EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Feb. 10, 2016 -- A new NI AWR Design Environment™ application note describes the design, optimization, and production process for a complete ultra-wideband (UWB) receiver (antenna to A/D input), including both the RF circuit design and the printed circuit board (PCB) layout for manufacturing. Beginning with the high-level design and system performance optimization within NI AWR Design Environment, the UWB design then progressed to include complete schematic, RF layout, and electromagnetic (EM) design optimization. Total time from start to prototype construction was less than three months.
“Design, Optimization, and Production of an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Receiver” application note is available for download at awrcorp.com/solutions/technical-papers. Also available to accompany the application note is a customer supplied bill of materials (BOM) script (registration required).