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Application Notes

General Application Notes

AN1001: Anapico COM and API Libraries Tutorial. This application note describes how to use the communication API’s provided by our C and COM libraries. You can find the library here.

APPH Application Notes

AN2001: Remote Control of the APPH20G / APPH6040 This application note describes the different ways to establish reliable remote connection to your APPH.
AN2002: How to use external references with APPH20G / APPH6040 This application note focuses on the phase noise measurement of very low noise reference sources and explains why external references can be very useful to speed up measurement.
AN2003: Additive phase noise measurements with APPH20G / APPH6040 Additive phase noise, also referred to as residual phase noise, is the self phase noise of a component that adds to an existing signal as the signal passes through it. Hence the additive (residual) phase noise measurement is a valuable technique used to identify the phase noise contribution of a single component as part of a system design.
AN2004: ATE Excel Macro Demo Software for APPH20G / APPH6040. This application explains how to set up and use the ATE demo that can be downloaded as a zip archive from our homepage. Down load the macro
AN2005: Pulsed Phase Noise Measurements with APPH20G / APPH6040. This application note explains how to measure absolute phase noise of pulsed RF signals.

This tutorial explains how to perform an absolute phase noise measurement of a pulsed 10 GHz signal (pulse rate: 50 kHz; duty cycle: 5%) using an Anapico APPH20G.

This Tutorial will give a basic introduction to the APPH GUI and shows you how to perform a simple phase noise measurement using the Anapico APPH 20G/6040.

This Tutorial will explain how to perform a two channel absolute phase noise measurement with external references using an Anapico APPH20G or APPH6040.

This tutorial gives an introduction into the transient analyzer mode of the Anapico APPH20G/6040. It covers the transient analysis of a frequency step (1-2GHz) and demodulation of a 1GHz signal with 10kHz FM.

This Tutorial will explain how to perform a complete VCO Characterization using an Anapico APPH20G or APPH6040.

This Tutorial will explain how to perform a single channel additive phase noise measurement using an Anapico APPH20G or APPH6040.

APSIN Application Notes

AN3001: Phase Coherent Multiple RF Outputs This application note describes the achievable phase coherence of two APSINXXG signal generator or APSYN420 synthesizer units phase locked to an external 10 MHz reference.
AN3003: Fast Sweeps This application note focuses on how to program and run fast frequency (or generalized list) sweeps using the APSINXXG signal generators with the fast switching option FS.