Tag: Signal Generators

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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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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Avoid the Pitfalls Associated with IoT RF Receiver Testing

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Avoid the Pitfalls Associated with IoT RF Receiver Testing

Eric Hsu 2019.09.11

The demand for ubiquitous wireless communications challenges the physical limitations of current wireless communications systems. When IoT systems operate in a crowded wireless environment on the same

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#Signal Generators #Wireless Device Test #Internet of Things

Spurious Emissions and Intermodulation Distortions: Will Your Wireless Receiver Transmit Signals?

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Spurious Emissions and Intermodulation Distortions: Will Your Wireless Receiver Transmit Signals?

Eric Hsu 2019.09.05

Various combinations of signals in a transmitter and receiver can cause spurious signals. Spurious responses may be a spur from a LO, a harmonic of a power supply, distortion products, or a harmonic o

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How to Configure Wireless Receiver Dynamic Range Tests

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How to Configure Wireless Receiver Dynamic Range Tests

Eric Hsu 2019.08.25

The most common wireless receiver test is receiver dynamic range which includes minimum input sensitivity, maximum input level, and channel noise. For different wireless standards, the definition of t

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