These presentation notes describe some best practices and potential pitfalls of using "lab" versus "general" precision connectors in your testing environment. In this paper, "lab" precision generally refers to the air-dielectric 3.5-mm and 2.92-mm connectors, while "general" precision refers to SMA-style connectors.
This application note provides and in-depth analysis of the performance of connections using mixed connector types among SMA, 3.5-mm, and 2.92-mm varieties. These connectors are all designed to work together mechanically, but have some differences electrically.
This Watkins Johnson app note describes dynamic range measurements on receivers. Part 2 discusses "comprehensive measurements," or figures of merit that combine the primary measurements, such as noise figure or IP3, to provide a picture of the range of power levels that a receiver can handle. The app note is hosted on RF Café.
This Watkins-Johnson app note describes the factors affecting the dynamic range of receivers. Part 1 focuses on "primary measurements," which include noise figure, IP2, IP3, 1dB compression, phase noise, and internal spurs. The app note is hosted on RF Café.com