Software for Analyzers
Agilent introduces a software application for its spectrum analyzer families, which allows multichannel power amplifier (MCPA) designers to achieve the lowest possible distortion and highest linearity with the least amount of effort and complexity. The 8960A distortion test suite can be used with Agilent ESA-E or PSA Series spectrum analyzers or 89600 Series vector signal analyzers. When used with a spectrum analyzer, the ESG or PSG Series digital signal generator, and a PC running any Windows operating system, the 896004A delivers the processed (delay-corrected and amplitude normalized signal files designers need to program advanced curve fitters that control the linearity of MCPAs. The test suite also graphically shows the incremental signal degradation contributed by the MCPA, as well as many other characteristics useful for optimizing amplifier performance.