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Category: Making Measurements

Measurement Benefits of USB-Driven VNA

Measurement Benefits of USB-Driven VNA

Historically, test and measurement instruments have been developed primarily with their own operating systems. In fact, many late model conventional test equipment devices contain embedded PCs running Windows or Embedded […]

High Power Device Measurement with USB VNA

Measurement of High-Power Devices

Introduction The VNA output ports are capable of sustaining a pre-defined output power level as provided in the datasheet of the manufacturer. Exceeding the power ratings of the VNA ports […]

Multiport and Balanced Measurements with a USB Network Analyzer

Multiport & Balanced Measurements with a VNA

When working with a multiport or differential circuitry application, a 2-port VNA might not be suitable for your measurements. In this scenario, using a 4-port VNA is more effective for […]

Fixture Removal with USB Vector Network Analyzer

Fixture Removal from VNA Measurements

Embedding and de-embedding have proven to be the most accurate way to remove or add any additional circuitry. Vector network analyzers can make more accurate measurements if the de-embedding, embedding, […]

What is a Smith Chart in RF?

What is a Smith Chart?

In this video, we look at how a Smith Chart is simply a special case of the polar plot and how the real and imaginary axes are constructed.