Newsletter | January 2, 2020

01.02.20 -- Components For 5G: What Is New?

Featured Article
A Classic LNA Design Challenge: Meeting The Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (SDARS) LNA Specification
By Alan Ake, Vice President of Applications Engineering/Technical Marketing, Guerrilla RF

This article will focus on one high-volume (primarily automotive) application that goes against this trend and this is the multi-stage LNA associated with the SDARS radio capability that is included with millions of new cars every year. It requires a cascade of multiple high-performance amplifiers and filters to meet a very difficult set of requirements.

Duplex, Duplexer, Diplexer?
Article | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

One of the things all technical disciplines excel at is creating terminology that can trip up those who are not accustomed to speaking the language every day. This article takes the words “duplex,” “duplexer,” and “diplexer,” and defines their vastly different meanings.

Power Combiner, Directional Coupler, Crossguide Coupler And Waveguide To Coax Adapter
Article | SAGE Millimeter, Inc.

Historically, limited CW power was available in the mmWave frequency range. Therefore, power handling was not a major concern for most customers. As semiconductor advancement and applications of such increased in scope, technology such as the GaN enables the expansion of 5G, IoT, small satellite, and many other commercial, aerospace, and military systems. Due to this, the specification for higher power handling capacity is required for even high frequency devices.

Simulating A Beam Scanning Substrate Integrated Waveguide Leaky Wave Antenna In XFdtd
Application Note | Remcom

In this example, XFdtd is used to simulate the performance of a substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) leaky wave antenna with transverse slots. The antenna operates like a transverse slotted rectangular waveguide, but is designed in SIW for reduced cost, size, and for easier integration with planar circuits. Results for S-parameter performance, antenna gain, and efficiency are computed.

Components For 5G: What Is New?
Application Note | Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

With the next big step in mobile communication, 5G will introduce new RF techniques, new frequencies and signal bandwidths. Ultimately, 5G New Radio (5G NR) will bring higher speed, reduced latency, more capacity and improved reliability. While the system parameters will change, the hardware to enable the new major step in mobile technology towards 5G NR will be different as well. New technologies will be deployed and designs have to follow the new requirements.

RF And Microwave Machining Capabilities
Brochure | Corry Micronics, Inc.

Corry Micronics offers custom machined RF and microwave housings with the fastest turn-around times in the industry. Housings will be machined to specifications within tolerances of ±001”. Housing materials include aluminum, stainless steel, brass, copper, and engineered plastics for lightweight alternatives. Optional coatings include electroless nickel, gold, silver, and white bronze.

Featured Multimedia
Sky5 Full Video Demo: SKY5®-8254

This video demonstrates the SKY5-8254 high band power amplifier with integrated filter solution and its performance in next generation 5G applications.

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How Smart Homes Take Over The World

Smart home technology will not only impact homes, but will stretch into other industries like business, science, and even health care. This infographic details the facts, numerical data, and changes caused by smart homes and their technologies.