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Lesson 1 - What is a Network Analyzer?


Learn vector network analyzer basics, what a network analyzer measures, and what problems they solve.

As devices evolve and become more complex, understanding the fundamentals of network analysis is as essential as ever. Understanding how a vector network analyzer works will allow you to optimize your RF measurements.

During this course, you will learn how to save time, prevent mistakes, and avoid rework by optimizing intermediate frequency bandwidth and dynamic range for the most accurate measurements. We’ll also discuss the impact of systematic, random, and drift errors on the accuracy of measurements.

Who should take Vector Network Analyzer Basics?

This course is designed for RF designers concerned with meeting today’s standards while staying flexible enough to handle future technologies.

We’ll cover:

  • What is a vector network analyzer?
  • Transmission lines and S-paramaters
  • Network analyzer calibration
  • Narrow versus wide IF bandwidth
  • How to increase dynamic range
  • Going beyond S-parameters

Duration: 35 min