Feature Articles

  1. RF Power Measurements In The Field

    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. FCC Wants To Streamline Rules To Spur 5G Small Cell Deployment

    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.

  3. 5G Or .11ax?

    Why are names like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LTE more well-known than 5G or Zigbee when they all play a huge role in our daily lives? Both 5G and Wi-Fi have very particular characteristics that will be beneficial for connecting devices to the internet. This white paper offers a different perspective on the “battle” between these two types of technology, and how to leverage each to exploit the most advantages.

  4. Considerations When Choosing An RF Power Amplifier

    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.

  5. Automotive Quality Standards 101: What Does Qualification Really Get You?

    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.

  6. FCC Says Mobile Broadband No Substitute For Fixed, Vows To Hasten Broadband Deployment

    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.

  7. DoD Wants Wirelessly Powered Drones That Mimic Animal Flight, Metamaterial-Based Antennas

    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.

  8. Introduction To AA-Series Field Generating Systems

    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. Composed of a solid-state amplifier and antenna in a single housing, this low-cost, highly reliable solution can then be paired with a rack-mountable power and RF routing unit for simple use.

  9. High-Power RF Pulse Generation And Measurement

    AR now offers high-power solid state pulsed amplifiers at various frequency ranges and output power levels to meet several standards. This paper presents some features and benefits of AR’s new line of amplifiers, and how to generate high speed and accurate peak RF power measurement capabilities.

  10. Air Force Makes First Flexible RF Gallium Nitride Devices

    Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) report a breakthrough in materials science used to create flexible antennas and devices: a viable method to grow and transfer the exotic material known as Gallium Nitride (GaN) in a soft and flexible substrate.