Newsletter | February 4, 2021

02.04.21 -- RF To Millimeter-Wave Front-End Component Design Trends For 5G Communications

 
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Consider The Source: Reliable Network Analysis Starts With A Clean Signal

In wireless and satellite applications where speed, phase performance, and repeatability are critical, network analyzers with DDS sources deliver consistent results without the need for averaging. Digital-signal creation ensures low phase noise and fast frequency changes with continuous phase, reducing uncertainty in phase sensitive measurements.

LoRa Connectivity Made Smarter With Low-Power, Front-End Modules

Designers of LoRa-based end devices face several challenges in getting a product to market, where hardware, software, and cloud connectivity must all seamlessly integrate and operate. This white paper discusses how to make LoRa connectivity smarter with low-power front-end modules.

Application Note: Application Guide To RF Coaxial Connectors And Cables

RF coaxial connectors provide vital RF links in communications, broadcast, EMC testing, commercial and military, as well as test and measurement fields. This article provides guidance and insight in choosing connectors best suited to accommodate your specific application.

Wilkinson Power Dividers And Feed Networks: A Brief Overview

Wilkinson Power Dividers are widely used in many RF and microwave communication systems, including those with multiple channels or complex feed networks. This white paper further discusses the capabilities and uses of these dividers in feed networks.

Identifying Defective Single Elements In Antenna Arrays

This white paper discusses fault identification in single elements of antenna arrays by scanning in the near-field range and applying near-field to far-field transformation methods. It also present’s Rohde & Schwarz’s solution to efficiently identify individual defective elements in magnitude and phase within an antenna array.

Industry News
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5G Millimeter-Wave Frequencies And Mobile Networks Technology Presentation
 

Remcom contributed to an in-depth study published by the IWPC, using Wireless InSite to analyze throughput in a complex urban scenario. These coverage results highlight potential obstacles and solutions for deployment of mmWave for 5G.

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Webinar - Introduction To HF: Modulation And Propagation
 

This presentation covers two important aspects of HF (high frequency) communications: the modulation types most commonly used for HF communications and the fundamentals of HF propagation.

Featured Products And Services
5 GHz Wi-Fi 6 Front End Module: QPF4551

Qorvo offers the QPF4551 integrated front end module (FEM) for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) systems. With a compact form factor and integrated matching, this module minimizes the layout area required for its application. It is ideally used for access points, wireless routers, residential gateways, residential gateways, premise equipment, and Internet of Things applications.

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Plastic RF Filters

The Corry Micronics team has developed a line of high-quality Plastic RF Filters. These Plastic RF Filters are extremely useful for when applications require components with a lighter weight. Types of Plastic RF Filters include band pass filters, diplexers, cavity power combiners, and notch filters.

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Corry Micronics, Inc.
GRF5508/10 ¼W Power Amplifiers Deliver The Ultimate In Native Linearity

Guerrilla RF introduces the GRF5508 and GRF5510, two of ten new ¼ W linear power amplifiers being released as part of the company’s expansion into the cellular market. These new InGaP HBT amplifiers are designed specifically for 5G/4G wireless infrastructure applications requiring exceptional native linearity over temperature extremes of -40°C to 85°C.

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2-IN-1 - Dual Use Connectorized Or Surface Mount Limiter: LM-10M62G-20DBM-1W-24FF

The LM-10M62G-20DBM-1W-24FF is a dual use limiter passive that has been designed for minimal insertion loss that operates over the 10 MHz to 62 GHz frequency range. This model is capable of handling an input power of 1 watt CW and 4 watts pulse peak with 1 µs PW, 1% duty cycle. 

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Planar Monolithics Industries, Inc.
1200 Watt CW, 10 kHz - 225 MHz Solid-State Broadband Amplifier: 1200A225A

AR’s 1200A225A is a solid-sate amplifier covering the 10 kHz – 225 MHz frequency range. When used with a sweep generator, it provides a minimum of 1200 watts of RF power. Like most of AR’s amplifiers, this model is ideal for applications that call for instantaneous bandwidth and high gain.

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