Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Smart Wearables Must Meet Consumer Needs To Survive http://mwrf.com/news/smart-wearables-must-meet-consumer-needs-survive <div class="node-body article-body">Though sales are soaring for smart wearables, consumers abandon them rather quickly, necessitating a change of action within the market for future success. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/news/smart-wearables-must-meet-consumer-needs-survive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/news/smart-wearables-must-meet-consumer-needs-survive#comments News Active components Components Mobile Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:21:00 +0000 27901 at http://mwrf.com Transmitter Test Solution Supports P25 Emergency Comm Standards http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/transmitter-test-solution-supports-p25-emergency-comm-standards <div class="node-body article-body">Tektronix developed test software that complies with the Project 25 (P25) standard for Land Mobile Radio (LMR) emergency services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/transmitter-test-solution-supports-p25-emergency-comm-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/transmitter-test-solution-supports-p25-emergency-comm-standards#comments News Software Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:34:00 +0000 27891 at http://mwrf.com <p>Adjacent Channel Power Ratio, Eye Diagram, Symbol table and scalar measurements with pass/fail results are among the tests available for verifying the compliance of a P25 Phase1 C4FM signal to the TIA-102 standard. (Courtesy of Tektronix)</p> High-Altitude Balloons Float Toward Multiple Application Possibilities http://mwrf.com/systems/high-altitude-balloons-float-toward-multiple-application-possibilities <div class="node-body article-body">Rockzip turned to Kickstarter to crowdsource for their high-altitude balloons, which can be used for everything from providing Internet access to tracking deforestation. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/high-altitude-balloons-float-toward-multiple-application-possibilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/high-altitude-balloons-float-toward-multiple-application-possibilities#comments News Commercial Systems Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:24:00 +0000 27881 at http://mwrf.com Experimental Spaceplane Designs Foresee Everyday Operability http://mwrf.com/systems/experimental-spaceplane-designs-foresee-everyday-operability <div class="node-body article-body">The Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program is working on an unmanned vehicle that could be reused repeatedly to launch small satellites.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/experimental-spaceplane-designs-foresee-everyday-operability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/experimental-spaceplane-designs-foresee-everyday-operability#comments News Defense Industrial Systems Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:39:00 +0000 27861 at http://mwrf.com <p>One of the goals of the XS-1 program is to the ability to fly 10 times in 10 days. (Artist&#39;s concept courtesy of DARPA)</p> Single Laser Source Transmits Data at 43 Tbits/s Via Multicore Fiber http://mwrf.com/passive-components/single-laser-source-transmits-data-43-tbitss-multicore-fiber <div class="node-body article-body">A new fiber-optic technology, using seven cores as opposed to the standard one, achieved bandwidth speeds of 43 Tbits/s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/single-laser-source-transmits-data-43-tbitss-multicore-fiber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/single-laser-source-transmits-data-43-tbitss-multicore-fiber#comments News Mobile Passive components Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:25:00 +0000 27851 at http://mwrf.com 13 Things You Missed at NI Week http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/13-things-you-missed-ni-week <div class="node-body gallery-body">The core of NI Week is the showcasing and discussion around technologies to accelerate productivity for software-defined systems in test, measurement, and control. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/13-things-you-missed-ni-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/13-things-you-missed-ni-week#comments News National Instruments Commercial Systems Test & Measurement Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:22:00 +0000 27841 at http://mwrf.com Low-Noise Balun Aids Phased-Array Radars (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/low-noise-balun-aids-phased-array-radars-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>ctive phased-array technology, also known as active electronically scanned array (AESA) technology, has been widely used in commercial, military, and scientific applications. It supports much faster beam steering than...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Gold Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:34:00 +0000 27721 at http://mwrf.com Low-Noise Balun Aids Phased-Array Radars http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-balun-aids-phased-array-radars <div class="field-byline"> Wang Wei, Zhong Wu, Xu Wei, Mu Mao, and Yuan Jun </div> <div class="field-deck"> This active balun design provides high, flat gain with low noise figure and reasonable linearity for a variety of applications at X- and Ku-band frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An active balun design achieves low noise and good linearity at X- and Ku-band frequencies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-balun-aids-phased-array-radars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-balun-aids-phased-array-radars#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:33:00 +0000 27711 at http://mwrf.com Microwave Industry Awards Whip Up the Recognition (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/microwave-industry-awards-whip-recognition-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>In the fast-paced microwave and RF industry, it is important to recognize the accomplishments of the companies and individuals that are at the forefront of providing and sharing critical information. With this in mind...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Gold Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:25:00 +0000 27701 at http://mwrf.com Microwave Industry Awards Whip Up the Recognition http://mwrf.com/technologies/microwave-industry-awards-whip-recognition <div class="field-deck"> With the Microwave Industry Awards, Microwaves & RF provides a forum for industry members to share their appreciation for companies that excel in categories ranging from website to technical support. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The results from our survey of engineers and industry professionals in the microwave and RF field are in, allowing us to showcase the companies that help the industry stay abreast of trends and technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/microwave-industry-awards-whip-recognition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/microwave-industry-awards-whip-recognition#comments Commercial Defense Medical Technologies Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:08:00 +0000 27161 at http://mwrf.com Analyzing Active Cancellation Stealth (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/analyzing-active-cancellation-stealth-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Active cancellation stealth techniques have been in the planning phase for many years, and may now be put into practice with the availability of modern RF/microwave and digital electronics technologies. Military forces constantly seek tactical advantages; when properly implemented...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Gold Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:08:00 +0000 27691 at http://mwrf.com Analyzing Active Cancellation Stealth http://mwrf.com/systems/analyzing-active-cancellation-stealth <div class="field-byline"> Xu Sheng and Xu Yuanming </div> <div class="field-deck"> Advances in microelectronics may one day make today’s largely theoretical active cancellation stealth techniques for radar more practical. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Effective stealth cancellation techniques rely on minimizing frequency and phase errors in any system</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/analyzing-active-cancellation-stealth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/analyzing-active-cancellation-stealth#comments Defense Industrial Systems Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:06:00 +0000 27101 at http://mwrf.com Instrument Aims At Amp Optimization Through 2.5 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/instrument-aims-amp-optimization-through-25-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Optimizing an RF/microwave amplifier demands a fair bit of knowledge, and can require a healthy rack of test equipment. Fortunately, Freescale Semiconductor has taken a major step toward helping engineers in need of optimizing...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Gold Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:49:00 +0000 27681 at http://mwrf.com Instrument Aims at Amp Optimization through 2.5 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/instrument-aims-amp-optimization-through-25-ghz <div class="field-byline"> David Lester </div> <div class="field-deck"> When combined with a PC or laptop computer and an evaluation board, this instrument streamlines the optimization of a wide range of RF/microwave amplifiers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The RF Power Tool is a compact measurement instrument/system capable of making measurements and optimizing performance of amplifiers operating through 2.5 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/instrument-aims-amp-optimization-through-25-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/instrument-aims-amp-optimization-through-25-ghz#comments Freescale Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:39:00 +0000 27621 at http://mwrf.com Turn Down the Noise with LNAs (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/turn-down-noise-lnas-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>The urban world is full of noise-generating electronics ranging from cell phones to WiFi routers. This fact is especially troubling for the telecommunications industry, which needs its own...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Gold Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:45:00 +0000 27671 at http://mwrf.com Turn Down the Noise with LNAs http://mwrf.com/active-components/turn-down-noise-lnas <div class="field-deck"> Low-noise amplifiers help to increase signal power while limiting the noise figure and nonlinearities introduced into receiver electronics. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Using a low noise amplifier in a receiver design can optimize a signal’s quality and reduce the nonlinearities and noise introduced into the signal path from an antenna.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/turn-down-noise-lnas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/turn-down-noise-lnas#comments Active components Commercial Defense Medical Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:45:00 +0000 27641 at http://mwrf.com Millimeter Waves Enhance Military Projects (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/millimeter-waves-enhance-military-projects-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>The spectrum congestion in the lower gigahertz region has caused many industries to seek technology solutions in the millimeter-wave spectrum. In fact, technology developments for millimeter-wave solutions in sensing and telecommunications have encouraged...</p> <p><br /> <strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Gold Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:20:00 +0000 27661 at http://mwrf.com Millimeter Waves Enhance Military Projects http://mwrf.com/active-components/millimeter-waves-enhance-military-projects <div class="field-deck"> Given its potential for sensing and high-data-rate communications, millimeter-wave technology is a prime candidate for enabling the latest military, aerospace, and security technology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Taking advantage of the broad spectrum and unique physical behavior of millimeter waves may be the next step toward advancing a wide range of technologies for the military and aerospace industries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/millimeter-waves-enhance-military-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/millimeter-waves-enhance-military-projects#comments Active components Defense Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:18:00 +0000 27631 at http://mwrf.com Modern Architecture Advances Vector Network Analyzer Performance http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/modern-architecture-advances-vector-network-analyzer-performance <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Anritsu </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Modern Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) architectures such as those based on Nonlinear Transmission Line (NLTL) samplers and distributed harmonic generators now offer a beneficial alternative to traditional sampling VNAs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/modern-architecture-advances-vector-network-analyzer-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/modern-architecture-advances-vector-network-analyzer-performance#comments Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators White Paper Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:05:00 +0000 27601 at http://mwrf.com Making the Most of Power Amplifier Measurements http://mwrf.com/white-paper/making-most-power-amplifier-measurements <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Evaluating RF/microwave power amplifier performance requires an assortment of tests as well as the right equipment to perform those measurements quickly and accurately. Power amplifiers (PAs) are designed to boost the levels of many different types of signals in communications and other systems and are vital components in these systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/white-paper/making-most-power-amplifier-measurements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/white-paper/making-most-power-amplifier-measurements#comments White Paper Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:12:00 +0000 27591 at http://mwrf.com Hybrid VCO Enables Robust Startup http://mwrf.com/active-components/hybrid-vco-enables-robust-startup <div class="node-body article-body">Using a hybrid AB/B class VCO typology, researchers from National Taipei University of Technology have designed and tested a low-supply-voltage, low-DC-power-dissipation, and wide-tuning-range circuit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/hybrid-vco-enables-robust-startup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/hybrid-vco-enables-robust-startup#comments Active components Commercial Defense Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:37:00 +0000 27581 at http://mwrf.com Spatial Modulation Outperforms Massive MIMO http://mwrf.com/systems/spatial-modulation-outperforms-massive-mimo <div class="node-body article-body">Spatial modulation MIMO may bring enhanced signal-to-noise ratios to multi-user environments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/spatial-modulation-outperforms-massive-mimo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/spatial-modulation-outperforms-massive-mimo#comments Commercial Defense Systems Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:13:00 +0000 27571 at http://mwrf.com Wireless Networks Advance with a Software Backbone http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-networks-advance-software-backbone <div class="node-body article-body">Many sensing and security applications could benefit from distributed sensor nodes using wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Adding software configurability could increase WSN efficiency and practicality to enable many new applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-networks-advance-software-backbone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-networks-advance-software-backbone#comments Markets Commercial Systems Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:56:00 +0000 27561 at http://mwrf.com Anticipating Future Military Electronic Needs (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/anticipating-future-military-electronic-needs-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><div> Advances in military electronics have long revolved around the needs of radar systems, whether on the ground, in the air, or at sea. Performance has been a prime requirement for those systems...</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Gold Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:48:00 +0000 27551 at http://mwrf.com Anticipating Future Military Electronic Needs http://mwrf.com/systems/anticipating-future-military-electronic-needs <div class="node-body article-body">Commercial RF/microwave electronic design trends are starting to infiltrate the defense sphere. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/anticipating-future-military-electronic-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/anticipating-future-military-electronic-needs#comments Defense Editor Columns Systems Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:47:00 +0000 27541 at http://mwrf.com Inside Track with Tarun Amla, Isola Group (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/inside-track-tarun-amla-isola-group-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Advances in printed circuit board (PCB) laminate materials are being challenged by the latest size, weight, power, and cost demands of the growing telecommunications market and high-power RF/microwave/millimeter-wave devices.</p> <p><strong>Register or Sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high-resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Gold Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:03:00 +0000 27531 at http://mwrf.com Inside Track with Tarun Amla, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Isola Group http://mwrf.com/technologies/inside-track-tarun-amla-executive-vice-president-and-chief-technology-officer-isola-gro <div class="field-deck"> Advances in printed circuit board (PCB) laminate materials are being challenged by the latest size, weight, power, and cost demands of the growing telecommunications market and high-power RF/microwave/millimeter-wave devices. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Among the cutting-edge applications are advanced driver-assist systems with radar applications for automobiles, such as adaptive cruise control. Other applications rising in the automotive space include collision avoidance, blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning, and stop-and-go systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/inside-track-tarun-amla-executive-vice-president-and-chief-technology-officer-isola-gro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/inside-track-tarun-amla-executive-vice-president-and-chief-technology-officer-isola-gro#comments Technologies Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:49:00 +0000 27521 at http://mwrf.com UPDATE: More Parts Delivered for James Webb Space Telescope http://mwrf.com/components/update-more-parts-delivered-james-webb-space-telescope <div class="node-body article-body">A flexible architecture of high purity aluminum foils will allow the thermal links aboard the James Webb Space Telescope to conduct heat away from its four infrared instruments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/update-more-parts-delivered-james-webb-space-telescope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/update-more-parts-delivered-james-webb-space-telescope#comments News Components Industrial Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:49:00 +0000 22851 at http://mwrf.com <p>The Webb telescope will focus on four science themes: The End of the Dark Ages: First Light and Reionization, The Assembly of Galaxies, The Birth of Stars and Protoplanetary Systems, and Planetary Systems and the Origins of Life. (Artist depiction courtesy of NASA.)</p> New 5G White Paper: Evolutionary & Disruptive Visions Towards Ultra High Capacity Networks http://mwrf.com/white-paper/new-5g-white-paper-evolutionary-disruptive-visions-towards-ultra-high-capacity-networks <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/mwrf.com/files/uploads/2014/07/Keysight_Signature_Pref_Color.png" style="width: 200px; height: 71px; float: right; margin: 5px;" />With many groups now beginning to consider the drivers for 5th Generation wireless networks, this timely document includes contributions from 20 IWPC member organizations from around the world and aims to advance certain understandings and concepts for adoption in wireless systems to be deployed beyond the year 2020. &nbsp; This 89 page document covers a broad range of 5G topics with emphasis on mm-wave.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/white-paper/new-5g-white-paper-evolutionary-disruptive-visions-towards-ultra-high-capacity-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/white-paper/new-5g-white-paper-evolutionary-disruptive-visions-towards-ultra-high-capacity-networks#comments White Paper Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:40:00 +0000 27511 at http://mwrf.com Companies Join Forces to Optimize Field Programmable Radio Frequency http://mwrf.com/systems/companies-join-forces-optimize-field-programmable-radio-frequency <div class="field-deck"> Lime Microsystems, Altera respond to growing mobile data traffic with agreement to develop and promote solutions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">UK field-programmable RF transceiver specialists Lime Microsystems and logic device leader Altera Corp. have agreed to focus jointly on developing and promoting programmable solutions intended for a range of broadband wireless markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/companies-join-forces-optimize-field-programmable-radio-frequency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/companies-join-forces-optimize-field-programmable-radio-frequency#comments Systems Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:36:00 +0000 27491 at http://mwrf.com