Newsletter | July 25, 2019

07.25.19 -- Spotlight On Wireless Infrastructure | Week in 5G

From The Editor
The Week in 5G: 7/23/2019 — EU Assesses 5G Network Threats, Britain Delays Hauwei Decision, Hong Kong Sets Spectrum Auction
By Ed Biller

Plus, The US and tech giants meet to discuss the nation's Huawei ban, law enforcement worries that 5G could make cell phones too difficult to track, Verizon launches a 5G hotspot, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G

Featured Article
The Wi-Fi 6 Revolution Wakeup Call For Your Test Strategy
By Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

The IEEE 802.11ax amendment (Wi-Fi 6) focuses on greater efficiency in wireless connectivity. While key attributes of this improved efficiency directly improve traditional Wi-Fi applications, these attributes will largely affect higher-density applications such as large offices, apartment complexes, airports, arenas, and outdoor stadiums. This white paper offers several ideas of how to make Wi-Fi 6 a reality.

Spotlight On Wireless Infrastructure
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.

Science And Control
Manual | Pentek, Inc.

Analog-to-Digital (A/D) converters accept an analog voltage at the input and produce a digital representation of that voltage at the output, called a “sample.” This handbook focuses on the use of A/D converters with sampling rates higher than 100 MHz, review sampling techniques and FPGA technology.

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.

Wi-Fi Performance In A House With Two Routers
White Paper | Remcom

Wireless InSite’s Communication System Analyzer provides capabilities for assessing the performance of LTE, WiMAX, 802.11n, and 802.11ac systems. This example investigates Wi-Fi throughput coverage in a house provided by 802.11ac routers operating at 5 GHz using an 80 MHz bandwidth.

Introduction To Waveguide Connectors And Uni-Guide
Application Note | SAGE Millimeter, Inc.

The waveguide, along with the coaxial line, is one of the most important transmission media in any modern RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave component, subassembly, and system. This article will discuss the use of waveguide connectors and present viable solutions, such as the Uni-Guide.

Tips And Trends: Small Cell 5G Systems
Article | Qorvo

The role of small cells is increasing with each new network and is driven by the need for faster data speeds and capacity. This article presents the latest insights on small cell market trends, RF front-end challenges, and practical solutions to meet user and manufacturer needs.

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.
Datalink Range Improvement
Article | NuWaves Engineering

When developing a communication datalink range, it is important to consider the ability to provide sufficient signal strength out to the intended operational range of the platform. This article discusses the options available to improve the datalink range for different applications.

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.

Bulletin Board
The AR “Orange Book Of Knowledge” — 50th Anniversary Edition

The Orange Book of Knowledge (OBK) has grown into much more than we at AR could have ever imagined. For many engineers, this resource book has turned into the “go-to” source for everything and anything related to EMC.


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