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Circuit features shrink with increasing frequencies, requiring designers of printed circuit boards (PCBs) to be creative at millimeter wave frequencies. Manufacturing PCBs with such minute transmission lines and circuit characteristics is also challenging. However, the demand for millimeter wave...


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Modern electronic circuit designs pack as much functionality and performance as possible into the smallest spaces, but this requires meeting challenging electrical and mechanical goals for printed circuit boards (PCBs). Fortunately, for years, Benchmark’s PCB design engineers have tracked the...


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Antennas are critical components for wireless communications networks, as many have learned for Fifth Generation (5G) systems, and they will be just as important when those systems morph into the Sixth Generation (6G). A number of leading OEMs have developed many innovative antenna designs for 5G,...


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Welcome to our blog series on Benchmark’s Centers of Excellence. Our Centers of Excellence represent locations within our worldwide network that have critical skills, knowledge, resources, training, and certifications surrounding a key technology area or technical competency. This blog series...


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As the world welcomes Fifth Generation (5G) wireless networks and technology, the engineers at Benchmark are readying for what lies ahead in Sixth Generation (6G) networks. In a new article, “Sixth Generation Networks Push New Boundaries”, appearing in the digital editions of Electronic Design and ...


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At this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2023), we caught up with members of the Benchmark team to find out what they were sharing with conference attendees. In this interview, Bryan Halladay explained how Benchmark’s diverse offering—including RF engineering, microelectronic assembly,...


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Benchmark at IMS 2023

June 22, 2023

This year, the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) held their flagship event from June 11 – 16 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. The week was packed with technical lectures, bootcamps, interactive forums, exhibits, and showcases featuring well over 500 exhibiting...


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To say that wireless devices are ubiquitous in our society today would be a vast understatement. In fact, sometimes it seems like wire is only used today for fencing livestock and stringing guitars. The same is true for the use of wire for communications and connectivity—it is diminishing rapidly.


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Electromagnetic waves comprise electric and magnetic fields. A radio “frequency” is an electromagnetic wave that uses alternating current (AC). We use the term “frequency” because we measure how frequently the wave repeats itself each second. These waves, therefore, are defined as frequent,...


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A trio of defense system experts from Benchmark explained that reduced size need not mean reduced performance for battlefield connectivity. They describe Benchmark's vision for reducing size, weight, and power (SWaP) in the March 2023 issue of Military Embedded Systems with the article “Lower-SWaP...


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Complexity at the Edge

March 14, 2023

The promise of 5G—along with the speed and reliability it offers—is certainly nothing new. In fact, nearly all the major cellular service providers are delivering 5G, and device makers are offering compatible hardware to take advantage of those networks. However, the infrastructure for expanded 5G,...


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Light detection and ranging (lidar) technology is a remote sensing feature most notably used in newer model cars that is also employed to safely guide robots and autonomous vehicles on manufacturing floors and warehouses. Lidar has been used for over 20 years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture...


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