Procedures for High Power Swept Compression Measurements

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  • Author: Anthony J. Bichler
HP (now Agilent) vector network analyzers have been an RF laboratory staple since the cold war. They have enhanced pre-cision, simplified mea-surements, and have been configured in seem-ingly endless applica-tions. One of the more common configurationsin amplifier design has been the “amplifier swept set-up.” This outdated the sweep oscil-lator set-up consisting of a cavity wave meter, and crystal detectors with performance dis-played on an oscilloscope.