Test & Measurement

Bridging the Armament Test Gap

An armament test gap exists today across legacy 4th and 5th generation aircraft due to the inability of current generation test equipment to adequately test the armament required to support smart weapons. The MTS-3060 SmartCan™ Universal O-Level Tester represents a paradigm shift away from the traditional one-for-one test equipment replacement approach and a quantum leap in capabilities available to maintainers on the flightline who are working within the constraints of shrinking budgets. Read the full white paper to learn more.

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Implementation of Real-time Spectrum Analysis

The keys to real-time spectrum analysis are to provide parallel sampling and FFT calculations so the data acquisition continues while the FFT’s are performed, and to provide fast enough DSP processing of FFT algorithms to keep up with the sample rate at the input. This white paper discusses the technical implementation of the real-time process in the Rohde & Schwarz real-time analyzers, and the applications for use of this analysis capability in the troubleshooting and test of modern designs.

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Oscilloscope Fundamentals

The oscilloscope is arguably one of the most useful tools ever created for use by electronic engineers. In the more than five decades since the modern analog oscilloscope was created, hundreds of useful documents and thousands of articles have been written about what it is, how it works, how to use it, and application-specific examples of the “oscilloscope” in action. It is the purpose of this primer to instead describe digital oscilloscopes, which have for practical purposes replaced their analog predecessors in the vast majority of applications. Covered here is a short description of the oscilloscope’s origins, its transition from analog to digital, types of digital oscilloscopes and their major subsystems, key benchmark specifications, and measurements.

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Troubleshooting EMI in Embedded Designs

Today, engineers need reliable data fast, and to ensure compliance with regulations for electromagnetic compatibility in the most economical way, appropriate measures must be taken early in the design phase. This paper provides a brief introduction to embedded EMI troubleshooting challenges and how to use a digital oscilloscope to debug the two key culprits of EMI – switching power supplies and power amplifiers. The Rohde & Schwarz R&S®RTO series oscilloscope provides time correlated multi-domain analysis often required to troubleshoot the complex time and frequency domain embedded design challenges.

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Free CD: Agilent in Wireless Communications

Order our latest CD containing presentations on LTE-Adv, WLAN 11ac and 11ad design and development challenges for basestation and user devices. Topics include Carrier Aggregation, Multi-Standard Radio, Digital Pre-Distortion, Data Throughput, Battery Drain, and more! Most of these papers have been recorded as a webcast, so you have options: watch and/or read at your leisure! Download now!

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Complex Modulation Generation with Low Cost Arbitrary Waveform Generators - Agilent's Trueform Architecture for Wireless Applications

Today, almost all wireless services use a plethora of complex carrier modulation schemes. Additionally, more products and services rely on the capability of one or more wireless technologies to operate properly. This level of complexity and interoperability is made possible only through extensive testing during all the phases of the life of a product or service. Test equipment flexibility is paramount to address those needs, and the overall cost of test equipment impacts engineer access throughout the entire project. Read this white paper to learn how the Agilent 33500B Series Trueform waveform generators offer a very cost-effective solution for generating many modern, complex, baseband IQ digital communication signals. Download now!

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Making Waste History: 3D Measurement Technology Bumps Bottom-line Growth

Reducing downtime, eliminating costly scrap and generally becoming more efficient have become necessities in today’s competitive marketplace. That’s where 3D technology comes in. Robust, portable 3D measurement tools allow companies to quickly and easily verify product quality and collect comprehensive high-resolution data. This white paper uncovers the secret to understanding the technology that’s improving the way companies do business.

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