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For most of your RF & Microwave measurement needs, you can find application & solution information here.

Be sure to check the library of application notes for detailed information on using your equipment and successfully completing the measurements you need.

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EMI Compliance Test vs. EMI Pre-Compliance Test - Application Brief 
This paper gives you an understanding on the advantage of running an in-house EMI pre-compliance test with a spectrum analyzer, guide you through the process of making a good estimation of your new product's EMI performance, and diagnose unwanted emissions.

Application Note 2018-08-07

Making Conducted and Radiated Emissions Measurements - Application Note 
This application note provides an overview of radiated and conducted emissions measurements as well as a methodology for EMI precompliance testing.

Application Note 2018-08-06

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 2018-06-29

Pulsed Carrier Phase Noise Measurements - Application Note 
This application note discusses basic fundamentals for making pulsed carrier phase noise measurements.

Application Note 2018-03-09

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 2018-01-26

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

Using Advanced Design System to Design an MMIC Amplifier 
This AN illustrates the design of a MMIC amplifier, problems faced in designing, simulating, and producing a physical layout of an MMIC circuit, validation steps needed to verify that the physical layout.

Application Note 2017-12-05

Preselector Tuning for Amplitude Accuracy in Microwave Spectrum Analysis 
This 8 page application note introduces the technique for broadband modulated signals employed in the new MXA signal analyzer.

Application Note 2017-12-05

One Size Does NOT Fit All - Application Note 
This application note discusses the topic of “One Size Does NOT Fit All” and how test system configurations benefit from a choice of hardware form factors and software products.

Application Note 2017-12-01

New Pulse Analysis Techniques for Radar and EW - Application Note 
This app note discusses the best tools for different types of pulse analysis, along with display and analysis techniques for various signals and measurement goals.

Application Note 2017-12-01

Simulation and Verification of Pulse Doppler Radar Systems - Application Note 
Keysight SystemVue illustrates key algorithms in modern Pulsed Doppler radar system design, and also connects to Keysight sources and signal analyzers to verify hardware performance.

Application Note 2017-12-01

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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

Making EMI Compliance Measurements - Application Note 
This application note provides an overview of EMI compliance test requirements and measurement approaches.

Application Note 2017-12-01

10 Hints for Making Successful Noise Figure Measurements (AN 57-3) - Application Note 
This document will help minimize the uncertainties in your noise figure measurements. Key topics include minimizing extraneous signals, mismatch uncertainties, nonlinearities, and path losses.

Application Note 2017-10-20

Average Power Sensor Measurement Uncertainty Calculator - Application Note 
Measurement Uncertainty Calculator for the Average Power Sensors (N8481A, N8482A, N8485A, N8481A-CFT, N8482A-CFT, N8485A-CFT, 8481D, 8485D, 8487D, R8486D, Q8486D, E4412A, E4413A, E9300A, E9301A, E9304A, E9300B, E9301B, E9300H, E9301H)

Application Note 2017-09-08

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Network Analysis - De-embedding and Embedding S-Parameter Networks (1364-1) 
At RF and microwave frequencies, it becomes difficult to directly measure devices with nonstandard connectors (for example, devices using surface-mount packaging).

Application Note 2017-09-07

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

P-Series Measurement Uncertainty Calculator 
Measurement Uncertainty Calculator for the N1911A and N1912A Power Meters and the N1921A and N1922A Power Sensors.

Application Note 2017-08-01

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Making Better Models with User Data 
This paper details the process of combining MATLAB and the RF System analysis to improve the accuracy of simulations via personalized models.

Application Note 2017-06-24

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Genesys S/Filter Software Synthesizes Custom RF, MW and Analog Filters for Realization 
This white paper describes direct filter synthesis capabilities in Keysight Genesys S/Filter design software used to realize custom filter response.

Application Note 2016-09-23

Educational Overview of RF Power Measurement and Applications - Application Note 
RF power measurement is the basic for the study of RF & microwave theories. Understand how RF power meter and sensor works and its applications from the educational perspectives.

Application Note 2016-08-22

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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

5 Reasons to Buy the X-Series Noise Figure Analyzer - Flyer 
This 2-page flyer lists 5 reasons to buy the X-Series noise figure analyzers

Application Note 2016-01-26

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Optimizing RF and Microwave Spectrum Analyzer Dynamic Range -- Application Note 
The dynamic range of a spectrum analyzer is traditionally defined as the ratio, in dB, of the largest to the smallest signals simultaneously present at the input of the spectrum analyzer that allows measurement of the smaller to a given degree of uncertainty. The signals of interest can either be...

Application Note 2015-07-24

Programming with the N937xA PXIe Vector Network Analyzers - Application Note 
This application note discusses the process of developing a C# application using an IVI driver as the programming remote driver for the M937xA PXIe vector network analyzer.

Application Note 2015-07-07

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