Newsletter | December 5, 2019

12.05.19 -- Spotlight On Sensors | Week In 5G

From The Editor
The Week In 5G: 12/3/2019 — U.S. Cuts Off Govt. Subsidies for ZTE, Huawei Gear; South Korea Govt. Pressures Telcos to Invest More, Cut Consumer Prices
By Ed Biller

Plus, T-Mobile flips the switch on its 5G network, Japan's KDDI teams with Facebook, an EU report sums up 5G concerns, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G

Featured Article
To Block Or Not To Block?
By Jeffrey Gibala, Corry Micronics, Inc.

RF switch matrices eliminate the need to manually move connections by routing signals, via user control, from their input ports to their output ports, providing convenience and speed. The first step is to select the type of switch matrix: blocking, non-blocking, or super non-blocking.

Spotlight On Sensors
Fiber Optic Sensing
White Paper | Fischer Connectors

The two types of sensing include local measurement points and distributed sensing. This paper presents the technical basics behind sensing over fiber technologies, its main applications, and the cabling solutions involved.

Demystifying Over-The-Air Testing — Important Antenna Parameters, Test System Setup, And Calibration
White Paper | Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

The step from conducted measurements to OTA testing changes the measurement requirements to a certain degree, so users must have a basic understanding of antennas and antenna measurements.

Different Techniques For EM Design And Verification Of Large And Complex Structures: Industrial Case Studies
Case Study | IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi S.p.A.

New technologies in sensor design (AESA) and the need for integrated structure design to meet increasingly stringent RCS requirements require a new approach to design challenges and the development of dedicated tools for analysis and processing.

Automotive Radar Simulation Software
Product | Remcom

Design requirements for 24 GHz and 77 GHz automotive radar sensors are becoming more stringent as consumers increase demand for applications like blind spot detection (BSD) and lane change assistance (LCA). Simulation technology has also advanced to meet design requirements. 

Flexible Substrates For Smart Sensor Applications
White Paper | By Dr. Eckardt Bihler, Dr. Marc Hauer, and Birgit Neubauer, Micro Systems Technologies

A novel approach delivers miniaturized, hermetic, biostable, and highly reliable smart sensor modules.

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.


Defense Strategies Institutes' 4th Annual Joint Networks Summit will take place this January 29th and 30th, 2020, at the Parma Payne Goodall Center in San Diego, California. Sessions for this summit will focus on this year’s theme, "Leveraging Joint Networking Capabilities to Ensure Continued Operational Success."

Featured Multimedia
Video: Introduction To CT Cables For Phase Critical Applications

HUBER+SUHNER’s CT product family is designed for phase critical applications and creates a stable and reliable interconnect solution to satisfy a huge range of customer applications where phase stability is key. These products provide the industry-leading phase vs. temperature performance, as well as a unique range of cable constructions to fulfil any customer demands.

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Connectivity Q&A: Why Wi-Fi 6 Will Be Your Competitive Advantage

This article offers practical advice on designing applications for Wi-Fi 6 and unlocking the full potential of the new 802.11ax standard.

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