Realizing 5G and IoT RF systems with off-the-shelf components: Page 5 of 5

June 29, 2017 //By How-Siang Yap, Keysight Technologies, Inc.
Architecting and building RF systems for 5th Generation (5G) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications to achieve the best performance at the lowest cost and in the shortest time places intense pressure on the engineers who are tasked to do the work. This article explains how the process can be performed efficiently through accurate RF system simulation with real off-the-shelf components and fast multi-stage impedance matching synthesis on a printed circuit board layout.

RF systems for 5G and IoT applications can now be efficiently simulated, prototyped and produced with off-the-shelf system components thanks to breakthrough diagnostic capabilities which pinpoint wrongly spec’ed components in the system lineup. Accurate X- and Sys-parameter simulation models of off-the-shelf RF system components enables what-you-simulate-is-what-you-get efficiency in going from design to prototype and production with no iterations. Impedance matching synthesis replaces tedious manual design and optimization with an instant selection of various suitable matching topologies for the most economical realization. To learn more visit and


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How-Siang Yap, Keysight Technologies, Inc. Product Manager and Planner

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