Tait Blog: Most Popular Stories

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, but as we get ready to welcome 2018, we wanted to take a look back at some of our most popular blog posts throughout 2017. We love bringing you valuable, educational, and interesting content, so have a look below at what many of our readers have found most useful over the past year.

1) When and Where to Use a Duplexer

Principal Engineer Ian Graham explores a common question in radio system design: whether to deploy duplexers or to use separate transmit and receive antennas. Here, he examines the technicalities of both approaches. Read more.

2) Advantages of DMR vs TETRA

When considering a new radio network or a replacement/upgrade of an existing one, choosing the right technology is key. In this piece, we compare the relative advantages and disadvantages of DMR and TETRA with factors including coverage, frequency bands, fallback to analog and the ease and cost of migration. Read more.

3) Channel Sharing Explained: FDMA, TDMA and CDMA

In the desirable radio frequencies occupied by Public Safety and Utilities organizations, there is only so much radio spectrum to share between everyone who wants to use it. In this post, we look at how digital radio is moving to alleviate this problem by increasing the amount of information that can be conveyed on a channel. Read more.

4) Advantages of DMR versus dPMR / NXDN / NEXEDGE

This post explains the differences between these two popular digital radio standards, and examines the advantages each has when it comes to factors like spectral efficiency, ease/cost of migration from analog FM, and portable battery shift life. Read more.

5) APCO Project 25 (P25) Radio Frequently Asked Questions

Here we’ve answered some of the most-asked questions relating to digital standard P25, including what it is, what its benefits are, and what the difference is between its two options, Phase 1 and Phase 2. Read more.

We’ll continue bringing you more quality content in 2018, so stay tuned for more educational pieces from the Tait Radio Academy, thought-leading Connection articles, informational comparisons, and answers to frequently asked questions. Subscribe to our blog to be the first to see our informative videos, white papers, guides, and other helpful information.

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