Newsletter | March 12, 2020

03.12.20 -- Space-Qualified Components | Week In 5G

 
From The Editor
The Week In 5G: 3/10/2020 — AT&T Expands mmWave Network Access; Nokia Takes $561M Loan To Boost 5G Tech Development
 
By Ed Biller

Plus, Verizon Business partners with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, OnePlus plans to build a 5G lab in India, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G. 

Featured Article
Resource Scaling For Antenna Placement Modeling On A SAAB JAS-39 Gripen Aircraft
 
By Altair Engineering Inc

This white paper demonstrates how resource requirements scale for the computational electromagnetic modeling of a modern fighter aircraft when the frequency increases. It also demonstrates how different simulation methods may be applied and how they scale relative to each other.

Spotlight On Space-Qualified Components
MMICs vs. Discrete Circuits, What Are The Trade-Offs?
Article | By Ryan Foster, NuWaves Engineering

One major decision a PA module designer must make during development is the choice of architecture utilized in the amplification circuit. The two most widely used options are an MMIC or a design built around discrete components. 

Multichannel Radar Signal Emulator (MRSE) System For Testing Radar In Space Applications
Case Study | D-TA Systems Inc.

D-TA Systems’ four-channel standard MRSE-2000 system is designed to provide a phase coherent multichannel radar signal emulator platform that could simulate the backscatter returns from a distant flying target to a multiple channel radar system. 

In Situ Calibration Utilizing The R&S ZN-Z3x Inline Calibration Units
Application Note | Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

This app note covers a new calibration subsystem consisting of ICUs designed for in situ use. This method adds versatility, convenience, and accuracy to the VNA-based measurement system, as it allows calibration to be refreshed at any time without manually disconnecting the DUT from the test system.

Design And Physical Realization Of Phased-Array Antennas For MIMO And Beam-Steering Applications
White Paper | National Instruments (NI)

This white paper explores basic phased-array theory and the design considerations behind next-generation antenna systems and examines the new capabilities recently added to electronic design automation (EDA) software such as the NI AWR Design Environment platform.

Resources
Using 150 V-Bias RF GaN For 1 kW UHF Radar Amplifiers
White Paper | By Gabriele Formicone, Jeff Burger, and James Custer, Integra Technologies, Inc.

This white paper presents and discusses the advantages of using high-power RF amplifiers that employ a high-voltage GaN technology operating above the industry standard of 50 V.

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

This thin film catalog has been revised to be easier to navigate through by product groups. Now you can search by product groups such as chip resistors, microwave and RF resistors, chip attenuators, chip capacitors, networks and arrays, packaged resistors, jumpers/kits, and substrates.

Defense And Security Solutions
Brochure | Fischer Connectors

In order to build rugged, small-size, lightweight devices, Fischer Connectors offers long-lasting, easy-to-clean connectors and cable assembly solutions that are extremely resistant to all harsh environments. 

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Featured Multimedia
Solutions To Simplify 5G Phased Array Design In Xfdtd
 

The new release of XFdtd introduces features to effectively design antenna arrays for 5G and mmWave wireless applications. Attend this webinar to learn about XF’s new superposition and array optimization techniques to combine steady state results from a single FDTD simulation for beamforming and beam steering applications.

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Aerospace And Defense Brochure
 

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