White Papers


A High-Performance GaAs Alternative to SOI Switches

Although Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) MMIC switches can achieve fast switching, wide bandwidth and high frequency and power, most come at high cost. GaAs MMIC switch designs achieve comparable performance at considerably lower cost with distinct advantages. Read why Mini-Circuits’ GaAs MMIC technology switches afford a compelling alternative to comparable SOI models.


Fundamentals of Radome and Bumper Measurements Using the R&S®QAR

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To test radome and bumper influence on radar sensors, this white paper examines how the R&S®QAR quality automotive radome tester can help.


Unlocking Connectivity Frontiers - Exploring IoT-NTN Innovations

With the increasing excitement surrounding 5G non-terrestrial networks (NTN), satellites are poised to revolutionize telecommunications. In this context, this paper aims to provide insight into the applications of IoT-NTN, the fundamental technology architecture, and details of the advanced test solutions from ALifecom.


VNA Time Domain Processing

From understanding S-parameters to mastering discrete Fourier transforms, this article delves into frequency and time domain analysis, showcasing applications like spectral analysis, impulse response simulations, and time gating for accurate measurements. Explore the intricacies of TDR and lowpass modes, and unlock the potential of VNA technology for precise RF measurements and signal analysis.


RF Power Amplifier Behavioral Modeling for System Level Simulation

This Whitepaper addresses the challenges of RF system simulation to optimize Power Amplifier performance. Key issues include compromise between simulation accuracy and speed to manage signal distortion under load-pull conditions. DPD techniques address linearity but pose cost and implementation challenges, especially with emerging 5G standards and active antenna architectures.


Enhancing Military Operations: Satellite Communications, 5G Impact, and Interference Mitigation

This paper highlights the pivotal role of secure satellite communications (SATCOM) in modern military operations, emphasizing their unmatched connectivity and strategic advantages. It addresses the criticality of SATCOM for uninterrupted communication on the battlefield, discusses multifaceted utility, explores 5G integration implications, addresses interference challenges, and introduces Anritsu spectrum analyzers for innovative interference mitigation solutions.


Ray-Optical Modeling of Wireless Coverage Enhancement Using Engineered Electromagnetic Surfaces: Experimental Verification at 28 GHz

Engineered electromagnetic surfaces (EES) are passive metasurfaces designed to artificially enhance wireless signal coverage. In this paper, propagation experiments are conducted to verify the accuracy of a novel ray-optical scattering model for EES. Wireless InSite’s implementation of the scattering model is presented along with measured and simulated propagation data for a large indoor office environment.


Characterizing Parasitic Components in Power Converters

The increased use of wide bandgap semiconductors like GaN and SiC in power converters enables high-power-density supplies with low switching losses and improved efficiency. Yet, benefits of these fast-switching transistors can be hindered without addressing parasitics at high frequencies. The white paper introduces parasitics, describes their presence in passive components, and demonstrates using the R&S®LCX200 LCR meter.


RF Filter Packaging Guide

In this White Paper you will learn about RF filter materials, configurations and packaging, as well as filter design, material selection, SWaP-C, and customization.


Microwave Lenses with Lower Weight, Higher Gain, Better Aperture Efficiency - A Head to Head Comparison of Luneburg Lenses to Rexolite Lenses

A head-to-head measurement of Fortify’s 3D printed Luneburg lens’ demonstrated improvements in gain, efficiency, weight, and manufacturability over a legacy Rexolite lens solution. Fortify’s 3D printed Luneburg lens demonstrated improvements in gain, efficiency, weight, and manufacturability over the legacy Rexolite lens solution.