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Key Characteristics of Signal Generators and Modulation Methods

Rohde & Schwarz Offers Free RF Signal Generator Pocket Guide - RF CafeAugust 17, 2018 - Rohde & Schwarz USA (R&S USA) is now offering this free "Key Characteristics of Signal Generators and Modulation Methods: Pocket Guide." Register for this pocket guide to receive fundamental information on analog and digital modulation methods. The Pocket Guide is available as a spiral bound hard copy (no PDF for download at this time). The guide also provides important signal generator specifications and parameters that should be considered when choosing a signal generator.

This is another in a series of Pocket Guides being offered by R&S. The "RF Component Pocket Guide," introduced earlier this year, is still available.

Rohde & Schwarz also has a downloadable PDF file titled, "Modulation and Signal Generation with R&S® Signal Generators Educational Note Products." Signal generators play a vital role in electrical test and measurement. They generate the test signals that are applied to components such as filters and amplifier, or even to entire modules, in order to ascertain and test their behavior and characteristic s. The first part of this educational note presents the applications for and the most important types of signal generators. This is followed by a description of the construction and functioning of analog and vector signal generators. To permit a better understanding of the specifications found on data sheets, a closer look at the most important parameters for a signal generator is provided.

Modulation and Signal Generation with R&S® Signal Generators Educational Note - RF CafeBeyond the output of spectrally pure signals, a key function of RF signal generators is the generation of analog - and digitally modulated signals. The second part of this note therefore presents the fundamentals for the most significant analog and digital modulation methods.

The third part of this educational note contains exercises on the topics of analog and digital modulation. All described measurements were performed using the R&S ® SMBV100A vector signal generator and the R&S ® FSV spectrum analyzer. "




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Founded more than 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz is one of the world's leading manufacturers of information and communications technology products for professional users. Initially focusing on RF engineering and RF applications in test and measurement, radiocommunications and broadcasting, the company has continually expanded its fields of activity over the past decades. In the meantime Rohde & Schwarz has also become one of Germany's largest manufacturers of IT security products.


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