Featured Articles

  1. Introduction To Electromagnetic Compatibility
    12/18/2017

    This white paper offers the reader a basic understanding of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and compatibility (EMC), various compliance standards and specifications, types of testing available for quantifying equipment performance, and basic approaches utilized to help meet application requirements.

  2. Design And Matching Of A Printed Antenna Using NI AWR Software And AWR Connected For Optenni
    12/18/2017

    Ensuring maximum power transfer between an antenna and transmitter/receiver circuitry requires impedance matching of HF components in the antenna design. This app note describes the design and matching of a 60 GHz printed antenna.

  3. Evaluating Exposure To Pulsed Magnetic Fields With The ELT-400 Tester
    12/18/2017

    Narda's ELT-400 Tester is designed for measuring low frequency magnetic fields and evaluating the field exposure that occurs in workplaces and in public areas. This application note discusses the possibilities for ELT-400 analysis.

  4. Ensuring Reliable, In-Tunnel Wireless Connectivity
    12/8/2017

    Bird Technologies offers an active Distributed Antenna System (DAS) that delivers all different technologies, bands, and services over a single strand of fiber, with excellent uplink network performance that is perfect for tunnel environments.

  5. Utilizing Performance Optimized Quartz Crystals For IoT, Wearable, And Low Power Applications
    12/7/2017

    A driving force in IoT industry growth is related to the reduction in total consumed power, while improving overall performance. This article explains performance optimized quartz crystals enable the use of Pierce oscillators with lower transconductance of the amplifier block.

  6. An Introduction To Programmable Attenuator Systems
    12/7/2017

    A programmable or step attenuator is externally controlled with maximum attenuation ranges from 0 dB to 127 dB, in steps as small as 0.1 dB. This app note discusses key components in a programmable attenuator system, as well as the best choices for general applications.

  7. Reaching New Levels Of Linearity In Passive Mixers With GaN Technology
    12/5/2017

    The high-linearity properties of GaN amplifiers also translate to mixers. This application note discusses the results of studies on new levels of linearity from GaN technology within different types of passive mixers.

  8. Understanding Cased/Caseless Hybrid Couplers
    12/4/2017

    This white paper covers the different types of Anaren cased and caseless hybrid couplers, as well as their typical operating characteristics, and equations for each specification.

  9. How To Quickly Evaluate High-Performance Oscillators Using Holzworth HA7402C Phase Noise Analyzer
    12/4/2017

    The process of evaluating the performance of ultra-low-phase noise oscillators requires phase noise test systems with lower measurement times, lower noise floor capabilities, and high reliability and repeatability of test data.

  10. Noise Power Ratio Signal Generation And Measurement
    11/30/2017

    There are many noise power ratio (NPR) measurement techniques used to test high performance multi-carrier amplifiers. Rohde & Schwarz offers this application note to assist as a guide to generating NPR stimulus signals and measure the resulting NPR of a device under test.