04.10.14 -- "Transient" Materials And Electronics That Dissolve When Triggered
Modeling A Printed VHF Balun Leveraging EM Simulation Techniques By AWR with contributions from Dr. Dominic FitzPatrick of PoweRFul Microwave
It is surprising that the dominant approach to power combining at VHF and UHF is via coaxial cables, which come with inherent assembly, cost, and thermal issues. Printed baluns, although at times more difficult to design, can help overcome the cost and assembly issues associated with coaxial cables. This white paper describes how to leverage electromagnetic simulators in order to address design issues and accurately analyze printed baluns.
Spotlight On RFICs And MMICs
2.4-GHz Power Amplifier With Power Detector This power amplifier has been designed for operation in the 2.4-GHz ISM band for wireless LAN applications. Its integrated power detector provides closed loop monitoring of the amplifier’s output power.
Using Sonnet EM Analysis With Cadence Virtuoso In RFIC Design Sonnet provides Cadence Virtuoso users with an integrated high frequency EM model extractor. Sonnet's API for Virtuoso enables the RFIC designer to configure and run a full wave, high frequency electromagnetic model extraction for a layout or Pcell, extract accurate electrical models, and create a schematic symbol for electrical simulation and post-layout verification.
27- To 31-GHz GaN Power Amplifier This power amplifier is ideal for SATCOM terminals, point-to-point digital radios, and point-to-multipoint digital radios. It operates in the 27- to 31-GHz frequency range and has a linear gain of 21 dB (typ).
Circuit Board And MMIC Packaging Overview TMS has developed custom packaging that caters to a range of MMIC designs, cavity dimensions, and flexible footprint options. TMS offers unique small and large format metal backed PTFE substrates with integrated heatsinks for amplifier and antenna applications through 94 GHz.
DC To 18-GHz SPDT Non-Reflective Switch The CMD196C3 is a general-purpose, broadband, high-isolation, non-reflective MMIC SPDT switch housed in a leadless 3 x 3-mm surface-mount package. Covering DC to 18 GHz, the CMD196C3 features a low insertion loss of 1.5 dB and high isolation of 46 dB at 8 GHz.
High-Linearity GaAs MMIC Amplifier The MMA-495933-Q5 is a high-linearity GaAs MMIC amplifier utilizing MwT's proprietary linear device technology. It is specifically designed as a driver or power stage for 802.16 WiMAX applications or output stage for 802.11 WLAN applications in the bands between 4.9 to 5.9 GHz.
This guide covers typical properties for a wide variety of Arlon’s microwave material products, ranging from our high-performance PTFE laminates to our cost-optimized PTFE and non-PTFE based laminates and composites.
The E-band amplifier series from Ducommun offers super broadband performance with gain choice, high power across the entire E-band, and single DC power supply with internal regulated sequential biasing in a compact and lightweight design.