TSP #205 – Keysight FieldFox 50GHz Handheld Microwave Analyzer / RTSA Review & Experiments

In this episode Shahriar reviews the Keysight FieldFox Microwave Analyzer which is capable of both 2-port network analysis as well as spectrum analyzer with real-time capabilities. Keysight’s FieldFox portable analyzers are equipped to handle tough working environments during routine maintenance, in-depth troubleshooting, and anything in between:


This review is organized as follows:

00:00 – Introductions.
01:22 – Instrument overview, design, interfaces, built quality.
04:38 – LCD screen, remote interface, GUI usage.
05:04 – S-Parameter personality, calibration, tuner experiment, reflection phase shifter measurements, etc.
15:35 – Power Sensor personality, PA load-pull experiment, reflection power measurements.
21:12 – Spectrum analyzer personality overview, built-in synthesizer, output spectrum quality.
24:42 – mm-Wave transmitter measurement, detecting impairments, spectrum analyzer capabilities.
29:00 – I/Q analyzer personality, RF envelope versus time capabilities.
31:33 – Real-time spectrum analyzer personality, 100% POI performance.
33:23 – PathWave VSA compatibility, mm-wave constellation demodulation example.
36:32 – Noise Figure personality, Friis equation demonstration, NF uncertainty calculator.
46:50 – Concluding remarks.


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