Recent wireless RF and microwave applications increase the needs of higher mobility, higher data rate with less interference, which lead the requirement to active devices to be highly efficient, better linearity, wider and higher operating frequency. In this seminar, we will discuss high power measurements and accuracy considerations, and the latest approach to intermodulation distortion (IMD) measurements using a PNA-X vector network analyzer. This method makes it very easy to set up and calibrate swept IMD measurements, yielding speed improvements of more than 100 times compared to the traditional spectrum-analyzer approach.

Duration: One hour

Who Should Attend:
R&D and test engineers who design, characterize and test active devices including amplifiers and mixers/converters. Especially for customers who make Intermodulation distortion measurements using signal generators and a spectrum analyzer, or a signal generator and a network analyzer with frequency offset mode, a capability of PNA-X with IMD application option to improve the speed and to simplify the setup and calibration will be discussed.


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Hiro Maehara, Application/Product Manager, Agilent Technologies
Hiro is an application/product manager for Agilent's PNA and PNA-X Series network analyzers and manages new PNA-X Series introductions and enhancements. Hiro focuses primarily on new applications including multiport, differential measurements, and active device measurements. Hiro joined Agilent Technologies (Hewlett-Packard) in 1989 as a product line manager of the VXI modular instrument standard in Tokyo, Japan. In 2000 Hiro was named product manager of the Agilent's first ENA Series RF network analyzer. In 2003 Hiro moved to Santa Rosa, California where he worked as a vector network analyzer business development engineer for the Americas region. In 2005, Hiro moved to his current product manager position.

Hiro holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering with a major in communication technologies from Shibaura Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan.