Semtech Corporation announced sampling of a new solution (GN2255), Semtech’s Tri-Edge CDR to enable emerging 50Gbps PAM4 5G front haul deployments. Based on the proven Tri-Edge CDR platform qualified in data center applications, the new solution delivers the cost-effectiveness, small footprint, low power, ultra-low latency, and performance demanded by 5G front haul applications. The […]
Charging-centric, USB Type-C connectors now available in 6-pin versions
GCT expands its ionex range of charging-centric USB Type-C connectors with all new 6-pin versions, making adoption even more accessible for designs. Ionex offers breakthrough USB Type-C connectors for charging applications. USB4125 and USB4130 are the latest additions to the range and feature a 6-contact configuration, making them GCT’s most cost-effective solution to date with […]
Keysight acquires Sanjole, adds to wireless test portfolio
Keysight expands is wireless test offerings, moving into monitoring of RF and low-layer protocols.
PCIe Gen5 test setup handles PHY-layer protocol analysis, transmitter/receiver, LEQ tests
A PCI Express 5.0 (PCIe Gen5) test solution combines Anritsu’s Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A BERT series with Tektronix’s DPO70000SX series 70-GHz Real-time Oscilloscope and automation software. The all-in-one solution supports tests of PCIe 5.0 electrical characteristics, physical-layer protocol analysis, and transmitter/receiver and Link Equalization Training (LEQ) tests to facilitate efficient development of high-speed ICs, devices, […]
Open RAN functional splits, explained
Open radio access networks offer the option of placing network functions in different places along the signal path. That option, called a functional split, lets network engineers optimize performance and make tradeoffs.
Ericsson mid-band radios claim higher speed, less energy
A trio of mid-band radios include SoCs that handle much of the processing. RAN compute products round out the announcement.
12 GHz: Will it enlarge the 5G pie?
A swath of 500 MHz that could add spectrum to 5G looks like low-hanging fruit, but it’s not without opposition. New sharing technology could solve the problem.
What are the application considerations when selecting FPGAs?
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are powerful and flexible devices. They combine the performance of custom designs with reprogrammability, even after the system is in the field. As a result, FPGAs are increasingly used in various systems, from the Mars rover to fighter jets and from communications and automotive systems to a growing variety of […]
Qualcomm X65: 10 Gbps peak data rate
With the announcement of the Snapdragon X65 and X62, Qualcomm boosts 5G data rates, lowers power consumption, and supports 3Gpp Release 16.
What is second-generation beamforming and digital beamforming?
Beamforming is an established technology for cellular communications and other applications (see the previous article on “What is beamforming?”). Beamforming was initially developed based on various analog signal chain techniques and processes. In general, beamforming combines antenna array elements to direct signals at controlled angles to maximize signal reception at specific receivers. Analog beamforming can […]