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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

Using the 81150A as an arbitrary waveform generator
Although the 81150A is an arbitrary function generator (AFG), it can be used as an arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) with some limits. The key difference between an AFG and an AWG is how data for a digital-to-analog converter is internally genera...

FAQ 2010-07-23

How can I generate de-emphasized signals like they are used e.g. for PCI-Express signalling?
Click above for the answer

FAQ 2010-04-12

N4903A: Our N4903A lost all of its licensed options. Can they be recovered?
The licenses are tied to the Host ID. Since the unit has two ethernet cards, it may be that the wrong Host ID is being used to check licensing.

FAQ 2009-08-06

Why isn’t the screen bigger?
The screen is optimized for the “typical” engineering environment where the instrument is up on a lab desk you need to read the numbers from the screen from any angle. In case you need a bigger screen you can manage and control the instrument from...

FAQ 2008-02-21

What does channel add mean?
You can add the signal from one channel to the signal of the other channel this might be adding noise to a clean pulse, this might be a FM signal added with noise… The possibilities you have are huge.

FAQ 2008-01-29

How to upgrade from 1 to 2 channels
It is not possible to upgrade a 1 channel version to a 2 channel version. You have to decide from the beginning how many channels you need.

FAQ 2008-01-29

Why are you offering 3 instruments in 1? What if my customer needs only one of these instruments?
In addition to precise pulses and trigger customers need to stress the device to its limits. In the past they used either a second channel or an additional instrument to distort the signal. With the new build-in capabilities real-world signals can...

FAQ 2008-01-29

What is a crest factor?
The crest factor defines the ratio between Vp to RMS. The ideal sine wave for example has a crest factor of 1.414. Any crest factor higher than 1.414 shows additional noise, distortion or spikes. In addition the crest factor shows signal boundar...

FAQ 2008-01-29

I have a Keysight Pulse Generator, Why shall I buy this new instrument?
In addition to Keysight’s proven Pulse Generator the 81150A provides distortion & modulation capabilities. This gives you complete new test possibilities. In addition the instruments provides coupling & uncoupling of channels. With the coupling you...

FAQ 2008-01-29