The Drive To Disrupt: How Digital Twins Are Fueling Automotive Innovation

It can be argued that disruptive innovation in the auto sector has defined each of the modern eras. Through history, engineering breakthroughs have shaped the human experience. The wheel and calendar, printing press and cotton gin, electricity and the assembly lines are the vehicles by which we tell the story of human progress. Henry Ford's assembly line not only democratized motor vehicle owne... » read more

Digital Twins Answer The Question, “What If?”

Anyone who has purchased consumer electronics understands that each new version of a device will include new features and enhanced functionality that persuade customers to upgrade their old devices. The tantalizing promise of 'new and improved' performance is something that marketers like me home in on and leverage as competitor differentiation. Episode 5 of the Source De[Code] podcast explores... » read more

The Vital Role Of 1.6T Networking In Emerging Technology

Although warehouses filled with acres of buzzing server racks may not seem like the most likely places to find exciting new technology, data centers play a crucial role in the emerging technologies of tomorrow. Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), metaverse, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) are all high-demand applications which rely on data centers to provide powerful ... » read more

The Importance Of Phase-Coherent RF Signal

As the number of higher-throughput applications grows, so does the need for wider bandwidth and network coverage in wireless systems. Given limited spectrum allocation, wireless communication engineers must look for ways to improve spectral efficiency and the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of systems. Multiple-input / multiple-output (MIMO) and beamforming can help RF designers achieve diversity, ... » read more

What Is The Definition Of Design For Context?

EDA industry pundits and bloggers are latching onto a new term: design for context. So far, it has eluded a crisp yet complete definition. It's one of those ideas that if you ask ten people about it, you get ten different answers – some better than others. Ed Sperling wryly observed this in his recent panel discussions about the topic: "Even my questions are getting longer." When Keysight lis... » read more

A Look Inside RF Design

RF EDA continues pushing the boundaries for today’s complex system designs. Connected workflows are creating shift left opportunities for engineering in virtual space. RF and microwave architects and designers can accelerate design and verification with powerful electromagnetic (EM) modeling and simulation technology. In the webinar for the 2023 launch of PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS)... » read more

IMS2022 Booth Tour: EDA And Measurement Science Converge

At the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2022, the theme was “Explore the Peaks of Microwave Engineering,” a play on the event’s Denver location. There’s another clever interpretation – exploring the peaks encountered in high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) conditions with complex modulation. These modulated signals are driving Keysight’s vision where EDA and dig... » read more

DDR5: How Faster Memory Speeds Shape The Future

Faster data processing requires faster memory. Double data rate synchronous dynamic random-access memory (DDR SDRAM) enables the world’s computers to work with the data in memory. DDR is used everywhere — not just in servers, workstations, and desktops, but it is also embedded in consumer electronics, automobiles, and other system designs. DDR SRAM is used for running applications and d... » read more

Turning MBSE Inside-Out For An RF EDA Shift Left

Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) focuses on creating and exploiting domain models in a digital modeling language. RF system designers trying to use generic MBSE tools soon run into a problem: developing behavioral models. Without high-fidelity models, simulations miss real-world results, and a digital twin won’t be worth the effort. What’s helping RF teams get engineering tasks done i... » read more

Parasitic Characterization Comes To Power Design Simulation

Two power design challenges are taking teams into unfamiliar territory. Wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors target greater efficiency and density. Stricter EMI compliance regulations now come standard in mission-critical industries. Power design practices are still catching up. Simulation often takes a back seat to respinning hardware prototypes until success. What’s missing that could make sim... » read more