It has been another tumultuous year, but the RF/microwave industry has continued to be resilient. 5G deployments were faster than expected and several new areas have taken off such as 6G, quantum technologies, additive manufacturing and hypersonic systems. We have seen a strong interest on our web site for mmWave technologies and basic tutorials. Below are the top 15 technical articles by most views on our website for 2021 to date.

  1. Comparing Microstrip and Grounded Coplanar Waveguide - Rogers Corporation blog posting
  2. Very Low-Cost RF Test Equipment for the DIY Engineer or Student (<$1,000) – Pat Hindle, Microwave Journal
  3. Comprehensive Survey of Commercial mmWave Phased Array Companies - Pat Hindle, Microwave Journal
  4. Comprehensive Survey of 77, 79 GHz Automotive Radar Companies – Sensors and ICs - Pat Hindle, Microwave Journal
  5. 24 GHz Radar Works With Arduino and Raspberry Pi - uRAD, Spain
  6. What Is Outgassing and When Does It Matter? – John Coonrod, Rogers Corporation blog posting
  7. On the Direct Conversion Receiver -- A Tutorial - Ashkan Mashhour, William Domino, Norman Beamish
  8. 3D Smith Chart Tool is Now Free to All Students – 3D Smith Chart
  9. Military Satellite Terminals RF Technology Trends and Outlook – Asif Anwar, Strategy Analytics
  10. Tutorial and Research Trends in Antenna Technology - Ashutosh Kedar, Electronics & Radar Development Establishment, India
  11. A Practical Guide to the Design of Microstrip Antenna Arrays - Roger Hill, Philips Research Laboratories, England
  12. RF GaN on Silicon: The Best of Two Worlds - Ismail Nasr, Infineon Technologies, Germany
  13. Composite Low Pass Filter Design with T and π Network on Microstrip Line - Z.D. Tan, J.S. Mandeep, S.I.S. Hassan and M.F. Ain School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysi
  14. Design of a mmWave MIMO Radar - Tero Kiuru and Henrik Forstén, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Espoo, Finland
  15. E-Band mmWave Technology for HAPS and LEO Satellite Systems - Mike Geen, Filtronic, U.K.