Feature Articles

  1. Choosing The Right Route To Low-Power Cellular IoT: User Guide To Simplifying LTE-M/NB-IoT Design Projects
    6/25/2019

    Cellular transformation is underway in the medical and industrial space with the push for low-power cellular networks such as LTE CAT-M1 and NB-IoT. These technologies are unleashing a new wave of IoT devices that drastically reduce cost and operate for years on a single battery. But that’s just the start. Combining low-power cellular with Bluetooth 5 offers two best-in-class wireless technologies to bridge local sensors, phones, people, gateways, and the cloud into one seamless extension.

  2. 3 Series MDO Spectrum Analyzer Vs. Oscilloscope FFT Comparison
    6/25/2019

    Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes have built-in spectrum analyzers with an RF input that is ideal for significantly higher dynamic ranges than an oscilloscope using a regular input and an FFT function. This download compares the performance of the 3 Series MDO's built-in spectrum analyzer to common oscilloscope FFT performance.

  3. 4 Tips For 5G New Radio Signal Creation
    6/19/2019

    Working with 5G New Radio (NR) technologies requires dealing with millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies, wide channel bandwidths, and complex multi-antenna configurations. To properly simulate 5G NR compliant signals for testing transmitters and receivers of base stations, metrology-grade reference signals are required to see the true characteristics of the device under test (DUT). This white paper outlines the steps to get started on the next phase of the 5G rollout. Insights include tips on how to create and evaluate 5G NR signals, and what to watch for during design validation.

  4. How Wireless RF And Microwaves Affect The World Around You
    6/13/2019

    Learning, teaching, communicating, entertainment, and healthcare have been sculpted around wireless RF technologies. This article dives into the use of RF and microwave technologies in our daily lives, from the largest satellites orbiting earth to the radios conservationists use in Africa.

  5. Tips And Trends: Small Cell 5G Systems
    6/12/2019

    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.

  6. Qorvo’s 100 MHz ET For 5G
    6/5/2019

    As cellular technology advances and modulation complexity increases, the requirements on RF components have become more and more stringent. RF Power and linearity demands have continued to rise opposing the strong desire for decreased current consumption, which directly affects both battery life and thermal performance. 5G is no exception. 5G’s specifications impose a difficulty multiplier, creating unprecedented RF challenges for our industry.

  7. Using Broadband Bypass Capacitors For High Speed Optical And mmWave
    5/31/2019

    This article examines the use of broadband bypass capacitors for use in microwave and mmWave frequencies, especially those used in RF applications and optical communications.

  8. The Price Of Reliability: Considerations For Buyers
    5/31/2019

    Capacitors are one of the many components that contribute to the overall longevity of an implantable medical device. By making a small component change, one could extend its reliability, and even its lifespan, by preventing battery related complications. This white paper explores the cost of device failures and how proper testing and supplier considerations are used to help navigate capacitor sourcing for medical device applications.

  9. The Future Of IoT Will Require LTE Connectivity
    5/22/2019

    As the promise of a wirelessly connected world becomes a reality, there is a growing need for LTE technologies that address low cost, long battery life, security, and reduced complexity — all critical components for IoT.

  10. The Increasing Importance Of Increasing Ports: Addressing The Challenges Of Multiport Test
    5/21/2019

    A multiport VNA significantly reduces test time to deliver highly accurate measurements on multiport devices. The flexible modular configuration, fast measurement times, and high performance make VNAs the right tool for multiport testing.