Tag: Signal Analyzers

How to Characterize RF Distortion – Part 2: Making Distortion Measurements

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How to Characterize RF Distortion – Part 2: Making Distortion Measurements

Eric Hsu 2019.10.08

In an earlier post, “How to Characterize RF Distortion – Part 1: CCDF Measurements,” I discussed how to evaluate waveform designs and statistical analysis of the signal power levels with complementary

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#Signal Generators #Signal Analyzers #Wireless Device Test

The ABCs of Analog Demodulation

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The ABCs of Analog Demodulation

Nick Ben 2019.10.04

If you’re an RF engineer, you’ll know that demodulation is the process of extracting the original information-bearing signal that was imposed on a carrier wave. But, why would you want to impose a sig

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#Signal Analyzers #Signal Generators

How to Characterize RF Distortion – Part 1: CCDF Measurements

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How to Characterize RF Distortion – Part 1: CCDF Measurements

Eric Hsu 2019.09.22

In today’s wireless systems, frequency spectrum is a finite resource. Complex modulation schemes improve spectral efficiency, but they also cause distortions. Characterizing RF devices involves testin

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#Signal Generators #Wireless Device Test #Signal Analyzers

Expand your Spectrum Analyzer’s Capabilities with a Tracking Generator

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Expand your Spectrum Analyzer’s Capabilities with a Tracking Generator

Melissa Garza 2019.04.04

Introduction When you are working on your design at the component level, you need to understand how each component will behave when used in its final design. For example, in most transceivers, there a

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#Spectrum Analyzers #Wireless Device Test #Network Analyzers #Signal Analyzers

Clock Quality and Analysis of Phase Noise Measurement Methods

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Clock Quality and Analysis of Phase Noise Measurement Methods

Daniel Bogdanoff 2019.03.05

Oscilloscopes have started to become a viable option for measuring phase noise. This post was written by guest author Yang Zou, Keysight's IoT solutions lead In modern high-speed digital design, the c

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#Oscilloscopes #Signal Analyzers

Three Tricks for Measuring Low-Level Signals with Signal Analyzers

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Three Tricks for Measuring Low-Level Signals with Signal Analyzers

Melissa Garza 2019.02.05

Finding and measuring low-level signals can be an elusive and frustrating task. Low-level signals love to hang out where we can’t see them, like in the noise or the skirts of higher power signals. The

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