Feature Articles

  1. 4 Reasons To Get A Bilogical Antenna First For Device Testing
    4/1/2019

    As more products use electronics and wireless, a bilogical antenna is the best first investment for internal RF testing.

  2. On-Board Optical Broadband Networks: The Revolution With Fiber Optics
    4/1/2019

    This white paper examines how fiber optic technology has been adapted to the requirements of railway vehicles and how it is now ready to support the industry’s new business strategies better than any other physical layer medium.

  3. Keeping Pace With A Standardized Development Process
    3/29/2019

    Early standardizations were focused on the hardware abstraction, but modern technology relies mostly on the software. Test organizations must move now move to standardized methods of iterative software development to remain competitive in the market.

  4. Application Fixture For Counter-IED Power Amplifier Applications Using Two CG2H40010F GaN HEMTs
    3/28/2019

    Wolfspeed developed an application circuit that demonstrates the CG2H40010F's ability to operate between 500 MHz to 3000 MHz for satcom applications. This app note describes typical performance and what can be expected when evaluating the application fixture.

  5. Making BLE Mesh Simple: A Practical Startup Guide For Designing And Provisioning BLE Mesh Devices
    3/25/2019

    This whitepaper shares insights on how to make BLE Mesh accessible and intuitive for product engineers and wireless network provisioners to use. While the underlying technology is complex, it is possible to get the Mesh up and running by simply focusing on a few tasks at a time.

  6. Radio Fundamentals For Cellular Networks
    3/21/2019

    Cellular technologies have advanced from first generation analog technologies to advanced high-performance fourth generation and fifth generation systems in just four decades. Despite the increase in complexity of wireless standards and devices, cellular technologies maintain a set of common principles that form the basis behind the design of cellular systems. This white paper explores these basic principles and examine the underlying technologies that lay the foundation for today and future cellular systems.

  7. Test Strategies For The Internet of Things
    3/21/2019

    The Internet of Things is providing exciting opportunities to enhance products for consumer, industrial, medical and others. This paper discusses these unlicensed wireless connections and the special testing required to meet government regulations for IoT devices with a primary focus on the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 

  8. Strategies For Developing Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC
    3/19/2019

    New RFSoC technologies add RF-class analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog data converters to Xilinx’s family of FPGAs. This white paper looks at current trends in data converters and signal processing to better understand the capabilities of RFSoC and how to best use the technology.

  9. Key Parameters For Selecting RF Inductors
    3/13/2019

    This article covers key parameters in the selection of RF inductors and what parameters should be considered first in the process.

  10. Lange Couplers And Their Use In RF/Microwave System Design
    3/13/2019

    Lange couplers feature a specific orientation of directional couplers and are used as passive power combiners and RF/microwave splitters. The best-performing designs employ minimized line distance and spacing, along with very tight tolerance control to maximize their advantage.