Making accurate, pulsed S-parameter and time-domain measurements is challenging, even with modern vector network analyzers (VNAs) and methods. Understanding these challenges can help you create a unique test solution using a PXI VNA. This VNA can make complex pulsed measurements for applications including the characterization of RADAR components or high-power amplifiers as well as perform time-domain analysis to help you better understand such systems. At this session, explore several characteristics of pulsed RF signals and the adaptations you need to make to measure them with a VNA. Also examine basic VNA calibration and methods to accurately establish a measurement reference plane.