Feature Articles

  1. Low-Cost EMI Pre-Compliance Testing Using A Spectrum Analyzer

    EMI regulations are in place to provide users with improved reliability and safety for users of electrical and electronic equipment. It is common today to perform pre-compliance measurements during the design and prototyping stages to identify and address potential EMI issues before the product is sent out for compliance testing. This application note provides an overview of EMI compliance testing, pre-compliance testing, and the measurement regulations, and presents test setups using the RSA306 and similar low cost products are used to perform both radiated and conducted emission measurements that can help minimize both the expense and schedule for getting products EMI certified.

  2. Connectivity For Next-Generation Mobility

    Powertrain electrification and automation are the key technology drivers that will ultimately lead to a new generation of all-electric, fully autonomous vehicles. At the same time, with the emergence of new business models, utilizing cloud and big data technologies, there will be a shift away from car ownership towards mobility services provided by new types of vehicle fleet operating companies. This white paper describes TE Connectivity’s vision for the next generation of mobility and its impact on vehicle architectures. It also shares how TE’s technology and portfolio address critical connectivity challenges the industry is experiencing.

  3. Researchers Tune Into Simulation To Develop World’s Smallest TV Antenna

    Television is considered one of the most important media of communication in Mexico. However, transmitting broadcast signals to some of the country’s remote areas can be challenging. That is why the Center for Research and Applied Sciences (CIICAp) at the University of Morelos, Mexico (UAEM), embarked on a project to improve antenna signal stability. This research resulted in a miniature antenna that could potentially bring TV broadcasting to remote, rural areas in developing countries, therefore making education, culture and entertainment available to populations that could not afford it otherwise.

  4. Defense Or Civil Radar – It’s A Matter Of Wave Propagation

    This white paper discusses the design challenges faced and the solutions available for today’s radar needs, both for defense and civil applications.

  5. MIMO System Simulation In WinProp

    This white paper presents and discusses practical examples of communication simulations involving MIMO technology. It also discusses two workflows existing for MIMO simulations and presents an example with relevant results for each.

  6. How To Use FEKO With HyperMesh

    Users who would like to make use of the benefits of the advanced meshing features of HyperMesh while solving the electromagnetic aspects of the problem in FEKO, have several options to transfer the mesh from HyperMesh to CADFEKO. The recommended options are described in this white paper, as well as a brief description of how to complete the model setup in CADFEKO. This document applies to FEKO 14.0 and HyperMesh 14.0.

  7. Choosing RF Switches For High-Power Applications

    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. 

  8. When Reliability Is Paramount: Selecting Capacitors For Life-Critical Applications

    Strict guidelines place more weight on reliability grade, size, and durability over other common parameters of importance for consumer electronics. This white paper explores regulation, testing procedures, and supplier considerations to assist in choosing the best components for each medical application. 

  9. Anticipating The Next Revolution In Engineering Simulation

    Design simulations have accelerated the journey from RF product conception to market launch, slashed development costs and increased product reliability. However, conventional simulation software does have its limitations. In order to usher in a new era of simulation “democratization” a new generation of software is needed. New software solutions will allow companies to apply simulation in a more flexible manner, improve the accuracy of the development process, enable multiple physics to be studied simultaneously, and increase collaboration and best-practice adoption. 

  10. Signal Monitoring Of Radio Controlled Civilian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles And Possible Countermeasures

    This white paper discusses the use, specifications, and impact of radio-controlled UAVs. UAVs intended for recreational use are increasingly being used for other purposes, including observing/disturbing public events, spying in protected areas, smuggling contraband into prisons, and more.