Test and Measurement Channel

Cavity Techniques for Substrate Properties at Microwave/Millimeter-wave Bands

For quality control in the design of microwave and millimeter-wave circuitry and devices, it is important to have a good measure of the dielectric properties of the materials employed. The standards and methods that are often employed for this purpose ...
The setups presented are essentially of two types - thin dielectric sheet testers and z-axis testers. These are the tools that are employed to independently measure the components of the substrate dielectric constant. It is supposed that suitable propagation models may use this information to better predict propagation mode...
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Recent Advances in EDA Software Solutions for Improved RFIC Design Flows

Today's wireless world requires unrelenting technological innovation. From cell phones that take and send photos to homeland security, the demands on wireless designers for increasing complexity at lower prices and faster time-to-market are immense. Advances in electronic design automation (EDA) over the last decade have made possible dramatic improvements...
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Cross-modulation in a CDMA Mobile Phone Receiver

Determining cross-modulation interference is an important factor in the design of a code division multiple access (CDMA) mobile transceiver. The cross-modulation interference level directly affects the performance of the receiver's ability to overcome the spurious interferences, such as what the IS-98 1 calls single tone desensitization. A few papers...
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The Concept of Predistortion

The intention of this article is to provide a tool for the design of a predistorter, a component intended to correct unwanted nonlinear effects in power amplifiers. In order to come up with a design, a concept of predistortion is discussed. The conclus...
This article continues the trend of previous publications, 1,2 to simplify the prediction of RF performance of systems designed for wireless digital communications. The first shows the correlation between sidelobes and intermodulation (IM) products. Sidelobes are the result of the spectrum re-growth when a digitally modulated signal is applied...
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