Newsletter | August 20, 2019

08.20.19 -- Packaging For mmWave Devices | Spotlight On Automotive Systems

Featured Editorial
Packaging For mmWave Devices — Why Do We Need It, And How Do We Do It?
By Liam Devlin, CEO, Plextek RFI

Several package types can be used at mmWave frequencies, so the choice will depend on the specific application. However, some general design rules apply to all forms of packaging.

Spotlight On Automotive Systems
Understanding Miniaturized Automotive Coax Terminals
White Paper | By Bart Van Sebroek and Daniel Volkmann, TE Connectivity

Automotive interconnections and the increasing volume of transmitted data now require the use of high RF/high-bandwidth connections. TE Connectivity's MATE-AX miniaturized coaxial terminal solution provides 9 GHz of immediate RF performance and capability up to 20 GHz in smaller, lighter layouts.

Selecting Automotive-Grade Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors In Electric Vehicles
White Paper | Knowles Precision Devices DLI

The worldwide electric vehicle (EV) market is exploding in demand and mainstream adoption as governments push for fuel economy improvements and automotive companies look for new market opportunities.

R&S QAR Quality Automotive Radome Tester
Brochure | Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

The R&S QAR is a millimeter-wave imaging system for radome material and fascia measurements and validations, ideal for applications ranging from development and production to verification of radome material and integration of 76 GHz to 81 GHz radars.

CST STUDIO SUITE - EM Simulation For Automotive Applications
Application Note | CST of America, Inc.

Electronic components are increasingly important in automotive systems. With the electromagnetic simulation tools in CST STUDIO SUITE, vehicles can be evaluated using virtual prototyping from the early stages of the design process. 

Millimeter-Wave Automotive Radar And Antenna System Development
Application Note | National Instruments (NI)

This application note discusses some of the challenges in the development of millimeter-wave (mmWave) radar systems, as well as antenna arrays for next-generation smart cars and trucks.

Introduction To SiC MOSFETs Enabling Affordable High-Efficiency EV Battery Chargers
Application Note | Wolfspeed, A Cree Company

Conventional discrete MOSFET packaging technology suffers fundamental switching speed limitations. This article discusses these limitations and presents two new Wolfspeed packaging options that can be used to cut losses and simplify the design of a 20 kW active front end.

RF Power Measurements In The Field
White Paper | By Lynn Strube, Bird

Measuring RF power in a field environment can be accomplished accurately and inexpensively. It also involves a great deal of care and proper training to ensure equipment is accurately measured. Either way, accurate field power measurements will ensure transmitting equipment is operating properly.

Product Catalog: Electronic Package Division
Catalog | Mini-Systems, Inc.

Mini-Systems, Inc. offers microelectronic package solutions in sizes and configurations for virtually any application. We deliver high-quality products at a competitive price and on time. Our 20+ years of packaging experience allows us to understand your requirements quickly and accurately.

Featured Multimedia
Virtual Drive Testing For ADAS Radar Sensors And Communication Antennas

This webinar will show how WinProp considers the full environment, including buildings, cars, and street objects, in order to get accurate representations of the radio waves impinging on the installed car antennas and the multipath radar channels, including reflections, diffractions, and scattered contributions. For the efficient analysis, the car objects can be also replaced by their corresponding radar cross sections pre-calculated in Altair Feko™

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Automotive RF Immunity Testing Poster By AR RF/Microwave

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation’s automotive poster, although targeted for the automotive industry, illustrates the wide array of AR EMC systems and products, once again demonstrating AR’s EMC capabilities.

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