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The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:

“Real Time Spectral Analysis"

Presented by: Robin Jackman

Date: February 18, 2004

Time: 5:30 PM

The event will be held at the Southfield Holiday Inn,

26555 Telegraph Rd.





Please pre-register for this free event online at: then select February

Registration Deadline: 12:00 P.M. on 2/18/04


Schedule of Events 
5:30 – 6:00 Pizza, Salad and Refreshments Sponsored by Tektronix
6:00 – 7:00 Technical Presentation
The Chapter Presentation is a FREE event.  IEEE Non-Members Welcome!

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Real Time Spectral Analysis - Conventional swept-frequency spectrum analyzers have a single path from the input to the display that is continuously tuned through a selected frequency range. Their displays represent the composite result of tuned acquisitions taken serially over a relatively long period, a valid approach only for stationary, uninterrupted signals. Signal components at frequencies other that the current sweep value are not detected, so swept analyzers are more likely to miss intermittent events. Many RF applications require a real time view of the spectrum, which swept spectrum analyzers can't provide. These include EMC, Interference & Surveillance, RFID, and many of the newer modulation communication standards. Vector Signal Analyzers can provide many of these capabilities, but at a high cost. Real Time Spectrum analyzers provide a real time view including transient capture of signals using frequency mask triggers and the ability to record and characterize dynamic signals using seamless capture with deep memory. This seminar will look at solutions for these difficult measurements, and explorer the benefits of Real-Time Spectrum Analysis.

Biographical Sketch:

"Rob has been working with Tektronix for the past four years as a RF Applications Engineer. Mr. Jackman comes to Tektronix after spending thirteen years with the Canadian Government working in radio monitoring and spectrum management. During his career Rob has worked in variety of rolls which have included spectrum surveillance, radio systems design, network management, and technical training. Mr. Jackman (VE3JAG) graduated from Conestoga College in 1989 with a major in microwave communications and a minor is data communications. In addition to his technical work Rob is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys backcountry camping with this family."

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