Newsletter | September 3, 2019

09.03.19 -- Spotlight On Testing & Simulation

 
Spotlight On Testing & Simulation
Researchers Tune Into Simulation To Develop World’s Smallest TV Antenna
Article | Altair Engineering Inc

Transmitting broadcast signals to remote areas can be challenging. That is why the Center for Research and Applied Sciences (CIICAp) at the University of Morelos, Mexico (UAEM), embarked on a project to improve antenna signal stability. 

Specifying RF/Microwave Power Amplifiers For EMC Testing – Amplifier Input And Output Requirements
Application Note | AR

When choosing an amplifier, how much input power is required to achieve full rated output power? This article is part two of AR’s series “Specifying RF/Microwave Power Amplifiers for EMC Testing,” and details the requirements for an amplifier’s input and output values.

When Choosing Test Equipment, Don’t Forget The Interface
White Paper | JFW Industries, Inc.

A complex testing scheme usually involves integrating multiple pieces of equipment from multiple manufacturers. This article discusses the differences in proprietary and generic interfaces, the benefits each type has to offer, and offers some solutions to potential interface barriers and how to remove them.

Low-Cost EMI Pre-Compliance Testing Using A Spectrum Analyzer
White Paper | Tektronix

This application note provides an overview of EMI compliance testing, pre-compliance testing, and the measurement regulations. It also presents test setups using Tektronix's RSA306 and similar products used to perform both radiated and conducted emission measurements.

Modular Test Approaches For SSR Signal Analysis In IFF Applications
Application Note | Vaunix Technology Corporation

Radar signal analysis applications require highly specialized test equipment to model and test transmitted or received signals. Secondary surveillance radar is a type of radar that is often used for air traffic control (ATC) applications as well as identify friend or foe (IFF) military applications. 

Resources
PIM Master MW82119B Product Brochure
Brochure | Anritsu Company

Anritsu’s MW82119B is a cable and antenna analyzer with PIM and line sweep testing capabilities. It’s part of the PIM Master line and covers the 2 MHz to 3 GHz frequency range.

Expand Your Spectrum Monitoring Capability With Affordable Performance
Application Note | Signal Hound

This paper provides an overview of the most common spectrum monitoring applications, and a review of the key requirements used to determine which spectrum analyzer meets their objectives. 

Measuring Phase Noise In Automated Production Settings For Optimum Speed
Application Note | Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation

The BNC 7000 Series is optimized for phase noise measurements, amplitude noise measurements, frequency and transient tests, and VCO characterization. This application note discusses the features and settings that these signal source analyzers come with for optimized ATE measurement capabilities.

Advanced Spectrum Logging
Application Note | Bird

Troubleshooting an RF interface requires the use of a spectrum analyzer where the user must be watching the screen to witness the interference. This application note presents the Rack-Mount SignalHawk™ spectrum analyzer with advanced spectrum logging (ASL) as a solution to this problem.

Featured Multimedia
Integrating A PLL With An OCXO
 

Param Nampoothiri of MtronPTI addresses this challenge and walks us through the solution of integrating a PLL with an OCXO to get rid of the jitter in your system measurements.

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Radiated And Conducted Immunity Test Requirements And Solutions
 

AR/RF Microwave Instrumentation has released its latest poster providing useful combinations of AR amplifiers, antennas, systems, and accessories based on both radiated and conducted immunity standards testing requirements. The recommendations contained in the poster provide the user with a good starting point for defining their testing needs.

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