Feature Articles

  1. Ultra-Thin Diselenides Could Supplant Silicon In Next-Generation Electronics

    Layered two-dimensional materials that are as efficient, but thinner than, silicon semiconductors, could power future electronic circuits and devices, according to Stanford researchers.

  2. Africa's Old Communication Antennas Reborn As Radio Telescopes

    Ghana says it has successfully refurbished and converted an old telecommunications antenna into a radio telescope, one of several radio-based antennas that will comprise the African Very Large Baseline Interferometer (VLBI) Network (AVN).

  3. World's First Wirelessly Charged Laptop Hits Shelves

    Dell's Latitude 7285, the world's first wireless charging 2-in-1 business laptop using WiTricity's magnetic resonance technology, is now available for purchase.

  4. Designing A Broadband L-band 160 W GaN Power Amplifier Using SMT Packaged Transistors

    Advancements in Gallium Nitride technologies are leading to amplifier operation at higher powers, supply voltages, and frequencies. The whitepaper includes load-pull measurements, thermal considerations, and EM simulations of the input/output matching networks.

  5. A Better Way To Market Internet Of Things: Smart Home Butler

    The smart home revolution has taken a lot longer to get up and running due to the disagreements over what protocols and platforms should be used in the base technologies, as well as the poor choices in consumer words like “smart home” and “IoT.” 

  6. Top Trends And Overcoming Design Challenges In Small Cells: Part 2

    The design complexity and number of bands in small cell base stations are increasing at a rapid rate. This article is the second part in a two-part series on the topic of small cell base stations. It discusses Qorvo’s insights on the top trends and how to overcome the challenges of designing small cells.

  7. Stanford Researchers Develop Dynamic Wireless Charging Tech For Mobile Objects And Vehicles

    Such an advance could solve the current problem of "range anxiety," wherein electric cars are feared to run out of juice before reaching their destination or a charging station.

  8. Top 10 Small Cell Infrastructure Questions

    While small cells offer a host of benefits, they also create new challenges for designers; namely, heat issues. Power-efficient power amplifiers offer a compelling solution to this dilemma. This Q&A sheds light on some of the key trends and challenges in today’s small cell market and uncovers the power-efficient PA’s role in overcoming these challenges.

  9. Small Cell Networks And The Evolution Of 5G: Part 1

    This article is the first part in a two-part series on the topic of small cell base stations. Part 1 covers the basics of small cells and how they fit into the evolution of 4G and 5G.

  10. Ireland Awards 5G Licenses To Five Mobile Operators As Demand Rises

    Ireland's Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has awarded 15-year licenses for the 3.6 Ghz spectrum to five mobile operators who paid €78 million ($87.8 million) between them for the right to offer 5G services.