White Papers

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ARTICLES

Key Parameters for Selecting RF Inductors

RF inductor selection involves a number of key parameters including, mounting (surface mount or through-hole), inductance value, current rating, DC resistance (DCR), self-resonant frequency (SRF), Q factor, and temperature rating. While small size is typically desired, the laws of physics limit how small an inductor can be for a given application. Inductance value and current rating are the chief determinants of size. Once they have been calculated, other parameters can be optimized.


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Modelithics

Accurate Models for Ultra-Broadband Capacitors

The UBC capacitor series from KYOCERA AVX offers resonance-free performance over an extremely wide frequency range. Modelithics offers scalable models for these capacitors that are measurement-validated to frequencies beyond 100 GHz. In this white paper, learn about these models and see how they can be used for extremely broadband applications.


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DOCUMENTS AND FILES

Rohde and Schwarz

5G NTN Takes Flight: Technical Overview of 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks

This white paper aims to provide you with a thorough overview of the major aspects of 5G non-terrestrial networks technology and corresponding challenges. We haveincorporated the latest state of the technology involved, representing the current status of the standardization work ongoing in 3GPP.
JFW Industries

Supercharging your VNA with an RF Matrix Switch (VNA Port Extension)

One challenge facing test engineers charged to evaluating today’s complicated wireless networks & devices is the sheer number of potential RF connections requiring scrutiny. Readers will learn how RF switch matrices can extend the port count of VNAs to meet the testing demands of modern wireless standards & sensing technologies.
Knowles Precision Devices

Ready for Launch: Understanding the Nuances of Space-level Qualification and Screening of Filters

For every mission-critical application, the space qualification and screening process is unique. Download our new white paper to learn more about the common standards and testing processes that will help ensure components are designed to operate reliably in challenging space environments.
Copper Mountain

Near and Far-Field Antenna Measurement

A vector network analyzer is an essential tool for the characterization of antennas. This application note provides an overview of near and far-field measurement techniques. There are challenges to either method, and a solid understanding of these will be helpful to achieve superior measurement results.
ERZIA

Comparing Linearity Measurements in a GaN Ka-Band Satcom Power Amplifier

In this white paper, ERZIA will focus on the Adjacent Channel Power Ratio (ACPR) method which measures amplifier behavior under a specific modulated input signal, which gives a clear indication of amplifier performance for a given application. We then compare this with classical RF parameters of the amplifier.
Modelithics

Accurate Models for Ultra-Broadband Capacitors

The UBC capacitor series from KYOCERA AVX offers resonance-free performance over an extremely wide frequency range. Modelithics offers scalable models for these capacitors that are measurement-validated to frequencies beyond 100 GHz. In this white paper, learn about these models and see how they can be used for extremely broadband applications.
Rohde and Schwarz

Poster: High-quality Equipment for Every EMI Standard

The ideal preparation for passing first time EMI compliance tests is the right equipment. Get an overview with the poster about our high-qualitiy test equipment and choose the right set up for every EMI standard. Be prepaired for your next test.
Fortify

Greater Design Flexibility with Selectively Metallized 3D Printed RF Ceramics

This whitepaper will educate readers on how ceramics are used in RF applications, a primer on 3D printed technical ceramic fabrication processes, selective metallization and how it pertains to 3D printed ceramics. Additionally, includes application examples of how 3D printed technical ceramics can benefit RF manufacturing. 
Samtec

Impacts of Solder Reflow on High Bandwidth RF Connectors: Everything’s Great Until You Apply Solder!

What happens when you combine a high bandwidth RF connector with an optimized PCB launch and solder them together? Unfortunately, the result can be unpredictable. This white paper will identify the root causes of variations often associated with solder joints, and explore ways to better predict solder reflow.
Analog Devices

Combining the Best of Both Worlds: True Time Delays and Phase Shifters

This article details performance measurements vs. predictions of a 16-channel S-band direct sampling receiver design. The design is based on recently released direct sampling analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) clocked at 4 GSPS and sampling in the second Nyquist zone of the converter.