White Paper

Physical Size Allocations For RF Electronics In Digital Beamforming Phased Arrays

There are many challenges associated with the migration to near elemental digital beamforming ranging from calibration, digital control, distribution of clocks, LO, power, processing the volume of data, and the physical size constraints of the electronics. This white paper focuses on the physical size requirements for the electronics in digital beamforming phased arrays. The physical size requirements as a function of the operating frequency are discussed, and practical implementation methods are reviewed. Download the full paper for more information.