5 Steps to a Real-time Eye Diagram

For digital designers, eye diagrams and its measurements help to analysis quickly how good the signal quality is. However, this can be cumbersome to setup and maybe even daunting to some. Join us, where we quickly go through the basics and then explore the five steps needed to get to a real time eye diagram. […]

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Achieving 10X Performance for Next-Generation Signal and Power Integrity Analysis

Cadence® Sigrity™ X, the latest signal integrity (SI)/power integrity (PI) software release, includes faster engines, distributed computing, and a new user interface. In addition, a new methodology for performing PI across multiple fabrics is now available. This presentation introduces how the new Sigrity X distributed computing architecture is meeting the demands of SI/PI engineers across […]

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Antenna and Circuit Modeling for High-Speed Communication in 5G and SatCom Applications

The performance of microwave and millimeter-wave antennas and circuits plays a key role in the application area of satellite communication and the 5G mobile network for high-data-rate communication. The evaluation of such devices before fabrication and testing through electromagnetics simulation tools is beneficial to reduce the time and effort required in the design process during […]

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Designing and Optimizing an Inmarsat RF Front End Using an RF Transceiver With Digital Pre-Distortion

Radios can be brought to market quickly by designing market specific RF fronts ends for use with multi-market transceivers that cover a frequency range from 30 MHz to 6 GHz. We will be showing how to develop an Troposcatter (4.4-5 GHz) transceiver using Wolfspeed PA’s and a SOM that includes an ADI transceiver.

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ADAS Sensor Design & Placement

Modern vehicles contain countless antennas and sensors which are crucial to the overall performance and safety of autonomous and assisted driving systems. All these components need not only function correctly in isolation, but also in close proximity to one another. System integrators cannot rely on combining all these systems in the prototype phase as late […]

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A New Approach to Radar Signal Analysis

Secondary surveillance radar (SSR) and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) radar are essential tools for safe and secure aviation. While the radar systems have evolved, many of the test challenges have remained constant. Depending upon whether one is designing, characterizing, installing, maintaining, or troubleshooting an SSR system, one may have different requirements for testing the […]

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Residual Phase Noise Measurement of Components for Advanced Radar Systems

Phase noise becomes an increasingly important system-level specification for electronic test equipment, communications systems, and radar systems. Modern radar systems are trying to extract more information about the targets they track and provide the ability to track even slow moving targets in the presence of clutter. The lower the phase noise, the better this will […]

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Aerosol Jet Digitally Printed Interconnects for mmWave RF Devices

As the frequency of RF packages climb up and beyond 60 GHz, microstrip and waveguide line widths diminish with substrate thickness and the limitations of traditional interconnect bonding techniques reach their limitations.  Printed 3D Interconnects made with Aerosol Jet® printing provide package designers and RF engineers a new tool to tailor the impedance of transition […]

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RF Performance Comparisons between Microstrip and Grounded Coplanar Waveguide at mmWave Frequencies

It is common for RF applications using PCB technology at microwave frequencies to use microstrip circuit structures. However, as the frequency increases, at higher microwave frequencies and millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies, there are increased RF performance issues for the RF designer to consider. In theory, the Grounded Coplanar Waveguide (GCPW) circuit structure addresses many of the […]

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Accelerating RF PCB System Development

Most RF/mixed-signal PCB design and system integration requires a workflow that not only supports interoperability between the design tool responsible for RF/microwave IP creation and the manufacturing/signoff platform, but also properly manages SMD library parts, padstacks, and technology files in order to avoid time-consuming, error prone, manual translation flows. This presentation will examine the requirements […]

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