3 Skills to Prepare For 5G and IOT

In recent time, the term 5G and IOT are the two most-used words ranging from academia, engineers, researchers to big players like industries and multinational corporations. The new generation of wireless communications, 5G, is believed to be a profound revolution of wireless technology in terms of connectivity, GBits data rate, huge bandwidths, and very low …

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What do We Expect for Future Education?

Teachers have always been an integral part in society in training up generations to be functional citizens in the society. Often times, industry and academia are closely related. Both are mutually supportive with the industry pointing academia to the right direction in syllabus, keeping them updated with the latest technology, and academia providing the human …

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Generalized Chebyshev Filter

In this week article, lets discuss the Generalized Chebyshev class filter. Firstly, here's a video on a Generalized Chebyshev class filter constructed using our EDS HF software. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYPvdXOXlW4 The Design The Generalized Chebyshev filters have equiripple passband characteristics and flexibility in placing transmission zeros arbitrarily. The synthesis of this type of filter is based on …

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How to Design Impedance Matching

When designing schematics, impedance matching is an importance process to ensure minimum loss of the design. When a schematic is mismatched, it will result in high reflection of the input signal, this would translate into transfer loss. A schematic that is matched will ensure the lowest possible loss theoretically, that is maximum power transfer. When …

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Asymmetric Impedance Scaling and Frequency Transformation

https://youtu.be/acqtEmFCEjs Asymmetric filters are filters whose response are asymmetric in shape. They are useful for many applications that may require a different requirements between the upper and lower stopband. For example difference in upper/lower cut-off frequency, selectivity and insertion loss. This week video, see an example of an asymmetric filter design that applies impedance scaling …

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Packaging Inductor With Self Resonance Using EDS

What is self resonance? Have you ever wonder why a lumped prototype performance does not match to the simulated one at certain frequencies? This is due to the effect of the parasitic capacitance/inductance resonating with the ideal inductance/capacitance in a lumped element package. Take an inductor for example, at its resonant frequency, the inductor will …

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