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GaN Solutions for Wide Bandwidths and High Frequencies
This eBook covers new market and design trends in GaN technology starting off with semiconductor trends in sub-6 GHz 5G Networks where the wider bandwidths and high efficiency are favoring GaN technology in many cases. Then Cobham covers AESA phased array and MIMO radar trends and new design techniques are covered with a modular system approach. The next two articles cover high efficiency GaN amplifier design techniques started with efficiency enhancement mechanisms for various class amplifiers and then a mmWave Doherty amplifier design. The last article introduces large-signal model technology by Wolfspeed and other resources available for high-frequency designers.
5G Sub 6 GHz Technologies and Trends
This eBook starts off with a market outlook with a summary of Ericsson’s 2020 Mobility report followed by many of the sub-6 GHz 5G technologies including the evolution of cellular technology, semiconductor technologies supporting the RF functions, applications for satellites in 5G and dynamic spectrum sharing for easy transition from LTE to 5G. The eBook also addresses the key technologies to successful 5G rollouts and how massive MIMO works. These are educational articles to enable you to learn more about the RF technologies behind sub 6 GHz 5G rollouts.
Design Techniques and Considerations for GaAs and GaN RF and Microwave Devices
There have been many advancements in RF compound semiconductors in the last few years. GaAs designers have developed higher performance products to compete with GaN and with the mainstreaming of GaN technology, some companies are taking it to the next level with higher power levels than ever imagined before. From improvements in performance and levels of integration to reliability and packaging, this eBook examines many of these new developments and will update you on several advancements in high frequency compound semiconductor technology.
Design Ideas and Tradeoffs for 5G Infrastructure
This eBook addresses some of the challenges with design solutions that were published in Microwave Journal. Microlab looks at the challenges and solutions for network densification as small cells will need to be deployed in massive numbers to achieve 5G NR goals. The second article is written by Nokia about how microwave solutions are required to drive 5G deployment. Qorvo discusses the various technology tradeoffs for designing FWA arrays including beamforming techniques, front-end components and semiconductor materials. Lastly, Rohde & Schwarz looks at optimization techniques for Doherty power amplifier design as these are a prime choice for basestation applications.
Wideband Amplifier Design and Test Guide for 5G
New satellite and military communications systems plus 5G cellular communications will require much larger bandwidth signals in the hundreds of MHz versus current systems using tens of MHz of bandwidth, so new semiconductor amplifier designs need to support these wider bandwidth signals. However, designing and testing these types of devices is challenging. This eBook addresses some of the design and test challenges plus provides some solutions for wider bandwidth amplifier design and test giving RF/microwave designers better insight in this area.
New Developments in SATCOM Amplifiers and Antennas
This eBook covers new RF design techniques being used in the area of SATCOM. It starts off with an overview of defense technologies by Strategy Analytics followed by two articles on the design of GaN amplifiers for SATCOM including new GaN-on-diamond amplifiers and another on space qualified GaN amplifiers. And the final article takes a look at new antenna technologies that promise great improvements for SATCOM and other applications. Read this eBook to learn about these new trends in SATCOM design.
SATCOM GaN Power Amplifier Design
The first article in this eBook is written by Strategy Analytics’ Asif Anwar covering the military satellite terminal basics, market trends and the outlook for this market. With a major shift from GaAs to GaN as the semiconductor device material of choice, Norsat compares the two technologies covering the reasons for this shift and the advantages of GaN technology for SATCOM amplifiers. Another article covers the design of a broadband, highly efficient, GaN power amplifier. The last article reviews GaN SSPA technology for space-based applications covering the challenges to device design and reliability as they start to replace TWTs in this area. Read this eBook to learn about these important topics in SATCOM amplifiers.
GaN Power Amplifier Design Solutions
With RF GaN amplifier activity continuing to increase, this eBook provides six articles covering various design topics in commercial and military markets. The first two stories cover Aerospace & Defense applications with GaN being used in the Space Fence Radar System and as replacements for TWTAs in ECM systems. The next article takes a look at the adoption of GaN in the point to point microwave radio systems authored by Ericsson. With the high power densities achieved by GaN amplifiers, the thermal challenges can even be more critical than the electronic design issues so the next three articles look at addressing thermal challenges through heat sinking/mechanical design and various design techniques and solution to improve efficiency. We hope that this will improve your knowledge of GaN amplifier technology and thank Boonton and Qorvo for sponsoring this eBook.
5G Semiconductor Solutions - Infrastructure and Fixed Wireless Access
This eBook is a compilation of recent articles published by Microwave Journal on mmWave technology, automotive radar sensor trends and innovation, choosing the right PCB materials and configurations for high frequency automotive radars, the future of automotive radar testing and interference issues that need to be addressed.
Semiconductor Test Tips and Tricks
The semiconductor test market is undergoing tremendous pressure to reduce the cost of test and improve ROI as margins on low cost devices for applications such as IoT and memory decrease. In order to assist semiconductor test customers with educational articles on these and other related topics, this eBook covers some of the challenges test and measurement engineers are facing today.