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      Using De-embedding Techniques to Flatten Test System Frequency Response

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      Using De-embedding Techniques to Flatten Test System Frequency Response

      Eric Hsu 2019.12.04

      When a signal generator outputs a modulated signal, the components inside the signal generator and an external test network comprised of mixers, filters, and cables, contribute frequency responses tha

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      3 Tactics for Building Microwave Wideband Signal Generators

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      3 Tactics for Building Microwave Wideband Signal Generators

      Eric Hsu 2019.12.03

      Strong demand for faster data rate applications has triggered the need for new technologies capable of wide signal bandwidth. Cellular communication is transitioning from 4G to 5G to enable extreme da

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      #Signal Generators #Arbitrary Waveform Generators #Wireless Device Test #5G

      Why RTSA Is the Best When it Comes to Interference Hunting in the Field

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      Why RTSA Is the Best When it Comes to Interference Hunting in the Field

      Sarah Gross 2019.11.26

      Interference is an inherent side effect of new technology deployments using wireless communications. In a society that is moving (quickly) toward all-wireless technology, it is pertinent to detect, tr

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      The Four Ws of Noise Figure

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      The Four Ws of Noise Figure

      Nick Ben 2019.10.23

      Modern receiving systems must often process very weak signals, but the noise added by system components tends to obscure those very weak signals. Sensitivity, bit error ratio (BER), and most important

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      How to Characterize RF Distortion – Part 3: Demodulation and Troubleshooting

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      How to Characterize RF Distortion – Part 3: Demodulation and Troubleshooting

      Eric Hsu 2019.10.16

      In previous posts, I discussed how to examine the distortion impacts through statistical analysis of the signal power levels with the CCDF curves and power analysis in the frequency domain. In this po

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      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

      7 min read

      #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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