Newsletter | January 30, 2020

01.30.20 -- Why Gallium Nitride (GaN)?

Featured Article
Why Gallium Nitride (GaN)?
By Jewell Steamer, NuWaves Engineering

Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology's ability to support high frequency, wide bandwidths, and high-power density make it invaluable in any market requiring high performance in a small form factor. This article compares GaN to other semiconductor technologies and presents reasons for its superiority in miniaturized RF power amplifiers (PAs).

Wideband Integrated Upconverters And Downconverters Boost Microwave Radio Performance While Reducing Size
Application Note | By James Wong, Kasey Chatzopoulos, and Murtaza Thahirally, Analog Devices, Inc.

Analog Devices recently launched a pair of highly integrated microwave upconverter and downconverter chips operating over a wide frequency range with 50 Ω match from 24 GHz up to 44 GHz. Performance attributes of the ADMV1013 and ADMV1014 ease the design and implementation of small 5G millimeter wave (mmW) platforms that cover the popular 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands in backhaul and fronthaul, as well as many other ultrawide bandwidth transmitter and receiver applications.

Components For 5G: What Is New?
Application Note | Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

With the next big step in mobile communication, 5G will introduce new RF techniques, new frequencies and signal bandwidths. Ultimately, 5G New Radio (5G NR) will bring higher speed, reduced latency, more capacity and improved reliability. While the system parameters will change, the hardware to enable the new major step in mobile technology towards 5G NR will be different as well. New technologies will be deployed and designs have to follow the new requirements.

Multi-Stage GaN Power Amplifier Reference Design
White Paper | Wolfspeed, A Cree Company

This article demonstrates Wolfspeed’s GaN HEMT technology capabilities with respect to harmonic content, PAE, and SWaP. It also describes the typical performance that has been achieved and that which can be expected when evaluating the demonstrator.

Wireless Charging Applications Using XFdtd EM Simulation Software
Presentation | Remcom

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.

Industry News
Featured Multimedia
Sky5 Full Video Demo: SKY5-8254

This video demonstrates the SKY5- 8254 high band power amplifier with integrated filter solution and its performance in next generation 5G applications.

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Spectrum Monitoring In The Modern Environment Presentation

This presentation on the “Spectrum Monitoring In The Modern Environment” Webinar address the issues and challenges that users are faced with when monitoring the spectrum in complex environments, how software-defined radio can overcome these challenges and changes the spectrum monitoring landscape, and present real-world examples of monitoring signals.