Newsletter | July 11, 2019

07.11.19 -- Making Wireless Communication More Energy Efficient

 
Featured Article
Choosing The Right Route To Low-Power Cellular IoT: User Guide To Simplifying LTE-M/NB-IoT Design Projects
By Jonathan Kaye, Laird Connectivity

Cellular transformation is underway in the medical and industrial space with the push for low-power cellular networks such as LTE CAT-M1 and NB-IoT. These technologies are unleashing a new wave of IoT devices that drastically reduce cost and operate for years on a single battery. But that’s just the start. Combining low-power cellular with Bluetooth 5 offers two best-in-class wireless technologies to bridge local sensors, phones, people, gateways, and the cloud into one seamless extension.

Resources
Software Defined Radio Handbook
Manual | Pentek, Inc.

Recently updated, this handbook shows how DDCs (Digital Downconverters), the fundamental building block of software radio, can replace legacy analog receiver designs while offering significant performance, density, and cost benefits.

How GaN Is Changing The Satcom RF Front-End
White Paper | Qorvo

GaN has been replacing TWTAs due to its high-power performance and reliability combined with a small form factor. GaN and GaAs are enabling a wide variety of commercial and military satcom applications, such as 5G backhaul, ultra-HD TV transmission, satcom-on-the-move, internet access for aircraft passengers, and manpack terminals.

Simulation Of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Testing With XFdtd
Presentation | Remcom

The ability to simulate the ESD testing process and pinpoint locations in wireless devices susceptible to ESD damage would be extremely valuable and allow engineers to reduce the number of prototypes required to design products for minimal ESD damage. This presentation summarizes a number of ESD simulation features in XFdtd. 

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.

Orange Book Of Knowledge: 7th Edition
E-Book | AR

The Orange Book Of Knowledge provides a broad overview of anything and everything related to EMC, RF technologies, and the products ideal for these ever-growing industry demands. The 7th edition contains 7 updated application notes, and 7 brand new application notes written by AR Application Engineers.

Featured Multimedia
Antenna Multiplexers Video Introduction
 

This video introduces Skyworks’ antenna multiplexers that offer high rejection at sub-6 GHz frequencies, the flexibility to combine multiple antennas, and co-existence with complex 5G frequencies.

Introducing Industry’s First True Broadband, Super-Fast, Ultra-Compact Pin Diode Switch
 

Corry Micronics is focusing on offering their custom capabilities to customers’ RF components and systems. As an example of this, Todd Peterman highlights the industry’s first true broadband (2 – 18 GHz) high-power switch with high speeds up to 150 nanoseconds and a small form factor for increased design flexibility.

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Wireless Infrastructure Catalog: Solutions For Remote Radios And Cell Sites
 

Wireless infrastructure incorporates differing radio frequency and fiber optics technologies. HUBER+SUHNER manages both technologies and offers the appropriate solutions for each macro cell application. HUBER+SUHNER also provides expertise in radio frequency, fiber optics, and low frequency.