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Signal Source Solutions for Coherent and Phase Stable Multi-Channel Systems Application Note
This application note discusses test signal requirements for the evaluation of multi channel RF systems.

Application Note 2010-05-05

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Typical GPS Receiver Verification Tests Using a GPS Signal Simulator - Application Note
This paper describes typical GPS receiver verification tests using a GPS signal simulator. The tests are used to verify functionality of embedded GPS receivers in mobile consumer products such as cell phones and other handheld receivers.

Application Note 2010-03-04

GPS Receiver Testing - Application Note
This paper describes GPS receiver tests used for GPS verification. It also introduces an application capable of generating the required GPS signals for a repeatable and flexible test environment.

Application Note 2010-01-04

Three Reasons to Migrate From Your 8662A/8663A to the E8663D RF Signal Generator
This application note demonstrates the advantages of the E8663D over the 8662A/8663A, giving you three compelling reasons to migrate: superior performance, enhanced usability, and modern supportability.

Application Note 2009-10-22

Generating and Applying High-Power Output Signals
This application note describes both the inner workings of the PSG with Option 521 and the applications of its high-power output signals.

Application Note 2009-09-30

Using MATLAB to Create Keysight Signal and Spectrum Analyzer Applications - Application Note
Learn to use MATLAB software to configure, control, and acquire data from X-Series signal and spectrum analyzers, and then use scripts to create, modify and execute custom analyzer applications.

Application Note 2009-09-03

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Improved Methods for Measuring Distortion in Broadband Devices
This paper illustrates that, in broadband commercial and defense systems, it is more important than ever to characterize them for non-linearity.

Application Note 2008-12-10

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Improving Throughput with Fast RF Signal Generator Switching
This note describes techniques for optimizing RF signal generators within ATE systems to reduce test times and improve throughput.

Application Note 2007-09-19

Using Synthetic Instruments in Your Test System (AN 1465-24)
This note represents a brief history of SI, compares a rack-and-stack system to an SI-based system, descibes the initial applications of SIs, and illustrates the emulation of conventional instruments with SIs.

Application Note 2006-08-28

Radar Emitter Simulation Using the E8267C PSG Vector Signal Generator
This 32-page application note explains how to generate and evaluate complex radar signals using the Keysight E8267C vector signal generator.

Application Note 2003-12-01

Radar Emitter Simulation Using Vector Signal Generators (MATLAB waveform examples)
Example of MATLAB files for generating complex waveforms (at ease) for radar system design verification using off-the-shelf microwave vector signal generators.

Analysis Tool 2003-11-12

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Testing and Troubleshooting Digital RF Communications Receiver Designs (AN 1314)
This Application Note covers the fundamental measurement principles involved in testing and troubleshooting digital communications receivers, particularly those used in digital RF cellular systems. Measurement setups are provided for receiver performance tests and troubleshooting tips are given.

Application Note 2002-03-25

Signal Generator Spectral Purity Considerations in RF Communications Testing (AN 388)
This Tutorial is an Application note that describes what spectral purity is and its components. Using applications, the importance of good spectral purity is explained.

Application Note 2001-02-20

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Air Navigation Receiver Testing With The Keysight 8644A (AN 8644A-2)
This Application Note, for customers and field engineers, describes how to use the Keysight 8644A, 8645A, and 8665A signal generators to generate avionic test signals for marker beacon receivers.

Application Note 2000-09-01

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Improving Network Analyzer Measurements of Frequency-translating Devices (1287-7) – Application Note
This Application Note explores current test equipment solutions and techniques that can be used to accurately characterize and test frequency-translating devices.

Application Note 2000-03-01