[time-nuts] Spec An for phase noise measurements

Matt Ettus boyscout at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 16:18:15 EST 2008


On Jan 21, 2008 12:41 PM, John Miles <jmiles at pop.net> wrote:
>
> > John,
> >
> > I'm a little confused as to what you are suggesting.  An 8662A is
> > about $1500, and the 11729C is about $3k.  What would I get for $25?
>
> The parts needed to implement Wenzel's app note:
> http://www.wenzel.com/documents/measuringphasenoise.htm
>
> > I don't know exactly what is involved with the 11729 and how it makes
> > measurements.
>
> Take an hour and look through this HP app note (large file, but only about
> 50 pages):
> http://www.thegleam.com/ke5fx/gpib/5952-8286E.pdf
>
> It is not all that specific to the 11729B/C despite making frequent
> references to it.

Makes sense now.  One problem -- the 8596E only goes down to 9kHz, at
least according to the specs.

Matt



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