HP Agilent 8970B Noise Figure Meter, 10 MHz - 1.6 GHz

HP/Agilent 8970B Noise Figure Meter, 10 - 1600 MHz
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HP/Agilent 8970B Noise Figure Meter, 10 - 1600 MHz HP/Agilent 8970B Noise Figure Meter, 10 - 1600 MHz HP/Agilent 8970B Noise Figure Meter, 10 - 1600 MHz
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Specifications:
  • Frequency Range: Tunable from 10 to 1600 MHz (10 to 2047 MHz with option 020)
  • Tuning Accuracy (for 10 to 40°C): ±(1 MHz + 1% of frequency); 6 MHz maximum
  • Frequency Resolution: 1 MHz
  • Noise Figure (for input power levels below -60 dBm): <7 dB + 0.003 dB/MHz (<7 dB +0.002 dB/MHz with option 020)
  • Input SWR, 50 ohms reference impedance:
    • <1.7 10 MHz to 1600 MHz; (<1.8 with option 020)
    • <2.0 1600 MHz to 2047 MHz - (option 020 only)
  • Maximum Operating Input Power: -10 dBm
  • Maximum Net External Gain: >65 dB between noise source and HP 8970B RF input

 

General:
  • Noise Source Drive: 28.0 ±0.1 V for noise source On (up to 60 mA peak); <IV for noise source Off
  • GPIB Capability: SH1, AH1, T5, TE0, L4, LE0, SR1, RL1, PP0, DC1, DT, C0, E1
  • Connectors: RF input: N(f), noise source drive: BNC (f)
  • Power: 100, 120, 220 , or 240 V, 48-66 Hz, 150 VA max.
  • Weight: 40 lbs (18.5 kg)

 

Options:
  • Option 020 - Extends upper frequency from 1600 to 2047 MHz
  • Option 700: External MATE translator
  • Call for more options

 

Features:
  • Tunes its input frequency between 10 and 1600 MHz
  • Controls an external LO for receiver or microwave measurements
  • Controls the noise source to turn it On or Off
  • Makes the noise power measurements
  • Calculates the noise figure
  • Removes the effects of the measurement systems noise
  • Compensates for losses before or after the DUT
  • Displays the results in either noise figure, effective noise temperature (Ta), or Y factor
  • Be assured of repeatable, accurate, and maintainable microwave noise figure measurements with the 
    HP / Agilent 8971C Noise Figure Test Set.

 

Gain Measurement Range:
  • Measurement range: -20 to >+40 dB
  • Instrumentation Uncertainty: ±0.15 dB
  • Resolution:
    • Gain >-9.99 dB: 0.01 dB
    • Gain <-9.99 dB: 0.1 dB

 

Supplemental Characteristics:
  • Bandwidth: Approximately 4 MHz
  • Sensitivity: -100 dBm
  • Measurement Speed: 6 to 9 measurements per second with minimum smoothing
  • Sweep Speed at Minimum Smoothing: Peak-to-peak Y-factor variation <0.02 dB (for smoothing factor of 64)(typical)
  • Maximum Safe Input Level: ±20 V dc; +20 dBm peak (or average) at RF
  • Audible Noise Level: <5.5 bels at 1 meter

 

Functional Properties:
  • Noise Figure Display Units:
    • Noise Figure: dB, ration
    • Uncorrected Y factor: dB, ration
    • Effective Input Noise Temperature: K
  • Displayed Measurement Frequency Range: 10 to 99,999 MHz
  • Hot Noise Source Data Range: ENR from -7 to +50 dB; spot Thot from 0 to >2.9x107 K
  • Number of Calibration Points in One Sweep: 181
  • Storage Capacity of Hot Noise Source Tables: 4 stored ENR tables with 35 frequencys each (plus 1 working ENR table)
  • Rear Channel Outputs: X axis and Y axis from 0 to 6V. Z axis is TTL for penlift (on an X-Y plotter) blanking (on an oscilloscope)
  • Plotter Capability: Noise figure and gain versus frequency plot with grid, title and noise figure, gain, and frequency axis annotation
  • Compatible Digital Plotters: HP 7470C, HP 7475A, HP 7550A, HP 7440A, HP 9872B

 

Electromagnetic Compatibility:

EMI: Conducted and radiated interference is in compliance with MIL-STD-461B CE03, RE02, EN55011, CLASS A (1991) AND CISPR, Class A (1990).
Conducted and radiated susceptibility: meets the requirements of MIL-STD-461B-1980, CS01/CS02, RS03 and EN50082-1 (1991) (IEC 801-2, 801-3 and 801-4).