Contributors http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6616/more en 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 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Strategies for Scaling Capacity In Microwave Networks http://mwrf.com/systems/strategies-scaling-capacity-microwave-networks <div class="field-deck"> The application of higher-order modulation formats and the use of packet compression mechanisms are compared for their roles in scaling capacity in modern microwave networks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The application of higher-order modulation formats and the use of packet compression mechanisms are compared for their roles in scaling capacity in modern microwave networks. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/strategies-scaling-capacity-microwave-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/strategies-scaling-capacity-microwave-networks#comments Contributors Commercial Systems Thu, 23 May 2013 20:09:00 +0000 14661 at http://mwrf.com Optimize Time Gating in Spectrum Analysis http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement/optimize-time-gating-spectrum-analysis <div class="node-body article-body">Although various types of time gating exist, some applications are more appropriate for certain time-gating methods. Beyond making this determination, designers should know the latest techniques for gate triggering and measuring wide-bandwidth signals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement/optimize-time-gating-spectrum-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement/optimize-time-gating-spectrum-analysis#comments Contributors Keysight Technologies Test & Measurement Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:44:00 +0000 13481 at http://mwrf.com The Effect of Moore’s Law on RF Instruments http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement/effect-moore-s-law-rf-instruments <div class="field-deck"> Moore’s Law has revolutionized the modern RF instrument by enabling new advancements in intermediate-frequency and baseband circuitry, as well as signal processing. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Faster processing technology brings substantial benefits to the RF instrument, which can be seen in how the field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is transforming the way we design RF instruments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement/effect-moore-s-law-rf-instruments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-amp-measurement/effect-moore-s-law-rf-instruments#comments Contributors Semiconductors Test & Measurement Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:48:00 +0000 12951 at http://mwrf.com The Network of Tomorrow Takes Shape http://mwrf.com/commercial/network-tomorrow-takes-shape <div class="field-deck"> In this follow-on to the article, “Cellular Networks Get Primed for Tomorrow,” the author provides insight into the technical and business issues that will shape near-future networks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this follow-on to the article, “Cellular Networks Get Primed for Tomorrow,” the author provides insight into the technical and business issues that will shape near-future networks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/commercial/network-tomorrow-takes-shape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/commercial/network-tomorrow-takes-shape#comments Contributors Commercial Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:13:00 +0000 12751 at http://mwrf.com