Technical Education Webinar Series
Title: RF/Microwave Power and Noise Measurement
Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 8am PT / 11am ET
Sponsored by: Boonton and Noisecom
Presented by: Dr. David Linton B.Sc., PhD, CEng, CPhys., FIET, SMIEEE, F.Inst.P.
This webinar will provide an overview of power and noise measurement at RF and microwave frequencies. The webinar begins with a review of basic power measurement theory before describing a range of equipment types and detectors commonly used to measure RF and microwave power, highlighting the limitations of each type. Noise will then be reviewed, including basic noise concepts such as noise figure and why it is important, followed by a discussion of noise figure measurement, noise sources, the Y-factor method and commercial noise figure measurement instruments.
David Linton was educated at Queens University, Belfast, UK where he obtained a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (1st Hons.) (1983) and PhD (1992). He worked in Lucas Industries for 11 years as Project Engineer, Project Leader and Applications Manager. From 1989 he worked in Queens University, Belfast, United Kingdom as lecturer, senior lecturer and finally Reader in Communications with over 150 published papers. Since 2016 he has been director of Linton Technology Ltd, an engineering consultancy company. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Technology, the Institute of Physics and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.