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22_12_RFG_BackChannel_450x300 Back Channel — The Human Body As A 6G Antenna, NOAA Taking Stock Of Spectrum, A 3D Printing Roundup, And More

Back Channel presents the most captivating news and innovations in RF and microwaves. This week, we look at how Skyworks and Semtech are collaborating to launch LPWAN reference design for industrial and smart city applications, Rohde & Schwarz is contributing to the investigation of sub-THz measurement, and the U.S. and Japan warn that attacks on satellites may trigger a military response.

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IOT PRODUCTS

Qorvo offers the QPF4551 integrated front end module (FEM) for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) systems. With a compact form factor and integrated matching, this module minimizes the layout area required for its application. It is ideally used for access points, wireless routers, residential gateways, residential gateways, premise equipment, and Internet of Things applications.

Altair offers their scalable design platform for shortening design efforts along product and services digitalization while minimizing overall costs. Altair IoT solutions help accelerate growth in developing new services, improve productivity, increase flexibility, and optimize overall global efficiency.

Skyworks presents innovative Internet of Things (IoT) product solutions for a wide range of applications including automotive, connected home, industrial, machine-to-machine, medical, mobile devices, and wearables.

IOT WHITE PAPERS, APPLICATION NOTES, CASE STUDIES, & BROCHURES

  • Matter is a universal software layer, a foundation for connected things and their application, will act as the universal IoT standard compatible with various protocols deployed in our homes today. With Matter, all ecosystem manufacturers can make it easier for product developers to innovate because the interoperability function is taken care of.

  • The number of connected devices in our homes continues to rise, and each device can be held to a different wireless standard. Qorvo explains how to manage multiple traffic standards within a connected home to keep communications between devices fast, efficient, scalable, and able to receive more data. 

  • Over-the-air (OTA) testing, something not historically possible with past generations of wireless devices, has the potential to revolutionize wireless device testing while enabling innovative testing of both advanced antenna systems (AAS) and antenna array technology.

  • Led by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), multiple portions of the spectrum ranging from the C band to the V band were either opened or auctioned to new uses throughout the year. These changes drive a variety of new opportunities for wireless device manufacturers and broadband and cellular carriers. These new opportunities result in a range of fresh challenges for RF technology vendors to help solve. 

  • Used in communications, radar sensors, and IoT, ultrawideband (UWB) technology uses an extremely high bandwidth of 500 MHz or more. The ETSI standard requires a resolution bandwidth of 50 MHz. This application note explains technical reasons for the bandwidth limitation and presents solutions for regulative UWB testing using the R&S®ESW. 

  • There’s a new standard in town and its name is CHIP – Connected Home Over the Internet Protocol. It aims to elevate consumers’ smart home experiences by making products more compatible. Up until now, we’ve had a range of protocols – Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Bluetooth® Low Energy, Thread, etc. This article provides a brief introduction to this standard. 

  • As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow and change the way consumers manage information in the environment, Skyworks has worked to expand its wireless connectivity product portfolio for the needs of every emerging market. These markets include automotive, connected home, industrial, machine-to-machine (M2M), medical, mobile devices, smart energy, and wearable technologies. This brochure provides a brief overview on Skyworks’ new and featured products for each market.

  • The most demanding ­5G applications will require fiber for each small cell, but the exact fiber cable requirements for each deployment will differ based on local geography and expected demand. This paper discusses the use of fiber in 5G technologies, as well as how to calculate the amount of fiber needed for 5G in metropolitan areas.

IOT VIDEOS

Qorvo’s ConcurrentConnect™ technology works and enables fast communications, increases network capacity, helps create future-proof connected devices, and improves scalability in the connected home. Qorvo works with an array of tools and loves partnering with the customers on their toughest design problems.