Feature Articles

  1. Model-Based GaN PA Design Basics: The What And Why Of Intrinsic I-V Waveforms (Part 3)
    10/18/2018

    Understanding the impact and nuances of I-V curves is a fundamental part of learning how to design GaN power amplifiers. This is the third part in an ongoing series looking at the importance of GaN HEMT nonlinear models for rapid power amplifier (PA) design success.

  2. The Week In 5G: 10/17/2018 – AT&T To Begin mmWave Tests, Xiaomi To Unveil First True 5G Phone
    10/17/2018

    The European Space Agency joins the EU's 5G development effort, U.S. lawmakers try to meddle in Huawei's Canada dealings, Verizon hits a wall (many walls) during its 5G rollout, and more, all in this edition of The Week In 5G.

  3. The Week In 5G: 10/9/2018 – Huawei Claims Ban Will Delay U.S. 5G Deployment; 5G Threatens Cable Broadband Monopoly
    10/9/2018

    Huawei pleads its case in the U.S., Verizon targets competitors' broadband dominance, Seattle takes the fight to the FCC, and spectrum auction costs continue to spiral out of control, all in this edition of The Week In 5G. 

  4. ESD Design Strategy For Mobile Devices: Using System-Efficient ESD Design (SEED) Methodology
    10/2/2018

    The electrostatic discharge (ESD) phenomenon is a natural occurrence that can destroy sensitive electrical circuits, even in small amounts. Part 1 of this paper explains why system-level ESD protection matters, providing insight on test models and strategies to improve system-level ESD protection in mobile devices.

  5. The Week In 5G: 10/2/2018 – Verizon's 5G Network Goes Live, FCC Hell-Bent On 5G Dominance
    10/2/2018

    Verizon's four-city 5G rollout in the U.S. has begun, the FCC passed rules to stifle local governments' authority regarding infrastructure placement and fees, spectrum auctions in the EU are pricier than expected, and Huawei scores wins in Russian and Monaco, all in this edition of The Week in 5G!

  6. Integrated Circuits (ICs) And Component EMC Testing
    9/28/2018

    High performance electronic devices demand the use of multi-chip package (MCP), system-on-a-chip (SoC) technologies, and more complex circuits. Due to the increase in emerging technologies, it has become impossible to ignore the large amounts of parasitic emissions generated by such complex integrated circuits (IC’s). Those who produce IC products for demanding electromagnetic environments must also take precautionary measures to test and pass all regulatory EMI and safety requirements to achieve early time to market and profitability. This white paper explores these standards and safety requirements and offers guidance for ensuring that IC products meet them.

  7. 5G New Radio Solutions: Revolutionary Applications Here Sooner Than You Think
    9/26/2018

    The rollout of 5G technologies promises to deliver higher data throughput, extremely low latency and speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G. This white paper explores the practical first steps of a roll out, and focuses of the spectrum below 6 GHz as standards for mmWave applications that have yet to be determined.

  8. The Week In 5G: 9/25/2018 – FCC Sets Tighter Deadlines And Fee Caps On Localities, Vodafone Makes UK's First Holographic Call
    9/25/2018

    The FCC clamps down on local governments; spectrum auctions heat up in Germany and India; Intel, Huawei, and Samsung share hardware news; and Trump's tariff war casts a cloud over U.S. 5G rollouts, all in this edition of The Week in 5G!

  9. The Week In 5G: 9/18/2018 – Ericsson Says US Leads 5G Race, Verizon Rolls Out First 5G Home Internet, German Firms Want Speedier 5G Deployment
    9/18/2018

    Germany and France look toward 5G frequency licenses, India joins the U.S. and Australia in spurning Huawei, Verizon pushes for more U.S. firsts, and more, all in The Week In 5G. 

  10. How NB-IoT And LTE-M Fit Into The IoT Ecosystem: The Future Of Cellular IoT
    9/17/2018

    The future of the Internets of Things (IoT) will expand the use of cellular communications beyond smartphones and tablets to an extraordinary range of applications and connected devices. A significant number of these applications will require long-range connections. Two new standards, NB-IoT and LTE-M, have potential uses and some implementation options for device makers looking to add cellular connectivity.