Differential-mode and common-mode currents can cause your product to produce radiated and conducted emissions. These three techniques can help you measure them.
Windowing functions account for mismatches between an input signal and FFT sample size. We concluded part 2 of this series with a look at fast Fourier transforms (FFTs) of 39.1-Hz and 38.12-Hz cosine waves, with our sample size N = 512 and our sample interval Δt = 1 ms (Figure 1). Shouldn’t the amplitudes of […]
A bare-bones implementation of the Fast Fourier Transform helps illuminate how to extract frequency information from input data samples. In part 1 of this series, we reviewed the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) and manually calculated one DFT shown in Table 1. Table 1. Manual DFT results DFT input Complex DFT |DFT| 3 12 + j0 […]
Do you want assurance that cameras embedded in everyday devices don’t spy on you? Then you should check for cameras, SD card slots, and Wi-Fi-connections. We reviewed two devices that help you find those lurking spies. While discovering a hidden camera in an Airbnb, VRBO, or hotel is rare, there have been reports of travelers […]
This multipart series will review the discrete Fourier Transform and describe how to avoid common problems when transitioning from the time to frequency domain. A recent post on phase noise discussed expressing a function of time as a function of frequency. The Fourier Transform is the well-known road from the time domain to the frequency […]
In this FAQ, you’ll learn how to know if your test application needs sensing and how to properly wire a power supply to a load. Calibrating certain sensing circuits, such as those used in electric vehicles (EVs), is critical to get right. An inaccurate calibration of an automotive battery monitoring circuit could, for example, allow […]
Phase noise requires more than one instrument unless you use a phase-noise analyzer.
Washington — The Association of Old Crows (AOC) held its 60th annual convention in Washington during the week of December 11, 2023. EE World was there on December 12. Here is some of what we saw in the exhibit hall. AOC is a defense-oriented conference that focuses on military wireless communications. In addition to product […]
This palm-sized, battery operated instrument can help you diagnose EMC problems.
EE World gets its hands dirty on the latest Tektronix oscilloscope. So many features, so little time. When Tektronix gave the press a preview of the 4 Series B 12-bit mixed-signal oscilloscope and TekScope software, I asked to try the software. Days later, the real thing arrived in a transit case. Fortunately and unfortunately, today’s […]