Contributors http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6616/more en Backhaul Alternatives for HetNet Small Cells, Part 2 http://mwrf.com/systems/backhaul-alternatives-hetnet-small-cells-part-2 <div class="field-deck"> This article, the second in a two-part series, focuses on the point-to-point microwave and broadband satellite systems typically used for backhauling in macro-cell and small-cell base stations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article, the second in a two-part series, focuses on the point-to-point microwave and broadband satellite systems typically used for backhauling in macro-cell and small-cell base stations.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/backhaul-alternatives-hetnet-small-cells-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/backhaul-alternatives-hetnet-small-cells-part-2#comments Contributors Commercial Systems Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:27:00 +0000 37421 at http://mwrf.com Backhaul Alternatives for HetNet Small Cells, Part 1 http://mwrf.com/systems/backhaul-alternatives-hetnet-small-cells-part-1 <div class="field-deck"> This article, the first in a two-part series, examines wireless backhaul market drivers, equipment trends, and the toolbox of different backhaul solutions deployed across cellular radio-access networks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article, the first in a two-part series, examines wireless backhaul market drivers, equipment trends, and the toolbox of different backhaul solutions deployed across cellular radio-access networks.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/backhaul-alternatives-hetnet-small-cells-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/backhaul-alternatives-hetnet-small-cells-part-1#comments Contributors Commercial Systems Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:26:00 +0000 36981 at http://mwrf.com How to Optimize Linear Distortion Measurements with a Signal Analyzer http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/how-optimize-linear-distortion-measurements-signal-analyzer <div class="node-body article-body">Traditional spectrum analyzer measurements of RF device performance are classically measurements of non-linear performance such as harmonics, Third-Order Intercept (TOI) or input-related spurious responses.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/how-optimize-linear-distortion-measurements-signal-analyzer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/how-optimize-linear-distortion-measurements-signal-analyzer#comments Contributors Keysight Technologies Commercial Test & Measurement Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:59:00 +0000 35111 at http://mwrf.com Why TRL Is the Recommended VNA Calibration for Load Pull http://mwrf.com/contributors/why-trl-recommended-vna-calibration-load-pull <div class="node-body article-body">Do we really need TRL to characterize tuners or can we get by with SOLT?</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/contributors/why-trl-recommended-vna-calibration-load-pull" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/contributors/why-trl-recommended-vna-calibration-load-pull#comments Contributors Test & Measurement - analyzers Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:24:00 +0000 33401 at http://mwrf.com Sorting through Balun Confusion http://mwrf.com/contributors/sorting-through-balun-confusion <div class="node-body article-body">When reading on the Internet about baluns, a distinction that will often come up is "current" baluns versus "voltage" baluns. I've always found this distinction confusing, because an electromagnetic wave converted by a balun from differential to unbalanced modes consists of both current and voltage waves. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/contributors/sorting-through-balun-confusion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/contributors/sorting-through-balun-confusion#comments Contributors Test & Measurement Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:13:00 +0000 29931 at http://mwrf.com What Is the Deal with IP2 in Mixers? http://mwrf.com/components/what-deal-ip2-mixers <div class="node-body article-body">Every day we work on high linearity mixers: high IP3, high P1dB, and high spurious suppression. Every once in a while we get a request for a high IP2 mixer. This is much more rare than complaints about IP3 or spurs. Lets see why.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/what-deal-ip2-mixers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/what-deal-ip2-mixers#comments Contributors Components Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:17:00 +0000 29641 at http://mwrf.com Understanding Adjacent Channel Power Measurements In Spectrum Analysis http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement/understanding-adjacent-channel-power-measurements-spectrum-analysis <div class="node-body article-body"> Adjacent-channel-power (ACP) measurements are hardly new, but several techniques for maximizing them are.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement/understanding-adjacent-channel-power-measurements-spectrum-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement/understanding-adjacent-channel-power-measurements-spectrum-analysis#comments Contributors Keysight Technologies Test & Measurement Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:02:00 +0000 23081 at http://mwrf.com Millimeter Waves Extend Wireless Services http://mwrf.com/systems/millimeter-waves-extend-wireless-services <div class="field-deck"> Millimeter-wave technology can support wide bandwidths and high data rates over shorter distances without the latencies that can hinder the effectiveness of some applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Millimeter-wave technology enables high-speed, high-data-rate communications over shorter distances with less latency that other methods of communications. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/millimeter-waves-extend-wireless-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/millimeter-waves-extend-wireless-services#comments Contributors Commercial Industrial Systems Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:56:00 +0000 21051 at http://mwrf.com Understanding Measurement Uncertainties In Spectrum Analysis http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement-analyzers/understanding-measurement-uncertainties-spectrum-analysis <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding the codependent relationship between measurement accuracy and other parameters is crucial.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement-analyzers/understanding-measurement-uncertainties-spectrum-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement-analyzers/understanding-measurement-uncertainties-spectrum-analysis#comments Contributors Keysight Technologies Test & Measurement - analyzers Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:08:00 +0000 19281 at http://mwrf.com Optimize Settings For Improved Analyzer Sensitivity http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement/optimize-settings-improved-analyzer-sensitivity <div class="field-deck"> Different measurement settings on an RF/microwave spectrum analyzer can have an impact on how low the noise floor can be extended on an instrument and how low the level of measured signals. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Spectrum analyzers are often used to measure low-level signals. They may be known signals that must be characterized or unknown signals that must be found. In either case, knowing how to enhance the sensitivity of a spectrum analyzer can greatly aid the process. Certain spectrum-analyzer settings are optimum for measuring low-level signals, and these will be reviewed, along with how to use noise corrections and noise floor extensions to maximize a spectrum analyzer&rsquo;s sensitivity.</p></div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement/optimize-settings-improved-analyzer-sensitivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement/optimize-settings-improved-analyzer-sensitivity#comments Contributors Keysight Technologies Test & Measurement Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:57:00 +0000 16441 at http://mwrf.com