Signal Analyzer Fundamentals  - What the RF (EB)

Signal Analyzer Fundamentals - What the RF (EB)

Learn the basics of signal analyzers.

Learn the basics of signal analyzers, including what they measure/problems they solve

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of signal analysis in a fun and informative way.

Why Signal Analyzer Fundamentals (What the RF)?

This course covers when and how to use different applications and capabilities of signal/spectrum analyzers to make various RF measurements. (Thus the "What the RF"—get it?) You’ll gain familiarity with features that will help you save time in your measurement, further your analysis, and deepen your insight.

From learning the difference between time and frequency domains to learning how to Increase your signals dynamic range, this course is a great foundation in spectrum analysis.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for engineers working with wireless device manufacturers, base station manufacturers, automotive applications, and aerospace and defense/spectrum monitoring (including satellite and radar applications).

We’ll cover:

  • What is a spectrum analyzer and what measurements can you make
  • Time domain vs. frequency domain—what’s the difference?
  • What is spectrum and spurious emissions
  • How to increase your signal analyzer's dynamic range to see low level signals
  • What is noise figure and how to measure it

Duration:

45 min

Curriculum

  • Introduction - Signal Analyzer Fundamentals (What the RF)
  • Start Here
  • Signal Analyzer Fundamentals (What the RF) < 45 mins
  • Optional—Overview of Signal Analyzer Used in Course
  • Lesson 1: What is a Spectrum Analyzer and the Measurements You Can Make? (5 min)
  • Lesson 2: Time Domain vs. Frequency Domain—What’s the Difference? (5 min)
  • Lesson 3: What is Spectrum and Spurious Emissions? (6 min)
  • Lesson 4: How to Increase Your Signal Analyzer's Dynamic Range to See Low Level Signals (6 min)
  • Lesson 5: What is Noise Figure and How to Measure It? (9 min)
  • Almost Done!
  • Final Quiz
  • Signal Analyzer Fundamentals (What the RF) Quiz
  • Certificate and Survey
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Survey - Help Us Improve This Course!
  • Additional learning resources

    The following are resources that can augment what you learned in the class. Enjoy!

    Keysight's RF product catalog: Take a look and compare side-by-side all the products Keysight has to offer in the RF space. 

    App note for signal analyzer

    More about Keysight oscilloscopes

     

Learn the basics of signal analyzers, including what they measure/problems they solve

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of signal analysis in a fun and informative way.

Why Signal Analyzer Fundamentals (What the RF)?

This course covers when and how to use different applications and capabilities of signal/spectrum analyzers to make various RF measurements. (Thus the "What the RF"—get it?) You’ll gain familiarity with features that will help you save time in your measurement, further your analysis, and deepen your insight.

From learning the difference between time and frequency domains to learning how to Increase your signals dynamic range, this course is a great foundation in spectrum analysis.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for engineers working with wireless device manufacturers, base station manufacturers, automotive applications, and aerospace and defense/spectrum monitoring (including satellite and radar applications).

We’ll cover:

  • What is a spectrum analyzer and what measurements can you make
  • Time domain vs. frequency domain—what’s the difference?
  • What is spectrum and spurious emissions
  • How to increase your signal analyzer's dynamic range to see low level signals
  • What is noise figure and how to measure it

Duration:

45 min

Curriculum

  • Introduction - Signal Analyzer Fundamentals (What the RF)
  • Start Here
  • Signal Analyzer Fundamentals (What the RF) < 45 mins
  • Optional—Overview of Signal Analyzer Used in Course
  • Lesson 1: What is a Spectrum Analyzer and the Measurements You Can Make? (5 min)
  • Lesson 2: Time Domain vs. Frequency Domain—What’s the Difference? (5 min)
  • Lesson 3: What is Spectrum and Spurious Emissions? (6 min)
  • Lesson 4: How to Increase Your Signal Analyzer's Dynamic Range to See Low Level Signals (6 min)
  • Lesson 5: What is Noise Figure and How to Measure It? (9 min)
  • Almost Done!
  • Final Quiz
  • Signal Analyzer Fundamentals (What the RF) Quiz
  • Certificate and Survey
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Survey - Help Us Improve This Course!
  • Additional learning resources

    The following are resources that can augment what you learned in the class. Enjoy!

    Keysight's RF product catalog: Take a look and compare side-by-side all the products Keysight has to offer in the RF space. 

    App note for signal analyzer

    More about Keysight oscilloscopes