Feature Articles

  1. Control Your Amplifier Remotely: ampwebwARe Software
    5/13/2019

    While RF and microwave amplifiers themselves may never become truly ‘mobile’, the way we control them can be.  AR’s new ampwebwARe gives you the capability to monitor and control your amplifier remotely without needing any software of your own. 

  2. A 5G, 60 GHz Antenna Array For mmWave Wireless Virtual Reality Headsets
    5/13/2019

    The array is composed of four elements which each have two patches and a parasitic element. The parasitic element aids in producing a wider beam in one dimension to give better coverage. The beams may be steered by varying the phase shift between elements to provide near hemispherical coverage.

  3. Skyworks Medical Solutions
    5/10/2019

    When reliability counts, Skyworks delivers. Vital medical equipment such as patient monitors and scanners rely on solutions from Skyworks to ensure two-way communication.

  4. How GaN Is Changing The Satcom RF Front-End
    5/9/2019

    In the past, traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) and gallium arsenide (GaAs) were the go-to RFFE technologies for power amplification in satcom. Now, GaN and GaAs semiconductor technologies are becoming the go-to solutions; GaN has been replacing TWTAs due to its high-power performance and reliability combined with a small form factor. GaN and GaAs are enabling a wide variety of commercial and military satcom applications, such as 5G backhaul, ultra-HD TV transmission, satcom-on-the-move, internet access for aircraft passengers, and manpack terminals.

  5. The Week In 5G: 4/30/2019 – Verizon Expands 5G Mobile Service, AT&T Claims 5G Network Reaches 2 Gbps Speeds
    4/30/2019

    Plus, China Unicom accelerates its commercial 5G rollout, Cisco argues the significance of wi-fi to 5G's rollout, "floating cell towers" are explored, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G.  

  6. A Look At 3GPP Rel-16: LTE and 5G-NR Enhancements
    4/29/2019

    This article discusses the ideas and enhancements currently being developed for 3GPP Release-16, with a focus on selected Rel-16 work items and study items. These enhancements cover not only 5G-NR, but also LTE, which is being advanced in parallel.

  7. The Week In 5G: 4/23/2019 – Apple and Qualcomm End Legal Spat, Intel Exits 5G Modem Market
    4/23/2019

    Plus, Huawei shrugs off U.S. aggression en route to a banner Q1, the U.S. preps for its largest spectrum auction ever, Verizon launches a 5G technology contest, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G.

  8. Design And Simulation Of 28 GHz Beamforming System And Antenna Array For 5G Network Base Stations
    4/18/2019

    The system consists of three parts: a Rotman lens beamformer with seven input ports and eight output ports, a series of stripline Wilkinson power dividers to split each Rotman output into eight equal signals, and an 8x8 patch antenna array. The design process consists of three separate stages. 

  9. Connectivity For Next-Generation Mobility
    4/16/2019

    This white paper describes TE Connectivity’s vision for the next generation of mobility and its impact on vehicle architectures. It also shares how TE’s technology and portfolio address critical connectivity challenges the industry is experiencing.

  10. Choosing RF Switches For High-Power Applications
    4/10/2019

    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.