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Confronting Measurement Uncertainty in Signal Generation, Part 3: Waveform Sampling Images

RF + Microwave

Confronting Measurement Uncertainty in Signal Generation, Part 3: Waveform Sampling Images

Eric Hsu 2019.05.15

In the digital world, a digital electronic system that is designed to process signals does not treat the signals continuously as they are in reality. Instead, the system uses “sample” to indicate the

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#Signal Generators #Arbitrary Waveform Generators #Wireless Device Test

Confronting Measurement Uncertainty in Signal Generation, Part 2: Interpolation Overshoot

RF + Microwave

Confronting Measurement Uncertainty in Signal Generation, Part 2: Interpolation Overshoot

Eric Hsu 2019.05.07

It is common to find a gap between ideal conditions and reality. When you generate the desired signal, you need to understand that hardware implementation may cause a certain number of errors to the o

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#Signal Generators #Arbitrary Waveform Generators #Wireless Device Test

Confronting Measurement Uncertainty in Signal Generation, Part 1: Waveform Phase Discontinuity

RF + Microwave

Confronting Measurement Uncertainty in Signal Generation, Part 1: Waveform Phase Discontinuity

Eric Hsu 2019.05.02

Test equipment characterizes design performance and verifies devices under test function. To be effective, test equipment must outperform the devices under test. Minimizing measurement uncertainty att

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#Signal Generators #Arbitrary Waveform Generators #Wireless Device Test

How to Determine Oscilloscope Signal Integrity

Benchtop

How to Determine Oscilloscope Signal Integrity

Erin East 2019.04.30

Signal integrity continues to be a hot topic in the electronics world. Today’s designs have shrinking margins and increasing data rates; which means measurements must be more accurate than ever. Every

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#Oscilloscopes

Convenient Calibration Techniques for FieldFox Handheld Analyzers

RF + Microwave

Convenient Calibration Techniques for FieldFox Handheld Analyzers

Vandana Duff 2019.04.22

Handheld analyzers, the instrument of choice for engineers conducting RF and microwave tests in the field, offer a lot of conveniences. At the top of the list - access to all of the measurements you n

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#FieldFox #Handheld #Calibration

How to Perform Multi-Channel Timing and Phase Alignment

RF + Microwave

How to Perform Multi-Channel Timing and Phase Alignment

Eric Hsu 2019.04.18

In an earlier post, “How to Generate Multi-Channel Phase-Stable and Phase-Coherent Signals”, I discussed a test system capable of providing multiple signals and a constant phase relationship between t

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#Signal Generators #MIMO #4G LTE-A #5G

EM Simulation Technology and When to Use It

Simulation + Design

EM Simulation Technology and When to Use It

Anna McCowan 2019.04.18

High frequency system design is hard. If you’ve ever tried it, you know what I’m talking about. High frequency systems are complex, and they are becoming more and more common. This means your challeng

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#Design Software #Design + Automation