Test & Measurement http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6787/more en What’s The Difference Between Noise Terms and Noise Generators? http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/what-s-difference-between-noise-terms-and-noise-generators <div class="field-deck"> Because noise is a complex concept with many contributors and effects, confusion often arises about how noise is created and how it’s described by engineers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Noise negatively impacts the performance of almost every RF/microwave system; therefore, understanding how engineers describe it will help pinpoint the best noise-mitigating design considerations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/what-s-difference-between-noise-terms-and-noise-generators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/what-s-difference-between-noise-terms-and-noise-generators#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Test & Measurement Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:57:00 +0000 31461 at http://mwrf.com Probe Station Control Software Delivers T&M Efficiency http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/probe-station-control-software-delivers-tm-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">Velox 2.0, the latest version of Cascade Microtech’s probe station control software, delivers increased test and measurement efficiency. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/probe-station-control-software-delivers-tm-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/probe-station-control-software-delivers-tm-efficiency#comments Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:28:00 +0000 31611 at http://mwrf.com Inside Track with Lorne Graves, Chief Technologist for Mercury Systems http://mwrf.com/software/inside-track-lorne-graves-chief-technologist-mercury-systems <div class="node-body article-body">Technology Editor Jean-Jacques DeLisle talks with Lorne Graves, chief technologist at Mercury Systems, about the OpenRFM initiative targeting defense systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/inside-track-lorne-graves-chief-technologist-mercury-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/inside-track-lorne-graves-chief-technologist-mercury-systems#comments Defense Software Test & Measurement Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:22:00 +0000 31531 at http://mwrf.com Addressing Test Challenges for new LTE-Advanced Standard http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/addressing-test-challenges-new-lte-advanced-standard <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While LTE-Advanced brings the promise of higher data rates, designing devices for use in LTE-A offer new test challenges. This paper provides an overview of LTE MIMO and carrier aggregation technologies</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/addressing-test-challenges-new-lte-advanced-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/addressing-test-challenges-new-lte-advanced-standard#comments Test & Measurement White Paper Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:39:00 +0000 31391 at http://mwrf.com High Speed Interconnects and How to Accurately Characterize Your Device http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/high-speed-interconnects-and-how-accurately-characterize-your-device <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Signal integrity through interconnects, transmitters and receivers affect product reliability and system performance and has become a major challenge for designers of high speed systems. And the importance to effectively and accurately use Vector Network Analyzer (VNA’s) for time domain and frequency domain measurements has increased.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/high-speed-interconnects-and-how-accurately-characterize-your-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/high-speed-interconnects-and-how-accurately-characterize-your-device#comments Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers White Paper Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:36:00 +0000 31301 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 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:13:00 +0000 29931 at http://mwrf.com Book Review: Spectrum and Network Measurements, 2nd Edition http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/book-review-spectrum-and-network-measurements-2nd-edition <div class="node-body article-body">Spectrum and network measurements can be considered the lifeblood of the RF/microwave electronics industry, since these measurements provide tremendous insight into the frequency-domain behavior of devices, components, circuits, and systems at RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave frequencies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/book-review-spectrum-and-network-measurements-2nd-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/book-review-spectrum-and-network-measurements-2nd-edition#comments Keysight Technologies Components Systems Test & Measurement Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:26:00 +0000 30711 at http://mwrf.com 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