From The Editor
The Week in 5G: 8/6/2019 — Verizon, AT&T, SK Telecom Bullish On Rollouts; ZTE Launches China’s First 5G Phone; 5G-Capable MacBooks On The Horizon
 
By Ed Biller

Plus, an electronic vehicle startup's SUV boasts the first 5G link to connected cars and cities, the 5G market in aviation is set to take flight, and more, all in this edition of the Week in 5G.

Spotlight On Design And Simulation Software
Anticipating The Next Revolution In Engineering Simulation
White Paper | ANSYS, Inc.

A new era of simulation “democratization” requires a new generation of software—one that allows companies to apply simulation with more flexibility, improves development process accuracy, enables multiple physics to be studied simultaneously, and increases collaboration and best-practice adoption.

RFIC Passive Device And Interconnect EM Simulation Challenges
Article | Sonnet Software

Today, several Cadence Virtuoso-based EM simulation tools can model process design kit (PDK) spiral inductors, including PeakView from Lorentz Solutions, VeloceRF from Helic, EMX from Integrand Software, and Blink from Sonnet Software. 

A Design Flow For Rapid And Accurate Filter Prototyping
Application Note | Modelithics, Inc.

This application note outlines a method for the design of lumped element filters using Modelithics Microwave Global Models, Nuhertz Technologies’ FilterSolutions software, and NI/AWR Design Environment software, specifically AXIEM electromagnetic (EM) simulation. 

Sumitomo Electric Designs Compact GaN HEMT Doherty Amplifier Using NI AWR Software
Case Study | National Instruments (NI)

Sumitomo designers were tasked with developing an innovative, high-power, wideband Doherty amplifier covering nearly 1 GHz of operation bandwidth at 2.25 GHz. This case study presents the use of NI AWR software in the design of this amplifier.

Tunable MEMS Capacitor For RF Applications
White Paper | By H. S. Shriram, et al., COMSOL, Inc.

Tunable MEMS capacitors are micrometer-scale electronic devices controlled through different actuation mechanisms. This paper proposes a design for an electro-thermally actuated tunable MEMS capacitor suitable for filters, oscillators, phase shifters, and impedance matching networks.

Resources
Designing A Compact Ridged Waveguide Filter With CST Filter Designer 3D
White Paper | CST of America, Inc.

Multi-mode cavity filters offer high-power handling and good performance as a compact device. This article shows how the CST filter synthesis tool Filter Designer 3D can be used to design and tune a multi-mode, compact ridged waveguide filter to meet stringent specifications.

Large-Platform ElectroMagnetic Engineering Design Framework: Galileo EME 1.0 Presentation
Presentation | IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi S.p.A.

Galileo EME (ElectroMagnetic Engineering) provides a dedicated integrated environment for the concurrent design, assessment, and mitigation of the radar and infrared signatures of complex platforms (e.g. ships, aircraft, unmanned vehicles, satellites, and more). 

Understanding AR’s Free emcware
Application Note | AR

AR’s emcware is a user-friendly, comprehensive electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) test software package that includes automation routines for radiated immunity (RI), conducted immunity (CI), radiated emissions (RE), and conducted emissions (CE).

Simulating Compact Multi-Band Antennas For Wireless Applications
Application Note | WIPL-D

This application note demonstrates the different options available when using the WIPL-D Pro 3D EM Solver for the simulation of complex printed wideband antennas. It also illustrates the simplicity of using WIPL-D Pro CAD to create models for this type of antenna. 

Sponsor
  8th Military Tactical Communications Summit
 

September 11 to 12, 2019 | Alexandria, VA

The 8th Annual Military Tactical Communications Summit will bring together senior-level experts from across the services to discuss initiatives towards advancing expeditionary network and communication capabilities. This summit will look to strengthen the warfighter’s reliable access to information, regardless of when and where they are operating, through the development of modern tactical communications policies, networks, and technologies.

Featured Multimedia
New Feko + WinProp Features
 

View a high-level overview of the new features available within Feko and WinProp for version 2019.

Webinar: ESD Testing And Damage Prediction Using XFdtd
 

XFdtd Electromagnetic Simulation Software simulates electrostatic discharge (ESD) testing, enabling engineers to identify potential locations of dielectric breakdown and components at risk of damage in their device designs.  In this webinar, Remcom will introduce XF’s collection of ESD simulation features and demonstrate how to minimize the chance of undetected damage prior to hardware testing.

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2019 Global Altair Technology Conference
 

Altair invites you to be part of the conversation with industry leaders and technology experts to discuss how new solutions are transforming design and decision making at the 2019 Global Altair Technology Conference.

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