Feature Articles

  1. Emerging Trends In Wearable Technology Across Several Markets
    6/26/2018

    Wearable technologies are beginning to revolutionize consumer and business markets. This white paper provides an overview of the current trends in wearable technology, and discusses emerging applications with a focus on healthcare, industry, robotics, defense, and sport. Examples will be included on the impact of wearables in users’ and designers’ lives, and how they improve health, safety, convenience, and performance.

  2. Designing An LTE Base Station Antenna With The Finite Arrays Method
    6/22/2018

    LTE protocols for mobile data connections operate at various different frequency bands around the globe. This paper demonstrates how the finite arrays method (also known as Domain Green‘s Function or DGFM) may be used to model an LTE base station with three antennas operating at 1.8 GHz.

  3. 5 Things To Consider When Designing Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) Systems
    6/8/2018

    In the earliest stages of 5G, fixed wireless access (FWA) systems will be used to deliver gigabit internet speeds to homes, apartments, and businesses in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional cable/fiber installations. Like other technological advancements, FWA has its own design challenges and considerations. This article presents five considerations to keep in mind when designing FWA systems.

  4. How To Choose The Best RF Filter For Your Application
    6/7/2018

    There are numerous options available for RF filters used in communications systems, test and measurement setups, and RF module designs. This article presents a number of key parameters to help you choose the best RF filter for each specific application.

  5. Introduction To Narrowband Internet Of Things
    5/31/2018

    The Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a new radio interface that is a part of Release 13, 3GPP. It is adapted to work in difficult radio conditions, especially in machine type traffic applications. Although NB-IoT is an independent radio interference, it is closely related to LTE networks. This white paper will introduce NB-IoT technology with an emphasis on the tight connection to LTE.

  6. Moving Toward Fully Connected Vehicles: Edge Computing For Advanced Automotive Communications
    5/30/2018

    Connected and Autonomous Driving (AD) vehicles bring new requirements for network architectures and the Cloud in order to support the new workloads and satisfy real-time service requirements. This white paper demonstrates how Edge Computing provides computing, storage, and networking capabilities in a network, and how this technology supports multiple services for connected AD vehicles.

  7. Case Study: Using FEKO® To Reduce Heating During MRI For Deep Brain Stimulation
    5/23/2018

    Research at the Department of Medical Biophysics at the Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) aims to develop and demonstrate the application of new technologies for brain imaging. A recent project focused on developing ways to try and safely image patients with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), and reducing the heat created during an MRI as a result implant interaction with RF transmission fields. This case study details how FEKO® simulation software was used to create the electrical and magnetic fields required for imaging in an MRI environment.

  8. An Introduction To PIM
    5/23/2018

    The increased awareness around passive intermodulation (PIM) comes with the growing complexity of how spectrum is utilized. This white paper offers a brief introduction to PIM, and considerations for designing a system with PIM in mind.

  9. When Should A Design Use Custom MMICs
    5/22/2018

    There are many challenges associated with improving the Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) of electronic devices, including the limitation of the physical size and assembly processes, and spectrum congestion forcing new systems to move to higher frequencies. 

  10. Datalink Range Improvement
    5/22/2018

    When developing a communication datalink range, it is important to consider the ability to provide sufficient signal strength out to the intended operational range of the platform. This article discusses the options available to improve the datalink range for different applications.