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Accurately measuring cable length with NanoVNA

Having a VNA opens up so many possibilities. Just last week, I reviewed the nanoVNA and found to be an interesting device to have. Having handled expensive Vector Network analyzers (VNA) in the past and present, my excitement grew tremendously to compare it with the

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nanovna vs keysight fieldfox vna

Comparing NanoVNA with the Keysight Fieldfox N9952A

Vector network analysers (VNA) come in all sort of price ranges. Most of them are out of reach for a typical hobbyist. Very few VNAs are available to be bought by someone like you and me. For example, the $500 miniVNA and the sub-hundred dollar

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nanovna review

NanoVNA – A short review

Do you build RF circuits? Have you built any antennas? If the answer to any of the two questions is YES, then you know how valuable having a VNA (Vector Network Analyzer) is. Just an year ago the cheapest VNA on the market was the

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MAX2870 PLL PCB with STM32F103 microcontroller designed by Salil Tembe

Manual VCO selection for a faster locking PLL

PLL chips such as the ADF43xx, MAX287x and so on come with an integrated VCO. The frequency range on these PLL chips can extend all the way from few tens of MegaHertz to several GigaHertz. Such a wide range of output frequency can be obtained

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RF Pulse generation with RF switch

Remember the previous post where we generated PWM? We are going to use the PWM output from the TivaC microcontroller and drive an RF switch. I will be using the Minicircuits HSWA2-63DR+ SP2T switch to generate pulsed RF output. Correspondingly, A simple SP1T switch would

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LimeSDR Mini

Getting LimeSDR Mini to work for the first time

LimeSDR is a real temptation to buy if you are an RF or a signal processing guy. We all know FPGAs give you a huge set of building blocks of the digital world and you can create whatever you want out of it. LMS7002 chip

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