Newsletter | November 19, 2019

11.19.19 -- Guide To UAVs

Featured Article
Definitive Guide To UAVs
By dB Control

In the defense sector, unmanned systems have continued to transform military reconnaissance and surveillance missions. In fact, unmanned platforms and capabilities have become so broad that they’ve branched into more than a dozen categories and acronyms. This article provides an overview of the different acronyms associated with unmanned systems.

Designing For Today’s Connected Applications
White Paper | By James Connors and David Erickson, TE Connectivity

A designer’s project quickly becomes more complicated with the rapid evolution of connected technology. This article identifies key areas to consider when designing for efficiency, reliability, and connectivity in today’s connected applications.

Ultra-Thin Base Materials Take PCB Miniaturization To The Next Level
Article | By Daniel Schulze, Micro Systems Technologies

New approaches are needed to meet demand for smaller, thinner electronic devices. Rigid and flexible ultra-thin base materials for PCBs can fill this need, but it’s important to collaborate with a manufacturer that has advanced engineering services to ensure a compact, cost-effective, reliable design.

Multi-Stage GaN Power Amplifier Reference Design
White Paper | Wolfspeed, A Cree Company

This app note demonstrates Wolfspeed’s GaN HEMT technology capabilities with respect to harmonic content, PAE, and SWaP. It also describes the typical performance that has been achieved and that which can be expected when evaluating the demonstrator.

Communications Amplifiers: Can They Really Take You Farther And Help You Be Heard Better?
White Paper | AR Modular RF

As a designer and manufacturer of RF amplifiers, we have always been confident in telling our customers that the more power output you have, the “better” your communications link. Just what is “better” needs defining, of course.

ATS1000: Passive Antenna Measurement And Nearfield - Farfield Transformation
Application Note | Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

This application note describes how to measure the antenna pattern of a millimeter-wave device in the R&S ATS1000 shielded chamber. The paper also covers the required calibration of the measurement setup and a possible near field to far field transformation when measuring larger devices.

Biconical Antenna Selection
Application Note | A.H. Systems

For many years most regulatory standards called for the use of a half-wave dipole antenna set for frequencies above 20 MHz. However, to reduce test time, broadband antennas such as the biconical antennas began to be accepted. 

Understanding Plug-n-Play Instrument Drivers
Application Note | AR

Do you want to simplify integration of system controller and field probe products? AR has created instrument drivers that are written to include common commands respective to each type of equipment. 

Flexibility Of Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors
Application Note | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

Mechanical cracking resistance can be increased by two methods: by reducing the mechanical stress being exerted on the capacitors by PCB design/assembly processes, and by increasing the mechanical strength of the component. 

Product Catalog: Thick Film Division
Catalog | Mini-Systems, Inc.

Thick film resistors from Mini-Systems are offered to fit a variety of hi-rel hybrid microelectronic applications and assure optimum performance. All styles meet and exceed the qualification requirements of MIL-PRF-55342, qualified to "S" Life Failure Rate and "T" Space Level.

Featured Multimedia
Fischer Connectors Products

This video introduces Fischer Connectors Core, Ultimate, Fiberoptic, and Minimax product solutions.

Webinar: New 5G Antenna Array Design Features In XFdtd

The latest release of XFdtd introduces new features for 5G antenna array design, including workflow enhancements for modeling complex devices at millimeter-wave frequencies. 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.

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E-Book: Basics Of Electromagnetic Simulation With Altair Feko

In this e-book, Altair addresses a variety of challenges when working with antennas and their placement on RF components, the calculation of scattering, and the examination of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Each concept is explained with examples, step-by-step tutorials, and video instruction.

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