August 13, 2012
Whenever time to market is critical, rapid
prototyping can produce a first draft of a new product that allows testing, evaluation, and further refinement
of the product idea, which helps a company more quickly and cost-effectively transform early concepts into
marketable products. At the same time, for concepts that may not make practical products, rapid prototyping
can spare a company further investment time and expenses by revealing the product's flaws at an early stage
of the development process.
July 13, 2012
This White Paper begins by explaining how fading occurs and describing traditional methods of radio channel
emulation. It continues to describe the innovative, all-digital, approach used in the Aeroflex 7100 Series Radio Test
Platform. It will be demonstrated that the Aeroflex platform allows realistic testing of LTE user equipment to be performed
in a way that is impractical with traditional methods.
June 25, 2012
Fast, accurate radar pulse measurements are critical when designing or manufacturing radar components. Knowing how to optimize power measurement tools will help engineers meet stringent market demands. Get tips on how to make the fastest and most accurate radar pulse measurements by reading this application note. This article also includes real-world scenarios that demonstrate how to put these tips into practice with Agilent power meters and sensors.
June 16, 2012
This application note is designed to provide you with the latest insights on enabling simulation, generation and analysis of the 802.11ad emerging IEEE standard providing Very High Throughput (VHT)Ã¢â¬âup to 7 Gbps using approximately 2 GHz of spectrum at 60 GHz over a short range.
June 13, 2012
This white paper discusses a
variety of RF materials and
substrates capable of meeting
RF Front-End module
You will gain insight into how
state-of-the-art expertise in
substrate technology can
enable the mobile devices of
the next decade.
June 13, 2012
The small-signal nonlinear distortion of a system can be described with sufficient accuracy using a third order Volterra expansion
of the output in terms of the input. This simple model assumes a memoryless, frequency independent amplifier system, whereby the amplifier characteristics remain constant over the operation bandwidth or, stated equivalently, the operation bandwidth is small compared with the available amplifier system bandwidth....
June 13, 2012
The mismatch between these real loads and the amplifier's output impedance result in a percentage of the forward power being reflected back to the amplifier. In some cases, excessive reflected power can damage an amplifier and precautions that may affect forward power are required. This Application note highlights the major RF amplifier characteristics that impact forward power as well as net power allowing the use of Ohm's law, even when conditions are far from ideal.
June 4, 2012
This application note discusses the Measurement of Group Delay and Amplitude response of RF and Microwave components and assemblies,
including frequency converters, using the 6840 series Microwave System Analyzer with the Group Delay option from Aeroflex.
June 1, 2012
Optimizing a PA design for one parameter invariably requires sacrifi cing the
performance of another. This delicate balance between performance and
effi ciency is not the only conundrum, because designers of 4G PAs must also
contend with demands for greater instantaneous bandwidth. As a result,
designers of next-generation PAs are relying on simulation more than ever
before, and their tasks include frequency domain simulation, time domain
simulation, and now circuit envelope simulation.
May 14, 2012
The LO harmonic effects on I/Q errors and sideband suppression (SBS) in the RF modulator
was analyzed in application report SLWA059. This application report further investigated LO
harmonic effects when attempting to achieve an increased level of SBS performance.