eSMA Connector Technical Overview

This one page technical overview includes cut away descriptions of the mechanical engineering behind this innovative high-performance SMA. Additionally, performance curves are analyzed for typical VSWR through 20 GHz.

NATO presentation at Defence forum

NATO presentaiotn at 2010 Executive Forum

Ultra Low Noise Amplifiers for Infrastructure Receiver Applications

Amplifiers used in wireless infrastructure receiver applications have the key requirements of low noise, high linearity, and unconditional stability. In order to meet these needs, Skyworks has developed a new family of low noise amplifiers (LNAs) implemented in 0.5 μm enhancement mode (E-Mode) pHEMT.

A Plethora of Ports: Making Sense of the Different Types of Ports in EM Planar Simulators

April 29, 2010 - This new white paper from AWR® provides a fundamental understanding of ports so that designers can select them properly in the process of circuit simulation. It traces the evolution of ports in EM simulation and examines all aspects of how they can be employed to make design simulation practical.

X-parameters® and Beyond, AWR’s Support of PHD and Nonlinear Behavioral Models

This white paper provides comprehensive information about rapidly-emerging nonlinear models and measurement systems and how AWR’s Microwave Office® high-frequency design software effectively employs them.

Understanding Grounding Concepts in EM Simulators

This white paper, written by EM expert Dr. John Dunn, demonstrates the importance of correctly selecting and assigning “ground” within EM simulators and how it is essential for successfully predicting the performance of board, package, and their associated interconnects.

Understanding Long-Term Evolution Fundamentals and Measurement Challenges

With release of the latest version of Release 8 of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in June 2009, the core LTE specification has stabilized. 3GPP Release 8 also encompasses a considerable number of interim enhancements embodied in Evolved High-Speed Packet Access (eHSPA), also known as HSPA+.

Microwave Integrated Circuits: New Achievements from a “Mature” Technology

For more than 60 years, microwave technology has been synonymous with Microwave Integrated Circuits (MICs). The first MICs appeared in the 1940s, just over a decade after the first microwave circuits were introduced in waveguide form. Now, even though monolithic MICs (MMICs) have revolutionized (and made possible) most of today’s wireless-enabled devices, products based on MIC fabrication techniques remain the bulk of the output of the microwave industry.

Guidelines for Choosing RF and Microwave Products: Part 1

How to specify RF and microwave filters.