Test and Measurement Channel

Multi-tone Testing Can Save Both Time and Money

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has developed a product which uses a patented test process that adds additional test frequencies, or tones, for each test period, or dwell time.

Creating a Solution for Testing Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Devices

Wide bandwidth, high resolution AWGs
Measurement needs have driven the development of high-bandwidth AWGs, but they lacked accuracy and high resolution. Until now, AWG technology forced serious trade-offs between either high resolution or wide bandwidth. With the new Agilent M8190A 12 GSa/s arbitrary waveform generator, you will get both in one instrument!

Solutions for LTE-Advanced Physical Layer Design and Test

LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) is an emerging mobile communications standard that boasts a number of significant benefits, including the ability to take advantage of advanced topology networks and achieve target peak data rates of 1 Gbps in the downlink and 500 Mbps in the uplink. This white paper covers using signal generation and analysis to overcome challenges associated with carrier aggregation.

Electronically Scanned Arrays for Fast Testing of Large Antennas

This paper discuss the adaptation of the fast multi-probe technology to an existing classical planar near field facility through the manufacturing, installation and test of a partial demonstrator in Thales Alenia in Toulouse.

Head to Head: NI PXIe-5665 Versus Traditional Boxed Instruments

This paper discusses the setup details for the demo shown in this video Head to Head: NI 5665 vs. Traditional Boxed Instruments. The demo compares the performance and speed of the NI PXIe-5665 with the Agilent PXA. Rather than comparing the datasheet specifications of both instruments, this video compares the two instruments while performing real- world test scenarios.

Strategies for Signals Intelligence from Antennas to Analysis

Signals intelligence describes a broad range of applications ranging from communications jamming to identification of interference or pirating signals. While this paper discusses many of the specific needs for each application, it primarily focuses on the techniques required to analyze intermittent or "bursty" RF signals.

Calibration Basics and Best Practices

Individuals who view calibration as a necessary evil are not taking into account the bigger picture. Calibration is essential to improving a company's bottom line, by minimizing risk to product defects and recalls, and enhancing a reputation for consistent quality.
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