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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.
Eguide to RF Signals
Navigate the RF spectrum and gain insight into the signals around you. This piece contains detailed examples with brief movies of RF signals, their measurements, audio recording of demodulated FM, and much more.
Testing Modern Radios
Radio Communications: Challenges and solutions for designing Software Defined Radios that employ frequency hopping techniques.
AWG5200 Arbitrary Waveform Generator
The AWG5200 delivers unparalleled signal fidelity coupled with class-leading sample rate and memory depth, giving you the industry's best signal stimulus solution for complex RF baseband signal generation and precision experimental applications. With up to 10 GS/s sample rate and 16-bit vertical resolution, get easy generation of complex signals as well as accurate playback of existing captured signals.
A full-featured RF analyzer in your hands at a breakthrough price, enabled by powerful SignalVu-PC, can bring fast and capable RF insight to your desk.
Fitting neatly on the lab table or a rack, the RSA600 enables easy chip/module integration and EMI testing with speeds up to 7.5GHz, 40 MHz of bandwidth, incredible spurious free dynamic range, and optional internal tracking generator.
This mid-range real-time spectrum analyzer combines the excellent RF performance with up to 165 MHz bandwidth and 4th Generation DPX® technology. Detect, analyze and debug wireless chips, modules, and devises with 100% probability of intercept of signals as brief as 434 ns.
The oscilloscope that includes a logic analyzer, spectrum analyzer and protocol analyzer – all synchronized for an integrated view. Use powerful trigger, search and analysis tools to zero in on analog, digital and RF anomalies.
3 Series MDO
The 3 Series mixed domain oscilloscope features an integrated, hardware-based spectrum analyzer for RF analysis up to 3 GHz. An optional arbitrary / function generator provides basic and arbitrary waveforms.
The TTR500 Series 2-port, 2-path vector network analyzer is our latest breakthrough – an unmatched combination of measurement performance and convenience at 40% lower price than leading benchtop alternatives! Make everyday measurements with the accuracy and confidence you expect from Tektronix, without breaking your budget.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …