Fundamental Mixing vs Harmonic Mixing
The presentation will help attendees to refresh spectrum analyser’s architecture, as well as the basic mixing theory, going through the main technologies applied to spectrum analysis.
It will focus on the importance of having the best tools to approach certain measurements, now the market is moving more and more to higher frequencies with 5G, new radars, WiGig, E-Band radio links, etc.
Finally it bring some particular examples where the use of the typical harmonic mixers are out of scope due to the poor performance and high measurement requirements, proposing alternative solutions with the fundamental mixer.
Key learning points:
- Mixing theory refreshing
- Swept spectrum analyzer architecture
- Harmonic mixing
- Fundamental mixing
- Phase noise