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With the rapid evolution of wireless technologies and the complexity of new designs, you need a partner who understands the intricacies of RF testing. Tektronix delivers the expertise, as well as the signal generation and analysis capabilities required to overcome the most challenging RF, wireless and microwave design challenges with total confidence. We are enabling engineers to do more every day - simply and easily.

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Vector Network Analyzer Fundamentals
Poster that shows types of measurement errors, Basic VNA operation, Smith chart basics, Common S-parameter names, VNA calibration methods and more.
Fast 3D EMC/EMI Scan with Detectus Scanning System and Tektronix Real Time Spectrum Analyzers
With the increasing adoption of wide-bandgap based devices, power supplies are shifting to faster high voltage and high current switching waveforms that generate electromagnetic interference (EMI) in …
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 …
Introduction to Vector Network Analyzers Basics
This paper discusses why VNAs are used and how they are unique compared to other RF test equipment. We'll define S-Parameters, the fundamental VNA measurement, and how best to use them when evaluating …
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 …
Speeding Through Wireless Standards
This Tutorial is designed to help you decide what to include in your test plan so that you ensure the product will pass regulatory certification and standard qualification. This guide will explain why …
How mobile Network Operators use Tektronix Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer
Field service organizations for mobile communication of network operators are using Tektronix USB-based real-time spectrum analyzer for daily work, hundreds of technicians in different service regions …
Noise Figure: Overview of Noise Measurement Methods
Measuring the noise contributions of circuit elements, in the form of noise factor or noise figure is an important tasks for RF and microwave engineers. This paper, along with its associated …
Measuring Wireless Power Charging Systems for Portable Electronics
This application note shows methods for testing a Qi wireless charging system.  The device under test uses the Qi interface standard, developed by the Wireless Power Consortium. The application note …
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 …
Internet of Things: How to Select a Bluetooth Module
The Bluetooth module is a functional component and can only function completely when embedded into a proper system. When you select a Bluetooth module for your product, there are a variety of factors …
Interference Hunting Application Note
Introduction Over the past decade there has been a dramatic increase in the population of wireless transmitters found in the world, with the inevitable result being a dramatic increase …
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 …
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 …
Internet of Things: How to Select a Bluetooth Module
The Bluetooth module is a functional component and can only function completely when embedded into a proper system. When you select a Bluetooth module for your product, there are a variety of factors …
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.
Programmatic Control on Tektronix USB Real Time Spectrum Analyzers
Using the latest in commercial interfaces and available computing power, the Tektronix RSA 300/500/600 USB real time spectrum analyzers separate signal acquisition from measurement, dramatically …
Troubleshooting Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) issues in Video Service Provider Networks
Quality of Service and Quality of Experience: Learn the benefits and faults of the two most common test methods for troubleshooting video signal problems and the critical capabilities required in an …
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 …
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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 …
Navigating the Road to WiGig
This webinar features Tektronix expert, Dorine Gurney, sharing her insights on the key factors to consider when performing transmitter testing to IEEE 802.11ad. Topics covered include:• What are the …