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Wireless & Networking

How to virtualize network functions

Here’s how to use network functions virtualization (NFV) to take network functions that sit in dedicated appliances and relocate them as virtual Read More...

Envelope tracking makes CMOS PAs possible in 4G smartphones

A look at how to improve the efficiency of CMOS PAs using envelope tracking. Product data includes performance testing using products from Nujira and Read More...

Test challenges for USB 3.1 SuperSpeedPlus

Testing for USB 3.1 involves not only measuring traditional eye diagrams, but also RF analysis using spectrum analyzers, time domain reflectometry, Read More...

Slash SoC power consumption in the interconnect

A modular approach to SoC interconnect slashes power consumption with unit-level clock gating. Read More...

Cross-phase signal coupling in powerline communication

In powerline communication (PLC), severe signal attenuation and considerable can affect the communication performance; here’s how to address that. Read More...

Mitigate cyber security hazards in smart grids

With the advent of smart grids, a "digital 9/11" is but waiting to happen, for these grids can easily fall prey to escalating cyber hazards. Read More...

S-parameters basics

S-parameters are a “frequency-domain” description of the electrical behavior of a network. Here’s an introduction to what they mean and how Read More...

How to remove signal data artifacts

This Product How-To article explains how to remove signal data artifacts using a finite impulse response (FIR) notch filter and a Python-based math Read More...

History of GaN-on-diamond technology

Brief history of the development of the GaN-on-diamond technology that deposits diamond to within hundreds of nanometers of the GaN channel, Read More...

EMI pre-compliance test with a microwave oven?

It makes sense to do some “quick-and-dirty” bench testing to see if you stand a chance of passing EMI compliance testing. Here’s how you can do Read More...

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