Summary Of The Progress In Beta-Phase Gallium Oxide Field-Effect Transistors


A technical paper titled “Progress in Gallium Oxide Field-Effect Transistors for High-Power and RF Applications” was published by researchers at George Mason University and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Abstract: "Power electronics are becoming increasingly more important, as electrical energy constitutes 40% of the total primary energy usage in the USA and is exp... » read more

Densification Of RF Designs


It’s challenging enough to deal with wireless signals at the 5G and 6G frequencies. But with increased density in chips crammed into smaller packages, higher power, beam forming, and MIMO, design requirements are very different than in the past. Simple parasitic extraction no longer is sufficient. Daren McClearnon, product manager for RF and microwave simulation at Keysight, talks about the n... » read more

Lego-Like Photonics Chip With Expanded RF Bandwidth And Advanced Filter Control


A technical paper titled “Integrated microwave photonic notch filter using a heterogeneously integrated Brillouin and active-silicon photonic circuit” was published by researchers at University of Sydney and Australian National University. Abstract: "Microwave photonics (MWP) has unlocked a new paradigm for Radio Frequency (RF) signal processing by harnessing the inherent broadband and tu... » read more

Maximizing Edge Intelligence Requires More Than Computing


By Toshi Nishida, Avik W. Ghosh, Swaminathan Rajaraman, and Mircea Stan Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components have enabled a commodity market for Wi-Fi-connected appliances, consumer products, infrastructure, manufacturing, vehicles, and wearables. However, the vast majority of connected systems today are deployed at the edge of the network, near the end user or end application, opening... » read more

Characterization, Modeling, And Model Parameter Extraction Of 5nm FinFETs


A technical paper titled “A Comprehensive RF Characterization and Modeling Methodology for the 5nm Technology Node FinFETs” was published by researchers at IIT Kanpur, MaxLinear Inc., and University of California Berkeley. Abstract: "This paper aims to provide insights into the thermal, analog, and RF attributes, as well as a novel modeling methodology, for the FinFET at the industry stan... » read more

RF Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer Technologies: Latest Technology & Future Develop Opportunities


A new technical paper titled "RF Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer for Energy Autonomous Wireless Devices and RFIDs" was published by researchers at Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Universidade de Aveiro, The Hague, McGill University, University of Bordeaux, Polytechnique Montreal, and others. Abstract: "Radio frequency (RF) energy harvesting and wireless power transmission (... » read more

Revising 5G RF Calibration Procedures For RF IC Production Testing


Modern radio frequency (RF) components introduce many challenges to outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) suppliers whose objective is to ensure products are assembled and tested to meet the product test specifications. The growing advancement and demand for RF products for cellphones, navigational instruments, global positioning systems, Wi-Fi, receiver/transmitter (Rx/Tx) componen... » read more

Solving Problems With The IoT


The Internet of Things, a term once applied to almost any "smart" gadget connected to the Internet, is becoming more useful, more complex, and more of a security risk as the value of data continues to grow and more people depend on IoT technology. In the decades since the concept was first introduced, IoT devices have become so ubiquitous that applications cover practically every consumer, c... » 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

MOVPE Grown (100) Beta-Gallium Oxide Layers for Power Electronics Application


A technical paper titled "Perspectives on MOVPE-grown (100) β-Ga2O3 thin films and its Al-alloy for power electronics application" was published by researchers at Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ), Germany. "Beta gallium oxide (β-Ga2O3) is a promising ultra-wide bandgap semiconductor with attractive physical properties for next-generation high-power devices, radio frequency ele... » read more

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