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March 9, 2018
Antennas truly are the tiny, unsung heroes of wireless networking. Whether you’re at home, in the car, or walking around with a phone in your pocket, it’s antennas that keep you connected. Qorvo's Brent Dietz explains more in this blog originally published in "Tech Translated" on Network World.
February 27, 2018
Understanding the polling features in the Zigbee standard can help to optimize the power consumption of IoT products. Take a closer look at Zigbee's polling mechanism and an example using a fire alarm sensor application.
February 13, 2018
From large, commercial office buildings to your own home, the Internet of Things offers an array of energy efficiency benefits. Qorvo’s Cees Links explains how in the third of a five-part series on the IoT.
February 9, 2018
As costs come down, gallium nitride offers a clear advantage over today’s technologies in power size and efficiency. Brent Dietz explains GaN's use in a variety of applications, in this blog that originally appeared in "Tech Translated" on Network World.
January 30, 2018
There are many ways to address interference issues when designing Wi-Fi access points, but high-Q bandedge filters are one strategy to make use of every bit of spectrum available.
January 18, 2018
A qualified automotive part may have similar specs as a commercial product, but don’t be fooled. Learn what those additional tests and stringent standards really mean.
January 1, 2018
Check out our most-viewed posts of the year, and catch up on any you missed.
January 1, 2018
Qorvo's Brent Dietz retells the classic Dickens tale, updated for our networked, always-connected world. This blog originally appeared in "Tech Translated" on Network World.
December 19, 2017
From outdoor Wi-Fi to target wait time and tighter system requirements, 802.11ax brings a number of challenges for RF engineers. Read some of our design tips for the next gen of Wi-Fi.
December 13, 2017
It's through 4G wireless infrastructure and technologies like carrier aggregation, small cells, massive multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) and beamforming that we'll satisfy our need for 5G speed. Brent Dietz explains in this blog originally published on Network World.
December 13, 2017
GaN HEMTs are depletion mode devices. Learn the proper way to bias GaN devices in this short tutorial video.
November 27, 2017
Qorvo's Cees Links examines how three parameters interact for IoT security, in the second of a five-part series on the Internet of Things.
November 14, 2017
In the Wi-Fi world, product temperature is a critical challenge that design engineers must address. This post explains some of the thermal considerations for Wi-Fi connectivity.
November 3, 2017
Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 offers a number of benefits for cable providers, telecom operators and consumers alike. Brent Dietz explains how in this blog post originally published on Network World.
October 31, 2017
As the IoT pushes automation to new heights, people will perform fewer and fewer "simple tasks." Cees Links explores how the IoT will affect jobs and the labor market, in the first of a five-part series on the IoT.
October 24, 2017
There was a time when cell phone brands reflected European and U.S. dominance of the market. No longer, says Qorvo's Brent Dietz. The world's largest mobile market is producing its own smartphones, and they are coming to a store near you.
October 17, 2017
The transition to 5G is bringing new terminology and technologies to life in the commercial space. Learn more about the key RF communication technologies that will enable 5G base stations and networks.
September 29, 2017
How can we get to gigabit download and upload speeds on a smartphone? David Schnaufer explains an easy incremental path to achieve this on 4G LTE architecture.
September 20, 2017
Brent Dietz explores a love for muscle cars, new and old, with the geek chic of connected and autonomous vehicles. This blog first appeared in "Tech Translated" in Network World.
September 7, 2017
5G isn't just an incremental improvement over 4G. Let's explore what 5G technology is, the characteristics of 4G and 5G, and the path to 5G deployment.
August 23, 2017
Although the IEEE 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard is still being defined, Qorvo explains five key things to understand about the next generation of Wi-Fi.
August 22, 2017
Brent Dietz explores the state of dead zones in the age of Wi-Fi and the Internet of Things (IoT), in this "Tech Translated" blog originally published on Network World.
August 9, 2017
Our homes are getting smarter. Technology is getting better, faster. Learn how Qorvo's Senior Lifestyle System helps aging seniors and their loved ones.
August 5, 2017
Feel like it's too hot this summer? Well, we're not the only ones sensitive to the heat. Qorvo's Brent Dietz reminds us that RF systems can become temperamental when they get too hot and often require special technologies to keep running as advertised.
July 26, 2017
5G will be here before we know it. Check out the top ten milestones to watch for as 5G becomes a reality.
July 12, 2017
Qorvo's general manager Roger Hall recaps the 5G highlights from IMS 2017 — what’s here and now.
June 20, 2017
Discover how solid-state power amplifiers and spatial combining provide new levels of power for electronic warfare, satellite communications and testing.
June 1, 2017
The design complexity and number of bands in small cells are only increasing. Read Qorvo’s take on the top trends and how to overcome the challenges of designing small cells.
June 1, 2017
The waves surrounding Hawaii next week may be dwarfed by the tsunami of hype about 5G expounded at the International Microwave Symposium. Worried that you might get swept out to sea, Qorvo's Brent Dietz offers this cautionary perspective.
May 26, 2017
Qorvo's Cees Links explains how a 1975 magazine article and his local Radio Shack made him want to be an engineer, in this blog originally published on ECN.
May 17, 2017
Pico cells, femtocells, micro cells, macro cells: The world of base stations is a mix of technologies and applications. Learn how small cells fit in today and as we head to 5G.
May 1, 2017
Gather 'round the kitchen table as industry observer Brent Dietz patiently explains the meaning of WECA, Wi-Fi, #WiFi and mobile Wi-Fi.
April 20, 2017
GaN is a relatively new technology compared to Si and GaAs, but it has become the technology of choice for high-RF, power-hungry applications.
March 31, 2017
Wireless gets all the fame and glory, while wired networks do the heavy lifting. Let's not forget that, says industry watcher Brent Dietz, as wired networks are good business.
March 6, 2017
Another LTE power standard has emerged to further complicate the RF front-end design for mobile handsets. Read Qorvo's advice for meeting the new Power Class 2 standard.
March 1, 2017
With the new term "alternative facts" propagating across our culture, Brent Dietz looks at a few of the alternative facts in the RF world and sets the record straight.
January 23, 2017
Brent Dietz offers a few New Year's resolutions for the RF industry to help 2017 load faster and run better.
December 21, 2016
Thankfully, for those answering holiday questions about hinterplexers, the world is digital. There's an app for slide rules and a whole world of online RF resources to uncover the most arcane RF/microwave facts. Brent Dietz shares his favorites.
November 22, 2016
Looking for gift ideas for the office Yankee Swap? Brent Dietz has done the work for you, compiling a list of high-tech gifts that are sure to be re-gifted.
November 10, 2016
Welcome to our fully integrated Qorvo.com! Browse our top new features in this quick reference guide.
October 26, 2016
In a world where success is often equated with being big, small has always been prized in electronics. And there's no better example than the RF front-end of a smartphone, says Qorvo's Brent Dietz.
September 26, 2016
Brent Dietz has been counting all the varieties of GaN, some you've heard of and some you probably haven't. They're all vying for a place in the market, which leads Brent to say, "GaN on!"
August 18, 2016
Have you listened to any of this quarter's earnings calls? If not, you're missing entertainment and a glimpse at the future of RF. Not to worry, though. Brent Dietz has been listening for you.
July 26, 2016
Carriers are turning to carrier aggregation to tame your carrier aggravation. Confused? Don't be. Brent Dietz says it's really pretty straightforward — except for the engineering.
June 20, 2016
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), Brent Dietz has found there's only one thing we all agree on: we don’t agree on what it is. Brent offers his ideas about what the IoT is and what it isn't.
May 19, 2016
Trade shows force us to redefine our sense of everything. Food has a different meaning; money has a different meaning; and if you've opted for front-lit foam board displays, your competitor has likely opted for GaN-powered neon and pyrotechnics.
April 1, 2016
To help commemorate April Fools’ Day, here are five of our favorite "made up" industry terms and what they mean for our hyper-connected world.
March 11, 2016
Multiplexer solutions help simplify and accelerate the adoption of carrier aggregation (CA) in 4G LTE-Advanced devices, and bring many advantages to RF front-end designers.
March 8, 2016
The world's cable and TV operators are facing increasing competition in their core business. They want to find new services and revenue streams, and the answer could be smart home services, says Cees Links.
February 25, 2016
What are some of the key market trends that innovative RF filters are addressing in today's modern LTE environment? Here are nine to remember.
February 9, 2016
The connected car fits nicely into the developing ecosystem around the Internet of Things, or IoT, and will enable a host of driving efficiencies benefiting car drivers and manufacturers. Learn how Qorvo's QPA5525Q power amplifier is helping to drive the connected car market and 802.11p applications.
February 4, 2016
If a manufacturer wants to be successful in the new and highly competitive Internet of Things market, it needs to understand two important concepts, says Cees Links. Read this blog post to learn more.
January 22, 2016
This excerpt from RF Filter Technologies For Dummies® contains key RF filter facts that any design engineer, manager, salesperson, customer or supplier should know.
December 22, 2015
The holidays are here. RF-powered LED lights decorate the neighborhoods, NORAD launches their annual Santa Tracker and we in the semiconductor industry face the grim task of explaining what on Earth we do for a living. Brent Dietz offers suggestions for not losing your relatives and friends when you talk about your work.