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EMC Precompliance with a Real Time Spectrum Analyzer Part 1 — What Is EMC/EMI And EMC Precompliance?

This is the first post in a series where we take a look at EMI and EMC precompliance using real time spectrum analyzers. Virtually every electronic device, and many non-electronic and natural phenomenon, produce electromagnetic radiation. This radiation can, intentionally or otherwise, interfere with proper electronics operation—electromagnetic interference (EMI). Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is the study

Blog Series: EMC Precompliance with a Real Time Spectrum Analyzer

If you’re building electronic hardware or devices intended for public use, you’ll need to pass a certification of some sort that verifies your device is within the electromagnetic interference (EMI) guidelines established by your country. Without this certification your device will legally never make it to market. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is the overarching engineering concerned

Practical Real Time Spectrum Analyzer Applications Part 3 — Capturing Digital Signals with RTSAs and Vector Signal Analysis Tools

This is the third and final post in a multi-part blog series where we take a look at a few practical applications of spectrum analyzers. All wireless telecommunication signals undergo modulation in order to impart a data stream within the RF/microwave carrier. Many modern devices rely on digital modulation techniques in order to efficiently transfer

Practical Real Time Spectrum Analyzer Applications Part 2 — RTSA Zero Span Mode For Pulsed Signal Analysis

This is the second post in a multi-part blog series where we take a look at a few practical applications of spectrum analyzers. Traditional spectrum analysis produces swept plots of power over frequency, revealing the strength of signals caught within the swept device’s analog resolution bandwidth filter. Though valuable for accurately describing continuous wave signals

What You Need to Know About Real Time Spectrum Analysis

This is the fourth and final post in a multi-part blog series, teaching you the essential concepts of spectrum analysis. With the advent of wide bandwidth analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), high-speed memory, fast processors, and efficient fast-fourier transforms (FFTs), tens to hundreds of megahertz of instantaneous bandwidth can be processed as fast as it is received.

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