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Arralis Welcomes New Senior MMIC Engineer

Arralis is excited to welcome Farshad Eshghabadi, a Senior MMIC Engineer to our team.

As a Senior MMIC Engineer Farshad has focused his career on developing microwave and millimetre-wave integrated chips for telecommunications applications in base stations and satellites. Farshad received a bachelor’s degree in electronics in 2004 before starting his career in a company that used to develop radio frequency (RF) systems, starting to learn to test and troubleshoot an RF receiver system. Working with various RF test equipment, he became interested in RF circuit systems and understood all the processes applied to the received signal from the antenna to DSP.

Following this Farshad decided to further his education by obtaining a master’s degree in engineering in radio-frequency integrated circuits (RFIC) in 2005. “I was lucky to meet a professor in the university who supervised me in this field to develop a 2.4-GHz transceiver front-end in SiGe HBT process for ISM applications. I was introduced to the new world of integrated circuits where all those huge and bulky RF systems could be integrated into a few chips.”

Farshad worked as an RF engineer in 2005 before changing his carer to work on Software Designed Radios, focusing on GPS-software radio within CubeSats. In 2011 he undertook a PhD in RFIC design. During his PhD study, Farshad worked closely with the modelling team in the SilTerra silicon fab to verify the transistor and lumped component models.

Since 2015 he has lived in the UK, working on antenna systems before developing 5G and LEO space-qualified GaAs and GaN products for Viper RF. The most recent project he completed before moving to Arralis was a Ka-band space-qualified transmitter front-end for ESA. Relying on those experiences, Farshad has now moved to Arralis to share his knowledge and help Arralis to progress faster with space-qualified MMICs for satellite applications.

 

“There are always new challenges in MMIC design including the technology limitations, tough specs, and developing state-of-the-art designs. All those challenges make me study the recent technology updates and produce solutions to overcome the problems. I enjoy the design procedure and engaging with other engineers in different fields such as antenna, RF systems, process, manufacturing, and test. The role demands a network to develop the MMICs for the purpose.”

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