White Papers

Samtec

Wideband RF Launches:  Much more than Footprints on PCBs

As the demand for higher frequencies and wider bandwidths continue their relentless march upward, RF connectors need to keep up with, or even exceed, demands. Mating the RF connector to a PCB or substrate requires careful consideration of several factors to get the full performance out of the connector. This white paper will provide an understanding of what makes successful launches work, what knobs to turn, and design guidelines to make connector launches perform well as the industry moves toward 100 GHz bandwidths.


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Rohde and Schwarz

5G Evolution - on the Path to 6G

5G is now and what’s next? As a new generation of cellular technology typically appears every 8-10 years, 6G can be expected around 2030. Download this white paper to explore the evolution from 5G to 6G from a service, air interface and network perspective.


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thinkRF

Persistent Spectrum Monitoring

This article will introduce the three trends driving the need for persistent spectrum monitoring before comparing the benefits of a proactive approach to traditional RF drive tests which are often reactive and capture only a brief snapshot of the wireless environment. It will conclude by highlighting some of the key features and performance requirements RF Engineers should consider when comparing RF receivers.


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Remcom

XFdtd Analyzes Complex Beam Steering Antenna Arrays

Remcom’s XFdtd® Electromagnetic Simulation Software contains analysis tools for rapidly characterizing the performance of arrays of antennas for beamforming and beam steering applications. This whitepaper demonstrates how unique features like superposition and array optimization simplify the process for understanding device performance by providing efficient ways to validate array coverage.


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Cadence

Advances in EM Analysis and Design Flows for RF System Development

RF/mixed signal PCB systems and heterogeneous SiP technologies are increasingly susceptible to delayed product development turnaround times due to higher frequencies and component densities. This paper overviews the Cadence design platforms that provide seamlessly integrated EM and multiphysics/thermal simulation with the capacity to solve large-scale design and integration problems across IC, package, and board.


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Mini Circuits

Filtering Solutions for 5G C-Band Interference with Radar Altimeter Receivers

Recent debate about potential interference between 5G network equipment operating in C-band frequencies and radar altimeter (RA) receivers onboard commercial aircraft has highlighted the need for high-Q filtering solutions in crowded spectral environments. This paper presents two Mini-Circuits filters fabricated using ceramic resonator and cavity technologies designed specifically to eliminate interference by 5G C-Band emissions when incorporated either within or in line with the RA assembly.


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