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Tolerance Analysis for Planar Microwave Circuits
December 3, 2013
Why this webcast is important:
Planar filters and antennas offer the tightest integration and lowest total cost in the majority of integrated RF/Microwave systems. However, tolerance variations in materials, processing, enclosure and environment are often not properly analyzed leading to circuit or system designs that either do not consistently meet specs or are unnecessarily over-spec’d and costly. This is because the task of performing exhaustive tolerance analysis can be intimidating and you may not know where to begin. This presentation provides a framework for automating this process and is illustrated with a 29 GHz microstrip filter. The resulting downloadable template provides a robust starting point for you to test your designs against suspected sources of variation and determine which ones have the strongest influence. This methodology makes “build vs. buy” and material/process selection more deterministic and efficient.
Who should attend:
RF/Microwave circuit and system board level engineers, planar antenna designers, RF/Microwave system engineers, engineering managers.
Lance Lascari, Founder and Principal Consultant at Rfdude.com LLC
Lance Lascari is the founder and principal consultant at RFdude.com LLC where he specializes in cost-optimized RF and microwave circuit and system design for defense/aerospace and commercial/wireless applications. Prior to becoming a full time consultant in 2008, he held engineering positions at Bosch, Titan, and Microwave Data Systems. Mr. Lascari received a B.S.E.E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1995 and is part of the inaugural class of Agilent Certified Experts. He is also the owner/moderator of the popular Board level RF/Microwave Circuit designers group on LinkedIn.