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Author: Robert A. Witte
ISBN13: 978-1884932168
Title: Spectrum and Network Measurements
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Language: English
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Publisher: SciTech Publishing (December 1, 2001)
Pages: 320

Spectrum and Network Measurements by Robert A. Witte



Spectrum and network measurements can be considered the lifeblood of the RF/microwave electronics industry, since these measurements provide tremendous insight into the frequency-domain behavior of devices, components, circuits, and systems at RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave frequencies

This book is about the theory and practice of spectrum and network measurements in electronic systems. It is intended for readers who have a background in electrical engineering and use spectrum analyzers and network analyzers to characterize electronic signals or systems. Although some of the internal functions of spectrum analyzers and network analyzers are discussed, the real emphasis of the book is on the theory and practice of frequency domain measurements. Enough theory is provided so that the reader can understand how a particular measurement is made, what the possible sources of error are, and the significance of the results.

This book covers the theory and practice of spectrum and network measurements in electronic systems. Intended for readers who have a background in electrical engineering and use spectrum or network analyzers to characterize electronic signals or systems.

Spectrum and Network Measurements. This book covers the theory and practice of spectrum and network measurements in electronic systems. Intended for readers who have a background in electrical engineering and use spectrum or network analyzers to characterize electronic signals or systems, this classic volume successfully consolidates the pertinent theory into one comprehensive treatment of frequency domain measurements.

This comprehensive treatment of frequency domain measurements successfully consolidates all the pertinent theory into one text. It covers the theory and practice of spectrum and network measurements in electronic systems. It also provides thorough coverage of Fourier analysis, transmission lines, intermodulation distortion, signal-to-noise ratio and S-parameters.

Pardon the clutter but the book just didn’t look right without a few essential items. Perhaps it’s because while some things have changed in spectrum and network measurements, so many things are timeless and universal. The book is particularly good at providing a full view of the measurement techniques and challenges that have been a part of RF engineering for decades. It’s a reminder that making valid, reliable, repeatable measurements is mostly a matter of understanding the essentials and getting them right every time. Resources online are an excellent way to focus on a specific signal or measurement, especially new ones. Author: Robert Witte.

This book covers the theory and practice of spectrum and network measurements in electronic systems. Intended for readers who have a background in electrical engineering and use spectrum or network analyzers to characterize electronic signals or systems, this classic volume successfully consolidates the pertinent theory into one comprehensive treatment of frequency domain This book covers the theory and practice of spectrum and network measurements in electronic systems.

This book covers the theory and practice of spectrum and network measurements in electronic systems. Intended for readers who have a background in electrical engineering and use spectrum or network analyzers to characterize electronic signals or systems, this classic volume successfully consolidates the pertinent theory into one comprehensive treatment of frequency domain measurements. Witte's thorough coverage of critical concepts, such as Fourier analysis, transmission lines, intermodulation distortion, signal-to-noise ratio and S-parameters enables the reader to understand the basic theory of signals and systems, relate it to measured results, and apply it when creating new designs.
Reviews: 5
Banal
If you find yourself working in an RF-related field but don't have much of an "elmer" to "show you the ropes," get this book! It takes the theory you learned in school about distortion, modulation, impedance mismatches, etc. and ties them all together with practical examples of why you care (e.g., from IP2 or IP3 it's trivial to estimate harmonic power levels) -- and oftentimes some historical explanations of why common standards/techniques are the way they are when, given contemporary technology, it's no longer obvious.

I like the level of math used in this book... if you haven't gone through the "hard core" RF classes in school, they're enough to motivate the results without getting bogged down in lengthy derivations, whereas if you go through all the math in school, you'll find many "old friends" that have been somewhat simplified to keep the analysis only complicated enough to obtain useful results. (E.g., there's little point 99.9% of the time worrying about distortions models above say, 3rd order.)

I had this book on my shelf for several years before I had a chance to sit down, crack it open, and prepare myself for a dry (albeit useful, based on prior recommendations) tome. I was pleasantly surprised to find just how readable the book is -- Witte is a gifted author, being able to clearly explain sometimes-complicated topics.
Risky Strong Dromedary
This guide is very well written and a handy resource for those occasions where you just want to find an answer without the heavy research. Covers the basics and more complex theory but composed to easily understand.
Hirah
This book is terrific its approach is very easy and didactic. It's a good book if you have to work with some measurement equipments.
Auau
This book is a must-read for the engineer who needs to better understand the theory and basics of spectrum and network analysis. The nice thing is that the author starts off with detailed theory of the measurements; but with just enough math to properly ground the reader with the measurement basics. The concepts are easy to grasp and the examples are plentiful. Detailed usage of spectrum analyzers and network analyzers follow with many examples of how to make specific measurements. This is the ideal book for the beginner or advanced engineer who needs to measure in the frequency domain. Highly recommended.
Barit
This book was a joy to read. When I recommended it to co-workers who have been working with lab equipment for years, they still found it very useful and immediately bought it. It is amazing how the author can simplify the concepts and with minimum math explain the essence of various lab measurements. Every EE should understand every page of material covered in this book! In some sections the book might have benefited from more rigor and sometimes it's a little sloppy, but for a short introduction to the subject it's hard to beat this book.

This is a repeat of an old review under the name "A reader"