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Verifying RF Device Performance With a Blocking Test

The increasing density of devices, machines, systems and vehicles using wireless connectivity solutions can pose a great challenge for a new Wi-Fi module due to the presence of interfering signals. A wireless receiver’s ability to receive a wanted signal in the presence of an interfering signal is described by blocking characteristics.
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4 Ways to Make Component Characterization More Efficient

Learn about four network analyzer capabilities that make next-generation testing significantly more efficient in our eBook. Conduct time domain analysis, spectrum analysis, and more with a single connection to a network analyzer.

An Introduction to Direction Finding Methodologies

In the radio-frequency world, the term "direction finding" (DF) refers to the use of specialized instruments, antennas, and methodologies to determine the physical or geographical location of an emitter; that is, a source of radio-frequency energy.

Antenna Array Testing - Conducted and Over the Air: The Way to 5G

This white paper provides an overview of test solutions addressing current and future requirements for antenna verification including both conducted and over-the-air test methods, which result from applying Massive MIMO antenna technology.

Over-the-Air (OTA) Testing Fundamentals Poster

Learn about the basics of OTA Testing including near-field and far-field definitions/equations, typical parameters to measure for device characterization, various methods to transform near-field to far-field for measurements, and how to perform far-field measurements at near-field distances. Download this informational poster now.

The Future of Thermal Management: Using a Novel Fractal Heat Sink for BUC & SSPA Passive Cooling

The major consistent trend in the satcom industry is the necessity to achieve greater performance while reducing the size of the device. Microwave component design engineers have to balance SWaP for BUCs and SSPAs, and deal with the high heat fluxes involved.

NewSpace Terminal Testing Challenges and Considerations

Today’s satellite communication systems combine features from legacy cellular networks and emerging wireless technologies. New constellations are under development that attempt to provide ubiquitous mobility and internet networks via satellites, ground stations and user terminals.

Design of a Complete RF Downconverter Module for Test Equipment

RF/microwave modules, often referred to as “hybrids,” integrate functional blocks used to transmit and/or receive radio signals. These hybrid circuits combine different technologies, including monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs)/RFICs, discrete field-effect transistors (FETs), and passive devices attached to substrates such as alumina or FR4, which contain circuit traces and distributed components, all within a single housing or enclosure.

Analyze Pulse Width Modulated Signals

Pulse width modulation (PWM) is a commonplace technique for efficiently driving switched mode supplies at a fixed frequency. This applies to many types of power supplies in industrial control systems, power electronics and digital communications.

BAE Systems MATRICs™ Transceiver

The MATRICs™ Transceiver is poised to cross over from defense applications to commercial markets with the latest non-ITAR version. The ultra-wideband reconfigurable transceiver system on a chip has immediate applications as a software defined radio prototyping platform for commercial RF/mm-Wave applications, including 5G FR2 and point 2 points links.
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