What Topics are Covered
Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) Fundamentals
This session will cover the fundamentals of the VNA, one of the most versatile and flexible pieces of microwave instrumentation on the test bench. You will learn where and why VNAs are used; understand common terminology, explore system architectures, trade-off key component technologies, and review basic measurements within the afternoons lab-sessions. In addition, you will gain an appreciation for the importance of user calibration, the different calibration methods available, and how they, together with the instrument specifications, ultimately determine the measurement accuracies of the VNA.
Advanced VNA Measurements
This presentation will cover advanced measurements that go beyond the traditional S-Parameters. In short overviews we will outline Advanced Time Domain Techniques, it`s applications including windowing techniques. Based on some typical examples we will describe identification of the location of mismatches, through cable defect location to determining the impedance levels in a cascaded series of transmission lines.
To close this session we will present an overview about gain, gain compression and harmonic testing of active devices. You´ll learn some of the presented topics later on in the practical lab stations.
AWR's Microwave OfficeTM and Visual System SimulatorTM software
This presentation describes how AWR's Microwave OfficeTM and Visual System SimulatorTM software capabilities allow engineers to focus on what is important – minimise the number of design iteratuions in order to come to a quick compliant prototype. Within a live demonstration you will learn how to optimizes a design based on dataexchange between VectorStar VNA and AWR Microwave Office TestWave