Newsletter | March 6, 2014

03.06.14 -- RF Front End Module Design: Challenges And Solutions

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Featured Article

RF Front End Module Design: Challenges And Solutions
By TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
To maintain a competitive edge, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are pushing for functional components that are smaller and more cost-effective, all while maintaining utmost quality. One such critical component is the radio frequency front end. In this paper, we discuss the challenges facing radio frequency (RF) front end manufacturers and integration efforts in the front end industry, and we provide some technological and application-based insights on the next generation of integrated modules called multimode multiband power amplifiers (MMPAs).

Spotlight On Medical Design

Bio-Electromagnetics: Medical Device, Exposure, And SAR Simulation
The interaction of electromagnetic fields and biological tissues is relevant in various technical applications. The design of medical equipment and treatment plans generally benefit greatly from simulation; additionally, simulation can give insight into living tissue where measurement is almost impossible.


Wideband RF Power Amplifier
Used in various medical applications including proton therapy for cancer treatment, the KAA5020M15 is an RF power amplifier covering the 0.9- to 30-MHz frequency range.


Custom High-Voltage Filtered Medical Connectors
This datasheet includes mechanical drawings of Corry Micronics’ high-voltage filtered medical connectors, as well as information on their specifications. These connectors can withstand 3,000 VDC Hi-Pot Breakdown for defibrillation monitoring and medical diagnostic equipment.


Hyperabrupt Junction-Tuning Varactors Used In Defibrillators And Heart Monitoring
These junction-tuning varactors are ideal for use with defibrillators, low-tuning voltage VCOs, and high-volume commercial systems. They’re characterized for capacitance and resistance over temperature.


Wideband USB Power Sensor
Boonton once again sets the standard for fast RF power measurements with the introduction of its 55 Series wideband USB power sensors. Built with Boonton's Real-Time Power Processing technology (patent pending), this new product line offers speed and accuracy never before seen in a USB form factor.


Coaxial Pulsed Magnetron
CPI’s VMC3105 is a coaxial pulsed magnetron with 2.50 MW peak power. It’s ideal for linear accelerators and cargo screening applications.


Instrumentation Amplifier For Medical Applications
This datasheet includes a detailed description of the MCP6N11 Instrumentation Amplifier, as well as features, specifications, block diagrams, design aids, and more. To find out how this amplifier can help with your applications involving signal and sensor conditioning, instrumentation, high side current sensor, Wheatstone bridge sensors, and power control loops, download the datasheet.

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Featured Downloads

RF Components For Medical System Diagnostics Datasheet
This download contains information on Huber + Suhner's RF components for medical system diagnostics. Corrugated cables, fiber optic connectors, hermetically sealed components, nonmagnetic coaxial connectors, and nonmagnetic coaxial cables are included.

ISM Band Cavity Filter Datasheet
This ISM Band Cavity Filter is ideal for wireless applications due to its capability of rejecting adjacent cellular, GSM, and paging bands. Operating in the 902- to 928-MHz range, this filter features high selectivity along with low insertion loss. Custom designs up to the Ku band are also available.

A Four-Element 'Clover' Transceiver Array For 3-Tesla Cardiac MRI
The design of radio frequency coils is of paramount importance to the quality and safety of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Being the signal generator and detector of MRI, RF coils are required to generate a uniform excitation in the target during transmission and high signal-to-noise ratio during reception.
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Featured Multimedia

Path Gain And SAR Analysis Of On-Body Antenna Optimized For Hearing Instrument Applications
This presentation describes the simulation of one proposed antenna, designed to permit communication between devices in each ear.  The design was simulated in the presence of a homogeneous SAM phantom and an anatomically correct, heterogeneous head model.

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Microelectronics For Medical And Other Applications
API Technologies will accommodate your specific design constraints and requirements to meet medical standards. Many years of experience in providing EMI/RFI solutions has allowed API to satisfy both global EMC regulations and time-to-market constraints.

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