Over the past 5 to 10 years, a significant number of new analysis methods for measuring small and unknown signals have become available as a result of the ongoing evolution of test equipment. It is sometimes very difficult to keep up with evolving technologies. In some cases, users have the ability to make faster and more accurate measurements using their existing equipment but are not aware of how to take advantage of this. In some cases, a very simple change could result in significant savings in development and measurement time. This webcast will discuss traditional and modern signal analysis techniques for both spurious and EMI measurements and their respective advantages and trade-offs. We will present a map of how these techniques can be used for various devices in both design and production environments. Finally, we will review how the design or verification engineer can use this equipment to attain closer correlation to evolving production test standards.


Richard Overdorf
Aerospace Defense Strategic Planner, Microwave Communication Division, Keysight Technologies

Richard has worked for Keysight for almost 10 years and is responsible for product planning and AE support for various Aerospace and Defense applications in signal analyzers and signal generators. His current focus is on application engineering and planning for radar and electronic warfare. He served as a Business Development Engineer for electronic system level (ESL) design solutions focusing on a variety of applications. He has also been an Application Engineer in Keysight’s electromagnetic interference test sector. Prior to joining Keysight, Richard worked in headend cable television where he was responsible for maintenance of uplink, downlink, and distribution. Richard received his BSEE, and MBA from New Mexico State University.