Category Archives: The Signal Path

TSP #88 – Deepace KC901V 6.8GHz Handheld Network Analyzer Review, Teardown & Experiments

In this episode Shahriar reviews the Deepace KC901V 6.8GHz handheld network analyzer. This battery-powered instrument is an RF multi-instrument integrating VNA, spectrum analyzer, field strength meter, and a low-frequency signal generator. It can also perform signal port vector measurement and 2-ports simple vector network analyzing (S11, S21). The review is Continue reading TSP #88 – Deepace KC901V 6.8GHz Handheld Network Analyzer Review, Teardown & Experiments

TSP #86 – Keysight MXA Revision-B Signal Analyzer / Spectrum Analyzer Review, Analysis & Experiments

In this episode Shahriar reviews the long awaited Keysight MXA Signal Analyzer (N9020B). The new X-Series Spectrum Analyzers from Keysight offer an entirely re-designed GUI interface which supports multiple tabs as well as multi-touch interaction. The review is organized as follows:

1:07 – Model comparison and overview of x-series Continue reading TSP #86 – Keysight MXA Revision-B Signal Analyzer / Spectrum Analyzer Review, Analysis & Experiments

TSP Short #8 – Teardown & Repair of a BK Precision 879B Handheld LCR Meter

In this short episode Shahriar repairs a more affordable instrument! This BK Precision LCR meter does not power up despite looking almost new. The teardown of the unit reveals several damaged components. Without any schematic and obscure part numbers some circuit configurations have to be reverse engineered. One of the Continue reading TSP Short #8 – Teardown & Repair of a BK Precision 879B Handheld LCR Meter