Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Time to Register for IMS 2015 http://mwrf.com/blog/time-register-ims-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">In case you forgot or are just new to microwave, IMS is the International Microwave Symposium, the annual Microwave Week conference and exhibition put on by the IEEE’s Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/line-sight">Line of Sight</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/time-register-ims-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/time-register-ims-2015#comments Test & Measurement - analyzers Line of Sight Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:26:00 +0000 33781 at http://mwrf.com Affordable Analyzers Bring Real-Time Measurements http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/affordable-analyzers-bring-real-time-measurements <div class="node-body article-body">A line of real-time spectrum analyzers includes models spanning 100 kHz to 27 GHz with real-time bandwidths as large as 100 MHz for instantaneous viewing of continuous, pulsed, modulated, and frequency-hopped signals. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/affordable-analyzers-bring-real-time-measurements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/affordable-analyzers-bring-real-time-measurements#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:11:00 +0000 33721 at http://mwrf.com <p>The RTSA7500 real-time spectrum analyzers include models spanning 100 kHz to 8, 18, and 27 GHz.</p> Wideband Amplifier Drives DC to 50 GHz http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/wideband-amplifier-drives-dc-50-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This die amplifier offers low noise and high gain across a continuous bandwidth of DC to 50 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/wideband-amplifier-drives-dc-50-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/wideband-amplifier-drives-dc-50-ghz#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:06:00 +0000 33711 at http://mwrf.com <p>Model MAAM-011109-DIE is a broadband low-noise amplifier capable of 15-dB gain from DC to 50 GHz.</p> How to Select an Analog Signal Generator http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/how-select-analog-signal-generator <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today's microwave and wireless communications market is expanding at an incredible rate, thus increasing the need for test equipment that will help verify the performance of devices and systems. A flexible tool for a broad scope of applications is the signal generator because of its wide frequency range, high output power and variety of modulations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/how-select-analog-signal-generator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/how-select-analog-signal-generator#comments Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - generators White Paper Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:43:00 +0000 33761 at http://mwrf.com Why Does The Internet of Things Need Different Wireless Standards? http://mwrf.com/active-components/why-does-internet-things-need-different-wireless-standards <div class="node-body article-body">Though a variety of wireless standards may be necessary to complete a range of Internet of Things solutions, their growing numbers make it difficult to choose the right one.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/why-does-internet-things-need-different-wireless-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/why-does-internet-things-need-different-wireless-standards#comments Active components Commercial Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:07:00 +0000 33701 at http://mwrf.com LNAs Boost Bands from 700 to 2700 MHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/lnas-boost-bands-700-2700-mhz <div class="node-body article-body">A line of low-noise amplifiers provides high gain from 700 to 2700 MHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/lnas-boost-bands-700-2700-mhz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/lnas-boost-bands-700-2700-mhz#comments Active components Commercial Industrial Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:01:00 +0000 33691 at http://mwrf.com Signal Analyzer Armed with 2-GHz Bandwidth http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/signal-analyzer-armed-2-ghz-bandwidth <div class="node-body article-body">The analysis bandwidth of a commercial signal analyzer is now 2 GHz at carrier frequencies to 67 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/signal-analyzer-armed-2-ghz-bandwidth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/signal-analyzer-armed-2-ghz-bandwidth#comments Rohde & Schwarz Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:08:00 +0000 33681 at http://mwrf.com What’s the Difference Between IEEE 802.11af and 802.11ah? http://mwrf.com/active-components/what-s-difference-between-ieee-80211af-and-80211ah <div class="field-deck"> Although IEEE 802.11af and 802.11ah are both sub-1-GHz standards, they are designed to fill different niches in upcoming IoT and wireless-backhaul applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although IEEE 802.11af and 802.11ah are both sub-1-GHz standards, they are designed to fill different niches in upcoming IoT and wireless-backhaul applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/what-s-difference-between-ieee-80211af-and-80211ah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/what-s-difference-between-ieee-80211af-and-80211ah#comments Active components Commercial Passive components RF Essentials Systems Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:45:00 +0000 33641 at http://mwrf.com What’s the Difference between IEEE 802.11af and 802.11ah? (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/what-s-difference-between-ieee-80211af-and-80211ah-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>The emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication markets demand wireless networking standards that operate in the sub-1 GHz spectrum, providing long-range and low-power operation. There also is a need to offload the data demands of...</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 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:07:00 +0000 33671 at http://mwrf.com 7 Ways to Attack Dynamic-Range Measurement Threats http://mwrf.com/active-components/7-ways-attack-dynamic-range-measurement-threats <div class="field-deck"> Maintaining adequate dynamic range in test-and-measurement applications can be a persistent headache. Several techniques help overcome those noise, distortion, high-power level, and ADC imbalance hurdles. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dynamic range is a limiting factor for many of the latest testing and measurement applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/7-ways-attack-dynamic-range-measurement-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/7-ways-attack-dynamic-range-measurement-threats#comments Active components Automotive Commercial Defense Energy Industrial Medical Mobile Passive components Robotics Test & Measurement - analyzers Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:28:00 +0000 33651 at http://mwrf.com 7 Ways to Attack Dynamic-Range Measurement Threats (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/7-ways-attack-dynamic-range-measurement-threats-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>By enhancing the dynamic range of a spectrum/signal or network analyzer, an instrument can discover signals well below its typical noise floor. However, every technique requires a tradeoff in other ...</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> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:42:00 +0000 33661 at http://mwrf.com Ka-band Technology Speeds In-flight Connectivity http://mwrf.com/systems/ka-band-technology-speeds-flight-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">Expectations are that a new flat-panel, Ka-band antenna will help produce faster connectivity within commercial aircraft and business jets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/ka-band-technology-speeds-flight-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/ka-band-technology-speeds-flight-connectivity#comments News Commercial Mobile Services Systems Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:42:00 +0000 33631 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock.</p> Qi-Based Kit Converts Any Smartphone for Wireless Charging http://mwrf.com/active-components/qi-based-kit-converts-any-smartphone-wireless-charging <div class="node-body article-body">The NeverDed Cordless Charging Conversion Cystem (C4) helps bring wireless Qi charging to all smartphones and devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/qi-based-kit-converts-any-smartphone-wireless-charging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/qi-based-kit-converts-any-smartphone-wireless-charging#comments News Active components Mobile Systems Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:28:00 +0000 33621 at http://mwrf.com Flexible RF Test Solutions Deliver Reliable Internet of Things (IoT) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/flexible-rf-test-solutions-deliver-reliable-internet-things-iot <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the use of smart and connected electronic devices to enable greater efficiency and productivity in our daily lives. These devices permeate homes, vehicles, buildings, manage security, safety, energy, and inventories, and many other areas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/flexible-rf-test-solutions-deliver-reliable-internet-things-iot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/flexible-rf-test-solutions-deliver-reliable-internet-things-iot#comments Test & Measurement White Paper Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:10:00 +0000 33611 at http://mwrf.com Miniature Mixer Spans IF to 20 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/miniature-mixer-spans-if-20-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This broadband chip-sized mixer handles RF and LO signals to 45 GHz and IFs to 20 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/miniature-mixer-spans-if-20-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/miniature-mixer-spans-if-20-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:24:00 +0000 33601 at http://mwrf.com RFID Used in…Automatic Vehicle Registration? http://mwrf.com/active-components/rfid-used-automatic-vehicle-registration <div class="node-body article-body">The ASTRIA RFID Vehicle Decal from STAR Systems International can be used for a variety of automatic vehicle registration and identification applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/rfid-used-automatic-vehicle-registration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/rfid-used-automatic-vehicle-registration#comments Active components Automotive Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:39:00 +0000 33591 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock.</p> Cable Assemblies Minimize PIM http://mwrf.com/passive-components/cable-assemblies-minimize-pim <div class="node-body article-body">Coaxial cable assemblies achieve low levels of PIM.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/cable-assemblies-minimize-pim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/cable-assemblies-minimize-pim#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:31:00 +0000 33581 at http://mwrf.com GaN Amplifier Drives 600 W from 8.5 to 10.0 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-amplifier-drives-600-w-85-100-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This high-power pulsed amplifier module provides 600 W output power from 8.5 to 10.0 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-amplifier-drives-600-w-85-100-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-amplifier-drives-600-w-85-100-ghz#comments Active components Defense Industrial Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:20:00 +0000 33571 at http://mwrf.com Schottky Detector Scours 0.6 to 15.0 GHz http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/schottky-detector-scours-06-150-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A Schottky diode power detector offers a wide dynamic range from 600 MHz to 15 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/schottky-detector-scours-06-150-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/schottky-detector-scours-06-150-ghz#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:57:00 +0000 33561 at http://mwrf.com 6 Technologies and Techniques to Know for Measuring Noise Figure http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/6-technologies-and-techniques-know-measuring-noise-figure <div class="field-deck"> Innovations in noise-figure and noise-parameter measurements could reduce testing time and increase accuracy to millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For noise-parameter and noise-figure measurements, tradeoffs can be made between cost, time, frequency, and quality, depending upon the test equipment available.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/6-technologies-and-techniques-know-measuring-noise-figure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/6-technologies-and-techniques-know-measuring-noise-figure#comments Commercial Defense Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:25:00 +0000 33511 at http://mwrf.com How to Design RF and Microwave Impedance Matching Networks http://mwrf.com/white-paper/how-design-rf-and-microwave-impedance-matching-networks <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Watch this video to understand the need for impedance matching in RF/Microwave circuit and system design, learn how to create fast broad band single stage impedance matching networks for maximum power transfer, and learn how to do fast simultaneous input and output impedance matching of a non-unilateral unstable transistor over broadband frequencies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/white-paper/how-design-rf-and-microwave-impedance-matching-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/white-paper/how-design-rf-and-microwave-impedance-matching-networks#comments White Paper Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:10:00 +0000 33551 at http://mwrf.com How to Design an RF Power Amplifier: The Basics http://mwrf.com/white-paper/how-design-rf-power-amplifier-basics <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This video will provide a foundation for understanding how power amplifier circuits work. This video will provide unique insights in the fundamentals that you may not have seen before. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/white-paper/how-design-rf-power-amplifier-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/white-paper/how-design-rf-power-amplifier-basics#comments White Paper Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:10:00 +0000 33541 at http://mwrf.com How to Do Fixture De-Embedding to Match Signal Integrity Simulations to Measurements http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/how-do-fixture-de-embedding-match-signal-integrity-simulations-measurements <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Are fixtures ruining your signal integrity simulation? This video provides a 4-step process showing how to de-embed a fixture from measurements to validate a PCB channel model. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/how-do-fixture-de-embedding-match-signal-integrity-simulations-measurements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/how-do-fixture-de-embedding-match-signal-integrity-simulations-measurements#comments Test & Measurement White Paper Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:10:00 +0000 33531 at http://mwrf.com 6 Technologies and Techniques to Know for Measuring Noise Figure (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/6-technologies-and-techniques-know-measuring-noise-figure-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>In smartphone and portable-device use, Internet of Things (IoT) wireless sensor networks, and military networks, wireless radio technologies are breaking barriers in terms of throughput and low-power transmission and reception. Yet the effects of noise degradation...</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 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:09:00 +0000 33521 at http://mwrf.com Satellite Payload to Further Augment GPS-Focused Aviation System http://mwrf.com/systems/satellite-payload-further-augment-gps-focused-aviation-system <div class="node-body article-body">Raytheon has been awarded a contract from the FAA to develop the next Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) payload to help improve GPS signals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/satellite-payload-further-augment-gps-focused-aviation-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/satellite-payload-further-augment-gps-focused-aviation-system#comments News Commercial Systems Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:38:00 +0000 33501 at http://mwrf.com <p>Integrated flight decks, like Garmin&rsquo;s G5000, provides WAAS compatibility inflight, with support from the GEO satellites and stations. (Image courtesy of Garmin)</p> Digital Modular Radio Tunes into MUOS Communications http://mwrf.com/active-components/digital-modular-radio-tunes-muos-communications <div class="node-body article-body">A four-channel digital modular radio (DMR) from General Dynamics successfully completed data-transmission testing with a Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/digital-modular-radio-tunes-muos-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/digital-modular-radio-tunes-muos-communications#comments News Active components Defense Passive components Systems Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:13:00 +0000 33491 at http://mwrf.com <p>A four-channel digital modular radio (DMR) from General Dynamics successfully completed data-transmission testing with a Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite. (Image courtesy of General Dynamics)</p> Why Such High Costs for Test Equipment? http://mwrf.com/blog/why-such-high-costs-test-equipment <div class="node-body blog-body">Anyone who has ever purchased test equipment would likely acknowledge that it is expensive, perhaps without fully understanding that the high price is not simply inflated profit margin. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/measuring-progress">Measuring Progress</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/why-such-high-costs-test-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/why-such-high-costs-test-equipment#comments Test & Measurement - analyzers Measuring Progress Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:28:00 +0000 33481 at http://mwrf.com Streamlined Data Retrieval Boosts Remote Health Monitoring http://mwrf.com/systems/streamlined-data-retrieval-boosts-remote-health-monitoring <div class="node-body article-body">Cerner Corp. and Qualcomm Life will join forces to bring remote, constant monitoring of patients to healthcare providers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/streamlined-data-retrieval-boosts-remote-health-monitoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/streamlined-data-retrieval-boosts-remote-health-monitoring#comments News Medical Systems Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:57:00 +0000 33471 at http://mwrf.com <p>The Cerner CareAware iBus is an integral part of the platform, enabling plug-and-play connectivity between devices and the HER. (Image courtesy of Cerner)</p> MMIC Quadruples Frequencies into Millimeter-Wave Bands http://mwrf.com/active-components/mmic-quadruples-frequencies-millimeter-wave-bands <div class="node-body article-body">For 5G to be realized, circuit designs must aid current technologies in reaching the millimeter-wave bands cost-effectively without minimizing performance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/mmic-quadruples-frequencies-millimeter-wave-bands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/mmic-quadruples-frequencies-millimeter-wave-bands#comments Active components Commercial Defense Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:03:00 +0000 33461 at http://mwrf.com Linear-Beam-Based RF Amplifiers Suffer From Electron Emittance http://mwrf.com/active-components/linear-beam-based-rf-amplifiers-suffer-electron-emittance <div class="node-body article-body">With higher-frequency operation, the effects of electron-beam emittance are a more significant concern for RF/microwave devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/linear-beam-based-rf-amplifiers-suffer-electron-emittance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/linear-beam-based-rf-amplifiers-suffer-electron-emittance#comments Active components Commercial Defense Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:09:00 +0000 33451 at http://mwrf.com