Newsletter | September 26, 2019

09.26.19 -- Highly Sensitive Diode Converts Microwaves To Electricity

 
Featured Article
A 5G, 60 GHz Antenna Array For Millimeter-Wave Wireless Virtual Reality Headsets
By Remcom

The array is composed of four elements which each have two patches and a parasitic element. The parasitic element aids in producing a wider beam in one dimension to give better coverage. The beams may be steered by varying the phase shift between elements to provide near hemispherical coverage.

Resources
Implementing High Performance Filters In Millimeter-Wave Applications
White Paper | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

One of the challenges that 5G engineers face is how to sufficiently implement high-performance RF filtering in millimeter-wave applications. This white paper looks at some of the considerations to make when selecting a filter technology for millimeter-wave applications.

Model-Based GaN PA Design Basics: GaN Transistor S-Parameters, Linear Stability Analysis And Resistive Stabilization
White Paper | Qorvo

S-parameter matching is used to maximize gain and gain flatness in simple linear RF/microwave amplifier designs. This same S-parameter data is used to develop matching networks that address amplifier stability. This paper discusses the importance of using modeling for basic S-parameter and stability analyses in the gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier (PA) design process.

Making 5G Work: Accelerating Testing Across The Workflow To Put 5G Devices In The Hands Of Customers
White Paper | Keysight Technologies

5G represents an exponential increase in technical complexity with challenges coming from 5G new radio (NR), massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO), millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies, and over-the-air (OTA) test methods. This paper includes useful tips to help manufacturers accelerate time to market across the 5G workflow and reach first-to-market status.

Optimize Beamforming: From Bits To RF Beams
Application Note | Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

To achieve accurate, reliable and efficient beamforming, it is necessary to understand and compensate for the nonlinear behavior of RF components. This application note covers the benefits of Rohde & Schwarz’s portfolio of conducted and OTA test solutions and how they help to optimize beamforming.

Industry News
Featured Multimedia
SkyOne LiTE Video Introduction
 

This video introduces the SkyOne LiTE – Skyworks’ regionally optimized RF front-end solution for quad band 2G, carrier aggregation and 5G New Radio.

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Remcom’s Activities At EuMU 2019
 

Remcom will be demonstrating its EM simulation software suite for complete end-to-end design of complex devices and wireless communication systems.  Together, the products provide a comprehensive 5G solution, from system and antenna design through performance assessment in realistic, simulated environments, and planning for deployment in 5G networks.