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NFA Series Noise Figure Analyzers

Optimize for noise figure using the NFA Series of high performance noise figure analyzers, which are designed to make fast, accurate, repeatable measurements. Key features include the simple user interface, graphical display, data storage, selectable bandwidths and on screen limit lines for pass/fail testing. With the NFA Series reliable measurements up to 26.5GHz are now available in a single instrument.

Extend the NFA solution up to 110 GHz with special block downconverters

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Noise Figure Uncertainty Calculator
The noise figure uncertainty calculator has been created to aid your design work, from components through to systems, helping you meet the continued demand for higher system performance.

Analysis Tool 2014-05-19

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 2014-02-26

PDF PDF 1.48 MB
NFA Series Noise Figure Analyzer - Configuration Guide
This configuration guide provides specifications for the NFA Series noise figure analyzers.

Configuration Guide 2014-02-14

PDF PDF 1.92 MB
Noise Sources Installation Note
Installation note for the Noise Sources: 346A, 346B, N4000A, N4001A (all serial numbers).

Installation Manual 2013-06-01

PDF PDF 150 KB
NFA Noise Figure Analyzer User's Guide
User's guide for the NFA Series noise figure analyzers: N8972A, N8973A, N8974A, N8975A.

User Manual 2013-02-01

NFA Noise Figure Analyzer Quick Reference Guide
Reference material for basic NFA features. For use with the NFA Series noise figure analyzers: N8972A, N8973A, N8974A, N8975A.

Reference Guide 2013-02-01

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N8975A Option K98 Blockdown Converter Operating and Service Manual
Special Supplement for the N8975A Option K98 Operating and Service Manual.

Operation Manual 2012-12-01

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N8975A Option K99 Blockdown Converter Operating and Service Manual
Special Supplement for the N8975A Option K99 Operating and Service Manual.

Operation Manual 2012-12-01

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N8975A Option K50 Blockdown Converter Operating and Service Manual
Special supplement for the Operating and Service Manual for the N8975A Option K50.

Operation Manual 2012-12-01

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N8975A Option K88 Blockdown Converter Operating and Service Manual
Special Supplement for the N8975A Option K88 Operating and Service Manual.

Operation Manual 2012-12-01

PDF PDF 767 KB
N8975A Option K75 Blockdown Converter Operating and Service Manual
Special Supplement for the N8975A Option K75 Operating and Service Manual.

Operation Manual 2012-12-01

PDF PDF 922 KB
N8975A Option K40 Blockdown Converter Operating and Service Manual
Special supplement for the Operating and Service Manual for the N9075A Option K40.

Operation Manual 2012-12-01

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N8975A Option K67 Blockdown Converter Operating and Service Manual
Special Supplement for the N8975A Option K67 Operating and Service Manual.

Operation Manual 2012-12-01

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N8975A Option K63 Blockdown Converter Operating and Service Manual
Special Supplement for the N8975A Option K63 Operating and Service Manual.

Operation Manual 2012-12-01

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Making Noise Figure Measurements Video Series
Hints for making noise figure measurements.

Demo 2011-12-05

Noise Sources Installation Note
Installation note for the Noise Sources: 346C and N4002A (all serial numbers).

Installation Manual 2011-04-01

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NFA Noise Figure Analyzer Performance Verification and Calibration Guide
Performance verification and calibration guide for serial prefix greater than GB4446 or the Noise Figure RF board N8972-60101 fitted. For use with the N8972A, N8973A, N8974A and N8975A.

Calibration Guide 2011-01-01

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Agilent Test & Measurement Catalog 2011/2012

Catalog 2010-12-01

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Fundamentals of RF and Microwave Noise Figure (AN 57-1)
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 2010-08-05

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Service Manual 2009-02-17

Using the Agilent N8975A Noise Figure Analyzer and the N2002A Noise Source Test Set, Product Note

Application Note 2007-12-01

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NFA Noise Figure Analyzers Data Sheet
Data sheet for the NFA Series noise figure analyzers: N8973A, N8974A, N8975A.

Data Sheet 2007-11-05

Noise Figure Measurements of Frequency Converting Devices, AN 1487
"This application note provides details and examples about how the Agilent NFA Series noise figure analyzer (NFA) performs measurements in amplifier, downconverter and upconverter measurement mode".

Application Note 2004-02-06

NFA Noise Figure Analyzers Brochure
Brochure for the N8973A, N8974A or N8975A noise figure analyzers.

Brochure 2004-02-01

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Non-Zero Noise Figure After Calibration (AN 1484)
This Application Note attempts to explain the reasons behind the zero-error and shows with examples that it does not have a compromising effect on instrument accuracy in a measurement situation.

Application Note 2004-01-20

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