Featured 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.

Setting Up an EMC Precompliance Radiated Emissions Test Using Signal Hound’s Spike Software

Precompliance Sweep for conducted and radiated emissions measurements. As Path Loss Tables and Antenna Factor Tables are an important part in calibrating an EMC Precompliance Sweep test setup, these tools will also be briefly discussed.

Testing High Power GaN Amplifiers for Radar Signals using Peak Power Meters

Gallium nitride (GaN) technology has become a staple for high power amplifiers (PAs) used in radar applications.  Moreover, the high power and/or the radar application often require the signals to be pulsed.  Measuring and characterizing pulsed RF signals used in radar applications present unique challenges.

Multi-Physics Design and Optimization of a Complex Radar System

Today, most products are complex mechatronic combinations of advanced technologies, mixing electrical parts with controllers and embedded software. To efficiently manage innovative products, organizations are turning to a Model-Based Development approach for concept studies, control design, multi-domain system simulation and optimization.