Test & Measurement http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6787/more en MIMO Testing: The Good and the Bad http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/mimo-testing-good-and-bad <div class="field-byline"> Alessandro Scannavini, RF Engineer, Microwave Vision </div> <div class="field-deck"> The growing demand for bandwidth is increasing the requirements for MIMO technology, and thus the testing of MIMO devices. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As MIMO devices are increasingly sought to solve throughput demand problem, more antennas are being included in the device design. This complexity is augmenting the value of automated methods for performing MIMO test.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/mimo-testing-good-and-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/mimo-testing-good-and-bad#comments Commercial Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:48:00 +0000 30541 at http://mwrf.com Make Better Spectrum Analysis Measurements http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/make-better-spectrum-analysis-measurements <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Insight into the workings of a spectrum analyzer can help you get the most out of it as a measurement tool. Learn about the fundamentals with Keysight’s recently updated application note, Spectrum Analysis Basics, which has been paired with a toolkit of demo videos, web apps, articles and related material. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/make-better-spectrum-analysis-measurements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/make-better-spectrum-analysis-measurements#comments Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers White Paper Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:35:00 +0000 30321 at http://mwrf.com Inside Track with Bruce Devine, CEO, Signal Hound http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/inside-track-bruce-devine-ceo-signal-hound <div class="field-deck"> USB-powered test equipment is gaining respect, says Signal Hound CEO, because the customer finally has a full range of serious instruments available. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USB-powered test equipment is gaining respect, says Signal Hound CEO, because the customer finally has a full range of serious instruments available.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/inside-track-bruce-devine-ceo-signal-hound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/inside-track-bruce-devine-ceo-signal-hound#comments Interviews Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:13:00 +0000 30211 at http://mwrf.com Q&A With Gary Simpson, Chief Technical Officer, Maury Microwave http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/qa-gary-simpson-chief-technical-officer-maury-microwave <div class="node-body article-body">Maury Microwave's Gary Simpson discusses load pull trends and other topics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/qa-gary-simpson-chief-technical-officer-maury-microwave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/qa-gary-simpson-chief-technical-officer-maury-microwave#comments Interviews Test & Measurement Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:01:00 +0000 30081 at http://mwrf.com Impedance Tuning 101 http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/impedance-tuning-101 <div class="field-byline"> Gary Simpson </div> <div class="field-deck"> A beginner’s guide to all things load pull. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Non-50ohm measurements have become a hot topic over the past few years, with techniques being used for amplifier design, model extraction, model validation, performance and ruggedness testing and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/impedance-tuning-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/impedance-tuning-101#comments Test & Measurement Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:46:00 +0000 30071 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> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:13:00 +0000 29931 at http://mwrf.com Automate RF Matrix Switching for Wireless Test http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/automate-rf-matrix-switching-wireless-test <div class="node-body article-body">The automation of RF test systems—especially for the verification testing of wireless handsets and network devices—promises to save time while improving accuracy for common repetitive test configurations. RF switching matrix devices could be a critical aspect in improving the reliability factor of these setups.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/automate-rf-matrix-switching-wireless-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/automate-rf-matrix-switching-wireless-test#comments Commercial Systems Test & Measurement Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:59:00 +0000 29871 at http://mwrf.com <p>Cell-tower handoff testing is performed using a shielded chamber that precisely injects the signals of an emulated handoff scenario.</p> Poster: Worldwide Spectrum Allocations http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/poster-worldwide-spectrum-allocations <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Tektronix </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Keeping track and updated on the latest frequency allocations isn’t easy, so we’ve compiled the information into an easy-to-view poster.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/poster-worldwide-spectrum-allocations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/poster-worldwide-spectrum-allocations#comments Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers White Paper Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:41:00 +0000 29861 at http://mwrf.com Effectively Maintaining and Troubleshooting Military Communication Systems Application Note http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/effectively-maintaining-and-troubleshooting-military-communication-systems-applicat <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This application note focuses on the “what” and “how” of effective testing in pursuit of optimum performance in military communication systems. Two examples will highlight what’s possible: field test and verification of radar systems; and testing of VHF/UHF radios. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/effectively-maintaining-and-troubleshooting-military-communication-systems-applicat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/effectively-maintaining-and-troubleshooting-military-communication-systems-applicat#comments Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers White Paper Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:03:00 +0000 29081 at http://mwrf.com Radar Fundamentals Poster http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/radar-fundamentals-poster <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Check out the core elements of radar test; radar block diagram, basic equations, military nomenclature, pulse compression techniques, radar-frequency letter bands and the latest Keysight radar equipment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/radar-fundamentals-poster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/radar-fundamentals-poster#comments Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers White Paper Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:59:00 +0000 29071 at http://mwrf.com