Featured Articles

  1. Modelithics® Qorvo GaN Library Brochure
    1/11/2019

    The Modelithics® Qorvo GaN Library is a collection of precision nonlinear simulation models for Qorvo GaN die and packaged transistor devices. It provides designers with a very flexible and accurate design tool that offers many advantages over ideal for file-base models.

  2. What’s Best? Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Or 5G?
    12/17/2018

    Every time a new cellular phone standard comes out, we see new claims about the “end of Wi-Fi.” The 5G message is that it will cover homes and buildings both inside and outside. This begs the question: What will be the impact of the next generation of Wi‑Fi, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)? 

  3. Model-Based GaN PA Design Basics: The What And Why Of Intrinsic I-V Waveforms (Part 3)
    10/18/2018

    Understanding the impact and nuances of I-V curves is a fundamental part of learning how to design GaN power amplifiers. This is the third part in an ongoing series looking at the importance of GaN HEMT nonlinear models for rapid power amplifier (PA) design success.

  4. ESD Design Strategy For Mobile Devices: Using System-Efficient ESD Design (SEED) Methodology
    10/2/2018

    The electrostatic discharge (ESD) phenomenon is a natural occurrence that can destroy sensitive electrical circuits, even in small amounts. Part 1 of this paper explains why system-level ESD protection matters, providing insight on test models and strategies to improve system-level ESD protection in mobile devices.

  5. How NB-IoT And LTE-M Fit Into The IoT Ecosystem: The Future Of Cellular IoT
    9/17/2018

    The future of the Internets of Things (IoT) will expand the use of cellular communications beyond smartphones and tablets to an extraordinary range of applications and connected devices. A significant number of these applications will require long-range connections. Two new standards, NB-IoT and LTE-M, have potential uses and some implementation options for device makers looking to add cellular connectivity.

  6. 5G Solutions
    8/17/2018

    Qorvo offers a range of RF connectivity solutions to help make 5G deployment a reality. These RF components provide flexibility to system designers, as well as the highest level of integration of multifunction building blocks to reduce size, lower costs, and accelerate time to market.

  7. Model-Based GaN PA Design Basics: What’s In An I-V Curve? (Part 2)
    6/28/2018

    Understanding the impact and nuances of I-V curves is a fundamental part of learning how to design GaN power amplifiers. Part 2 of the GaN design series introduces the basics of using nonlinear models to make the design process more accurate and efficient.

  8. Enabling 10 Gbps Cable Networks With Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1
    6/28/2018

    Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.0, FDX for short, is one approach CATV operators are using to increase the capacity of HFC networks to support next-generation data requirements. This article discusses this new technology, its biggest challenges, and how MSOs and RF suppliers are bringing it to life.

  9. GaN HEMT Models 101: How Do Nonlinear Models Help With GaN PA Design? (Part 1)
    6/28/2018

    GaN power amplifier design requires some different approaches and thinking compared to LDMOS or GaAs. Learn how nonlinear simulation models, like those from Modelithics, can help speed up design processes by downloading Part 1 of a two-part introductory series.

  10. 5 Things To Consider When Designing Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) Systems
    6/8/2018

    In the earliest stages of 5G, fixed wireless access (FWA) systems will be used to deliver gigabit internet speeds to homes, apartments, and businesses in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional cable/fiber installations. Like other technological advancements, FWA has its own design challenges and considerations. This article presents five considerations to keep in mind when designing FWA systems.