Feature Articles

  1. Combining Near-Field Measurement And Simulation For EMC Radiation Analysis
    9/25/2017

    Failing a required EMC test at the end of a product design cycle can imply a costly product redesign and drastically set back the time-to-market. This white paper outlines a process that enables required EMC testing to be performed much earlier in the design cycle.

  2. Satellite M2M, The IoT, And The Public Sector
    9/25/2017

    As machine-to-machine and Internet of Things technologies grow congruent with daily life, satellite-based IoT is increasingly relevant to the mix. Given that IoT devices are primarily used to eliminate the need for human interface, as well as provide real-time automated monitoring and control across distances, it’s often essential to enable its functioning in remote regions that lie outside the range of terrestrial network coverage.

  3. High-Efficiency Front-End For Pico And Modular Large Base Stations At LTE Bands 1 And 7
    9/25/2017

    The key to improving energy efficiency lies, fundamentally, in the use of active antennas. However, duplex operation of cellular phones greatly distorts the desired performance of active antennas. To correct this, one must deploy self-diplexed antennas.

  4. Is Your Spectrum Monitoring Tool Prepared For Modern Communication Technologies?
    9/8/2017

    Radio frequency (RF) spectrum is one of the most sought-after resources in the world. In the U.S., public spectrum auctions by the government generate billions of dollars for the right to utilize spectrum bands. 

  5. 802.11ax: 5 Things To Know
    9/7/2017

    The current Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ac, works very well in a home environment. However, as with previous Wi-Fi standards, it may reach its limits around 2022 when there could be up to 50 nodes in a home. The 802.11ax network is the next evolution in the IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard and will become prevalent in very dense environments, such as urban apartment complexes, college campuses, concert venues, or sports stadiums, where many clients will access the internet over Wi-Fi. This article presents five key aspects of the new 802.11ax network and the next generation of Wi-Fi.

  6. The Future Of E3 And Spectrum Engineering
    9/6/2017

    In military procurement, the spectrum and electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) considerations are afterthoughts. To enable next-gen military systems and fleet upgrades, we must consider dynamic E3 and spectrum requirement during system development and procurement phases.

  7. RCS of Hellfire Missile Using Remcom's Accelerated X3D Model
    9/6/2017

    This article provides an example that details the setup and execution of RCS calculations using XGtd’s X3D PO MEC model and compares the predictions to those made using XFdtd.

  8. AlGaAs PIN Diode MMICs – Frequency And Power Capability
    9/5/2017

    Monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) based on high-power PIN diodes are increasingly used for many transmit/receive systems in advanced defense electronics and telecommunications applications.

  9. What The Rapid Commercialization Of Microwave And mm-Wave Spectrum Means For The Defense Industry
    9/5/2017

    As 5G technologies bring commercial applications into the microwave and mm-Wave bands, new challenges must be met to provide safety and security to armed forces and civilians alike.

  10. High Speed Interconnects And How To Accurately Characterize Your Device
    8/29/2017

    This application note discusses how to use VNAs for time domain measurements, as well as how the time and frequency domain relate, and what to look out for when measuring them.