Newsletter | March 28, 2019

03.28.19 -- Radio Fundamentals For Cellular Networks

Featured Article
Radio Fundamentals For Cellular Networks
By Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Cellular technologies have advanced from first generation analog technologies to advanced high-performance fourth generation and fifth generation systems in just four decades. Despite the increase in complexity of wireless standards and devices, cellular technologies maintain a set of common principles that form the basis behind the design of cellular systems. This white paper explores these basic principles and examine the underlying technologies that lay the foundation for today and future cellular systems.

COTS Software Defined Radio For 5G Development
Application Note | By Bob Muro, Pentek, Inc.

Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Software-Defines-Radio (SDR) products are traditionally used for military radar and communication applications. However, the latest SDR products offer SoC solutions with integrated I/O, ARM processors, and large FPGAs that include intellectual property (IP) for accessing, routing, and processing digital data. 

Unlocking Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 Architecture With DPD And 75-Ohm CATV Switches
Article | Qorvo

The CATV industry is looking to set new standards for the next generation of cable ecosystems, including the Full Duplex (FDX) DOCSIS 3.1, which promises to deliver 10 Gbps data rates upstream and downstream on existing hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) systems. This article explores how DPD works in CATV optical nodes, as well as some considerations for selecting the right switch for each application.

Understanding Plug-n-Play Instrument Drivers
Application Note | AR

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation offers a series of Plug-n-Play Instrument drivers for their amplifier, system controller, and field probe products for simplifying integration into customer controlling software.

Filter Terminology And Specifications
Article | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

This guide acts as a quick reference for terms used to discuss filter technologies.

Industry News
Featured Multimedia
Wireless Charging Applications Using XFdtd EM Simulation Software

Wireless power transfer is an emerging technology used in many applications, including consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and biomedical implants, and will undoubtedly see continued growth over the next decade and beyond.  This presentation demonstrates how XFdtd can be used to simulate and analyze wireless charging systems.

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Advanced Solutions For 5G Applications: Sky5 Ultra Brochure

The Sky5 Ultra is a fully integrated, baseband agnostic solution combining the critical front-end functionality required for high-performance 5G mobile devices with global coverage in a compact form factor. This solution features best-in-class transmit and receive capabilities with unprecedented efficiency and output power, enabling highly reliable network connections while optimizing battery life.