Agilent has introduced a class of instrument that can evaluate the critical performance characteristics of nearly all types of RF and microwave signal sources. The E5052A signal source analyser (SSA) replaces a large, complex rack of test equipment with a single instrument that speeds measurement times by a factor of 10.
In the last of a three-part series on interference in wireless systems, we look at all the different types of potential interfering signals and how to identify them
The Atlas LCR passive component analyser from Peak simplifies the testing of passive components.Traditional LCR bridges are inherently complex and very time consuming to use. This analyser does everything automatically, it tells the user the component type in addition to component value data. What's more, it automatically selects the best signal level and frequency for the particular component under test.
Vicom has expanded the functionality for the 2975 Radio Test Set for Project 25 (P25) testing from IFR, a designer of advanced test solutions that include wireless radio test sets, signal sources, avionics and frequency agile test, microwave test, signal analysers and ATE (automated test equipment).
Poseidon Scientific Instruments (PSI) has released the 5 MHz to 1 GHz receiver OR-102A for use with its ODIN-320A phase noise analyser. The receiver enables engineers to perform automated phase noise measurements at low frequencies on quartz crystal and surface acoustic wave (SAW) oscillators. Moreover, the residual noise of amplifiers, or any two port device, can be automatically measured in combination with PSI's upcoming delay line device.
The CEA-MOUNT Illuminator is an active phased array Continuous Wave Illuminator (CWI) that integrates with ship combat systems to provide target illumination and missile uplink for semi-active homing missiles (SM-2/ESSM).
B&K Precision Corporation has released the Model 2650, a handheld, PC-com-patible 3.3 GHz spectrum analyser. Weighing only 1.8 kg including battery, this compact, versatile, portable unit is suitable for use in the evaluation of W-CDMA, CDMA, GSM, PDC, PHS, Wireless LAN, 802.11 and Bluetooth systems.
BMP The Tescom TC-3000A Bluetooth tester eliminates the need for several testers by combining key RF and Protocol test and measurement functions in one box. Designed for a wide range of applications in R&D, manufacturing, QA and service, this powerful instrument is lightweight and portable, and may be operated with all standard AC voltages. In addition to Bluetooth testing applications, it may be used for non-Bluetooth RF testing along the 2.4 GHz ISM band.
With small dimensions and a large display, the Rohde & Schwarz FSH3 handheld spectrum analyser has an upper frequency limit of 3 GHz and numerous measurement functions. It has been specifically designed for mobile applications including areas of mobile communication, such as installation, maintenance, servicing and field-strength measurements, as well as use in laboratories and universities or by electronics hobbyists.