Featured Articles

  1. How To Choose The Best RF Filter For Your Application
    6/7/2018

    There are numerous options available for RF filters used in communications systems, test and measurement setups, and RF module designs. This article presents a number of key parameters to help you choose the best RF filter for each specific application.

  2. In Situ Calibration Utilizing The R&S ZN-Z3x Inline Calibration Units
    6/1/2018

    This app note covers a new calibration subsystem consisting of ICUs designed for in situ use. This method adds versatility, convenience, and accuracy to the VNA-based measurement system, as it allows calibration to be refreshed at any time without manually disconnecting the DUT from the test system.

  3. How To: IoT Power Consumption Measurements
    5/31/2018

    IoT devices have strict requirements for power consumption in order to achieve expected battery life times of multiple years without a connection to a power supply. This app note explains battery life tests using Rohde & Schwarz’ RT-ZVC in combination with CMWrun and CMW500.

  4. Introduction To Narrowband Internet Of Things
    5/31/2018

    The Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a new radio interface that is a part of Release 13, 3GPP. This white paper will introduce NB-IoT technology with an emphasis on the tight connection to LTE.

  5. Moving Toward Fully Connected Vehicles: Edge Computing For Advanced Automotive Communications
    5/30/2018

    Connected and Autonomous Driving (AD) vehicles bring new requirements for network architectures and the Cloud in order to support the new workloads and satisfy real-time service requirements. This white paper demonstrates how Edge Computing provides computing, storage, and networking capabilities in a network, and how this technology supports multiple services for connected AD vehicles.

  6. Case Study: Using FEKO® To Reduce Heating During MRI For Deep Brain Stimulation
    5/23/2018

    Research at the Department of Medical Biophysics at the Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) aims to develop and demonstrate the application of new technologies for brain imaging. A recent project focused on developing ways to try and safely image patients with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), and reducing the heat created during an MRI as a result implant interaction with RF transmission fields. This case study details how FEKO® simulation software was used to create the electrical and magnetic fields required for imaging in an MRI environment.

  7. An Introduction To PIM
    5/23/2018

    The increased awareness around passive intermodulation (PIM) comes with the growing complexity of how spectrum is utilized. This white paper offers a brief introduction to PIM, and considerations for designing a system with PIM in mind.

  8. When Should A Design Use Custom MMICs
    5/22/2018

    There are many challenges associated with improving the Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) of electronic devices, including the limitation of the physical size and assembly processes, and spectrum congestion forcing new systems to move to higher frequencies. 

  9. Datalink Range Improvement
    5/22/2018

    When developing a communication datalink range, it is important to consider the ability to provide sufficient signal strength out to the intended operational range of the platform. This article discusses the options available to improve the datalink range for different applications.

  10. The Importance Of Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) To Mission Dominance In Unmanned Aerial Systems
    5/22/2018

    Unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) are continually advancing in respect to both defense and domestic applications. This article discusses the importance of Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) to missions with UAVs.