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  Signal analyzers are flexible, upgradable measurement platforms. This infographic has suggestions and reminders of how to maximize the value of yours. Click to enlarge. Learn how to maximize the power and performance of your signal analyzers, visit www.keysight.com/find/spectrumanalysisbasics
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Make better measurements by using all the information you can get Some of the things we do as part of good measurement practice are part of a larger context, and understanding this context can help you save time and money. Sometimes they’ll save our sanity when we’re trying to meet impossible targets, but that’s a topic for another day. Take, for… (Show more)
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  It can be both. A look at the engineering behind some beautiful footage We’ll be back to our regular RF/microwave test focus shortly, but sometimes at the holidays I celebrate by taking a look at other examples of remarkable engineering. I have a strong interest in space technology, so you can imagine where this post is going. Let’s get right to… (Show more)
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  A single analyzer can cover 3 Hz to 110 GHz. Is that the best choice for you? I haven’t made many measurements at millimeter frequencies, and I suspect that’s true of most who read this blog. All the same, we follow developments in this area—and I can think of several reasons why. First, these measurements and applications are getting a lot of… (Show more)
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  Honing your engineering skills and staying alert for serendipity The signals we deal with continue to become more complex and challenging. So do the standards that govern them and the measurements those standards specify. It’s a trend that shows no sign of slowing, and perhaps it’s some comfort that this trend is a source of intellectual… (Show more)
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  Are lifetime and performance ratings wrong, or is it measurement practice? A guest post to the RF Test Blog from Keysight’s Michael Lux A while back, Ben discussed the potential for one type of connector damage and supplied a pretty good example: Damage to the collet or female center conductors of two 2.92 mm K connectors has rendered them… (Show more)
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  Don’t sacrifice the benefits of improved equipment by missing the basics Just a decade ago I would have found it hard to believe, but millimeter-frequency applications above 50 GHz are going genuinely mainstream. Wireless HD, 802.11ad wireless networking, 5G cellular, and automotive radar are high-profile examples of an important trend,… (Show more)
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Originally posted Oct 4, 2016 Sometimes the answer is not in the first place you look Real-time spectrum analyzer (RTSA) capability has gradually moved from a specialized measurement made by specialized instruments to an option available for many spectrum and signal analyzers. Keysight recently added an RTSA option to FieldFox handheld analyzer… (Show more)
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Originally posted Sept 21, 2016   No—but the way forward has implications for RF and microwave testing In Electronic Design, Lou Frenzel recently asked a couple of provocative questions, and in this post I’d like to look at both from a different angle (I previously discussed one in the context of engineering imagination). Specifically, Lou… (Show more)
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