EL SEGUNDO, Calif.
A new white paper on RF integrated circuit (RFIC) power amplifier (PA) design for next-generation communication and radar systems has been added to the NI AWR software resource library. Future 5G communications, which will increase mobile broadband traffic and provide higher data rates, will require adding more spectrum, making that spectrum more efficient, and building out ultra-dense network configurations. This white paper examines some of the challenges in designing RFIC-based PAs for future 5G communication systems and discusses amplifier basics with a focus on the constituent components and most common PA performance metrics used in communication systems with digitally-modulated waveforms.
The “RFIC PA Development for Communication and Radar Systems: Basic Operation and Metrics” white paper can be viewed at resource library.