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      Have You Tried Turning Your House Off and On Again?

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      Have You Tried Turning Your House Off and On Again?

      Matt Campbell 2021.01.18

      When you call an HVAC technician these days, the first thing they might ask is, “have you tried turning it off and on again?” This morning, I woke up to an indoor temperature of 55 F (that’s 286 Kelvi

      5 min read

      #Internet of Things

      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

      4 min read

      #Network Analyzers #Measurement Fundamentals

      How to Calibrate a Spectrum Analyzer

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      How to Calibrate a Spectrum Analyzer

      Jessica Patterson 2020.12.21

      If you have worked with a vector network analyzer (VNA), you are probably used to calibrating your measurement setup to account for losses. However, when you’re working with a signal or spectrum analy

      6 min read

      #Calibration #Signal Analyzers

      2020 Holiday Gift Guide

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      2020 Holiday Gift Guide

      Sarah Gross 2020.12.21

      Behind on your holiday shopping? What do you get for the person that has everything? We’ve put together some last-minute gift ideas for you. Don’t sleep on these innovative, one-of-a-kind gifts for yo

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      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

      7 min read

      #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

      6 min read

      #Signal Analyzers #Measurement Fundamentals

      Get to Know the FieldFox Handheld Analyzer

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      Get to Know the FieldFox Handheld Analyzer

      Sarah Gross 2020.12.14

      Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, let it snow while you get to know the FieldFox handheld analyzer. Although I am aware that songwrit

      7 min read

      #FieldFox #Handheld