Robert E. Seastrom
rs at seastrom.com
Sun Dec 23 15:10:59 CST 2007
Spiffy, what's the entry url for Agilent's documentation at their
site? They seem to be following in the time-honored tradition of HP
in terms of having really great documentation on a really crappy web
site so that you can't find it...
Gary Chatters <gc-ar-l at garychatters.com> writes:
> Agilent is doing a good job of making application notes available as
> PDFs at their web site. AN-150, Spectrum Analysis Basics, is available
> in two resolutions. The PDF available directly from Agilent is a newer
> edition of the one available from JPL. There are also at least 14
> supplements to AN-150, for example, AN-150-4, Spectrum Analysis: Noise
> Agilent has also been scanning old application notes and making them
> available. The popular AN-52, Frequency and Time Standards, published
> back in 1961, is now available online. In addition to application notes
> they also have user and service manuals available. These are not just
> for current models, which you would expect, but many older discontinued
> models as well. To see what they had I searched for the 5345A, which
> they do have, and the 5245L, which is in their table but no manual
> Agilent states that they have installed a newer search capability as of
> November. I only tried a couple of searches with it. It did not always
> bring up all of the entries that I thought it should. But if you know
> an AN number, entering, say, "AN 150" in the search box on the home
> page will list all or at least most of the AN-150 application notes.
> Another source of HP information is http://www.hparchive.com They have
> some app notes and equipment manuals for some really old HP equipment.
> They also have PDFs of scanned HP catalogs. I find it useful to have HP
> catalogs since they provide a description and specs for any equipment I
> might want to pick up at a hamfest or on eBay.
> andre kesteloot wrote:
>> This is indeed an excellent find. (HP stuff was always well-detailed and
>> We will ask Frank to archive for future reference.
>> Was there anything else you found on other sites?
>> Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
>>> In an effort to get my hands around how to drive the Agilent spectrum
>>> analyzer that I borrowed a week or so ago (not self-explanatory like
>>> my first encounter with an oscilloscope in high school!), I managed to
>>> turn up a pdf of HP Application Note 150 - Spectrum Analysis at
>>> Worthwhile read.
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