Newsletter | June 27, 2019

06.27.19 -- Special Edition: Antennas | AP-S/URSI Preview

Special Edition: Antennas
Focus On Antennas
Make Smart Use Of Preamps In RF Testing
Article | A.H. Systems

Engineers performing RF enclosure, emissions, or field testing frequently will need to use a preamp with their receiver and associated antenna. Some best practices can improve results and avoid problems.

Simulating Compact Multi-Band Antennas For Wireless Applications
Application Note | WIPL-D

This article demonstrates the different options available when using the WIPL-D Pro 3D EM Solver for the simulation of complex printed wideband antennas. It also illustrates the simplicity of using WIPL-D Pro CAD to create models for this type of antenna. 

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5 Antenna Decisions When Designing IoT Devices
Article | Copper Mountain Technologies

Here are five considerations for what antennas to select in new designs for IoT devices.

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Tunable MEMS Capacitor For RF Applications
White Paper | By H. S. Shriram, et al., COMSOL, Inc.

Tunable MEMS capacitors are micrometer-scale electronic devices controlled through different actuation mechanisms. This paper proposes a design for an electro-thermally actuated tunable MEMS capacitor suitable for filters, oscillators, phase shifters, and impedance matching networks.

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Design And Simulation Of 28 GHz Beamforming System And Antenna Array For 5G Network Base Stations
Application Note | Remcom

The system consists of three parts: a Rotman lens beamformer with seven input ports and eight output ports, a series of stripline Wilkinson power dividers to split each Rotman output into eight equal signals, and an 8x8 patch antenna array. The design process consists of three separate stages. 

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Finding The “Missing Link”: Bringing Together Numerical Simulation And Antenna Measurement To Understand Deployed Antenna Performance
White Paper | MVG Microwave

This white paper presents the tools and techniques used to overcome limitations from unknown source model characterization and complexities of the environment for the most accurate source antenna measurements in the most complex test environments.

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  2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting - AP-S/URSI 2019

July 7 to 12, 2019 | Atlanta, GA

This event is the premier international forum for the exchange of ideas on state-of-the-art research in antennas and propagation and radio science. Through a range of technical and social activities, it provides the opportunity to interact with the world's leading experts in antennas and propagation and radio science from academia, industry, and government.

Must-See Products At AP-S/URSI
VDI Erickson PM5 Power Meter

The Erickson PM5 Power Meter from VDI is a calibrated calorimeter-style power meter for applications operating from 75 GHz to over 3 THz. With a sensor head featuring a WR10 input and VDI’s optional input waveguide tapers, the power meter can also be used at other frequencies. It is the standard meter for over 100 GHz of power measurement, with a range of power measurement from 1 µW up to 200 mW.

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Virginia Diodes, Inc. (VDI)
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GRASP Sofware

TICRA offers the new version of GRASP, the reflector system software tool dedicated to enabling fast and accurate analysis and design of the most advanced reflector antenna systems. Multiple antennas can be defined within the same project, and the general command structure enables the user to define which of those will be considered during a given analysis.

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Standard Gain Horn Assemblies: ANT-SGA Series

The ANT-SGA Standard Gain Horn Assemblies from NSI-MI are designed to deliver accurate and reliable antenna gain measurements in antenna test range applications. These horn antennas are available to cover the 0.35 to 170 GHz frequency range.

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High-Performance 3D EM Field Solver: EMPIRE XPU

EMPIRE XPU is a 3D electromagnetic field simulator based on the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method. With EMPIRE’s unique XPU technology (Accelerated Processor Usage), it exhibits the fastest simulation engine known today. This software uses a CPU based workflow, which outperforms GPU hardware acceleration in both speed and memory access. 

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Most Popular News
Cost-Effective Full-Duplex Systems Utilizing a Semi-Custom Approach
Article | NuWaves Engineering

The requirements of modern datalinks in the UAV and large airframe market present challenges for systems designers. Many modern communication systems often require full-duplex operation, and several systems may be operating on a single airframe.

The Most Common Power Meter Mistake
White Paper | AR Modular RF

Modern watt meters and power meters are simple to use and can provide digital measurement data to several decimal places in dBm or watts. But why is it so difficult to make good measurements? 

Reduce Cost And Complexity In 5G Millimeter-Wave Systems With Surface Mount Solderable Filter Components
White Paper | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

Components for millimeter-wave 5G communications systems should be chosen for their performance and cost. This white paper explores the use of DLI surface-mount solderable filter components in RF systems to reduce the cost and complexity in 5G millimeter-wave systems.

Testing Fischer Fiber Optic Connectors At Cryogenic Temperatures
White Paper | By Jean Baptiste Gay, Fischer Connectors

Fischer Connectors tested the performance of a Fischer Fiber Optic Series connector at 1.9 Kelvin at CERN’s cryogenic facility (SM18) under the EuCARD-2 Transnational Access program. The test objective was to measure the robustness of the connector in the cryogenic environment. The Fischer connector was lined inside the sealed cryostat with the outside environment, and temperature was slowly reduced in the cryostat, cooling the helium inside to superfluid helium phase at 1.9 K.

Antenna Basics
White Paper | By M. Reckeweg and Dr. C. Rohner, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

This white paper describes the basic functionality of antennas. Starting with Hertz's Antenna model followed by a short introduction to the fundamentals of wave propagation, the important general characteristics of an antenna and its associated parameters are explained.

Featured Multimedia
Altair Compose For Generation Of Antenna Array Excitations
Video | Altair Engineering Inc

This video demonstration will show how Altair Compose allows the automatic generation of antenna ray excitations with seamless calculations.

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RF Test Systems Brochure

JFW offers a large variety of RF test systems with custom capabilities in RF attenuation and switching. Some of the many components available include attenuator assemblies, transceiver testing solutions, RF switch assemblies, RF matrix switches, handover test systems, and other custom RF test systems.

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