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Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzer (NVNA) Brochure
NVNA provides the critical leap in technology to go beyond linear S-parameters, allowing efficient and accurate analysis and design of active devices under real world operating conditions.

Brochure 2018-05-31

Help - PNA Series Network Analyzers Online Help (User Guide, Programming Guide)
This is the User's and Programming manual that is embedded in the PNA.

Help File 2014-05-15

Help, N5242A PNA-X Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzer (NVNA)
This is the User’s and Programmer’s manual for the NVNA.

Help File 2014-02-24

Agilent Technologies Engineers Author X-Parameters* Book
Agilent Technologies Engineers Author X-Parameters* Book

Press Materials 2013-10-30

Time Domain Analysis With a Network Analyzer Application Note (AN 1287-12)
This document focuses on time domain analysis (displays) generated from vector network analyzers (VNA). The intent is to provide engineers with frequency domain background, an in-depth view of how a time domain display is created from frequency domain data (S-parameters) and how to apply the time domain display to common problems in RF systems.

Application Note 2012-05-02

Load Pull + NVNA = Enhanced X-Parameters for PA Designs
With high mismatch and technology-independent large-signal device models.

Application Note 2011-09-08

Solutions for Nonlinear Characterization of High-Power Amplifiers - Article
The article was written by Keith Anderson and published in the Wireless Design magazine

Article 2011-05-02

Application of Keysight's PNA-X NVNA and X-Parameters in Power Amplifier Design
This 16-page article appeared in Microwave Journal's May 2011 issue; teaches you how to obtain actual linear and nonlinear component behavior to improve power amplifier design using Keysight's solutions.

Application Note 2011-05-01

EE Times: Time-domain simulations of high-speed links with X parameters

Article 2011-03-29

X-parameters: Commercial implementations of the latest technology enable mainstream applications
This blog article from Microwave Journal introduces advances in commercially available solutions for characterization, modeling, and design of nonlinear components and systems based on X-parameters.

Article 2011-01-06

X-parameters Aid MMIC Design
Microwaves & RF article on how models based X-parameters can provide insights into the linear and nonlinear behavior of key components in wireless systems, including power amplifiers and mixers.

Article 2010-07-15

Solutions for Memory Effects in Microwave Components
This "Solutions for Memory Effects in Microwave Components" app note explains how to use X-Parameters to characterize and model long-term memory effects of wideband modulated signals.

Application Note 2010-05-13

A Simplified Extension of X-parameters to Describe Memory Effects for Wideband Modulated Signals
Model memory effects of microwave amplifiers in the case of wideband modulated signals.

Application Note 2010-05-05

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Solutions for Characterizing Complex and Multi-Stage Circuits
This app note combines X-parameters with load-pull measurements to characterize load-dependent device behavior included in a large signal model for analysis of complex PA circuits.

Application Note 2010-04-07

Fundamentally Changing Nonlinear Microwave Design
Provides an overview of the invention and need for X-parameters to model the behavior of non-linear devices. This is an article was originally from Microwave Journal, Issue March 2010, Vol.53. No.3

Feature Story 2010-03-09

Solutions for Characterizing High-Power Devices—Using X-parameters to Make Nonlinear Measurements of
This “Solutions for…” app note discusses X-parameters used to properly characterize and understand the behavior of high power amplifiers, as engineers push them to their limit, into nonlinear operation.

Application Note 2010-03-04

High Power Amplifier Measurements Using Keysight's Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzers AN 1408-19
This application note discusses the unique challenges involved in testing high-power devices using Keysight's N5242A nonlinear vector network analyzer(NVNA).

Application Note 2010-01-26

Understanding X-parameter Nonlinear Measurements
This “Solutions for Securing Successful First-Pass Component Design“ application brief discusses the basics of X-Parameters and non-linear measurements using the PNA-X and ADS software.

Application Note 2010-01-06

Video Demos on Generating X-Parameters from Circuit Level Designs
This four part series of demonstration videos shows how to generate X-parameters from circuits.

Demo 2009-09-28

NVNA Press Releases

Press Materials 2009-09-09

Solutions for Characterizing and Designing Linear Active Devices
This short application brief discusses how to accurately characterize a devices’ nonlinear behavior.

Application Note 2009-08-21

X-parameters News
Press Releases related to Agilent's X-parameters

Press Materials 2009-08-21

Extension of X-parameters to Include Long-Term Dynamic Memory Effects
IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, Boston

Application Note 2009-06-05

Agilent Technologies Expands World's Most Flexible PNA-X Network Analyzer for Active Device Test

Press Materials 2009-06-01

Solutions for Active Device Test
This application note, Using Modern VNAs to Automate Traditional Multi-instrument RF Test Systems, shows how test system designers can design simpler test systems with the lowest overall cost of ownership.

Application Note 2009-05-05

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