Newsletter | August 22, 2019

08.22.19 -- Scientists Design An Antenna To Accelerate 5G Networks

Featured Article
Specifying RF/Microwave Power Amplifiers For EMC Testing

Historically, amplifier selection for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing was based mainly on meager knowledge and information scattered across the EMC industry. However, 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.

Choosing RF Switches For High-Power Applications
Article | By Jeffrey Gibala, Corry Micronics, Inc.

There are several types of switches for radio frequency applications to choose from. Picking the right switch is a question of figuring out what speed, power levels, and lifetime you need. 

An Introduction To The 5G Frequency Spectrum
Article | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

5G networks plan to offer a hundred-fold increase in user data-rates which will require growth in bandwidth over what is currently available. This article introduces the 5G spectrum and explores some of the mechanisms behind the increase in bandwidths.

The Importance Of Filters In Point-To-Point Microwave Cellular Backhaul Networks
Application Note | Anatech Electronics Inc.

To satisfy backhaul demand and maintain high data rates without holes in coverage, wireless carriers are adding large numbers of micro and pico cells to fill in the gaps in conjunction with traditional macro cells. 

Putting FPGAs To Work In Software Radio Systems
Application Note | Pentek, Inc.

FPGAs have become an increasingly important resource for software radio systems. This handbook introduces the basics of FPGA technology and its relationship to SDR (Software-Defined Radio) systems. A review of Pentek’s GateFlow FPGA Design Resources is followed by a discussion of features and benefits of FPGA-based DDCs. Pentek SDR products that utilize FPGA technology and applications based on such products are also presented.

Featured Multimedia
5G In 60: RF Challenges In 5G Infrastructure

Within infrastructure, higher frequency ranges are increasing the size of the 5G network footprint. Can you keep up? This video introduces Qorvo’s solutions.

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5G New Radio eBook

Is 5G simply another generation of mobile communications technologies? Or something revolutionary? In this eBook, Rohde & Schwarz give insights into 5G New Radio (NR), exploring all of its relevant details, key implementation aspects, and required test and measurement equipment for the development of 5G NR products.