From The Editor
The Week in 5G: 7/30/2019 — Sprint / T-Mobile Merger Green-Lit By Regulators, France Looks To Avoid Spectrum Auction Inflation
 
By Ed Biller

Deal puts Sprint and T-Mobile in the driver's seat among global carriers; plus, Huawei's first 5G phone nears its launch date, reality hits cord-cutting users seeking wireless-only service, and global operators demand increased access to mmWave spectrum, all in this edition of The Week in 5G. 

Featured Article
The Increasing Impact Of Speed And Miniaturization On Rugged Connector Selection
 
By David Cianciolo, Fischer Connectors

Design engineers are challenged to pump increasing amounts of data through smaller and smaller spaces. This paper provides a step-by-step process for rugged connector selection that takes the new realities engineers face today into consideration, such as speed and miniaturization.

Spotlight On Cables & Connectors
Application Note: Application Guide To RF Coaxial Connectors And Cables
Application Note | AR

RF coaxial connectors provide vital RF links in communications, broadcast, EMC testing, commercial and military, as well as test and measurement fields. This article provides guidance and insight in choosing connectors best suited to accommodate your specific application.

Connectivity For Next-Generation Mobility
White Paper | TE Connectivity

This white paper describes TE Connectivity’s vision for the next generation of mobility and its impact on vehicle architectures. It also shares how TE’s technology and portfolio address critical connectivity challenges the industry is experiencing.

Resources
Molex Connectors For Advanced Interconnects
Brochure | Molex

With state-of-the-art product design centers, Molex has made a serious commitment to research and development. All products are designed to meet the demands of next generation applications and are based on a deep understanding of industry trends.

ODU Advanced Connector Solutions For Military Applications Brochure
Brochure | ODU-USA, Inc.

The ODU Series of connector solutions is purposed for rugged military applications. These connectors are ideally suited for soldier communication systems, unmanned systems (UAV/UVG/UAS), and other military vehicles.

Cross-Coupling Between A 3G Transmitter And A Cable Bundle
White Paper | Altair Engineering Inc

This paper explains how to compute cross-coupling effects between a cable bundle and 3G antenna mounted on a vehicle using the cable modeling interface in FEKO. It also demonstrates FEKO GUI elements useful for investigating the cross-coupling between transmitters and cable bundles.

Harsh Environment Connectors: M Series Catalog
Catalog | LEMO

LEMO’s M Series connectors are lightweight triple-start ratchet coupling type connectors ideally designed for avionics, aerospace, military, security, motorsport, and other applications in harsh environments. 

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Featured Multimedia
Introducing Fischer Connectors Applications
 

This video introduces the applications that use Fischer Connectors’ reliable connector solutions.

End To End RF Over Fiber Connectivity Solution Demonstration
 

Mike Bitting of HUBER+SUHNER demonstrates their end to end RF over Fiber connectivity solution. This solution stands out in its combination of optics with RF components, making a customized solution for a variety of applications including satellite ground station applications, RF test lab applications, or any application where long, obtrusive cables would be better suited to optical transitions.

Bulletin Board
Considerations For Sourcing Phase Match Cable Assemblies
 

Maddiel Gonzalez of MegaPhase talks about the parameters in sourcing phase match cable assemblies, especially phase-stable cables. To further help in assessing the phase match performance, MegaPhase offers this calculator tool to assess the phase match tolerance in a comfortable manufacturing scenario.

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