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Discontinued 856xE/EC Series Portable Spectrum Analyzers

The Keysight 8560E/EC Series is a discontinued line of portable, general-purpose, high-performance spectrum analyzers. It covers frequency range of 30 Hz to 2.9 GHz, 6.5 GHz, 13.2 GHz, 26.5 GHz, 40 GHz, and 50 GHz. The 8560E/EC Series combines outstanding phase noise, sensitivity, 1 Hz resolution bandwidth, synthesized tuning and wide dynamic range in a MIL-rugged package built to withstand harsh environmental conditions.

Migrate from 856xE or 856xEC to the X-Series signal analyzers

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Understanding GSM/EDGE Transmitter and Receiver Measurements for Base Transceiver Stations (AN 1312)
This 36-page application note presents the fundamental RF parametric measurements necessary to characterize GSM/EDGE base transceiver stations and their components.

Application Note 2018-03-12

Signal Analysis Measurement Fundamentals, Optimize Noise Floor, Resolution Bandwidth, and More
Learn measurement fundamentals to optimize your signal analysis for greater insights

Application Note 2017-12-13

Optimizing RF and Microwave Spectrum Analyzer Dynamic Range - Application Note
This application note defines the elements of spectrum analyzer measurement speed and shows how to choose solution bandwidth and data output format for fast measurements.

Application Note 2017-12-01

Spectrum Analysis Basics - Application Note
This application note (also known as AN 150) explains the fundamentals of swept-tuned, superheterodyne spectrum analyzers and discusses the latest advances in spectrum analyzer capabilities.

Application Note 2016-11-02

Spectrum and Signal Analyzer Measurements and Noise Application Note 1303
Noise is the classical limitation of electronics. In this application note, the characteristics of noise and its direct measurement are discussed in detail.

Application Note 2012-05-04

Testing and Troubleshooting Digital RF Communications Transmitter Designs (AN 1313)
This Application Note covers the following 3 topics: 1) How digital communications transmitters work, 2) Essential transmitter tests and important test equipment characteristics, and 3) Troubleshooting techniques for common impairments.

Application Note 2002-01-08

ESG (Revisions B.03.72, B.03.75 and B.03.80) Option 200 Compliance with 3GPP W-CDMA
The ESG signal sources can be used to generate the signals to perform many of the receiver characteristics and performance requirements measurements for user equipment and base stations as defined by the 3GPP standard.

Application Note 2001-03-01

Third Order Intermodulation Distortion Measurements (PN 8566B/8568B-1)
This Product Note contains a complete program that measures the third order IMD products of two input signals in the range of 10 MHz to 500 MHz. This program can be downloaded into a Keysight 8566B or 8568B Spectrum Analyzer and executed from the analyzer front panel, or run from a computer.

Application Note 2000-10-01

Comparing Power Measurements on Digitally Modulated Signals
Measuring the power of digital CDMA signals is not as straightforward as the procedure employed when measuring their analog counterparts. While there are several ways to perform these in-channel and out-of-channel measurements, a spectrum analyzer and software-implemented power detection makes...

Application Note 2000-09-01

Optimizing Spectrum Analyzer Amplitude Accuracy (AN 1316)
This Application Note covers the factors affecting the accuracy (or uncertainty) of amplitude measurements made with spectrum analyzers, and explains how to calculate worst-case uncertainty in general situations. It will help you analyze a measurement and decide what procedure to follow to...

Application Note 2000-08-01

Understanding CDMA Measurements for Base Stations and Their Components (AN 1311)
This Application Note presents the fundamental measurement principles for the RF parametric tests performed on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) base stations and their components.

Application Note 2000-06-01

Performing cdma2000 Measurements Today (AN 1325)
cdma2000 is the 3GPP2 standard for 3G technology derived from cdmaOne. Although the standard has not yet been defined, R&D component and system engineers need to test their cdma 2000 designs today. This Application Note is a guide to cdma2000 testing based on established cdmaOne measurements...

Application Note 2000-05-22

Testing CDMA Base Station Amplifiers (AN 1307)
The objective of this Application Note is to cover the basic measurement fundamentals of characterizing the linear and non-linear behavior of CDMA power amplifiers.

Application Note 2000-05-01

Spectrum Analysis Basics: From 1997 Back to Basics Seminar
This paper covers everything from a definition of spectrum to the types of instruments used to make the measurements. Topics include resolution, amplitude measurements sensitivity, dynamic range, LO stability, and the use of spectrum analyzers....

Application Note 1997-04-01

Spectrum Analysis... Signal Enhancement (AN 150-7)
Part Number: 8554-8447. Application Note 150-7 (Jun75)

Application Note 1975-06-01