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    RF/microwave designers depend heavily on software and design tools such as functional and electromagnetic simulation, modeling, and more.

    Containers Speed Embedded Software Development

    March 19, 2024
    Learn how NXP leverages MicroEJ’s software containers with standard APIs to bring software portability to a broad range of NXP’s RTOS-based MCUs and Linux-based processors.
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    The Move into mmWave Frequencies (Part 3)

    March 8, 2024
    This video series details the issues that RF/mmWave designers face as they address the millimeter-wave spectrum. Part 3 focuses on analysis of wideband receivers.

    Software/CPU Duo Yields Efficient, Flexible Open RAN Implementations

    Feb. 28, 2024
    AMD’s EPYC 8004 chipsets and Parallel Wireless’s GreenRAN software platform combines to free Open RAN implementations from specific hardware requirements while also optimizing...
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    Making the Software-Defined Vehicle a Reality

    Aug. 15, 2023
    Next-generation vehicles will be defined by software, not hardware, with cloud software concepts like containers delivering an agile approach to swapping out and updating software...
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    The 7 Pillars of 5G/6G RF System Design (Part 2): RF Power

    Aug. 3, 2023
    How does power consumption create a set of complex, interrelated conundrums for 5G system design engineers?

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    The 7 Pillars of 5G/6G RF System Design (Part 1)

    April 18, 2023
    Designers of 5G/6G systems must take into account the seven major “pillars” critical to their successful creation, which center around antennas, receivers, and RF power, among...
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    MIMO and Ubiquitous Connectivity

    July 26, 2022
    Houman Zarrinkoub, principal wireless product manager at MathWorks, discusses some of the challenges facing RF designers as they work to add new dimensions to "ubiquitous connectivity...
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    Series Topic: Algorithms to Antennas

    May 18, 2022
    This ongoing series investigates the challenges associated with building today’s wireless systems and offers resources to aid development.
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    Algorithms to Antennas: Simulate and Track Targets in Terrain-Based Scenarios

    May 18, 2022
    In this edition of Algorithms to Antennas, we model a surveillance radar set in a mountainous region where the terrain can occlude both ground vehicles and low-altitude aerial...
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    QuickChat: Trends in RF/Microwave System Design

    May 2, 2022
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    Thermal Analysis is Vital for High-Power MMIC, MCM, and RF PCB Apps

    Feb. 18, 2022
    Concerns about power-amplifier heating and operating temps aren’t new as they affect device reliability and performance. However, RF designers must broaden the scope of thermal...
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    Optimizing PCBs for Best mmWave Filter Performance

    Feb. 16, 2022
    What are the board-design considerations for building circuits targeting mmWave apps? This article highlights the main design issues and offers some tips and tricks to help you...
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    What’s Next for Physically Aware DFT?

    Jan. 31, 2022
    More complex designs and growing test logic need physically aware implementation of all DFT logic for optimal power, performance, and area.
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    Algorithms to Antennas: Modeling 5G Antenna Elements and Arrays

    Nov. 17, 2021
    We have covered a range of specific topics that relate to antenna-array design for 5G systems in a number of past blogs. Here we connect these topics to published specifications...

    Leveraging the Cloud for Collaborative Design

    Nov. 5, 2021
    Collaborative software tools can optimize the design process, as well as the device being designed
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    Improve Simulation with 3D QFN-Package Models

    Oct. 7, 2021
    An assortment of 3D models for QFN packages enable designers to predict performance for a wide range of scenarios via full-wave 3D EM simulations.
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    Simulating the Stability of a Three-Stage Microwave Power Amplifier

    July 21, 2021
    By leveraging advanced software, accurate results were obtained in the design, simulation, and testing of a power amplifier. This article is a study focused on unconditional stability...
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    EDA Keeps Moore’s Law Afloat

    April 2, 2021
    The EDA industry, as it has for decades, continues to provide the tools that make designers’ jobs possible, even as it broadens its scope to full system level.
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    Functional-Safety Design Success Hinges on Software Test Libraries

    March 31, 2021
    This article looks at how, through automotive design, software test libraries and certain methodologies can deliver functional safety as well as improve efficiency.
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    An Inside Look at EDA Startup Avishtech

    March 17, 2021
    Keshav Amla, founder and CEO of Avishtech, an EDA startup, discusses how the company’s PCB simulation and stackup tools can close the gap between PCB design and manufacturability...
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    Products of the Week: Software

    March 13, 2021
    In this roundup, we survey some of the latest software innovations to arrive in 2021.
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    Accurate Models and Discrete Part-Value Optimization Combine to Improve Workflows

    June 24, 2020
    A workflow that combines measurement-based models with discrete part-value optimization can aid designers by automatically adjusting a design’s component values to optimal manufacturer...
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    Integrated Simulators Study EM Effects

    June 16, 2020
    Electromagnetic simulators are gaining in power and ease of use but also becoming more available integrated into other high-frequency simulation software programs
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    EM Co-Simulation with Measurement-Based Models Leads to First-Pass Design Success

    Feb. 21, 2020
    Utilizing measurement-based passive-component models within an electromagnetic simulator enables simulations that accurately predict measured performance.
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    Antenna 3D Simulator and Optimizer Handles Planar Filter Designs, Too

    Oct. 22, 2019
    A 3D electromagnetic field solver that focuses on antenna design can also optimize planar filter designs when used in tandem with a separate software tool.
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    Simulating Performance Prior to Production

    June 6, 2019
    As momentum builds for large markets in 5G and radar systems in self-driving vehicles, design engineers rely more and more on the models and simulation capabilities of software...
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    Software Tools Bring a Unique Approach to Filter Design

    April 17, 2019
    A novel filter design workflow leverages an easy-to-use filter synthesis tool as well as optimization based on coupling matrix extraction.
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    Evaluate EDA Software For A Wireless World

    Oct. 25, 2013
    The evolution of modern CAE software has integrated many different tools to greatly simplify the task of the modern RF/microwave circuit and system designer.