White Papers

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.

Failure Analysis for Reliable 5G mmWave Infrastructure

In this white paper, learn how failure analysis helps create reliable 5G mmWave network infrastructure, why multiple failure analysis testing processes improve system quality, and which failure analysis techniques are most effective at improving quality and yields of mmWave systems.

GaN Ka-band Amplifiers for Satcom Applications

This white paper offers an overview of the advantages of gallium nitride (GaN) for high and moderate power levels in Ka-band satellite communications applications. The paper includes a discussion of the RF power amplification challenges presented by Ka-band data transmission, including the need for high power transmission, wide bandwidth and high linearity. Altum RF’s family of GaN amplifiers is presented, with illustrations of how these components suit specific scenarios within Ka-band satcom applications. The paper concludes with a demonstration of the importance of accurate modelling of electrical and thermal effects for these applications, given the high power levels and high frequencies required.

Important Concepts for Automating CMT USB VNAs

CMT VNAs are USB-based and do not have built-in computers. There are benefits to having the VNA measurement module separate from the processing module. The USB VNAs must run with an external PC and the VNA to work. You can consider the VNA software as the driver for VNAs.

Overcome mmWave Design Challenges

Millimeter-wave frequencies and mixed fabrication technologies mean new challenges for circuit designers. Download the eBook, Four Secrets to Mastering Millimeter-Wave Communications Circuit Design, to learn how to achieve first-pass success. Get the information you need to assemble multi-technology structures and perform circuit, electromagnetic, and electrothermal analysis across technology boundaries.

Discrete RF Power Transistor, IMFET, or MMIC Amplifier, Which is Best?

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.

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. Download our whitepaper to learn more about NewSpace user terminals, testing challenges and testing solutions.