Learn how mixed microwave and mmWave designs now integrate MMIC, RFIC, laminate, and antennas together in a compact form factor.
Lesson 1 - Integrated 3D EM-Circuit Co-Simulation
Introduces the course and its objectives, which are to teach RF design engineers how to use RFPro, a unique 3D EM/Circuit Co-simulation environment in ADS, to reduce design cycle times and identify and fix design problems such as undesired coupling, frequency shifts, mismatch losses, etc.
Lesson 2 - Agenda and Background
Outlines the agenda and the background of the course, which covers the design trends toward higher frequencies and denser assembly, the challenges of RF module design, and the benefits of using RFPro for EM/Circuit Co-simulation.
Lesson 3 - RFPRO Quick Demonstration
See a quick demonstration of how to use RFPro in ADS to set up and run a 3D EM/Circuit Co-simulation of a multi-layer RF module with a power amplifier and a switch. It also shows how to view and analyze the results in various formats.
Lesson 4 - Use RFPRO in the design of a PA/Switch Module
Explains how to use RFPro in the design phase of a PA/Switch module to identify and fix design problems such as coupling between traces and vias, frequency shifts due to layout parasitics, mismatch losses due to impedance variations, and stability issues using Winslow probes.
Lesson 5 - Share a hands-on workshop
Provides a link to a hands-on workshop that allows the user to practice using RFPro in ADS for EM/Circuit Co-simulation of a multi-layer RF module with a power amplifier and a switch. The workshop includes step-by-step instructions and files to download.
Lesson 6 - Summary - Integrated 3D EM-Circuit Co-Simulation
Summarizes the main points and benefits of using RFPro for EM/Circuit Co-simulation in ADS, such as easy access to EM analysis, seamless integration with circuit simulation, automation of layout extraction and connection, identification and correction of design problems, and reduction of design cycle times.
PathWave Design Software
Gone are the days of simple design. Every year, designers push new limits: longer battery life, smaller components, higher levels of integration. With complex design comes new challenges. Designers spend hours setting up and running simulations. Mountains of data wait to be measured and analyzed. Engineers need to create workarounds to connect multiple design tools. Meanwhile, wireless standards are evolving quickly. To keep up with the strong demands of modern technology, designers need a new approach.
Four Secrets to Mastering Millimeter-Wave Communications Circuit Design
Keysight has seen dramatic changes in mobile network devices and infrastructure design, development, and deployment in the transition from 4G to 5G. One substantial challenge affecting circuit design is frequencies extending into the 70 GHz millimeter-wave (mmWave) band. High millimeter-wave frequencies and the drive towards miniaturization directly impact the design of the circuits and systems.