Tag: Measurement Fundamentals

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

IS YOUR SIGNAL ANALYZER UP TO TASK? PART 2: Three Advanced Noise Measurements to Expect from Your Modern Signal Analyzer

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IS YOUR SIGNAL ANALYZER UP TO TASK? PART 2: Three Advanced Noise Measurements to Expect from Your Modern Signal Analyzer

PARIS AKHSHI 2020.12.17

Last week, in the first part of this blog, we discussed three top measurements to characterize the power of your device. Hopefully that got you excited to follow the second part, to discuss how to tak

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#Signal Analyzers #Spectrum Analyzers #Measurement Fundamentals #5G

Spectrum Analysis Basics: Part 5 - Time Gating

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Spectrum Analysis Basics: Part 5 - Time Gating

Jessica Patterson 2020.12.16

Welcome back to the Spectrum Analysis Basics blog series! In part 4, I went over video filtering and trace averaging. This time, I’ll explain time gating. Time-gated spectrum analysis enables you to o

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#Signal Analyzers #Measurement Fundamentals

IS YOUR SIGNAL ANALYZER UP TO TASK? PART 1: Three Advanced Power Measurements to Expect from Your Modern Signal Analyzer

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IS YOUR SIGNAL ANALYZER UP TO TASK? PART 1: Three Advanced Power Measurements to Expect from Your Modern Signal Analyzer

PARIS AKHSHI 2020.12.11

Analyzing the frequency spectrum and accurately determining a signal’s value and characteristics, such as magnitude and phase, are of critical importance in modern technology using wireless techniques

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#Signal Analyzers #Spectrum Analyzers #Measurement Fundamentals #5G #Internet of Things

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

Spectrum Analysis Fundamentals, Part 4: Video Filtering and Trace Averaging

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Spectrum Analysis Fundamentals, Part 4: Video Filtering and Trace Averaging

Jessica Patterson 2020.08.31

Welcome back to the Spectrum Analysis Basics blog series. In part 3, I went over detector types and how spectrum analyzers gather and display data, including average detection. In this blog, I’ll go o

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#Spectrum Analyzers #Measurement Fundamentals