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Design Trends in Automotive Electronics and Radar Sensors

The high growth rate of automotive electronics in recent years shows the importance of electronics and radar sensors for future vehicle development. This eBook offers design information covering high-resolution, wideband radar measurement challenges, automotive radar & the congested spectrum, design challenges of infrastructure for automotive wireless charging, and antenna design & testing.

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New Developments in SATCOM Amplifiers and Antennas

This eBook covers new RF design techniques being used in the area of SATCOM. It starts off with an overview of defense technologies by Strategy Analytics followed by two articles on the design of GaN amplifiers for SATCOM including new GaN-on-diamond amplifiers and another on space qualified GaN amplifiers. And the final article takes a look at new antenna technologies that promise great improvements for SATCOM and other applications. Read this eBook to learn about these new trends in SATCOM design.

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5G Over the Air Testing (OTA) Challenges and Solutions

This eBook starts out with a couple of general articles about 5G testing challenges and a 5G NR standards overview. The third article describes how software and hardware near-field transformations for 5G OTA Testing are meeting the challenges for testing both sub 6 GHz and mmWave frequencies. The next article provides an overview of the various test methods including the advantages and disadvantages of the methods. Then it summarizes some of the solutions available from 9 leading test and measurement companies in this field. Finally, MVG reviews their mmWave OTA test system that provides proof of concept for measuring 5G beamforming. Read this eBook to learn about the challenges and solutions for 5G OTA testing.

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SATCOM GaN Power Amplifier Design

The first article in this eBook is written by Strategy Analytics’ Asif Anwar covering the military satellite terminal basics, market trends and the outlook for this market. With a major shift from GaAs to GaN as the semiconductor device material of choice, Norsat compares the two technologies covering the reasons for this shift and the advantages of GaN technology for SATCOM amplifiers. Another article covers the design of a broadband, highly efficient, GaN power amplifier. The last article reviews GaN SSPA technology for space-based applications covering the challenges to device design and reliability as they start to replace TWTs in this area. Read this eBook to learn about these important topics in SATCOM amplifiers.

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Innovations in Phased Array Antennas for 5G

This eBook explores innovations in phased array systems and their application to the 5G radio access network (RAN), beginning with an article by Strategy Analytics discussing how the military market will continue to feed technology for commercial systems. An article written by MathWorks introduces the theory of spatial multiplexing, laying the foundation for beamforming arrays and several articles contributed by MACOM discuss the development of phased array antennas for 5G. Lastly, an article contributed by Rohde & Schwarz covers the options for OTA testing at sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave frequencies, including far field, compact antenna test ranges and software/hardware near-field transformations.

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New Trends in Software Defined Spectrum Analysis

This eBook covers many of the new software defined radio configurations and challenges being addressed by this new technology. Networked Spectrum Analyzers with GPS are discussed by ThinkRF followed by an article on Optimizing Digital Receivers for Signal Monitoring Platforms. Other articles cover Automating Microwave Measurements with Software Defined Synthetic Instrumentation, design aspects of developing software defined radio with next generation signal partitioning, and DARPA’s Colosseum which is the world’s largest test bed developed to date for evaluating software defined radios.

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IoT Applications and Design Guide

This eBook takes a look at the emergence of IoT and design of devices for this market. The first couple of articles take a look at the overall IoT market challenges and trends for smart home services. Next, it addresses rapid product development of NB-IoT devices with simulation followed by a couple of articles addressing antenna design and new antenna technologies. The eBook concludes with an article addressing design for IEEE 802.11ax for distributed WiFi in the home. Learn more about specific design and simulation techniques for IoT by downloading this eBook.

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GaN Power Amplifier Design Solutions

With RF GaN amplifier activity continuing to increase, this eBook provides six articles covering various design topics in commercial and military markets. The first two stories cover Aerospace & Defense applications with GaN being used in the Space Fence Radar System and as replacements for TWTAs in ECM systems. The next article takes a look at the adoption of GaN in the point to point microwave radio systems authored by Ericsson. With the high power densities achieved by GaN amplifiers, the thermal challenges can even be more critical than the electronic design issues so the next three articles look at addressing thermal challenges through heat sinking/mechanical design and various design techniques and solution to improve efficiency. We hope that this will improve your knowledge of GaN amplifier technology and thank Boonton and Qorvo for sponsoring this eBook.

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PCB Fabrication and Material Considerations for the Different Bands of 5G

This eBook reviews 5G objectives and updates, material selection for the different spectrum of 5G power amplifiers, how to design PCB defected ground structures without radiation loss and how to include the effects of circuit material copper surface roughness in EM Simulations. And for the first time, we are publishing results on the effect of plated through hole surface roughness on high frequency signals as this has never been covered before that we know of in the literature.

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5G RF Front End Design and Measurement

This eBook provides designers with the basics of measurement and design techniques being used to achieve high performance designs for 5G RF front ends. These articles are written by industry experts from leading companies as educational pieces with design examples and measurement methods to provide the latest information about 5G RF design.

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5G Semiconductor Solutions - Infrastructure and Fixed Wireless Access

This eBook is a compilation of recent articles published by Microwave Journal on mmWave technology, automotive radar sensor trends and innovation, choosing the right PCB materials and configurations for high frequency automotive radars, the future of automotive radar testing and interference issues that need to be addressed.

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Rogers Corp

Automotive Radar Design Considerations for Autonomous Driving and Safety Systems

This eBook is a compilation of recent articles published by Microwave Journal on mmWave technology, automotive radar sensor trends and innovation, choosing the right PCB materials and configurations for high frequency automotive radars, the future of automotive radar testing and interference issues that need to be addressed.

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Rogers Corp

GPS/GNSS Interference Challenges and Solutions

With the expansion of GNSS/GPS systems worldwide, this eBook addresses the critical interference issues covering filter design, co-existence of systems, system architecture, testing, temperature considerations and more in the successful design of GNSS/GPS systems for today’s wireless applications. It also offers insight into basic filter design in systems and filter design trends in the market.

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Rogers Corp

Advances in Radar, Test and Integration

Strategy Analytics stated that current technology advancements in the areas of Doppler processing, dual-polarization, electronic digital beamforming, solid-state transceivers, pulsed-compression, direct digital data conversion, signal processing algorithms, 3-D displays and data analytics are adding impetus to radar spending globally through both upgrades on existing systems as well as new radar procurements. This eBook collection of articles provides an overview of many of these trends and technology advancements including design tradeoffs, new architectures, new simulation and testing techniques and more.

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Rogers Corp

Selection of PCB Materials for 5G

The demanding performance requirements of 5G will push the limit of PCB designs from antennas to control functions to amplifier circuits. PCB effects such as copper surface roughness, Dk variations, thermal dissipation, passive intermodulation, coefficient of thermal expansion and thickness variations, will affect 5G designs more than previous generations. This eBook covers these topics to help engineers design for the next generation of mobile communications.

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Copper Mountain

Semiconductor Test Tips and Tricks

The semiconductor test market is undergoing tremendous pressure to reduce the cost of test and improve ROI as margins on low cost devices for applications such as IoT and memory decrease. In order to assist semiconductor test customers with educational articles on these and other related topics, this eBook covers some of the challenges test and measurement engineers are facing today.

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Copper Mountain

Precision Antenna Measurement Guide

This eBook provides in-depth articles covering precision antenna measurement topics including anechoic chamber design and optimization, automated antenna measurement using a VNA, and antenna connection techniques for accurate testing of small antennas.

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National Instruments

Advances in AESA Radar

The four technical articles selected by the editors for this ebook cover the latest industry trends in AESA radar ranging from traditional T/R module based arrays to new tile array configurations and a review of metamaterials approaches. Analog versus digtial beamforming including a hybrid approach are also covered.

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Rise of 5G

The Rise of 5G - mmWave Moves Forward

This eBook brings together several recent articles from Microwave Journal covering mmWave radios for communications, 5G mmWave applications, mmWave propagation measurements, automotive radar issues and mmWave gesture control of IoT devices. These articles take an in-depth look at each area including measured data and examples. The mmWave revolution has begun!

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