Tag: Network Analyzers

Consider the Source Part 2: Direct Digital Synthesis

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Consider the Source Part 2: Direct Digital Synthesis

Matt Campbell 2021.01.14

In our last blog, we explored traditional vector network analyzer architecture. Now, let’s look at how network analyzers based on direct digital synthesis (DDS) provide an extra performance boost for

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#Network Analyzers #Measurement Fundamentals

Consider the Source Part 1: What is a Phase Locked Loop?

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Consider the Source Part 1: What is a Phase Locked Loop?

Matt Campbell 2020.12.08

In this two-part blog we’ll look at how network analyzers generate signals. The phase locked loop is the bread and butter of analog signal generation, and understanding how phase locked loops work is

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#Network Analyzers #Measurement Fundamentals

Four Measurements for Field Engineers on the Go

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Four Measurements for Field Engineers on the Go

Sarah Gross 2020.08.31

Field engineers and technicians have to perform a variety of RF and microwave tests in remote locations. In many cases, they don’t know which tests they need to perform until they reach the test site.

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#Handheld #FieldFox #Spectrum Analyzers #Network Analyzers

Verify Wideband High-Power Amplifiers with Modulation Distortion Technique

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Verify Wideband High-Power Amplifiers with Modulation Distortion Technique

Eric Hsu 2020.07.22

In wireless communications systems, RF power amplifiers (PA) play a critical role in the quality attained in the RF chain. Engineers maximize PA's linearity while maintaining high output levels. This

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#Signal Generators #Network Analyzers #5G #Wireless Device Test

How to Measure Beamformer ICs

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How to Measure Beamformer ICs

Matt Campbell 2020.06.22

Multi-band beamforming antennas play an increasing role in sorting our ever-growing wireless traffic. At the heart of these antennas, beamformer integrated circuits (ICs) drive multiple transmit/recei

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#Network Analyzers

Network Analyzer Match-Up: E5071C vs E5080B

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Network Analyzer Match-Up: E5071C vs E5080B

Matt Campbell 2020.02.11

Recently, Keysight introduced the E5080B ENA vector network analyzer. It’s easy to look at the specs and get lost in the numbers, but seeing a real-world example gives the numbers meaning. So, I ran a

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#Network Analyzers