Feature Articles

  1. An Introduction To PIM
    5/23/2018

    The increased awareness around passive intermodulation (PIM) comes with the growing complexity of how spectrum is utilized. This white paper offers a brief introduction to PIM, and considerations for designing a system with PIM in mind.

  2. Industrial IoT: How Smart Alerts And Sensors Add Value To Electric Motors
    5/8/2018

    This article explores how industrial IoT can produce real value for electric motors and factories.

  3. Understanding Power Divider/Combiner Types And Functionality
    5/7/2018

    Both resistive type and reactive type power divider/combiners can be used to fan-in or fan-out RF signals. However, both types distribute RF signals in a different fashion. This white paper offers guidelines and considerations for determining a divider/combiner for each application.

  4. Demystifying Polling Control In Zigbee Networks
    5/2/2018

    Understanding the polling features in the Zigbee standard can help to optimize the power consumption of IoT products. Take a closer look at Zigbee’s polling mechanism and an example using a fire alarm sensor application.

  5. Simulation Of MIMO Handset Antenna Array Performance With Varying Hand Positions
    5/2/2018

    Performance of a 12-port handset antenna array operating in LTE bands 42/43 (3400-3800 MHz) and band 46 (5150-5925 MHz) is analyzed in XFdtd for varying hand hold positions on the device.  The results computed include S-parameters, Gain, Efficiency and Envelope Correlation Coefficient.

  6. Ten Cues You Need A 5G MIMO Channel Modeler
    4/18/2018

    How does Wireless InSite differ from planning tools? The most important differences emerge when users need to simulate 5G millimeter-wave and MIMO systems. This paper presents 10 cues that your organization may need a channel-modeling tool to supplement your 5G network planning efforts.

  7. Antenna Factor Concepts
    4/17/2018

    An antenna factor (AF) is the comparison between the field level presented to the antenna and the actual voltage produced by the antenna at its connector. This white paper explains the process of creating AF data and how to use it.

  8. Overcoming The RF Challenges Of Full-Screen Smartphones
    3/29/2018

    The future generations of smartphones aim to design and build next-generation handsets that deliver a compelling user experience. These next-generation devices must be able to have both an attractive form factor and the ability to deliver high performance connectivity. 

  9. Choosing Blocking Capacitors — It’s More Than Just Values
    3/16/2018

    Capacitors often are used to create filters, generate DC protection, and build bypass networks. This article discusses how to improve RF performance by using fewer capacitors that block DC and pass AC current, and how to choose these capacitors based on real world performance.

  10. RF Power Measurements In The Field
    3/14/2018

    Measuring RF power in a field environment can be accomplished accurately and inexpensively. It also involves a great deal of care and proper training to ensure equipment is accurately measured. Either way, accurate field power measurements will ensure transmitting equipment is operating properly.