Thursday, July 23,
Presenter(s): Dr. Jaume Anguera, Fractus Antennas and David Vye, Cadence
This webinar presents a practical methodology for designing single and multiband impedance-matching networks in order to optimize the antenna efficiency of Virtual Antenna surface-mount antennas from Fractus Antennas. These miniature, multipurpose components fit seamlessly on an electronic PCB to address all internet of things (IoT) designs. Because the tiny antenna boosters replace conventional customized antennas for wireless applications, they easily work for any standard or frequency, including narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), LoRa, Sigfox, WiFi, GPS, 4G, 3G, and more, and can even handle multiple standards simultaneously.
The approach uses Cadence® AWR Design Environment® software, including AWR® simulation models to account for the impact of interconnecting transmission lines, AWR impedance-matching network synthesis for matching component parasitics, and AWR optimization techniques to improve the overall performance. This straightforward technique achieves comparable performance levels in substantially less time.
The webinar will also present electromagnetic (EM) verification results for the antenna booster incorporated in a multiband IoT reference design utilizing switched matching networks to achieve active antenna tuning.
Dr. Jaume Anguera, IEEE Fellow, is co-founder and the CTO at Fractus Antennas, lead inventor of the Virtual Antenna technology, and an associate professor at University Ramon LLull, Barcelona, Spain. He was R&D manager at Fractus 1999 – 2017 where he worked in South Korea designing antennas for the mobile industry for Samsung and LG. He is an inventor of over 140 granted patents, many of them licensed, and an author of over 230 scientific papers. He has 20 years of experience in industrial antenna design for wireless devices
David Vye is a senior product marketing manager for Cadence. David has held a number of engineering and marketing positions throughout the RF/microwave industry, including editor of Microwave Journal, business development manager at ANSYS, product marketing manager at Ansoft Corporation, senior scientist at Raytheon Research Division, and MMIC design engineer at M/A-COM. He holds a BSEE from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, with a concentration in microwave engineering.