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Designing BUC/SSPAs for Airborne Applications

As we witness the evolution of integrated communication, we also observe the increased number of requirements for airborne microwave transmission, ranging from satellite to air-to-ground CDL band communications. Airborne applications introduce many challenging design constraints including increased temperature ranges, thermal management, vibration and shock, EMC/EMI, power requirements, and safety, all while maintaining portability as a key factor.


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RF/Microwave Technology Driving the Connected Car

In-car networks and advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) present many design challenges to engineers. This white paper looks at Cadence® AWR Design Environment® software solutions for RF to millimeter-wave (mmWave) front-end component development that address electronic product development for automotive applications.


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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 (Figure 1). Each link in the supply chain presents unique challenges for R&D, production and deployment for both the components and system development.


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Flying an Agile RF Transceiver in Space

ADI’s unique commercial space flow enables satellite bus and payload builders to integrate a modern solution rapidly that meets the specific needs of the newest generation of on-orbit space vehicles. Aside from the process, we’ll explain the rationale behind having two commercial space flows on the impacts on RF and Microwave products.


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Application Note: Improving R&S®FSWP Measurement Speed

For automated test applications, measurement time is often as important as the quality of the measurement. In practice, phase noise measurements are generally not considered fast, but test engineers still desire to save as much test time as possible. With this paper you get a modern, digital signal processing based, phase-noise test set that performs many tasks in parallel in an effort to improve measurement speed.


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DOCUMENTS AND FILES

Estimating the Realistic Ground Effect in Automotive Measurements

This whitepaper discusses the impact of ground surfaces on vehicle-mounted antennas. It will introduce techniques applied in automotive antenna testing for this purpose and explain the advantages of full automotive antenna measurements performed in a free space setup and paired with specific post-processing techniques for the most effective results.

Quantum Solutions Guide

The Holzworth quantum solutions guide provides insight as to why and how pure analog signal sources are used in superconducting quantum circuits. More specifically, the guide addresses the importance of how signal-to-signal phase stability, also referred to as phase coherency, is critically important to advanced quantum computing systems development and deployment.

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.