RF/Microwave Design

  • Understanding Standing Wave Patterns on Interconnects and Antennas

    Understanding Standing Wave Patterns on Interconnects and Antennas

    Read our guide to learn about standing wave patterns on your electrical transmission lines and interconnects.

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  • Understanding RF Reflection

    Understanding RF Reflection

    RF reflection is a phenomenon that you need to pay attention to in high-speed designs. Learn why it occurs and how it affects circuit performance.

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  •  Forced Harmonic Oscillators Explained

    Forced Harmonic Oscillators Explained

    Learn the physics behind a forced harmonic oscillator and the equation required to determine the frequency for peak amplitude.

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  • RF Design: The Wave of the Future

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    Allegro PCB Editor Demo

    The Cadence® Allegro® PCB Editor helps bring your innovative and bleeding-edge designs to life.

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  • How the PN Junction Depletion Region Impacts Your Board Design

    How the PN Junction Depletion Region Impacts Your Board Design

    Knowing how the PN junction depletion region works can help improve your PCBA layout, as we explain in this blog.

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  • Filter Technologies for 5G Wireless Communication Systems

    Filter Technologies for 5G Wireless Communication Systems

    RF Filter design and especially 5g RF filters in wireless communication systems are facing stress from MIMO technologies, EM analysis is a necessity.

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  • 5G Communications

    5G Communications

    Designing tried-and-true 5g technologies, or new applications of mmWave 5g systems demands accurate and strong tools. 5g mmWave antenna design stops for nobody!

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  • RFIC PA Development for Communication and Radar Systems

    RFIC PA Development for Communication and Radar Systems

    An RFIC Power amplifier (PA) based on GaS or GaAn technologies can be hard to design, so too can added CMOS or SiC technologies increase difficulty.

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  • Natural Frequency Formula: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

    Natural Frequency Formula: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

    A natural frequency is a frequency at which a system manages to oscillate when it lacks the presence of a damping force or any driving force.

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  • Innovations in Wideband RF Signal Processing

    Innovations in Wideband RF Signal Processing

    Wideband (WB) RF signal processing provides industry-standard performance and enables Giga Samples Per Second (GSPS) data transfer rate, zero loss, good quality, and high-performance in systems.

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  •  RF Antenna Design and Layout Tips for Your PCB

    RF Antenna Design and Layout Tips for Your PCB

    RF antenna designers should take a cue from mixed-signal designers when creating a PCB layout—read on for tips to ensure signal integrity in your RF design.

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  • AWR Design Magazine Vol 20

    AWR Design Magazine Vol 20

    This special edition of the Cadence® AWR® Design Magazine showcases the latest V15 release of the Cadence AWR Design Environment® platform, and highlights recent application notes.

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  • How to Determine and Use RLC Circuit in Parallel Resonance

    How to Determine and Use RLC Circuit in Parallel Resonance

    Knowing how to set the RLC circuit in parallel resonance, as we explain in this blog, is the key to good bandpass filter design.

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  • A PCB Designer's Guide to WiFi

    A PCB Designer's Guide to WiFi

    WiFi printed circuit board technology from the beginning up to present day

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  • Peak Envelope Power and Your RF Signal Chain Simulations

    Peak Envelope Power and Your RF Signal Chain Simulations

    You can optimize your signal chain to receive and transmit maximum peak envelope power with the right circuit simulator.

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  • Understanding Ceramic Chip Antenna vs. PCB Trace Antenna

    Understanding Ceramic Chip Antenna vs. PCB Trace Antenna

    The use of a ceramic chip antenna vs. a PCB trace antenna depends on your individual design requirements and spatial constraints.

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  • Selecting Ferrite Chokes and Clamps to Minimize RFI and Resistance

    Selecting Ferrite Chokes and Clamps to Minimize RFI and Resistance

    Selecting ferrite chokes and clamps to minimize RFI in your design is an important part of any fabrication process.

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  • EMI and RFI: Keeping Your Circuits Stable

    EMI and RFI: Keeping Your Circuits Stable

    EMI and RFI can impede your circuit’s integrity and sour the capability of both your PDN and your anticipated signal strength.

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  • RF Oscillator Circuits: Design and Layout with ICs

    RF Oscillator Circuits: Design and Layout with ICs

    Here are some simple circuits that can be designed up to GHz RF oscillators and how to include these oscillator circuits in your PCB layout.

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  • RF Design: The Wave of the Future

    RF Design: The Wave of the Future

    Your car keys wirelessly unlock your car when you get near it. Your phone connects to Air Pods while you listen to Spotify at the gym or stream the latest hit TV show.

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