Newsletter | October 31, 2019

10.31.19 -- Making 5G Work: Accelerating Testing To Put 5G Devices In The Hands Of Customers

Featured Article
Making 5G Work: Accelerating Testing Across The Workflow To Put 5G Devices In The Hands Of Customers
By 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. Device makers must effectively overcome these challenges to reach commercialization faster than the competition. This paper includes useful tips to help manufacturers accelerate time to market across the 5G workflow and reach first-to-market status.

Strategies For Developing Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC
White Paper | By Robert Sgandurra, Pentek, Inc.

New RFSoC technologies add RF-class analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog data converters to Xilinx’s family of FPGAs. This white paper looks at current trends in data converters and signal processing to better understand the capabilities of RFSoC and how to best use the technology.

5G New Radio Solutions: Revolutionary Applications Here Sooner Than You Think
White Paper | By Keven Walsh, et al., Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

5G technologies promise to deliver higher data throughput, extremely low latency, and speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G. This paper explores the practical first steps of a roll out and focuses on the spectrum below 6 GHz as standards for millimeter-wave applications have yet to be determined.

Understanding The Limitations Of Modern Military Radio Testbeds
Article | JFW Industries, Inc.

Use of military radios has increased dramatically, as has the need to test those radios. In part, this increase stems from the advent of military-based communication applications like the land mobile radio system and tactical networks. 

Coverage Mapping With Anritsu’s Field Master Pro MS2090A And NEON Signal Mapper MA8100A Solutions
Application Note | Anritsu Company

This new application note will educate you on how the new Anritsu Field Master Pro MS2090A high-performance RF spectrum analyzer is leading the way for next-generation test equipment designed to meet the unique needs of technologies used in 5G networks while maintaining support for the full range of requirements of today’s wireless industries. When used with the NEON Signal Mapper MA8100A solution, it can enable a wide variety of indoor- and outdoor-based radio coverage mapping applications to ensure reliable communications everywhere – from wide open spaces in the countryside to the middle of a large city.

When Reliability Is Paramount: Selecting Capacitors For Life-Critical Applications
White Paper | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

This white paper explores regulation, testing procedures, and supplier considerations to assist in choosing the best components for each medical application. 

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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Strategies For Deploying RFSoC Technology For SIGINT And Radar Applications Presentation

RFSoC technology has revolutionized the FPGA chip landscape by including on-chip A/D and D/A functionality and ARM processors in addition to the already expansive FPGA and processing resources available for custom applications. This type of RFSoC FPGA solution delivers a multichannel data conversion and processing solution all on a single chip. This presentation compliments the webinar by discussing how RFSoC offers a powerful and unique solution for addressing some of the most demanding requirements of high-bandwidth and high-channel-count systems.