The HP 3586A and 3586B selective level meters offer the high performance needed to meet the demanding requirements in the design, manufacture, commissioning, and maintenance of Frequency Division Multiplex (FDM) systems and for general purpose wave analysis and frequency synthesis. The 3586A meets CCITT requirements, and the 3586B meets North American (Bell) standards. They are fully programmable over the HP Interface Bus.
The 3586A and B selective level meters provide a unique combination of features, including wideband power and optional telephone impairment measurement of impulse noise, phase jitter, noise with tone, and signal-to-noise-with-tone ratio. The wide frequency coverage to 32.5 MHz of the 3586A and B allows measurements to be made at both voice channel and carrier frequencies. Microprocessor control adds many ease-of-use features such as amplitude offset measurements of tone and noise level in units of dBMO, dBrnCO, or dBpWO. Convenience features include simultaneous analog and digital level displays, precise frequency setting with the HP fractional N synthesized local oscillator, accurate frequency counter, and tone measurements with automatic channel alignment for 800 Hz (CCITT) or 1004 Hz (Bell) test tone or carrier frequency reference.
The 3586A and B can make both carrier frequency measurements to 32.5 MHz and voice channel measurements from 50 Hz to 100 kHz. You can measure tone levels, idle channel noise, or weighted noise at voice channel, then compare at carrier frequency.
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Agilent / HP 3586B