Featured Articles

  1. Connectivity Q&A: Why Wi-Fi 6 Will Be Your Competitive Advantage
    11/11/2019

    This article offers practical advice on designing applications for Wi-Fi 6 and unlocking the full potential of the new 802.11ax standard.

  2. The HUBER+SUHNER SUCOFLEX® 500 Family Combines Low Loss With High Flexibility
    11/11/2019

    In order to resolve the trade-off issue facing the coaxial cable market, HUBER+SUHNER has combined the advantages of the solid and the stranded wire into one product – the SUCOFLEX 500 cable assemblies. To achieve this, HUBER+SUHNER has launched a two-in-one solution, enabled by its patented rotary swaging technology. This white paper discusses the features and benefits of this technology to meet the highest demands in performance, reliability, and durability.

  3. Best Practices to Accelerate 5G Base Station Deployment: Your RF Front-End Massive MIMO Primer
    11/8/2019

    Strategy Analytics predicts an explosive growth of emerging 5G networks. They forecasted the number of new base station sectors deployed to double between 2018 and 2024. This rapid 5G growth will result in equipment for nearly 9.4 million new and upgraded wireless base stations deployed by 2024. Many of these 5G base stations will incorporate massive MIMO antennas. These new 5G network architectures incorporating massive MIMO antennas are pushing always-on connectivity to the outer edges of the cellular network. This article covers everything to know about the fundamentals of the RF front-end in the massive MIMO base station.

  4. Wearable Dual-Band MIMO Antenna
    11/8/2019

    This example demonstrates a possible wearable antenna design for dual-band use constructed of textile materials. The performance of the antenna remains acceptable as it is deformed as might happen in actual usage cases. When combined in a MIMO array, the antennas show good isolation and acceptable antenna performance.

  5. What The Heck Is An OCXO Oscillator?
    11/8/2019

    OCXO stands for Oven Controlled Crystal (Xtal) Oscillator. OCXOs are the top performing type of quartz crystal oscillators at the expense of power. Other types of quartz crystal oscillators include TCXO, VCXO, and just plain XOs. 

  6. Frequency Control Products And HDTV Broadcasting Applications
    11/7/2019

    High-Definition Television (HDTV) enhances the viewing experience by offering wider pictures with much more detail and clarity than analog broadcasting video. This application note provides an overview of the fundamentals of HDTV broadcasting and touches on possible product solutions to enhance it.

  7. Multi-Stage GaN Power Amplifier Reference Design
    11/7/2019

    Wolfspeed has developed a three-stage application circuit demonstrator using two Cree 50 volt GaN products. This application note demonstrates Wolfspeed’s GaN HEMT technology capabilities with respect to harmonic content, power added efficiency (PAE), size weight, and power (SWaP). It also describes the typical performance that has been achieved and that which can be expected when evaluating the demonstrator.

  8. Design And Modeling Of A Solid-State Transmit/Receive Module For Radar Applications
    11/5/2019

    Active phased-array radars (APARs) typically require solid-state T/R modules with high-output power, low-noise figure, third-order intercept, and sufficient gain in both transmit and receive. A T/R module is 40-60% of the overall RF front-end cost, so it is important to use an architecture that meets all requirements with the most cost-effective technology. This white paper overviews various solid-state semiconductor technologies for T/R module development and describes a design methodology that includes the modeling/analysis of a T/R module.

  9. Definitive Guide to UAVs
    10/31/2019

    In the defense sector, unmanned systems have continued to transform military reconnaissance and surveillance missions. In fact, unmanned platforms and capabilities have become so broad that they’ve branched into more than a dozen categories and acronyms. This article provides an overview of the different acronyms associated with unmanned systems.

  10. Understanding RF Signal-Combining Technologies
    10/30/2019

    This article explores options for combining or separating signals and is intended to help engineers determine which component -- or combination of components -- is most advantageous, given the application.