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PAM-0118P Preamplifier

Make Smart Use Of Preamps In RF Testing

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There are a number of ways that mistakes with preamps in test configurations can lead to misleading or incorrect readings or even damaged equipment and unnecessary costs. With some attention and proper equipment matching, results will be accurate and useful, and expenses will remain at a minimum.

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Antenna Factor Calculation

Antenna Factor Calculations and Deviations

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Antenna Factor is used in EMC/EMI testing to convert received voltage to the radiated field intensity. This article explains the term and it's deviations.

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Biconical Antenna Selection

Biconical Antenna Selection for Compliance Testing

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The Biconical Antenna is considered a standard workhorse for every compliance test lab. Used in a variety of applications such as radiated emissions, immunity and shielding effectiveness testing; this article will help guide the decision process of which Biconical Antenna to purchase.

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Antenna an power amplifier combinations

Selecting antenna/power amplifier combinations for the coming new RF immunity standards

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This article explains different power amplifier / antenna matching combinations for some new RF immunity standards. Though far from certain, it looks as if 6 GHz is a strong candidate for the upper frequency for consumer products.

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VSWR Explained

VSWR Explained

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VSWR Stands for 'Voltage Standing Wave Ratio' and is used in EMC to specify the effect of a mismatch presented to a test system signal. Here is a brief history and Explanation the term VSWR.

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