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T/R Microwave Module Design Flow With AWR Software

This webinar will showcase a microwave module design flow for a 2x2 phased-array antenna with a transmit/receive (T/R) module operating in the 8-12GHz frequency range. The T/R module is packaged using low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) technology and includes an embedded monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) power amplifier (PA) and low-noise amplifier (LNA), as well as several vendor models and passive components such as filters. The design will highlight the use of Cadence® AWR Design Environment® software, including system-level characterization and RF-circuit design for schematic entry and layout, as well as electromagnetic (EM) simulation of the interconnects and bond wire transitions. Each antenna is excited by a separate module composed of a printed circuit board (PCB) as the mother board, an LTCC substrate for embedded passive components and as a platform for the MMIC and dies, a MMIC for the PA, a PA driver, a phase shifter, an attenuator, vendor and internally designed components, transitions such as microstrip and stripline transitions, and an antenna. Presented by: Benny Haddad, Cadence