Please join us for a FREE RF and Microwave Fundamentals Seminar to help improve your understanding of basic RF measurements, including real applications, thus improving your efficiency and effectiveness whether you are in R&D or design & test.
You can see our latest solutions, and expand on the practical knowledge you need to have to perform your day-to-day-measurements. Application and product experts from Keysight will be on-hand to give demonstrations and technical presentations around the latest innovations, features and capabilities that enhance the fundamental measurements.
Topic 1: Spectrum Analysis Fundamentals
“Insight into the fundamentals of Spectrum Analysis with Keysight experts”
This presentation is intended to be a beginning tutorial on signal analysis. Vector signal analysis includes but is not restricted to spectrum analysis. It is written for those who are unfamiliar with spectrum analysers and vector signal analysers, 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 particular applications. It is written for new engineers and technicians, therefore a basic understanding of electrical concepts is recommended.
We will begin with an overview of spectrum analysis. In this section, we will define spectrum analysis as well as present a brief introduction to the types of tests that are made with a spectrum and signal analyser. From there, we will learn about spectrum and signal analysers in terms of the hardware inside, what the importance of each component is, and how it all works together. In order to make measurements on a signal analyser and to interpret the results correctly, it is important to understand the characteristics of the analyser. Spectrum and signal analyser specifications will help you determine if a particular instrument will make the measurements you need to make, and how accurate the results will be.
Topic 2: Vector Signal Analysis Fundamentals
“Insight into signal complexity with the 89600 VSA Software”
This presentation continues from previous to delve into Vector Signal Analysis. The 89600 VSA software supports over 75 signal types. We have a track record of being first-to-market for new technologies. Recent examples include both LTE-Advanced and 802.11ac and we continue to lead the market with features and enhancements. For A/D customers, now we offer pulse and FMCW radar analysis along with flexible custom demodulators to enable analysis of non-standard or proprietary signals with industry-standard tools.
Topic 3: Network Analysis Fundamentals
“Insight into the fundamentals of Network Analysis with Keysight Experts”
This presentation provides a review on RF basics, understanding of S-parameter measurements and the examination of the architectures and calibrations of VNAs.
A vector network analyser (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 bands (we will use the generic term RF to apply to all of these frequencies). 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. S-parameters have both a magnitude and a phase component, and they characterize the linear performance of the DUT. While VNAs can also be used for characterizing some non-linear behaviour like amplifier gain compression or intermodulation distortion, S-parameters are the primary measurement. The network analyser hardware is optimized for speed, yielding swept measurements that are faster than those obtained from the use of an individual source and an individual receiver like a spectrum analyser. Through calibration, VNAs provide the highest level of accuracy for measuring RF components.
Topic 4: RF Power Measurement Basics
“Insight into RF Power Measurements with Keysight Experts”
This presentation is a tutorial on RF power measurement which covers the importance, types, and methods of power measurements. It also describes the different types of power sensor technologies – thermistor, thermocouple and diode detector. Last but not least, we describe the advanced measurements used for the latest RF and microwave applications and power measurement uncertainty calculation.