Signal Conditioning - Attenuator Solution Basics
Signal Conditioning - Attenuator Solution Basics (On Demand)Original air date: 06/06/2018
Chee Wooi, LimSenior Product ManagerCommunication Solution Group, Keysight Technologies, Inc
During this one-hour webcast, we will provide an overview of the world of RF attenuators including:
--Different type/technology of attenuators
--How to select the right attenuators for the right applications
--How RF attenuators help to increase throughputs and measurement accuracy in design and validation test
RF Basics Part 2: Power Measurements
RF Basics Part 2: Power Measurements (On Demand)Original air date: 05/23/2018
Eric BreakenridgeAerospace Defense, Government Solutions ManagerCommunication Solution Group, Keysight Technologies, Inc
Power measurements are fundamental to RF & microwave industries, but is the standalone power meter still relevant among the plethora of advanced instruments available today? During this one-hour webcast, we will discuss standalone power measurement instruments, how they work, why they are important and where they fit within the RF test bench. We will describe the technologies and topologies applied to power measurements and explore how best to take advantage of the capabilities offered. Factors effecting accuracy and traceability will be presented along with detailed application examples.
Modern Network Analyzer Calibration Techniques
Modern Network Analyzer Calibration Techniques (On Demand)Original air date: 05/09/2018
Rusty MyersSenior Metrology EngineerKeysight Technologies
The quality and accuracy of vector network analyzer measurements are directly related to the calibration method used. During this one hour webcast, we will analyze the various calibration methods and share expert tips to help you select the appropriate calibration method based on the type of measurement and overall measurement needs.
Automotive RF/MW System Verification and Troubleshooting Tests
Automotive RF/MW System Verification and Troubleshooting Tests (On Demand)Original air date: 05/02/2018
Rolland ZhangGlobal Product ManagerKeysight Technologies
The intelligent and connected car is no longer a futuristic concept. With each new model launched, leading automobile manufacturers are pushing out increasingly sophisticated navigation, safety and infotainment features. Artificial intelligence is taking root in newer generation automotive, with feeds from radar, LIDAR, video camera, various sensors and various communication networks.
This is an exciting time for electronic engineers working on automotive electronics, but there are technical challenges to realize these advanced technologies. This webcast will examine the RF and microwave (uW MW) systems in the car and the challenges to verify their operation and troubleshoot faulty issues.
Impedance Measurements Using Vector Network Analyzers
Impedance Measurements Using Vector Network Analyzers (On Demand)Original air date: 3/21/2018
Takuya HiratoSenior Product Manager, Communication Solution GroupKeysight Technologies, Inc.
Whether you are characterizing components or designing circuits, impedance measurements are crucial for ensuring the performance and reliability of your products. As impedance analysis capabilities have been built into vector network analyzers (VNAs), they are increasingly being used to perform impedance measurements on those components. During this webcast, we will discuss impedance analysis basics, measurement methods, and calibration techniques. Measurement capabilities will be presented along with application examples.
5 Tips to Minimize Your Pass/Fail Errors
5 Tips to Minimize Your Pass/Fail Errors (On Demand)Original air date: 3/8/2018
Bob SternPrincipal Metrologist, EmeritusKeysight Technologies
What do you do with the result after you take a measurement? Often, people compare the result to a specification and make a “Pass” or “Fail” decision to ship or reject the item under test. They don’t teach you in school how accuracy affects the risk of incorrect Pass/Fail decisions. We will.
All measurements have errors. These errors can result in incorrectly passing or failing products during testing, such as when performing design verification before transitioning to production, or in final production test. If you are responsible for test system accuracy then you should plan to attend. Many engineers learn about how much, if any, to guard band test results from senior colleagues via a “tribal knowledge” path. It turns out, there are international standards and statistical techniques that you can apply to reduce measurement decision errors and improve yields. This Webcast will demonstrate techniques to reduce the incidence of false accepts and rejects in your work.
Device and Material Characterization from DC to Millimeter-wave and THz
Device and Material Characterization from DC to Millimeter-wave and THz (On Demand)Original air date: 2/7/2018
Michael BallouSenior Applications Engineer/SpecialistKeysight Technologies
From stealth materials to dielectric substrates, microwave food products to biofuels, accurate characterization of their electromagnetic properties from DC to THz frequencies provide engineers with critical information needed for material and circuit design, modeling, new material research, health and safety, manufacturing, quality control, and more. Many measurement methods exist, but which to choose is often a mystery. This webcast provides an overview of measurement methods, with strengths, limitations and applications of each.
5G and Its RF Over the Air Performance Measurements
5G and Its RF Over the Air Performance Measurements (On Demand)Original air date: 2/21/2018
Rolland ZhangGlobal Product ManagerKeysight Technologies
5G promises to deliver 100 times faster data rate than today’s LTE network with 1ms latency. What is even more profound is that the network has to be accessed anywhere and anytime and be completely transparent to end users. To achieve such goal, many new technologies and higher frequency bands have to be deployed, such as mmWave bands, massive MIMO, and beamforming.
During this one hour webcast, you will learn more about:
--What’s new in 5G
--mmWave frequency band
--Massive MIMO, and Beam forming
--5G network over the air performance test and evaluation
--Path loss / coverage test / band clearing
--Antenna pattern measurement
--Phase array antenna and its verification
--Up and downlink control channel verification
--How to use FieldFox based solution to help 5G pre-deployment project
Detect and Troubleshoot Interference in Modern RF/MW Communication Systems
Detect and Troubleshoot Interference in Modern RF/MW Communication Systems (On Demand)Original air date: 01/24/2018
Rolland ZhangGlobal Product ManagerKeysight Technologies
Communication systems are moving to higher frequencies like LTE, 5G, microwave link, Ka band satellite, and narrow RADAR pulse for automotive RADAR. Congested radio resources contribute many interference issues in network deployment. During this one hour webcast, we will examine various types of interference, mitigation plans and new technologies that can help troubleshoot interference issues in the field.
RF Basics Part 1: Signal Analysis
RF Basics Part 1: Signal Analysis (On Demand)Original air date: 01/31/2018
Xiao-Wei ZhangSenior Product ManagerCommunication Solution Group, Keysight Technologies, Inc.
The signal analyzer is a fundamental tool for those working on RF. To get the most from your signal analyzer, it is important to understand the most common spectrum measurements, key signal analysis parameters and specifications—and why they matter. During this one hour webcast, we will also discuss swept-tuned and FFT receiver techniques, along with optimization of spectral search techniques, including RBW, VBW and dynamic range criteria, for the most accurate measurements. We will then dive into real life examples of measurement challenges associated with the RF signal chain.
Mastering Noise Figure Measurements
Mastering Noise Figure Measurements (On Demand)Original air date: 12/14/2017
Nizar MessaoudiRF and Microwave EngineerKeysight Technologies
With the move to millimeter wave in 5G and Satellite communications, transceiver designers are faced with increasing challenges to differentiate their products. Characterizing the noise contributed by RF and microwave amplifiers and frequency converters is essential for optimizing overall system performance. Noise figure, the accepted figure-of-merit, is typically measured using the widely-understood Y-factor or hot/cold method. However, when using a vector network analyzer, the less-familiar cold-source method lends itself to advanced error-correction techniques that enable exceptional measurement accuracy. This webcast will provide an overview of both techniques and contrast their strengths and accuracy limitations.
Increase RF and Microwave Test Efficiency and Throughput
Increase RF and Microwave Test Efficiency and Throughput (On Demand)Original air date: 10/11/2017
Sau-Peng Tang RF & Microwave Brand ManagerKeysight Technologies, Inc.
Do you need to improve the test efficiency and throughput of your RF and Microwave designs? This webcast will demonstrate how to select and configure your system with the optimal microwave test accessories to help you increase output, build a fast and accurate design validation test, improve noise figure measurements, and accelerate overall throughput resulting in a lower cost of test.
Microwave Device Characterization Using the Latest Vector Network Analyzers
Microwave Device Characterization Using the Latest Vector Network Analyzers (On Demand)Original air date: 10/5/2017
Rosana CheruvelilNetwork Analyzer Brand SpecialistKeysight Technologies, Inc.
During this one hour webcast, we will discuss basic linear network analyzer measurements including insertion loss, return loss, gain compression and deviation from linear phase. We will then focus on additional advanced VNA capabilities including spectrum analysis and noise figure analysis.
Millimeter-wave Component Characterization
Millimeter-wave Component Characterization (On Demand)Original air date: 9/7/2017
Suren SinghIndustry Applications SpecialistKeysight Technologies
Why this webcast is important:
With the increased demand for the transfer of large volume of data at high speeds, there is an increasing need to utilize the millimeter wave frequency band . This places an increased demand on designers and manufacturers in the industry to fully characterize and test both active and passive components at the millimeter wave frequencies. This webcast will focus on how a Vector Network Analyzer can be utilized to address the need for millimeter wave component characterization for both passive and active devices.
Understanding RF and Microwave Analysis Basics
Understanding RF and Microwave Analysis Basics (On Demand)Original air date: 9/13/2017
Kimberly Cassacia Product Line Brand Manager Keysight Technologies, Inc.
With increasingly complex design and measurement challenges and rapidly changing technology, engineers must have a strong foundation in basic measurement and simulation techniques in RF analysis. This session will discuss key fundamentals needed to optimize the analysis of RF signals. Different types of basic measurements and the use of a spectrum analyzer and signal generator will be covered.
Understanding Phase Noise and Why it Matters
Understanding Phase Noise and Why it Matters (On Demand)Original air date: 7/12/2017
Riadh SaidPlatform Planning Engineer, High Frequency Measurements Center of ExcellenceKeysight Technologies
Why this webcast is important:
Engineers developing cutting edge radar and communications systems know that phase noise is a characteristic that can limit system performance. In radar systems, phase noise degrades the ability to process Doppler information. In digitally modulated communication systems, phase noise degrades error vector magnitude.
This webcast explains fundamental phase noise characteristics and tradeoffs including cost, switching speed and optimization of wide vs. narrow offsets in order to optimize performance. It also discusses related signal generation techniques such as frequency references, frequency converters, and frequency synthesis and their respective roles in transmitter and receiver test.
Who should attend:
Engineers developing RADAR, EW, Satellite, or digitally modulated communication system receivers and transmitters.
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