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August 10th, 2015

Free App Note From Keysight Technologies Reveals Dynamic Range Optimization Techniques For Spectrum Analyzers

[SatNews] To obtain more data out of a spectrum analyzer, going back to the basics is what is required.

Dynamic range identifies whether or not low-level signals will be visible in the presence of large signals, and is one of the most important—and difficult—measurements to get right.

As the display range, measurement range, noise floor, phase noise, and spurious response of the instrument all play important roles in determining dynamic range, which is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. Understanding which dynamic range interpretation applies will result in more accurate, reliable, and repeatable spectrum analyzer measurements.

Learn more in the Keysight Technologies' app note, Optimizing RF and Microwave Spectrum Analyzer Dynamic Range, just one of the tools available in the spectrum analysis toolkit—a collection of essential resources that help you make measurements based on solid fundamentals. To obtain the App Note, please visit this infopage.