As 5G technologies are developed to increase wireless communication data rates by a factor of 100, the design specifications of radio frequency (RF) electronics have become much more rigorous, especially for millimeter-wave (mm-wave) applications. As an alternate solution to traditional low radiation and low gain antennas, Dielectric Resonator Antennas (DRAs) operate with less conduction losses and feature high radiation efficiency when excited properly for mm-wave frequencies and beyond. This white paper presents additional DRA characteristics, and the advantages of using them for 5G technology development.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track objects with tags containing electronically stored information. This application note discusses a new approach to optimizing RFID antennas for this technology with the use of the new NI AWR Software product AntSyn™ antenna synthesis and optimization technology. This method employs evolutionary algorithms (EAs) to explore the design space and automatically determine the best performance options. This application note features a new method used for optimizing radio-frequency identification (RFID) antennas and describes two examples of RFID antennas created using this technology.
Carrier aggregation (CA) enables mobile network operators worldwide to provide faster data, and allows mobile devices to communicate on multiple LTE bands simultaneously. This, however, creates the challenge of avoiding interference between the bands while keeping up good reception and battery life. Multiplexers are an excellent solution for CA combinations that use closely spaced bands since they provide isolation between and within bands, while allowing them to connect to the antenna at the same time. This white paper discusses the challenges of carrier aggregation, and the important benefits of using multiplexer solutions to solve them.
This application note discusses how co-located MIMO performs as well as or better than spatially separated SISO antennas while providing a cheaper alternative.
Kymeta, the company delivering on the promise of global, mobile connectivity and TECOM, a Smiths Microwave brand and a leader in innovative design and manufacturing of high-performance antenna systems, today announced a Partner Development Program Agreement for the aviation market. Under the terms of the agreement, TECOM will incorporate Kymeta® mTenna® technology into an aviation grade terminal to demonstrate connectivity to a Ku-band satellite.
Ethertronics has expanded its portfolio of active antenna RF switches with the industry’s highest linearity for LTE smartphones, devices and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The EC686 and EC646 are designed to meet the market demand for smart Active Steering antenna systems, which dramatically improve performance by increasing data throughput, reducing dropped calls and minimizing the antenna footprint needed for today’s multiband LTE and LTE Advanced smartphones.
Anritsu Company introduces the ultraportable Site Master S331P, the lightest, smallest, fastest and most cost-efficient Site Master field cable and antenna analyzer ever developed.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, has announced the next phase of its compact, high-reliability ShareLite Combiners.
Pharad is exhibiting at SOFIC 2016 its new cut to tune antenna for covert vehicle installations. The VHF to UHF antenna can be tuned by the user to most police, public safety, and push to talk radios operating from 130 MHz to 550 MHz.
Pharad, a leading supplier and manufacturer of small covert antennas for public safety and military applications, has developed a comprehensive line of covert shark fin antennas for stealthy installation on passenger vehicles and SUVs.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, recently announced the availability of a field-installable 4.3-10- style connector as a supplementary offering to the existing factory-fit jumper orientations.
Ethertronics, the leader in ultra-high performance smart antenna system solutions, recently announced two new Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) smart antennas to enhance connected car antenna performance, reliability and range at Electronica, November 8-11 in Munich, Germany.