Newsletter | August 15, 2019

08.15.19 -- Week In 5G | RF Board Connector: Footprint Optimization

 
From The Editor
The Week in 5G: 8/13/2019 — Court Blocks Part of FCC Regulation Cuts, Network Slicing Pits Telcos vs. Cloud Service Providers
 
By Ed Biller

Plus, the U.S. DoD asks for 5G money, 5G goes live in Ireland, the FCC says 5G is officially safe, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G. 

Featured Article
RF Board Connector: Footprint Optimization
By HUBER+SUHNER

Demands for higher data rates is pushing frequency boundaries and performance levels of RF components used in test setups. For design validation testing (DVT), test components must be “electrically transparent” to ensure a reliable characterization of the device under test (DUT). While low frequency/low data rate applications can use a generic footprint for RF board connectors, modern bandwidths that support data rate of 56 Gbps and beyond require an optimized footprint designed and matched to a specific board stackup.

Resources
The Importance Of Filters In Point-To-Point Microwave Cellular Backhaul Networks
Application Note | Anatech Electronics Inc.

To satisfy backhaul demand and maintain high data rates without holes in coverage, wireless carriers are adding large numbers of micro and pico cells to fill in the gaps in conjunction with traditional macro cells. 

A 5G, 60 GHz Antenna Array For Millimeter-Wave Wireless Virtual Reality Headsets
Application Note | Remcom

A 60 GHz antenna array is simulated in XFdtd to demonstrate suitability for use on wireless Virtual Reality headsets. The resulting array produces a fan beam which may be steered by varying the phasing between the elements. The final design is simulated mounted on a section of a virtual reality visor.

RF Filtering For 5G Millimeter-Wave Applications
White Paper | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

This white paper discusses millimeter-wave 5G communications. The paper also offers a guide for available RF filtering options at these frequencies, reviews millimeter-wave frequencies and their applications, and covers what filtering technologies will be available for use at millimeter-wave frequencies.

Choosing RF Switches For High-Power Applications
Article | By Jeffrey Gibala, Corry Micronics, Inc.

There are several types of switches for radio frequency applications to choose from. Picking the right switch is a question of figuring out what speed, power levels, and lifetime you need. 

Seven Essentials For Rugged Connectors In Instrumentation Applications
White Paper | By Earl Kneessi, Fischer Connectors

The use of measuring devices to monitor and control processes is critical for the smooth operation of large systems and is an integral part to the future of the IoT. This white paper presents seven considerations to keep in mind for engineering rugged connector solutions for the IoT.

Glass Sidewall Packages Provide Performance For RF Applications
Article | By Minh Tran, Mini-Systems, Inc.

Glass sidewall packages achieve highest levels of hermeticity for hardware in space vacuums and extreme temperatures. Compared to ceramic, they deliver better RF performance thanks to their lower dielectric constant.

Featured Multimedia
5G In 60: RF Challenges In 5G Infrastructure
 

Within infrastructure, higher frequency ranges are increasing the size of the 5G network footprint. Can you keep up? This video introduces Qorvo’s solutions.

Bulletin Board
AR Modular RF Tactical Booster Amplifiers Find It Fast Guide
 

AR Modular RF offers tactical booster amplifiers designed to make communications clearer, more reliable, and with longer ranges in even the most extreme conditions. This “Find It Fast” guide helps users find the appropriate booster amplifier for the most demanding applications.

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