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RF Vector Network Analyzer Basics

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Technological Institute, B211, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Kathryn Dean   (847) 467-3144

Group: NUANCE Center

Sponsor: Keysight Technologies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Hosted by NUANCE's NUFAB Facility & Keysight Technologies

The fundamental principles of vector network analysis will be reviewed. The discussion includes the common parameters that can be measured, including the concept of scattering parameters (S-parameters). RF fundamentals such as transmission lines and the Smith chart will also be reviewed.

During this interactive session, you will learn: 

- What is a RF Network Analyzer
- Transmission Lines and S-Parameters
- VNA Architecture
- Calibration
- Measurement Demonstrations

SPEAKER: Jon Kinney
Jon has been with Keysight for 9 years after receiving his BSEE from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and MSEE from the University of Illinois Chicago.

His expertise in electromagnetics and communications systems has enabled Jon to support Keysight customers in all industries across the Midwest as well as become a technical lead in emerging automotive sensing applications and quantum control systems.

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