Feature Articles

  1. Basic Of Design: Raising The Levels Of 5G Millimeter-Wave Signals

    This article examines the design challenges for practical millimeter-wave power amplifiers delivering the necessary power, linearity and efficiency for future 5G networks.

  2. Considering Capacitive Effects For EMC Analysis With Flux PEEC

    The electromagnetic behavior of wiring conductors in EMC and power electronics applications can sometimes cause undesirable effects that degrade a device’s performance. The Flux PEEC environment software from Altair is the new solution for analyzing these capacitive effects through ad-hoc simulations.

  3. Designing EMC Compliant Products For A Connected World

    Meeting EMC regulations is  extremely important for OEMs and their suppliers in many industries. In response, Altair offers HyperWorks, electromagnetic (EM) simulation software widely used in many industries and applications to solve a broad range of electromagnetic problems. 

  4. Introduction To Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs)

    VNAs are often used to quickly and accurately validate the performance of RF components and devices. This white paper discusses the basics of VNAs, how they are unique compared to other RF test equipment, and best practices for their use in a variety of measurements.

  5. Implementing A Flexible Testbed For 5G Waveform Generation And Analysis

    This white paper discusses candidate waveforms for 5G research and introduces a new flexible testbed for 5G waveform generation and analysis. This testbed combines software solutions with test equipment to investigate and to perform “what-if” scenarios for new emerging 5G waveform applications. Co-existence scenarios between candidate 5G and 4G waveforms are also investigated.

  6. System Simulation Primer For RF Link Budget Analysis

    By accounting for the attenuation of the transmitted signal as it propagates through the communications channel, system designers can determine the required signal strength and antenna gain necessary to overcome all feedline and miscellaneous losses.

  7. The Future Is Now: Technology And Future Soldier Systems

    The equipment and gear a soldier needs have evolved to provide enhanced communication, detection, protection, real time situational awareness, and data analysis. In this article, new technologies and the future of soldier systems – such as segmented reality equipment – are discussed.

  8. The Future Of EMC Test Laboratory Capabilities

    The complexity of modern day electronics has resulted in the need for better EMI diagnostic capabilities at EMC test laboratories to combat the increase in EMI compliance failure rates. One solution is to use real-time mode which enables visualization of the spectrum to provide insight in the identification of the source of failing EMI emissions. This white paper describes the cause of the shift in failure rate that many companies are experiencing, the need for increased speed in testing, and the revolutionary EMI diagnostic capability built into modern EMI receivers.

  9. Role Call: Senior Staff Packaging Engineer

    Role Call, a series on RF Globalnet, takes a “peek behind the curtain” to help answer the questions related to different jobs and career paths in the RF and microwave industry.  Recently, Mumtaz Bora, Senior Staff Packaging Engineer at pSemi, took time to answer some questions about her occupation.

  10. Understanding Robust Wireless Communications For Industry 4.0

    Industry 4.0 is the new industrial revolution where existing systems are networked together to create cyber-physical systems. It is built on a reliable communications infrastructure enabling data extraction from machines, factories, and field devices to be sent to the cloud for aggregation and processing. This white paper discusses the importance of creating reliable wireless communications systems for Industry 4.0 and offers considerations for improving network coverage.