A future vision of high speed wireless Internet that promises to break down two major 5G challenges has taken a leap forward following milestone tests of a cutting-edge European millimeter wave wireless technology.
The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their “next-generation” technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field will tell you a prime reason for their delayed “arrival” is the problem of seamlessly integrating connection technology — namely, antennas — with shape-shifting and flexible “things.”
A new study shows that terahertz data links, which may play a role in ultra-high-speed wireless data networks of the future, aren’t as immune to eavesdropping as many researchers have assumed. The research, published in the journal Nature, shows that it is possible for a clever eavesdropper to intercept a signal from a terahertz transmitter without the intrusion being detected at the receiver.
The Moon may be the key to unlocking how the first stars and galaxies shaped the early Universe.
Integra Technologies makes their GaN-on-SiC HEMT evaluation kits available for loan to their customers. This application note discusses how to properly handle and adjust these kits for optimal use in each application.
Understanding the impact and nuances of I-V curves is a fundamental part of learning how to design GaN power amplifiers. This is the third part in an ongoing series looking at the importance of GaN HEMT nonlinear models for rapid power amplifier (PA) design success.
Role Call is a series on RF Globalnet that will explore each of these topics with a “peek behind the curtain” at different jobs and career paths in the RF and microwave industry. Our most recent subject is Trushal Vijaykumar Chokshi, the Principal Systems Design Engineer at SiTime. Trushal specializes in the development of high-throughput systems for micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) resonators and oscillators, relying on a background in physics and electrical engineering with a focus on MEMS and analog circuits.
The behavior of transmission lines in RF systems becomes important when the transmitted frequency’s wavelength is short enough that the length of cable becomes a significant part of a wavelength. Microstrip consists of a conducting strip separated from a ground plane by a dielectric substrate.
This white paper examines the effect of using normal Class A/B bias for kW-level GaN and LDMOS transistors used in radar and avionic systems.
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.
Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation, a leader in RF/microwave signal generation and analysis for over 50 years, offers an array of signal generators, phase noise testers, and real-time spectrum analyzers as test and measurement solutions for radar applications.
FEKO, Altair’s comprehensive electromagnetic simulation software suite, can be used in electronic virtual prototyping and simulation driven designs, including antenna design for many products such as mobile phones, tablets, cameras, laptops, and TVs. The software can eliminate weak antenna designs and reduce the number of prototypes with its proof of concept and comparative studies. Pre-compliance of over-the-air (OTA) radiation performance and specific absorption rate (SAR) can be estimated for the standalone device, or for different usage environments.
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Skyworks offer two new front-end modules (FEMs) for GNSS/GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/Compass/QZSS radio receiver applications in the 1559 to 1606 MHz frequency range. The SKY65933-11 and the SKY65943-11 feature an integrated low noise amplifier (LNA), and a pre-filter and post-filter. Both devices use surface-mount technology (SMT) in the form of a 2.5 x 2.5 mm Multi-Chip Module (MCM) package, which allows for a highly manufacturable and low-cost solution.
Skyworks’ newest family of compact, high performance RF front-end modules (FEMs) is specifically designed for LPWAN – supporting LoRa®, SigFox and other unlicensed band technologies – as well as high-power Industrial, Scientific, Medical (ISM) applications operating in the 860-930 MHz frequency range. These new solutions deliver improved sensitivity and more than quadruple the operating range versus a standalone system-on-chip (SoC).
AR’s new COO, John Kim, gives a quick summary of the AR service oriented culture and divisions worldwide at the 2018 IEEE EMC Symposium. #AR50YearsStrong
Measure frequency vs. time using the new Transient Mode measurement option on the Berkeley Nucleonics Phase Noise Tester. This measurement mode enables both wide band and narrow band measurements with high measurement rates and long measurement spans (track drift over time). Use the wide band measurement to analyze large frequency changes. Measure and characterize a 100 uS transient period between a 1 GHz and 2 GHz signal from an RF Signal Generator. Measure and characterize a 10 kHz frequency modulation.
This video provides a short tutorial on measuring ultra-low phase noise on a 100MHz OCXO using tunable external references. Measure over a wide range, 1Hz to 50MHz offset, using just 2 cross correlations. You can also measure -182 dBc at 1MHz, -177dBC at 10kHz, and -162 dBc at 1kHz.
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Pharad has introduced a new Unmanned Air Systems (UAS)/Drone antenna based on its proprietary Peel & Stick Appliqué antenna technology.
PCTEL, Inc., a leader in Performance Critical TELecom solutions, announced precision scanning receivers for testing 5G networks.
Dubai GITEX Technology Week Show – LightPointe, a San Diego-based manufacturer of outdoor 60 GHz and 70/80 GHz Point to Point radios since 1998, announced that it is shipping the world’s highest capacity full-duplex 60 GHz backhaul radio—up to 10 times higher data throughput than any competing radio.
Altair has acquired SIMSOLID, a company founded by asking a simple question: “Why does the geometry used in the Design and Structural Simulation worlds have to be so different?” SIMSOLID works on full-fidelity CAD assemblies to provide fast, accurate, and robust structural simulation without requiring geometry simplification, cleanup, or meshing. Its underlying technology is based largely on the work of Dr. Victor Apanovitch, a former professor at Belarus Polytechnic University and the cofounder of SIMSOLID Corporation.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that the company has extended its collaboration with SGS, a world-leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, on 5G conformance testing.
The European Space Agency joins the EU's 5G development effort, U.S. lawmakers try to meddle in Huawei's Canada dealings, Verizon hits a wall (many walls) during its 5G rollout, and more, all in this edition of The Week In 5G.
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