Network Analyzer Basics: From 1998 Back to Basics Seminar
This article covers the principles of measuring high-frequency electrical networks with network analyzers, including what kind of measurements are made with network analyzers, and how they allow the characterization of linear and nonlinear device behavior. This article¹ explains RF fundamentals such as transmission lines and the Smith chart, leading to the concepts of reflection, transmission and S-parameters. All the major components in a network analyzer are reviewed, including the advantages and limitations of different hardware approaches, error modeling, accuracy enhancement, various calibration techniques, and typical swept-frequency and swept-power measurements commonly performed on filters and amplifiers.
¹Published as part of the 1998 Back to Basics Seminar (94 Slides).
Would you like to receive this kind of information via email instead of having to search for it over the web?