Friday, December 22, 2017

Using Python for Instrument Control

The holidays are upon us and maybe you are sitting at your PC wondering what you could teach yourself during this time period when lots of companies are closed and you're just itching to learn a new skill.  Morgan Allison, a Tektronix AE, made a great video to show how to get yourself start in Python for Instrument Control.

This is especially useful if you are programming one of the disaggregated instruments from Tektronix such as the RSA306 or RSA306B.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Using a VNA to measure an HF Antenna Tuner

This is a great intro the using a VNA to measure an HF Antenna Tuner.  There are some good low cost VNA options such as the new TTR from Tektronix, and Alan has a nice demo of how to use one.  And of course, discussing the intricacies of using a Smith Chart: