An international team of astronomers has captured the first-ever polarized radio waves from a distant cosmic explosion.
Plus, Germany completes its 2 GHz and 3.6 GHz mobile spectrum auction; Spain sees Europe's first 5G banking; Apple aims to take a bite out of Intel, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G.
Working with 5G New Radio (NR) technologies requires dealing with millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies, wide channel bandwidths, and complex multi-antenna configurations. To properly simulate 5G NR compliant signals for testing transmitters and receivers of base stations, metrology-grade reference signals are required to see the true characteristics of the device under test (DUT). This white paper outlines the steps to get started on the next phase of the 5G rollout. Insights include tips on how to create and evaluate 5G NR signals, and what to watch for during design validation.
Learning, teaching, communicating, entertainment, and healthcare have been sculpted around wireless RF technologies. This article dives into the use of RF and microwave technologies in our daily lives, from the largest satellites orbiting earth to the radios conservationists use in Africa.
The role of small cells is increasing with each new network and is driven by the need for faster data speeds and capacity. This article presents the latest insights on small cell market trends, RF front-end challenges, and practical solutions to meet user and manufacturer needs.
As cellular technology advances and modulation complexity increases, the requirements on RF components have become more and more stringent. RF Power and linearity demands have continued to rise opposing the strong desire for decreased current consumption, which directly affects both battery life and thermal performance. 5G is no exception. 5G’s specifications impose a difficulty multiplier, creating unprecedented RF challenges for our industry.
This article examines the use of broadband bypass capacitors for use in microwave and mmWave frequencies, especially those used in RF applications and optical communications.
Model 50P-1320 is a solid-state programmable attenuator with an attenuation range of 0 to 127 dB in 1-dB steps
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced two miniature 0402 varactor diodes for VCO, phase noise, frequency control and voltage tuned filter applications including WLAN, CATV low noise block, energy management, wireless infrastructure and military devices. These small form factor, low profile plastic surface mount technology packaged diodes offer a discrete solution and are ideal for applications requiring low resistance and low capacitance over a narrow 0 to 5 volt range. These general market, miniature diodes offer a reduced footprint and combine both low series resistance and high tuning ratio in an industry-standard package.
Digital Phosphorus Technology, or DPX, is a Tektronix patented acquisition mode that performs the hardware DSP processing and rasterizing of the samples into pixel information in order to reveal a greater amount of signal detail. It gives a truly “live” view of the RF signals, with its color-grading feature allowing users to see different signals at the same frequency yet separated by either time or power levels. In this video, DPX is demonstrated and reveals signals that your old spectrum analyzer might be hiding from you. You can literally see signals hidden beneath other signals!
This video introduces Skyworks’ new endeavors in unlicensed band technologies. Watch the video to learn more about the differences and similarities of LAA and eLAA technologies.
This video introduces the SkyOne® LiTE – Skyworks’ regionally optimized RF front-end solution for quad band 2G, carrier aggregation and 5G New Radio.
Skyworks introduces the SkyOne® Ultra 5.0, a highly integrated front-end solution for premium mobile device and smartphone manufacturers worldwide utilizing Skyworks' powerful SkyBlue™ technology for industry-leading efficiency.
This video introduces Skyworks’ antenna multiplexers that offer high rejection at sub-6 GHz frequencies, the flexibility to combine multiple antennas, and co-existence with complex 5G frequencies.
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Modelithics has completed several lab upgrades to improve and expand overall measurement capability and characterization service offering. The upgrades bring enhanced measurement capability to many of Modelithics’ characterization services including I-V, Sparameters, X-parameters, load pull, impedance and noise.
The Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) market reached a value of $12 billion in 2018, and estimated to grow at a CAGR of 17% during the forecast period 2019-2025. The market growth is majorly based on high adoption of wearable devices and smartphones technology by establishing path for interconnected devices.
Over recent years, GaN has been significantly adopted by the RF industry owing to its higher power output at high frequencies, and its smaller footprint.
Ericsson together with Telefónica and IMDEA Networks have demonstrated brand new 5G use cases for Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) 2019 event held in Valencia, Spain, June 17-21.
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