Technical Articles

Qorvo has published these technical articles:

(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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The availability of increasingly higher power commercial microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) amplifiers enables the construction of solid state amplifiers achieving output powers and... (View Full Article)
(Amplifier and Linear Devices)
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The QPM1000 is a high performance, 2 to 20 GHz multichip module (MCM) that combines a limiter and low noise amplifier (LNA) within a small surface-mount package.... (View Full Article)
(Application Development and Deployment Software)
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But how can we better understand what's behind the IoT? What exactly is the IoT? How does it work? How can it help us in our daily life - whether it's offering modern conveniences or alerting us to... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Antenna efficiency is critical for 5G smartphones. In our newest blog post, we outline the four things you need to know about antenna tuning.... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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One of the earliest uses of 5G will be fixed wireless access (FWA), which promises to deliver gigabit internet speeds. FWA can be delivered to homes, apartments and businesses in a fraction of the... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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We have been waiting for 5G for years now and everyone is wondering about its ETA. But there is no one ETA. The launch and rollout of 5G is going to be like other cellular standards, gradual over a... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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The vision of next-generation 5G networks is to deliver an order-of-magnitude improvement in capacity, coverage and connectivity compared to existing 4G networks, all at substantially lower cost per... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Have you ever wondered why your phone has three radios (LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth), while your tablet and computer typically have two (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth)? For that matter, why do you know names like... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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The first time I remember hearing about the impact of 5G on the Internet of Things (IoT) was a few years ago at CES 2015. I don't remember the name of the session or the panelists involved, but I do... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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A lack of standards for 5G is threatening a move to faster data rates for mobiles, and could also hinder the growth of the internet-of-things and machine-to-machine communication.... (View Full Article)
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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This paper describes the design and measured performance of a 1-8GHz power amplifier MMIC fabricated with a 0.15um Gallium Nitride (GaN) process technology. The process features a 100um thick Silicon... (View Full Article)
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Lockheed Martin and Qorvo have teamed up for the last decade to create trusted source microelectronics for the U.S. military's top systems. One example is the AN/TPQ-53, or Q-53, counterfire radar. To... (View Full Article)
(Amplifier and Linear Devices)
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Power-amplifier (PA) designers can take advantage of software that allows them to utilize complex load-pull data sets, thereby streamlining the design process.... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Mobile network operators worldwide are deploying carrier aggregation (CA), which enables them to provide faster data services by bonding two or more blocks of spectrum into a wider channel. With CA,... (View Full Article)
(Amplifier and Linear Devices)
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Gallium-nitride (GaN) technology has been rapidly growing as the material of choice for HEMT devices in the RF/microwave industry due to its high-efficiency operation and its specific properties being... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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In this paper, we will discuss three key filtering challenges addressed by BAW filter technology: 802.11p in the DSRC band, LTE-Wi-Fi coexistence, and satellite radio. We will also discuss reliability... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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In the age of 5G, antenna aperture tuning is essential to the high-efficiency requirements of smartphones.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The IoT may have as great an impact on society as the industrial revolution, computers and the Internet have had. Maybe even more.... (View Full Article)
(Automotive Equipment and Products)
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As cars evolve into capable computing devices, the quality, reliability and safety of electronic components becomes even more critical. Read our latest blog to learn more about the design challenges,... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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As GaN storms radar applications, Qorvo is taking the semiconductor to ever-higher frequencies, reports Compound Semiconductor.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Current consumer electronics trends, including reduced device size, higher-efficiency power sources, and evolving input/output (I/O) technologies are expected to take on even greater significance in... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Cable companies have been talking about a network architecture called node-plus-zero for several years, and finally some have begun deploying it, with Comcast and Cox leading the way. Node+0 is... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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By digging into Internet of Things services, operators can increase their customer knowledge, leading them to ideas for new services.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Each New Year invites a host of achievements, inventions, and technological advancements. As we enter the early months of another year, industry experts share their opinions on what's ahead for tech... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Connectivity in the cellular network is booming. We view exponential amounts of wireless information and live on the cusp of not only viewing that data, but using it to create more efficient, safe,... (View Full Article)
(Transistors)
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Plextek RFI has worked with Qorvo to design the QPD1020 hybrid input-matched GaN transistor, which includes internal input matching realised on a passive GaAs die. Unlike a pre-matched transistor,... (View Full Article)
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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This paper addresses thermal issues with using QFN-packaged GaN power amplifiers, originally designed for pulsed operation, in CW mode. Consideration need to be made for component mounting to provide... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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At Qorvo, we aim to improve lives, solve problems and simplify. We help customers at the center of communication - building solutions that meet the growing demands of a connected world. We're helping... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Mobile network operators view fixed wireless access (FWA) as the first application for 5G in millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. FWA is poised for rapid roll-out, but there remains a challenge:... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Three Zigbee wireless protocols - Zigbee 3.0, Zigbee PRO and Green Power - recently earned the SEAD Connected Efficiency Award for 2017, because of their inherent energy efficiency. In particular,... (View Full Article)
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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The scope and performance of commercially available gallium nitride (GaN) discrete transistors is steadily increasing.... (View Full Article)
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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This paper details the design of a broadband power amplifier using a state-of-the-art Qorvo transistor in a cost-effective SMT plastic package. The realised amplifier has 160 W of output power between... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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In a previous blog post, we covered five key things to know about 802.11ax, the next big standard for Wi-Fi. Let's examine some of the challenges that RF engineers will face when designing for... (View Full Article)
(Transistors)
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Modelithics and Qorvo are collaborating to provide designers with free access to state-of-the-art high accuracy models for a growing number of power GaN transistors. The available and developing GaN... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Winners include the Qorvo GP695 SoC, CEVA's CDNN2, and the DRS360 platform from Mentor, a Siemens Business.... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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Initiatives by the United States, European Union (EU), and Asia to reduce CO2 emissions from current values, serve the dual purpose of decreasing the telecommunication industry's energy consumption... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The concept of connectivity that is at the heart of the Internet of Things (IoT) is not new. The X10 communications protocol, which enabled wireless control of in-home devices, made its debut in the... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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In less than 10 years, mobile phones have evolved from tools used mostly for talking and texting to highly complex, sophisticated devices that are central to almost every aspect of our lives. They... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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In 2004, it became clear that Wi-Fi was moving toward higher data rates, also that it would become increasingly difficult for simple, battery operated devices in the home to connect to the internet.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Over the last few years, I have been intrigued by the difference in sophistication of our cars as compared with our homes. This is not only about general features like climate control, opening/closing... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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In smartphones, high performance Wi-Fi is key to satisfying the ever-growing demand for mobile data, because Wi-Fi offloads traffic from operators' LTE networks. Trends in 2017 will include the... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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This White Paper outlines methods for proper handling, component placement, optimum attachment methods, and interconnect techniques for use with GaN and GaAs microwave monolithic integrated circuits... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Carrier providers talk a lot about how their individual networks provide higher capacity, lower latency, and ubiquitous connectivity. And, while today's networks certainly are better than previous... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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Once considered a technology solely for defense programs like electronic warfare (EW) and jammers, gallium nitride's advantages are becoming increasingly cost-effective and critical for commercial... (View Full Article)
(Transistors)
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Gallium nitride is exerting its strength in myriad communications applications, and suppliers are trying to keep pace by developing solutions for next-generation systems.... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology continues to be a game changer for military radar, electronic warfare (EW), and communications applications.... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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To meet the needs of today's military, the RF/microwave industry is coming up with flexible, cost-effective solutions that push the technology envelope.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Until recently, senior at-home healthcare solutions consisted of monitored fall-detection alert systems or healthcare workers taking care of seniors at home. There just wasn't much else available.... (View Full Article)
(Microscopy)
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This paper addresses the limitations of infrared microscopy when used to measure high performance microwave GaN HEMT devices and MMICs. It will also describe Qorvo's integrated approach to thermal... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The smart home market is evolving from a collection of siloed connected devices - each with their own connectivity protocols, their own gateways, and their own monitoring and control apps - into a... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Active Antenna Systems, beamforming, beam steering, Fixed Wireless Access: the transition to 5G is bringing new terminology and technologies to life in the commercial space. At its heart, 5G begins... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Learn about GaN's role as the new go-to technology in the satcom market.... (View Full Article)
(Application Development and Deployment Software)
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Although many IoT applications only need short-range wireless connectivity, a significant number will require longer-range connections. Examples include utility meters, sensors that monitor farm... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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This is the first of a two-part blog series that looks at the design challenges for Wi-Fi front-end designs. Part 2 examines coexistence and interference. For wireless access points or customer... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Smart-home services have the potential to impact households in a profound way.... (View Full Article)
(Transistors)
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Are you an RF or microwave engineer who's never worked with gallium nitride (GaN) or depletion mode FETs? Do you keep damaging your sampled GaN parts or evaluation boards but don't know why? GaN is a... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Are you an RF or microwave engineer who's never worked with gallium nitride (GaN) or depletion mode FETs? Do you keep damaging your sampled GaN parts or evaluation boards but don't know why? GaN is a... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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Sumit Tomar, general manager of the Wireless Infrastructure Products Group at RF chip giant Qorvo, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to discuss the development of next-generation 5G wireless... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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As the smart home takes shape, consumers are using WiFi to connect more and more devices within the house. This means wireless connectivity in the home - as well as the internet connection from the... (View Full Article)
(Motors)
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This blog is the fourth of a five-part series that looks at the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on society.... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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As global demand for mobile data continues to grow and users' performance expectations increase, manufacturers of smartphones and other mobile devices are responding by delivering faster Wi-Fi... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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As cable and TV operators are losing subscribers to new competition, including streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, as well as pay-TV providers like HBO and Showtime, operators must look... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry?... (View Full Article)
(Calibration Instruments, Standards and Reference Sources)
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What standard should be used when designing IoT products? Qorvo's Cees Links weighs in on the best choices... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Is the Internet of Things (IoT) just another new technology fad? If you ask consumers, media, analysts, tech industry professionals, and even the vendors who make and market IoT solutions, products... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Accelerated 5G standards development has enabled mobile operators to advance their plans for 5G rollouts, creating pressure for smartphone manufacturers to add 5G New Radio (NR) support to handset... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Since Green Power became a standard feature of Zigbee 3.0, can we now expect Green Power sensors everywhere? Indeed, the Green Power specification enables extremely low-power and low-cost coin... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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GaN has many design wins in high power applications and also useful for LNAs.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The Smart Home is a pinnacle opportunity for numerous electronics companies, retailers and telecoms to provide new products to the home, such as a smart security system, video camera, garage door,... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Smartphone manufacturers are introducing new full-screen handsets with edge-to-edge displays and an 18:9 screen aspect ratio. The form factor impacts antenna performance by reducing the space... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Having helped lay the groundwork for Wi-Fi in the 1990s, a Dutch innovator sheds light on modern connected devices, artificial intelligence and the future of IoT.... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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The relentless march towards new and emerging technologies goes hand-in-hand with rising complexity for RF technology providers like US-headquartered Qorvo. Eric Creviston (pictured, below), president... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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The defense market for RF and microwave components through subsystems appears to be more lucrative than in recent years, especially in the area of electronic warfare. If your company sells into the... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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In my article, "A major change in smartphone RF filters and front ends as 5G approaches," I discussed smartphone filter architectures for the coming 5G standard with regards to LTE carrier aggregation... (View Full Article)
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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This document provides application assistance for users integrating Qorvo Spatium power amplifier modules into their designs. Included is a functional description, application schematic, grounding... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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There are any number of strategies that consumers can try to fix interference problems with Wi-Fi in their homes - moving the router, reconnecting the device to their Wi-Fi network, power cycling the... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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The smartphone market has diversified into multiple categories with differing design goals and priorities, which require different approaches to RF front end (RFFE) integration. Flagship phones are... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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In the last couple of years, the radio-frequency gallium nitride (RF GaN) market has been reshaping the RF power industry landscape after seeing impressive growth to nearly $380m by the end of 2017... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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No question, the RF/microwave industry continues to provide innovative solutions to the satellite-communications (satcom) industry. This is demonstrated by the number of Ka-band products being... (View Full Article)
(Application Development and Deployment Software)
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An Internet of Things application, enabling seniors to live longer independently at home Elderly people, our senior citizens, often want to live at home longer because that is the environment they are... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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Key to the success of small cells, which boost quality of service in wireless networks, is their high-frequency components that draw upon a number of different technologies.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The smart home will probably introduce the next technology revolution, but has not yet met its potential, as choosing devices with the right functionality and communication protocols to create an... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Consumers want a smart home butler that provides services - not a bunch of connected things. There is a better way to market the smart home and consumer Internet of Things.... (View Full Article)
(Amplifier and Linear Devices)
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Electronic countermeasures or ECM systems are typically comprised of receivers, processors, displays and jamming transmitters.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The Thread Group has announced significant progress in market adoption of the Thread Networking Protocol. To further address the industry-wide demand for a mesh networking protocol that works, and can... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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What lies ahead will likely continue to transform our lives in unimaginable ways. While some predictions may take a bit longer to materialize than 2017, they provide a solid sense of emerging... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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One could ask, "Why do we need 1 Gbps download speeds? Aren't current download speeds fast enough?" Let's face it: we all hate watching that spinning buffering symbol on our phones, and we always want... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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The IoT (Internet of Things) is a modern-day buzzword with lofty expectations to have a profound impact on society. But what is it, how will we use it and what will that impact be? Is it exciting or... (View Full Article)
(Energy Services)
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From large, commercial office buildings to your own home, the Internet of Things offers an array of energy efficiency benefits. Let's look at these in depth. One distinct benefit of the IoT is that... (View Full Article)
(Application Development and Deployment Software)
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This blog is the last of a five-part series that looks at the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on society. Experts say that an Olympic gold medal begins with good genes. That remains true, but... (View Full Article)
(Application Development and Deployment Software)
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This blog is the fourth of a five-part series that looks at the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on society. I'm often asked about the value of the IoT - sometimes directly, but often... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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The Internet of Things - "IoT" for short - certainly has a lot of buzz these days. Any quick online search will lead to splashy headlines like a $40M IoT start-up purchase, as well as a slew of... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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What is the Internet of Things (IoT) - how will we use it and what will that impact be? These are important questions, especially when you consider that IoT may have as great an impact on society as... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Security and privacy are always hot topics when it comes to discussions about the internet. And with the emerging internet of things, security and privacy questions are becoming even more prevalent.... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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IHS forecasts that the IoT market will grow from an installed base of 15.4 billion devices in 2015 to 30.7 billion devices in 2020 and 75.4 billion in 2025 - an increase of 60 billion devices over 10... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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All about the new and improved ZigBee 3.0, and what smart home and IoT devices development decision makers need to know.... (View Full Article)
(Amplifier and Linear Devices)
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This is the third blog in an ongoing series looking at the importance of GaN HEMT nonlinear models for rapid power amplifier (PA) design success.... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Growing demand for mobile video and other applications is driving an accelerated timeline for delivering 5G to smartphones and other mobile devices. In March 2017, the 3GPP standards group approved a... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Key players Qorvo, Yole, and Keysight weigh in on the leading and disruptive RF technologies in this space.... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Who could imagine the evolution of the automotive ecosystem? What used to be a simple mode of transportation has morphed into a vehicle with complicated computer systems connecting itself and us to... (View Full Article)
(Switches)
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Explore how digital predistortion works in CATV optical nodes, and learn how to select the right switch for your application.... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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Mobile World Congress 2017 was all about 5G and getting real. Although there is still much hype in the market, actual trials are underway and companies are getting realistic with what can be rolled... (View Full Article)
(Automotive Equipment and Products)
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The digital car is no longer a concept of the future. Automotive connectivity - or "connected car" applications - have now reached critical demand. Let's look at the systems and networks that connect... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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For some time, carriers, equipment OEMs and chipmakers have been gearing up for the next-generation wireless standard called 5th generation mobile networks, or 5G.... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Rising mobile data demand continues to create complex RF challenges for smartphone manufacturers. Globally, mobile data consumption grew 63% in 2016, and is projected to increase sevenfold by 2021,... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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In April 2016, Comcast released a report, compiled from almost 1,300 U.S. consumers, providing valuable insight into why customers are interested in smart home services, what features they really want... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Is the Internet of Things just another new technology fad? If you ask tech industry professionals, consumers, media, analysts and even the vendors who make and market IoT solutions, products and... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Every time a new cellular phone standard comes out, we see new claims about the "end of Wi-Fi." When 3G was announced, the promise was that it would make Wi-Fi (802.11b) redundant, which clearly... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Google got its name from a spelling mistake when a co-founder misspelled "Googol". Starbucks got its name from a character in the literary classic Moby Dick. LEGO is a combination of "leg godt" -... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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There are three things that customers care most about when it comes to using Wi-Fi.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Over the last five years, there has been a great deal of interest in the so called smart-home. Almost all the world's major tech companies have announced plans and technology to make the smart home... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Despite the fact that nobody could keep track of the array of acronyms underlying Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b, .11a/g, .11n, .11ac), the good news was that each new version was a clear step forward in raw... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Underneath the acronym, there is a real shift going on from raw data rate toward multichannel capacity and improved spectral reuse.... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Considerable confusion exists about the performance that Wi-Fi at 5 GHz and at 60 GHz (WiGig) actually deliver. The cause of this confusion stems mostly from the complexity of the interplay of the... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Wi-Fi has a long future ahead, but in the near term smart homes require a clear hierarchy of networks to meet consumer demands.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Winner of Design News' 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award says the IoT will be much bigger than the WiFi revolution.... (View Full Article)
(Uncategorized)
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The honest answer is probably "no." In the same way that life and the internet aren't secure - the Internet of Things (IoT) won't be secure. But that's not a very satisfactory response, so let's... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be a major talking point, as many look ahead to the connectivity it may bring to our world. However, an important question remains to be addressed: How will... (View Full Article)