Newsletter | July 20, 2021

07.20.21 -- Spotlight On Software Solutions

Spotlight On Software Solutions
SOSA And VITA: Working Together For Next-Gen Defense Systems

The Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium is developing common open standards for designing, building, and deploying hardware, software, and firmware components of new military electronic systems. 

How To Design Base Station (Or Microcell) Antenna Arrays For 5G Wireless Networks

This white paper describes a simulation workflow in Ansys HFSS used to design 5G base station (or microcell) arrays. It looks to tackle problems related to the antenna’s beamforming capabilities that use MIMO techniques.

Power-Up Phase Determinism Using Multichip Synchronization Features In Integrated Wideband DACs And ADCs

A successful MCS process has been demonstrated using four Analog Devices’ AD9081 MxFETM ICs as the backbone of the subarray. This work is pertinent to any multichannel system present in any phased array radar, electronic warfare, instrumentation, or 5G platform.

Industry Insights
When Choosing Test Equipment, Don’t Forget The Interface

A complex testing scheme usually involves integrating multiple pieces of equipment from multiple manufacturers. This article discusses the differences in proprietary and generic interfaces, the benefits each type has to offer, and offers some solutions to potential interface barriers and how to remove them.

Using Signal Hound’s Spike Software For EMC Precompliance Radiated Emissions Testing

When conducting an EMC test, many detailed and specific tools, environments, processes, and procedures need to be put in place. The Signal Hound BB60C USB-powered Spectrum/Signal Analyzer and Spike Software accurately carries out flexible EMC Precompliance measurements.

Verifying EW System Performance In The Lab Via RF Environment Emulation

D-TA’s approach of I/Q replay from deep memories for a long duration and ultra-wideband RF emulation allows the user to emulate electro-magnetic operating environment (EMOE) to realistically test EW system performance in the lab. 

Using Parallel And Remote Schematic Simulation And Optimization To Reduce Design Time

This app note discusses options for high-performance EM computing for circuit simulations based on remote and parallel simulations within Cadence® AWR Design Environment® software.

Design And Analysis Of A Proximity Fuse Antenna For An Air Defense Missile

Air defense missiles typically require a proximity fuse, priming the missile warhead to detonate when the missile is close enough to the target. One of the ways that such a proximity fuse can be implemented is with a small radar that is used in short-range, low-power mode. 

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Webinar XFdtd’s Transient EM/Circuit Co-Simulation For TVS Diode ESD Protection

Remcom’s XFdtd empowers ESD engineers to simulate TVS diodes and finalize protection circuitry for their products in the early stages of design. This improves product reliability and lowers cost by reducing the design engineering cycle time. In this webinar, learn how XFdtd's transient EM/circuit co-simulation effectively resolves ESD vulnerabilities earlier in the design process and prevents future certification setbacks.

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High-Performance 3-D EM Field Solver: EMPIRE XPU

EMPIRE XPU is a 3-D electromagnetic field simulator based on the powerful finite difference time domain (FDTD) method. With EMPIRE’s unique XPU technology (accelerated processor usage), it exhibits the fastest simulation engine known today. This software uses a CPU-based workflow, which outperforms GPU hardware acceleration in both speed and memory access. It is ideal for a variety of applications, including planar and multilayered circuits, antennas, microwave passive components, RF-MEMS structures, SI analysis of packages and PCBs, antenna arrays, radar cross section, and waveguide components.

Featured Products And Resources
Comprehensive EMC Test Software: emcware 5.0
The AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation emcware 5.0 is a comprehensive EMC test software for radiated susceptibility, conducted immunity, radiated emissions, and conducted emissions. The emcware provides automated electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing and report generation for all types of EMC test laboratories.
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How To Reduce The Time And Cost Of The Aircraft Certification Process
External threats such as high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF) and lightning strikes may have catastrophic effects on modern avionic platforms due to the extensive use of composite materials and the replacement of mechanical and hydraulic flight controls with electronic devices (fly-by-wire systems).
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Perfect Pair For Filter Tuning: CST Studio Suite And R&S ZNB

CST Filter Designer 3D, a segment of the CST Studio Suite® simulation software from Dassault Systèmes, is a complete synthesis tool for filters and diplexers. The R&SZNB vector network analyzer from Rohde&Schwarz is an attractive instrument to obtain fast data reading for real-time filter tuning.

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