Newsletter | October 14, 2021

10.14.21 -- Head-To-Head Coaxial Interconnect Vs. OTA Testing For 5G

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Head-To-Head Coaxial Interconnect Vs. OTA Testing For 5G

The rise of 5G has changed the landscape of wireless testing. One of the biggest changes is the ability of test engineers to perform over-the-air (OTA) testing without connecting anything or having a special setup, something not historically possible with past generations of wireless devices, due to FCC regulation and spectrum licensing law. OTA testing has the potential to revolutionize wireless device testing while enabling innovative testing of both advanced antenna systems (AAS) and antenna array technology. When flexibility, speed and testing diverse antenna configurations are the primary objectives, new methods of OTA testing bring much to the table.

Transient EM/Circuit Co-Simulation In XFdtd: A Closer Look At TVS Diodes For ESD Protection

This paper introduces XFdtd’s transient EM/circuit co-simulation capability, which combines the strength of 3-D full-wave electromagnetic simulation with the flexibility of circuit solvers.

Wideband Integrated Upconverters, Downconverters Boost Microwave Radio Performance While Reducing Size

Analog Devices launched a pair of highly integrated microwave upconverter and downconverter chips, the ADMV1013 and the ADMV1014, respectively. These ICs operate over a very wide frequency range with 50 Ω match from 24 GHz up to 44 GHz and can support more than 1 GHz instantaneous bandwidth.

Interactive RF Design Tools

Qorvo offers a collection of interactive design tools for assisting engineers during critical design stages. Tools include many types of calculators, converters, and tables such as the Maximum Power Reduction Calculator, RF Impedance Matching Calculator, Noise Figure & Noise Temperature Calculator, and the VSWR/Return Loss Conversion Table.

At mmWave Frequencies, Surface Mount Components Are Key To Reducing Cost

Commercial systems are subject to intense price pressure, making both the purchase cost and the implementation cost of a component important factors in selecting devices for a new design. Another key consideration is likely size constraints and the need to preserve valuable board space.

Millimeter-Wave Beamforming: Antenna Array Design Choices And Characterization

This paper dicusses fundamentals of beamforming technology, including signals, antennas, and current transceiver architectures. The paper included calculation methods for radiation patterns and some simulations results, as well as showing some real-world measurement results for small linear arrays.

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Using Analog Devices' ADL5920 For Fluid Level Measurement

This video demonstrates how a fully-integrated bi-directional detector IC enables non-contact, material-sensing applications. Learn how fluid-level is easily measured using an RF transmission line as a sensor, along one edge of a storage tank.

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Digital Millimeter Selection Guide

Touch, test, and invent with Tektronix. Their digital millimeter products combine touchscreen productivity with 15 measurement functions, greater sensitivity, and more connectivity.

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Integrated RF Assemblies

Corry Micronics offers a new family of RF integrated assemblies designed to work across multiple frequencies in a variety of applications. These RF filter and amplifier modules feature several modulation types in a modular design structure.

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R&S RTO6 Oscilloscope

The R&S RTO6 is the oscilloscope you can trust. Engineered to deliver reliable results, it acts as a sophisticated laboratory companion to solve measurement problems fast and keep you on schedule. The R&S RTO6 oscilloscope series leverages the engineer’s expertise and builds your measurement confidence by achieving deep insights, whenever needed.

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