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Antenna parameters Practical Overview Of Antenna Parameters

Understanding key antenna parameters is essential for selecting and using antennas in virtually all applications. These applications include antenna testing, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), FCC/IEC compliance testing, telecommunications, internet of things (IoT) and more. There are a variety of standardized methods for describing antenna parameters, and this article aims to provide an overview of key antenna parameters and relevant background.

  • Understanding And Implementing RF Current Probes

    Current probes generate and measure RF currents, combining great diagnostic utility with ease of use. However, a basic knowledge of these devices is necessary to maximize their effectiveness.  

  • Six Essential 5G Field Tests Using FieldFox Handheld Analyzers

    5G cellular technology will push the boundaries of networks and fuel technologies such as autonomous cars, Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality, and live streaming videos. These new capabilities and improvements will require accurate field test methods for deployment. This article introduces six essential field tests for 5G installation, verification, optimization, and troubleshooting using the FieldFox handheld analyzer.

  • Receiver Protector: Theory Of Operation

    This article presents the reader with a basic understanding of receiver protector technology and discusses the various available types of receiver protector forms, their strengths and weaknesses, and how best to use them.

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Standard And Custom High Performance Cavity Filters: NuFilter™ Series Standard And Custom High Performance Cavity Filters: NuFilter™ Series

NuWaves Engineering offers the NuFilter™ series of cavity filters designed for applications operating within the 1 GHz to 20 GHz frequency range. Options for standard and custom models include 3 dB bandwidths from 3% to 28%, stop-band rejections of 80 dB, insertion losses of < 1 dB, and up to 50 W power handling (higher power ratings available upon request).

  • Connectors And Cable Assemblies For Medical Devices

    Fischer Connectors® offers a line of connectors and cable assemblies that feature unparalleled signal integrity, fully secured connections, medical standard compliance, durability, 360° EMC shielding, and advanced ergonomics.

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Capture 95 dB Step Attenuators For Automated Wi-Fi 6E Testing

JFW’s 50PA-1183-XX and 50BA-048-95 are two attenuator assembly models designed to help automate Wi-Fi 6E testing.  Both models use 0-95dB x 1dB step attenuators that operate 0.2-8 GHz, and feature Ethernet and serial remote control with a command set that is script friendly.

  • 2-18 GHz Low Noise Amplifier With AGC: TGA2525

    The TriQuint TGA2525 is a compact LNA Gain Block MMIC with adjustable gain control (AGC). The LNA operates from 2-18 GHz and is designed using TriQuint’s proven standard 0.15 um Power pHEMT production process.

  • 24.25 - 27.5 GHz GaAs Front End Module: QPF4010

    The QPF4010 is a high frequency, high performance MMIC front-end module targeted for 5G - n258 at 26 GHz phased array base stations and terminals. It is fabricated on Qorvo's 90 nm pHEMT production process and combines a low noise high linearity LNA, a low insertion-loss high-isolation TR switch, and a high-efficiency multi-stage PA.

  • 5 GHz C-V2X /DSRC/Wi-Fi Front End Module For Automotive Applications: QPF1003Q

    The QPF1003Q is an integrated front-end module (FEM) designed for multi-standard systems such as C-V2X, DSRC/11p, and Wi-Fi. The QPF1003Q integrates a 5 GHz power amplifier (PA), TX/RX Antenna switch and bypassable low noise amplifier (LNA) into a single device. The compact form factor and integrated matching ideally minimizes layout area in automotive applications.

  • Prove Field Worthiness Of EW Systems With RF Sources And Receivers

    Radar simulation systems (i.e., RF sources and/or receivers) must perform to an exacting minimum standard if they are to accurately prove the field worthiness of EW systems.

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  • Introducing Pentek’s Family Of Quartz Products

    Based on the Xilinx Zynq® Ultascale+™ RFSoC, the Quartz family brings performance and high-density integration to a wide range of different application spaces with a uniquely flexible design path. Quartz is available in standard form factors like 3U VPX, or with the QuartzXM™ Carrier Design Kit, it can be deployed on application specific custom carriers. 

  • Introducing Skyworks’ Broadband Low-Noise Amplifiers

    The SKY67183-396LF and SKY67189-396LF models are broadband low-noise amplifiers designed for upcoming 5G network requirements. With features such as superior gain flatness, exceptional linearity, and an internal active bias circuitry, these LNA offers the ability to externally adjust supply current and provide stable performance over temperature and process variation.

  • Introducing The Vegas And Vampire Cybersecurity Solutions For Avionics Data Busses

    The Vegas and Vampire solutions are physical mitigation devices designed to simplify cyber assessment and authorizations to protect avionics bus from malicious traffic, LRU failure, signal transients, untrusted bus monitors, etc. They are compatible with many COTS MIL-STD-1553 analysis tools to provide users with the flexibility to process and analyze data based on their platform’s needs.

  • IMS 2020 MicroApps: 60 GHz Phased Array Design Using XFdtd For WiGig

    In this video presentation, Remcom discusses analyzing and optimizing an aperture coupled 1x4 patch antenna array with a compact, fan-shaped feeding network for operation in 60 GHz band using Remcom’s full-wave electromagnetic simulation product, XFdtd. We also demonstrate superposition and antenna array optimization. The superposition simulation provides a means for checking the performance of individual elements in an array, each with a different input power and phase. The array optimization feature allows users to estimate the excitation for each element in the array for a specified EIRP. Further, the total spatial coverage of designed phased arrays will be accurately estimated. 

  • Designing A Practical 100GbE Real-Time Recording System For The Xilinx RFSoC

    The Xilinx RFSoC provides 100 Gigabit Ethernet optical ports for streaming data from its high-speed A/D converters. 100 Gigabit Ethernet is capable of streaming data at rates as high as 12.5 Gigabytes per second. In order to capture data at these very high rates, real-time recording systems require a major upgrade in their storage technology. NVME provides a new storage protocol and interface to accommodate exponentially higher streaming data rates than previous generation interfaces. This presentation will familiarize system design engineers with PC based real-time recording systems and the latest techniques for creating an NVME PCIe type recording system.

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<p>AR Modular RF designs and builds some of the most durable, innovative, dependable, and versatile RF amplifier modules and RF amplifier systems in the world.</p>

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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."

Dielectric Laboratories is a global supplier of microwave and millimeter wave components for optical and wireless communications, military, medical, semiconductor, aerospace, and transportation markets. We are a manufacturer of High-Q Multi-Layer capacitors (MLC) and Single-Layer capacitors (SLC), Resonators, Filters, Broadband DC blocks, Thin Film components, and Custom ceramic components. In 2004, DLI acquired Voltronics Corporation, a world leader in precision variable capacitors.

Rohde & Schwarz is a company with an international presence in the fields of radiocommunications, broadcasting and test and measurement. For more than 70 years, the company group has been developing, producing and marketing a wide range of electronic products for the capital goods sector. The company is headquartered in Munich. The Executive Board consists of President and CEO Michael Vohrer, plus Manfred Fleischmann and Christian Leicher...

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