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  Wrestling information from a hostile universe I can’t make a serious case that the universe is actively hostile, but when you’re making spurious and related measurements, it can seem that way. In terms of information theory, it makes sense: The combination of limited signal-to-noise ratio and the wide spans required mean that you’re gathering… (Show more)
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  Jet engines, furry hoods, and a nod to four years of the Better Measurements blog This blog gives me occasional freedom to explore technology and phenomena that have only a peripheral relationship to RF design and measurement. Sometimes it feels like a permission slip to cut class and wander off to interesting places with remarkable analogs to… (Show more)
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  Taking advantage of knowledge your signal analyzer doesn’t have To respect the value of your time and the limits of your patience, I try to keep these posts relatively short and tightly focused. Inevitably, some topics demand more space, and this follow up to December’s post Exchanging Information You’ve Got for Time You Need is one of those.… (Show more)
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  An unacknowledged “borrowing” Few things in technology are completely original, “from the ground up” innovations. Of course, that’s no knock on those who creatively move technology forward, whether they’re making a new idea practical, applying existing technology in a new area, or fixing the multitude of problems that always crop up. All of us… (Show more)
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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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