Special guest appearance, Peter Gammel, CTO at Skyworks
March 14, 2017
Microwave Journal Editors, Pat Hindle and Gary Lerude, review the March Test and Measurement issue articles on new testing techniques and products plus the latest news and events. A special guest interview is previewed with Skyworks CTO, Peter Gammel, about 5G and IoT.
Collaborations between universities and industry are vitally important to moving innovative research forward, and this work between BT and Bristol is a great example of this type of collaboration to move Massive MIMO from theory to reality.
Circuit materials are evaluated by a number of different parameters, including dielectric constant (Dk) and dissipation factor (Df). Those two parameters also have temperature-based variants that provide insight into the expected behavior of a circuit material with changes in temperature, notably the thermal coefficient of dielectric constant (TCDk) and the thermal coefficient of dissipation factor (TCDf).
Analog Devices, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Linear Technology Corporation. The combination creates a premier analog technology company with a comprehensive suite of high performance analog offerings and integrated engineering, manufacturing, sales and support that will accelerate innovation and revenue growth.
Smiths Interconnect, a division of Smiths Group plc, announced it is unifying its technology brands of EMC Technology, Hypertac, IDI, Lorch, Millitech, RF Labs, Sabritec, TECOM, and TRAK under the single brand identity of ‘Smiths Interconnect’.
Qorvo announced two dual-channel switch-LNA modules for base stations, covering 2.3 to 2.7 GHz and 1.8 to 4.2 GHz, respectively. Designed for TDD massive MIMO architectures, each channel integrates a T/R switch to connect the antenna to a two-stage LNA in receive mode or, in transmit, passes the signal from the PA to the antenna.
22 mobile communications companies announced collective support for accelerating the 5G new radio (NR) standardization schedule to enable large-scale trials and deployments as early as 2019. The firms are supporting a proposal to be discussed at the next 3GPP RAN plenary meeting, scheduled for March 6-9 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.