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  1. 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 and to ensure an appropriate quality of signal for successful data transmission.

  2. 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.

  3. 5G Primer For MIMO/Phased-Array Antennas

    5G is pushing for the enhancement of over-the-air (OTA) efficiency with the expansion of MIMO and beam-steering antenna technologies. This app note primer examines some of the simulation technologies available that support the design of MIMO and beam-steering phased-array antennas.

  4. 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.

  5. Linearity Measurements On RFFE Components

    Components in the RFFE (radio frequency front end) cause distortions that limit the performance and throughput in communications systems. This application note demonstrates a number of individual RFFE component and complete RFFE linearity measurements used to characterize the distortions of these components.

  6. 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.

  7. Utilizing A Wideband Receiver For 5G, Instrumentation, And ADEF

    Bandwidth limit is one of the biggest challenges for radio designers, especially when designing analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) where high fidelity is required, such as in 5G, instrumentation, and ADEF applications. This app note discusses use of the AD9213 ADC for these applications.

  8. 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.

  9. Introduction To RF Matrix Switch Types And Functionality

    There are many types of RF matrix switches with configurations that distribute RF signals in very different fashions. This app note describes the functionality of these types of switches, their advantages and disadvantage, and how to choose the best switch for each application.

  10. EMI/EMC And Co-Existence Simulation Methodology For High Performance Digital, Mixed Signal, And RF Wireless Products

    This white paper challenges the achievements in the development of a new simulation methodology to estimate, investigate and address radiated EMI/EMC/Co-existence issues.