Newsletter | January 7, 2021

01.07.21 -- Guide To Antenna Selection | Antenna Aperture Tuning

From The Editor
Spotlight On Antenna Solutions
A Simple Guide To Antenna Selection

Selecting an antenna for testing can sometimes be straightforward but often requires some specific consideration. This application note offers several simple guidelines for choosing the best antenna for your application.

Tips From The Lab: Vertical-Mount MLCCs To Save Board Space And Achieve High Capacitance Values

StackiCap surface-mount MLCCs are designed to provide high capacitance values in compact packages and offer the greatest volumetric efficiency and capacitance per unit mass of any high-voltage X7R ceramic capacitors available.

Antenna Aperture Tuning

Antenna efficiency plays a critical role in overall smartphone RF performance. Aperture tuning is one technique available to mobile designers to optimize the antenna, but implementing it requires in-depth knowledge.

Antenna Basics

This white paper describes the basic functionality of antennas. Starting with Hertz's antenna model followed by a short introduction to the fundamentals of wave propagation, the important general characteristics of an antenna and its associated parameters are explained.

LoRa Connectivity Made Smarter With Low-Power Front-End Modules

Designers of LoRa-based end devices face several challenges in getting a product to market, where hardware, software, and cloud connectivity must all seamlessly integrate and operate. This white paper discusses how to make LoRa connectivity smarter with low-power front-end modules.

Digitization At The Antenna With DTA-9500

Digitization at the antenna has been the ultimate objective for implementing a true software radio transceiver. However, the obstacles of achieving high dynamic range and handling a large instantaneous bandwidth have prevented users from having a deployable solution. 

Learn Which Waveguide Horns Are Right For Your Millimeter Waves

Waveguide horn antennas represent technology that is old but still invaluable, especially for sending and receiving signals well into the millimeter-wave frequency range.

Phased Array Antenna Patterns — Part 3: Sidelobes And Tapering

The third article in a three-part series on phased array antenna patterns discusses antenna sidelobes and the effect of tapering across an array. It provides a method to reduce antenna sidelobes at some expense to the antenna gain and main lobe beamwidth.

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Webinar: New 5G Antenna Array Design Features In XFdtd

The latest release of XFdtd introduces new features for 5G antenna array design. This webinar demonstrates performance metrics for 5G beam steering applications via the new CDF of EIRP plot as well as XF’s enhanced matching network design integration with Optenni Lab matching circuit optimization software.

Introducing Pentek’s Family Of Quartz Products

Based on the Xilinx Zynq Ultascale+ RFSoC, the Quartz family brings performance and high-density integration to a wide range of different application spaces with a uniquely flexible design path. Quartz is available in standard form factors like 3U VPX, or with the QuartzXM Carrier Design Kit it can be deployed on application specific custom carriers. 

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High Power, Log Periodic, High-Gain Horn, And Bent Element Antennas

AR offers a complete variety of rugged, high-power antennas for virtually any testing procedures. Since all are frequency and power matched to AR amplifiers, it is easy to select exactly the right unit.

Featured Products And Services
Blocking RF Switch Matrix

A blocking RF switch matrix can achieve high levels of isolation and lower levels of insertion loss because of their internal switches (which exhibit high isolation and low loss characteristics). They’re the simplest type of available RF switch matrix configurations.

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Three Axis Antenna Positioner: 7.3AE3BP-7.3m

Communications & Power Industries offers highly engineered antenna systems solutions used for critical satellite communications, telemetry, tracking and control, earth observation, radar, electronic warfare, search and rescue, and other specialty applications.

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FlightHawk Aviation RF Cable And Antenna Analyzer Kit: FH-AV-KIT

Bird offers the FH-AV-KIT, a FlightHawk RF Aviation Test Kit designed for avionics testing and measurement applications. This kit includes a proven antenna and cable testing functionality of the FlightHawk handheld analyzer, all necessary adapters and cabling, and Bird’s aviation testing software that allows anyone on the maintenance team to test and verify all antenna systems in a fleet.

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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 - 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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1200 Watt CW, 10 kHz To 225 MHz Solid-State Broadband Amplifier

AR’s 1200A225A is a solid-sate amplifier covering the 10 kHz to 225 MHz frequency range. When used with a sweep generator, it provides a minimum of 1200 watts of RF power. Like most of AR’s amplifiers, this model is ideal for applications that call for instantaneous bandwidth and high gain.

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