Paul Tornatta, VP RF Systems & Antenna Engineering | Cavendish Kinetics, San Jose, CA, USA – July 19, 2017

Cavendish Kinetics uses RFxpert RFX2 and RFX for Design Services in the US, Korea and the Netherlands.

Cavendish Kinetics (CK) is the leading provider of high-performance RF MEMS components for smartphone, mobile infrastructure, and IoT. The low loss nature of RF MEMS allows our customers to maximize RF performance, resulting in faster data rates, extended battery life, and innovative form factor designs.

As part of our design service, CK System Design Engineers (SDE’s) work directly with our customers in the field to optimize the performance of aperture tuned antennas for mobile applications. The design process is highly iterative and requires a large number of 3D radiation efficiency measurements comparing the effect of small changes in the antenna design. 

Comparing different configurations to understand design trade-offs and trends is critical in helping our customers understand what features of the industrial design and which component parameters have the greatest impact on performance. The EMSCAN RFxpert performs efficiency measurements over a large number of frequency data points very quickly. The repeatability of the measurements allow the designer to see small performance differences that result from small changes in the antenna design. The portability of the system allows these measurements to made almost anywhere and can be taken on-site to augment customer measurement capability.

The combination of measurement band-width, speed, repeatability, and portability makes the RFxpert a valuable tool for antenna design in the field.


Mr. Tornatta has more than 30 years of experience designing antennas and RF systems in aerospace, wireless, telecommunications, and automotive industries. Before joining Cavendish, he served as CTO of SkyCross, a leading supplier of antennas for mobile phone applications. Prior to SkyCross, he served as vice president of the automotive business unit at Radiall Corp., a leading supplier of RF interconnect products. He also served in a variety of leadership positions at Larsen Antenna Technologies, Metricom, and Lockheed Martin.

EMSCAN is the world leading developer of FAST magnetic very-near-field measurement technologies and applications since 1989, providing real-time test solutions to antenna and PCB designers and verification engineers, without the need for a chamber.

The EMxpert, a family of compact EMC and EMI diagnostic tools, and the RFxpert, a family of antenna measurement tools, enable engineers to quickly optimize their designs. EMSCAN solutions dramatically increase designer productivity and substantially reduce time-to-market and project development costs.