Newsletter | April 23, 2012

04.23.12 -- An Introduction To Passive Intermodulation

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From The Editor

Spectrum, Spectrum, Spectrum
By Paul Kruczkowski, editor
The National Telecommunication and Information Administration released its assessment on the viability of making the 1755- to 1850-MHz band available to wireless carriers. Read about the NTIA's concluded and what it will take to get this spectrum reallocated.

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Test Audio And Video Interfaces In The Manufacturing Process
The R&S VTS compact video tester is a cost-effective platform for testing video and audio interfaces on consumer electronics equipment during manufacturing. Visit the Rohde&Schwarz booth 2651 at CTIA for a preview of the third model in this series, the VTC.

CTIA WIRELESS Booth 2651

Test Audio And Video Interfaces In The Manufacturing Process

EB, Elektrobit Virtual Drive Test Application Brochure
The consumer demand for better, ‘smarter,' and faster devices has necessitated a significant change in the way testing is performed. Designed to complement the minimum requirements set by conformance test standards, EB's Virtual Drive Test Application is the only solution backed by an advanced understanding of radio channel characteristics.

CTIA WIRELESS Booth 4912

EB, Elektrobit Virtual Drive Test Application Brochure

Passive Intermodulation Analyzer Brochure
Anritsu's series of MW82xxA PIM Master is a series of passive intermodulation analyzers featuring their patented Distance-to-PIM technology.

CTIA WIRELESS Booth 3551

Passive Intermodulation Analyzer Brochure

Wireless Infrastructure Solutions Brochure
Skyworks Solutions offers a broad portfolio of RF/microwave products for wireless communications infrastructure systems, including cellular telephone base stations, WiMAX access points, land-mobile radio systems, point-to-point radio links, and more.

Wireless Infrastructure Solutions Brochure

DC To 2700 MHz Manually Variable Attenuator
JFW presents its latest manually variable attenuator that makes attenuation fading of LTE products quick and easy. The 50DR-125 has a frequency range of DC to 2700 MHz, which covers the LTE band.

CTIA WIRELESS Booth 4500

DC To 2700 MHz Manually Variable Attenuator

Dual-Band Wi-Fi Front End Module
This dual-band front end module is ideal for integration into cellular handset, gaming devices, tablets, mobile devices, consumer electronics, TV/monitors, and more high-performance Wi-Fi applications in the 2.5-GHz and 5-GHz ISM bands.

Dual-Band Wi-Fi Front End Module

Variable Step Attenuators
MECA offers six models of variable step attenuators with average power ratings of 2 watts (1000 watts peak) available in 0 to 10 dB in 1 dB steps, 10 to 70 dB in 10 dB steps, and 0 to 30 in 1 dB steps.

CTIA WIRELESS Booth 4315

Variable Step Attenuators

Wireless Infrastructure Connectivity Solutions
HUBER + SUHNER offers technical expertise in radio frequency, fiber optics, and low frequency solutions under a single roof, providing a broad range of products that can be relied on in the wireless infrastructure market.

CTIA WIRELESS Booth 5133

Wireless Infrastructure Connectivity Solutions

Featured Articles

An Introduction To Passive Intermodulation (PIM)
By Huber + Suhner
This article on passive intermodulation by Huber + Suhner defines passive intermodulation (PIM), discusses why PIM is a problem, what causes it, what to do to combat it, and what must be considered when using low PIM products.


CTIA WIRELESS Booth 5133


Software-Defined Radios Simplify MIMO Prototyping
By National Instruments
As wireless spectrum becomes scarce and the demand for bandwidth continues to grow, wireless researchers maintain their investigation of innovative ways to increase network capacity. Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) techniques are an active area of research addressing the needs to increase channel capacity and improve data transmission reliability.

Wireless Technology/CTIA WIRELESS News

President Bill Clinton To Deliver Day Three Keynote At International CTIA WIRELESS 2012
International CTIA WIRELESS 2012 Day One To Open With Keynotes From Pandora And Carriers
Electronic Arts, Mozilla, Spotify, And Visa Executives To Kick Off Day Two Keynote Remarks At International CTIA WIRELESS 2012
Rohde & Schwarz Adds WLAN Signaling Functions To Its R&S CMW500 And R&S CMW270 Multistandard Test Platforms
Agilent Technologies, ETS-Lindgren Host CTIA WIRELESS MIMO OTA Educational Panel Discussion
RFMD Powers Flagship LG Smartphones
Skyworks Enhances Portfolio Of Antenna Switch Modules And LTE Switch Solutions
CTIA-The Wireless Association Semi-Annual Survey Shows Significant Demand By Americans For Wireless Broadband
Nokia Siemens Networks Tops ABI Research LTE Base Station Vendor Matrix, Followed By Ericsson And Huawei
WiGig/802.11ad-Enabled PC Device Shipments To Approach 15 Million In 2015
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Radio propagation and network planning software for analyzing:
• Wireless communication links;
• Antenna orientation and coverage;
• Interference from multiple transmitters.

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Featured Downloads

Xinger-III Subminiature Selection Matrix
This download provides a selection matrix for balun transformers, 3-dB hybrid couplers, directional couplers, RF crossovers, and power dividers.

Datasheet: 80- To 1000-MHz, 1000-W Solid State Amplifier
This download contains specifications, frequency charts, and more on the 80RF1000-1000 1000-W solid state amplifier, as well as general information on MILMEGA's 80- to 1000-MHz amplifier product line.

Product Capabilities Overview: Wireless Communications
Aeroflex offers a wide range of system, protocol, physical layer, and parametric test solutions for the wireless communications industry. Its products address infrastructure and mobile handset testing and support all stages of mobile phone and radio access network equipment development and deployment.
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Industry Event

 
May 8 to 10, 2012
New Orleans, LA

CTIA is All Things Mobile. Featuring more than 40,000 attendees and over 1,000 exhibitors, International CTIA WIRELESS is positioned to meet the needs of the global wireless marketplace.

Bulletin Board

 
Join Moray Rumney, lead technologist at Agilent Technologies, as he discusses "Antenna Pattern Measurement: The Engineer’s Window into MIMO OTA Performance" in a panel jointly sponsored by ETS-Lindgren, Elektrobit, and Spirent. This panel is hosted by MWJ and will be broadcast live over the internet. Register for the live event at CTIA.

CTIA WIRELESS Booth 3935

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