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  • 3 Common Pitfalls Of 802.11ax DVT (That Test Developers Should Avoid)

    The transition from previous 802.11 standards, such as 802.11n and 802.11ac, to 802.11ax adds several new technologies and performance requirements that need to be fully tested. However, there are a number of challenges in designing these test scenarios.

  • Loose Lips Sink Gifts And Spaceships

    Whether it’s a matter of national security or commercial success, a space plane or a sensor, brilliant people regularly refrain from trumpeting their astounding scientific achievements. It's not always easy or popular, but it's necessary, and I tip my hat top you, secret-keepers.

  • 5G New Radio Architecture And Challenges

    NR is billed as a more capable air interface, and will need to operate in both the frequencies below 6 GHz and above 24 GHz (mmWave) with a frame structure supporting both TDD and FDD, as well as operate in both licensed and unlicensed spectrum.

  • Who Really Benefits From Spectrum Auctions?

    How much do the FCC’s RF spectrum auctions foster competition, benefit consumers, or spur development of new components and technologies?

  • Satellite M2M, The IoT, And The Public Sector

    As machine-to-machine and Internet of Things technologies grow congruent with daily life, satellite-based IoT is increasingly relevant to the mix. Given that IoT devices are primarily used to eliminate the need for human interface, as well as provide real-time automated monitoring and control across distances, it’s often essential to enable its functioning in remote regions that lie outside the range of terrestrial network coverage.

  • Flexible Hybrid Electronics Advancing, Spurred By Dual-Use Technology Development

    Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) is a category of microelectronics using novel materials with stretchable, conformable, and flexible form factors. FHE enables wearables, medical Internet of Things (IoT) applications, defense applications, and more by shifting from electronics based on rigid and fragile circuit boards to flexible electronics components mounted on substrates, such as plastics and textiles.

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small-cell-antenna FCC Wants To Streamline Rules To Spur 5G Small Cell Deployment

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to relax existing rules governing the deployment of small cells needed to run upcoming 5G networks across the United States.

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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

  • The number of connected devices in our homes continues to rise, and they each can be held to a different wireless standard. These different technologies create challenges for vendors choosing which technologies they would select for their devices, as each type of technology has its own impact in terms of product design. This article presents Qorvo’s solution for managing multiple traffic standards within a connected home to keep communications between devices faster, more efficient, more scalable, and able to receive more data packets. 

  • The rise of 5G has changed the landscape of wireless testing. One of the biggest changes is the ability of test engineers to perform over-the-air (OTA) testing without connecting anything or having a special setup, something not historically possible with past generations of wireless devices, due to FCC regulation and spectrum licensing law. OTA testing has the potential to revolutionize wireless device testing while enabling innovative testing of both advanced antenna systems (AAS) and antenna array technology. When flexibility, speed and testing diverse antenna configurations are the primary objectives, new methods of OTA testing bring much to the table.

  • 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. 

  • Ultrawideband (UWB) technology has a growing number of applications in communication technology, radar sensors, or IoT equipment, among many others, all using an extremely high bandwidth of 500 MHz or more. The ETSI standard requires in-band testing for product certification with a resolution bandwidth of 50 MHz for these UWB products. 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.

  • The key to improving energy efficiency lies, fundamentally, in the use of active antennas. However, duplex operation of cellular phones greatly distorts the desired performance of active antennas. To correct this, one must deploy self-diplexed antennas.

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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 the toughest design problems.