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RF To Millimeter-Wave Front-End Component Design Trends For 5G Communications


This white paper discusses design challenges and solutions related to the "third wave" of communications, presenting several case studies in which the Cadence AWR Design Environment platform has been used to develop products for 5G and beyond. Examples include a multiband active antenna tuner for cellular internet of things (IoT) machine-type communications (mMTC) applications, a linear power a... » read more

AiP/AiM Design For mmWave Applications — Advanced RF Front-End Design Flows From Concept To Signoff


System requirements for broad bandwidth, millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum, phased arrays, and integrated antennas and front-ends are evolving. The challenge for engineers will be achieving the cost, size, and performance requirements that will make these products commercially viable. All these factors align to drive next-generation component integration, which includes embedding the antenna wi... » read more

Internet of Things (IoT)


The wide range of internet of things (IoT) applications in development today are made possible by smart devices operating across different network configurations, frequencies, power requirements, and protocols. Developing cost-effective IoT solutions requires a smart, organized approach to radio and antenna integration within a design flow that may have little to do with traditional RF product ... » read more

IP Solutions For A Data-Centric World


We’re in an era of sizeable growth in data and compute demand, along with increasing global data traffic. As a result, high-performance computing, data communications, networking, and storage systems are taking center stage in many application areas, driven by newer applications such as analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), genomics, and simulation-intensive workloads. Power efficiency, hi... » read more

Accelerate Adoption Of High-Speed, Low-Latency, Cache-Coherent Standards Using Formal Verification


We continue to see huge growth in data and compute demand, fueled by increased global data traffic with the 5G rollout, the prevalence of streaming services, and expanded artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) applications. Several new industry-standard specifications have emerged in recent years to define the protocols of the underlying electronic components and IP building block... » read more

Virtuoso ADE Assembler


Cadence Virtuoso ADE Assembler is an advanced design and simulation environment that extends the capabilities of Virtuoso ADE Explorer, adding all the tests needed to fully verify a design over all operational, process, and environmental conditions. As more analysis is required, users can take incremental advantage of the Virtuoso Variation Option to do more advanced statistical analysis on the... » read more

Best Practices For Efficient And Effective Planar EM Simulation


Designers of today’s complex, multi-featured communications products require accurate and fast electromagnetic (EM) simulation to deliver cost-effective, high-performance products to market in ever-shrinking windows of opportunity. The Cadence AWR AXIEM 3D planar method-of-moments (MoM) EM analysis simulator within the AWR software portfolio delivers the accuracy, capacity, and speed designer... » read more

Load-Pull Analysis For Optimizing PA Performance


In load pull calculations, power amplifiers are going to need harmonic load pull analysis and load pull contours with wideband electromagnetic tuners. Working with RFIC power amplifiers is difficult for the myriad of concurrent design elements that they affect, transmission line voltage, signal interference, and impedance to name a few. In load pull calculations, power amplifiers are going t... » read more

mmWave Chip, Package, And Board Beamforming Solutions


RF front-end architectures grow more complex with each generation of communication systems. To accommodate these architectures, more densification and miniaturization is taking place with electronic systems implemented through innovations in system-in-package (SiP) design. 5G data rates exceeding 1GB/s will be supported by the available bandwidth in the millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum and ... » read more

Overcoming Next-Generation AESA Radar Design Challenges


Phased array antennas were first used in military radar systems to scan the radar beam quickly across the sky to detect planes and missiles. These systems are becoming popular for a variety of applications and new active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs) are being used for radar systems in satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles. As these systems are deployed in new and novel ways, size and... » read more

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