Thursday, July 16,
Presenter: Benny Haddad, Cadence
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 PCB as the motherboard, an LTCC substrate for embedded passive components, and as a platform for the MMIC and dies, an 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.
Benny Haddad is an application engineer at Cadence specializing in AWR software and RF system, passive and active circuit, and EM design. Prior to Cadence (AWR), Benny held engineering positions at RDT, Alvarion, and Mini Circuits. Mr. Haddad holds a BSc degree from the Technion, Israel.