Feature Articles

  1. How Wireless RF And Microwaves Affect The World Around You

    Today nearly all people are interconnected wirelessly, and this evolution has transformed nearly all aspects of our lives. Learning, teaching, communicating, entertainment, and healthcare have been sculpted around wireless RF technologies. This article dives into the rich use of RF and microwave technologies throughout out daily lives, from the largest satellites orbiting earth, to the radios conservationists use in Africa.

  2. Tips And Trends: Small Cell 5G Systems

    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.

  3. Qorvo’s 100 MHz ET For 5G

    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.

  4. Using Broadband Bypass Capacitors For High Speed Optical And mmWave

    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.

  5. The Price Of Reliability: Considerations For Buyers

    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.

  6. The Future Of IoT Will Require LTE Connectivity

    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.

  7. The Increasing Importance Of Increasing Ports: Addressing The Challenges Of Multiport Test

    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. 

  8. The Essential Signal Generator Guide: Building a Solid Foundation in RF – Part 2

    In order to offer customers a robust and reliable high-speed wireless connection, you first need the right signal generator. This white paper is the second part of a guide to understanding signal generators. It offers an overview of various modulation schemes, the importance of spectral purity, and the benefits of distortion.

  9. Cost Effective Full-Duplex Systems Utilizing a Semi-Custom Approach

    The requirements of modern datalinks in the UAV and large airframe market present challenges for systems designers. Many modern communication systems often require full-duplex operation, and several systems may be operating on a single airframe.

  10. Extending The Range Of A Low Power UAV Radio

    Low-power UAV radio systems, though designed for short distance communications, can be an inexpensive and reliable means of communications over greater distances – especially when the application is small UAS platforms.