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MXA N9020A X-Axis Log Scale

Question asked by mongo02 on Jul 11, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 16, 2012 by mongo02
I have an old HP 4195A Network/Spectrum Analyzer from the 80's and it is able to plot/sweep frequencies on a log scale.  However, on my brand-spanking new N9020A, I cannot.  It only plots/sweeps frequencies linearly.  I find it very useful to see a large bandwidth at one time, which is only meaningful if the analyzer sweeps logarithmically.  There has to be a reason this feature was not carried into the new models and I would like to know why.  Am I the only one who sees this as a serious drawback?

Note: The E5052B SSA Signal Source Analyzer supports a logarithmic X-axis, so it's not like it's out of the question.