The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has finalized the 5G Phase-1 Standard, Verizon and AT&T duke it out for 5G rollout dominance, and cell site radiation health concerns resurface, today in 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.
Long term evolution (LTE) protocols for mobile data connections operate at various different frequency bands around the globe. This white paper demonstrates how the finite arrays method (also known as Domain Green‘s Function or DGFM) may be used to model an LTE base station with three antennas operating at 1.8 GHz.
In the earliest stages of 5G, fixed wireless access (FWA) systems will be used to deliver gigabit internet speeds to homes, apartments, and businesses in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional cable/fiber installations. Like other technological advancements, FWA has its own design challenges and considerations. This article presents five considerations to keep in mind when designing FWA systems.
There are numerous options available for RF filters used in communications systems, test and measurement setups, and RF module designs. This article presents a number of key parameters to help you choose the best RF filter for each specific application.
The Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a new radio interface that is a part of Release 13, 3GPP. It is adapted to work in difficult radio conditions, especially in machine type traffic applications. Although NB-IoT is an independent radio interference, it is closely related to LTE networks. This white paper will introduce NB-IoT technology with an emphasis on the tight connection to LTE.
Connected and Autonomous Driving (AD) vehicles bring new requirements for network architectures and the Cloud in order to support the new workloads and satisfy real-time service requirements. This white paper demonstrates how Edge Computing provides computing, storage, and networking capabilities in a network, and how this technology supports multiple services for connected AD vehicles.
KRYTAR’s new directional coupler is a superior performance narrow band product covering the 7.0 to 12.4 frequency range. Adding to the selection of multi-purpose, stripline designs that exhibit excellent coupling, Model 120706 enhances the product line with performance ratings including Nominal Coupling (with respect to output) of 6 dB, ±0.5 dB, and Frequency Sensitivity of ±0.30 dB.
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.
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).
In our last video at IMS 2018, Steve Reyes from Anritsu Company demonstrates the ability to perform differential noise figure measurements with the VectorStar VNA. Check out the full video for the complete measurement process, as well as the benefits this approach has to offer.
Michael Zeihl, Vice President and General Manager of MACOM, took time out of his afternoon at IMS 2018 to talk to us about choosing the optimal semiconductor vendor for 5G applications. To help avoid costly mistakes and time delays, a vendor should have a wide range of available technologies, deep application knowledge and understanding, and the capability to collaborate at all stages of a product’s production process. Check out the video for more information.
Jeff Broxson of Guerrilla RF discusses the issue the growing issue of product obsolescence in the RF industry. Check out the video for more information on possible solutions.
Have you wondered how you can stand above the rest to be hired at an engineering firm? What qualifications are often overlooked in the interview process? This morning at IMS 2018, Wendy Shu, Vice President at SAGE Millimeter, talked to us in detail about what firms are looking for when hiring new engineers. Check out the video for the top three overlooked qualifications that firms are looking for in candidates.
GaN provides opportunities for solutions with wider bandwidth while reducing the need to replace TWT amplifiers with solid-state amplifiers. This afternoon at IMS 2018, Apet Barsegyan from Integra discusses solutions for the challenges in upgrading current TWTs in high-power radar and pulsed applications to the newest solid-state GaN HEMT 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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Ericsson is pinning its hopes for long-term growth on the wide adoption of 5G across multiple industries, Vodafone will test 5G at more than 40 sites in seven UK cities, VR will be showcased during Singapore's first 5G live trial by the end of the month, and South Kora's three most prominent telcos each secured 800MHz of the 2.8GHz spectrum, all this week in 5G.
NI, the provider of a software-defined platform that helps accelerate the development and performance of automated test and automated measurement systems, recently announced that it is coordinating with Skyworks Solutions, Inc. to test products from their breakthrough Sky5 unifying platform enabling revolutionary 5G applications.
Skyworks is pleased to introduce the SKY85309-11, the industry’s highest power, fully integrated front-end module (FEM) for 802.11ac Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Saelig Co. Inc. has announced Tabor’s Lucid LS RF Analog Signal Generators, offering advanced features and industry-leading performance in a compact form factor. The three models, LS3081M (3GHz), LS6081M (6GHz) and LS1291M (12GHz), provide single-channel high-purity sine waves in a small footprint module.
Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKTS) (“Akoustis” or the “Company”), a manufacturer of patented single-crystal bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band RF filters for mobile and other wireless applications, today introduced the AKF-1652, a new 5.2 GHz BAW RF filter aimed at the billion dollar BAW filter market for future 4G LTE and 5G mobile devices.
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