Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Compound Semiconductor Maker Expands Illinois Factory http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/compound-semiconductor-maker-expands-illinois-factory <div class="node-body article-body">The company, based in Saxonburg, Penn., expects four times the number of chips will leave the new plant by 2020.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/compound-semiconductor-maker-expands-illinois-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/compound-semiconductor-maker-expands-illinois-factory#comments News Commercial Components Industrial Semiconductors Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:30:00 +0000 49451 at http://mwrf.com Is the Internet of Space Technically and Economically Viable? http://mwrf.com/systems/internet-space-technically-and-economically-viable <div class="field-deck"> Must the Internet of Things look skyward to ensure global coverage? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Must the Internet of Things look skyward to ensure global coverage?</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/internet-space-technically-and-economically-viable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/internet-space-technically-and-economically-viable#comments Commercial Mobile Systems Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:56:00 +0000 49411 at http://mwrf.com Is the Internet of Space Technically and Economically Viable? (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/internet-space-technically-and-economically-viable-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Most everyone has heard of the Internet of Things (IOT), where connectivity to people and things comes from Earth-bound wired and wireless networks. But fewer technologists know about the evolving Internet of Space (IOS), where connectivity comes from space-based satellites and&mdash;in the near future&mdash;lower altitude airborne platforms ...</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> Gold Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:38:00 +0000 49431 at http://mwrf.com Women in Microwaves: A Closer Look http://mwrf.com/interviews/women-microwaves-closer-look <div class="field-deck"> Despite efforts to bring more women into engineering, the numbers show only a slight increase. To provide some insight into this issue, some of the stars of the “Women in Microwaves” panel at this year’s IMS share their experiences, advice, and perspectives. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite efforts to bring more women into engineering, the numbers show only a slight increase. To provide some insight into this issue, some of the stars of the “Women in Microwaves” panel at this year’s IMS share their experiences, advice, and perspectives.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/interviews/women-microwaves-closer-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/interviews/women-microwaves-closer-look#comments Events Interviews Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:07:00 +0000 49421 at http://mwrf.com Unmanned Aircraft Provide Distant Views http://mwrf.com/systems/unmanned-aircraft-provide-distant-views <div class="field-deck"> Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which are growing smaller and lighter, are mainstays in modern military surveillance operations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which are growing smaller and lighter, are mainstays in modern military surveillance operations. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/unmanned-aircraft-provide-distant-views" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/unmanned-aircraft-provide-distant-views#comments Defense Systems Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:49:00 +0000 49401 at http://mwrf.com Image courtesy of Thinkstock Navy Selects BAE to Work on New Battleships http://mwrf.com/systems/navy-selects-bae-work-new-battleships <div class="node-body article-body">BAE Systems has been awarded an IDIQ contract by the U.S. Navy for work on two new stealthy battleships. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/navy-selects-bae-work-new-battleships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/navy-selects-bae-work-new-battleships#comments Defense Systems Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:42:00 +0000 49391 at http://mwrf.com <p>The unique design of the Zumwalt battleship provides it with a low radar cross section (RCS) for stealthy operation.</p> Switchgear Equipment Supports Stealthy Submarines http://mwrf.com/systems/switchgear-equipment-supports-stealthy-submarines <div class="node-body article-body">L-3 Communications and its L-3 SPD Electrical Systems (L-3 SPDES) group have received a U.S. Navy contract for switchgear equipment for the latest stealth submarines. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/switchgear-equipment-supports-stealthy-submarines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/switchgear-equipment-supports-stealthy-submarines#comments Defense Systems Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:19:00 +0000 49381 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Northrop Grumman Upgrades Netherlands' F-16 ECM Pods http://mwrf.com/systems/northrop-grumman-upgrades-netherlands-f-16-ecm-pods <div class="node-body article-body">Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) for upgrades to ECM pods on its F-16 fighter aircraft.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/northrop-grumman-upgrades-netherlands-f-16-ecm-pods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/northrop-grumman-upgrades-netherlands-f-16-ecm-pods#comments Commercial Systems Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:40:00 +0000 49371 at http://mwrf.com <p>The AN/ALQ-131 pod from Northrop Grumman provides advanced ECM capabilities for the military forces of the United States and 11 other countries.</p> 10 Tips for Attracting (and Retaining) Millennial Engineers http://mwrf.com/blog/10-tips-attracting-and-retaining-millennial-engineers <div class="node-body blog-body">Just like every generation before them, millennials must be empowered via a special approach to do their best work.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/10-tips-attracting-and-retaining-millennial-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/10-tips-attracting-and-retaining-millennial-engineers#comments Technologies Inside Frequency Control Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:47:00 +0000 49361 at http://mwrf.com Wolfspeed: Leaders in GaN-on-SiC RF Technology http://mwrf.com/active-components/wolfspeed-leaders-gan-sic-rf-technology <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Wolfspeed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wolfspeed is the name of Cree, Inc's RF division. It was way back in August of 2000 when we fabricated the industry's first successful GaN-on-SiC MMIC amplifier that generated 20W at 9GHz. We showed the RF industry that there was a better alternative to the expensive GaAs devices and bulky TWTs (traveling wave tubes) to deliver better efficiency and higher power densities for radar and satellite communications. Want to learn more about our leadership?</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/wolfspeed-leaders-gan-sic-rf-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/wolfspeed-leaders-gan-sic-rf-technology#comments Active components White Paper Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:44:00 +0000 49351 at http://mwrf.com Critical Talking Points in Test & Measurement http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/critical-talking-points-test-measurement <div class="field-deck"> To support advancing technology, suppliers of test-and-measurement equipment are delivering solutions that reach even greater heights. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To support advancing technology, suppliers of test-and-measurement equipment are delivering solutions that reach even greater heights.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/critical-talking-points-test-measurement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/critical-talking-points-test-measurement#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:27:00 +0000 49331 at http://mwrf.com Critical Talking Points in Test & Measurement (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/critical-talking-points-test-measurement-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>As wireless technology continues to invade our lives, suppliers of test-and-measurement equipment must keep up by offering the proper test solutions to meet today&rsquo;s needs. And the same suppliers must also think in terms of the future...</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> Gold Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:59:00 +0000 49341 at http://mwrf.com Innovating a 5G World http://mwrf.com/analog-devices/innovating-5g-world <div class="node-body article-body">As market leaders in data converters, RF, microwave and millimeter wave, Analog Devices is driving the 5G future.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-devices/innovating-5g-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-devices/innovating-5g-world#comments Analog Devices Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:47:00 +0000 49321 at http://mwrf.com Report Forecasts Robust Radar Markets to 2026 http://mwrf.com/systems/report-forecasts-robust-radar-markets-2026 <div class="node-body article-body">A market research report predicts strong global growth in military radar for the next 10 years. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/report-forecasts-robust-radar-markets-2026" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/report-forecasts-robust-radar-markets-2026#comments Defense Systems Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:06:00 +0000 49311 at http://mwrf.com Rockwell Collins Chosen to Maintain P-8A Radios http://mwrf.com/systems/rockwell-collins-chosen-maintain-p-8a-radios <div class="node-body article-body">Rockwell Collins has been contracted by the U.S. Navy to set up a repair depot for the high-frequency radios in the U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon HF-121C aircraft. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/rockwell-collins-chosen-maintain-p-8a-radios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/rockwell-collins-chosen-maintain-p-8a-radios#comments Defense Systems Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:20:00 +0000 49301 at http://mwrf.com <p>Effective maintenance and repair of the HF-121C radios used onboard the U.S. Navy&rsquo;s P-8A Poseidon aircraft will result in less aircraft downtime and more efficient use of equipment.</p> Microwave Photonic Enhances Radar Performance http://mwrf.com/systems/microwave-photonic-enhances-radar-performance <div class="node-body article-body">A frequency-selective radar transmission approach works with optical techniques to improve the spatial resolution of multiple targets.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/microwave-photonic-enhances-radar-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/microwave-photonic-enhances-radar-performance#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:18:00 +0000 49291 at http://mwrf.com Wireless BAN Provides Heart-Attack Detection http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-ban-provides-heart-attack-detection <div class="node-body article-body">A wireless body area network employs Bluetooth signals to send ECG signals from a user’s heart monitor to a smartphone or to the internet to warn of heart attacks.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-ban-provides-heart-attack-detection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-ban-provides-heart-attack-detection#comments Commercial Medical Systems Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:44:00 +0000 49281 at http://mwrf.com Remote Wake-Up System Saves Standby Power http://mwrf.com/systems/remote-wake-system-saves-standby-power <div class="node-body article-body">A remote wake-up system operating from 2.4 to 2.6 GHz is designed with low-cost components to help save the standby power of commercial and industrial electronic products.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/remote-wake-system-saves-standby-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/remote-wake-system-saves-standby-power#comments Commercial Industrial Systems Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000 49271 at http://mwrf.com Narrowband-IoT Proves its Worth http://mwrf.com/blog/narrowband-iot-proves-its-worth <div class="node-body blog-body">Narrowband-IoT is stepping up as a key Internet of Things wireless technology, promising longer battery life and lower device costs, plus improved coverage. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/narrowband-iot-proves-its-worth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/narrowband-iot-proves-its-worth#comments IoT Systems Filtering Noise Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:51:00 +0000 49261 at http://mwrf.com Extend LEO Downlinks with GEO Satellites http://mwrf.com/systems/extend-leo-downlinks-geo-satellites <div class="field-byline"> V. Sambasiva Rao </div> <div class="field-deck"> The data downlinking capability of a LEO satellite can be increased by using GEO satellites in a configuration of multiple satellites that relays data to earth. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recruiting a stationary GEO satellite as part of the ultimate communications link can increase the data capacity of several LEO satellites.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/extend-leo-downlinks-geo-satellites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/extend-leo-downlinks-geo-satellites#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:50:00 +0000 49241 at http://mwrf.com The Year's Top New Products http://mwrf.com/systems/years-top-new-products <div class="field-deck"> Even as the high-frequency industry looks to robust commercial growth promised by markets for 5G and IoT applications, military and aerospace demands remain strong. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The top RF/microwave products of 2016 serve a variety of applications in commercial, industrial, and military markets.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/years-top-new-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/years-top-new-products#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:35:00 +0000 49211 at http://mwrf.com The Year’s Top New Products (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/year-s-top-new-products-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Strong future demand looms over the RF/microwave industry, in the form of potentially huge, global commercial markets such as for Fifth-Generation (5G) wireless communications networks and Internet of Things (IoT) products. Even so, 2016 was a year of balanced business opportunities...</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> Gold Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:19:00 +0000 49221 at http://mwrf.com Tracking Effects of Temperature http://mwrf.com/software/tracking-effects-temperature <div class="field-deck"> Thermal modeling of high-frequency electronic circuits must take into account the thermodynamic differences among circuit-board materials, their components, and the packages that hold them. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thermal modeling of components, devices, circuits, and systems predicts the effects of heat on electronic designs. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/tracking-effects-temperature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/tracking-effects-temperature#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Software Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:01:00 +0000 49171 at http://mwrf.com Tracking Effects of Temperature (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/tracking-effects-temperature-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Thermal modeling is becoming a more important part of the electronic design process, especially with increasing efforts to pack more power into smaller electronic devices. Quite simply, power = heat. Where power is generated or transferred...</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> Gold Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:50:00 +0000 49181 at http://mwrf.com Tiny MEMS Switches Route DC to 14 GHz http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/tiny-mems-switches-route-dc-14-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This pair of MEMS switches offers SP4T functionality in miniature components that feature companion low-voltage switch drivers for ease of installation and application. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These first two members of a line of MEMS-based RF/microwave switches provide excellent blends of small size, switching speed, and power-handling capabilities for applications to 14 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/tiny-mems-switches-route-dc-14-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/tiny-mems-switches-route-dc-14-ghz#comments Analog Devices Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:20:00 +0000 49191 at http://mwrf.com So Far, Infineon’s Acquisition of Wolfspeed Cuts through Choppy Regulatory Waters http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/so-far-infineon-s-acquisition-wolfspeed-cuts-through-choppy-regulatory-w <div class="node-body article-body">Infineon is on schedule to close the deal. Now it needs approval from an American security panel that has grown increasingly skeptical of foreign chip deals.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/so-far-infineon-s-acquisition-wolfspeed-cuts-through-choppy-regulatory-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/so-far-infineon-s-acquisition-wolfspeed-cuts-through-choppy-regulatory-w#comments News Analog semiconductors Components Mixed-signal semiconductors Tue, 29 Nov 2016 01:20:00 +0000 49141 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration).</p> Tell Us Your Best Engineering Stories http://mwrf.com/community/tell-us-your-best-engineering-stories <div class="node-body article-body">Tell us about how you’ve engineered a holiday miracle and your stocking could be stuffed with a brand new oscilloscope from Tektronix</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/community/tell-us-your-best-engineering-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/community/tell-us-your-best-engineering-stories#comments Community Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:17:00 +0000 49161 at http://mwrf.com Modular Instruments Extend Capabilities http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/modular-instruments-extend-capabilities <div class="field-deck"> New instruments and repair/calibration services reinforce one company’s dedication to achieving accurate measurements from dc through millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A number of different analog and digital measurement functions are now available in the AXIe and PXIe modular instrument formats.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/modular-instruments-extend-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/modular-instruments-extend-capabilities#comments Keysight Technologies Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:04:00 +0000 49101 at http://mwrf.com Direct-Synthesis Software Approach Facilitates Filter Design http://mwrf.com/software/direct-synthesis-software-approach-facilitates-filter-design <div class="field-deck"> Design software that incorporates the direct-synthesis technique can be highly beneficial to those involved with designing customized filters. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Design software that incorporates the direct-synthesis technique can be highly beneficial to those involved with designing customized filters.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/direct-synthesis-software-approach-facilitates-filter-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/direct-synthesis-software-approach-facilitates-filter-design#comments Keysight Technologies Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Software Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:27:00 +0000 49121 at http://mwrf.com Modular Instruments Extend Capabilities (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/modular-instruments-extend-capabilities-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Modular test equipment provides a compact architecture for performing many different types of measurements. By plugging the appropriate module into a chassis, a function can be added to a test system...</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> Gold Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:20:00 +0000 49111 at http://mwrf.com