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12 06, 2020

Spectrum Analyzer Essentials

By |2020-06-12T13:22:08+00:00June 12th, 2020|RF Design, Testing, Uncategorized|

Introduction Spectrum analyzers are a critical tool in the RF electronics lab. They provide a means of capturing and analyzing RF signals. There have been many varieties over the years, with a range of capabilities. Through this blog, we will explore some of the changes made to spectrum analyzers over time, their basic capabilities and [...]

29 05, 2020

Oscilloscope Primer

By |2020-05-28T15:29:27+00:00May 29th, 2020|RF Filters, Testing|

Oscilloscopes are very useful tools in the electronics lab. There have been many varieties over the years, with a wide range of capabilities. Through the narrative below, we will explore some of the differences, capabilities, and short comings of oscilloscopes. Basic Oscilloscope Types: There have been three basic types oscilloscopes available over the years. Analog: [...]

20 05, 2020

The Tesla Coil: A Basic RF Resonant Transformer

By |2020-05-20T14:36:45+00:00May 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Tesla coil provides a high voltage demonstration of a resonant transformer. Although primarily used for entertainment purposes, with its long electrical arcs and noise, it also provides a path to understanding basic RF resonant circuits; just part of the many considerations involved when designing RF circuits. Overview of Design There are many paths one [...]