RF Test

TestEquity's wide selection of electronic measurement solutions addresses the full range of RF and microwave measurement needs, including design, X-parameters, passive intermodulation (PIM), noise figure measurements, pulsed RF measurements, EMI and EMC measurements and compliance testing, signal monitoring, geolocation, impedance, ESL design, phase-locked loops, and portable field test. Whatever the specifics of your RF test and measurement needs, our highly experienced account teams can help you find the best solution for your application or project and have it delivered to you in a matter of days or even hours.

RECENT APPLICATION NOTES

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Keysight RF & Microwave Test Accessories - Selection Guide
This document lists the commonly-used RF and microwave switches, attenuators, amplifiers, and other test accessories to complete your test and measurement setup.. More information >>
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Keysight Cost-Effective EMI Pre-compliance Test Solution - Application Note
Keysight CXA signal analyzers with the EMI measurement application offer precompliance conducted and radiated emissions testing for both commercial and MIL-STD requirements at a variety of performance levels. More information >>
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Radar Development Using Model-Based Engineering
This application note describes how SystemVue is well suited for use in model-based engineering. It is for system engineers, directors of engineering and people involved in the development of Radar.
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How to Select your Wi-Fi Module
When you search for a Wi-Fi module for your application, there are many different kinds of solutions to choose from. Read this guide on best practices for selecting the optimal Wi-Fi chipset or module for integration.
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Performing Line Sweep Measurements with FieldFox Cable and Antenna Analyzers - Technical Overview
This technical overview highlights the key features and benefits of performing line sweep measurements using FieldFox cable and antenna analyzers.
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RF Interference Hunting Techniques
This application note covers how to spot, find and fix RF interference including defining what it is you are looking for, the first indicators, spotting interference in the field and resolving the problem.
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Recommendations for Port Setup When Using ADS Momentum and Modelithics Models
This application note is intended to help Advanced Design System (ADS) users using Modelithics models, simulate RF & Microwave circuits. The focus is on finding the optimum port setup for EM simulation of circuit layouts that include surface-mount technology (SMT) devices.
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Detecting Signals Hidden in Plain Sight Application Note
In the past, signals have been hidden by various means, including placing them next to a large signal such as an AM broadcast carrier or using spread spectrum technology to create low probability of detection (LPOD) signals. More recently the development of various digital modulation formats has provided a new means for signals to be hidden in plain sight. The presence of digitally modulated signals is commonplace now, to the point that if a signal looks familiar, such as a CDMA "Bart's head," it can easily be ignored as a known signal.
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Generating Multi-Dimensional Signals to Test Radar/EW Systems
This application note describes how to use SystemVue to generate multi-dimensional signals for testing Radar and modern Electronic Warfare (EW) systems.
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Mobile Interference Hunting System
This application note will focus on the operation of the mobile interference hunting system. Settings for both the MX280007A software and for the spectrum analyzer will be outlined, consistent with both the type of interference to be hunted and the terrain in which the interference hunt is to take place. Various use case scenarios will also be examined to illustrate how the system is optimized for finding various types of interference.

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Understanding the SystemVue To ADS Simulation Bridge - Application Note
This application note shows how RF designers using Advanced Design System (ADS), as well as system architects and DSP developers using SystemVue, can co-simulate for greater functionality and cross-platform debug and verification.

 

RECENT VIDEOS

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How to Understand 5G: Waveforms
This video will provide you with good guidance for understanding what kinds of new waveforms are being researched for the next generation standard. The example with end-to-end link level simulation will demonstrate waveform quality issues of a multi-carrier system and the nonlinearity from the RF chain.
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5G Channel Sounding
This video discusses Keysight's This video discusses Keysight's mmWave MIMO channel sounding solution for 5G. 5G is aiming to achieve gigabytes per second data rate anywhere, anytime, and to get there, we need to use new technologies such as massive MIMO and millimeter wave broadband. solution for 5G. 5G is aiming to achieve gigabytes per second data rate anywhere, anytime, and to get there, we need to use new technologies such as massive MIMO and millimeter wave broadband.
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Signal Monitoring with the MDO
The MDO's wide band architecture for RF signal monitoring can augment or replace traditional receivers by emulating a fast scanning capability. This brief video shows how the MDO can be used to monitor 1 - 3.75 GHz of instantaneous BW continually, then do further time correlated analysis to better understand signal characteristics.
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How to Design an RF Power Amplifier: Class E
This video provides an introduction to Class E Power Amplifiers and demonstrates a superior, time saving methodology to design and practically realize a Class E RF power amplifier using first principles to build an ideal circuit and then utilizing circuit design tools to synthesize a more realistic circuit topology from the ideal case.
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RSA306 Demo: EMI & RF Spur Search
Limit line testing in a Spectrum Analyzer is an important feature for a variety of applications. Examples include EMI Pre Compliance and Diagnostics, so that the Design Engineer can save pain and trouble by preventing EMI issues before a device gets to the testing lab, and RF transmitter characterization, where it is important that there are no spurs coming from a new design, or at least any spurs are below a particular limit. This video will show how to set up the RSA306 + SignalVu-PC to automatically measure these kinds of spurs, including with a CIPSR Peak filter.
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Keysight 5G signal generation and analysis demonstration at Mobile World Congress
Keysight demonstrates candidate 5G FBMC waveform co-existence with 4G LTE, and up to 2GHz wideband FBMC signal generation and analysis using SystemVue W1906 5G library, N7608B Signal Studio for custom modulation, and 89600 VSA software applications with Keysight wideband test equipment.
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Teaching RF Analysis with the RSA306
Teach RF beyond the Basics and beyond the lab with the RSA306.
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How to Predict Package and Bondwire Effects on Your RF-Module Designs
This short video shows how to predict package, board, and bond wire effects on your RF-module designs which subsequently enables you to fix the design prior going to fabrication. The video demonstrates the process of building modules that comprise different technologies and performing EM simulation on them.
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How to Use Envelope Tracking to Improve Power Amplifier Efficiency
This video introduces basic concepts regarding applying envelope tracking to improve power amplifier efficiency.
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How to Make Accurate, Automated RF Wafer-level Measurements
The video introduces automation as a way to increase productivity and efficiency. Keysight WaferPro Express measurement software is used to illustrate the various steps in combination with Cascade Microtech Velox software for prober control and Cascade WinCalXE software for automated calibration.
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How to Setup and Run Load Pull Simulations: The Basics
This video introduces basic concepts regarding running load pull simulations. It then uses load pull simulation to find a load impedance that enables you to obtain greater than 43 dBm output power and greater than 55% PAE from a Cree FET.
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How to Design an RF Power Amplifier: The Basics 
This video provides a foundation for understanding how power amplifier circuits work. If you are new to High Frequency Power Amplifier Circuit Design, this is the place to start.
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How to Design an RF Power Amplifier: Class A, AB and B
This video provides an introduction to the most basic modes of power amplifier operation by first building a nonlinear device model from scratch and then using this model in a circuit simulation environment to demonstrate various modes of power amplifier operation.
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How to Design RF and Microwave Impedance Matching Networks
This video describes how to design RF and Microwave impedance matching networks.
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How to Optimize the Performance of Your RF Layout
This video shows a practical and effective approach to optimize the performance of your RF layout by parameterizing it and performing EM optimization prior to going to fabrication - thus helping to achieve fist pass success.
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Keysight Silicon RFIC Design Solutions
In this video, Keysight illustrates its Silicon RFIC design solutions that help you achieve your goals for designing today's challenging RFICs and successfully going beyond the IC to verify its performance in higher levels of integration.