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      Network Analyzer Basics You Need to Know

      RF + Microwave

      Network Analyzer Basics You Need to Know

      Vandana Duff 2019.03.08

      What is a Network Analyzer? Vector network analyzers are crucial for the characterization of the devices and components used in radio frequency and microwave systems. This includes network testing for

      6 min read

      #FieldFox #Network Analyzers

      Simplify Receiver Characteristic and Performance Tests

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      Simplify Receiver Characteristic and Performance Tests

      Eric Hsu 2019.02.28

      Noise is an unwanted signal that affects both transmitter and receiver performance in communications systems. It degrades both the modulation quality of a transmitter and the sensitivity of a receiver

      7 min read

      #Signal Generators #Wireless Device Test #LTE

      Make Fast and Accurate Adjacent Channel Power Measurements

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      Make Fast and Accurate Adjacent Channel Power Measurements

      Melissa Garza 2019.02.25

      Whether you are designing a new communications device or verifying its performance, you will need to make power measurements. Measuring the power of digitally modulated signals helps you maximize the

      3 min read

      #Wireless Device Test #Spectrum Analyzers

      Real-time and Arbitrary Waveform Generation Mode: Which One is Right for Your Test?

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      Real-time and Arbitrary Waveform Generation Mode: Which One is Right for Your Test?

      Eric Hsu 2019.02.21

      When you download baseband waveform files to an RF vector signal generator (VSG), a question comes to mind. Does the VSG have enough memory available for my waveform files? Sometimes, you configure si

      8 min read

      #Signal Generators #Arbitrary Waveform Generators

      Quantify Your Digital Modulation Signals Performance

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      Quantify Your Digital Modulation Signals Performance

      Eric Hsu 2019.02.14

      In consumer wireless, military communications, or radar, you face a continual bandwidth crunch in a spectrum that is filled with interference. So, testing your devices via signal simulation is critica

      6 min read

      #Signal Generators #Wireless Device Test

      Three Tricks for Measuring Low-Level Signals with Signal Analyzers

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      Three Tricks for Measuring Low-Level Signals with Signal Analyzers

      Melissa Garza 2019.02.05

      Finding and measuring low-level signals can be an elusive and frustrating task. Low-level signals love to hang out where we can’t see them, like in the noise or the skirts of higher power signals. The

      5 min read

      #Signal Analyzers

      Download I/Q Waveforms into a Vector Signal Generator

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      Download I/Q Waveforms into a Vector Signal Generator

      Eric Hsu 2019.01.15

      RF vector signal generators (VSG) use dual arbitrary waveform generators (AWG) to generate baseband I (in-phase) and Q (quadrature) waveform signals. Dual AWGs control the playback sequence of wavefor

      9 min read

      #Signal Generators #Arbitrary Waveform Generators