March 2017


Feature Article



Aperture Tuning, the Best Technique for Closed Loop Tuning

Paul Tornatta, VP RF Systems and Antenna Engineering
Cavendish Kinetics, Inc.

Modern Smart Phones are packed with useful features. In order to maximize the user experience, the performance of the radio must be optimized at all times. Antenna Aperture Tuning is a method used by all top-tier Smart Phone makers for optimizing the antenna performance across several frequency bands of operation. The next step in antenna optimization is closed loop tuning. <read more>


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  Sponsored Announcement

IoT North America Registration Closes Ends March 22nd

Online registration for the Internet of Things North America conference will close on March 22nd. Secure your full conference pass before the rates increase $200. Core topics for the event will include: Big Data & Data Analytics, IIoT/Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, IoT Security, and Connectivity. The event will also host a new session track covering emerging trends for the Smart Home.


Confirmed speakers from Cisco, Intel, Oracle, Samsung, IBM Watson IoT, Nokia, Deere & Co., Navigant Research, and many others will help educate attendees on the newest developments in technology, market conditions and end-user requirements that are driving innovation, capabilities, features, application trends and performance improvements in the IoT industry. View the Sessions

  New Products

Radio Frequency Systems: The Clear Choice in Wireless Infrastructure
Providing total-package solutions for wireless infrastructure, Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules.

As a leader in wireless infrastructure, RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. Gap Wireless stocks and distributes RFS solutions ranging from filter products such as diplexers and triplexers, along with coaxial cable and connectors, and antennas. The product line-up includes:


The comprehensive transmission line portfolio from RFS can fit every need including: corrugated CELLFLEX® and CELLFLEX® Lite foam dielectric copper or aluminum cables used as backbone feeders in cellular radio systems; HELIFLEX® air-dielectric coaxial transmission line supporting all analog and digital television, radio, and mobile television/ media applications; and HYBRIFLEX™, the world’s first lightweight aluminum hybrid feeder cabling solution for RRH (Remote Radio Head).


RFS provides solutions for the world’s metros, railways, road tunnels, and underground mines, including the most advanced active, passive and hybrid RF distribution systems for in-tunnel coverage, railway stationcoverage, and outdoor track-side rail coverage.


RFS offers a true end-to-end solution set including solid parabolic antennas, elliptical waveguide, connectors, and accessories optimized for all popular microwave radio bands. Its microwave antenna systems offer premium electrical performance to meet the most stringent of wireless transmission network requirements.


RFS provides a comprehensive portfolio of outdoor cellular site solutions. Their RF solutions cover the entire RF chain, from base station and microwave antennas to diplexers and triplexers, feeders, jumpers, and tower solutions.

Gap Wireless works with industry-recognized vendors to stock and distribute thousands of wireless infrastructure, Test & Measurement products, and offers a suite of hardware and value-added services for the UAV (Drone) market. Serving carriers and contractors throughout North America, Gap Wireless also provides value-added technical/engineering services. More information on RFS products stocked and distributed by Gap Wireless is available here.

Tiny Horn Antennas Aid Testing of 5G Millimetre-Wave Equipment

Link Microtek has unveiled a family of miniature horn antennas that are designed to be used for millimetre-wave testing in 5G developments and EMC compliance. Ideal for test houses or manufacturers of E-band radio communications equipment, the AMHA-V1 series of horns can be utilized as either transmitters or receivers for measurements of products’ electromagnetic susceptibility or emissions. <read more>


Gap Wireless Distributing Non-Line-of-Sight Solutions from Tarana Wireless

Tarana Wireless offers a fundamental advance in non-line-of-sight (NLoS) connectivity for carrier deployment in enterprise access and radio backhaul applications. Gap Wireless distributes Tarana Wireless solutions throughout North America, including AbsoluteAir 2  –  delivering reliable throughput up to 200 Mbps over challenging links. <read more>


Ethertronics Launches LoRa Module with Active Steering Antenna

Ethertronics has announced the industry first complete plug and play LoRa module for Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) connectivity. It delivers very long range and unmatched reliable antenna performance using Active Steering for the LoRa ecosystem of IoT and M2M applications. <read more>


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  Industry News

Critical Communications Private Broadband LTE Market to Reach $2.6 billion by 2020

The critical communications broadband LTE market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20 percent, from $1.1 billion in 2015 to reach $2.6 billion in 2020, according to IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. <read more>


Keysight Technologies Works with Huawei on Phase II of China 5G Technology R&D Trial

Keysight Technologies, Inc. has begun working with Huawei on phase II of the China 5G Technology R&D Trial. Using its industry-leading UXA N9040B signal analyzer and 89601B VSA signal analysis software, Keysight has conducted the first integration tests with Huawei’s 5G prototype base station. <read more>


Corporate Testing and Certification Company AT4 Wireless to Become DEKRA

Arnhem, AT4 wireless, a DEKRA company, will be simply known as DEKRA as of April 3rd, 2017. The internationally leading wireless and mobile testing & certification company was acquired by DEKRA in June 2015. Both companies are integrating their global network of testing laboratories and services under one brand: DEKRA. <read more>


Assured Wireless Demonstrates High Power Portable User Equipment for LTE Band 14 Public Safety Wireless Networks

Assured Wireless Corp. has announced the successful demonstration of its prototype high-power WiFi-to-LTE portable hotspot device designed specifically to serve the needs of public safety organizations. <read more>


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Event Listings


2017 NAB Show
Conferences: April 22 - 27, 2017
Exhibits: April 24 - 27
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


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