Featured White Papers

Examining the Challenges in Implementing and Testing Massive MIMO for 5G

In 5G, the use of massive MIMO is a revolutionary idea. It has major implications for development and implementation within the 5G ecosystem. It also affects the set of tools you'll need to characterize and validate these highly complex systems.

Fundamentals of Building a Test System: System Maintenance

In a perfect world, systems would never fail. Unfortunately, this is not reality—at least not yet. Systems fail and sudden, unexpected failures can be costly. Although you cannot completely remove the risk of failure, even with the most well-thought-out plans, you can reduce it. Ensure you have a maintenance strategy that can help you manage cost if something does go wrong and reduce the risk of failure.

Cable Harness EMC/EMI

Bundles of electrical cables in vehicles, aircraft, ships and buildings pose electromagnetic compatibility and interference challenges to the electrical design engineer. Due to their lengths, they are more likely to radiate or pick up irradiation than many other electrical components and systems. This white paper will discuss how these challenges can be met with the aid of electromagnetic simulation.

5G in Perspective - A Pragmatic Guide to What's Next

This paper examines the current state of LTE networks and the ways it could evolve to deliver a gigabit-per-second user experience. To accomplish this, the ecosystem will need to deliver 100x data throughput improvement. As a premier provider of RF front-end solutions, Skyworks believes we have the capability to enable this evolution using tools and techniques provided in the LTE specification leading up to the release of 5G. Additionally, this paper explores the impact of new 5G services from the mobile and fixed wireless perspective.

Speed is Not the Only Critical Requirement for Next-Generation Systems

Next-generation systems will always be expected to be smaller, lighter and faster. But engineers also face the challenges of full ntegration. Previously spec’d oversized, heavy, and slow interconnect solutions inside increasingly higher-density systems wreak havoc. So the need for robust, miniaturized high-speed interconnect solutions has never been greater.

Alphabet Soup: Understanding IoT Acronyms and How to Compare Them

This new article from CEL “Alphabet Soup: Understanding IoT Acronyms and How to Compare Them” will help product managers and IoT design engineers understand the complex maze of communication standards and protocols used in Internet of Things solutions.  New ideas and protocols are appearing at a rapidly and some companies are pushing technologies that are not yet ready for prime time.

DesignCon 2017 Keysight Education Forum (KEF)

Watch the DesignCon 2017 Keysight Education Forum (KEF) sessions from the convenience of your desk. Get complimentary access to the materials that made KEF a huge success.  View the footage and presentation slides from all 8 workshops including “PCI Express: techniques for 16 Gbit deployment” and more.

Design Challenges of Next-Generation AESA Radar

New active electronically-scanned arrays (AESAs) are being used for radar systems in satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles. As these systems are deployed in new and novel ways, size and performance requirements are becoming critical and are being addressed through innovative architectures and system capabilities. This white paper examines these technology trends and presents several examples where advances in NI AWR Design Environment are supporting next-generation AESA and phased-array radar development.

Care and Handling of Test Cables” by William Pote, CEO and Founder, MegaPhase

Cable assemblies are critical to obtaining correct test results and signal integrity. Proper care and handling of cable assemblies and connector interfaces is critical to insuring accurate operation. When connectors are not properly mated or cared for, there is a risk of damaging test ports and mating devices.

University of Bristol and Lund University Partner to Set World Records in 5G Wireless Spectral Efficiency

To address our rapidly approaching, hyper-connected future and the unprecedented demand on current 4G wireless networks, researchers at the University of Bristol and Lund University set out to test the feasibility of massive MIMO as a viable technology for 5G networks. Using the NI MIMO Prototyping System, the team was able to rapidly test new ideas on their way to implementing the world’s first live demonstration of a 128-antenna, real-time massive MIMO testbed and set two consecutive world records in spectral efficiency.