Feature Articles

  1. 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.

  2. Optimizing An LTE Antenna’s Matching Network
    3/9/2018

    This application note describes the process of a simple antenna for LTE band operation added to the PC board of a smartphone in XFdtd being tuned for operation in multiple frequency bands. The component values in the matching network are chosen so that system efficiency is maximized.

  3. FCC Wants To Streamline Rules To Spur 5G Small Cell Deployment
    3/6/2018

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to relax existing rules governing the deployment of small cells needed to run upcoming 5G networks across the United States.

  4. 5G Or .11ax?
    3/1/2018

    Why are names such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and LTE more well-known than 5G or Zigbee when they all play a huge role in our daily lives? This paper offers a different perspective on the “battle” between these types of technology, and how to leverage each to exploit the most advantages.

  5. Conducted And Over The Air Antenna Array Testing – The Way To 5G
    2/15/2018

    5G networks need to be designed to offer more capacity and flexibility while lowering overall systems operation expenses. This paper discusses various test solutions that can address current and future requirements for antenna verification, including conducted and over-the-air test methods.

  6. Considerations When Choosing An RF Power Amplifier
    2/12/2018

    This white paper talks about the important operating parameters to consider when choosing an amplifier, from operating efficiency and output power level to linearity and mismatch tolerance.

  7. Automotive Quality Standards 101: What Does Qualification Really Get You?
    1/25/2018

    Today’s automotive sector has overtaken the computers and communications as the fastest-growing market for electronic systems. As car technologies advance towards sophisticated driver-assistance systems and self-driving cars, several design factors have become even more critical.

  8. FCC Says Mobile Broadband No Substitute For Fixed, Vows To Hasten Broadband Deployment
    1/23/2018

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reaffirmed that broadband deployment is the top priority to bridge the digital divide in America. The agency says its recent efforts to monitor and accelerate progress in both fixed and mobile services are consistent with its mandate under the 1996 Telecommunications Act, but adds it still has much work to do.

  9. DoD Wants Wirelessly Powered Drones That Mimic Animal Flight, Metamaterial-Based Antennas
    1/16/2018

    The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is inviting industry and university-based collaborative teams to apply for grants to develop for the Air Force a new generation of drones and aircraft that copy the flight mechanics of insects and bats, and which draw power wirelessly at great distances.

  10. Introduction To AA-Series Field Generating Systems
    1/11/2018

    AR’s AA-series of field generating systems are designed to help generate low-level electric fields in the 18 – 40 GHz frequency range. These systems are able to produce field strengths up to 50 V/m, therefore, saving on the use of unnecessary power and costs.