This test measures the Noise Factor and Noise Figure (NF) of active and passive component devices by applying noise power from a noise source to the input of the spectrum analyzer. To determine the Noise Figure using the Y-factor method, either use the SA output in the Noise Source on/off states, or use the PSA's Noise Figure Personality to measure NF directly.
Principal Equipment Involved
- Agilent E4448A PSA Spectrum Analyzer
- Noise Source
- 346C: 26GHz
- 346CK01: 50GHz or
- Quinstar V & W Band Waveguide
- Anritsu Power Meter (optional)
NF measurements have not been confirmed above 26GHz using the NF personality in the PSA.
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