Freq Resp 300 kHz to 3.6 GHz Preamp Off Performance Test

This test applies to the following models:

Frequency response (aka. Flatness) is defined as the amplitude deviation from the reference amplitude at 50 MHz. The complete analyzer frequency response is measured with several tests.

The model and options of the DUT will determine which tests are run from the list below.

A “buried power sensor” technique is used to characterize the tracking error of a power splitter in order to avoid the relatively large specified tracking error. This technique reduces the measurement uncertainty to verify the frequency-response specification for the 300 kHz to 3.6 GHz range. The buried sensor calibration is valid for four hours.

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Required Test Equipment

Test Equipment

Recommended Model Number

RF Signal Generator

PSG Models
(see equipment list)

Power Meter

N1914A

RF Power Sensor
(2 required)

N8482A

RF Power Splitter

11667A

BNC Cable

8120-2582

Type-N Cable

11500C

Type-N (m) to Type-N (m) adapter

1250-1475

3.5 mm (f) to Type-N (f) adapter
(for 3.5 mm source)

1250-1745

2.4 mm (f) to Type-N (f) adapter
(for 2.4 mm source)

11903B

Connection Setups

In the following setups, cables are designated as solid lines and direct connections are designated as dashed lines.

Power Meter Calibration


 

Splitter Characterization

 

Freq Resp 300 kHz to 3.6 GHz Preamp Off Test Setup