1 Measurement of wireless transceivers
This book is entitled Microwave and Wireless Measurement Techniques, since the objective is to identify and understand measurement theory and practice in wireless systems.
In this book, the concept of a wireless system is applied to the collection of subsystems that are designed to behave in a particular way and to apply a certain procedure to the signal itself, in order to convert a low-frequency information signal, usually called the baseband signal, to a radio-frequency (RF) signal, and transmit it over the air, and vice versa.
Figure 1.1 presents a typical commercial wireless system architecture. The main blocks are amplifiers, filters, mixers, oscillators, passive components, and domain ...