Agilent (Hewlett-Packard) 8970B Noise Figure Meter

The Agilent 8970B makes noise figure measurements in the 0 to 30 dB range. Measured noise can be displayed as noise figure or equivalent input noise temperature. Excess Noise Ratio (ENR) data can be entered in data tables on the noise figure meter. The meter uses this information to correct for ENR vs. frequency variations. The 8970B can be used with Agilent 346 (CMC loans the Agilent 346B Solid State Noise Source separately) or 347 noise sources.

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What’s Included

  • Agilent 8970B
  • Power Cord

Helpful Resources​

User Manual

System Specifications​

  • Noise figure measurement range: 0 to 30 dB
  • Gain measurement range: -20 to +40 dB
  • Frequency range: 10 to 1600 MHz
  • 4 MHz bandwidth


  • Noise figure and gain measurements
  • Characterization of amplifiers

Rent from CMC​

  • Request this equipment on a short-term loan basis.
  • Click here to complete the rental application.

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