Automation of a bank of measurements for large signal characterization

  • Jorge Julián Moreno Rubio Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Sogamoso
  • Nydia Esperanza Cely Angarita Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Sogamoso
  • Javier Francisco Rodríguez Mora Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Sogamoso
  • Édison Ferney Angarita Malaver Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Sogamoso
Keywords: Characterization, RF / Microwave, scattering, vector network analyzer.

Abstract

This paper shows a strategy for the measurement and characterization of Radio Frequency and Microwave circuits (RF / Microwave), which are used in modern wireless communication systems, through a designed software able to capture and control, remotely, the collected data by the measurement setup –in this case, a vector network analyzer R&S ZVA8 and a digital multimeter DM3061). As evidence, the characterization of a high efficiency Power Amplifier [PA] has been carried out, using this strategy, at a test frequency of 2.4 GHz.

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Author Biographies

Jorge Julián Moreno Rubio, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Sogamoso

Doctor en Dispositivos Electrónicos (2011) de la Universidad Politécnico Di Torino (Italia) y Máster en Ingeniería Electrónica (2006) de la Pontifica Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia). En la actualidad es el Coordinador de la Maestría de Ingeniería y Director del grupo de investigación en telecomunicaciones [GINTEL] de la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia.

Nydia Esperanza Cely Angarita, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Sogamoso
Candidata a Magister en Tecnología Informática de la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia [UPTC] (Tunja, Colombia) e Ingeniera  de Sistemas de la Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia [UNAD] (Sogamoso, Colombia, 2008).
Javier Francisco Rodríguez Mora, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Sogamoso

Candidato a Magister en Tecnología Informática de la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia [UPTC] (Tunja, Colombia) e Ingeniero  de Sistemas de la Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia UNAD (Sogamoso, Colombia, 2008).

 

Édison Ferney Angarita Malaver, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Sogamoso
Ingeniero Electrónico de la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia [UPTC]. Joven investigador del grupo de investigación en telecomunicaciones [GINTEL]. Actualmente  adelanta sus estudios de maestría y se desempeña en la investigación de circuitos de radio frecuencia y microondas, en el marco del uso eficiente de la energía para sistemas modernos de comunicaciones inalámbricas.

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Published
2014-09-30
Section
Original Research