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week-in-5G-graphic The Week in 5G: 7/7/2020 — 3GPP Release 16 Ratified; U.S. Continues Hunt For 5G Spectrum

Plus, the U.K.'s plans to oust Huawei begin to take form, Madagascar gets 5G, a U.S. report identifies ideal mid-band spectrum for sharing, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G. 

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  • Are You Space Qualified?

    It would seem that the desire to explore our boundaries is built into our DNA, and as a result, has driven us into every corner of the globe with few territories untouched.  Considering this expansion, it is only reasonable we would extend this reach into the cosmos.  This reach has led to an explosion in space related applications, such as satellite communications, lunar travel, deep space satellite exploration, space stations, weather tracking, global mapping, and global positioning technology. Is your company positioned for space exploration?

Understanding edgeBoost™, bandBoost™ and coexBoost™ – Three Types Of Wi-Fi Filters

While it may generally be thought that “a filter is a filter,” there are actually many different filters that solve different problems for different types of use cases, and with different benefits. In general, of course, the purpose is to improve the quality of data communications. However, before making any decisions about including filters in your design, it might be good to understand what specific effect is desired. This paper addresses what types of filters are used and for what purposes.

Qorvo Biotechnologies Sensor-Based Technology Provides Rapid Reference-Lab Quality Tests At Point-of-Care

This white paper describes Qorvo Biotechnologies’ Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) immunosensor detection platform designed for point-of-care applications and describes analytical and functional sensitivity testing on human Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (hTSH) as an example. The Qorvo Biotechnologies’ platform is targeted to be central lab matched, with the goal of providing clinicians data that will enable quicker decision making across multiple disease states, such as in cardiac and infectious disease segments, where time to result and high performance are critical factors in the patient care workflow.

Transforming The Retail Experience – Top Four RF Opportunities

The global coronavirus crisis is placing unprecedented pressure on the retail industry. Brick-and-mortar retail spaces, like grocery stores and pharmacies, have new protocols to keep customers and employees safe. Retail is not just seeing a drop in demand. The coronavirus has also triggered a shift in consumer behavior as more spending moves from physical stores to online, even for products that people traditionally bought “offline.” While it’s unknown how consumer behavior will adapt, retailers will likely accelerate the integration of their online and offline presence if they haven’t already. They will also double down on investment in Smart Retail solutions that strengthen their position amid this transformation of retail.

Mitigate Spectrum Challenges Associated With V2X

Wi-Fi and 5G are enablers of autonomous vehicles. The challenge lies in how these technologies work together and co-exist - without impacting vehicle operation and passenger safety. This paper discusses Wi-Fi and 5G, how they co-exist with high-selectivity filter solutions to enable vehicular communications and passenger safety.

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Feko-sS FEKO Suite 7.0

FEKO Suite 7.0 sees the addition of a Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) solver to its comprehensive set of powerful computational methods as well as the hybridization of the Multilevel Fast Multipole Method (MLFMM) with Physical Optics (PO). Three new import file formats are also now available.

  • 6 to 18 GHz MPM with Ethernet Interface: dB-4150

    dB Control offers a new  dB-4150 smart microwave power module (MPM) consisting of a solid state amplifier and a vacuum power booster. It is designed to provide 100 Watts pulsed/CW RF output power, and operate in the 6 to 18 GHz frequency range.

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  • 5G For Manufacturing And Industry 4.0 - Propagation In A Warehouse Environment

    With the expansion of 5G NR for mobile connectivity, industrial and manufacturing applications such as robotics, IoT, and smart factories with automation come into play. This video demonstrates how Wireless InSite predicts the coverage and interference and accounts for the multipath in complex environments such as heavy-industrial factories, warehouses, server farms and more.

  • LTE And 5G NR Propagation In A Suburban Environment Using Wireless InSite 3D Ray Tracing

    Penn State University is located in State College, Pennsylvania, a suburban city that contains several LTE sites. This simulation shows the coverage prediction from its existing LTE sites in the downtown area.

  • RF Communications-Based Train Control (RF-CBTC) Showing Propagation Paths In A Train Station

    Wireless InSite’s built-in Communication Systems Analysis tool provides RSSI and SINR for various IEEE standards from 100 MHz to 100 GHz.  In this short video, a passenger train located in a station is connected to an access point (AP) mounted on the roof of the station.  RF propagation paths computed using the shooting-and-bouncing ray technique are shown.  These ray paths arrive at a receiver (Rx) antenna after they reflect and diffract from the environment, where each reflection surface attenuates the signal uniquely due to varied conductivity and permittivity material properties.

  • Now A Chamber Solution From AR

    This video demonstrates AR’s solution for semi-anechoic and RF shielded room needs.

  • Introduction To emcware® 5.0

    The AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation emcware® 5.0 Suite is a comprehensive EMC test software for radiated susceptibility, conducted immunity, radiated emissions, and conducted emissions. The emcware® provides automated Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing and report generation for all types of users from corporate to professional test laboratories.

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  • Pentek Accelerates Real-Time Recording With New Talon Recorder For Quartz RFSoC

    Pentek, Inc. today introduced a new addition to the Talon Series of recorders, the Model RTR 2757 4U 19-inch rackmount recorder. This new recorder complements Pentek's Quartz RFSoC products that stream digitized wide bandwidth signals across 100 Gigabit Ethernet. The R 2757 is capable of capturing these streams in real time at rates as high as 12.5 Gigabytes per second.

  • Novator Solutions Updates Its Wideband Recording Platform

    Novator Solutions today announced the release of MUNIN 1005-IF wideband recorder which ensures gapless recording of wideband IF signals from 2MHz to 600MHz real-time bandwidth. This together with the pre-trigger buffer are specifically important in mission critical applications with GNSS, Radar or Telemetry signals.

  • ZTE And China Telecom Verify Energy-Saving Technologies Of 5G Base Stations

    ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that it has verified energy-saving technologies of 5G base stations along with the Jiangsu Branch of China Telecom in the existing network of Suzhou, China.

  • Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded A $1.5 Million Contract For New Ka-Band Gateway TWTAs

    Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced today that during its fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., which is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, received a contract valued at more than $1.5 million for 500W Ka-Band traveling wave tube amplifiers (“TWTAs”) for a Tracking, Telemetry, and Command (“TT&C”) application. These amplifiers will ship later this calendar year and will be deployed globally by a major satellite service provider for a new Ka-Band network.

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