N9069A Noise Figure Measurement Application
Key Features & Specifications
- One-button noise figure and gain measurements from 10 MHz to 50 GHz
- Supports easy to use Agilent SNS Series noise sources and 346 Series noise sources
- Runs inside the X-Series signal analyzers and MXE EMI receiver
- Measurements include noise figure, gain, Y-factor, effective temperature, and hot/cold power density
- Estimate the overall noise figure using the internal measurement uncertainty calculator
- To help optimize your measurements and minimize uncertainties, refer to the 10 Hints for Making Successful Noise Figure Measurements application note
- Support for multi-stage converters, multipliers and dividers, external LO control and manual mode
Performance (hardware dependent)
- Noise figure instrument uncertainty up to ±0.02 dB
- Noise figure gain uncertainty up to ±0.07 dB
- Instrument noise figure up to 9.5 dB (nominal, at 1 GHz)
- Instrument match 1.3 (nominal, at 1 GHz)
- License key upgradeable
- Fixed and transportable license available
- Programmable via USB, LAN or GPIB, code compatible with ESA, PSA and NFA
The N9069A noise figure measurement application is one in a common library of more than 25 measurement applications in the Agilent X-Series, an evolutionary approach to signal analysis that spans instrumentation, measurements and software. Transforming the X-Series signal analyzers into noise figure measurements, the application provides one-button noise figure and gain measurements to help you design, evaluate, and manufacture your devices or receiving systems.
Noise figure measurements
- Characterize noise figure and gain of receivers and their lower-level components, in three data views: graphic, meter and table
- Achieve great testing flexibility with user-definable sweep time and noise source settling time settings
- Achieve fully-specified measurements with an optional internal preamplifier up to 50 GHz on the PXA signal analyzer, 26.5 GHz on the MXA signal analyzer, and up to 44 GHz on the EXA signal analyzer
- Achieve better noise figure measurements up to 110 GHz on PXA or MXA with Agilent K-series block down converters (N8975AZ)
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