image1 Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Testing Simulation

Electrostatic discharge testing is utilized worldwide by electronics manufacturers to determine the ESD susceptibility of their devices. It is extremely difficult to estimate the exact cost of ESD loss annually, but it can safely be stated that ESD requires the development and testing of many hardware prototypes and contributes to a high number of warranty claims and loss of consumer confidence if failure occurs in the hands of the customer. Given the high cost in time and materials associated with ESD hardware testing, the ability to simulate the ESD testing process in XFdtd is extremely valuable, allowing engineers to pinpoint locations susceptible to ESD damage and optimize ESD mitigation during the concept and design stage of product development.


  • The Next Industrial Revolution Runs On Wireless Connectivity

    Industry 4.0 is considered the next chapter in the evolution of smart manufacturing. Powered by the Internet of Things (IoT), technologies are now enabled to provide real-time connectivity with control and insight across all aspects of an organization. This “fourth industrial revolution” is creating highly advanced production environments that are self-organizing with the help of sensors and intelligently connected devices.

  • Beyond The Mobile Phone: Designing Wi-Fi FEMs Into AR/VR And IIOT

    For many years Wi-Fi has been heavily leveraged as a communication technology.  We have all grown to see it when we move around our world – linking to it in our homes, businesses, in our local mall, hospitals, coffee shops, and the list goes on.

  • Wireless LED Driver Platform Advances, Future Proofs Commercial Lighting Applications

    Escalating pressures on companies to increase energy efficiency, reduce operating costs and meet stringent government regulations are driving dramatic growth in global light-emitting diode (LED) use. According to a January 2021 Mordor Intelligence report, the LED lighting market was valued at USD 75.81 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 160.03 billion by 2026.

  • Unleashing Lighting Control Options With Bluetooth Mesh

    Bluetooth® technology has significantly impacted device connectivity, beginning with wireless speakers and headsets, evolving into wearables, and now introducing more complex smart home implementations. A development kit (DK) for the Qorvo QPG6100 communications controller helps accelerate the design and development of lighting control systems based on Bluetooth mesh, as described in this post.

  • Radio Architecture Matters: A Review Of RF Sampling Vs. Zero-IF

    The growing demand for wireless services not only challenges our limited spectral resources, it also challenges the radio designer to select the correct radio architecture. This article will examine two common radio architectures and compare the trade-offs on how each solves the unique challenge of growing co-location issues.


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Dielectric Laboratories is a global supplier of microwave and millimeter wave components for optical and wireless communications, military, medical, semiconductor, aerospace, and transportation markets. We are a manufacturer of High-Q Multi-Layer capacitors (MLC) and Single-Layer capacitors (SLC), Resonators, Filters, Broadband DC blocks, Thin Film components, and Custom ceramic components. In 2004, DLI acquired Voltronics Corporation, a world leader in precision variable capacitors.


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