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Designing a Compact Ridged Waveguide Filter with CST Filter Designer 3D

Multi-mode cavity filters offer high power in a compact device, but are difficult to design by conventional methods. This article shows how the filter synthesis tool Filter Designer 3D can be used to design and tune a multi-mode compact ridged waveguide filter to meet stringent specifications.

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5G NR Primer for Amplifier and Filter Design

Future communication systems will comprise many diverse systems that will be implemented with a wide array of solutions. Providing increased mobile broadband traffic and higher data rates, as demanded by end users, will require adding more spectrum, making that spectrum more efficient, and building out ultra-dense network configurations.

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PCB Prototyping for Smarties: Best Practices for Ensuring a Smooth, Successful Manufacturing Process

PCB Prototyping for Smarties examines how to align your prototyping strategy with business requirements, maintain flexibility in a fast-paced, always-evolving competitive environment and produce quality boards.

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Antenna Beam Characterization of 5G Mobile Devices and Base Stations Using the R&S®NRPM Over-the-Air (OTA) Power Measurement Solution

The application note contains theoretical background on OTA power and pattern measurements. It gives step-by-step instructions for the verification of the power level and the radiation pattern of a device under test (DUT) in comparison to a golden device, and it presents an approach for verifying the accuracy of beam steering.


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The Challenges of Using Direct Reading Attenuators and Current Solutions

One of the most challenging things about working with millimeter-wave technology is getting accurate measurements. Uncertainty can be introduced at many points during testing, so selecting the right test equipment is an important decision.

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5G Antenna Design for 5G Communications

While some of the challenges that lie ahead to meet the 5G requirements may seem daunting, simulation can already be used to develop understanding and explore innovative solutions. Altair FEKO offers comprehensive solutions for device and base station antenna design, while WinProp will determine the requirements for successful network deployment.


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Designing a Compact Ridged Waveguide Filter with CST Filter Designer 3D

Multi-mode cavity filters offer high power in a compact device, but are difficult to design by conventional methods. This article shows how the filter synthesis tool Filter Designer 3D can be used to design and tune a multi-mode compact ridged waveguide filter to meet stringent specifications.

5G NR Primer for Amplifier and Filter Design

Future communication systems will comprise many diverse systems that will be implemented with a wide array of solutions. Providing increased mobile broadband traffic and higher data rates, as demanded by end users, will require adding more spectrum, making that spectrum more efficient, and building out ultra-dense network configurations.

PCB Prototyping for Smarties: Best Practices for Ensuring a Smooth, Successful Manufacturing Process

PCB Prototyping for Smarties examines how to align your prototyping strategy with business requirements, maintain flexibility in a fast-paced, always-evolving competitive environment and produce quality boards.

White Paper: How to Create Arbitrary Waveforms without Programming

Creating arbitrary waveforms is easier than you might think. You don’t need to write code to generate a waveform and upload it to your function/arbitrary waveform generator, and you don’t need tediously learn how to use complex waveform software. Learn how to easily create your own arbitrary waveforms without programming!

4 Ways to Build Your Power Supply Skill Set

More of today's design problems are being caused by the systems that power them. Designs are placing higher demands on their power systems and so during the design phase, your power supply needs to be able to provide reliable power to your device under test.

5 Essential Hints to Improve Millimeter-wave Network Analysis

It’s easy to underestimate the challenges of network analysis at millimeter-wave frequencies. Follow these hints to optimize your measurements for ease, accuracy, and repeatability.

8 Proven Ways to Increase Test Asset ROI

You're expected to deliver excellent results while staying within stringent budget constraints. Did you know that your test assets are critical to your success? Our new complimentary eBook offers eight ways to shift your perspective, enhance your processes, and transform test asset insights into an increased return on investment. 

A Comparison of GaN vs. GaAs System Performance

Traditionally RF power amplifiers used GaAs technology which has a well behaved and understood performance. Over the past few years GaN technology is replacing GaAs because GaN is more efficient and has a higher power density resulting in higher power MMICs and FETs.

App Note: Transmitter Test: Overcoming Five Fundamental Challenges

Development of any wireless system is a demanding task, bounded by tight constraints and complicated by innumerable tradeoffs. This application note offers solutions that will help you overcome fundamental challenges in transmitter testing, including standard-compliance, power measurements, interference, EMC, and power consumption.

White Paper: 5 New Features and Test Challenges on 802.11ax

The new 802.11ax standard (High Efficiency or HE specification) aims to provide better spectral efficiency, capacity, and coverage in dense deployment scenarios as well as outdoor environments, with a goal to improve the average throughput per station by at least 4x compared to 802.11ac. Let’s look at five new features in 802.11ax that enable these improvements.