Electronic Test and Measurement Section
Test and measurement section of RF Wireless World covers electronic T & M resources, test and measurement equipments, manufacturers, vendors etc. Test and measurement equipments include WLAN, WiMAX, Zigbee, Bluetooth, GSM, UMTS, LTE and more standards.
Test and Measurement industry is very wide and covers diversified fields such as RF, Wireless, optical domain, electronics, electrical and more. Due to advent of complex systems test and measurement has become challenge to test the devices with respect to all the parameters before placing in the market.
The industry has come up with the sophisticated equipments as well as software applications to support the need of testing. Reputed companies such as Tektronix, Agilent technologies,FLIR, Rohde and Schwarz and more are continuously working to enhance features in the equipments as per existing and upcoming technologies/standards.
Test and Measurement Learning Resources
Following are useful resources required for engineers and specialists working towards cutting edge electronic and wireless device testing. These tutorials and terminologies are very useful to understand test and measurement concepts.
Basic RF and Baseband Measurement Parameters
Following are very useful links for parameters most often measured for RF and Baseband(Physical layer) layer testing of the device.
Two tone intermodulation distortion measurement➤➤
Test and Measurement Equipments
This section covers testing equipments for WLAN, WiMAX, zigbee, Bluetooth, GSM, UMTS, LTE and more standard based device testing. It covers spectrum analyzer, VSG, VSA, frequency counter, protocol analyzer, AWG, digitizer, function generator, pulse generator, RF network analyzer, power meter, reflectometer, logic probe, logic analyzer, multimeter, oscilloscope, LCR meter, signalling tester, conformance systems, base station analyzer, cable and antenna analyzer, optical solutions, audio and video test solutions, EMC and field strength test solutions, broadband amplifiers, AWGN CNR generator, Comb generator for EMI/EMC tests, microwave fequency counter, satellite link emulator, location based services testers and more.
Test and Measurement software applications
This section of the page covers PC based software applications. These applications do not need any instrument for generation and analysis. It works offline. Generator application generates offline IQ data based on configuration made by the user. This generated IQ data later if required can be played using vector signal generator and emulated real time waveform can be generated for test purpose. Analyzer application analyzes already acquired realtime IQ data or offline generated IQ data. Different standard based applications are available in one single package and can also be licensed individually from developers based on need. The popular standards include WLAN, WiMAX, Zigbee, bluetooth, GSM, LTE etc.
Conformance testing is becoming more challenging with the introduction of advanced features in next generation wireless devices. Following are the tests carried out typically for wimax,gsm,gprs,wcdma,lte,td-scdma devices to comply for conformance specifications.
|➤WiMAX Radio Conformance Testing||➤GSM Device Measurements|
|➤GPRS Device Measurements||➤WCDMA Measurements|
|➤GSM AMR conformance testing||➤LTE UE conformance testing|
|➤TD-SCDMA Conformance testing||➤Zigbee Compliance testing|
|➤Inter RAT Measurements|