Feature Articles

  1. Role Call: Antenna Engineer
    9/19/2018

    Role Call is a series on RF Globalnet that explores each of these questions with a “peek behind the curtain” at different jobs and career paths in the RF and microwave industry. Recently, Dr. Andela Zaric, Antenna Engineer at Taoglas, took time to answer some questions about her occupation.

  2. How NB-IoT And LTE-M Fit Into The IoT Ecosystem: The Future Of Cellular IoT
    9/17/2018

    The future of the Internets of Things (IoT) will expand the use of cellular communications beyond smartphones and tablets to an extraordinary range of applications and connected devices. A significant number of these applications will require long-range connections. Two new standards, NB-IoT and LTE-M, have potential uses and some implementation options for device makers looking to add cellular connectivity.

  3. How To Efficiently Design Power Transformers
    9/10/2018

    This white paper discusses a few steady-state and transient tests that determine the electrical and mechanical constraints power transformers will have to endure in their life. In addition, thermal studies can complete these analyses to detect and prevent hot spots on the tank or in the windings.

  4. Q&A With Anthony Fischetti, VP And Chief Architect, Lightwave Antenna Business Unit, MACOM
    9/10/2018

    Anthony Fischetti, VP and Chief Architect of the Lightwave Antenna Business Unit at MACOM. Fischetti, who spent 33 years — across various roles — at Northrop Grumman, recently opened up to RF Globalnet about MACOM’s role in 5G development, as well as his own career path.

  5. Role Call: Director Of Engineering
    9/10/2018

    Does uncertainty about your future occupation keep you up at night? How do you know whether you are making the right career choice for you? Role Call is a series on RF Globalnet that can help answer these questions by taking a “peek behind the curtain” at different jobs and career paths in the RF and microwave industry. Recently, Mark Felipe, Director of Engineering at Benchmark Electronics, took time to answer some questions about his occupation.

  6. Introduction To The Vehicle-To-Everything Communications Service V2X Feature In 3GPP Release 14
    9/5/2018

    The future of cooperative intelligent transportation systems promises to provide increased efficiency and to additionally reduce road traffic fatalities and serious injuries. The 3GPP Long Term Evolution in release 14 introduces and specifies the vehicle-to-everything communications service. After a brief overview of the system, this paper introduces the V2X feature in release 14 in detail.

  7. When Choosing Test Equipment, Don’t Forget the Interface
    9/5/2018

    When purchasing RF test equipment, it is tempting to concentrate on specifications, such as insertion loss, frequency range, or VSWR, without think ahead on the fact that a complex testing scheme usually involves integrating multiple pieces of equipment from multiple manufacturers. For multiple devices to work seamlessly together in an automated test flow, designers and engineers must also consider the interface that would be used to drive the testing equipment. This article discusses the differences in proprietary and generic interfaces, the benefits each type has to offer, and offers some solutions to potential interface barriers and how to remove them.

  8. Implementing High Performance Filters In Millimeter Wave Applications
    9/5/2018

    One of the challenges that 5G engineers face is how to sufficiently implement high-performance RF filtering in millimeter-wave applications. This white paper looks at some of the considerations to make when selecting a filter technology for millimeter-wave applications.

  9. Filter Terminology And Specifications
    9/5/2018

    This guide acts as a quick reference for terms used to discuss filter technologies.

  10. Real-Time Situational Awareness In Test And Evaluation
    9/5/2018

    Verifying systems performance for a sensor, such as a radar or an ECM system, under multiple operational conditions, is a demanding task. It includes extensive testing on the bench, in a lab environment, and out on the range before the sensor can be certified for combat use.