Ericsson is pinning its hopes for long-term growth on the wide adoption of 5G across multiple industries, Vodafone will test 5G at more than 40 sites in seven UK cities, VR will be showcased during Singapore's first 5G live trial by the end of the month, and South Kora's three most prominent telcos each secured 800MHz of the 2.8GHz spectrum, all this week in 5G.
The group of scientists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania has invented the innovative method for indoor positioning of people and things using wireless network. It localises a human being or an object within an accuracy of 1 meter, it works in any device having a Wi-Fi function, and can be applied for numerous areas of human activity – from logistics to health care.
The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has finalized the 5G Phase-1 Standard, Verizon and AT&T duke it out for 5G rollout dominance, and cell site radiation health concerns resurface, today in the Week In 5G.
MIT researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body. Such devices could be used to deliver drugs, monitor conditions inside the body, or treat disease by stimulating the brain with electricity or light.
Vector network analyzers (VNAs) are used for the validations of design simulations in a wide range of RF and high frequency applications. In manufacturing applications, RF components ad devices are assembled and tested based on a certain set of specifications. VNAs are often used to quickly and accurately validate the performance of these RF components and devices. This white paper discusses the basics of VNAs, how they are unique compared to other RF test equipment, and best practices for their use in a variety of measurements.
This white paper discusses candidate waveforms for 5G research and introduces a new flexible testbed for 5G waveform generation and analysis. This testbed combines software solutions with test equipment to investigate and to perform “what-if” scenarios for new emerging 5G waveform applications. Co-existence scenarios between candidate 5G and 4G waveforms are also investigated.
An RF link budget is used to account for all the gains and losses in a telecommunication system. By accounting for the attenuation of the transmitted signal as it propagates through the communications channel, system designers can determine the required signal strength and antenna gain necessary to overcome all feedline and miscellaneous losses and to ensure an appropriate quality of signal for successful data transmission.
Many modern technological possibilities are available thanks to the evolution of sensor technologies and wireless devices. Likewise, the equipment and gear that a soldier needs have evolved to provide enhanced communication, detection, protection, real time situational awareness, and data analysis. In this article, new technologies and the future of soldier systems – such as segmented reality equipment – is discussed.
The complexity of modern day electronics has resulted in the need for better EMI diagnostic capabilities at EMC test laboratories to combat the increase in EMI compliance failure rates. One solution is to use real-time mode which enables visualization of the spectrum to provide insight in the identification of the source of failing EMI emissions. This white paper describes the cause of the shift in failure rate that many companies are experiencing, the need for increased speed in testing, and the revolutionary EMI diagnostic capability built into modern EMI receivers.
Dielectric Laboratories (DLI) offers a series of single layer capacitors designed with Class II dielectric materials and X7R temperature stability characteristics for a variety of DC blocking or RF bypass applications. With operation capabilities over a broad frequency range, these high frequency, wire bondable capacitors are ideal for GaN, GaAs, filtering, tuning, and coupling applications where small size and microwave performance is vital for a circuit’s performance.
API Technologies offers an array of integrated microwave assembly (IMA) and subsystem solutions for electronic warfare, military communications, radar, aerospace, and commercial applications. The filter-based IMAs are designed to reduce the overall mechanical footprint of the system, and deliver an improved electrical performance. Amplifier-based IMAs can achieve high power switching, and feature a digital interface, multiple outputs, and voltage sequencing. The last group of IMAs offers custom and standard building block signal generation and conversion solutions.
MegaPhase offers a series of low loss cable systems made with the industry-leading GrooveTube® design and rugged construction to resist torque, pull, and crush forces. This wide range of connector types may be used in many different markets including phased array radar, electronic warfare, military, and communication systems.
WaveFarer is a unique software tool created specifically for automotive radar sensor design and placement. It enables Tier 1 suppliers to virtually test and refine results earlier in the design process, improving installed sensor performance.
As drones become more and more affordable for civilian use, they must be tested properly to ensure optimal performance in a wide variety of applications. This white paper discusses the emergence of non-military drones, presents some of the challenges associated with their testing, and proposes a number of viable solutions.
This video discusses best practices for testing NB-IoT networks, including the testing of network performance and system performance. The video also presents key metrics when using an NB-IoT device for data collection connected to R&S®ROMES4 mobile network optimization software.
HUBER+SUHNER offers their expertise in densified mobile network architectures for C-RAN and smart city applications. These infrastructures are designed to increase the flexibility of the physical layer, offering high bandwidth and low latency solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s technologies.
In our last video at IMS 2018, Steve Reyes from Anritsu Company demonstrates the ability to perform differential noise figure measurements with the VectorStar VNA. Check out the full video for the complete measurement process, as well as the benefits this approach has to offer.
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Arralis, world leaders in building millimetre wave technologies and products - seen as the future of precision radar and satellite communications - today announced their new Ka band analogue phase shifters that enable true electronically steerable, low profile antenna to be offered to commercial and defence aircraft market.
Australian scientists have achieved a new milestone in their approach to creating a quantum computer chip in silicon, demonstrating the ability to tune the control frequency of a qubit by engineering its atomic configuration.
Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKTS) (“Akoustis” or the “Company”), a manufacturer of patented single-crystal bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band RF filters for mobile and other wireless applications announced it has received its first production order for initial quantities of the AKF-1938, a 3.8 GHz filter that is designed for general purpose transceiver, commercial radio, military radio and phased-array radar markets.
Telecom revolution taking place at the early 21st century has led to impressive innovations, especially at the devices level. “We are today at the first step of 5G implementation,”asserts Paul Leclaire, Patent & Technology Analyst at Knowmade.“5G comes with strong technology challenges that reshuffle the cards and change the competitive landscape.” The RF FE modules market will be so highly impacted by new 5G standard. According to Yole Développement (Yole), it is expected to reach US$35.2B in 2023.
Highest quality standards and industry-leading semiconductor components through innovation and manufacturing: In 2008, Infineon Technologies AG started the volume production of its first bulk-CMOS radio frequency (RF) switch.
Traditionally, small chip antennas used in RF-enabled medical devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and ensure the ideal radiation pattern for wireless signals. In some cases, this reserved space can eat up as much as 15 x 20mm of the printed circuit board.
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