Newsletter | June 2, 2020

06.02.20 -- Expanding Connectivity With Wi-Fi 6, Tethering, Mesh Networks

Expanding Connectivity With Wi-Fi 6, Tethering, Mesh Networks
Next Generation Wi-Fi: 6 GHz Is On The Horizon

An understanding of Wi-Fi 6 certification, as well as regulation of the 6 GHz band, is critical for companies seeking to capitalize on next-gen Wi-Fi.

What’s Best? Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Or 5G?

Every time a new cellular phone standard comes out, we see new claims about the “end of Wi-Fi.” The 5G message is that it will cover homes and buildings both inside and outside. This begs the question: What will be the impact of the next generation of Wi‑Fi, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)? 

The Wi-Fi 6 Revolution Wakeup Call For Your Test Strategy

The IEEE 802.11ax amendment (Wi-Fi 6) focuses on greater efficiency in wireless connectivity. While key attributes of this improved efficiency directly improve traditional Wi-Fi applications, these attributes will largely affect higher-density applications such as large offices, airports, and outdoor stadiums. 

Combining Bluetooth And Low Power Cellular For IoT: Practical Design Considerations And Innovative Use Cases

This white paper’s goal is to help engineers successfully prepare for and execute their first cellular IoT design projects without needing to have the same level of expertise as a deeply specialized RF engineer.

Conformal Multi-Band Patch Antenna: Simulating The Planar And Curved Antennas In FEKO

Recent trends in the communications industry demand evermore compact antennas that exhibit wide-band or multi-band behavior. In some cases, conformity to a specific shape is also required (e.g. to improve aerodynamics, to decrease visibility). 

RF Converters Enable Efficient Multiband Radios For Next-Generation Wireless Base Stations

To deal with the sparse nature of the RF wireless spectrum, sophisticated DSP is used to efficiently process the data bits to RF and back again. This application note describes an example of a direct RF transmitter for multiband application, considering DSP configurations and power vs. bandwidth trade-off.

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Video Demo: Comtest Unique Features In Semi-Anechoic And RF Shielded Rooms

Comtest Engineering provides a number of outstanding EMC shielding and test chambers supported by AR technologies that are demonstrated in this video.

Detailed Indoor Channel Modeling With Diffuse Scattering For 5G Millimeter-Wave Wireless Networks

This webinar demonstrates Wireless InSite’s diffuse scattering capability. An indoor office environment is used to show specific key effects of diffuse scattering, including its impact on complex impulse response and increased cross-polarization of received signals.

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SENCITY Occhio MIMO DAS (Distributed Antenna System)

HUBER+SUHNER offers the SENCITY Occhio MIMO DAS (Distributed Antenna System) designed for 5G coverage in a small form factor thanks to its multiband capability between 1.7 to 6 GHz with 2x2/4x4 MIMO configurations. Features include a smart connect-system with a self-locking adaptor and a quick-locking mechanism.

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Model AR-5010 Amplifier

AR Modular RF’s AR-5000 Series is the next generation of wideband, Class A/AB linear amplifier designed for use with modern digital modulations. AR-5000 Series amplifiers are tailored to meet specific user needs over the frequency range of 80 kHz to 1000 MHz and power range of up to 1000 Watts CW and 4000 Watts peak.

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XFdtd Superposition For Advanced Phased Array Design

XF leverages the EM principle of superposition to quickly analyze port phase combinations with a single simulation.

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400 MHz To 6 GHz Wilkinson Power Divider Models With N Female Covering

JFW offers a new family of wideband Wilkinson type power dividers/combiners that are ideal for wireless testing labs utilizing N female connectorized RF test setups. The family comprises three separate models.

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Advanced LCP Substrates For HF And Microwave Applications

Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) is a superior organic multilayer material for substrates in RF applications with stable electrical and mechanical characteristics across a range of frequencies up to 100 GHz. LCP properties remain nearly constant regardless of the presence of moisture, allowing its use for near-hermetic packages.

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