Test & Measurement

Spectrum Analyzers

Articles: Photonics/Optics
The testing of EMI materials must be rigorous and designed to predict performance over the lifetime of a material.
Articles: AR/AI
Spectrum monitoring can detect signs of threats and provide insight into mitigating them.
Articles: Aerospace
Microwave radiometers on current satellites are about the size of a washing machine. On TROPICS’ small satellites, the radiometers are about the size of a coffee mug.
Articles: Test & Measurement
The use of CA, MIMO, and beamforming technologies will lead to more antennas and radio ports that need to be tested.
Products: Test & Measurement
Coaxial connectors, tactical servers, test benches, surge protectors, and more.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See how a nanocomposite thermoplastic called HX5 can stop EMI.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The subsystems enable the development and deployment of electronic warfare and signal intelligence.
Articles: Weapons Systems
A new quantum sensor analyzes the full spectrum of radio-frequency and real-world signals, unleashing new potential for soldier communications, spectrum awareness, and electronic warfare.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Position sensors, surveillance systems, microwave tuners, and more.
Articles: Aerospace
Learn how to provide accurate power sources with adjustable voltages and frequencies during the test cycle.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Network analyzers, FPGAs, mobile surface measurement, and more.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Docking stations for satellite phones; aircraft wiring; spectrum analyzers; and more.
Articles: Communications
A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.
Articles: Defense
The sky’s the limit for utilizing the higher ends of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.
Application Briefs: Defense
Tektronix partnered with Erisys RF Solutions to release an automated drone detection solution.
Articles: Test & Measurement

A desirable interface between multi-agents is through over-the-air RF connections that include not only the intended direct RF communications paths but also highly variable multi-ray propagation, range...

Articles: Aerospace

Radio frequency (RF) circuit elements that are traditionally considered to be linear frequently exhibit nonlinear properties that affect the intended...

Articles: Defense

Pulsed signals are widespread in radar and other electronic warfare (EW) applications, and they must be accurately measured for manufacturing, design of countermeasures, and threat assessment;...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

A single antenna can be used for both transmission and reception. To accomplish this, the transmission must be isolated from the reception. In Figure 1, a radio frequency...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Systems specifically designed for spectrum monitoring applications typically acquire RF signals from a reference antenna or downlink, analyze the shape...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA) has added six millimeter-wave models to its family of FieldFox handheld analyzers. The flagship model is the industry’s first handheld combination analyzer...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Modern electromagnetic interference (EMI) receivers and spectrum analyzers used for compliance and precompliance testing employ digital intermediate-frequency (digital IF) processing technology for signal...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Several techniques are now being employed to ensure efficient communications across the chaotic radio spectrum. Chief among them is Software Defined Radio (SDR), which uses software to dynamically control communications...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Software Defined Radio (SDR) represents an important move forward for mobile and personal communications, promising a major...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement

Spectrum measurements are essential to RF and microwave testing. The newer signal analyzers available today deliver performance far better than those of just a few years ago. The...

Products: Test & Measurement

ZTEC Instruments (Albuquerque, NM) and Astronics DME Corp. (East Aurora, NY) have developed the ZR8441 RF/IF digitizer. The digitizer comes standard with a full-featured, on-instrument spectrum analyzer. Technical...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Aset of equations has been formulated to enable quantification of several aspects of the performance of an analog photonic communication link as affected by laser noise. A procedure for...

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