White Papers

Seeing the Full Picture: Introducing Software-Defined Spectrum Analyzers

Wireless communications technology has become a vital component of today’s information driven world. With so much reliance on it, it’s easy to forget how different the spectrum environment looked only a few decades ago. This shift has also pushed spectrum monitoring requirements well beyond what was previously the norm.

RFIC PA Development for Communication and Radar Systems: Basic Operations and Metrics

Power amplifiers (PAs) are responsible for increasing the strength of a signal with minimal added distortion. By providing enough signal strength to overcome over-the-air losses, PAs play a vital role in the RF/microwave front end of any communication system.

How To Right-Size Your Wireless Testing

Whether mobile devices, Internet of Things, or industrial RF applications, the world runs on wireless. As a result, wireless testing is more important than ever before. But how do you balance thoroughness, speed, and budgets? Quipping "pick any two of the three" isn't a good answer.

MM-wave Partial Information De-embedding: Errors and Sensitivities

De-embedding methods making significant structural assumptions have become popular in mm-wave fixtures because of the relative immunity to repeatability and standards availability problems at the DUT. The intrinsic errors, repeatability and configuration sensitivities are studied in this work with examples in the WR-10 and WR-2.2 bands.

Cable Harness EMC/EMI: Cross Talk, Radiation, Interference and Susceptibility

Bundles of electrical cables in vehicles, aircraft, ships and buildings pose electromagnetic compatibility and interference challenges to the electrical design engineer. Due to their lengths, they are more likely to radiate or pick up irradiation than many other electrical components and systems.

PCB Substrates: Matching your Design to the Right Material and Rapid Prototyping Process

To stay ahead of the competition, microelectronics engineers and manufacturing teams must continuously evaluate the best new methods to produce efficient PCBs. In this white paper, we’ll discuss the best methods and substrate material for consideration of rapid prototyping your designs.

5G New Radio Solutions: Revolutionary Applications Here Sooner Than You Think

Skyworks is pleased to release its second 5G technology paper “5G New Radio Solutions: Revolutionary Applications Here Sooner Than You Think.” This must-read paper offers an in-depth exploration of 5G challenges and opportunities as well as practical solutions for 4G/5G dual connectivity – the principal implementation for early network deployments.

4 Ways to Efficiently Generate Complex Waveforms

Generating signals to characterize, test or troubleshoot electrical designs or systems can be tedious and time-consuming. So, our experts documented four tips to help you efficiently generate simple or complex waveforms. One tip even describes how to create multi-tone signals to test a device's immunity to noise under real operation. Please note, this offer is only available for customers in the United States and Canada.

Accelerate Your 5G Device Designs

Learn about the new challenges in new spectrum and bandwidth, MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) and beam steering, OTA testing, and 5G NR coexistence with other wireless communications systems. Find out how to address the complexities in Keysight’s new eBook, Top Considerations for 5G New Radio Device Designers.

Get Updated Network Analysis Measurement Science Poster

This complimentary poster was just updated to guide you through the essentials on network analysis measurement science including S-parameters basics. It also includes common measurement applications and practical everyday tips. Develop accurate, dependable network analyzer-based test systems achieving high throughput, repeatability and reliability with the right balance of speed and performance.