Featured Videos

  1. How To Simplify Designs And Maximize SWaP-C With Positive Gain Slope Amplifiers

    A common problem in wideband systems is the roll-off of components as they go higher in frequencies. Christopher Gregoire from Custom MMIC discusses how to simplify the designs for these wideband systems, and maximize SWaP-C in all applications with the use of positive gain slope amplifiers.

  2. The Future Of RF System Amplifier Architectures

    Engineers are often challenged with the limited linearity associated with high power amplifiers. So where do these issues get solved? Instead of using traditional solutions like adding waveform generators or multiple broadband amplifiers, new super-linear amplifier technologies will be able to reduce harmonics, eliminate the external filter and its insertion loss, and save on time and money. Watch this video with George Bollendorf from Empower RF to learn more about what this new amplifier architecture will look like, as well as the benefits it will offer for many different applications.

  3. Product Video: 1-Port VNA Solutions For Multi-Port Measurements

    This afternoon at IMS 2018, Brian Walker from Copper Mountain Technologies illustrates the use of 1-port VNAs to make multi-port measurements for LTE and 5G applications that have multiple antennas and frequencies in one package.

  4. 5G Testing: Challenges And Solutions

    With 5G evolving to higher frequencies, engineers are often challenged with the density and phase stability in newly designed products. Chris Cox of W. L. Gore & Associates discusses these challenges and present us with a number of possible testing solutions.

  5. Product Video: Component Testing Solutions For 5G Applications

    Lawrence Wilson and Richard Pieciak from Rohde & Schwarz introduce the SMW Signal Generator and FSW Spectral Analyzer as high-performance component testing solutions for 5G NR signals in all frequency ranges. Watch the video for more information on these solutions.

  6. How To Simulate Throughput For A New Device Design

    Many engineers want to know how to calculate the throughput for a new antenna design, especially for 5G applications. Jeff Barney from Remcom walked us through the process of simulating the antenna element, modeling the channel propagation, and calculating the throughput modulation. Check out the video for more in-depth information, as well as a specific example of measuring the throughput of WiFi in a house.

  7. Measuring Inter-Pulse Noise In Radar Amplifiers

    To start off our second day here at IMS 2018, George Solomon from Communications & Power Industries (CPI), Beverly Microwave Division presents a technique for measuring inter-pulse noise within radar amplifiers. Ideally, an amplifier would have no inter-pulse noise measured to KTB of -174 dBm/Hz. Check out the video to learn how to make sure this measurement happens.

  8. Vibration Induced Phase Noise In Ovenized Oscillators

    Many RF applications use phase noise as the determining factor of a system’s performance. In our last video today at IMS 2018, Mel Mehert from MtronPTI discusses how to reduce vibration sensitivity on an OCXO, and showed us an illustration of phase noise of the XO55310 100 MHz Evibe OCXO.

  9. How To Increase Range Extension For Military And Commercial Communication Systems

    From military to commercial applications, engineers are always looking to extend the ranges of their current communications systems, whether that means in technical radios, datalinks on UAVs, or telemetry on a manned aircraft. Jarred Lawler from NuWaves at IMS 2018 presents a number of ways to extend range, including improvements in the antenna, MIMO capabilities, and power amplification.

  10. Efficient Antenna Design Process For Wireless, Wearable, And Implantable Devices

    C.J. Reddy from Altair talked to us today about efficient antenna design processes for wireless, wearable, and implantable devices using Altair FEKO simulation software. Check out the video for the advantages in using simulation software with as low computational electromagnetics (CEM) as possible when modeling devices to work well while in contact with the human body.