nRF7002 EK v1.0.0

RF measurements

The nRF7002 EK has a small coaxial connector to measure RF signals from the nRF7002 companion IC connector J1 using a spectrum analyzer.

The connector is an Microwave coaxial connector with switch (SWF) type (Murata part no. MM8130-2600) with an internal switch. By default, when no cable is attached, the RF signal is routed to the onboard chip antenna.

In this example, a test probe (Murata part no. MXHS83QE3000) is used with a standard SubMiniature Version A (SMA) connection for instruments (the test probe is not included with the kit). When connecting the test probe, the internal switch in the SWF connector disconnects the onboard antenna and connects the RF signal from the nRF7002 companion IC to the test probe.

Figure 1. Connecting a spectrum analyzer to J1 on the nRF7002 EK
A spectrum analyzer connected to J1 on the nRF7002 EK

The connector and test probe add loss to the RF signal, which should be taken into account when measuring. See the following table for more information or consult the test probe user guide if you are using another model.

Table 1. Typical loss in connector and test probe (Murata part no. MXHS83QE3000)
Frequency (MHz) Loss (dB)
2440 1.0
4880 1.7
7320 2.6