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Rohde and Schwarz

5G Evolution - on the Path to 6G

5G is now and what’s next? As a new generation of cellular technology typically appears every 8-10 years, 6G can be expected around 2030. Download this white paper to explore the evolution from 5G to 6G from a service, air interface and network perspective.


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thinkRF

Persistent Spectrum Monitoring

This article will introduce the three trends driving the need for persistent spectrum monitoring before comparing the benefits of a proactive approach to traditional RF drive tests which are often reactive and capture only a brief snapshot of the wireless environment. It will conclude by highlighting some of the key features and performance requirements RF Engineers should consider when comparing RF receivers.


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Remcom

XFdtd Analyzes Complex Beam Steering Antenna Arrays

Remcom’s XFdtd® Electromagnetic Simulation Software contains analysis tools for rapidly characterizing the performance of arrays of antennas for beamforming and beam steering applications. This whitepaper demonstrates how unique features like superposition and array optimization simplify the process for understanding device performance by providing efficient ways to validate array coverage.


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Cadence

Advances in EM Analysis and Design Flows for RF System Development

RF/mixed signal PCB systems and heterogeneous SiP technologies are increasingly susceptible to delayed product development turnaround times due to higher frequencies and component densities. This paper overviews the Cadence design platforms that provide seamlessly integrated EM and multiphysics/thermal simulation with the capacity to solve large-scale design and integration problems across IC, package, and board.


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Mini Circuits

Filtering Solutions for 5G C-Band Interference with Radar Altimeter Receivers

Recent debate about potential interference between 5G network equipment operating in C-band frequencies and radar altimeter (RA) receivers onboard commercial aircraft has highlighted the need for high-Q filtering solutions in crowded spectral environments. This paper presents two Mini-Circuits filters fabricated using ceramic resonator and cavity technologies designed specifically to eliminate interference by 5G C-Band emissions when incorporated either within or in line with the RA assembly.


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Palomar

The Journey to Full-Scale Semiconductor Packaging

The journey from concept to full-scale semiconductor packaging is often hindered by a number of different obstacles along the way including everything from diverse teams scattered across the world to simply not understanding how the manufacturing process of die bonding, wire bonding or vacuum reflow impacts the package design and vice versa.


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Coilcraft

Getting Started: An Introduction to Inductor Specifications

There is more to selecting an inductor than the nominal inductance value. To ensure your choice will perform in your application, you need to give careful consideration to inductance tolerance, current ratings, DCR, operating temperature and efficiency under specific conditions. This paper provides students and anyone new to inductors with an overview of the key performance ratings they will need to understand when specifying RF and Power Inductors.


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Rohde and Schwarz

5G Evolution - on the Path to 6G

5G is now and what’s next? As a new generation of cellular technology typically appears every 8-10 years, 6G can be expected around 2030. Download this white paper to explore the evolution from 5G to 6G from a service, air interface and network perspective.
thinkRF

Persistent Spectrum Monitoring

This article will introduce the three trends driving the need for persistent spectrum monitoring before comparing the benefits of a proactive approach to traditional RF drive tests which are often reactive and capture only a brief snapshot of the wireless environment. It will conclude by highlighting some of the key features and performance requirements RF Engineers should consider when comparing RF receivers. 
Remcom

XFdtd Analyzes Complex Beam Steering Antenna Arrays

Remcom’s XFdtd® Electromagnetic Simulation Software contains analysis tools for rapidly characterizing the performance of arrays of antennas for beamforming and beam steering applications.  This whitepaper demonstrates how unique features like superposition and array optimization simplify the process for understanding device performance by providing efficient ways to validate array coverage.
Cadence

Advances in EM Analysis and Design Flows for RF System Development

RF/mixed signal PCB systems and heterogeneous SiP technologies are increasingly susceptible to delayed product development turnaround times due to higher frequencies and component densities. This paper overviews the Cadence design platforms that provide seamlessly integrated EM and multiphysics/thermal simulation with the capacity to solve large-scale design and integration problems across IC, package, and board. 
Rohde and Schwarz

Improving the Capabilities of Cognitive Radar and EW Systems

In this publication, Rohde & Schwarz experts review the challenges that mode-agile (WARM) radar and EW threat emitters pose to traditional static threat library implementations in radar and EW systems, and consider the architecture of cognitive artificial intelligence and machine learning systems that can be used to deliver effective RF countermeasures.
Skyworks

How to Power SiC or IGBT Half Bridges in EVs

This Skyworks white paper discusses the role of holdover and its evolution from legacy SONET/SDH networks, which depend on frequency synchronization up to modern 5G mobile telecommunication which depend on frequency, phase, and time synchronization using IEEE 1588.
Mini Circuits

Filtering Solutions for 5G C-Band Interference with Radar Altimeter Receivers

Recent debate about potential interference between 5G network equipment operating in C-band frequencies and radar altimeter (RA) receivers onboard commercial aircraft has highlighted the need for high-Q filtering solutions in crowded spectral environments. This paper presents two Mini-Circuits filters fabricated using ceramic resonator and cavity technologies designed specifically to eliminate interference by 5G C-Band emissions when incorporated either within or in line with the RA assembly.

The Journey to Full-Scale Semiconductor Packaging

The journey from concept to full-scale semiconductor packaging is often hindered by a number of different obstacles along the way including everything from diverse teams scattered across the world to simply not understanding how the manufacturing process of die bonding, wire bonding or vacuum reflow impacts the package design and vice versa.

eGuide: Analyzing Radar Signals with an Oscilloscope from Rohde & Schwarz

Learn more about an ideal lab setup, the radar signal channel analysis, the triggering and demodulation as well as the phase-measurements in multi-channels and the debugging of correlated radar-signals. Download the Rohde & Schwarz eGuide.

Getting Started: An Introduction to Inductor Specifications

There is more to selecting an inductor than the nominal inductance value. To ensure your choice will perform in your application, you need to give careful consideration to inductance tolerance, current ratings, DCR, operating temperature and efficiency under specific conditions. This paper provides students and anyone new to inductors with an overview of the key performance ratings they will need to understand when specifying RF and Power Inductors.