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      Smart Field Tests for Smarter Airports

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      Smart Field Tests for Smarter Airports

      Sarah Gross 2020.06.30

      Air travel will get a facelift in the near future thanks to modern technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G. Smart airports will improve passengers’ travel experiences and make operations

      6 min read

      #FieldFox #Handheld #Aerospace + Defense

      How to Measure Beamformer ICs

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      How to Measure Beamformer ICs

      Matt Campbell 2020.06.22

      Multi-band beamforming antennas play an increasing role in sorting our ever-growing wireless traffic. At the heart of these antennas, beamformer integrated circuits (ICs) drive multiple transmit/recei

      4 min read

      #Network Analyzers

      How to Find the Fault in Your Transmission Line

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      How to Find the Fault in Your Transmission Line

      Sarah Gross 2020.05.29

      Transmission lines, like coaxial cables or twisted pairs, play an integral role in electrical engineering, carrying information and power for many applications. Transmission lines are distributed elem

      6 min read

      #FieldFox #Handheld

      Spectrum Analysis Basics - Part 2: What's in a spectrum analyzer?

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      Spectrum Analysis Basics - Part 2: What's in a spectrum analyzer?

      Jessica Patterson 2020.05.28

      In my last blog, I talked about types of spectrum analyzers, frequency and time domain basics, and a few applications of spectrum analyzers. In this blog, I’ll go over the block diagram of a spectrum

      5 min read

      #Spectrum Analyzers #Signal Analyzers #Measurement Fundamentals

      How to Optimize Local Oscillator Phase Noise for EVM Measurements

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      How to Optimize Local Oscillator Phase Noise for EVM Measurements

      Eric Hsu 2020.05.08

      The local oscillator (LO) is a major building block of every radio frequency (RF) front-end. LO is responsible, with the mixer, for the up and down-conversion of a specific channel. In a signal analyz

      5 min read

      #Signal Analyzers #Signal Generators #Wireless Device Test #5G

      Spectrum Analysis Basics, Part 1 - What is a Spectrum Analyzer?

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      Spectrum Analysis Basics, Part 1 - What is a Spectrum Analyzer?

      Jessica Patterson 2020.05.01

      Spectrum Analysis Basics, Part 1 – What is a spectrum analyzer? The concept of spectrum analysis is a little daunting. From simple amplitude and frequency measurements to complex, application-specific

      7 min read

      #Signal Analyzers #Spectrum Analyzers #Measurement Fundamentals

      Optimize Signal Conditioning for EVM Measurements

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      Optimize Signal Conditioning for EVM Measurements

      Eric Hsu 2020.04.30

      Exponential growth in demand for faster data rate applications has triggered the need for technologies capable of wide signal bandwidth at higher frequencies. Unfortunately, wider bandwidths also gath

      5 min read

      #Signal Analyzers #Wireless Device Test #5G