mmWave Antenna Design Made Easy in ADS

Thursday, February 2, 2017 11:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:00 am, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)

Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:00 pm,  Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)

Why this webcast is important:

For chip designers, planar antennas are easy to integrate. Yet, at millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies, new challenges in design and multi-technology integration surface. One such challenge is that at mmWave frequencies, radar applications such as gesture recognition and autonomous vehicles utilize different planar antennas and arrays, and that further complicates an already complex design process. This webcast provides today’s antenna and chip designers an overview on how to easily handle mmWave planar antennas in ADS software for circuit co-simulation. To better illustrate the process and its simplicity, an example of a planar array design at 60 GHz with chip-on-board (CoB) integration is fully explored. Antenna and chip designers will also learn the methodology behind the design process and be presented with multi-technology integration tips.

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Wael Abdullah Ahmad, mmWave Design Scientist with IHP
Wael received his BSEE and MSEE from Ain Shams University in 2007 and 2012, respectively. Since 2016 he has worked on mmWave wireless radar components & systems at IHP as a Circuit Design Scientist. Wael has also held engineering roles in the RF industry since 2008, including RF/Microwave Hardware Design and PA Product Development in Egypt.

Design High Q Power Harvesting Circuit Using ADS

The Internet of Things (IoT) fulfills a promise of a more efficient and connected world. But with dozens of devices per household, battery management must become wireless and autonomous. This problem is now being solved through power harvesting, which enables a circuit to power itself from energy in the environment.


  • Design a circuit to harvest enough power for IoT devices of the future and verify simulation results before committing to fabrication


  • Explored the design space for optimum configuration using Keysight ADS Software
  • Transformed the voltage to overcome the Schottky diode junction voltage using a high Q quartz crystal resonator


  • Doubled the usable power
  • Improved conversion efficiency from < 10 to 22.6%
  • Verified a close match between simulation and measurement data

Click here power-harvesting-circuit for the case study and click here to read the complete article: “RF Energy Harvesting Design Using High Q Resonators

X-band 7 watt GaN MMIC PA Design

A new video describing the design, simulation and test of a 7W X-band GaN MMIC PA has just been uploaded to the Plextex RFI You Tube channel.

The MMIC PA used a GaN process from the UMS foundry and Keysight’s ADS CAD tool as the simulator. Load Pull and EM (Momentum) simulations are utilized. A comparison of measured results to simulated is also included.

Thanks to the Plextex RFI team for creating such a insightful video to help new and experienced MMIC designers.

Click here to view the video:

Happy Designing…..!!!

Tutorials in Signal Integrity Webcast Series: Designing to Win in 100G Ethernet


100Gbit Ethernet can be a significant design hurdle with 4 lanes running at 25Gbit/s across electrical interconnects and backplanes. Moving from 10G and 40G to 100G represents a step-change in design barriers, especially for signal integrity.

How does the design engineer know that an optimization made in channel simulation, will translate into an optimal design on the bench? By adhering to a measurement-to-simulation validation methodology, and building confidence in both sim models and test results.

In this webcast, Xilinx application specialist Brandon Jiao, will discuss the approach for designing links from Ultrascale FPGAs with 32Gbps capable transceivers, routed from daughter-cards, through connectors and a backplane. Brandon will explore the tools and practical methods needed to insure the performance of the link design, check for compliance to 802.3bj specs, and discuss how Xilinx supports their customers for design success. At the end of the webcast, you will understand the important aspects of 100G link design, what design workspaces are available to help you leap into 100G designs, and where to find further design support.


Signal integrity engineers


Brandon Jiao, Transceiver Technical Marketing Engineer, Xilinx Inc.

Enroll to view the October 27, 2016 live broadcast

2016 India Keysight EEsof EDA Design Forum

It is my immense pleasure to invite you for the upcoming 2016 India Keysight EEsof EDA Design Forum seminar on 21st June at Bangalore and 23rd June at Hyderabad.

We have plenty for exciting papers lined up from Keysight Technologies and also from our esteemed customers.

Early registration is advised, Register Now

Look forward to see you during the event…!!!