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Detailed RF Characterization of Ultra-Thin Indium Oxide Transistors


A new technical paper titled "Record RF Performance of Ultra-thin Indium Oxide Transistors with Buried-gate Structure" was published by researchers at Purdue University and won the 2022 Device Research Conference Best Student Paper Award (DRC 2022 held in June). According to this Purdue University news release, "In this work, the radio frequency (RF) performance of indium oxide transistors w... » read more

Paving The Way For 5G: RF Filter Process Monitoring And Control Using Picosecond Ultrasonic Metrology


A recent study shows the radio frequency (RF) filter market growing steadily by nearly $16 billion from 2019 to 2024 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 20%, according to Technavio. The strong growth in the RF filter market is driven by the increased adoption of 5G technology, the surge in smartphones using 5G, and commercial and consumer devices dependent on internet of th... » read more

The Value Of RF Harmonic Balance Analyses For Analog Verification


By Pradeep Thiagarajan and Scott Guyton The world we live in is intricately connected by electronic systems that are expected to function flawlessly to satisfy consumer needs. Functionality violations beyond certain tolerance levels are frowned upon and negatively impact the quality level of products. These systems are required to function accurately, in tandem with other interdependent syst... » read more

Challenges In RF Design


Designing highly integrated components for radio frequency applications poses special challenges for system engineers, designers and the commissioning engineers. The boundary between chip, package and board is increasingly vanishing on modern components. It is growing more common for parts of the functionality to be moved to the package or even the board. In some cases, the requirements have be... » read more

Full Metrology Solutions For Advanced RF With Picosecond Ultrasonic Metrology


Picosecond Ultrasonics (PULSE Technology) has been widely used in thin metal film metrology because of its unique advantages, such as being a rapid, non-contact, non-destructive technology and its capabilities for simultaneous multiple layer measurement. Measuring velocity and thickness simultaneously for transparent and semi-transparent films offers a lot of potential for not only monitoring ... » read more

Radio Frequency Technology Is Found Everywhere In Daily Life


By Greg Curtis and YuLing Lin Innovation is everywhere around us. From high-performance computing, communications, autonomous driving, and the Internet of Things (figure 1), each segment has led to a rapid increase in design innovation. This innovation has been particularly true in communications, as Radio Frequency (RF) technology is found everywhere in daily life. RF technology is critical... » read more

Best Practices And Constraint Management Tools Speed RF Design For The IoT


By Jim Martens and David Zima The IoT has increased the demand for good radio frequency (RF) design practices from the mains, to wall outlet power, all the way to the antenna. With several IoT standards employed today, constraint management has become critical to ensuring that designs meet product performance and reliability. Even the simplest of IoT designs can benefit from constraint ma... » read more