1. Beamforming For An 8x8 Planar Phased Patch Antenna Array For 5G At 28 GHz

    An 8x8 planar antenna array creates narrow beams capable of scanning large sectors in front of the antenna.  This example focuses on displaying typical simulation results for beams and possible plots of coverage from the full array and combinations of sub-arrays.

  2. Time Domain Electromagnetic/Circuit Co-Simulation

    This MicroApps presentation from IMS 2018 demonstrates the process of importing broadband circuit models into an electromagnetic simulation project, optimizing the overall design, and calculating important quantities such as S-parameters, radiation patterns, and system efficiency using a new electromagnetic/circuit co-simulation capability based on the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method.

  3. Simulating Throughput As A Device Design Metric

    Modern antennas utilize MIMO technology in order to meet consumer demands for high data rates.  As such, throughput is a required design metric when evaluating one antenna design versus another and simulating device performance in a realistic scenario leads to shorter design cycles. Traditional antenna design metrics primarily measure stand-alone antenna performance and don't fully provide the needed insight for current applications.  In order to achieve high data rates, design engineers need to combine their antenna design with a channel model and compute throughput.  This MicroApps presentation from IMS 2018 demonstrates the latest capabilities in throughput simulation.

  4. Simulation Of MIMO Handset Antenna Array Performance With Varying Hand Positions

    Performance of a 12-port handset antenna array operating in LTE bands 42/43 (3400-3800 MHz) and band 46 (5150-5925 MHz) is analyzed in XFdtd for varying hand hold positions on the device.  The results computed include S-parameters, Gain, Efficiency and Envelope Correlation Coefficient.

  5. Configurable Array Antenna Simulation For Base Stations

    In this app note, a MIMO antenna is created and simulated to generate return loss, coupling, and gain patterns for several different configurations and operating modes of the device. The ability to form either omni-directional or focused beams is also demonstrated.

  6. Ten Cues You Need A 5G MIMO Channel Modeler

    How does Wireless InSite differ from planning tools? The most important differences emerge when users need to simulate 5G millimeter-wave and MIMO systems. This paper presents 10 cues that your organization may need a channel-modeling tool to supplement your 5G network planning efforts.

  7. Rotman Lens Design And Simulation In Software

    Since its invention in the early 1960s, the Rotman Lens has proven itself to be a useful beamformer for designers of electronically scanned arrays. Inherent in its design is a true time delay phase shift capability that is independent of frequency and removes the need for costly phase shifters to steer a beam over wide angles. This article uses the developed software to design and analyze a microstrip Rotman Lens for the Ku band.

  8. Optimizing An LTE Antenna’s Matching Network

    This application note describes the process of a simple antenna for LTE band operation added to the PC board of a smartphone in XFdtd being tuned for operation in multiple frequency bands. The component values in the matching network are chosen so that system efficiency is maximized.

  9. XFdtd Electromagnetic Simulation Software

    XFdtd Electromagnetic Simulation Software is a full wave 3D EM solver for designing and analyzing complex, high-fidelity devices. XF includes full-wave, static, bio-thermal, optimization, and circuit solvers to tackle a variety of applications, including antenna design and placement, radar and scattering, and more.

  10. Wi-Fi Performance In A House With Two Routers

    Wireless InSite’s Communication System Analyzer provides capabilities for assessing the performance of LTE, WiMAX, 802.11n, and 802.11ac systems. This example investigates WiFi throughput coverage in a house provided by 802.11ac routers operating at 5 GHz using an 80 MHz bandwidth.