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Time-Gating

Question asked by quantumlight on Mar 10, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 12, 2014 by tabbott
I am trying to use the time-gating function on PXA N9030A. It seems that when you go into the GATE view, there is a blue line called MIN FAST that is defined as the minimum amount of time it takes for the GATE to be enabled after a trigger event. Looking at the display, this works out to about 200 us.  I tried changing RBW but that does not seem to affect the MIN FAST. 

However if you just do a normal TRIGGER + SWEEP, according to this http://www.home.agilent.com/upload/cmc_upload/All/XseriesTrigDelay.pdf, it seems the minimum you can get is 3.353 us. 

I will be using both in zero-span. Can someone tell me why there is such a huge timing delay between the two methods?

Thanks.  

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