Spectrum Analyzer Fundamentals – Theory and Operation of Modern Spectrum Analyzers

How modern spectrum analyzers are designed and how they work

As wireless devices and systems spread across every industry, spectrum analyzers serve as an essential RF test tool for characterizing signals and making frequency measurements.

Download Rohde & Schwarz's definitive guide to understanding the technology behind spectrum analyzer measurements.


In this primer you will learn about:

  • Basics of Spectrum Analysis
  • Time and Frequency Domains
  • FFT Analyzers
  • Analyzers using the Heterodyne Principle
  • Settings for Using a Spectrum Analyzer
  • Nonlinear Devices Under Test (DUTs)
  • Crest Factor and Complementary Cumulative Distribution Function (CCDF)
  • Phase Noise Measurements
  • Mixers and Mixer Measurements