Featured White Papers

Qorvo

What Really Matters? ESD Specifications for Smartphone Antenna Tuners

Antenna tuners in smartphones, like other electronic components, must be able to withstand electrostatic discharge (ESD) at every stage from device manufacturing and smartphone assembly to consumer use. Rather than rely on legacy assumptions, tuner selection should reflect the manufacturing systems and standards of today. Learn more to protect your devices.
Rohde and Schwarz

5G Evolution - on the Path to 6G

5G is now and what’s next? As a new generation of cellular technology typically appears every 8-10 years, 6G can be expected around 2030. Download this white paper to explore the evolution from 5G to 6G from a service, air interface and network perspective.
thinkRF

Persistent Spectrum Monitoring

This article will introduce the three trends driving the need for persistent spectrum monitoring before comparing the benefits of a proactive approach to traditional RF drive tests which are often reactive and capture only a brief snapshot of the wireless environment. It will conclude by highlighting some of the key features and performance requirements RF Engineers should consider when comparing RF receivers. 
Remcom

XFdtd Analyzes Complex Beam Steering Antenna Arrays

Remcom’s XFdtd® Electromagnetic Simulation Software contains analysis tools for rapidly characterizing the performance of arrays of antennas for beamforming and beam steering applications.  This whitepaper demonstrates how unique features like superposition and array optimization simplify the process for understanding device performance by providing efficient ways to validate array coverage.
Cadence

Advances in EM Analysis and Design Flows for RF System Development

RF/mixed signal PCB systems and heterogeneous SiP technologies are increasingly susceptible to delayed product development turnaround times due to higher frequencies and component densities. This paper overviews the Cadence design platforms that provide seamlessly integrated EM and multiphysics/thermal simulation with the capacity to solve large-scale design and integration problems across IC, package, and board. 
Rohde and Schwarz

Improving the Capabilities of Cognitive Radar and EW Systems

In this publication, Rohde & Schwarz experts review the challenges that mode-agile (WARM) radar and EW threat emitters pose to traditional static threat library implementations in radar and EW systems, and consider the architecture of cognitive artificial intelligence and machine learning systems that can be used to deliver effective RF countermeasures.
Skyworks

How to Power SiC or IGBT Half Bridges in EVs

This Skyworks white paper discusses the role of holdover and its evolution from legacy SONET/SDH networks, which depend on frequency synchronization up to modern 5G mobile telecommunication which depend on frequency, phase, and time synchronization using IEEE 1588.
Mini Circuits

Filtering Solutions for 5G C-Band Interference with Radar Altimeter Receivers

Recent debate about potential interference between 5G network equipment operating in C-band frequencies and radar altimeter (RA) receivers onboard commercial aircraft has highlighted the need for high-Q filtering solutions in crowded spectral environments. This paper presents two Mini-Circuits filters fabricated using ceramic resonator and cavity technologies designed specifically to eliminate interference by 5G C-Band emissions when incorporated either within or in line with the RA assembly.

The Journey to Full-Scale Semiconductor Packaging

The journey from concept to full-scale semiconductor packaging is often hindered by a number of different obstacles along the way including everything from diverse teams scattered across the world to simply not understanding how the manufacturing process of die bonding, wire bonding or vacuum reflow impacts the package design and vice versa.

eGuide: Analyzing Radar Signals with an Oscilloscope from Rohde & Schwarz

Learn more about an ideal lab setup, the radar signal channel analysis, the triggering and demodulation as well as the phase-measurements in multi-channels and the debugging of correlated radar-signals. Download the Rohde & Schwarz eGuide.