Newsletter | July 28, 2022

07.28.22 -- How To Conduct mmWave Signal Generation & Analysis

Spotlight On mmWave Technologies
Planar Filter Technology For mmWave Applications

Planar filters are manufactured by creating flat 2D resonators with patterns of strip elements on a dielectric substrate. Depending on the filter topology, planar filters can offer a high quality factor (Q) and a reasonable approach to achieving performance in a small footprint. 

mmWave Designs, Customized Products For Satcom, Radar, EW, And ECM

Systems operating in the Ka-band, Q-band, and other high-frequency bands present more significant SWaP-C challenges than systems operating at lower frequencies, demanding more expertise from component designers.

RF Technology For The 5G mmWave Radio

As the arrival of 5G gets ever closer, it continues to generate challenges for designers. When determining the best technology solution for mmWave radio applications, it is beneficial to consider all aspects of the signal chain, as well as the various advantages of different IC processes.

Wideband mmWave Signal Generation And Analysis

Multiple instruments are required to generate wideband digital modulated signals found in the V-band and above. This app note describes how to use R&S products for V-band signal generation and analysis up to 500 MHz modulation bandwidth, as well as how to expand modulation bandwidth up to 2 GHz. 

Industry Insights
Understanding Impedance Matching In Transmission Lines

Whether you’re working with coaxial cables or PCB traces, long interconnects need impedance matching to ensure power transfer and prevent reflection. Most impedance matching guidelines do not explicitly mention the input impedance of an interconnect, which will determine the S-parameters (specifically return loss).

Considerations When Choosing An RF Power Amplifier

This white paper discusses the important operating parameters to consider when choosing an amplifier, from operating efficiency and output power level to linearity and mismatch tolerance.

Secure Wireless Transmissions With Truly Random Noise Source Data Encryption

Encryption maintains the privacy and security of confidential information as it embarks on potentially high-risk travel to reach its intended parties. While there are various ways to protect sensitive data, noise sources provide a truly random, simply generated means to disguise transmissions.

How To Solve Common Automotive Isolation Problems

EVs and HEVs harness the power of high-voltage electrical systems to efficiently drive the main electric motor(s), rapidly charge the battery, and quickly heat the cabin on cold days. Adopting digital isolation brings new challenges, many of which can be solved with some clever insights and simple design improvements.

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Featured Multimedia
Auto-Radar Drive Scenario Simulation: Increasing Realism With Multipath, Diffuse Scattering, And Micro-Doppler

Learn how Remcom’s WaveFarer Radar Simulation Software uses ray-tracing to simulate virtual drive scenarios and predict radar returns as a system moves through an environment with vehicles, roadway structures, pedestrians, and other objects.

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Video: Crest Factor And Statistical Measurements

Crest factor measurements as well as the complementary cumulative distribution function (CCDF) are effective tools that yield important information for accurate signal characterization. Using Boonton peak power sensors and power meters, characterization of noise-like signals can be accurately performed through crest factor measurements and statistical analysis (e.g., CCDF).

Featured Products And Resources
Solid-State Programmable Attenuator: 50P-2072

JFW’s 50P-2072 is a programmable attenuator designed with TTL control, making it ideal for R&D labs or other flexible test environments. It covers the 100 MHz – 40 GHz frequency range, and it has a 31 dB attenuation total (in 1dB steps).

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AR Solid-State Field Generating Systems

AR's state-of-the-art solid-state field generating systems are designed to offer better performance, increased reliability, and the industry's best support for a variety of applications, including EMC radiated susceptibility for MIL-STD-461 testing, radar systems, and communications.

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mmWave Components From KRYTAR

KRYTAR, Inc., founded in 1975, specializes in the design and manufacturing of high-performance, broadband microwave components and test equipment for both commercial and military applications.

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18 – 40 GHz Millimeter-Wave Coupler: 765-10-29.000

MECA introduces the 765-10-29.000 5G millimeter-wave directional coupler for applications operating in the 18 to 40 GHz frequency range.  Available with a coupling value of 10 dB, this coupler has an insertion loss of 1.3 dB and directivity of over 12 dB. It can handle an average power of up to 20 watts and has a VSWR of 1.80:1. The 765-10-29.000 is available in a module with 2.92 mm female connectors.

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