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Reaching New Levels Of Linearity In Passive Mixers With GaN Technology
By Charles Trantanella, Custom MMIC

The high-linearity properties of GaN amplifiers also translate to mixers. This application note discusses the results of studies on new levels of linearity from GaN technology within different types of passive mixers.

An Introduction To Programmable Attenuator Systems

A programmable or step attenuator is externally controlled with maximum attenuation ranges from 0 dB to 127 dB, in steps as small as 0.1 dB. This app note discusses key components in a programmable attenuator system, as well as the best choices for general applications.

When Is Power Amplifier Linearity Important?

Choosing the appropriate amplifier for a system is vital for the system’s total performance. While there are many different characteristics of power amplifiers, this article focuses on an amplifier’s linearity and when it is important to consider in a selection process.

Understanding RF Inductor Specifications

Parameters that must be considered for RF inductor selection include mounting type, inductance value, current rating, DC resistance, self-resonant frequency, Q factor, and temperature rating. One must balance the desired smaller sizes of the inductor package, and the inductance value and current rating. 

Using Surrogate Models For Antenna Placement On Large Platforms

The Institute of High Performance Computing is continuously driven to develop cost-effective and innovative approaches to modeling, diagnosing, and solving electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) problems. 

Design And Matching Of A Printed Antenna Using NI AWR Software And AWR Connected For Optenni

Ensuring maximum power transfer between an antenna and transmitter/receiver circuitry requires impedance matching of HF components in the antenna design. This app note describes the design and matching of a 60 GHz printed antenna.

ETS-Lindgren Antenna Solutions And Capabilities

ETS-Lindgren delivers antennas designed with an array of methods to fit the needs of each application. ETS-Lindgren is capable of precise machining of aluminum, brass, steel, and dielectric materials such as Teflon, Kydex, polycarbonate, nylon, and fiberglass.

Utilizing Performance Optimized Quartz Crystals For IoT, Wearable, And Low Power Applications

The primary driving force in the growth of the IoT industry is related to the reduction in total consumed power, while improving overall performance and lowering power operation. This article explains how the use of performance optimized quartz crystals improves the transconductance of the inverter amplifier block.

  Military Radar Summit 2018

February 26 to 28, 2018 | Washington, D.C.

Don’t miss out on the 11th Annual Military Radar Summit. This conference will have an excellent lineup of speakers, workshops, and exhibitors that span the entire spectrum of the military radar community, so ensure that you register for your spot today.

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The Benefits Of 65V Technology
Gavin Smith with NXP Semiconductors discusses the benefits of 65V transistors for applications requiring higher power systems.
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Simulation Of Beamforming Using FD-MIMO For LTE-Advanced Pro In An Urban Small Cell
By Greg Skidmore, Remcom, Inc.

In this presentation, Wireless InSite MIMO is used to demonstrate an efficient method for predicting detailed channel characteristics for an FD-MIMO scenario in downtown Boston.

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