Newsletter | March 30, 2021

03.30.21 -- Spotlight On Wireless Technology/5G | Best Practices To Accelerate 5G Base Station Deployment

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Spotlight On Wireless Technology/5G
From The C Band To The V Band: A Year Of Big RF Spectrum Changes In The U.S.

Led by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), multiple portions of the spectrum ranging from the C band to the V band were either opened or auctioned to new uses throughout the year. These changes drive a variety of new opportunities for wireless device manufacturers and broadband and cellular carriers. These new opportunities result in a range of fresh challenges for RF technology vendors to help solve. 

O-RAN Next-Generation Fronthaul Conformance Testing

The O-RAN Alliance brings together mobile network operators, equipment manufacturers, device makers, and chipset suppliers to create standards and recommendations for an open radio access network (RAN). Building a more cost-effective, agile RAN requires openness. Open interfaces are essential to enable small-scale vendors to introduce their own services quickly and facilitate multi-vendor deployments and a more competitive supplier ecosystem. 

Spurious Testing Of 5G Devices Using EMI Receivers

With all eyes on the 5G wave, there are challenges that engineers face when it comes to radiated spurious emission (RSE) testing, and RSE testing is only one component of performing fully compliant EMC measurements. This application note features the latest developments in EMI test receivers, why they matter to everyday EMC measurements, and how developers of 5G wireless technology are chasing an aggressive and impressive vision.

Head-To-Head Coaxial Interconnect Vs. OTA Testing For 5G

The rise of 5G has changed the landscape of wireless testing. One of the biggest changes is the ability of test engineers to perform over-the-air (OTA) testing without connecting anything or having a special setup. OTA testing has the potential to revolutionize wireless device testing while enabling innovative testing of both advanced antenna systems (AAS) and antenna array technology. 

5G Mobile Technology: More Devices, Speed, And Mobility

From commerce to education, and from dating to personal fitness, the merger of computers and wireless cellular technology has changed nearly every aspect of society. Mobile and embedded device manufacturers are looking to the future of wireless cellular communications in order to provide bandwidth and latency benchmarks required for a genuinely mobile-centric world.

Emergence Of IoT: Key Antenna Considerations In Designing Your Smart Ecosystem

As IoT has been fueled by technology, it also has been facilitated by the strength of other technological advancements, including 5G. Antennas play a complex role in the dynamics of the IoT. This white paper talks about how TE is addressing the demands of today’s smart ecosystems.

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Detailed Indoor Channel Modeling With Diffuse Scattering For 5G Millimeter-Wave Wireless Networks

This webinar demonstrates Wireless InSite’s diffuse scattering capability.  An indoor office environment is used to show specific key effects of diffuse scattering, including its impact on complex impulse response and increased cross-polarization of received signals.

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Wolfspeed RF Products And Services

Wolfspeed offers experience and expertise in the development and commercialization of silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) technologies. Their GaN HEMTs and MMICs are designed to enable enhanced innovation, performance, and efficiency across a broad spectrum of RF and microwave applications for both the commercial and military markets.

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Cellular Band Switched Filter Modules With Optional Amplification

Corry Micronics offers the CMIINV-5BT2-RM and CMIINV-5BLTE-RM cellular band switched filter modules with optional switched amplification for monitoring the transmit or receive cellular signals. Features include high out of band rejection specifications, high band to band isolation of 50 dB minimum, low noise figure, and standard 50-ohm impedance.

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Sky5 Front-End Module For 4G And 5G Applications: SKY58277-11

Skyworks’ SKY58277-11 Sky5 front-end module (FEM) for LTE and NR is a new addition to the Skyworks Sky5 portfolio of 5G technology products. The included 30-pad surface mount (SMT) module consists of PA blocks, input and output ports matched to 50 ohms, a MIPI standard digital control block, single-ended filter, antenna, and Tx-Rx switches, and a low noise amplifier (LNA).

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Automotive Solutions

Qorvo offers an expanding portfolio of automotive related products for Wi-Fi applications that includes high-linearity front-end modules (FEMs), low-loss switches, and filters. These products are designed to reduce the time it takes to develop Wi-Fi systems, making it easier to implement onto an automotive PCB design.

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Double Ridge Guide Horn Antenna: SAS-571

The SAS-571 double ridge horn antenna is a broadband antenna operating over the 700 MHz to 18.0 GHz frequency range. With high gain, low VSWR, input handling capability up to 300 W CW, and a rugged design, this antenna is ideal for immunity and emissions testing applications.

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A.H. Systems
0.7 To 6 GHz 16 Channel RF Distribution System: RFDS-80ch

AR offers the Model RFDS-80CH equipment package consisting of RF power amplifiers, an analog signal generator, a coupler, and power splitters providing 80 channels at more than 3W and up to 6 GHz. The equipment is housed in a 40U enclosure and the AC mains power distribution and control are provided along with all the necessary interconnect cables.

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Solutions For 5G And mmWave Applications

KRYTAR offers a range of products covering DC to 67.0 GHz frequencies. KRYTAR's broadband design expertise delivers unique new designs to consistently introduce technologically advanced products with superior electrical performance and ruggedness. 

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