No, the number of points is always fixed at a 5 MHz interval

FAQ 2013-02-26

When I use the 30-day trial license of the Signal Studio for WiMAX™, how can I check the number of days remaining on temporary license?
Press the front panel keys: Utility > Instrument Adjustments > Instrument Options > Waveform Licenses

FAQ 2013-01-28

When would I use ALC Hold?
ALC Hold is used for pulses with rise and fall times greater than 100 ns. It is used with pulses that do not have constant envelope modulation (such as AM Step), and with multiple pulses where the pulses have different amplitudes.

FAQ 2012-12-30

Is there a way to simulate jitter in my pulse pattern?
Yes, Signal Studio for pulse building allows you to add jitter on the pulse width and pulse repetition interval.

FAQ 2012-12-30

How much jitter is there when using an external trigger?
Unless the trigger signal is synchronized to the Arb sample clock, you will see jitter equal to the sample period for the internal Arb and equal to 8 sample periods for the N6030A.

FAQ 2012-12-30

Is there an easy way to save a pulse pattern and send it to another person?
Yes, simply save the entire .pbp or you can export the pattern using the “export pattern” function.

FAQ 2012-12-30

Why does my ESG report errors when I try to download waveforms using a National Instruments GPIB card with certain Signal Studio applications?
If errors reported by the ESG include “ -113 undefined header” and “-101 invalid character”, you need to download and install a patch for the Keysight IO Libraries.

FAQ 2012-12-30

What is a 30-day free trial license and how does it work?
The 30-day free trial period allows the user to try out our latest Signal Studio software products prior to purchase.

FAQ 2012-12-30

How do I enable the free 30-day trial license?
To obtain a trial license for Signal Studio B models (e.g. N7615B), download the Signal Studio software and visit the Keysight Software Licensing trial license request page for that model.

FAQ 2012-12-30

On my E8267D, I get an error that the signal requires more repeats than supported, can I increase this limit with the internal baseband option?
No. To increase the number of pulse capacity either upgrade to an External Baseband option with the N8241A AWG or ...

FAQ 2012-12-30

Can I turn off the N6030A arbitrary waveform generator predistortion from the N7620B Signal Studio for Pulse Building to get more power?
No. The N7620B software does not allow the N6030A predistortion to be turned off.

FAQ 2012-12-30

Does the Signal Studio for Pulse Building software run on a National Instruments embedded PXI controller like the one that comes with the N6030A?
Yes, it does. However, the Keysight I/O Libraries may need to be installed as a secondary VISA and then the NI Tulip DLL may need to be enabled.

FAQ 2012-12-30

What happens to nested patterns and off-time packets in pulse mode?
Nested patterns are flattened. This means that a single trigger will not play the entire pattern. It merely steps into the pattern and plays the first pulse. The next trigger plays the next pulse, etc. Off-time packets are ignored in pulse mode.

FAQ 2012-12-28

What is the internal Arb trigger delay jitter?
The internal Arb trigger delay is generated using a free running oscillator.

FAQ 2012-12-28

How is the time remaining for a trial license tracked?
You can track the time remaining on the trial license from the front panel of the ESG/PSG by pressing Utility > Instrument Adjustments > Instrument Options > Waveform Licenses.

FAQ 2012-12-28

How many measurements do I need to make and how long is the predistortion data good?
The number of measurements needed depends on the number of parameters that are changed. The calibration (measurement data) could be valid for two days or longer.

FAQ 2012-12-28

How much time/frequency error is introduced by the Custom Profile or Custom I/Q resampling?
After using the formula to calculate the number of resampled data points, work backwards to determine the error.

FAQ 2012-12-28

Can I use Signal Studio for pulse building with Windows® 7?
Windows 7 works with N7620B.

FAQ 2012-12-28

How do I switch between trigger modes?
Any change between None, Continuous, or Single trigger mode requires only a "play" to update the Arb. Any change to or from the pulse trigger mode requires a "download and play". You must create a different waveform and sequence data for the pulse trigger mode.

FAQ 2012-12-28

Why can’t I view a help file downloaded from the Keysight website?
After downloading the file to your PC, open it from the location it was saved and a security warning appears. To view the help system, clear the checkmark from the "Always ask before opening this file" check box.

FAQ 2012-12-28

What is the best configuration for wideband I/Q modulation?
An E8267D Option 016 or an N8212A Option 016 signal generator with an M8190A arbitrary waveform generator

FAQ 2012-12-28

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