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Validating and Optimizing Wireless Modules for First Time Right RF Design

Efficient low cost wireless communication has become expected for consumer IoT and industrial internet of things IIoT products. Ready-to-use wireless modules are available and are a great way to speed up the design process. However, how do you ensure the wireless module will integrate effectively into your design? Will there be interference? Will the signal strength be adequate? If you need to make changes, how can you verify it will still function correctly?

In this webinar, we will present a method to validate a wireless module in the context of your design as well as how to use simulation to explore design optimization including reducing the form factor of the pre-designed module before the first prototype is ever built. This includes a demonstration of the RF development process and how to effectively model real-world requirements. We will explore how to take into account mechanical tradeoffs for the antenna design, and quickly analyze different what-if scenarios all while ensuring performance goals will be met.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to quickly validate wireless modules in the context of your design with simulation
  • How to explore design trade-offs and optimizations using the AWR RF design platform
  • How to use analysis results to help identify opportunities for design optimization
  • How to leverage Cadence AWR Microwave Office for fast, efficient wireless module development and integration into your designs
Validating and Optimizing Wireless Modules for First Time Right RF Design
May 19th, 2022 @ 4:00 AM ET
May 19th, 2022 @ 2:00 PM ET

About your Presenter

Dirk Linnenbrügger 

Dirk Linnenbrügger studied electrical engineering at University of Paderborn, Germany, with focus on communications engineering. 

Before joining FlowCAD, he spent over 15 years as a high-speed PCB design expert in the computer industry and as a project manager in hardware development in various industries.

Dirk Linnenbrügger has a profound knowledge in the application of various software products from the EDA environment, especially for high frequency applications. 

In addition, he worked as a test engineer in a well-known EMC test laboratory. 

During an EMC test of implantable defibrillators using a so-called torso simulator, he experienced on his own finger the energy emitted during a defibrillator shock when repositioning the electrode.

Well recovered from this "shock", Dirk Linnenbrügger will tell us today about engineering methods that can be used in the development and design of PCBs for IIoT applications with integrated radio propagation.

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