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  • Application Note: Reflectometer Measurements - Revisited Twenty four years ago Wiltron (now Anritsu) published a Technical Review "Why Tolerate Unnecessary Measurement Errors", long since out of print...
  • Group Delay and Phase Measurement on Frequency Converters
    Group Delay and Phase Measurement on Frequency Converters

    Frequency converters such as those found in satellite transponders need to be characterized not only in terms of amplitude transmission but also in terms of phase transmission or group delay, especially with the transition to digital modulation schemes. They often do not provide access to the internal local oscillators. This application note describes a method using the R&S ZVA to measure group delay of mixers and frequency converters with an embedded local oscillator very accurately.

  • Low Noise Amplifier Testing Challenges

    Designers, modelers, and manufacturers of RF and microwave frequency amplifiers used in applications such as radar, wireless communication, or high-speed digital communication systems at either the wafer-level or as a packaged part face many test challenges. Higher performance requirements in the face of tighter budgets and more demands on test engineer time result in the need for test systems which provide technical leadership while remaining cost effective, easy to use, and flexible.

  • Testing LTE Release 9 Features
    Testing LTE Release 9 Features

    LTE – the fastest growing mobile radio standard – had its beginnings in 3GPP Release 8. Initial improvements and new features were implemented in Release 9. This Application Note describes the T&M methods for LTE Release 9 features using Rohde & Schwarz instruments.

  • Receiving BEIDOU, GALILEO and GPS Signals with MATLAB and R&S IQR, R&S TSMW
    Receiving BEIDOU, GALILEO and GPS Signals with MATLAB and R&S IQR, R&S TSMW

    This application note demonstrates remote operation of Rohde & Schwarz instruments using SCPI commands and attribute based drivers directly out of MATLAB scripts and functions.

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Test Systems

Test Systems

JFW is an innovative designer and manufacturer of application specific matrix switches and programmable test systems for cellular / PCS laboratory installations...
Frequency Synthesizer

Frequency Synthesizer

Frequencies from 50 MHz to 4.2 GHz in bandwidths from 50% at fc < 1 GHz to >30% at 2.5 GHz are available with customer-specified step sizes of 5 KHz to 10 MHz. The SLX-148 Frequency Synthesizer offers exceptional phase noise with buffered output in an ultra-miniature surface-mount package...
R&S&reg;SMW200A Vector Signal Generator

R&S®SMW200A Vector Signal Generator

The R&S®SMW200A is the vector signal generator for the most demanding applications. As a result of its flexibility, performance and intuitive operation, it is a perfect tool for generating complex, digitally modulated signals of high quality.

MA24106A: USB Power Sensor

MA24106A: USB Power Sensor

The MA24106A power sensor is a USB power sensor that eliminates the need of a traditional power meter. It is a highly accurate, standalone instrument that communicates with a PC via USB. The power measurement capability of MA24106A is intended to mimic that of a traditional thermal (thermo-electric) power sensor with a wider dynamic range. Therefore, it is ideal for measuring average power of CW, modulated RF waveforms such as 3G, 4G, OFDM, and multi-tone signals. It measures true RMS power regardless of the type of the input signal.

High Power Microwave Signal Generator: Model 845-HP

High Power Microwave Signal Generator: Model 845-HP

Higher power in their signal generators was Berkeley Nucelonics’ number one request from their customers, and they delivered on it. The model 845-HP microwave signal generator is very similar to the model 845, but its wide and accurately levelled output power range (up to +23 DBM) and high spurious suppression set it apart.

Low-Cost, High Performance, and Compact VNA: ShockLine&trade; MS46122A Series

Low-Cost, High Performance, and Compact VNA: ShockLine™ MS46122A Series

This series of vector network analyzers is comprised of three models covering the 1 MHz to 8/20/40 GHz range. Their ability to minimize test times and maximize throughput makes them especially ideal for testing cables, connectors, filters, antennas, and other passive components.

Narda's New NBM Series Of Meters And Probes

Narda's New NBM Series Of Meters And Probes

Narda has released the new NBM series of meters and probes. Based on years of market leadership and innovation, this new series features improved field probes and the NBM-550 meter with its incredible display, comprehensive software, and even optional GPS...
Digital Power Sensors

Digital Power Sensors

The Bird Directional Power Sensor (DPS) is the most flexible RF sensor on the market today. With this Dual-Socket,Thruline® sensor, you may select from a wide range of Bird Elements to tailor the unit to your needs over a wide range of frequencies and power levels. Also, select field changeable input and output RF connectors from dozens of types including [N, BNC, HN, 7/16 DIN].
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