- Wide frequency coverage
- High-sensitivity reception and high-precision measurement performance
- Chinese and English operation interface, big screen dual channel HD display
- Amplifier, Up converter and down converter measurement mode
- Single sideband and double sideband measurement function
- Comprehensive loss compensation function
- Flexible file and table processing functions
- Passed/failed test notification limit line function
- Various external interfaces
- Dual noise source drive
3986 Series Noise Figure Analyzers include 3986A (10 MHz～4 GHz), 3986D (10 MHz～18 GHz), 3986E (10 MHz～26.5 GHz), 3986F (10 MHz～40 GHz) and 3986H (10 MHz～50 GHz). Features of the product include wide-range frequency coverage, high-sensitivity reception, friendly user interface, big screen dual channel HD display, various external interfaces, and dual noise source drive etc. It can measure the noise figure and gain of amplifiers, up converters and down converters, as well as to support automatic measurement of noise figure of multi-stage converters. Guide interfaces are intuitive for setting measurement modes. The comprehensive loss compensation function can compensate loss induced in measurement channel before and/or after the device under test by means of fixed or table forms. The built-in noise figure measurement uncertainty calculator does quantitative analysis of the uncertainty of measurement noise figure. Limit line function that provides test passed/failed notification simplifies the determination of passed/failed test. User friendly features make it easy for engineering technicians to set measurements correctly, to observe and save measurement results in different forms. They can be widely used in R&D, manufacturing, testing and technical assurance tests of electronic equipment for radar, communication, navigation etc.
Wide frequency coverage
The coaxial integrated frequency of 3986 series Noise Figure Analyzers covers the range of 10 MHz～ 50 GHz, where 5 frequency range configurations are selectable for different user's test demand of different band. With external MMW extended frequency modules, the noise figure measurement frequency range can be extended to 110GHz.
High-sensitivity reception and high-precision measurement performance
The optimum reception sensitivity precedes -170 dBm/Hz, and the full-band reception sensitivity precedes -162 dBm/Hz. It adopts automatic adjustment and precise calibration technologies, which improve the channel gain. And the linearity within the range of noise power measurement precedes ±0.1 dB.
Amplifier, up converter and down converter measurement mode
Basic amplifier measurement mode is used for noise figure and gain measurement of the device under test, which falls in the amplifier category within the frequency range of the Noise Figure Analyzers. The extended frequency range measurement in the down converter mode is used for noise figure and gain measurement of amplifier, of which the frequency exceeds the frequency range of the Noise Figure Analyzers.
They have noise figure and gain measurement functions of up converters and down converters, as well as to support automatic scanning measurement of noise figure of multi-stage converters. Interface setting in measurement mode is intuitive. All measurement settings corresponding to measurement mode can be done in the same test interface.
Single sideband and double sideband measurement function
It has the capacity of setting, controlling and data processing for the measurement of single sideband (including upper sideband and lower sideband) and double sideband. During noise figure measurement, the sideband setting must be the same as that is actually applied of the device under test.
Comprehensive loss compensation functions
Loss in the measurement channel can be compensated by means of fixed or table form before and/or after the measurement, which would greatly benefit precise measurement of noise figure of automatic test system or microwave chips.
Flexible file and table processing functions
The types of files and tables that can be processed by 3986 Series Noise Figure Analyzers include limit lines, excess noise ratio table, trace file, state file, frequency list, loss compensation table and screen images. For user data process purposes, files and tables can be edited, saved, loaded, and deleted.
Passed/failed test notification limit line function
Limit line function of test passed/failed notification simplifies passed/failed test for the use of production line. Types of limit lines include upper limits and lower limits. A pair of upper and lower limit lines could be set individually for each display channel. When measurement results exceed limit range, the instrument would prompt "Limit Line Failed" notification in red.
Dual noise source drive
Standard and smart noise source drive interfaces provided. Standard noise source drive interface that provides +28 V pulse drive voltage to support noise sources from multiple manufacturers. It's highly compatible. Noise Figure Analyzers can identify the connection of smart noise source and load excess noise ratio data automatically. It can also detect changes of environment temperature for temperature correction of noise figure to improve speed and accuracy of measurement.