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Keysight Technologies introduces advanced pulse analysis software

Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced comprehensive pulsed radar analysis software. The new 89600 VSA software’s pulse analysis option (BHQ) is used in radar and electronic counter measure applications for capturing and analyzing threats and jamming responses.


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Rohde & Schwarz is expanding its R&S RTM bench oscilloscope family

Rohde & Schwarz expands its R&S RTM bench oscilloscope family by adding a new 200 MHz bandwidth model that is ideal for the education sector. The new digital voltmeter and frequency counter option also supports users in development, manufacturing and service with fast, precise results.


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Anritsu introduces capability for industry leading bluetooth test set

Anritsu Co. introduces an option for its MT8852B Bluetooth test set that supports the Data Length Extension associated with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) as part of the latest Bluetooth Core Specification version 4.2.


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Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscopes lead in analysis of high speed CAN FD interface protocol

 With its R&S RTE and R&S RTO oscilloscopes, Rohde & Schwarz is one of the first suppliers to offer analysis solutions for the CAN flexible data (CAN FD) interface protocol. A new option enables design engineers to analyze CAN interfaces that support the high speed CAN FD bus protocol. These interfaces are seeing increased use in automotive and industry applications due to rising data rate requirements. 


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Anritsu adds LTE-advanced carrier aggregation test capability to BTS Master

 Anritsu Co. introduces functionality for its BTS Master™ MT8220T base station analyzer that allows field engineers and technicians to conduct highly accurate and efficient LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation (CA) measurements during network deployment and maintenance.  


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Narda Safety Test Solutions launches new generation of RF analyzers

Narda Safety Test Solutions has announced a new generation of RF analyzers: NRA RX. These 19” rack mount devices analyze RF signals up to 6 GHz in the frequency and time domains, and exhibit receiver characteristics at the same time, thanks to a new high frequency receiver section.


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Vector Network Analyzers: MS46122A Series

Test & Measurement

MS46122AAnritsu Co. expands its ShockLine™ family of vector network analyzers (VNAs) with the introduction of the MS46122A series. Incorporating Anritsu’s patented shock line VNA-on-a-chip technology, the MS46122A low-cost full-reversing 2-port VNAs are packaged in a very compact 1U chassis and are optimized for ultra-cost-sensitive test applicatios in manufacturing, engineering, and education environments.


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Rohde & Schwarz expands R&S OSP modular platform

Seven new modules have been added to the R&S OSP open switch and control platform from Rohde & Schwarz.


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Sharp Communications selects Keysight for bluetooth qualified test facility

Test & Measurement

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that Sharp Communication Compliance (SCC) Ltd., an independent test laboratory that focuses on testing for the wireless communications industry, selected the Keysight T1111S Bluetooth® RF platform for use in its RF classic and low energy test lab.


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Keysight demos LTE-Advanced 450 Mbps end-to-end IP data throughput with wireless test set

Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced verification of three component carrier (3CC) end-to-end IP data throughput with the recently introduced E7515A UXM wireless test set. Utilizing three 20 MHz component carriers in the downlink for a total aggregated bandwidth of 60 MHz, Keysight successfully demonstrated 450 Mbps DL/50 Mbps UL (category 9) data rates.


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DOCUMENTS AND FILES

A Simple Approach to Signal Via Stubs for Coaxial PCB Connector Launches

When designing printed circuit boards launches for coaxial test connectors, there are a number of aspects to consider in order to get the clearest picture of the intended device under test. Learn a relatively simple approach to modeling back-drilled vias and a rough "rule of thumb" to modeling them without electrical modeling tools.

Build Applications Tailored for Remote Signal Monitoring with the Signal Hound BB60C

The Signal Hound BB60C operates and is powered by connecting to a host PC through a USB 3.0 cable. Remote spectrum analyzer and PC management tasks are accomplished over an Ethernet connection through the use of a low cost Intel vPro- enabled PC, such as the Intel NUC, model DC53427HYE, paired with each BB60C. Intel's vPro technology keeps the Ethernet port powered on, even when the Core i5 processor is turned off, so that it can always receive commands.

Calculating a Calibration Factor

Technicians and engineers use calibration factors when making measurements; but where do these calibration factors really come from?

Modern Architecture Advances Vector Network Analyzer Performance

Modern Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) architectures such as those based on Nonlinear Transmission Line (NLTL) samplers and distributed harmonic generators now offer a beneficial alternative to traditional sampling VNAs. They allow for a simplified architecture and also enable VNAs that are much more cost effective. It is shown that NLTL technology results in miniature VNA reflectometers that provide enhanced performance over broad frequency ranges, and reduced measurement complexity, providing VNA users a unique and compelling solution for their high-frequency measurement needs.

Increase Power Amplifier Test Throughput with the Keysight PXIe Vector Signal Generator and Analyzers

Read this application note for an overview of the key challenges in testing power amplifiers and front end modules with envelope tracking. Learn about how to reduce test cost, achieve fast throughput, and maintain high test quality using the modular Keysight M9381A PXIe VSG, and the M9391A or M9393A PXIe VSA, as well as how to perform high speed harmonic test using the M9393A PXIe VSA.

Output Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) Test Using the TEGAM 1830A RF Power Meter

Do you have confidence that your 50 MHz reference port Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) is within specifications? It is important to have this confidence and by adhering to these procedures, you can be certain that your 50 MHz reference is within the manufactures tolerance!

Techniques for Precise Cable and Antenna Measurements in the Field Using Agilent FieldFox Handheld Analyzers

This application note introduces the practical aspects of cable and antenna testing. It covers interpreting measurement results and instrument operation including calibration options such as CalReady and QuickCal using FieldFox configured as a cable and antenna analyzer. Measurement examples are provided showing techniques for measuring insertion loss, return loss, and locating faults in a transmission system.

Testing S-Parameters on Pulsed Radar Power Amplifier Modules

This Application Note describes testing S-parameters under pulsed conditions. A constant power level calibration is included. A LDMOS S-band radar power transistor is used as example DUT. The pulse profile mode of the R&S ZVA is used to analyze the time-dependent behavior of the DUT.

Wavelex Products Facilitate Both Multi-octave Bench Testing and Multi-system Testing

This paper addresses the use of Wavelex wideband products in test setups for multi-octave and multi-system testing, as well as the advantages of using these wideband products for the testing of narrowband systems. Specific products are presented, along with an example test setup that allows for multi-system testing of ISM 868 MHz, ISM 915 MHz, and avionics transponders at 978 MHz, 1030 MHz, and 1090 MHz, without the need to change components.

Eliminating the Tradeoffs and Limitations of Your Pulse Measurement Test Solution

Next generation radar systems face multiple difficult demands. The pace and variety of new requirements need multi-use/function/mode adaptive radars, to be used for different applications. This whitepaper reviews existing pulse measurement test methods; discusses advantages/limitations; and introduces new test method that takes advantage of high-speed digitizing architecture, offering the industryĆ¢??s highest resolution/timing accuracy level.

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