White Papers

Power Consumption Measurements for IoT Applications

This application note describes Battery Life Measurements with the R&S®RT-ZVC02/04 Multi-Channel Probe. The measurements are described with the use of an oscilloscope. The R&S®RT-ZVC Multi-Channel Probe can be used with R&S®RTE1000, R&S®RTO2000 or R&S®RTP.

Using Baluns and RF Components for Impedance Matching

Impedance mismatch in a circuit results in energy be¬ing reflected back to the source, reducing the amount of power available to the load and possibly causing damage to the power source. Matching the output impedance of the power source to the input impedance of an electrical load maximizes power transfer from source to load.
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GaN Technology For Dummies®: 2nd Qorvo® Special Edition

Qorvo’s 2nd special edition GaN Technology For Dummies® e-book helps you learn more about the basics of GaN in RF technology, how to use GaN in your RF product designs, how GaN technology works, and how its solutions help businesses, consumers, and governments wirelessly connect to the world. Download your copy.

The Importance of HTOL and Burn-in Testing Methods

Today’s wireless industry is a consumer-driven market. Consumers have high expectations for their smart devices and mobile networks. Not only, has the typical ownership of mobile devices grown from a turnover time of 6 to 12 months to over 2 years, but there is also the expectation that you should be able to get a signal on your phone at any time.

Improve Antenna Alignment with Handheld Spectrum Analyzers

Sometimes the most obvious aspect of radio link deployment is overlooked. It’s also the one that has the greatest potential for improvement. Antenna alignment is the part of link deployment that cannot be ignored or performance will suffer. Despite its importance, many people in the industry lack knowledge about the specifics of aligning radios properly.

5G Voice Over New Radio (VoNR)

This white paper will provide in-depth guidance in navigating 5G VoNR from the network deployment and the connectivity options aimed at not only supporting VoNR, but also ensuring the data services that VoNR should enable. A brief summary is also provided on the signaling parameters for both the network and UE side.

Top 6 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Mission-Critical RF Power Amplifier

This checklist will provide the top six key questions that RF Engineers and operators should ask when comparing solutions and determine which is best suited to their application. With a strong understanding of how the RF power amplifier will be used in the field and the level of performance, reliability, and discretion required, users will be in a much stronger position to evaluate different solutions and select the one that best aligns with their objectives.

Industry Comparison Barracuda Vehicular 6 Port Antenna

TE Connectivity (TE) has the solution available to meet your needs, specifically around antenna. This paper offers an RF performance comparison between the TE Barracuda and another well-known industry antenna. The Barracuda turns vehicles into communication hubs and configured for ESN and FirstNet operation.

Discrete Transistor, IMFET or Power Amplifier IC: Selection by Application

RF Power semiconductors provide the amplification for a wide variety of applications, from MRI to broadcast transmitters, radar systems and cellular base stations. This paper covers component construction options available for all RF power amplifier technologies; discrete transistors, impedance matched field effect transistors (IMFETs), and MMIC amplifier ICs.

5G FR1 Downlink MIMO Phase Coherent Signal Analysis

Get in this AppNote 2 test solutions from R&S to cope with the 5G FR1 downlink MIMO signal analysis challenges either using R&S®RTP/RTO oscilloscope or R&S®NRQ6 power sensor as RF frontend to capture the signal. The R&S®VSE will work as a post-processing tool for the IQ analysis.