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TEST AND MEASUREMENT APPLICATION NOTES AND WHITE PAPERS

  • High Speed Interconnects And How To Accurately Characterize Your Device

    This application note discusses how to use VNAs for time domain measurements, as well as how the time and frequency domain relate, and what to look out for when measuring them.

  • Benchmark Simulations Of Waveguide Components
    Benchmark Simulations Of Waveguide Components

    There is a driving need for more accurate and compact waveguide components at higher frequencies, while maintaining cost-effective solutions. This application note presents a handful of benchmark simulations of waveguide components performed with FEKO.

  • Doppler Generation For Moving Target Testing
    Doppler Generation For Moving Target Testing

    Channel Environment Replicator (CER) applications simulate and recreate outdoor environments in which radar systems must operate. It’s a much less expensive testing method when compared to the potential complications encountered in more traditional field testing, though testing a moving target in such an application isn’t all that simple.

  • Testing Hopping Radios With Confidence
    Testing Hopping Radios With Confidence

    Tactical radios typically use frequency hopping in order to minimize interference and jamming threats. However, when a frequency hopping technique is applied, the radio may interfere with adjacent signal bands or inband communications technologies. This application note explains the benefits of using a Rohde & Schwarz signal and spectrum analyzer (with realtime option) to enable wideband signal analysis and high probability of intercept in the testing of radios in a frequency hopping mode.

  • Bluetooth Low Energy Measurements Using R&SCBTgo; Additional Tests

    Nearly all tests in accordance with the Bluetooth low energy test specification V4.0 [1] can be performed using the R&S®CBT alone. Some tests additionally call for signal generators to provide interference signals. This application note describes the tests performed with additional equipment and presents straightforward solutions based on the R&S®CBTgo software.

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TEST AND MEASUREMENT PRODUCTS

Spectrum Analyzer for RF and Wireless Testing and Production: DSA800 Series Spectrum Analyzer for RF and Wireless Testing and Production: DSA800 Series

The DSA800 series of spectrum analyzers collectively covers the 9 kHz to 1.5, 3.2, or 7.5 GHz frequency range. These systems feature a widescreen display, a compact design, and a simplified interface. The analyzers employ a Rigol digital IF filter to allow for smaller bandwidth settings and a reduction in displayed noise levels.

dB-3906 TWT Amplifier dB-3906 TWT Amplifier

The dB-3906 TWT Amplifier (TWTA) is designed to use two wideband, periodic permanent magnet (PPM)-focused TWTs to amplify CW, AM, FM or pulse-modulated signals. The dB-3906 offers higher saturated output power and improved harmonic performance when compared to a single TWT approach.

Power Sensor: 7020 Series Power Sensor: 7020 Series
Bird’s 7020 Power Sensor provides forward and reflected power measurement over a 350 MHz to 4.0 GHz frequency range. It’s ideal for a myriad of applications including, but not limited to: public safety, WiMAX/WLAN, analog broadcast, analog/digital cellular, tactical military, radar, avionics, analog/digital broadcast, GPS, Bluetooth, public safety, telematics, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, and more.
Microwave USB Power Sensor (MA24118A) Microwave USB Power Sensor (MA24118A)

The MA24118A power sensor is designed to provide accurate average power measurements from 10 MHz to 18 GHz over 60 dB of dynamic range. The sensor employs a "dual path" architecture that provides (similar to thermal sensor) True-RMS measurements over the entire frequency and dynamic range, enabling users to make highly accurate average power measurements for CW, multi-tone, and digitally modulated signal up to 18 GHz. The sensors have internal and external triggering capability that facilitates individual slot power measurements of TDMA waveforms as well as burst power measurements of periodic and non-periodic waveforms.

K Band Motion Sensor Modules: SSM Series K Band Motion Sensor Modules: SSM Series

These motion sensor modules are short range Doppler sensors that operate in the K band. They’re ideal for traffic radar systems, automatic door openers, dual mode security systems, and automatic production lines.

Overview of Dow-Key’s Electromechanical Matrix Capabilities Overview of Dow-Key’s Electromechanical Matrix Capabilities
Dow-Key provides electro-mechanical switch matrices in an array of configurations
R&S ESL EMI Test Receiver R&S ESL EMI Test Receiver

The R&S®ESL EMI test receiver combines two instruments in one, measuring EMC disturbances in accordance with the latest standards and also serving as a full-featured spectrum analyzer for diverse lab applications. The R&S®ESL is the ideal instrument for small budgets.

Noise Calibration Systems and Accessories Noise Calibration Systems and Accessories
Maury offers self-contained Noise Calibration Systems that are highly accurate sources of RF and microwave noise power.
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