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  1. Getting Started with Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs)

    Getting Started with Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs)

    This primer describes the fundamentals of vector network analysis, as well as practical instructions for improving accuracy, performing calibration, and making typical linear and time-domain measurements.

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  2. Tektronix Detecting Drones Using a Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer

    Tektronix Detecting Drones Using a Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer

    In situations where a drone is operating where it shouldn't, the potential ramifications can be catastrophic. As a result, organizations need real-time, accurate, simple to operate and cost-effective solutions for detecting drones flying in or near restricted airspace. In this application note, we'll discuss considerations when looking for a drone detection solution.

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  3. Tektronix Automotive Ethernet App Note

    Tektronix Automotive Ethernet App Note

    This application note provides information on Automotive Ethernet, full-duplex communication, the need to separate master and slave signals, signal separation testing methodologies, and a comparison of the current directional coupler insertion method and the Tektronix new signal separation method.

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  4. Spectrum Analyzer Fundamentals – Theory and Operation of Modern Spectrum Analyzers

    Spectrum Analyzer Fundamentals – Theory and Operation of Modern Spectrum Analyzers

    This app note examines the theory of state-of-the-art spectrum analysis and describes how modern spectrum analyzers are designed and how they work. That is followed by a brief characterization of today's signal generators, which are needed as a stimulus when performing amplifier measurements.

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  5. Five Reasons to Switch Keithley SMU’s

    Five Reasons to Switch Keithley SMU’s

    Looking to upgrade your Keithley SMU and have Keithley 2420 or a 2440 High Current SourceMeter SMU? Download the technical brief for 5 reasons you should switch to the 2460 or 2461. What if you have a 2410 SMU for High Voltage I-V Characterization download the technical brief for 5 reason you should switch to the 2470 SMU.

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  6. Fundamentals of DC power supplies

    Fundamentals of DC power supplies

    Take a look at this app note that covers the Fundamentals of DC Power Supplies with focus on output characteristics.

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  7. Working Remotely with Oscilloscopes

    Working Remotely with Oscilloscopes

    This guide is designed to help you interface with your oscilloscope without needing to physically interact with the instrument after the initial setup. This document applies to most Tektronix oscilloscopes that do not have a PC operating system installed.

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  8. Rohde & Schwarz: Accurate and Fast Power Integrity Measurements

    Rohde & Schwarz: Accurate and Fast Power Integrity Measurements

    The probe’s 1:1 attenuation adds only 10 % to the noise of the oscilloscope – only about 120 μV on an R&S®RTO with 1 GHz bandwidth at 1 mV/div

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  9. Tektronix: ABCs of Probes

    Tektronix: ABCs of Probes

    To understand how vital probes are, disconnect one from an oscilloscope and try to make a measurement. It can’t be done.

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  10. Tektronix: Spectrum View: A New Approach to Frequency Domain Analysis on Oscilloscopes

    Tektronix: Spectrum View: A New Approach to Frequency Domain Analysis on Oscilloscopes

    Debugging embedded systems often involves looking for clues that are hard to discover just by looking at one domain at a time. The ability to look at time and frequency domains simultaneously can offer important insights.

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