As radio-access networks change from a single unit into a distributed system, which will also impact how networks keep time. Precision Time Protocol will distribute timing information, keeping the units synchronized in time and phase.
iEW400 IP from Imagination Technologies lets you add the latest Wi-Fi connectivity to an FPGA, SoC, or ASIC, with focus on minimizing power consumption and increasing battery life.
The BBox from TMYTEK lets you control a signal’s amplitude and phase under software control. Use it to test antennas, phones, small cells, and measure material properties when subjected to mmWave signals. Testing beamforming antennas, user equipment, small cells, and other items requires that you have a way to create a steered signal. Taiwan-based TMY…
Use the free test tool to check your radio and protocols before bringing your low-power IoT device to a lab for certification.
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access increases the efficiency of a crowded Wi-Fi channel. The access point is in control, managing who gets bandwidth and when.
The 5G realm puts a new emphasis on making measurements without hardwired connections. Adnan Khan | Anritsu Co. 5G systems are being rolled out globally, bringing with them throughput speeds of up to 10 Gbps, higher frequencies that extend into the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum, and devices operating in multiple radio access technologies (RATs). Engineers […]
MIMO differs from LTE to 5G, plus 5G adds mmWave frequencies and beam steering. Both force changes in emulating channels.
The ThinkRF RF Drive Test System is a complete, multiband, and versatile mobile testing solution employing a single piece of equipment, providing spectrum capturing, technology analysis, and I/Q storage. The RF Drive Test System Incorporates a ThinkRF R5750 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer with GNSS (plus optional D4000 RF downconverter/tuner for performance up to 40 GHz), CelPlan […]
The days of a proprietary radio-access network are vanishing as carriers look for disaggregated systems that bring more flexibility while reducing cost.
The MAMX-011043 image-reject passive-diode mixer from MACOM covers 5G mmWave frequencies.