RF & Microwave Magazine Article Archive - 2018

RF & Microwave Magazine Article Archive 2018 - RF CafeIf you are like me, you spend a lot of time reading articles from technical magazines. Sometimes I read the entire article, but usually I just scan the text for highlights and look at the schematics, block diagrams, and charts / graphs. Often, I want to go back and find an article but cannot recall where I saw it. A Google search will usually eventually reveal a hyperlink to the article, but a lot of times it takes a lot of digging. Since my key interests are not necessarily the same as RF Cafe visitors, an attempt will be made to catalog all of them. If there is a magazine not included here that you would like me to include in the list, please send me an e-mail and I will try to incorporate its articles, too.

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Electronic Design


The Human Touch: Stretchable Electronic Skin Can "Feel"
Bill Schweber

What's All This Reference Stuff, Anyhow?
Paul Rako

Relay-Based ON/OFF Flip-Flop Remembers State During Power Failure

The Future of High-Reliability Electronics
Richard F. Zarr

The Active Clamp Flyback Converter: A Design Whose Time Has Come
Paul Pickering

The Evolution of the Instrumentation Amplifier
Greg Davis


Installing Open-Frame and U-Channel AC-DC Power Supplies
Gary Bocock

Domestic Digitalization: Wireless in Home Applications (Part 2)
Saranjit Gupta

Here Comes the Solid-State RF Energy Evolution
Mark Murphy

What's the Difference Between DC-DC Conversion Topologies?
Bonnie Baker


Li-Fi Brings New Life to Industrial Data Transmission
Dr. Alexander Noack

Ultrasound for IoT Wakeup vs. RF: Lower Power, Smaller Size
Bill Schweber

Dipping in the Hardware Emulation Archives
Lauro Rizzatti

Why Are NVDIMMs Suddenly Hot?
Jim Handy

Testing and Optimizing Efficiency in the Smart Grid
Andrew Cifala  

Domestic Digitalization: Wireless in Home Appliances (Part 1)
Saranjit Gupta

Embedded Programming in the Large
William Wong

Matched JFETs Improve Photodiode Amplifier
Paul Rako

New Standard Redefines VPX Slots
William Wong

Count on Design Software for Millimeter-Wave Automotive Radar and Antenna System Development, Part 2
Dr. Milton Lien, David Vye

What's All This Prototype PCB Stuff, Anyhow?
Paul Rako


Go "Beyond the Shelf" to Find the Right Connector for Your Custom Design
Nemanja Jokanovic

IR-Triggered MEMS Switch Requires Zero Power When Dormant
Bill Schweber

Omni-chassis: An Evolutionary Step in Robotics
William G. Lovell

Count on Design Software for Millimeter-Wave Automotive Radar and Antenna System Development, Part 1
Dr. Milton Lien and David Vye

High Bandwidth Memory: The Great Awakening of AI
Tien Shiah

High Frequency Electronics


Sensitivity and PSRR Enhancement of RF Amplifiers
Michael Hopkins

Affordable Solutions for Testing 28 GHz 5G Devices with Your 6 GHz Lab Instrumentation
Jose Garcia and Miroslav Karas


Advantages of the Doherty Amplifier Configuration
Boris Aleiner

Passives Assist the Very Active
Tom Perkins

Gunn Oscillators:A Reintroduction
Yonghui Shu

Simulated or Measured Performance for Simple Antennas?
Yonghui Shu


An Anomalous Coupling Mode Supports Wide-Band RF Pulses in a High-Q, Narrow-Band Resonator (p. 22)
Lewis Carroll

MIL-STD-1553B: The Past and Future Data Bus (p.28)
Mark Hearn

Let's Warm Things Up (p.34)
Tom Perkins


LoRa Networks Enabling Industrial IoT Applications
Mark Miller

MIMO and Beam-Steering Modeling in NI AWR Design Environment Supports 5G
Dr. Gent Paparisto and Dr. John Dunn

Microwave Journal


Design of a Single Chip Front-End Module for 28 GHz 5G
Stuart Glynn, Robert Smith, Liam Devlin, Andy Dearn and Graham Pearson

Ultra-Low Phase Noise Oscillators with Attosecond Jitter
Andreas Gronefeld

Design of Highly Linear FET Resistive Mixers
Matthew S. Clements, Steve E. Avery, and Richard Barber


The Future of Automotive Radar Testing
Matt Spexarth

Combining MMIC Reflectionless Filters to Create UWB Bandpass Filters
Radha Setty, Brandon Kaplan, Matt Morgan, and Tod Boyd

Time Domain Channel Compensation Suitable for Wideband Digital Predistortion
Bin Song, Songbai He, Jun Peng, and Wenman Zou

Two-Layer Stacked Microstrip Cylindrical Conformal Antenna Array With Cross Snowflake Fractal Patches
Lei Xin, Kaiyuan Cao and Xiaoqing Yang


5G Fixed Wireless Access Array and RF Front-End Trade-Offs
Bror Peterson and David Schnaufer

All-Silicon Active Antennas for High Performance 5G/SATCOM Terminals
David W. Corman

Microstrip Defected Ground Structures Without Radiation Loss Using Multilayer PCB Technology
John Coonrod


Evaluating 77 to 79 GHz Automotive Radar Radome Emblems
Steffen Heuel, Tobias Köppel and Sherif Ahmed

Antenna Technologies for the Future
Pat Hindle

Progress and Challenges of Test Technologies for 5G
Zhengbo Jiang, Wei Hong, Nianzu Zhang and Chao Yu, and Tianze Su

Meeting High-Power and High Frequency Challenges with Adhesives and Potting Compounds
Venkat Nandivada and Rohit Ramnath

Test & Measurement World


How is a Light Source's Spectrum Measured?
Yoelit Hiebert

FemtoAmp Offers Extreme Gain Range & Isolation
Stephen Woodward

Is 5 nm Testing the Same or Different?
Robert Ruiz

Thermal Study Exposes PSU Improvements
Michael Dunn


MIMO and Beamforming: Papers Tell the Story
Martin Rowe

How to Relate Eye-Mask Tests to BER
Ransom Stephens

Trigger an Oscilloscope, Get a Stable Display
Arthur Pini

Analyze Post-Equalization ISI with Pulse Response
Ransom Stephens


TDECQ Measurements Replace Mask Testing in PAM4 Optical Signals
Kan Tan and Prashanth Thota

Wi-Fi Testing: More Than Compliance
Martin Rowe

Video Killed the Energy Star: Why 5G Must Use Less Power
Larry Desjardin

High-Speed Digital: 112 is the New 56
Martin Rowe

Spectrum Analyzer Provides Swept and Real-Time Measurements
Martin Rowe


How to Avoid Measurement Mistakes
Martin Rowe

Reveal Die-Level Signals with Two-Pronged Attack
Chang Fei Yee

Trend and Track: Two Useful Oscilloscope Diagnostic Tools
Arthur Pini

Microwaves & RF


What Role Will Millimeter Waves Play in 5G Wireless Systems?
Jack Browne

SIW Filter Doubles as Balun to mmWave Frequencies
Dr. Bouchra Rahali

Are There Too Many Short-Range Wireless Standards?
Lou Frenzel


Why Plastic-Packaged MMIC PAs May be Essential for 5G MIMO Base Stations
Stephan Maroldt and Mariano Ercoli

Algorithms to Antenna: Understanding Subarray Tradeoffs in Large Antenna Arrays
Rick Gentile

CRLH TLs and SIRs Lead to the Incredibly Shrinking Antenna
Mahmoud A. Abdalla, Sameer Kumar Sharma, and Zhirun Hu

Handling the Heat: Materials Make the Difference
Jack Browne

Dive into EM/Circuit Co-Simulation of a T/R Front-End Module and Actively-Scanned Array, Part 1
John Dunn


How Low (in Frequency) Can You Go?
Lou Frenzel

Using Conductive Printed 3D Plastic Parts to Sense Motion
Bill Schweber

Comparing Narrowband and Wideband Channels
Jack Browne

Rotman Lens' Electronic Beam Steering Aims At 5G Signals
Mike Gleaves


Tiny Microstrip Antenna Covers WLAN, LTE, and WiMAX
Ahmed Boutejdar, Mohammad A. Salamin, Soumia El Hani

Understanding 5G and IoT RF Systems with Off-the-Shelf Components
How-Siang Yap

Wireless Technology: The Existential Necessity of Life
Lou Frenzel

Algorithms to Antenna: Achieve System Performance Goals with Less Hardware
Rick Gentile

Count on Design Software for Millimeter-Wave Automotive Radar and Antenna System Development, Part 1
Dr. Milton Lien and David Vye

RF/Microwave Technology Helping Power EVs and HEVs
Jack Browne

Taking Steps to Boost Power Amp Efficiency
Jack Browne

Microwave Product Digest


Ultra-Wideband, Low-Loss Couplers for Cable TV and Broadband Access Systems (DOCSIS® 3.1)

Connectors Keep Pace with Millimeter-Wave Advances
Dan Birch

X-band: GaAs vs GaN Efficiency Tradeoffs
Grant Wilcox


Methods of Suppressing PIM in Multicarrier Systems
Steve Ellis

Improved DAC Phase Noise Measurements Enable Ultra Low Phase Noise DDS Applications
Peter Delos and Jarret Liner

Rapid Model-Based Evaluation Board Success for a 160W L-Band GaN PA
Rached Hajji, Kim Tran, Larry Dunleavy, and Laura Levesque


A Low Loss, Remote Radar Target Simulator (LRTS)
Joe Mazzochette

Wideband Frequency Modulation Applications and Techniques
Dr. Ronen Holtzman

Highly Integrated RF and Digital Architectures: Challenges, Benefits and Acceptance
Lorne Graves