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RF and Microwave Measurement Insights

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RF and Microwave Measurement Insights - Full Day Agenda
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Welcome & Overview
Spectrum Analysis Fundamentals
Networking and Refreshment Break
Vector Signal Analysis Fundamentals
Lunch Break
Signal Generation and Digital Modulation Fundamentals
Networking and Refreshment Break
Network Analysis Fundamentals
Calibration Accuracy Fundamentals

Papers & Abstracts

Spectrum Analysis Fundamentals

This presentation is intended to be a tutorial on spectrum and signal analysis. It is written for those who are unfamiliar with spectrum analyzers and vector signal analyzers, and would like a basic understanding of how they work, what you need to know to use them to their fullest potential, and how to make them more effective for applications.

We will begin with an overview of spectrum analysis and a brief introduction to the types of tests that are made with this instrument. From there, we will learn about spectrum and signal analyzers in terms of the hardware inside, what the importance of each component is, and how it all works together. We will also explain the key spectrum and signal analyzer specifications that will help you determine what are the characteristic of the instrument we need to make accurate measurements.

Vector Signal Analysis Fundamentals

This presentation serves as a primer on vector signal analysis (VSA). We will discuss the VSA block diagram comparing it with a traditional swept-tuned spectrum analyzer. Then, will discuss vector-modulation analysis and, specifically, digital-modulation analysis. An overview and a demo of the 89600 VSA software will be provided showing some measurement examples on complex modulated signal such as LTE-Advanced and 802.11ac.

Signal Generation and Digital Modulation Fundamentals

In this presentation you will learn signal generation concepts from basic continuous wave (CW) to more advanced digital modulation. We will review measurement challenges related to analog modulated signals in the RF signal chain, including phase-noise and signal synthesis using VCOs and phase-locked-loops. We will dive on the key specifications of a signal generator and discuss how harmonics, spurs and phase noise matter when generating signals.

Network Analysis Fundamentals 

A vector network analyzer (VNA) is a precision measuring tool that tests the electrical performance of high frequency components, in the radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter-wave frequency A VNA is a stimulus-response test system, composed of an RF source and multiple measurement receivers. It is specifically designed to measure the forward and reverse reflection and transmission responses, or S-parameters, of RF components. This presentation provides a review on RF basics, understanding of S-parameter measurements and the examination of the architectures and calibrations of VNAs.

Calibration Accuracy Fundamentals
This presentation will look at why we make measurements, how we maintain your instruments integrity and how this can impact your choice of test equipment. We will look at how understanding measurement uncertainty can minimize your measurement risk and increase yield and reducing rework. We will see how inadequate calibration poses a risk to the integrity of your measurements and can cause you time, money and credibility.

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Where & When

Date(s) Location Seminar's Language For more information
2019-04-03 Järfälla, Sweden English Register here
2019-04-04 Berlin, Germany English Register here
2019-04-09 Ratingen, Germany English Register here
2019-04-24 Gothenburg, Sweden English Register here
2019-04-30 Hannover, Germany English Register here
2019-06-19 Moscow, Russia Russian Register here
2019-07-11 Munich, Germany English Register here
2019-09-17 Boblingen, Germany English Register here
2019-09-26 Naples, Italy Italian Register here
2019-10-08 Paris, France French Register here
2019-10-15 Hamburg, Germany English Register here
2019-10-16 St. Petersburg, Russia Russian Register here