Newsletter | March 18, 2021

03.18.21 -- Wi-Fi Chipset/Device Characterization And Compliance Testing

Featured Article
Head-To-Head Coaxial Interconnect Vs. OTA Testing For 5G

The rise of 5G has changed the landscape of wireless testing. One of the biggest changes is the ability of test engineers to perform over-the-air (OTA) testing without connecting anything or having a special setup, something not historically possible with past generations of wireless devices, due to FCC regulation and spectrum licensing law. When flexibility, speed and testing diverse antenna configurations are the primary objectives, new methods of OTA testing bring much to the table.

Wi-Fi Chipset/Device Characterization And Compliance Testing

Characterization and compliance testing of Wi-Fi chipsets and devices is complex and involves significant challenges for design and test engineers. The new Synchronized Independent Gate mode eliminates the need to make these compromises by enabling packet power measurements on multiple synchronous or asynchronous transmit chains across multiple power sensors. 

Balancing Performance With Compact Quadrature Hybrid Couplers

A quadrature hybrid coupler is a basic building block for RF and microwave systems that provides improved input match for unbalanced loads. This article provides a brief overview of how to efficiently use quadrature hybrid couplers and the advantages they offer in different RF applications.

Solving The Challenge Of Many Devices With Multiple Standards In The Connected Home

The number of connected devices in our homes continues to rise, and they each can be held to a different wireless standard. This article presents Qorvo’s solution for managing multiple traffic standards within a connected home to keep communications between devices faster, more efficient, more scalable, and able to receive more data packets. 

To Block Or Not To Block?

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. The first step is to select the type of switch matrix: blocking, non-blocking, or super non-blocking.

Top Research Lab Solves Measurement Challenge In Hours Despite Tight Security

A leading research and development laboratory that supplies safety products to government agencies needed to make wafer level measurements on its semiconductor device to keep its project on track. It applied breakthrough science to solve tough engineering challenges and make state-of the-art products.

Industry News
Featured Multimedia
Webinar: WaveFarer Radar Analysis With Diffuse Scattering And Backscatter Through Walls

Learn about WaveFarer's new features for automotive and indoor radar applications, including diffuse scattering from rough surfaces such as roads and the ability to transmit through walls, windows, and more.  Remcom demonstrates these and other new capabilities using a sample drive scenario as well as an indoor mmWave sensor scenario.

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AR Systems Catalog

AR offers a variety of fully integrated test systems for any testing application from DC to 50 GHz. These radiated immunity systems are capable of testing to various standards, including IEC 61000, MIL-STD 461, DO-160, wireless, automotive, HIRF, and HERO.

Featured Products And Services
High-Isolation Sky5 Switch: SKY5A1007

The SKY5A1007 by Skyworks is a state-of-the-art CMOS, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) double-pole, double-throw (DPDT) switch. Including automotive, cellular telematics, and cellular compensator 5G applications, the switch provides high-linearity performance, low insertion loss, and high isolation.

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Field Probes And Field Monitoring: FL8000 And MP Series

The FL8000 and MP Series for Field Monitoring and Probes by AR offers a three-in-one solution used for measuring continuous-wave, pulsed, and modulated electric fields. With fiber power connectivity, the FL8000 Series provides an easy migration path, while delivering the reliability that AR is known for.

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0.1 To 6.0 GHz Ultra Low-Noise LNA: QPL9058

Qorvo offers the QPL9058 high-linearity, ultra-low noise amplifier designed for use in many applications including 5G m-MIMO, repeaters/DAS, LTE, TDD/FDD systems, and other general-purpose wireless applications. At 3.6 GHz, the amplifier typically provides 18 dB gain, +36 dBm OIP3 at a 55 mA bias setting, and 0.6 dB noise figure. 

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