Making the Case for Signal and Spectrum Analyzers (.PDF Download)

Spectrum measurements are invaluable in the laboratory to evaluate the signal characteristics of a new design, and in the field to monitor known signals and search for interference. To make such measurements, engineers have typically turned to the RF/microwave spectrum analyzer. It is widely available in benchtop and portable varieties, and even in compact-module form with a USB interface that can add a PC’s functionality and display screen to the instrument package.

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