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Fundamentals of RF and Microwave Noise Figure Measurements - Application Note
This 32-page, black-and-white application note providesinformation on RF and Microwave noise figure measurementts. Topics include noise figure and temperature, noise characteristics of two-port networks, and the measurement of noise figure.

Application Note 2017-09-06

Noise Figure Measurement Accuracy - The Y-Factor Method - Application Note
Specific to instruments that use the Y-factor method for noise figure measurements, this app note discusses measurement basics, avoidable errors, loss and temperature corrections, and uncertainties.

Application Note 2017-07-13

Achieve Accurate Resistance Measurements with the Keysight 34980A Multifunction Switch Measure Unit
This application note provides an overview of how to make an accurate 2-wire, 3-wire and 4-wire resistance measurements with the Keysight 34980A

Application Note 2017-05-16

Understanding RF/Microwave Solid State Switches and their Applications
This note explains FET, PIN diode and hybrid solid state switches. It discusses benefits/disadvantages of each type of switch, which specifications to consider and why, and gives application examples.

Application Note 2016-06-03

Bluetooth Audio Measurement with the U8903B Performance Audio Analyzer - Application Note
This article focuses on the Bluetooth audio measurement applications of the U8903B performance audio analyzer. Bluetooth audio is also part of the whole audio measurement and analysis ecosystem.

Application Note 2016-01-28

Switching Solutions for Multi-Lane BERT Testing - Application Note
This application note addresses the use of switching solutions, degradations that might be encountered, and the methods to overcome them.

Application Note 2015-10-07

Boost signals for test and measurement with the right RF and microwave amplifier - Application Note
This application note focuses on RF and microwave amplifiers that are well suited for use in test and measurement applications.

Application Note 2015-04-28

Solid State Switches - Application Note
This application note describes basic switch technology and the different types of Keysight switches. It summarizes the typical performance data of solid-state versus electro-mechanical switches – the two mainstream switch technologies in use today. A basic solid state switch overview which illustrates the theory of operation will give you the in-depth information you need to select the right switch technology for your application.

Application Note 2015-03-17

Measuring Frequency Response with E5061B LF Network Analyzer
This application note describes fundamentals on low frequency network analysis by featuring the E5061B LF-RF network analyzer. Here we mainly discuss simple low frequency 2-port device measurements and associated topics.

Application Note 2014-12-05

Preamplifiers and System Noise Figure
Learn how to reduce the noise figure of RF & MW test systems using a low noise amplifier

Application Note 2014-11-07

Characterizing the I-V Curve of Solar Cells and Modules
This measurement brief explores the various test and measurement tools you can use for I-V curve characterization and provides tips to help you choose the instrument or instruments that best fit your solar cell or module measurement needs.

Application Note 2014-07-31

The Handling and Bonding of Beam Lead Devices Made Easy - Application Note
Beam Lead Device handling and protection (from electrostatic discharge) is presented in this publication from 1981.

Application Note 2013-12-09

The Benefits of Updating Your 3499A/B/C Switching System to the 34980A Switch/Measure Unit
This application note will describe differences and advantages of the new 34980A as compared to the 3499A/B/C.

Application Note 2013-08-15

Achieve Accurate Two Wire Resistance Measurements with the Keysight 34923A and 34924A Multiplexers -
This application note provides an overview of how to make an accurate two-wire resistance measurement with the Keysight 34980A and a multiplexer.

Application Note 2013-07-24

Optimize burn-in test with the Keysight 34980A multifunction switch/measure unit apnote overview
This application overview will discuss the complexities of burn-in test based on the Keysight 340980A switch/measure unit

Application Note 2013-01-31

34980A Measurements Made Easy
This document includes examples with the few steps needed to make measurements using the 34980A's 1) front panel, 2) built-in web interface, and 3) Command Expert software.

Application Note 2012-12-26

Achieve Measurement Accuracy and Flexibility in Your Microwave Test System Ap Note
The application note describes how to enhance measurement accuracy and flexibility in signal analysis by using the M9168C PXI programmable step attenuator module.

Application Note 2012-08-24

Comparing the Keysight 34980A and PXI for Switch Measurement Applications
This application note provides a comparison between PXI cardcage solutions and a combined system, the Keysight 34980A switch/measure unit, so you can determine which platform best meets your needs for electronic functional test and data acquisition.

Application Note 2012-04-27

Microwave and Millimeter Signal Measurements: Tools and Best Practices Application Note
Accurate microwave and millimeter frequency signal measurements are important in many applications. This note will help you make the right choices and steps to get accurate, reliable measurements.

Application Note 2012-04-26

Practical Temperature Measurements (AN-290)
The purpose of this application note is to explore the more common temperature measurement techniques, and introduce procedures for improving their accuracy.

Application Note 2012-01-26

Making Good Thermocouple Measurements
This application note provides tips for optimizing thermocouple measurements in a noisy environment.

Application Note 2012-01-26

Selecting the Correct Temperature Sensor for Your Application
This application note provides tips for selecting the correct temperature sensor.

Application Note 2012-01-25

Design Tutorial: E5061B ENA Custom Multiport Switch Solution Using L4491A
This application note describes how to configure a 12-port custom switch box with the L4491A switch platform and operation basics using the E5061B network analyzer.

Application Note 2011-11-29

Switching Solutions
This paper discusses Keysight's complete line of switching solutions. Switch components are introduced, followed by the various scale of switch matrix that is required in RF and microwave testing.

Application Note 2010-11-18

Efficient use of data logging and decision making w multiple scan lists
Basic data logging allows you to confi gure different measurements across multiple channels, then record the data.

Application Note 2010-04-07


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