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April 29, 2024
5G benefits to consumers and enterprises include higher data throughputs, lower latency, and increased network reliability.
February 24, 2024
This use case outlines the procedure and profile setting of the RadioThorium module for baseband TDD and IF-mode FDD configurations.
January 29, 2024
This article discusses the correction of pulse droop and rising edge overshoot with data from Empower’s 40 kW L band long duty cycle liquid cooled pulsed amplifier, Model 2237.
December 4, 2023
This article discusses these trends in more detail. It will explore how top-side cooling (TSC) techniques can result in smaller and lighter semiconductor devices.
October 11, 2023
Richardson RFPD joins the conversation to lend expertise of software defined radios including the design tradeoffs in architectures, various applications…
September 26, 2023
This application note brings together available components from Richardson RFPD’s product line to provide a complete RF solution suitable for low-cost CPE units.
September 20, 2023
This whitepaper reviews some of the current trends in military, aerospace, and industrial systems that are increasing the threat from EMI, examines…
September 14, 2023
This application note describes how to use the BytePipe x9002’s internal Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) function to linearize Richardson RFPD’s RadioCarbon RFFE.
June 9, 2023
In the defense industry, communication is not just necessary it’s a lifeline. NXP’s RF transistors are proven rugged and reliable in the harshest of environments.
May 2, 2023
This white paper reviews component selection, design in a simulated environment, and implementation of the simulated circuit into hardware.
March 7, 2023
As 5G networks continue to be built out across the globe, MNOs are increasingly leveraging 32T32R solutions to improve massive MIMO coverage in less dense urban and suburban areas.
January 30, 2023
This paper reviews the different RF power semiconductor device types, their differentiating features and some examples.
January 30, 2023
This paper covers component construction options avaialble for all RF power amplifier technologies, including but not limited to GaN.
December 6, 2022
As consumer demand for data bandwidth grows worldwide, service providers face difficult challenges to expand capacity and coverage.
November 18, 2022
As Open RAN (O-RAN) continues to be deployed across the world, NXP enables faster 5G O-RAN deployments by creating enhanced reference designs.
November 7, 2022
Richardson RFPD and NextGen RF Design demonstrate a system on module SDR with a Radio Carbon RFFE operating to 6 GHz and configurable with a easy to use GUI.
November 7, 2022
Richardson RFPD engineers and others have teamed with Analog Devices to introduce a new, highly integrated transceiver and have built SoMs and RF front ends to interface with it.
October 11, 2022
The next generation of MILCOM platforms will need to leverage more modern communication technologies that have been developed to enable commercial platforms such as cell phones and Wi-Fi.
October 3, 2022
Circuits from the Lab® reference designs are engineered and tested for quick and easy system integration to help solve today’s analog, mixed-signal, and RF design challenges.
September 12, 2022
This article compares the benefits and challenges of three common receiver architectures: a heterodyne receiver, a direct sampling receiver.

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