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What are the Important Factors to Consider when Routing Radio Frequency PCBs?

PCB design is increasingly becoming a challenging task on account of several factors including miniaturization but also the fact that it needs to have a presence of digital, mixed as well as radio frequency or what is popularly known as...

3D Components and Intellectual Property Protection

Antennas are all around us. From the smartphone in your hand and the Bluetooth® buds in your ears to autonomous vehicles and complex communication systems, antennas are a critical part of high-tech magic. Using electromagnetic simulation, designers evaluate antennas in-situ. Ansys...

Concerning PCBs and the Transition from Microwaves to Millimeter Waves

Millimeter-wave frequencies offer too much bandwidth to ignore. As a result, circuit developers for many emerging applications, such as 5G wireless cellular networks and ADAS vehicles, are faced with designing and producing practical circuit solutions from 30 to 300 GHz....

The Analog-of-Things Rise is the Crucible of digital innovation

It isn’t news to any professional in the electronics industry, or virtually any other, that almost any technology, process, or service that can be internet or intranet connected is being connected. If it is a wired connection or a wireless...

How to Transition from Designing for Microwave Frequencies to Millimeter-Wave Frequencies

Bandwidth is being consumed everywhere, in electronic vehicles and by 5G cellular wireless communications networks. While it may be becoming thinner at lower frequencies, it is still available at higher frequencies, at millimeter wavelengths. These correspond to a range of...

Bonding Materials Minimize Loss in Multilayer Millimeter-Wave PCBs

Circuit loss increases with increasing frequencies, a circuit material characteristic that has limited the use of PCBs for millimeter-wave (mmWave) applications in the past. But as the demand grows for circuits serving available frequency spectrum in the mmWave range, circuit...

5G in 2021 & The Rise of The Machines, Part 2

In Part 1 of the 2-part blog series “5G in 2021 & The Rise of the Machines”, a high-level discussion of the wireless connectivity trends is provided, along with a glimpse into how wireless standard convergence is a likely outcome...

5G in 2021 & The Rise of The Machines, Part 1

Key Trends Consumer demand for enhanced mobile broadband continues to drive 5G Increasingly likelihood 5G and Wi-Fi convergence Huge Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) opportunities, including low-latency automation and private 5G networks Push for enhanced mobility: autonomous vehicles enabled...

Don’t Get Lost in the Layers and the Smaller Wavelengths

Frequencies and bandwidths once thought “impractical” or at least “for the military,” at millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies, are rapidly becoming more commercially commonplace. Two strong examples are In Fifth Generation New Radio (5G NR) wireless networks and 77 GHz automotive radars,...

Advantages/Disadvantages of Digital Beamforming in Satellite Applications

Digital beamforming (DBF) technologies are of growing interest in satellite communications as a solution to the challenges of delivering high throughput satellite (HTS) payloads paired with flexible ground terminal technology. Handling the new requirements of low earth orbit (LEO) and...
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