• Steve Ahern, Staff Applications Engineer, Analog Devices
  • Johannes Horvath, Field Application Engineer, Analog Devices
  • Ching Man, Staff Applications Engineer, Analog Devices
  • Ivan Fumagalli, RAMS Engineer, Eldor Corporation
  •  Jay Kruse, Head of Hardware, eero
  • Stephanie Liao, B5G/6G Research and PoC Engineer, MediaTek
  • Ed Long, RF Design Engineer, Cambium Networks
  • Mick Lee, Senior RF Design Engineer, Isotropic Systems

7 Experts on RF Wireless Design Was generously sponsored by Analog Devices and Mouser Electronics.

Radio-frequency (RF) technology is a central aspect of modern-day electronic design. RF technology
uses electromagnetic radiation to transfer information between electronic devices without a tangible,
wired connection. The RF spectrum is loosely defined as the part of the electromagnetic spectrum
directly above the infrared spectrum, ranging from 3kHz to 300GHz.

Industry 4.0 is accelerating the need for well-designed RF networks and devices. Defined by
digitalization and automation, Industry 4.0 initially emerged as 4G private wireless networks;
however, the growing demand for greater capacity and for broader coverage with fewer blind spots
and better signal penetration have caused companies to look toward 5G networks, technologies,
and applications.

To meet these goals, high data rates, ultra-low latency, and substantial reliability and security are
needed. The availability of higher bandwidths and millimeter wavelengths have afforded new
bandwidth capacity and methods to combat overcrowding. Other advances have afforded ways to
simplify RF design in the face of extremely complex design challenges, including smaller, integrated
components, software-defined radio, and systems-on-chip (SoCs), among others. As a result, 5G is
making an entrance into several Industry 4.0 applications in smart manufacturing, instrumentation,
satellite communications, aerospace and defense, autonomous vehicles, remote healthcare, and
public space security, with new applications and use cases already emerging.

This eBook explores challenges that today’s RF engineers face in designing networks and devices.
Read on to see how ADI helps address these challenges by bridging knowledge gaps; solving design
challenges; and easing the modeling, simulation, and testing processes.