Block Converters Aid EMC Testing

Aug. 6, 2013
A line of frequency downconverters helps lower the cost of EMC testing through 40 GHz.

MITEQ recently made noise in the world of electromagnetic-compatibility (EMC) testing—specifically, at the EMC2013 show in Denver, CO—with its LNB series of low-noise frequency converters. These frequency downconverters make it possible to perform EMC testing on signals through 40 GHz by downconverting them to a lower-frequency intermediate-frequency (IF) bandwidth where a lower-cost EMC receiver can be used for testing. In support of the block downconverters, MITEQ was also showing its TTA lines of desktop low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) with frequency coverage from 1 MHz to 40 GHz.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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