Plus, LeoSat plans a laser-based optical mesh satellite network, Telstra claims another of Australia's 5G firsts, and Germany forges ahead with an unpopular spectrum license auction, all in this edition of the Week In 5G.
Researchers from ITMO University developed a method to enhance the activity of enzymes by using radio frequency radiation. The method requires making a special complex consisting of enzymes and magnetic nanoparticles.
Telecommunications is becoming ever more important for vehicles. At TU Wien, a new antenna concept has now been developed for cars.
imec, Ghent University, and SEED Co., Ltd. have developed a contact lens with autonomous electronics, opening the door to unique applications such as lenses with sensors and/or drug-delivery systems for the treatment of eye disorders.
This paper presents results from modeling RF propagation in a mine using Wireless InSite®. The Edgar Mine in Idaho Springs, CO provided the realistic scenario for the model. The path loss exponent was evaluated for a 5m section of the modeled mine by considering three different materials and three different standard deviation of surface roughness values for dry granite. When comparing this simulated data with data retrieved from the Edgar Mine it was determined that the Uniform Theory of Diffraction (UTD) ray tracing code, of Wireless InSite, can portray a communications system within a mine environment.
This paper presents results from sea to land propagation using Wireless InSite®. The effort explores the effects of various elements in the scene and how they impact the results. The various elements in the scene include the ships out at sea, the ships docked, the docks themselves, the buildings around the dock area, and the material properties of each.
The basic amplifier design and mode of operation have remained relatively unchanged until recently. This white paper discusses recent advancements in amplifier design that provide flexibility and efficiency, creating a new class of “smart amplifiers.” These new amplifiers allow for user-defined, dynamic, and simultaneous variation of the core amplifier parameters during operation, and enable the optimization of performance for an extremely wide range of applications.
The automotive industry is continuously being equipped with more radar sensors that support drivers in critical situations. Radar makes it possible to quickly and precisely measure the radial velocity, range, azimuth angle and elevation angle of multiple objects, so it is often used in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Commercial and government programs are aiming to employ “swarms” of UAV’s in domestic and overseas operations. This includes counter-UAS systems, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, near-space and hurricane hunting drones. Swarms of UAVs can be controlled through autonomous UAV synchronization and formation flight, requiring minimal sensor operators.
EMI Filters are used to prevent electromagnetic interference in avionics and aircraft systems, as well as military shipboard/vehicle electronics, and in military communication systems. Electromagnetic interference can cause a complete loss of data in communications systems, or a simple decline in data quality.
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.
MegaPhase has designed standard and unique high performance connectors and adapters. We offer a wide variety of standard connectors some of which include SMA, TNC, BNC, 2.4mm, 2.92mm, 3.5mm, 1.85mm, Type N and many more. In addition to the standard designs MegaPhase offers unique designs including our ZMA and ZN connectors for a quick disconnect bayonet style coupling these connectors offer RF keying if desired. We have designed standard straight and right angle adapters with in-series and between-series connectors. Applications include defense and commercial uses, and they are ideal for Probe Station Testing through 50 GHz. Our adapters feature linear phase slope, low SWR, and high reliability. When standard off the shelf RF connectors don’t meet your needs, our Engineering staff works with you to design interconnect products to meet your requirements, or re-engineer obsolete connectors. MegaPhase will provide excellent interconnect products that will allow you to focus on other aspects of your system design. The quality of these products is derived from our engineering staff’s years of experience in the design of custom connectors serving Defense, Commercial, and Aerospace Customers.
Today’s shift towards faster 4G networks has transformed our world with entirely new mobile apps with higher connectivity. In the growing Internet of Things, these faster networks are extremely important for the seamless transfer of high amounts of data. 5G networks are the future technology that will connect the world we live in.
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.
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Remcom announces 5G antenna array design features in the latest release of XFdtd® 3D EM Simulation Software, including workflow enhancements for modeling complex devices at millimeter wave frequencies.
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a broad bandwidth, low-noise amplifier from Microsemi. With seven amplification stages, the MMA036AA Traveling Wave Amplifier offers 11 dBm P1dB (14.5 dBm pSat) for applications to 50 GHz.
Also, Australia and China assign spectrum licenses, Qualcomm claims a patent infringement victory, Vodafone devises a novel solution to small cell placement wariness, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G.
u‑blox, a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies, has announced the results of its collaboration with Korean broadcast media company MBC. With assistance from u‑blox, MBC has launched an ultra‑compact L1/L2 real time kinematic (RTK) multi‑band device, the MBC MRP‑2000, featuring a u‑blox ZED‑F9P high precision GNSS module.
The main trend in the development of hardware components for digital and analog electronic equipment is to reduce the size of the active regions of diode and transistor structures.
Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN), a leader in transforming the way radio frequency, or RF, front-ends are being designed and delivered for mobile handset and wireless devices, introduced its Filter IP Standard Library with a quadplexer solution and already has signed its first licensing agreement with an existing power amplifier fabless customer.
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