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measure noise with power meter

Question asked by cgantz2000 on Apr 3, 2009
Latest reply on Apr 5, 2009 by RayH
In the app notes for spectrum analyzers there is discussion about the 2.3dB correction that is needed when measuring noise to account for the different statistics of sinusoids vs. noise due to the log amp, iIF filter, and something else which I've forgotten.

Is there a similar issue when using a power meter with standard diode sensor heads, like the E series. If there is, is there an app note on that or is it the same as with spectrum analyzers.

Thanks.

Chuck

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