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Connections In RF Testing

Almost every RF test setup requires connectors and cables. Connectors will influence test results in various and sometimes unpredictable ways. Test equipment can compensate for some of these influences but often with detrimental effects. This article discusses how the connections used in a test setup will affect test results and why it is important to create a valid test environment.

Design Of A Complete RF Downconverter Module For Test Equipment

This white paper describes the design and simulation of a complete downconverter module for use in spectrum analyzer test equipment. The example module and its constituent parts were designed and simulated with AWR Design Environment software demonstrating a top-down/bottom-up approach using circuit- and system-level analyses. The integration of the downconverter within a mechanical outline influences the layout of the individual radio blocks. Electromagnetic (EM) simulation of the module housing along with these blocks is necessary to produce a comprehensive analysis of the manufactured module.

Design And Implementation Of A Miniature X-Band Edge-Coupled Microstrip Bandpass Filter

Microwave bandpass filters are the fundamental component used in many RF/microwave applications to eliminate interference from signals operating at nearby frequencies. This application note presents a straightforward and largely nonmathematical method for designing an edge-coupled, bandpass filter for X-band operations with a combination of filter synthesis, closed-form edge-coupled transmission-line models, and EM analysis using the Microwave Office circuit simulator within Cadence AWR Design Environment software.

Overcoming Radar Simulation System Challenges

Custom transmitters and receivers for radar simulation systems enable unique designs and allow designers to meet specifications unattainable using off-the-shelf components.

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Cable Load Generator: R&S®CLG Cable Load Generator: R&S CLG

Rohde & Schwarz's CLG cable load generator is a multichannel signal generator for cable TV signals that operates in the 47 MHz to 1002 MHz frequency range. It features up to 119 channels for European cable television, and up to 158 channels for US cable television. Users are able to simulate any possible channel loading scenario in the lab due to the CLG’s ability to generate freely combined digital and analog TV signals.

  • Thick Film Chip Attenuators

    Wire and ribbon bondable and Flipchip thick film chip attenuators, printed and fired on 96% alumina. Provides attenuation accuracy for frequencies through 10 Ghz. Double layer terminations provide additional bonding surface. Abrasive trimming ensures optimum resistor stability

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  • Product Demo - AR’s AA Field Generating Systems

    In this video Flynn Lawrence, AR’s Senior Applications Engineer, demonstrates AR’s AA Field Generating Systems. These solid-state field-generating systems comprise an amplifier/antenna combination in a single housing which can generate field strengths up to 50 V/m with two band-specific models covering 18 to 40 GHz.

  • Improving Performance Using FEKO And HyperStudy At Northrop Grumman

    Scott Burnside, Senior Antenna & RF Engineer at Northrop Grumman, explains how Altair Feko and HyperStudy can be combined to design and optimize antennas for land vehicles, helicopters, and aircrafts.

  • Airbus Helicopters Relies On Simulation To Develop Antennas Quickly And Efficiently

    Hervé Dutruc, antenna and communication expert at Airbus Helicopters, highlights some of the challenges the company faces for antenna design and installation definition. Airbus Helicopters relies on Altair Feko simulations to support the increased of use of composite materials and growing frequency for communication systems.

  • Altair Acquires Polliwog Co. Ltd, Growing Software Toolset For Electronic Design Automation (EDA)

    Altair has expanded into areas of systems simulation and electromagnetics. Altair’s Pollex PCB solvers and verification tools extend these capabilities into a new domain, allowing Altair to provide software for system-level design decisions.

  • Introducing CT Cables: Phase Constant Over Temperature

    HUBER+SUHNER introduces the CT cable product family for phase critical applications creating a stable and reliable interconnect solution to satisfy a huge range of customer applications where phase stability is key. This video introduces these products that provide industry leading phase vs. temperature performance, as well as a unique range of cable constructions to fulfill any customer demands.

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"We believe that our new name reflects our company's commitment to keep customers at the center of all that we do," said Bob Bruggeworth, Qorvo president and CEO. "As a new leader in RF solutions, Qorvo will offer the agility, innovation and precision customers need for success in mobile, infrastructure, and defense markets."

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  • Akoustis Announces First 5G Network Infrastructure Design Win With Tier-1 OEM

    Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKTS) (“Akoustis” or the “Company”), an integrated device manufacturer (IDM) of patented bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band RF filters for mobile and other wireless applications, announced today its first commercial design win for XBAW™ filters in 5G network infrastructure and first volume shipment to a tier-1 small cell customer in the March quarter.

  • dB Control Fully Operational During COVID-19 With On-Time Delivery Of High-Power TWTAs, MPMs, Defense Electronics For Customers

    dB Control, an international defense electronics manufacturer, remains fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers have experienced minimal delivery delays. Priority is placed on customers that need high-power amplifiers (HPAs) for national security programs.

  • Rohde & Schwarz And TE Connectivity Successfully Demonstrate Compliance With OPEN Alliance TC9 Test Specifications

    Test and measurement specialist Rohde & Schwarz and connectivity and sensor component manufacturer TE Connectivity cooperate on testing automotive Ethernet cables and connectors. The two companies have successfully tested a communication link, utilizing Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) cables and TE’s MATEnet data connector system, for compliance with the One-Pair Ethernet (OPEN) Alliance Technical Committee (TC) group 9 test specification for 1000BASE-T1.

  • ETS-Lindgren Integrates The R&S CMX500 For 5G Wireless Device Test Requirements

    ETS-Lindgren announced the integration of the Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) CMX500 radio communication tester to expand its turnkey 5G test solutions for customers.  Pairing the R&S CMX500 with ETS-Lindgren's CTIA-compliant EMQuest™ Antenna Measurement software  provides comprehensive 5G OTA test capabilities.  This includes solutions for all 5G New Radio (NR) modes including FR1 (sub6 GHz), non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA), for both Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD). 

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