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The APITech Insights blog from experts in the fields of EMI/EMC, EW, Space, RF/Microwave Hardware, Integrated Microwave Assembly, and other areas.


The Analog-of-Things Rise is the Crucible of digital innovation

It isn’t news to any professional in the electronics industry, or virtually any other, that almost any technology, process, or service that can be internet or intranet connected is being connected. If it is a wired connection or a wireless connection, the fundamental way most people are interacting with their world or data is being done with, or enhanced by, connected devices. The heart of innovation is effective and accessible communication. The Internet of Things (IoT) has made it possible for devices to relay information one to another, but intrinsically relies on an analog backbone to operate.

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5G yellow brick road

5G in 2021 & The Rise of The Machines, Part 2

In Part 1 of the 2-part blog series “5G in 2021 & The Rise of the Machines”, a high-level discussion of the wireless connectivity trends is provided, along with a glimpse into how wireless standard convergence is a likely outcome to the drive toward unbridled wireless connectivity. This blog will close the loop and finish the discussion of these trends, with highlights on the progress and potential impact of the Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT), vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications, connecting everything else, and how we can seize the opportunity of a new paradigm of connectivity.

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5G yellow brick road

5G in 2021 & The Rise of The Machines, Part 1

5G has been heralded not only as a new frontier of cellular telecommunications, but an enabling technology for a new paradigm of interconnectivity and intelligence in devices deployed throughout the world. Advances in smart manufacturing, cities, transportation, and our homes, is part of an overhaul that will further enhance, automate, and generally “augment” people’s lives and our interactions with the machine realm.

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Digital Beamforming Trends For Satellite Applications

The emergence and rapid development of active antenna systems for terrestrial communications has also spurred development of highly integrated and capable digital beamforming (DBF) solutions for satellite applications. Read about this new development.

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Digitization of Satellite RF Systems

The past several years have seen wide upheaval in the space communication sector, from satellite payloads to ground station technology. This renaissance of space communications has largely been a shift from the five-decade-long approach of highly dedicated satellite communication and ground station technology to increased digitization and virtualization. A key aspect of this transformation is the digitization of satellite RF systems to yield more compact, lower weight, more configurable, and lower cost. Learn about this evolving trend.

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