As gallium-nitride devices serve a growing number of applications ranging from wireless infrastructure to military arrays, the need to rapidly and efficiently design these high-frequency/high-power devices is driving computer-aided design tools to the next level....More
The latest and future GaN amplifiers are capable of handling extreme amounts of power over very broad frequencies. This scenario brings up the fascinating design challenge of optimizing output parameters for greater efficiency in such a versatile device....More
Adding wireless technologies to control settings, charge, or actively control prosthetic limbs could lead to much more versatile and weather-proof prosthetic options for soldiers who were wounded in battle...More
Coaxial cables along with waveguides, twisted-pair, and micro-strip transmission lines, are used to carry electromagnetic signals from a few megahertz to hundreds of gigahertz with reasonably low signal degradation...More
Testing RF/microwave/millimeter-wave devices under a wide operation range for characterization can be time consuming and error prone. Fortunately, companies are forging software/hardware solutions to aid and even automate this process....More
Automating the integrated assembly process can provide many cost and fabrication enhancing benefits. The increased consistency and material efficiency of automation also aids in producing more reliable assemblies.
As the design cycles accelerates, the use and reliance on software tools for modeling and simulation is increasing. Automated testing and manufacturing techniques are also used to meet ever-closer design deadlines....More