Intel and U.S. carrier Sprint are teaming up and will start selling 5G PCs next year, a former Qualcomm CEO co-founds a competitor, and providers are pushing hard against legislators to free up spectrum and loosen regulatory barriers, all in this week's The Week in 5G.
MIT researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body. Such devices could be used to deliver drugs, monitor conditions inside the body, or treat disease by stimulating the brain with electricity or light.
The group of scientists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania has invented the innovative method for indoor positioning of people and things using wireless network. It localises a human being or an object within an accuracy of 1 meter, it works in any device having a Wi-Fi function, and can be applied for numerous areas of human activity – from logistics to health care.
Vector network analyzers (VNAs) are used for the validations of design simulations in a wide range of RF and high frequency applications. In manufacturing applications, RF components ad devices are assembled and tested based on a certain set of specifications. VNAs are often used to quickly and accurately validate the performance of these RF components and devices. This white paper discusses the basics of VNAs, how they are unique compared to other RF test equipment, and best practices for their use in a variety of measurements.
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.
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 equipment and gear 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 – are discussed.
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.
CPI’s Beverly Microwave Division presents the VSC3645 GaN 4.2 kW pulsed solid state power amplifier module operating in the C-band (5.2 – 5.9 GHz). This high efficiency, high power, compact amplifier is highly efficient, easy to maintain, and is designed to easily create high power C-band radar transmitters.
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.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced two miniature 0402 varactor diodes for VCO, phase noise, frequency control and voltage tuned filter applications including WLAN, CATV low noise block, energy management, wireless infrastructure and military devices. These small form factor, low profile plastic surface mount technology packaged diodes offer a discrete solution and are ideal for applications requiring low resistance and low capacitance over a narrow 0 to 5 volt range. These general market, miniature diodes offer a reduced footprint and combine both low series resistance and high tuning ratio in an industry-standard package.
BNC’s 855 Series RF/Microwave Signal Generators offer significant advantages over multiple instruments synchronized to a common trigger, including ultra-low phase noise, fast switching, and an easy GUI for benchtop applications. Up to 8 outputs are available with phase-coherent 20 GHz signals. This video tutorial will step through the provided GUI and explain setup of multi-channel synchronized sweeps using imported lists or manual sweep point entries.
WaveFarer is a unique software tool created specifically for automotive radar sensor design and placement. It enables Tier 1 suppliers to virtually test and refine results earlier in the design process, improving installed sensor performance.
As drones become more and more affordable for civilian use, they must be tested properly to ensure optimal performance in a wide variety of applications. This white paper discusses the emergence of non-military drones, presents some of the challenges associated with their testing, and proposes a number of viable solutions.
This video discusses best practices for testing NB-IoT networks, including the testing of network performance and system performance. The video also presents key metrics when using an NB-IoT device for data collection connected to R&S®ROMES4 mobile network optimization software.
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.
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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Instructure, Inc. (NYSE: INST), a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company in education, learning and performance management, announced today it has selected the four edtech startups that will participate in its Canvas Partner Booster Program.
Microsemi Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP), today announced its newest network synchronization integrated circuit (IC) product family for Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and IEEE™ 1588 timing and line card applications.
Seeq Corporation, a leader in manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) advanced analytics software, recently announced it has secured $23M in Series B funding led by the Altira Group with participation by Chevron Technology Ventures, next47, the Siemens-backed global venture firm, Second Avenue Partners and other existing investors.
Rohde & Schwarz, a leading manufacturer of test & measurement solutions and communications and broadcasting equipment, announced a strategic collaboration with MediaTek to accelerate the development of mmWave OTA measurement technologies.
RFMW Ltd. announced a distribution agreement with Knowles Precision Devices effective, 1st July 2018. Under the agreement, RFMW is franchised for worldwide marketing and sales of Knowles Precision Devices brands: Dielectric Laboratories (DLI), Johanson Manufacturing (JMC), Novacap, Syfer Technology, Voltronics and Compex.
Off-air testing of ‘ground station’ equipment has come a long way since the dawn of communication via geostationary satellites nearly a half century ago.
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