Featured Article
5G New Radio Solutions: Revolutionary Applications Here Sooner Than You Think
By Keven Walsh, et al., Skyworks

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.

Resources
5G Extreme Performance RF Interconnects Brochure
Brochure | SV Microwave, Inc.

SV Microwave offers a wide range of millimeter wave (mmWave) coaxial assemblies and connectors for 5G mobile communication development and production. These high frequency (26 GHz and beyond) push-on and threaded RF connectors offer industry leading signal fidelity in the 5G frequency spectrum and unique packaging designs for high density requirements.

5G/4G Combined Antenna Analysis In A Smartphone Using EM Simulation
Application Note | Remcom

This example uses XFdtd EM Simulation Software to analyze the performance and interaction of two antenna systems operating at 4G (860 MHz) and 5G (28 GHz) in close proximity in a smartphone design. The 4G antenna is intended to produce a broad pattern for wide coverage while the 5G array should produce narrow beams that can be steered by varying the phasing between elements. 

Specifying RF/Microwave Power Amplifiers For EMC Testing
Application Note | AR

Proper EMC amplifier selection is an important step in achieving required RF levels. This application note offers the information necessary to make the optimal amplifier selection by taking the reader through numerous considerations.

Filter Shape Factor And Selectivity
Article | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

This article discusses how a real-world filter’s deviation from ideal behavior needs to be quantified and that shape factor and selectivity are tools to use in this process. It touches on how the impact of both resonator Q and the filter order (number of resonators in a design) can influence a filters behavior in the transition band. 

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Featured Multimedia
Webinar: 1000BASE-T1 Automotive Ethernet Compliance Testing
 

This webinar will focus on 1000BASE-T1 automotive Ethernet compliance testing based on the Open Alliance (OA) TC8 specification for the physical layer. It will discuss the individual test cases for 1000BASE-T1 and look at the pitfalls that an engineer might encounter during test setup and execution.

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5 Points To 5G Brochure
 

There are robust plans for rapid 5G deployment, especially in regions where wide bandwidth provided by new 5G bands are able to produce higher data rates for consumers. This download offers five points to reaching this goal and predicts what to expect from 5G technologies in the future.