Over the past several decades, wireless system channel counts and bandwidths have steadily increased. The driving factors for these modern telecommunication, radar, and instrumentation systems are their data rate and overall system performance requirements.
Over the past 10 years, smartphones and smart devices have transformed the way we communicate, are entertained and carry out our work. Over 1 billion devices are sold each year and around half the world’s population own a smartphone.
Museum of the Bible (MotB), located in Washington, D.C., brings to life the history, impact and stories of the Bible. Using cutting-edge technology, the MotB creates an experience unlike any other museum in the world.
As wireless communications networks look to a 5G future, the test and measurement industry faces significant challenges in meeting the revolution head on. To accommodate the huge array of devices and applications the market will require, 5G will be more a leap forward than a step up.
As RF and microwave systems require higher performance in a small footprint, designers and engineers need to get more out of every component, including capacitors. To meet these demands, Knowles Precision Devices has expanded its line of single-layer vertical electrode (V Series) capacitors to include the 100nF V80 Bypass Capacitor.
In general, there are two classes of capacitors, Class-X and Class-Y, that are both used to minimize electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) in different applications.
CST® Filter Designer 3D, a segment of the CST Studio Suite® simulation software from Dassault Systèmes, is a complete synthesis tool for filters and diplexers. The R&S®ZNB vector network analyzer from Rohde&Schwarz is an attractive instrument to obtain fast data reading for real-time filter tuning.
The QPA2211 from Qorvo is a GaN Power Amplifier, ideally suited to support satellite communications and 5G infrastructure. Operating from 27.5 to 31 GHz, it achieves 5 W linear power with lower than −25 dBc intermodulation distortion products and 24 dB small signal gain.
UWB is an IEEE 802.15.4a/z standard technology optimized for secure and real-time precise location-based applications. The five main applications for Ultra-Wideband include location-based services, safety, indoor/outdoor navigation, user interfaces, and secure transactions.
In the quest for higher data rates to support a variety of wireless services and different transmission schemes, system designers face higher circuit complexity but must meet similar budgets for size, power, and cost.