White Papers

New VNA Technologies Enable Millimeter-Wave Broadband Testing to 220 GHz

Application development in the millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies for terrestrial communication, high-frequency device characterization, automotive radar, and other technologies is increasing. The challenge of testing and characterizing the devices that enable new solutions is becoming increasingly complex. As broadband testing over hundreds of gigahertz of bandwidth is subject to repeatability and accuracy deficits, researchers and engineers are demanding better broadband solutions that help to overcome these challenges and simplify mmWave testing.

Improving T/R Module Test Accuracy and Throughput

This white paper provides an overview of the basic building blocks of a phased array system and discusses how the nature of their design leads to a challenging test environment.

What’s Best? Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) or 5G?

5G and Wi-Fi 6 are two key enablers of next generation wireless connectivity. These technologies will help allow our mobile devices to connect ubiquitously to each other, our automobiles, machines and the wireless world around us. This paper covers the impact of both these technologies in the next generation wireless ecosystem and how Wi-Fi fits in with 3G/4G/5G and other IoT technologies.

Impedance Measurements for Power Delivery Networks

Impedance measurements with vector network analyzers require maximum precision. The R&S®ZNL Vector Network Analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz is able to characterize a broad range of impedances with the lowest uncertainty among its competitors in the same class. It is a 3-in1 allrounder. Get more insights and register for our content.

Your Guide to Sprinting Across the 5G Finish Line First

5G introduces test challenges related to massive MIMO, mmWave frequencies, and over-the-air (OTA) test. In Keysight's latest eBook, Making 5G Work, you will learn how to: • Accelerate 5G designs • Pass conformance testing • Speed up device carrier acceptance test • Reduce 5G manufacturing test times and costs

Power Sensor Temperature Sensitivity

Temperature impacts the performance of almost all electronic devices. This is a critical factor when the device is part of a measuring instrument. RF & µW power sensors are used to ensure the validity of test systems by providing accurate power measurements across broad frequency ranges and power levels. 

SkySafe Defeats Drone Threats with Open-Source SDR

With the emergence of highly capable, low-cost, wirelessly controlled drones, bad actors can easily execute disruptive operations, such as airport intrusions or surveillance abuse. Read how SkySafe rapidly prototyped and deployed a cutting-edge software defined radio (SDR)-based drone defense system on USRP, delivering industry-leading capability faster and at a much lower cost to the government.

When You Need an Ideal Clock Source

Today’s digital designs and high-speed data converters require clean clocks with minimal jitter. The R&S®SMA100B produces cleanest signals, which are ideal as a clock source. Register and learn how to use our signal generator with the purest signal.

A Designer’s Primer on Radar Systems

Combined with advances in phased-array antennas and integration technologies, radars are moving beyond military/aerospace markets to address a host of commercial applications. This primer showcases how NI AWR Design Environment provides designers with a host of modeling and simulation technologies needed to meet the challenges of all types of radar system design.

Understanding ADC Bits

Did you know your oscilloscope’s effective number of bits (ENOB) is just as important as the number of ADC bits? The importance of ADC bits is often exaggerated while other critical indications of signal integrity get pushed to the background. Learn about the major impacts ENOB has on your measurements.
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