Steerable array antennas are of significant interest to help meet the goals of 5G mobile communication systems. In this invited paper from Microwave Journal, we use a simple example of an 8x8 patch antenna array to demonstrate the usefulness of the CDF of EIRP to characterize the ability of an array to provide good EIRP in all directions.
Wireless power transfer is an emerging technology used in many applications, including consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and biomedical implants, and will undoubtedly see continued growth over the next decade and beyond. This presentation demonstrates how XFdtd can be used to simulate and analyze wireless charging systems.
Using a new electromagnetic/circuit co-simulation capability based on the FDTD method, the process of importing broadband circuit models into an EM simulation project, optimizing the overall design, and calculating important quantities such as S-parameters, radiation patterns, and system efficiency is demonstrated in this MicroApps presentation from IMS 2018.
This presentation demonstrates a new multiphysics-based ESD analysis capability which allows the ESD testing process to be analyzed via computer simulation. This will save companies time and money by allowing ESD protection to be optimized during the design phase, thus reducing the number of prototypes required to be built and tested.
Full wave matching circuit optimization (FW-MCO) is a new technology that combines full wave, 3D EM simulation with circuit optimization into a novel approach for solving an age-old RF problem: determining which component values provide the desired match for a given matching network layout. This article describes the design process using the design of a matching circuit for a GPS-Bluetooth antenna.
XF’s Circuit Element Optimizer utilizes full wave analysis to select the component values for a given printed circuit board (PCB) layout. The tool allows design engineers to optimize matching circuit lumped element values directly in the EM layout where the coupling from multiple antennas and the ground return current paths are taken into account. This whitepaper gives an overview of how the Circuit Element Optimizer works and the benefits it provides.
Electromagnetic simulation has been used by RF engineers for many years to aid the design of automotive radar sensors, but the increasing demands of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are changing the methods used. This paper introduces FDTD’s advantages for automotive radar circuit and systems level designers, including simulation of very large problems, more efficient memory requirements, and the ability to reveal sources of coupling.
This whitepaper demonstrates how XFdtd's time-domain approach enables rapid development by allowing engineers to determine the performance of a fully detailed sensor model installed behind a piece of fascia without needing to build prototypes and run tests in an anechoic chamber. The analysis of a 25 GHz sensor frames the discussion.
Advances in computing resources have made it possible to quickly and accurately model the anti-reflective properties of 3-dimensional sub-wavelength structures. In this paper, the FDTD method was used to model anti-reflective properties of a variety of sub-wavelength structures for 300 to 1300 nm input light.
This paper outlines the advantages of FDTD EM simulation for analyzing antenna-in-system designs that include both the antenna package and the automobile body features surrounding the device. An XFdtd simulation of a radar mounted in the rear bumper of a sedan provides the framework for the discussion.
With XFdtd, there is no limit to the resources you can exploit to solve your EM calculations. This report quantifies the performance profile of XF's GPU and MPI technologies. We demonstrate the pros and cons of different combinations of equipment and techniques, including cost considerations for those researching available hardware.
This presentation describes the simulation of a hearing instrument (HI) device. The design was simulated in the presence of a homogeneous SAM phantom and an anatomically correct, heterogeneous head model. The simulation results illustrate the differences between the head models and highlight the more acceptable results for improved device safety.