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Signal & Spectrum Analyzer Benchtop/Handheld Firmware Update Center
To access the most recent version of firmware or software for signal and spectrum analyzer - benchtop and handheld models.

FAQ 2014-05-16

30-Day Free Trial for X-Series Measurement Applications for Benchtop Signal Analyzers
30-day trial license available for the X-Series measurement applications for benchtop signal analyzers.

FAQ 2014-04-30

Is there a sample program for acquiring Noise Figure and Gain Data from the Agilent NFA Series of Noise Figure Analyzers?
Yes

FAQ 2014-01-31

How does the attenuation algorithm in the NFA work?
See this FAQ for details

FAQ 2014-01-31

Is it possible to improve the system noise figure and reduce the measurement uncertainty of the Agilent N897xA Series Noise Figure Analyzers when c...

FAQ 2014-01-31

On the Agilent NFA Series of Noise Figure Analyzers, is it possible to query the RF attenuator range while in the auto range mode?
The command to query the Agilent NFA RF attenuator while in the auto ranging mode is: DIAG:BLU:RF:RANG?

FAQ 2014-01-31

What is the RF Test Blog?
RF engineers know that making good measurements is a challenge. The RF Test Blog was created as a resource for RF engineers to find ways to make better RF measurements.

FAQ 2013-12-17

Where can I find manuals for discontinued and obsolete Hewlett-Packard and Agilent test equipment?
Most Agilent products have PDF manuals that can be found on product pages. Other vendors also supply old manuals.

FAQ 2013-11-22

What is the absolute output power level of the various Agilent noise sources?

FAQ 2012-11-06

What is the Noise Figure accuracy specification for measuring “my device”?
Agilent supplies a web-based noise figure measurement uncertainty calculator. More detials about how to use this tool can be found here...

FAQ 2012-07-31

For Cable Testing should I use a TDR, a network analyzer, or both?
The cable specifications will determine the test equipment requirements...

FAQ 2011-10-07

Why is the Noise Figure application closing down the spectrum analyzer application on my X-Series analyzer when I try to switch into Noise Figure m...
This only occurs on instrument software version A.01.74. Click here to find out how to fix the issue...

FAQ 2010-06-14

Is it possible to plot Noise Figure and Gain traces from the 8970B to a printer via the Intelligent Interfaces Converter?
Yes, as long as the converter can still be purchased.

FAQ 2009-04-28

Is it possible to reset the 8970A,B Noise Figure ENR table values to factory default?
Button sequence found here...

FAQ 2009-04-28

Is there an example program for acquiring data from the Agilent 8970B Noise Figure meter via the GPIB bus?
Vee program found here...

FAQ 2009-04-28

What are the differences between the 8970A and 8970B Noise Figure Meters?
Details can be found here...

FAQ 2009-04-28

Can the 346C-K01 be used below 1 GHz?
This special option is not calibrated or characterized below 1 GHz.

FAQ 2009-04-28

Is it possible to reset the 8970A,B Noise Figure instrument storage/recall states to factory defaults?
Key sequence can be found here...

FAQ 2009-04-28

During a mixer noise figure test (NF) why are the NF and gain not equivalent to zero after a user calibration?
Details can be found here...

FAQ 2009-04-28

Which of Agilent's sensor cables and power meters are compatible with each other?
The table given here shows the compatibility between Agilent's sensor cables and power meters:….

FAQ 2009-02-27

What does Error Code 27 on the 8970B Noise Figure Analyzer indicate?
The Agilent 8970B/71B/71C Noise Figure Measurement Operating Manual specifies the error code as: “Overflow while calibrating”.

FAQ 2009-02-09

What does Error Code 42 on the 8970B Noise Figure Analyzer indicate?
This error is generated when the System Local Oscillator (LO) is not located on the GPIB bus at the address specified via Special Function 40.1.

FAQ 2009-02-09

What does Error Code 18 on the 8970B Noise Figure Analyzer Indicate?
Frequency calibration failed.

FAQ 2009-02-09

What do the various error codes on the 8970B Noise Figure Meter indicate?
Refer to the 8970B Error Message Data Sheet

FAQ 2009-02-09

What does Error Code 22 on the 8970B Noise Figure Analyzer indicate?
Current RF attenuation not calibrated.

FAQ 2009-02-09

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