Updated: Jul 8
Microwaves & RF editors Lou Frenzel and Chris DeMartino have created the ultimate guide to test and measurement. This is one to keep in the reference library.
This book targets engineers, technicians, scientists, and other technical professionals who have a need to understand basic electronic test and measurement processes.
Warning: The content of this article is cited from the Microwaves & RF Book
The book is a primer on DC and low frequency (<10 MHz) equipment and measurements. It covers basic voltage, current and power measurements as well as more advanced AC and digital test techniques.
The book assumes some previous knowledge and experience with common test instruments but otherwise is a good first introduction to or refresher on the subject for those who need it.
Engineers responsible for testing wireless and other high-frequency equipment are often not well educated in the process of making the necessary measurements. Furthermore, they may also lack knowledge of the parameters being measured.
This e-book addresses that problem. Consider this a primer for new engineers or a refresher for more experienced engineers. Each of the 10 chapters focuses on a specific characteristic, defines it, and outlines briefly how to measure it. Best of all, unlike formal textbooks, this ebook does this in a very efficient and concise way with appropriate but minimal math. We hope it will be helpful.
THE CONTENTS OF BOOK:
INTERMODULATION DISTORTION AND PIM
NOISE AND ITS MEASUREMENT
THE VECTOR NETWORK ANALYZER IN HIGH-FREQUENCY MEASUREMENTS
UNDERSTANDING AND MEASURING JITTER
PHASE NOISE AND ITS MEASUREMENT
ERROR VECTOR MAGNITUDE MEASUREMENT
MEASURING RF POWER
TIME-DOMAIN REFLECTOMETRY (TDR)
BANDWIDTH, DATA RATE AND BER
THIRD-ORDER INTERCEPT AND THE 1 DB COMPRESSION POINT