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Introduction to RF & Microwave Spectrum Analysis

S332e at work

Introduction to RF & Microwave Spectrum Analysis Specialized Spectrum Analysis Training using Handheld Spectrum Analyzer is an intense one-day instructor led training course that focuses on Spectrum Analyzer operation basics and common measurements. This course is applicable to all handheld spectrum analyzers, but features lectures and labs supporting the technology found in the MS2721A, MS272XB, MS272XC, MT8222A, MT822XB, MS271XE, S332E, S362E and MT821XE

Price: $1,295 per student

THIS CLASS IS TYPICALLY ONLY AVAILABLE TO GROUPS, ON-SITE AT A U.S. LOCATION, 8 STUDENTS MINIMUM. Group pricing starts at $10,360.

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Online Training Option

Anritsu now offers an online course on Spectrum Analysis. Click the link below for more details: Introduction to Spectrum Analysis Web-based eLearning Course

Who Should Attend
  • Wireless Carriers
  • Base Station OEMs
  • Field Engineers
  • Site Managers
  • WLAN Installers
How You Will Benefit
  • Review of RF Basics
  • A thorough understanding of Handheld Spectrum Analyzer operation
  • How to make measurements such as Channel Power, Occupied Bandwidth, Adjacent Channel Power, Field Strength, and Carrier to Interference Ratio
What You Will Cover

Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Modulation

  • Amplitude Modulation
  • Frequency Modulation
  • Pulse Modulation

Lecture 3: Spectrum Analyzers

  • Basic Operation
  • Block Diagram
  • Characteristics
  • Frequency Range
  • Frequency Resolution
  • Sensitivity and Noise Figure
  • Video Filtering
  • Signal Display Range
  • Dynamic Range
  • Resolution- Bandwidth

Lab 1: Basic Operation

Lab 2: Modulation

Lecture 4: Measurement Fundamentals

  • Effect of Resolution- Bandwidth
  • Effect of Video Bandwidth
  • Sweep Limitations
  • Attenuation
  • Resolving Closely Spaced Signals
  • Harmonic Distortion
  • Creating a Spectral Mask

Lab 3: Advanced Measurements

Lecture 5: Field Measurements

  • Occupied Bandwidth
  • Channel Power
  • Adjacent Channel Power
  • Out of Band Spurious Emissions
  • Field Strength
  • C/I Ratio

Lab 4: Cellular Base Station Measurement

Why Anritsu training?

  • Hands-on: Learn by doing!  Learn the theory and perform the measurements.  A significant portion of the course contains lab exercises with simulated signals and conditions measured with the MT8222A BTS Master.
  • Thorough Emphasis: Students will learn to perform typical Node B measurements including Line Sweeping, Over-the-Air and demodulated RF measurements, Interference Analysis, Spectrum Analyzer based measurements, and CDMA/EVDO measurements.
  • Cost Savings: Eliminate or significantly reduce your travel expenses because training sessions are offered at a location near you (or even at your location).
  • Schedule: Training sessions can be easily scheduled months in advance. Get specific details regarding class locations, information on discounts, or having a dedicated training session at your company site by contacting us directly at at us-training@anritsu.com. Or, register for a class online.

Additional Information
Get information about having a dedicated training session at your company site by contacting us directly at us-training@anritsu.com.