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  • Radar And Radio Range Simulation Using FODL
    Radar And Radio Range Simulation Using FODL

    FODL (fiber optic delay line) systems eliminate the need for expensive and time-consuming outdoor range tests for radio and radar systems. This white paper outlines how FODL systems’ accuracy, repeatability, and reliability can save money and time when conducting these tests and also explains for delay line core technology works.

  • 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.

  • Targeting PIM Testing

    This article discusses how K&L Microwave and Dow-Key Microwave’s products are used to monitor spurious emissions of systems at the design, type approval testing, and production stages to ensure compliance with existing regulatories established by regulatory agencies.

  • 802.11ad Testing With The Spectrum Master MS2760A Ultraportable Spectrum Analyzer

    802.11ad is a newer WLAN standard that offers throughput rates up to 7 Gbps. To achieve these speeds, the technology uses newly allocated mmWave ISM bands, specifically 57 to 71 GHz. 

  • Doherty, Balanced, Push-Pull, And Spatial Amplifier Performance Enhancement

    This application note presents a hybrid simulation-/measurement- based development methodology used to achieve enhanced amplifier performance with linear form of pre-distortion. The approach shown may be combined with DPD to achieve an even better result. It may also be used to lower DPD requirements.

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Direct Digital Synthesizer: AD9914 Direct Digital Synthesizer: AD9914

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.

Spectrum and Signal Analyzer for Satellite Communications: NRA-2500 Spectrum and Signal Analyzer for Satellite Communications: NRA-2500

The NRA-2500 covers the 5 MHz to 2.5 GHz frequency range and is ideal for use as a starter model for satellite monitoring and control systems. It’s optimized for use in D-SNG vehicles, teleports, and in maritime applications.

Ranging Sensor Heads: SSD Series Ranging Sensor Heads: SSD Series

SAGE Millimeter’s SSD series of ranging sensor heads are ideal for applications involving traffic monitoring, true ranging radar, automatic production lines, and automotive radar systems.

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Testing Simulation Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Testing Simulation

Electrostatic discharge testing is utilized worldwide by electronics manufacturers to determine the ESD susceptibility of their devices. It is extremely difficult to estimate the exact cost of ESD loss annually, but it can safely be stated that ESD requires the development and testing of many hardware prototypes and contributes to a high number of warranty claims and loss of consumer confidence if failure occurs in the hands of the customer. Given the high cost in time and materials associated with ESD hardware testing, the ability to simulate the ESD testing process in XFdtd is extremely valuable, allowing engineers to pinpoint locations susceptible to ESD damage and optimize ESD mitigation during the concept and design stage of product development.

Wideband Power Sensor Series (WPS) Wideband Power Sensor Series (WPS)

Bird’s® Wideband Power Sensor Series (WPS) never requires field calibration, only requires calibration once per year and are traceable to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The WPS measures True Average Power, Peak Power, and Duty Cycle directly with exceptional accuracy and uses these precise measurements to calculate a wide range of other important factors, such as VSWR, Return Loss, Reflection Coefficient, Crest Factor, Average Burst Power, and CCDF.

Portable Spectrum Analyzer: PSA-2500C Portable Spectrum Analyzer: PSA-2500C

This spectrum analyzer is battery powered and compact, making it ideal for field engineers that don’t want to carry around a large and cumbersome bench-top unit. It covers the 5 MHz to 2,500 MHz frequency range and has a span width of 0-1300 MHz.

Test Systems Test Systems

JFW is an innovative designer and manufacturer of application specific matrix switches and programmable test systems for cellular / PCS laboratory installations...

PIM Hunter PIM Hunter

In 2010, Anritsu announced that it had invented and succeeded in developing a patented technology that pinpoints PIM faults called Distance-to-PIM™ (DTP). DTP shows the location for PIM problems within the antenna system, as well as distance to external PIM sources outside the antenna system. This was an incredible step forward in improving the quality of information received from the on-site PIM test. But one problem still remained for pinpointing external PIM beyond the antenna, DTP could tell you how far away from the antenna the PIM source was located, but not the angle. If the antenna had a 120 degree beamwidth, the PIM could be located anywhere along the 120 degree arc at the distance measured by DTP.

Anritsu is now pleased to announce their new solution with the introduction of PIM Hunter, a patent-pending technology that allows a test technician to pinpoint the location of external PIM beyond the antenna. By walking along the arc of the DTP distance from the antenna with PIM Hunter™, the technician can pinpoint the source of the PIM typically within a few centimeters.

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