Metrology 101: How to Function Check a Spectrum Analyzer

Training Objective: Increase your efficiency and effectiveness by focusing in on any major problems your test unit may have with a quick and simple function check. The analyzer used for the example is an Agilent N9030A PXA Series spectrum analyzer. The instruction given will have to be adapted to your specific analyzer.

The function check for your analyzer may include other tests but the tests below are common to all spectrum analyzers and will apply to most signal source analyzers.

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