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Meeting Notice

The IEEE Southeastern Michigan EMC Society presents

Spectrum Analyzer Basics

Presented by: Thomas Holmes and Vince Woerdeman

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Location: Fairlane Campus - U of M Dearborn (Map Code FCN)

University of Michigan
School of Management
Fairlane Center North - Room 110
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

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Please pre-register for this free event online at: then select "January" Registration Deadline: Noon on the day prior to the event.

Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on 01/16/06


Schedule of Events 
5:30  6:00 Refreshments Provided by Agilent Technologies
6:00  7:00 Technical Presentation
This is a FREE event.   IEEE Non-Members Welcome!

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Synopsis of Presentation


Spectrum Analyzer Basics Do you want to understand what a tracking filter is and how it works? Are you interested in knowing what a preamplifier is and how to tell if it is saturated? What is a CISPR 16 compliant receiver? What is the superheterodyne principle used in spectrum analyzers? For the answers to these questions about the basics of spectrum analyzers and more, come visit us on January 17th as Tom Holmes & Vince Woederman of Agilent cover Spectrum Analyzer Basics.

Biographical Sketches

Tom Holmes is a graduate of Kettering University/GMI, and is currently an RF & Microwave Applications Engineer for Agilent Technologies. Prior to that he was supervisor of the Electronic Validation Testing Lab and EMC Development for ITT Industries in Dayton, OH. He has three patents, two related to EMC suppression of Automotive DC motors.His hobbies include amateur radio (N8ZM), fast cars, and grandson EJ.

Vince Woerdeman is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy, and is currently a Field Engineer for Agilent Technologies in Southeast Michigan. Vince has been a Design Engineer, Systems Engineer, and Applications Engineer integrating solutions in the Automotive industry for over 22 years. His hobbies include cycling, photography, scouting, and everything about his family.


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