Newsletter | November 14, 2019

11.14.19 -- RF Switch Matrix: To Block Or Not To Block?

 
Featured Article
RF Switch Matrix: To Block Or Not To Block?
By Jeffrey Gibala, Corry Micronics, Inc.

RF switch matrices eliminate the need to manually move connections by routing signals, via user control, from their input ports to their output ports, providing convenience and speed to many industrial applications. There are a lot of possible options and trade-offs to be considered when choosing an RF switch matrix. The first step is to select the type of switch matrix from the options of blocking, non-blocking, and super non-blocking.

Resources
Choosing The Right Route To Low-Power Cellular IoT: User Guide To Simplifying LTE-M/NB-IoT Design Projects
White Paper | 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.

Understanding Beamforming Measurements
White Paper | Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Beamforming is a common technology in the aerospace sector but with 5G NR pushing to integrate beamforming, the market is growing significantly. This drives companies to develop highly integrated ICs, which include a complete analog beamforming network. These ICs will complement digital beam forming elements in order to increase the number of antenna elements forming together a hybrid beamforming setup.

Reduce Cost And Complexity In 5G mmWave Systems With Surface Mount Solderable Filter Components
White Paper | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

Components for mmWave 5G communications systems should be chosen for their performance and cost. This white paper explores the use of DLI surface mount solderable filter components in RF systems to reduce the cost and complexity in 5G mmWave systems.

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

Do you want to simplify integration of system controller and field probe products? AR has created Instrument Drivers that are written to include common commands respective to each type of equipment. Every EMC laboratory is unique, with different test requirements, equipment and software. These Plug-n-Play Instrument Drivers take the guess work out of developing custom drivers for AR equipment, reducing programming time and eliminating possible errors.

Industry News
Featured Multimedia
Beamforming Simulations To Evaluate Opportunities And Challenges For 5G mmWave And FD-MIMO
 

In this webinar, Wireless InSite is used to simulate FD-MIMO systems to simulate FD-MIMO systems and review some of the real-world challenges that beamforming systems face in their attempts to gather accurate channel state information that is critical to their success.

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E-Book: Basics Of Electromagnetic Simulation With Altair Feko
 

In this e-book, Altair addresses a variety of challenges when working with antennas and their placement on RF components, the calculation of scattering, and the examination of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Each concept is explained with examples, step-by-step tutorials, and video instruction.