Featured White Papers


COTS Modular Microwave Amplifiers for NewSpace Missions

In this tech brief, ERZIA reviews the main technical points that make a COTS Microwave Modular Amplifier suitable for NewSpace missions, and takes a closer look at the changes or modifications that might be recommended, depending on the type of mission. ERZIA also includes a summary of their COTS used in NewSpace missions.
Rohde and Schwarz

Output Power Measurement on Noise Sources

Noise sources used for noise figure and gain measurements are typically controlled by the spectrum analyzer or noise figure meter instruments and are calibrated with their ENR value (Excess noise ratio). This application note describes a technique to perform a calibrated noise power measurement (P_hot) with spectrum analyzers and noise sources.
Analog Devices

How to Select Antenna Front-End Components for Non-GEO Space Applications

The adoption of active electronically scanned antennas (AESAs) for satellite communication (satcom) has offered greater flexibility for operators and consumers. This article will review the design considerations when choosing antenna frontend (FE) components (low noise amplifiers and power amplifiers) for use in these beamforming arrays. 

Effective Test Strategies for DoD’s 5G Rollout

The DoD is adapting commercial 5G technology to meet tactical communications needs in terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks. This paper covers current 5G technologies and standards, demonstrates the importance of testing throughout the development process and offers a comparison of different use cases and test solutions.
Rohde and Schwarz

Journey of a Modern Mobile Device: Design, Development and Testing

This white paper describes the lifecycle of a modern mobile device, which includes identification of target requirements and goals, real-estate planning of components, design, prototype development, testing of the device at various stages, and commercial launch.
Teledyne e2v Semiconductors

Satellite Telemetry Boosted by New Chips to Enhance & Secure the Radio Link (TT&C)

Demands upon satellite Telemetry, Tracking, and Control (TT&C) are increasing rapidly. New solutions are required to handle the anticipated increase of on-orbit traffic as well as the expanding data throughputs of space-borne infrastructure. This summary details some of the trends driving change along with technologies emerging to advance TT&C design.
Quantic Wenzel

ONYX Oscillators in Low Earth Orbit

As access to and utilization of the low Earth orbit (LEO) region has expanded, so too has demand increased for affordable, mass producible space-worthy timing devices. In this white paper, Quantic Wenzel outlines the approach, process, and results of adapting and qualifying an established family of ONYX oscillators to production for commercial LEO space applications.
Teledyne E2V Semiconductors

K-Band Microwave DACs Driving Quantum Computing Technologies

As classical computer developments asymptotically approach fundamental computational speed limits, quantum computing has the potential to be hundreds of millions of times faster, at a fraction of equivalent development costs. This will occur only if quantum computer designers can ensure microwave signal-source Qubit drive capability that is accurate, synchronized, reliable, and consistent.

The Importance of Interference Hunting in 5G Network Deployment and Operationdf

In 5G mobile networks, RF interference can impact QoS and degrade network performance. Identifying interference sources, then mitigating them, can be expensive and time-consuming. Having the right set of intelligent and intuitive test tools can save time and money by quickly resolving issues and preventing a cell from going down.
Rohde and Schwarz

Gate Drive Measurement Considerations

The more successful a gate driver is in reducing power-up and power-down times, the bigger the headache for accurate measurements. Both choosing the right probe and optimizing the probing technique are significant factors in improving measurement accuracy. This white paper provides guidelines.