Feature Articles

  1. Bristol Researchers Create New RF Design Tool For 5G Devices
    4/28/2017

    Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed a novel radio frequency (RF) design tool that will help engineers design and build tuneable wireless devices capable of operating over multiple frequencies in 5G networks anywhere in the world.

  2. Understanding The PSP Series Of USB Pulse Power Sensors
    4/26/2017

    AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation introduces its new fast RF power measuring PSP series wideband USB pulse power sensors. Ideal for EMC testing, testing, troubleshooting, amplifier design, and research, these sensor devices are instruments of choice for fast, accurate, and highly reliable RF and microwave power measurements. This application note communicates the key features and benefits of AR’s new line of PSP Series Wideband USB pulse power sensors, describes how they function, and covers many applications that may utilize these sensors.

  3. 5G In Perspective: A Pragmatic Guide To What’s Next
    4/25/2017

    The world’s communications and other connected technologies are evolving rapidly toward 5G in the hope of bringing about new and exciting solutions for deep learning, artificial intelligence, and “ambient awareness.” While these applications all share an LTE backbone, there are different requirements driving unique solutions, which broadens the LTE content space. LTE is the best global, scalable, and secure communications network capable of providing individuals, communities, corporations, governments and countries with tools to grow their own innovative platforms and initiatives. This paper examines the current state of LTE networks and the ways it could evolve to deliver a gigabit-per-second user experience, especially within emerging 5G systems.

  4. NYU Wireless First To Get 5G Experimental License From FCC Web Portal
    4/18/2017

    NYU Wireless, the academic research center for next-generation, mass-deployable wireless devices at the New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering, is the first to receive an experimental program license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) using the agency's new web portal beta-tested by NYU Wireless itself.

  5. Kymeta Raises $73.5 Million Ahead Of mTenna Satellite Antennas Commercial Trial
    4/11/2017

    Kymeta Corporation, a metamaterials-based antenna technology startup based in Redmond, Wash., has raised $73.5 million in financing to develop and commercialize its software-steered antennas for the global mobile communications market.

  6. AMBER Researchers Make Low-Cost Printed Electronics From 2D Nanomaterials
    4/10/2017

    Researchers at AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) center in Trinity College Dublin are the first to successfully print nanosheet-network transistors using two-dimensional (2D) materials, paving the path for inexpensive printed electronics used in everyday objects.

  7. Sub-Nanosecond RF Signal Control Can Provide Wider Bandwidth
    4/3/2017

    Researchers at the University of Sydney have developed a new technique to control radio frequency (RF) signals on an integrated photonic chip at tuning speeds faster than a nanosecond. The achievement could alleviate bandwidth limitations caused by a growing number of interconnected wireless devices.

  8. Power Class 2: What You Need To Know
    3/30/2017

    RF engineers are continually challenged when designing RF front-ends for mobile devices. Not only do they have to deal with balancing multiple frequency bands, fewer SKUs, and difficult coexistence requirements, another LTE power standard has emerged to further complicate the RF front-end design for mobile handsets.Qorvo’s blog article offers advice on meeting the new Power Class 2 standard.

  9. New 5G Transmitter Expands Bandwidth Capacity By 20 Times
    3/28/2017

    A new type of 5G radio transmitter developed by Finnish researchers allows flexible specification of carrier waves in bandwidths of up to 400 MHz, which is about 20 times faster than the most efficient 4G transmitters today can transmit.

  10. Li-Fi System 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi
    3/21/2017

    A new type of Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) optical wireless system being developed by students at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) Institute for Photonic Integration is up to 100 times faster than the best Wi-Fi connections available.