RF and Microwave Measurements: device characterization, signal integrity and spectrum analysis (Paperback)
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RF and microwave measurements are common to many disciplines and engineering areas: device and PCB characterization and testing, EMI and EMC, and signal integrity, during design, prototyping and production phases. Measurement setups and procedures are more and more complex and demanding in terms of accuracy, performance, flexibility. Methods and techniques are often borrowed from other domains, including signal processing and probability theory. Mastering the whole process has thus become challenging for the variety and breadth of the required skills and experience. This book attacks the problem from two sides: reviewing circuits and transmission lines, signal analysis, random processes and statistics, and then considering the main experimental setup elements (cables, connectors and PCBs). Two chapters are for the Spectrum Analyzer and the Vector Network Analyzer, their settings, operation, calibration and verification. The objective is supporting R&D and test engineers, academic staff and students: references were thoroughly examined and practical examples conceived to support theory and allow autonomous repetition and verification.
About the Author
Andrea Mariscotti was born in 1968 and degreed at the end of 1991 in Electronics Engineering. In 1992 began his service as an Italian army officer in charge of quality control and EMC testing of military devices, and since then continued working in the EMC sector, applied to equipment and systems, in particular for naval and railway applications: signals, signaling and telecommunication systems, rolling stock, electrical and power equipment. Activities and interests has extended to cover earthing, power quality, lightning protection, and in general system-level design and integration of electrical and electronic systems. Based for about 20 years at the University of Genova, after the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, he has lectured and carried out research in electrical system simulation, power quality, EMI/EMC, electrical and electromagnetic measurements, analog circuits and design of sensors and instrumentation. His publications, including a book on EMC for railway applications, span across these topics and share between international journals and conferences. Presently on leave, he co-founded ASTM, where he is responsible for measurement and testing services and the development of new products.