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Optimize Beamforming From Bits to RF Beams

Rohde & Schwarz gives you the benefit of a well-coordinated portfolio of conducted and OTA test solutions. Radar, satellite communications and 5G NR use AAS with phased array antennas for beamforming. Hybrid beamforming combines the flexibility of digital beamforming with the efficiency of analog beamforming. Increasing integration enables compact and cost-efficient AAS. To achieve accurate, reliable and efficient beamforming, it is necessary to understand and compensate for the nonlinear behavior of RF components.

Diverse RF Semiconductor Technologies Are Driving the 5G Rollout

5G is poised to enable a host of new applications and experiences, but with this revolution comes the need for semiconductor technologies that can help 5G live up to this hype. Learn about the cellular and Wi-Fi architectural changes 5G is driving in smartphones, and the technologies making this possible.

Simplify Coexistence and Interference Testing for GNSS Receivers

The R&S®SMW200A GNSS simulator offers an easy and convenient way to test your receiver design against a wide variety of potential interferers and jammers. Test cases extend from simple coexistence simulations to complex interference scenarios with localized emitters.

10 Signal Generator Features You’re Probably Paying Too Much For

A robust test bench is an essential element to any team conducting daily RF device and assembly prototyping, characterization, and calibration. And among the most common instruments you’ll find on benches everywhere, from component and subsystem manufacturers to antenna system integrators and cellular network providers, is a signal generator.

Designing Microwave PCBs for Successful Manufacture — Getting it Right the First Time

In PCB manufacturing, not all the potential problems that can threaten the successful manufacture of a complex microwave circuit are necessarily captured in simulations. This paper looks at some common mistakes we see every day in the manufacturing process, and how to adjust your design to avoid those pitfalls.

5G New Radio - Fundamentals, Procedures, Testing Aspects

The 5G New Radio online compendium from Rohde & Schwarz covers all the relevant details of 5G NR technology – the fundamentals and procedures in line with the 3GPP specification as well as key implementation aspects.

Analyze EMI Problems with the R&S®RTO/RTE

The R&S®RTO / R&S®RTE digital oscilloscope is a valuable tool for analyzing EMI problems in electronic designs. High input sensitivity, high dynamic range and a powerful FFT implementation are key features for capturing and analyzing unwanted emissions. Learn more in our paper.

Reliable and Flexible Simulation of Angle of Arrival (AoA)

Simulate Angle of Arrival (AoA) with a multichannel RF simulator for reliable test of radar warning receivers.

Pre-launch Testing of Satellite Payload Application Note

At every stage of production, starting from the component design and eventually leading up to the final integration and launching phase, uncountable amount of tests are performed in order to ensure intended performance in all mission-critical aspects. The industry-leading accuracy of Rohde & Schwarz equipment described in this paper raises test yield and is a further means to make payload test more cost effective and reliable. This application note addresses system- and manufacturing engineers by focusing on CCR/CATR and TVAC RF tests of components and functional modules as well as complete satellite communication payloads at prelaunch level.

Design and Production Challenges of Wire-Wrapped Ferrite RF Passives for Broadband Applications

The next generation of wireless and wired communications (S data & video) are reaching ever increasing frequencies and require much greater bandwidth than previous radio delivery systems. As the frequency and bandwidth requirements have risen from hundreds of megahertz to multiple gigahertz, the performance of passives also need to step up to these new performance demands. This article describes the challenges of developing higher frequency and bandwidth wire wrapped ferrite RF passives, as well as some of the ways MiniRF is addressing these challenges and manufacturing ferrites for the next generation of communications technology.
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