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TEST AND MEASUREMENT APPLICATION NOTES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • Time Domain Measurements Using Vector Network Analyzers Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) are very powerful and flexible measuring instruments. Their basic capability is to measure the S-parameters of an RF or microwave device and display the result in the frequency domain. This provides valuable data for the design engineer to develop a design and for the production engineer to substantiate the performance of the device or system.
  • 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.

  • Analyze EMI Problems with the R&S® RTO Digital Oscilloscope
    Analyze EMI Problems with the R&S® RTO Digital Oscilloscope

    In order to deal with electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems, the source of the unwanted emissions needs to be identified before a solution can be implemented. Testing at an EMC compliance laboratory can prove to be both slow and costly, and oftentimes, the information that comes back from the lab is a spectrum curve that indicates frequencies where emissions are critical of in violation of the limits.

  • Application Note: Power Measurements Anritsu’s handheld Site Master, Cell Master, BTS Master, Spectrum Master, and VNA Master products provide a wide range of modes and options for power measurements including the High Accuracy Power Meter, the Internal Power Meter, the External Power Monitor, and the Channel Scanner. Each Power Meter solution has its own unique strengths and benefits. The objective of this application note is to discuss the basics of these different power meter solutions and to explain how Anritsu’s handheld products can be used to make power meter measurements for different applications
  • Mobile WiMAX MIMO Multipath Performance Measurements

    The mobile WiMAX™ TDD air interface according to IEEE 802.16™-2009 is promising a downlink gross user data rate of up to approx. 31,7 Mbit/s, when operating a 2x2 spatial multiplexing scheme, known as matrix B downlink MIMO, providing sufficient Signal-to-Noise Ratio. However, in real field operation, the data rate suffers of frequency and time selective propagation conditions, basically caused by multipath propagation and Doppler frequency shift. This application note describes a test setup to measure the packet error rate and throughput across the mobile WiMAX air interface including standardized propagation conditions.

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TEST AND MEASUREMENT PRODUCTS

High-Definition Video Clock Generator

High-Definition Video Clock Generator

The VFCG-HD1 is a fully integrated video clock generator which provides synchronous High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) output clocks for the various scanning formats. The device synchronizes to the standard input reference clock required by SMPTE274, SMPTE296, NTSC, or PAL systems.
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Frequency Sources

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Microwave USB Power Sensor (MA24108A)

Microwave USB Power Sensor (MA24108A)

The MA24108A power sensor is designed to provide accurate average power measurements from 10 MHz to 8 GHz over 60 dB of dynamic range. The sensor employs a "dual path" architecture that provides (similar to thermal sensor) True-RMS measurements over the entire frequency and dynamic range, enabling users to make highly accurate average power measurements for CW, multi-tone, and digitally modulated signal up to 8 GHz.
Isotropic  "E" Field Probe, 100 kHz to 3 GHz, 0.4 to 660 V/m

Isotropic "E" Field Probe, 100 kHz to 3 GHz, 0.4 to 660 V/m

The FP7003 is a broadband isotropic electric field measurement instrument for use in EMC and EMI applications
Spectrum Analyzer: BB60A

Spectrum Analyzer: BB60A

Signal Hound’s BB60A combines a real-time spectrum analyzer and an RF recorder in a 7.63” x 3.19” x 1.19” package. This page will focus on the spectral analysis function of the device.

Digital Delay/Pulse Generator: Model 575

Digital Delay/Pulse Generator: Model 575

With its multi-channel 250 ps-resolution timing capabilities, Berkeley Nucleonics’ model 575 digital delay/pulse generator is ideal for laser experimentations involving triggering, gating, delaying, pulsing, or syncing. It can also be used in external clock syncing, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), PIV, laser timing, and more.

Phase Noise Measurement Analyzers

Phase Noise Measurement Analyzers

Holzworth Instrumentation was founded as a phase noise measurement company. Along the path to phase noise analysis solutions, our high performance building blocks were developed and sold in the form of RF Synthesizers, Phase Detectors, etc. The HA7401A is a Fixed Frequency Phase Noise Analyzer, and the HA7402A is a Phase Noise Measurement Engine.
ICP-523 Injection Current Probe

ICP-523 Injection Current Probe

This high frequency injection current probe is used for BCI testing in accordance with automotive specifications as well as diagnostic bulk current injection testing up to 1,300 MHz. The insertion loss is 7 dB or less from 1 MHz to 600 MHz and 11 dB or less from 600 KHz to 1,000 MHz. The CW input power rating is 100 watts for 30 minutes.
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