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  • T&M Solutions for Software Defined Radios (SDR)
    T&M Solutions for Software Defined Radios (SDR)

    This document provides an introduction to SDR as used for military radios and presents the relevant T&M solutions offered by Rohde & Schwarz.

  • Accurately Characterize Loss and Reflection of Long, Embedded Coaxial Transmission Systems
    Accurately Characterize Loss and Reflection of Long, Embedded Coaxial Transmission Systems

    This application covers an introduction to typical problems that occur when coaxial transmission systems are permanently installed in an enclosed environment, the benefits of swept frequency measurements over single or multiple CS frequency point measurements (along with a detailed list of what is needed to perform said measurements), step-by-step instruction of the procedure, and more

  • 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.

  • Measuring Channel Operating Margin
    Measuring Channel Operating Margin

    Channel Operating Margin, COM, is a single measure of channel performance with high data rates that includes the effects of signal impairments and the techniques used to compensate for those impairments. COM measures the performance margin of an interconnect, and can also be used to examine the interoperability margin of a high speed serial system. The derivation of COM itself can offer insights into the strengths and weaknesses of a design due to the inclusion of the ISI (inter-symbol interference) calculation that remains after equalization and the effects of noise, jitter, and crosstalk.

  • 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.
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Microwave VME/VXS Tuner: SRX-00140-VME Microwave VME/VXS Tuner: SRX-00140-VME

The Microwave VME/VXS Tuner by Hunter Technology is the industry’s smallest available microwave SIGINT VME tuner. It covers the 500 MHz-20.0 GHz and 30.0 GHz to 40.0 GHz frequency ranges and features incredibly fast tuning, low phase noise, excellent mechanical conductivity, a single slot 6U VME configuration, and much more.

Ultralow Phase Noise Frequency Synthesizer: LTC6946 Ultralow Phase Noise Frequency Synthesizer: LTC6946
The LTC6946 is the first device in a family of high performance integer-N frequency synthesizers with integrated VCO, delivering -226dBc/Hz normalized closed-loop in-band phase noise, superior -274dBc/Hz normalized in-band 1/f noise, and best-in-class -103dBc spurious output. In a typical 900MHz application, these performance attributes help to achieve a closed-loop phase noise of -100dBc/Hz at 1kHz offset. The device is available in three frequency options: the LTC6946-1 tunes from 2.240GHz to 3.740GHz; the LTC6946-2 from 3.080GHz to 4.910GHz; and the LTC6946-3 covers 3.840GHz to 5.790GHz. In addition, each part has an on-chip output divider that is programmable from 1 through 6 to extend frequency coverage to as low as 373MHz.
Aeronautical EMC/EMI Prediction And Measurement Aeronautical EMC/EMI Prediction And Measurement

The IDS Aeronautical Division offers electromagnetic consultancy services covering a full range of prediction and measurement services such as antenna performance optimization, EMI and link budget assessment for simple and complex systems, and much more.

R&S FSUP Signal Source Analyzer R&S FSUP Signal Source Analyzer
The Signal Source Analyzer R&S FSUP offers the user a high-end spectrum analyzer (R&S FSU) up to a maximum frequency of 50 GHz, combined with a phase noise tester based on the PLL method. In addition, the R&S FSUP is equipped with two independent, very low-noise DC ports. Supply voltage and tuning voltage can be individually defined for each port via a clear-cut menu, which enables control of external oscillators or a complete characterization. Like an FM/PM/AM demodulator – the R&S FSUP records the oscillator signal over time. With the functionality of a phase noise tester, time domain and spectrum analyzer combined into a single device with a maximum input frequency of 50 GHz, the R&S FSUP is the optimum instrument for development and production.
Matrix/PXI Catalog Matrix/PXI Catalog
Dow-Key Microwave Corporation is pleased to present its new Matrix/PXI Catalog, which introduces the most popular, standard, and integrated switching solutions required in today’s broadband market -- everything from solid-state to electromechanical and reconfigurable PXI module switching systems.
Power Meter Custom Boards Power Meter Custom Boards

The Krytar Power Meter is available in a wide range of custom configurations for integration into your ATE System or instrument

Digital Power Sensors Digital Power Sensors

The Bird Directional Power Sensor (DPS) is the most flexible RF sensor on the market today. With this Dual-Socket,Thruline® sensor, you may select from a wide range of Bird Elements to tailor the unit to your needs over a wide range of frequencies and power levels. Also, select field changeable input and output RF connectors from dozens of types including [N, BNC, HN, 7/16 DIN].

Chip Scale Package EMI/RFI Filter Arrays Chip Scale Package EMI/RFI Filter Arrays
The WLP200 is an evaluation RC filter network suited for mobile equipment. The device consists of 6 channel RC filters with different...
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