Skip to main content

TechTime Series: Non-Linear Transmission Line (NLTL)



Watch and learn about NLTL Based Vector Network Analyzers


Anritsu's Techtime series offers complimentary,
self-paced educational webinars for viewing

The fourth lecture is entitled:
"Non-Linear Transmission Line (NLTL) Based Vector Network Analyzers"

What will I learn?
This 18 minute presentation is divided into the following subjects:
  • Introduction to equivalent-time sampling
  • NLTL shock line sampler receivers
  • VNA system configuration
  • NLTL signal sources
  • External transceiver modules
  • Broadband VNA performance

Tell me more…
Learn how wide-band VNAs incorporate non-linear transmission lines (also known as shock lines) to generate short pulses at microwave and millimeter wave frequencies. These short pulse waveforms are used in the VNA receivers to sample the stimulus and response signals. The NLTLs are also used as harmonic generators to frequency-multiply the internal VNA signals that are used for both the stimulus source and receiver local oscillator.



Who should watch?
This presentation is intended for:
  • Microwave engineers
  • RF engineers
  • Digital engineers
  • Signal integrity engineers

What other subjects are available

Future lectures will be available periodically. Planned topics include:
  • The Basics of Digital Modulation - Part 1
  • The Basics of Digital Modulation - Part 2

Ask a question or submit a topic suggestion