Newsletter | January 30, 2020

01.30.20 -- Spotlight On IoT | Week In 5G

 
From The Editor
The Week in 5G: 1/28/2020 —UK Welcomes Limited Huawei Relationship; Germany Considers Same; U.S. Lawmakers Propose $1B Domestic 5G Investment
 
By Ed Biller

Plus, the Czech Republic's telecoms watchdog chief quits and a 5G phone is price-dropped below $300, all in this edition of the Week in 5G.  

Featured Article
Providing Narrowband IoT Coverage With Low Earth Orbit Satellites
 
By Kenneth M. O’Hara and Gregory J. Skidmore, Remcom Inc.

This article describes the modeling of a SATCOM link, specifically the use case of using a satellite overlay to extend service continuity to IoT devices in a poorly covered rural area.

Spotlight On Internet Of Things
5 Antenna Decisions When Designing IoT Devices
Article | Copper Mountain Technologies

This download offers five considerations for what antennas to select in new designs for IoT devices.

IoT Standards: The End Game
Article | By Cees Links, Qorvo

It can be confusing to try to pick standards while waiting for 5G or NB-IoT deployments. This article answers the question of which standards are best to use and looks ahead at the future of wireless technologies to help gain a better perspective as to where things are headed.

How To Digitalize Effectively For IoT
White Paper | Altair Engineering Inc

Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to mature and organizations across many sectors are facing the challenges of scaling up from small, trial deployments and proof of concepts into mainstream, high-volume consumer deployments.

Optimizing Battery Life And Reliability: Quartz Crystals For IoT And Wearable Devices
White Paper | By Warren Guthrie, Abracon Corporation

This white paper presents a technique using quartz crystals mated with energy-saving, low-power SoCs for reducing oscillator power consumption while achieving optimal oscillation margin. The paper also demonstrates measurements and key principles for designing reliable and low-power oscillators.

Resources
Emerging Trends In Wearable Technology Across Several Markets
White Paper | By Jean-Marie Buchilly, Fischer Connectors

This white paper provides an overview of trends in wearable technology and discusses emerging applications with a focus on healthcare, industry, robotics, defense, and sport. Examples discuss the impact of wearables in users’ lives, and how they improve health, safety, convenience, and performance.

Is Your Project On Schedule?
Article | NuWaves Engineering

Gaining an understanding of program status starts with ensuring that each step in the engineering process is clearly bounded. This article discusses how to better answer whether a project is on schedule and how NuWaves Engineering can help.

An Introduction To The 5G Frequency Spectrum
Article | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

5G networks plan to offer a hundred-fold increase in user data-rates, which will require growth in bandwidth over what is currently available. This article introduces the 5G spectrum and explores some of the mechanisms behind the increase in bandwidths.

An Introduction To Programmable Attenuator Systems
Application Note | JFW Industries, Inc.

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.

Integrated Circuits (ICs) And Component EMC Testing
White Paper | AR

Those who produce IC products for demanding electromagnetic environments must take precautionary measures to test and pass all regulatory EMI and safety requirements. This white paper explores these standards and safety requirements and offers guidance for ensuring that IC products meet them.

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

Thick film resistors from Mini-Systems are offered to fit a variety of hi-rel hybrid microelectronic applications and assure optimum performance. All styles meet and exceed the qualification requirements of MIL-PRF-55342, Qualified to "S" Life Failure Rate and "T" Space Level.

Sponsor
  Small Satellites 2020
 

April 27 and 28, 2020 | London, United Kingdom

With nations around the world developing their small satellites capability at pace, governments and trans-national agencies must manage this changing domain. Small Satellites 2020 will consider best practice, regulatory principals, production, and operational lessons learnt to effectively utilize this revolutionized resource.

Featured Multimedia
Let’s Talk IoT – How To Test NB-IoT Network And System Performance
 

This video discusses best practices for testing NB-IoT networks, including the testing of network performance and system performance. The video also presents key metrics when using an NB-IoT device for data collection connected to R&S ROMES4 mobile network optimization software.

Bulletin Board
Webinar: ANSYS 2020 R1 – Signal And Power Integrity Update
 

This webinar covers the new capabilities available in ANSYS SIwave and ANSYS HFSS 3D Layout in 2020 R1. The latest release includes powerful new features for the design of high-speed electronics devices. New capabilities and enhancements focus on signal integrity, power integrity, and electromagnetic interference analysis.

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