Noise Figure Measurement without a Noise Source on a Vector Network Analyzer

This application note describes the noise figure measurement using the R&S Vector Network Analyzers of the ZVA and ZVT series.  It explains the concept of measuring noise figures without the need for a characterized noise source.  Furthermore, it discusses different measurement applications and the respective setup and implications

Phase noise measurement on pulsed signals using the R&S®FSWP phase noise analyzer

The R&S®FSWP, a new phase noise and VCO tester from Rohde & Schwarz, quickly and easily measures phase noise and AM noise with cross-correlation on CW and pulsed signals. Equipped with the R&S®FSWP-K4 option, the R&S®FSWP automatically determines all pulse parameters (e.g. pulse repetition rate, pulse width) that are relevant. All results are available at…