Brad Frieden, Keysight Technologies
Oscilloscope segmented memory and pulse analysis software provide FM chirp pulsed RF evaluation
A class of pulsed radio frequency (RF), microwave, and mmWave applications present a measurement challenge to radar and electronic warfare (EW) designers due to the need for wide analysis bandwidth, as well as a desire to evaluate a significant time period of system activity. Segmented memory in wideband oscilloscopes may be used, including pulse analysis software, to address these challenges. Radar and EW applications can also be further explored in terms of pulse amplitude, frequency and phase measurements, and optimizing accuracy.