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Mixer Measurement with a Vector Network Analyzer

RF mixers are pivotal components in electronic circuits, manipulating frequencies for transmission and reception. This article explores methodologies for characterizing mixer performance using Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs). Key measurements include conversion loss, compression, and IP3, essential for evaluating signal conversion from RF to intermediate frequency (IF).




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Driving Sustainability: FD-SOI Technology, the Greenest Choice for Automotive Applications

This article compares the environmental impact of FD-SOI, Bulk, and FinFET technologies in automotive applications using a "cradle-to-use" approach. Produced with Soitec's Smart Cut™ process, FD-SOI, simplifies IC production and reduces field power consumption, achieving a 25% lifecycle energy reduction, making it a superior choice for sustainable automotive ICs.




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The Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Compliance

The continual increased use of electronics and electrical products has led to an environment filled with many signal and noise sources across a wide range of frequencies. This paper explains how fields interact to create intentional and unintended transmitters and receivers, and how applying EMI mitigation techniques when designing and testing can lead to positive outcomes in electromagnetic compliance testing.




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Driving Sustainability: FD-SOI Technology, the Greenest Choice for Automotive Applications

This article compares the environmental impact of FD-SOI, Bulk, and FinFET technologies in automotive applications using a "cradle-to-use" approach. Produced with Soitec's Smart Cut™ process, FD-SOI, simplifies IC production and reduces field power consumption, achieving a 25% lifecycle energy reduction, making it a superior choice for sustainable automotive ICs.

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Mixer Measurement with a Vector Network Analyzer

RF mixers are pivotal components in electronic circuits, manipulating frequencies for transmission and reception. This article explores methodologies for characterizing mixer performance using Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs). Key measurements include conversion loss, compression, and IP3, essential for evaluating signal conversion from RF to intermediate frequency (IF).

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The Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Compliance

The continual increased use of electronics and electrical products has led to an environment filled with many signal and noise sources across a wide range of frequencies. This paper explains how fields interact to create intentional and unintended transmitters and receivers, and how applying EMI mitigation techniques when designing and testing can lead to positive outcomes in electromagnetic compliance testing.

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Challenges and Benefits of Flip-Chip IC Versus Packaged IC

To minimize assembly complexity and maximize system performance it is desirable to integrate high frequency, high performance RF ICs (>60 GHz) onto mixed signal PCBAs which include many other functional blocks. These functional blocks may be RF amplifiers, mixers, switches, attenuators, filters, PLLs, but will also include power supplies, sensors, control circuitry, and digital circuitry.

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Breaking into Production: Repeatable Performance in Next Generation Luneburg Lenses

Demonstrating the scale manufacturing capabilities of Fortify’s RF manufacturingplatform, this white paper explores the performance repeatability of 62 mm (2.44”)diameter Luneburg lenses produced by Fortify in a production environment. Boresightgain measurement of the lenses demonstrated a standard deviation of 0.06 dB acrossthe manufacturing batch. 

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RF & Microwave Test: What is the Optimum Strategy?

The design/construction of automated test equipment can significantly burden OEMs' engineering resources. This white paper discusses the critical challenges faced in RF and microwave tests and details three diverse build options and their corresponding pros and cons. It will help you understand the RF/Microwave strategy to ensure performance, scalability, and repeatability. 

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Implementing High-Performance Filters in MMwave Applications

As many aerospace and defense and satellite communication applications face new requirements to perform increasingly complex tasks with unwavering precision and reliability, the wider bandwidths and faster speeds available in the millimeter wave (mmWave) portion of the RF spectrum are becoming increasingly attractive. 

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The Inverse Chirp-Z Transform for VNA Time Domain Processing

This article explores the intricacies of improving time domain analysis in Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) through the utilization of the Inverse Chirp-Z Transform. Initially, it discusses the limitations encountered when employing conventional methods such as the Inverse Discrete Fourier Transform in Python for time domain conversion, highlighting issues of resolution and accuracy.

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How Are 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks Driving Satellite Link Impairment and Hardware-In-The-Loop Emulation?

In this whitepaper, explore the typical implementation of link emulators for low-Earth orbit (LEO) and other satellite paths, including trans-lunar orbits. Readers will also discover how 5G non-terrestrial network (NTN) modeling and emerging hardware-in-the-loop impairment modeling is driving the next generation of link emulators, such as the Maury Microwave ACE9600 Advanced Channel Emulator of the dBm product line. Lastly, this whitepaper will present a high-level overview of current industry 5G partnerships and broadband data networks.

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Optimizing RADAR Efficiency: An Examination of ERZIA’s GaN-Based Microwave Solid-State Power Amplifiers in X-Band

Operating within the 8.0–12.0 GHz frequency range, X-Band radar systems have proved vital across various industries, including meteorology, air traffic control, defense, and maritime services. Their exceptional resolution and accuracy make them indispensable in our technology-driven world.