Newsletter | May 21, 2020

05.21.20 -- Spectrum Monitoring & Management | Week In 5G

 
From The Editor
Spotlight On Spectrum Monitoring & Management
Fundamentals Of Real-Time Spectrum Analysis

RF signals are becoming more complex and time varying in nature; so, it is crucial for today's engineers and scientists to be able to reliably detect and characterize RF signals that change over time. Something not easily done with traditional measurement tools.

Who’s Looking Out For Your Spectrum?

As the number of participants in communication systems increases, so does the noise level. To be heard, you either increase your volume, request them to repeat themselves or wait for a quiet period. These basic principles form the building blocks of the wireless world we find ourselves in.

Evolution Of The Modern Receiver In A Crowded Spectrum Environment

The International Telecommunications Union Radiocommunications working group (ITU-R) outlines recommendations for the regulations and procedures guiding federal RF management. This paper looks at the evolution from analog spectrum analyzer to the modern digital receiver. 

Resources
Remote Spectrum Monitor: MS27103A

The MS27103A  is a remote spectrum monitor designed with sweep rate capabilities up to 24 GHz/s and covers the 9 kHz to 6 GHz frequency range. It is housed with 12 RF inputs, but the option can be made for 24 ports for use with multiple antennas. The monitor is designed for outdoor environments.

Design Of A Complete RF Downconverter Module For Test Equipment

The example module and its constituent parts were designed and simulated with AWR Design Environment software using circuit- and system-level analyses. The integration of the downconverter within a mechanical outline influences the layout of the individual radio blocks.

FAQ: What Is Q Factor?

The quality factor (Q) of a resonator is expressed as the ratio of stored versus lost energy per oscillation cycle. Overall losses through a resonator increase as Q factor drops and will increase more rapidly with frequency for lower values of resonator Q.

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Featured Multimedia
What Is Your Old Spectrum Analyzer Hiding From You?
 

Digital Phosphorus Technology (DPX) is a Tektronix-patented acquisition mode that performs the hardware DSP processing and rasterizing of the samples into pixel information in order to reveal a greater amount of signal detail. In this video, DPX is demonstrated and reveals signals that your old spectrum analyzer might be hiding from you. You can literally see signals hidden beneath other signals!

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Six-Part Webinar Series On RF Fundamentals
 

Register for a six-part RF webinar series where Rohde & Schwarz technology experts will cover everything RF. The first webinar will start with a refresh on the basics of RF and later discuss transmission characteristics such as impedance. Additional topics will cover different types of RF components and their common measurements.

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