Featured Articles

  1. Understanding Beamforming Measurements

    Beamforming is a common technology in the aerospace sector but with 5G NR pushing to integrate beamforming, the market is growing significantly. This drives companies to develop highly integrated ICs, which include a complete analog beamforming network. These ICs will complement digital beam forming elements in order to increase the number of antenna elements forming together a hybrid beamforming setup.

  2. Components For 5G - What Is New?

    With the next big step in mobile communication, 5G will introduce new RF techniques, new frequencies and signal bandwidths. Ultimately, 5G New Radio (5G NR) will bring higher speed, reduced latency, more capacity and improved reliability. While the system parameters will change, the hardware to enable the new major step in mobile technology towards 5G NR will be different as well. New technologies will be deployed and designs have to follow the new requirements.

  3. Advanced Methods For Analyzing Ultra-Wide Automotive Radar Signals

    Automotive FMCW radars typically operate between 76 GHz and 77 GHz. In some countries, the frequency range between 77 GHz and 81 GHz has become available for automotive radar applications. This paper will review different ways to overcome the challenges of RF measurements in the E band for ultra wide signals. It will look at the demodulation and analysis of a wideband automotive radar signal and discuss the results and main performance parameters.

  4. Integrated Windscreen Antenna Analysis

    Many of today’s vehicles tend to include antennas for AM and FM radio, television, GPS navigation, GMS communication, and automated tolling. This white paper discusses how FEKO can provide accurate and efficient solutions in the analysis of integrated windscreen antennas.

  5. Modeling Of A Magic Tee Waveguide Coupler

    This white paper offers a short depiction of FEKO’s waveguide capability with a magic T coupler as an example.

  6. MMICs vs. Discrete Circuits, What Are The Trade-Offs?

    One major decision a PA module designer must make during development is the choice of architecture utilized in the amplification circuit. The two most widely used options are a Monolithic Microwaves Integrated Circuit (MMIC), or a design built around discrete components. Each approach provides advantages and particular challenges.

  7. High Power Switched Filter Bank Options For RF Communications And Electronic Warfare (EW) Applications

    Switched filter banks are beneficial to Radio Frequency (RF) communication systems and are utilized in both receivers and transmitters to reduce signal interference from harmonics, spurious emissions, strong signal interferers, and to limit noise power for optimized system performance.

  8. What Can mmWave Do For 5G Backhaul?

    The backhaul segment of the network is traditionally made up of the intermediate point-to-point links between the core (or backbone) network and the small subnetworks at the network edge, where the base stations are. Since 5G is aiming for multi-Gbps data rates for subscribers, all this data will need to be backhauled at much higher rates, too.

  9. Development Of The Next-Generation Openvpx-Based Embedded System Standard

    Something exciting is happening in the service representative community. Representatives from three different programs, one from each of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) services, have come together with a common objective to solve their respective acquisition problems with an agreed upon, open architecture standard. Here is the final part of a 3-part article covering the SOSA (Sensor Open System Architecture) Consortium’s efforts.

  10. Introduction To ANSYS 5G Antenna Solutions

    This white paper addresses the complexity of designing various points in 5G systems, and discusses possible solutions to design and simulate antenna systems, antenna-to-antenna coupling, environmental effects on signal propagation, and V2V / V2X communication.