5G Design Articles

The art of powering wearable electronics

The wearables market currently is composed primarily of wristbands and smart watches. The biggest challenge for wearable devices has been keeping Read More...

Optimizing snubber design through frequency-domain analysis

This article presents an analytical method based on frequency-domain analysis that leads to simple, yet accurate, equations to determine the optimum Read More...

Applying fully differential amplifier output-noise analysis to drive high-performance ADCs

This article will step through the calculations of FDA output spot noise, including 1/f effects showing interstage passive filtering and their effect Read More...

Qorvo helps advance 5G efforts with RF filter innovations for smartphones

What can we expect for filtering out a constantly increasing set of frequency bands and multiple antennas being added to smartphones, and how can the Read More...

Shrinking communication satellite subsystems

This article discusses how using the ISL72813SEH 32-channel driver IC and the ISL71841SEH multiplexer shrinks the size of next-generation satellite Read More...

PFC totem pole architecture and GaN combine for high power and efficiency

Combining this Bel Power totem pole PFC architecture with Transphorm’s Cascode GaN FET power element is another step toward the exciting future of Read More...

A big part of Intel’s 5G strategy: Altera FPGAs and the mobile trial platform

Major network infrastructure vendors are interested in Intel’s third generation 5G mobile trial platform, which will be operational in the second Read More...

A self-calibrating low-power 16-bit 460 kS/s SAR ADC for microcontroller applications

This paper describes a self-calibrating, fully differential, low power, 16-bit 460 kS/s SAR ADC based on 5b-5b-6b split CDAC architecture and a Read More...

Why tiny, ultra-low power comparators are ideal for battery monitoring

Small button- or coin-cell batteries power many of the portable consumer electronics in use today. This article discusses how some simple, low-power Read More...

Inside an isolated RS-485 transceiver

This article focuses on isolated digital interfaces conforming to RS-485, which continues to be the industry’s workhorse standard for data Read More...

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