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The Week In 5G: 6/1/2018 – 3GPP Set To Announce Final Phase-1 Standard In June; 5G Sparks Security and Health Concerns Anew
The Week In 5G: 6/1/2018 – 3GPP Set To Announce Final Phase-1 Standard In June; 5G Sparks Security and Health Concerns Anew

The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has finalized the 5G Phase-1 Standard, Verizon and AT&T duke it out for 5G rollout dominance, and cell site radiation health concerns resurface, today in the Week In 5G.

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MUST SEE PRODUCTS FROM IMS 2018

5G And MIMO Using Wireless InSite 5G And MIMO Using Wireless InSite

Remcom's 5G MIMO simulation software offers a unique ray tracing capability for simulating MIMO antennas for 5G, WiFi, and other technologies relevant to today's rapidly advancing technologies.

Mini Benchtop Programmable Attenuator Assembly Mini Benchtop Programmable Attenuator Assembly

JFW’s 50BA-024-62 is a mini benchtop programmable attenuator assembly designed for mm-wave testing. It is configured with one solid-state programmable attenuator, and it features an attenuation range of 0 to 62 dB in 1 dB increments and 50 Ohms nominal impedance.

0.7 to 6 GHz Benchtop Power Amplifiers For Wireless Applications 0.7 to 6 GHz Benchtop Power Amplifiers For Wireless Applications

AR provides up to 500 watts of linear output power over the 0.7 to 6 GHz instantaneous frequency band in one benchtop amplifier housing when driven with a signal generator output of 0dBm. These Class A designs offer ∞:1 output protection, excellent harmonics and 100% rated power without foldback into mismatched loads. Class AB units are also available. Units have a digital display and all amplifier control functions and status indications are available. These instruments are used for EMC, wireless, or EW applications.

Dual-Channel Switch LNA Module: QPB9329 Dual-Channel Switch LNA Module: QPB9329

Qorvo offers the new QPB9329 highly integrated front-end module with operation in the 3.8 – 5.0 GHz frequency range for TDD base station, wireless infrastructure, small cell BTS, and pre-5G/5G massive MIMO applications. This LNA module integrates a two-stage LNA and a high power switch in a dual-channel configuration.

Cellular Band High Power Amplifiers Cellular Band High Power Amplifiers

Corry Micronics, Inc. (CMI) offers a wide range of cellular band high-power amplifiers operating over the 900 MHz to 2,700 MHz frequency range for use in a variety of cellular applications. This family of amplifiers features high linearity, base station quality, low noise figure, and frequency modulation in GSM, LTE, and UMTS.

PIN Diode Limiter For Automotive, Military, And GPS PIN Diode Limiter For Automotive, Military, And GPS

The SKY16602-632LF is a low-threshold (+5 dBm typical) PIN diode limiter module covering the 0.2 to 4.0GHz frequency range. It features low insertion loss, low distortion, integrated PIN limiter and Schottky diodes, and DC blocks.

NuPower™ L & S Band Power Amplifier: NW-PA-12B01A NuPower™ L & S Band Power Amplifier: NW-PA-12B01A

The NuPower™ 12B01A broadband, high performance solid-state power amplifier delivers over 10 watts  across the entire 1.0 GHz to 2.5 GHz frequency range. Ideal for broadband RF telemetry and military communication systems that require high reliability and high efficiency in a compact housing.

GaN C-Band 50Ω Transistor: IGT5259CW25 GaN C-Band 50Ω Transistor: IGT5259CW25

Integra Technologies introduces the C-band IGT5259CW25 transistor with GaN on SiC HEMT technology exhibiting 12 dB typical gain and 48% drain efficiency. It is ideal for applications operating in the 5.2 – 5.9 GHz frequency range. This depletion mode device is 100% high power RF tested in a 50Ω RF test fixture.

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RECENT ARTICLES

  • Implementing A Flexible Testbed For 5G Waveform Generation And Analysis

    This white paper discusses candidate waveforms for 5G research and introduces a new flexible testbed for 5G waveform generation and analysis. This testbed combines software solutions with test equipment to investigate and to perform “what-if” scenarios for new emerging 5G waveform applications. Co-existence scenarios between candidate 5G and 4G waveforms are also investigated.

System Simulation Primer For RF Link Budget Analysis

An RF link budget is used to account for all the gains and losses in a telecommunication system. By accounting for the attenuation of the transmitted signal as it propagates through the communications channel, system designers can determine the required signal strength and antenna gain necessary to overcome all feedline and miscellaneous losses and to ensure an appropriate quality of signal for successful data transmission.

The Future Is Now: Technology And Future Soldier Systems

Many modern technological possibilities are available thanks to the evolution of sensor technologies and wireless devices. Likewise, the equipment and gear that a soldier needs have evolved to provide enhanced communication, detection, protection, real time situational awareness, and data analysis. In this article, new technologies and the future of soldier systems – such as segmented reality equipment – is discussed.

The Future Of EMC Test Laboratory Capabilities

The complexity of modern day electronics has resulted in the need for better EMI diagnostic capabilities at EMC test laboratories to combat the increase in EMI compliance failure rates. One solution is to use real-time mode which enables visualization of the spectrum to provide insight in the identification of the source of failing EMI emissions. This white paper describes the cause of the shift in failure rate that many companies are experiencing, the need for increased speed in testing, and the revolutionary EMI diagnostic capability built into modern EMI receivers.

Role Call: Senior Staff Packaging Engineer

Role Call, a series on RF Globalnet, takes a “peek behind the curtain” to help answer the questions related to different jobs and career paths in the RF and microwave industry.  Recently, Mumtaz Bora, Senior Staff Packaging Engineer at pSemi, took time to answer some questions about her occupation.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Lowest Loss Microwave Cable: SUCOFLEX 400
Lowest Loss Microwave Cable: SUCOFLEX 400

The new SUCOFLEX 400 microwave cable family has been specifically developed for industrial, medical, test and measurement and ground defence applications, where the lowest loss, highest performance, best phase stability versus temperature and phase stability versus bending, excellent return loss and mechanical stability are of the utmost importance.

  • Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube<sup>®</sup> Series
    Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube® Series

    MegaPhase offers a series of low loss cable systems made with the industry-leading GrooveTube® design and rugged construction to resist torque, pull, and crush forces. This wide range of connector types may be used in many different markets including phased array radar, electronic warfare, military, and communication systems.

  • R&S ZVA Network Analyzer
    R&S ZVA Network Analyzer

    Frequency ranges from 300 kHz to 67GHz, with two or four test ports, First VNA with second internal source up to 67 GHz for fast two-tone measurements on amplifiers and mixers
    With its new R&S ZVA family of vector network analyzers, Rohde & Schwarz is taking a future-oriented approach. The analyzers offer a perfect balance between measurement speed, dynamic range, flexibility and precision, making them ideal for present and future measurement tasks...

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Experts For Densified Mobile Network Architectures For C-RAN And Smart Cities
    Experts For Densified Mobile Network Architectures For C-RAN And Smart Cities

    HUBER+SUHNER offers their expertise in densified mobile network architectures for C-RAN and smart city applications. These infrastructures are designed to increase the flexibility of the physical layer, offering high bandwidth and low latency solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s technologies.

  • How To Characterize Differential Noise Figure Of Multi-Port Devices
    How To Characterize Differential Noise Figure Of Multi-Port Devices

    In our last video at IMS 2018, Steve Reyes from Anritsu Company demonstrates the ability to perform differential noise figure measurements with the VectorStar VNA. Check out the full video for the complete measurement process, as well as the benefits this approach has to offer.

  • Considerations In Choosing The Ideal Semiconductor Vendor For Your 5G Applications
    Considerations In Choosing The Ideal Semiconductor Vendor For Your 5G Applications

    Michael Zeihl, Vice President and General Manager of MACOM, took time out of his afternoon at IMS 2018 to talk to us about choosing the optimal semiconductor vendor for 5G applications. To help avoid costly mistakes and time delays, a vendor should have a wide range of available technologies, deep application knowledge and understanding, and the capability to collaborate at all stages of a product’s production process. Check out the video for more information.

  • Product Obsolescence Affecting The Industry
    Product Obsolescence Affecting The Industry

    Jeff Broxson of Guerrilla RF discusses the issue the growing issue of product obsolescence in the RF industry. Check out the video for more information on possible solutions.

  • What Engineering Firms Are Looking For In Engineering Candidates
    What Engineering Firms Are Looking For In Engineering Candidates

    Have you wondered how you can stand above the rest to be hired at an engineering firm? What qualifications are often overlooked in the interview process? This morning at IMS 2018, Wendy Shu, Vice President at SAGE Millimeter, talked to us in detail about what firms are looking for when hiring new engineers. Check out the video for the top three overlooked qualifications that firms are looking for in candidates.

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FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation

Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation (BNC) is a leading manufacturer of precision electronic instrumentation for test, measurement, and nuclear research. Our corporate headquarters are in San Rafael, California, with additional manufacturing facilities and sales offices located throughout the United States.

A.H. Systems A.H. Systems
A.H. Systems manufactures a complete line of affordable, reliable, individually calibrated EMC Test Antennas, Preamplifiers, Current Probes and Low-Loss, High - Frequency Cables that satisfy FCC, MIL-STD, VDE, IEC and SAE testing standards.
Remcom Remcom

Remcom provides innovative electromagnetic simulation software and consulting services. Our products simplify the analysis of complex EM problems and lead the market in FDTD-based modeling and simulation.

dB Control dB Control

Established in 1990, dB Control Corp., a subsidiary of the Electronic Technologies Group (ETG) of HEICO Corp., supplies mission-critical, often sole-source, products worldwide to military organizations, as well as to major defense contractors and commercial manufacturers.

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ELECTRONIC MILITARY & DEFENSE MAGAZINE

Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on detecting explosives with mm-Wave radars, advanced optical materials for transparent armor, simulating complicated radar cross sections, machine vision for military imaging, and more.

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CURRENT HEADLINES

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    Arralis, world leaders in building millimetre wave technologies and products - seen as the future of precision radar and satellite communications - today announced their new Ka band analogue phase shifters that enable true electronically steerable, low profile antenna to be offered to commercial and defence aircraft market.

  • Tuning In To Quantum: Scientists Unlock Signal Frequency Control Of Precision Atom Qubits

    Australian scientists have achieved a new milestone in their approach to creating a quantum computer chip in silicon, demonstrating the ability to tune the control frequency of a qubit by engineering its atomic configuration.

  • Akoustis Announces BAW RF Filter Design Win And Commercial Production Order

    Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKTS) (“Akoustis” or the “Company”), a manufacturer of patented single-crystal bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band RF filters for mobile and other wireless applications announced it has received its first production order for initial quantities of the AKF-1938, a 3.8 GHz filter that is designed for general purpose transceiver, commercial radio, military radio and phased-array radar markets.

  • 2018, A New Year For RF FE Module Market

    Telecom revolution taking place at the early 21st century has led to impressive innovations, especially at the devices level. “We are today at the first step of 5G implementation,”asserts Paul Leclaire, Patent & Technology Analyst at Knowmade.“5G comes with strong technology challenges that reshuffle the cards and change the competitive landscape.” The RF FE modules market will be so highly impacted by new 5G standard. According to Yole Développement (Yole), it is expected to reach US$35.2B in 2023.

  • Infineon Hits 5 bn Production Milestone Of Its Bulk-CMOS Radio Frequency Switches

    Highest quality standards and industry-leading semiconductor components through innovation and manufacturing: In 2008, Infineon Technologies AG started the volume production of its first bulk-CMOS radio frequency (RF) switch.

  • Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables

    Traditionally, small chip antennas used in RF-enabled medical devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and ensure the ideal radiation pattern for wireless signals. In some cases, this reserved space can eat up as much as 15 x 20mm of the printed circuit board.

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 INDUSTRY EVENTS

7th Military Tactical Communications September 12 - 13, 2018
Alexandria, VA
MILCOM 2018 October 29 - 31, 2018
Los Angeles, CA
20th Annual Global MilSatCom November 6 - 8, 2018
London
DC5G November 12 - 13, 2018
Washington, DC
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