Featured Articles

  1. Understanding NuWaves’ MILSPEC Product Qualification
    12/19/2017

    NuWaves’ products are designed to MILSPEC product qualification and to work in a myriad of applications, including ground, surface, and airborne systems. This article introduces the expertise NuWaves provides in creating compliant products, and covers their many testing capabilities.

  2. How To Keep Noise Out Of RF Circuit Power Supplies
    12/19/2017

    RF circuits generating radio frequency signals are very sensitive to power supply noise, which can significantly degrade the performance of a system if not controlled. This article describes potential sources of noise and addresses different techniques for handling them.

  3. Common Applications For Radio Frequency (RF) Filters
    12/19/2017

    An RF filter permits a signal of interest to pass through while attenuating any undesired signals. This article describes the different filter shapes, or responses, when plotted in the frequency domain, defines general terms in filter utilization, and covers common types of applications that use RF filters.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.