Arctic Semiconductor announced it has rebranded from SiTune Corporation to Arctic Semiconductor, to emphasize its focus on 5G RF products. The company has started shipping its first 5G silicon chipset, IceWings, in mass production. IceWings has already been chosen by several customers for its programmable, high-performance, and low-power features. Arctic has been developing IceWings and other 5G chipsets…
SP4T RF switches now available in production quantities
pSemi Corporation announces the production readiness of two new high-linearity switches targeted for the latest 5G wireless infrastructure and massive MIMO base station deployments. By using the new high linearity switches in hybrid architecture topologies, base station designers can save valuable board space and improve thermal management, reducing the overall system’s cost, weight, and power…
Demonstrating antenna diversity, Part 3: The Yagi antenna
Yagi antennas have long been popular as beam antennas for amateur radio. Here’s how they work.
Demonstrating antenna diversity, Part 2: The PIFA
Antennas come in a broad range of sizes, styles, and configurations to meet frequency, bandwidth, directivity, and many other objectives; the PIGA and Yagi antenna are two different yet widely used versions.
RF attenuator line adds 2.92 mm connectors
Fairview Microwave has expanded its line of 40 GHz fixed RF attenuators with 2.92 mm connectors offering attenuation levels of 0 to 10, 12, 15, 20, and 30 dB. Fairview’s 40 GHz attenuator pads are designed to lower the amplitudes of RF signals in a large variety of applications, including R&D, lab use, wireless networks,…
How to increase SNR when testing at mmWave frequencies
Communication systems such as 5G that operate at today’s wide bandwidths and high orders of modulation need to maintain proper SNR and EMV. Path loss and phase noise can get in the way.
EE students get a new RF lab full of test equipment
Analog Devices and the Analog Devices Foundation have provided students at UMass Lowell with spectrum analyzers, signal generators, oscilloscopes, and other equipment.
Technical demonstrations round out two 6G conferences
Most demonstrations centered on sub-terahertz communications and the technologies needed to make them a reality.
Podcast: When will RF engineers start designing 6G radios?
5G Technology World spoke with Paul Challoner, VP Network Product Solutions at Ericsson, at the Fall 2022 6G Symposium in Washington, DC. · Paul Challoner Ericsson EE World interview Many of the discussions at the Fall 2022 6G Symposium, and indeed prior conferences, focus less on the technology and more on experiences. To deliver those…
I/Q mixer covers 5G mmWave frequencies
The SMIQ-653H-D+ from Mini-Circuits also has applications in satellite, Radar, and measurement equipment.