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RF Design and Development

Tektronix provides RF Physical layer (PHY) testing solutions to help you get the job done and get your design to market faster.

Discover how Real-Time Spectrum Analysis works and how it can be used to solve many RF capture and measurement problems with our primer.  Explore our library of technical documents and posters below to learn what solutions can help you validate, debug and pass performance or compliance tests the first time.


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DPX Acquisition Technology for Spectrum Analyzers Fundamentals
Tektronix' patented Digital Phosphor technology or DPX® is used in our Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers (RTSAs), to reveal signal details that are completely missed by conventional spectrum analyzers and …
Fundamentals of Real-Time Spectrum Analysis
Engineers and scientists have been looking for innovative uses for RF technology ever since the 1860s, when James Clerk Maxwell mathematically predicted the existence of electromagnetic waves capable …
Low Cost RF Sensors
With the explosion in growth of wireless enabled devices (ie. LoRA,NBIoT), many nontraditional organizations are looking for tools to monitor the health and security of their wireless networks. While …
Automotive EMI/EMC Pre-compliance Tests
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) regulations are in place throughout the world to provide improved reliability and safety for users of electrical and electronic equipment. The automotive industry …
Cable and Antenna Measurements Using Tektronix USB Spectrum Analyzers
This application note looks at the basics of line sweeping measurements on cable and antenna systems, including a look at why they are important and how to perform them.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and Remote/Passive Keyless Entry
Today, more sophisticated and sensitive RF electronic components and devices are being included in automobiles. These advances have resulted in much safer, efficient, and connected vehicles. They have …
RF Recording and Playback Solutions
Introduction to RF Record and Playback Spectrum management, RF interference analysis, signal acquisition, product testing and validation, RF system design, communication security, and academic …
Spurious Emission Measurement on 5G NR Base Station Transmitters and Receivers
Conducting spurious emission tests are an important measurement for cellular base station transmitters and receivers on most wireless transmission technologies. The 5G New Radio (NR) refreshed 3GPP …
The Tektronix MDO4000C mixed domain oscilloscope can measure digital, analog, and RF signals all at once enabling engineers to troubleshoot complex embedded designs more quickly. Learn more »
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Get the full featured spectrum analyzers you need in one small, low price package. Whether your analysis takes you to the field or the lab, from interference hunting and spectrum management to …
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Get RF analysis power in the palm of your hand at an unmatched price with the RSA306B. Small on price and big on performance the RSA306B now has improved dynamic range and a 3-year warranty.
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Watch this video to see how to perform a radiated EMI pre-compliance test, to ensure your device complies with the WLAN IEEE 802.11 standards, using the RSA607A and SignalVu-PC software.
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Watch this video to see how to measure bandwidth and start and stop frequency of a Band Pass filter using the TTR500 Vector Network Analyzer.
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Phase and Group Delay Measurements can be used to determine if there is distortion in your device or network of devices. See how easy it is to make these measurements using the TTR500 Vector …
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Watch how easy it is to apply Port Extensions using the TTR500 Vector Network Analyzer.
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Watch how quick and easy it is to calibrate the TTR500 Vector Network Analyzer to ensure you get accurate measurements.
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Watch this video to see how easy it is to take a Gain Measurement of an Amplifier using the built-in Bias Tee of the TTR500 Series Vector Network Analyzer.
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Conquering Radar Signal Generation
What are the challenges related to the creation and generation of complex radar signals and what are the tools to help make this task more efficient? Gain these insights and learn how to avoid common …
6 Things to Consider when Choosing your Wireless RF Module
In the fast growing wireless design and Internet of Things market, the importance of choosing the right wireless RF module is vital to your design and overall company’s success.In this webinar, you …