Four Secrets to Mastering Millimeter-Wave Communications Circuit Design
Keysight has seen dramatic changes in mobile network devices and infrastructure design, development, and deployment in the transition from 4G to 5G. One substantial challenge affecting circuit design is frequencies extending into the 70 GHz millimeter-wave (mmWave) band. High millimeter-wave frequencies and the drive towards miniaturization directly impact the design of the circuits and systems. These design trends increase the density and complexity of system integration because they include mixed fabrication technologies and phased array antennas in RF modules. Engineers must assemble multi-technology structures and perform the circuit, electromagnetic (EM), and electrothermal analysis across technology boundaries.
Sophisticated digital modulation schemes are enabling millimeter-wave broadband data transmission. This process impacts the design of components and systems because it now requires new figures of merit like error vector magnitude (EVM) for RF, microwave, and mmWave applications. Your existing RF and microwave electronic design automation tool may not fulfill these new critical requirements to assemble, simulate, and verify multi-technology RF modules. In this eBook, you will learn four EDA secrets to mastering mmWave communications circuit design and how to streamline your design workflow to achieve first-pass success. We will cover assembly and EM /circuit co-simulation of RF modules, designing for digitally modulated RF signals, and guaranteeing nonlinear amplifier stability modulated in a multi-technology 3D structure.
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