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Frequency Domain

Network Analyzers are typically used to measure parameters in the frequency domain. Some of these parameters are: Insertion Loss, Return Loss, Cross Talk (far end or near end), SWR, Phase, Group Delay, Reactive Inductance, Capacitance, Resistance (Impedance), et-cetera. Part one will cover Network Analysis and some of the basics for good measurements. Some Network Analyzers have testing options like Time Domain or Active test sets to name a few. The Time Domain option may be used for time versus magnitude measurements which can be made with Network Analyzers with Time Domain as well as Real Time TDRs.

 

What is a Calibration and what kinds are there? Why do I need one?

 

What uncertainty is there without a calibration?

 

What is a Calibration kit and what kinds are there?

 

What is a Calibration set?

 

What is an Instrument State?

 

How do I decide which type of calibration to use?

 

How can I tell if my calibration is valid?

 

What makes a good termination on my device under test? (D.U.T.)

 

What does a perfect response look like? What does it mean?

 

What does my response mean? What is realistic?

 

How can I improve my device?

 

How can I improve my measurement range?

 

What kinds of measurements can I make? What do they mean?

 

What kinds of things can I measure besides cable?

 

Formulas and working examples.