Newsletter | November 21, 2019

11.21.19 -- Best Practices To Accelerate 5G Base Station Deployment

Featured Article
Best Practices To Accelerate 5G Base Station Deployment: Your RF Front-End Massive MIMO Primer
By Suma Kapilavai

Strategy Analytics predicts an explosive growth of emerging 5G networks. They forecasted the number of new base station sectors deployed to double between 2018 and 2024. This rapid 5G growth will result in equipment for nearly 9.4 million new and upgraded wireless base stations deployed by 2024. Many of these 5G base stations will incorporate massive MIMO antennas. These new 5G network architectures incorporating massive MIMO antennas are pushing always-on connectivity to the outer edges of the cellular network. This article covers everything to know about the fundamentals of the RF front-end in the massive MIMO base station.

Control Your Amplifier Remotely: ampwebwARe Software
Application Note | AR

While RF and microwave amplifiers themselves may never become truly ‘mobile’, the way we control them can be.  AR’s new ampwebwARe gives you the capability to monitor and control your amplifier remotely without needing any software of your own. 

Ceramic Feedthrough Filters: Winning The Finite EMI Fight
White Paper | By Robert Meilleur, Corry Micronics, Inc.

EMI is a serious concern for devices that are externally powered or require signal wires that extend outside the device. The wires that connect to power sources, or I/O points, can act as antennas that will allow EMI to be received and enter the device, causing it to perform improperly. 

Introduction Into Theory Of Direction Finding
White Paper | Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

While direction finding for navigation purposes is becoming less important, there is a growing demand for determining the location of emitters as the mobility of communications equipment increases. The importance of direction finding lies in the fact that spread-spectrum techniques are increasingly used for wireless communications. 

An Introduction To PIM
White Paper | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

The increased awareness around passive intermodulation (PIM) comes with the growing complexity of how spectrum is utilized. This white paper offers a brief introduction to PIM, and considerations for designing a system with PIM in mind.

Multi-Stage GaN Power Amplifier Reference Design
White Paper | Wolfspeed, A Cree Company

This application note demonstrates Wolfspeed’s GaN HEMT technology capabilities with respect to harmonic content, power added efficiency (PAE), size weight, and power (SWaP). It also describes the typical performance that has been achieved and that which can be expected when evaluating the demonstrator.

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Featured Multimedia
Radio Coverage Planning for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, Including 5G

This webinar will give an overview of WinProp's capabilities for the radio planning with real use cases showing the performance of WinProp in topographical, built-up, industrial, and indoor scenarios including live demonstrations at the end.

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Using EM Simulation For 5G Design E-Book

5G is pushing the boundaries of wireless communications and wireless device design. New innovations are needed to accommodate increased requirements for enhanced mobile broadband, massive machine-type communications, and ultra-reliable, low-latency communications. These application examples demonstrate how Remcom’s software can be used to solve challenges related to 5G and MIMO use cases such as MIMO and array design, 5G urban small cells, fixed wireless access, indoor Wi-Fi and millimeter-wave, beamforming, and more.