Category: Technical Series

What Is Channel Power And Occupied Bandwidth?

March 9th, 2016

This is the third post in a multi-part blog series, teaching you the essential concepts of spectrum analysis. When attempting to analyze or characterize modern telecommunications systems and devices, a spectrum analyzer’s (SAs) ability to measure power over precise sections of spectrum is invaluable. The quality of transmission, nonlinearities, and phase noise of a communication […]Read More

Spectrum Analyzer Basics

March 3rd, 2016

a laptop with a spectrum analyzer display
This is the second post in a multi-part blog series, teaching you the essential concepts of spectrum analysis. A measurement on a spectrum analyzer (SA) is taken by configuring, often through software, several key measurement parameters. Many spectrum analyzers have a default setting, along with adjustable center frequency, bandwidth, and power levels. However, not all […]Read More

Introduction To Practical Spectrum Analysis

February 26th, 2016

spectrum on an analyzer display
This is the first post in a multi-part blog series, teaching you the essential concepts of spectrum analysis. From browsing the internet on your smartphone to surviving the cramped seating arrangement of a modern airliner, RF and microwave electromagnetic (EM) signals enable communication of information for everything from public safety to social media. The devices […]Read More

New Blog Series: Understanding Real Time Spectrum Analysis

February 24th, 2016

an rf technicial using a spectrum analyzer
It’s no secret: the wireless world is hot. From the top tech companies in the world to homebrew hackers working in their basement, wireless communications are changing the world in exciting ways. Working with radio frequency is standard fare for many in the electronics world, and there are many tools available to help when developing […]Read More