Although poorly attended, the recent IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Symposium (MTT-S) and exhibition featured several new products of note, especially in the measurement area. Anritsu, for example, launched their model MS2781A Signature...
This precision frequency/phase comparator now incorporates a high-speed time-interval counter with generous memory and battery backup for demanding measurements.
A fresh approach is needed for the accurate characterization of the analog I/Q modulators and demodulators used in mobile radios with complex modulation.
Advanced computer simulation tools simplify the task of evaluating discrete-versus-integrated options in the design of an embedded GPS solution.
The new Filter Wizard software from K & L is a tremendous aid for filter specifiers, allowing them to experiment with performance trade-offs and even download S-parameters for modeling.
Signal analysis with the Signature analyzer takes on new meaning when linked to MATLAB® and Simulink® software tools from The MathWorks (Natick, MA). The combination forms a test/software design environment with seamless flow between measurements...
An innovative front-end architecture based on a 9.5-to-17.5-GHz LO arms the Signature analyzer to capture modulation bandwidths to 30 MHz with stunning frequency and amplitude accuracy.