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

Application Note 2017-12-01

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

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

Optimizing Dynamic Range for Distortion Measurements 
This Product Note covers high dynamic range measurement techniques for the new PSA Performance Spectrum Analyzer Series. The Note describes the best way to use the PSA series to make distortion measurements such as ACP, intermodulation, and harmonic distortion.

Application Note 2011-10-27

Fundamentals of RF and Microwave Power Measurements (AN 1449) - Application Note 
Keysight's Fundamentals of RF and Microwave Power Measurements, application note (AN 1449-1/2/3/4).

Application Note 2009-06-05

Boosting PLL Design Efficiency From free-running VCO characterizations to closed-loop PLL evaluation 
This application note describes introduces practical solutions for VCO/PLL performance evaluation and gives actual examples of parameter measurements using the E5052B.

Application Note 2008-11-21

Using Extended Calibration Software for Wide Bandwidth Measurements (AN 1443) 
This 16-page application note explains how to ensure accurate measurements with a vector signal analyzer using quick calibration methods.

Application Note 2008-05-22

Bluetooth® RF Measurement Fundamentals - Application Note 
Bluetooth® is an open specification for a wireless personal area network. It provides limited range RF connectivity for voice and data transmissions between information appliances.

Application Note 2006-10-12

PSA High-Performance Spectrum Analyzer Secure Memory Erase and Instrument Sanitization 
Summarizes functionality which enables the user to achieve the instrument data sanitization in a secured environment for the PSA series spectrum analyzers: E4440A, E4443A, E4445A, E4446A, E4447A, E4448A. (Option 117)

Brochure 2006-10-01

Fundamentals of Signal Analysis Series (AN 1405-2) 
This application note is a primerfor those who are unfamiliar with the class of analyzers we call dynamic signal analyzers. These instruments are particularly appropriate for the analysis of signals in the range of a few millihertz to about a hundred kilohertz.

Application Note 2002-08-06

Fundamentals of Signal Analysis Series (AN 1405-1) 
This Application Note is a primer for those who are unfamiliar with the advantages of analysis in the frequency and modal domains.

Application Note 2002-05-24

Maximizing Accuracy in Noise Figure Measurements (PN 85719A-1) 
This Product Note discusses factors that affect accuracy with the 85719A Noise Figure Measurement System. Statistically generated curves of noise figure measurements uncertainly are also included.

Application Note 2000-10-01

Measuring Close-In AM in the Presence of FM (PN 8590-5) 
This Product Note explains how to use the FFT function in 8590 C/E/L-series Spectrum Analyzers with Fast Fourier Transform (FFT). FFT simplifies AM analysis by providing a smart user interface. AM measurements of RF or microwave signals are quick, continuous, and repeatable even when FM is...

Application Note 2000-07-01

Fundamentals of Signal Analysis (AN 243) 
This Application Note is a primer for those who are unfamiliar with the advantages of analysis in the frequency and modal domains and with the class of analyzers we call dynamic signal analyzers. It explains the time, frequency and modal domains and provides an overview of the major functions and...

Application Note 2000-06-01

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