Newsletter | December 3, 2019

12.03.19 -- Spotlight On Wireless Infrastructure | Best Practices To Accelerate 5G Base Station Deployment

Featured Editorial
Wi-Fi 6’s OFDMA Challenges Make Verification Crucial
By Eve Danel, LitePoint

OFDMA, already used in 4G/LTE networks, now is being applied to the unlicensed bands in which Wi-Fi operates, making verification of compliance to the Wi-Fi 6 standard critical.

Featured Article
Best Practices To Accelerate 5G Base Station Deployment: Your RF Front-End Massive MIMO Primer
By Suma Kapilavai, Qorvo

Strategy Analytics predicts an explosive growth of emerging 5G networks, which will result in equipment for nearly 9.4 million new and upgraded wireless base stations deployed by 2024. Many of these 5G base stations will incorporate massive MIMO antennas. This article covers everything to know about the fundamentals of the RF front-end in the massive MIMO base station.

Spotlight On Wireless Infrastructure
Improving T/R Module Test Accuracy And Throughput
White Paper | Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

This white paper provides an overview of the basic building blocks of a phased array system and discusses how the nature of their design leads to a challenging test environment. 

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.

Distributed Antenna System (DAS) For IoT, Cellular, And Other Wireless Applications
Application Note | AR

Distributed antenna systems (DAS) are used to provide strong and reliable wireless connectivity in locations where connectivity is a problem with standard wireless routers or cellular connectivity. This app note discusses the use of DAS for IoT, cellular, and other wireless applications.

Design And Assessment Of A 5G Base Station Using Massive MIMO For Fixed Wireless Access
Webinar | Remcom

Fixed wireless access is a key application expected to benefit from 5G networks. This webinar demonstrates how modeling and simulation can be used to assist system designers, first in the design of a complex antenna array for a base station, and then to assess its potential performance in the field. 

Ensuring Reliable, In-Tunnel Wireless Connectivity
Article | Bird

Bird Technologies offers an active distributed antenna system (DAS) that delivers all different technologies, bands, and services over a single strand of fiber, with excellent uplink network performance that is perfect for tunnel environments.

Solutions For 5G And Millimeter-Wave Applications
Brochure | Krytar

KRYTAR’s broadband design expertise delivers new designs to consistently introduce technologically advanced products with superior electrical performance and ruggedness. Available products include directional couplers, power dividers, hybrid couplers, and beamforming products.

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.

Biconical Antenna Selection
Application Note | A.H. Systems

For many years most regulatory standards called for the use of a half-wave dipole antenna set for frequencies above 20 MHz. However, to reduce test time, broadband antennas such as the biconical antennas began to be accepted. 


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Featured Multimedia
Radio Coverage Planning For Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, Including 5G

This webinar will give an overview of WinProp's capabilities for the radio planning with real use cases showing the performance of WinProp in topographical, built-up, industrial, and indoor scenarios including live demonstrations at the end.

Fischer Freedom Series IP68 Degree Of Protection Test Video

This video demonstrates Fischer Freedom Series’ IP68 sealing performance where the connectors are immersed at two bars (equivalent to 20 m) for 24 hours.

The Art Of Rugged Communication: RFSoCs, Radar, And Reliability

Delving into the world of RFSoCs, radar, ruggedization, and reliability, Rodger Hosking from Pentek joins us to discuss the details of the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC as we take a closer look at the benefits and challenges of this unique single-chip adaptable radio platform.

Bulletin Board
Quad-Channel, Wideband RF Transceiver Platform Brochure

Analog Devices offers the quad-channel, wideband RF transceiver platform as the smallest, low-power transceiver solution for base transceiver stations (BTS). This platform features a common platform design for 3G/4G/5G that reduces complexity, development costs, and time to market for a variety of macro base station, massive MIMO, and small cell design applications.

Featured Products And Services
High-Power RF Amplifiers: 700 MHz To 2.1 GHz
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Corry Micronics, Inc.
3300 To 3600 MHz, Wide Instantaneous Bandwidth, High-Efficiency Power Amplifier: SKY66318-11
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Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Advanced 14nm 2x2 Mobile Connectivity SoC For Wi-Fi 6 And Bluetooth 5.1
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QUALCOMM Incorporated

Coaxial Circulator Supporting Millimeter-Wave 5G Infrastructure Designs
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DiTom Microwave, Inc.
MiMo And SiSo Antenna: SENCITY® RONDO
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0.1 To 18 GHz, Solid State Programmable Attenuator
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JFW Industries, Inc.
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