A lot of people new to the use of spectrum analyzers have some difficulty grasping the concept of video
bandwidth (VBW), resolution bandwidth (RBW), video averaging, and peak hold. This short video from Anritsu
explains the functions and demonstrates how settings affect signal display and sweep time. There are many similar
test equipment instructional videos available online.
(now Agilent) had the best
spectrum analyzer app note (AN-150) for years, and it was used by a couple generations of engineers as a
must-read document. An updated version of it is available that contains all the original content.
a copy and hang it in the lab.
hp Memory Project has a collection of downloadable vintage HP application notes, along with a long
list of app note titles.
This collection of video and audio files have
been featured on RF Cafe.
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