Agilent / HP / Keysight 8970A
8970A Noise Figure Meter
The Agilent 8970A Noise Figure Meter makes accurate and repeatable noise figure measurements.
The 8970A can be used with the 346x or 347x family noise sources.
Low instrument uncertainty and automatic second-stage correction
will make it possible to make accurate noise figure readings, even for low-gain devices.
The 8970A operates from 10 MHz to 1500 Mhz.
The 8970A is not compatible with the 8971B and 8971C Noise Figure Test Sets.
The 8970A can store one (1) ENR table.
The plot function does not exist on a 8970A.
The early versions of the 8970A are limited to a noise figure and gain range of 10MHz to 1500 MHz.
10 MHz to 1600 MHz
Accurate and simple, swept or CW measurements
Second stage correction
Displays both noise figure and gain
Calibrated display on oscilloscope, recorder, or plotter
Powerful special function enhancements
10 MHz to 1500 Mhz
Noise figure (gain) measurement range: 0 to 30 dB (-20 to at least 40 dB)
Noise figure resolution: .01 dB (.001 dB over HP-IB)
Gain resolution: .01 dB (.001 dB over HP-IB)
Frequency range: tunable from 10 to 1600 MHz
Frequency resolution: 1 MHz
Noise figure (for input power levels below -60 dBm): < 7 dB + .003 dB/MHz
Maximum operating input power: -10 dBm
Noise source drive: 28.0 volt