Noise Figure

The noise figure of a component quantifies the degradation in signal to noise ratio after the signal passes through it. One can also think of noise figure as the "extra" noise added by a component.

Receiver Dynamic Range - Part 2


Robert E. Watson

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.

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