RF Test And Measurement Resource Center

TEST AND MEASUREMENT APPLICATION NOTES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • Swept Harmonic Distortion Measurements

    This application note provides a program which allows to record total harmonic distortion, single harmonic distortion factors and level with one generator sweep.

  • IP2 Measurements Of Wideband Amplifiers

    This application note describes the theory and method used by Custom MMIC to characterize the second order intercept point (IP2) of its wideband amplifiers.

  • Introduction To Radar System And Component Tests

    This white paper provides a general overview of different military and commercial radar systems. It also touches some typical measurements challenges on such systems and their components.

  • SCPI-Recorder: Test Automation At Your Fingertips

    This application note briefly summarizes the history of SCPI and outlines in which fields of application a SCPI based test system software has still advantages over a driver (e.g. IVI) based approach.

  • What To Look For When Choosing An Oscilloscope

    Choosing a new oscilloscope can be daunting — there are hundreds of different models to choose from with widely varying costs and specifications. This article guides you through the maze of considerations and will hopefully help you avoid making what could prove to be an expensive mistake.

TEST AND MEASUREMENT PRODUCTS

This RF/Microwave frequency counter/analyzer can be used to measure, analyze, and calibrate microwave frequency, power, and pulsed RF time parameters like pulse width and PRI. This system features a graphical display and improved control over measurement.

Pentek offers the Quartz® Model 6003 high-performance Quartz eXpress Module (QuartzXM) based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC FPGA. The RFSoC FPGA integrates eight RF-class A/D and D/A converters into the Zynq’s multiprocessor architecture, creating a multichannel data conversion and processing solution on a single chip.

These resin sealed filters are manufactured for installation into a threaded or thru-hole application. Filters are available in "C", "L" and "Pi" configurations and are available in various capacitances, voltages and sizes ranging from 2-56 to 1/4-28...

Anritsu USB power sensors eliminate the need for a traditional power meter. These highly accurate, standalone instruments communicate with a PC via USB or with most of the Anritsu handheld instruments (often requiring Option 19). The sensors measure true RMS power, so they are ideal for measuring CW, modulated RF waveforms (e.g. 3G, 4G and OFDM signals) and multi-tone signals. They are ruggedized for field use with an industry-leading +33 dBm damage level. 

This direct digital synthesizer (DDS) features an internal high speed/high performance 12-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and is ideal for use in radar and scanning systems, test and measurement equipment, and agile LO frequency synthesis applications.

SenarioTek provides calibration for all types of applications; from automated inline calibration to testing in a thermal vacuum. They can work with frequencies up to 50 GHz, and can provide calibration solutions in signal routing, calibration standards, mixers, power sensors, attenuators, noise sources, amplifiers, and filters

Radar simulation systems (i.e., RF sources and/or receivers) must perform to an exacting minimum standard if they are to accurately prove the field worthiness of EW systems.

Berkeley Nucleonics’ model 577 is a digital delay/pulse generator with its own trigger, its own gate, its own delay and width settings, and eight outputs – each configurable with their own pattern. It provides precise delays and widths with 250pS resolution for times up to 1000 seconds.