“Antenna-to-bits” simplifies describing complex RF signal chains. Yet real-world RF signal chain development is not simple. This is especially true in mmWave and microwave bands. In Samtec’s world, that usually covers 18 – 110 GHz frequency ranges.
Emerging antenna-to-bits architectures in 5G, Radar, EW, SATCOM, and instrumentation applications necessitate careful design tradeoffs due to the sensitive nature of mmWave bands. RF system designers are challenged to optimize component selection, adaptability, and performance.
However, dig a layer deeper. RF signal chains can’t work without the latest RF components. Whether upconverters, downconverters, ADCs, DACs, switches, filters or interconnect, high-performance RF components are the heart of antenna-to-bits solutions. New components need to be smaller, denser and improve performance.
New Samtec and Otava Component Solutions
Samtec and Otava both offer key components found in emerging antenna-to-bits applications. The upcoming Adaptable Antenna-to-Bits System Development for Advanced mmWave Applications webinar will help RF designers, engineers and system architects with component selection and signal chain design.
Specifically, technical experts from Otava and Samtec will discuss adaptable, tunable RF filter technology and Precision RF interconnect while introducing new evaluation and development platforms that simplify architectural implementation.
Additionally, attendees will deep dive into Otava’s OTFL101, OTFL201, and OTFL301 tunable filters that operate between 2.5 and 40 GHz. The MATLAB-based models make it possible to achieve exceptional interference suppression over a wide range of frequencies.
Founded in 1976, Samtec is a privately held, $950 million global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, including High-Speed Board-to-Board, High-Speed Cables, Mid-Board and Panel Optics, Precision RF, Flexible Stacking, and Micro/Rugged components and cables.
Samtec Technology Centers are dedicated to developing and advancing technologies, strategies and products to optimize both the performance and cost of a system from the bare die to an interface 100 meters away, and all interconnect points in between.
With 40+ international locations and products sold in more than 125 different countries, Samtec’s global presence enables its unmatched customer service.
For more information, please visit: http://www.samtec.com.
Otava is a fabless millimeter-wave and mixed-signal IC design company founded in 2017 in Moorestown, New Jersey. Otava’s goal is to provide best-in-class wideband millimeter- wave SoC components and turnkey system solutions in emerging wireless markets.
For more information about Otava, please visit www.otavainc.com.