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85037A and 8757D dynamic range

Question asked by Pulse.Analyzer on May 18, 2011
Latest reply on Jun 1, 2011 by Pulse.Analyzer
What is a good generator that is scalar network analyzer compatible
for testing 85037A to +20 dBm or a good amplifier without compression
before 126 mW is put out?
I say 126 mW because that is 21 dBm and I'm assuming no more than 1 dB insertion loss at 50 MHz when calibrating using a charted step attenuator.
The ancient 230B tube amplifier works but I cannot say how much longer life it has. Also the 8447 series go into compression too soon (as designed) and will not allow 100 mW output (or what is needed to overcome the insertion loss).  

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