Antonio Ciccomancini Scogna is currently working as principal engineer with Samsung Electronics (HE-Group). His interest includes Signal and Power Integrity (SIPI), EMC/EMI and RFI/desense for mobile devices.
He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of EM simulation for SIPI, EDA and hardware industry, including Computer Simulation Technology (CST) and Apple. He has more than 150 publications in IEEE Journal Transactions, Conference Proceedings and relevant EDA magazines.
He is active member of IEEE EMC Society where he serves as Associate Editor and he is chair of TC10 subcommittee for EM co-simulation.
Receiver sensitivity and noise coupling to antenna are two major concerns when developing mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. There are various causes of degradation of receiver sensitivity. However, most of the time they are due to the noise generated by digital signal harmonics on printed circuit board (PCB) patterns, which couple to the antennas. This article presents a methodology to predict noise to antenna coupling and antenna desense.