Technical Videos

Spectrum Analyzers

HRWB: Intro to Diplexers

June 1, 2022

George Zafiropolous from The Ham Radio Work Bench discusses filters including diplexers, triplexers, and more.. and uses a SIGLENT SVA1015X to perform some basic filter measurements: The Ham Radio podcast deep dives on making, DIY, electronics, and technical topics of interest to the amateur radio operator.  Your host, George KJ6VU, discusses current developments in ham … Continued

RF cable and adapter cleaning and stability check using a VNA

December 10, 2021

In this video, we introduce techniques for inspecting, cleaning, and evaluating the quality of RF cables and connectors. We also introduce a simple method of determining the quality and stability of a cable using a vector network analyzer (VNA) to perform an S11 measurement and open, short, load calibration.

How accurate are your pre-compliance conducted emissions test results?

December 9, 2021

In this video, Dr. Min Zhang from Mach One Design EMC consulting demonstrates the accuracy of his conducted noise pre-compliance test set-up, consisting of a Siglent spectrum analyzer, a Tekbox TBOH01 LISN, EMCview software, and a shielded tent and compares it to results from an accredited compliance lab.  Chapters: 0:00 Automotive Conducted Emission Test Set-up … Continued

Precompliance: Conducted Emissions Setup

June 22, 2021

In this video, Min Zhang of Mach One Design demonstrates how to perform a conducted emission pre-compliance EMC test for a mains-powered home appliance product. A step-by-step guide to set the test up, benchmark the test results, and use Tekbox EMCview software to achieve highly efficient spectrum scanning. For EMC, power converter, motor drive, and … Continued

Wireless communications troubleshooting

April 22, 2021

In this video, Patrik Gold from SIGLENT EU presents common issues with wireless communications and strategies to improve performance through basic testing. Perfect for IOT development. Originally presented at the Embedded Forum at virtual Electronica 2020.

How to observe demodulated audio from a spectrum analyzer

December 16, 2020

Viewing demodulated audio can be important when troubleshooting a transmitter.   In this video, I demodulate an FM radio station using a SIGLENT spectrum analyzer and view the output signal on an oscilloscope.

Distance-to-Fault cable testing with the SVA1000X

March 3, 2020

In this video, we use the Distance-to-Fault (DTF) function available on the SIGLENT SVA1000X Spectrum and Vector Network Analyzer instruments to test a few sections of coaxial cabling. DTF uses frequency domain reflectometry (FDR) to highlight impedance differences along a length of cable. This can be used to determine the distance to adapters, faults, and … Continued