• Webinar

    Understanding VNA-based USB Type-C™ Signal Integrity Compliance Test

    Webinar brought to you by Anritsu on March 28: Learn how to use VNAs to conduct signal integrity compliance testing in an automated environment. Follow along as a USB Type C Method of Implementation is described and measurements are explained. Understand the underlying VNA measurements and learn tips and techniques for successful measurements....More
  • Mar 23, 2017

    Demystifying Vias in High-Speed PCB Design

    In PCB designs, vias are virtually everywhere and come in various types, whether signal, ground, or thermal vias, as well as through-hole, blind, and buried vias for manufacturing technology. There are even single-ended or differential vias for signaling purpose. No matter how the vias are classified, it is important to note that they play an important role in the PCB, especially in high-speed designs....More
  • Feb 21, 2017

    USB Type-C Design Implementations – Overcoming Test Challenges

    The USB Type-C ecosystem includes technologies like USB 3.1 Gen 2, USB-PD, MHL, Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, and HDMI Alt Mode. As the USB Type-C ecosystem moves into the main-stream with worldwide adoption, there are significant learnings from early silicon and system implementations. This session will illustrate the most common challenges and issues with implementing USB Type-C, and solutions to properly characterize and validate your designs....More
  • Feb 16, 2017

    Extreme Oscilloscope Probing Challenges and Solutions

    Electronic products are getting smaller and tightening environmental specifications as designs become more versatile. Signals are getting faster and smaller too. These trends in electronics pose challenges for making accurate oscilloscope measurements. Selecting the right probing solution for your application and how you use the probe are indispensable steps toward dependable oscilloscope measurements....More
  • Feb 23, 2017

    Millimeter-wave Challenges

    While the frequency of “mmWave” systems can vary from 10 - >100 GHz, there are aspects of system design and the impact of hardware limitations that are common. A combination of high frequency and wide bandwidth require close attention to broadband noise, phase noise, linearity, frequency response and power dissipation. The use of directional antennas introduces another dimension to the problem of maintaining an effective link, since beam steering is required....More
  • Mar 22, 2017

    NB-IoT: A Cellular Technology Connecting the Internet of Things

    While the LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) market has existed for some time, current implementations are fragmented and soft-standardized, leading to weaknesses in security and reliability, and very high operational costs due to incompatibility with existing infrastructure....More
  • Feb 14, 2017

    New Technologies to Address Wideband Signal Generation and Analysis

    Worldwide demand for wireless devices has been explosive, driving wireless providers to seek higher operating frequencies, wider transmission bandwidths, and innovative high-efficiency modulation techniques....More
  • Jan 24, 2017

    Analog Beamforming—What is it and How Does it Impact Phased-Array Radar and 5G?

    As 5G communication systems are rolled out and phased-array radar spreads its reach to non-military applications, our industry has taken a keen interest in beamforming. This technical webcast will dive into everything you want to know about beamforming systems—typical uses, digital versus analog, nulling effects, unwanted interference, side-lobe suppression, non-line-of-sight (NLOS) environments and urban environments....More
  • Jan 18, 2017

    RF Fundamentals Part 3 - Signal Generation, Modulation and Vector Signal Analysis

    In Part 3 of RF Fundamentals, we will focus on the challenges related to the need to generate and demodulate analog and digitally modulated signals in the RF signal chain. We’ll review CW signal generation and characteristics, including phase-noise and signal synthesis using VCOs and phase-locked-loops. You will learn about analog and digital modulation generation and measurement techniques....More
  • Jan 25, 2017

    IoT Insights Using Oscilloscopes

    Troubleshooting chipset and device IoT designs can be challenging. Learn how to use a fully integrated Mixed Signal Oscilloscope (MSO) to make IoT characterization a lot easier. Discover how embedded serial bus triggering and decode allow you to easily find serial bus errors. Also learn how to gain fast insight into NFC test pass/fail status with a new oscilloscope centric solution. Lastly, we will address measuring IoT low power consumption using a high-sensitivity current probe to provide a simple low current test....More
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