Category Archives: The Signal Path

TSP #130 – Tutorial, Experiment & Teardown of a CDM324 24GHz Doppler Radar Module

In this episode Shahriar demonstrates a full analysis of a CDM324 24GHz Doppler radar module from IC Station. Opening the module reveals a series of microwave PCB components and several active devices. A complete analysis of the module is presented. The unit is then measured and the impact of antenna Continue reading TSP #130 – Tutorial, Experiment & Teardown of a CDM324 24GHz Doppler Radar Module

TSP #125 – International Microwave Symposium 2018 – Industry Trade Show Overview

In this episode Shahriar presents an overview of a small portion of the vendors present on the exhibition floor at the International Microwave Symposium 2018.

The IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. It consists Continue reading TSP #125 – International Microwave Symposium 2018 – Industry Trade Show Overview

TSP #123 – Siglent SDG6000X Series Arbitrary Waveform Generator Review, Teardown & Experiments

In this episode Shahriar takes a close look at the newly released Siglent SDG6000X Series Pulse / Arbitrary Waveform Generator. SDG6000X is a series of dual-channel Pulse/ Arbitrary Waveform Generators that feature up to 500MHz output frequency, a maximum sample rate of 2.4GSa/s and 16-bit vertical resolution when used as a Continue reading TSP #123 – Siglent SDG6000X Series Arbitrary Waveform Generator Review, Teardown & Experiments

Teardown, Repair & Upgrade of an Agilent 3458A 8.5 Digit Digital Multimeter

In this episode Shahriar repairs and upgrades an Agilent 3458A 8.5 Digit Multimeter. The instrument has been kindly donated by AllTest Instruments Inc. You can access their website here (http://www.alltest.net) , as well as their eBay store (
stores.ebay.com/expresstestservices) , Bonanza store (http://www.bonanza.com/booths/Alltest_Instruments) and TestUnlimited Continue reading Teardown, Repair & Upgrade of an Agilent 3458A 8.5 Digit Digital Multimeter

TSP #121 – Rohde & Schwarz FPC1500 5kHz – 3GHz Spectrum Analyzer Review, Teardown & Experiments

In this episode Shahriar reviews the newly released FPC1500 Spectrum Analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz. With this addition Rohde & Schwarz continues to aggressively target the entry level market across a wide range of instruments. These units are packed with competitive features some of which are not found in other instruments in Continue reading TSP #121 – Rohde & Schwarz FPC1500 5kHz – 3GHz Spectrum Analyzer Review, Teardown & Experiments