Mixer Conversion Loss Measurement
This video shows the basic operations of the Anritsu VectorStar and the, external signal generator, mixer measurement wizard for performing a mixer conversion loss measurement. Frequency translated devices are key components of any communication system, whether they are up-converters, down-converters, or basic mixers. Since their input and output frequencies are different, they require special features and setups for vector network analyzer (VNA) measurements. With the frequency offset capability of VectorStar VNAs, where the source and receiver are independently controlled, and the option to include a second source, such measurements are possible and can be easily configured.