Newsletter | August 6, 2019

08.06.19 -- Test And Measurement | FCC Streamlines SmallSat Application Process

  RF and EMC Formulas and Charts Poster

Request your free copy of AR’s RF and EMC Formulas and Charts Poster! This reference poster includes EMC equations, VSWR conversion charts, antenna equations unit conversions and more. Download electronic or request a hard copy of the poster here.

Spotlight On Test And Measurement
Verifying Additive Phase Noise And Jitter Attenuation Of PLLs In High-Speed Digital Designs
Application Note | Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Increasing data rates in high-speed digital designs and wireless communications require SerDes PLLs and clock synthesizers with low additive phase noise and high jitter attenuation. Modern designs often follow a two-stage architecture comprising a jitter-attenuator and a frequency-synthesizer stage. 

Spectrum View: A New Approach To Frequency Domain Analysis On Oscilloscopes
Application Note | Tektronix

Spectrum View is a new tool for performing spectrum analysis on an oscilloscope. This application note demonstrates how Spectrum View operates and how it differs from traditional oscilloscope FFT functions.

Passive Intermodulation (PIM)
White Paper | HUBER+SUHNER

This article on passive intermodulation by HUBER+SUHNER defines passive intermodulation (PIM), discusses why PIM is a problem, what causes it, what to do to combat it, and what must be considered when using low-PIM products.

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.

Keeping Pace With A Standardized Development Process
Article | National Instruments (NI)

Early standardizations were focused on the hardware abstraction, but modern technology relies mostly on the software. Test organizations must move now move to standardized methods of iterative software development to remain competitive in the market.

How To Quickly Evaluate High-Performance Oscillators Using Holzworth HA7402C Phase Noise Analyzer
White Paper | Holzworth Instrumentation

The process of evaluating the performance of ultra-low-phase noise oscillators requires phase noise test systems with lower measurement times, lower noise floor capabilities, and high reliability and repeatability of test data.

EMC Pre-Compliance Fundamentals
White Paper | Keysight Technologies

By using a performance EMI receiver, independent compliance test laboratories and companies with in-house self-certification labs can make radiated and conducted emissions tests, certifying a product meets local regulatory compliance standards. 

AR Catalog For RF & EMC Testing: Celebrating 50 Years!
Catalog | AR

The AR Catalog for RF and EMC testing features Universal “U” series amplifiers with the widest bandwidth in the industry, covering the 10 kHz to 1000 MHz frequency range and up to 25 watts CW. Applications for these amplifiers include lab use, R&D, EMC testing, antenna testing, and watt meter calibration.

Making The Right Choices When Specifying An RF Switching System
White Paper | Pickering Interfaces

Designing RF switching systems can be dull, so the importance of designing one is often overlooked. However, designing a proper switching system is essential to the operation of the rest of the testing system, so it is vital to make the right choices for a successful automation. 

Featured Multimedia
Getting Traceable And Mode-Free Measurements To 43.5 GHz With Anritsu Extended-K Components

Charles Tumbaga of Anritsu introduces their new Extended-K components, ideal for getting traceable and mode-free measurements up to 43.5 GHz.

Webinar: ESD Testing And Damage Prediction Using XFdtd

XFdtd Electromagnetic Simulation Software simulates electrostatic discharge (ESD) testing, enabling engineers to identify potential locations of dielectric breakdown and components at risk of damage in their device designs. In this webinar, Remcom will introduce XF’s collection of ESD simulation features and demonstrate how to minimize the chance of undetected damage prior to hardware testing.

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Antenna Aperture Tuning E-Guide

Antenna efficiency plays a critical role in overall smartphone RF performance. Aperture tuning is one technique available to mobile designers to optimize the antenna, but implementing it requires in-depth knowledge. Qorvo has written a new resource, How to Implement Aperture Tuning: Best Practices for 4G/5G Smartphones, to help you learn more.

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