Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml/trackback en What Substrate Material Best Fits Your High-Speed Circuits? http://mwrf.com/materials/what-substrate-material-best-fits-your-high-speed-circuits <div class="field-deck"> Sorting through the specifications helps when selecting a circuit material for microwave, millimeter-wave, and even high-speed-digital circuits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A long list of parameters must be considered when choosing a PCB material for a particular application. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/what-substrate-material-best-fits-your-high-speed-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/what-substrate-material-best-fits-your-high-speed-circuits#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:45:00 +0000 44271 at http://mwrf.com Fabricate C-Band Components with Rectangular SIW http://mwrf.com/active-components/fabricate-c-band-components-rectangular-siw <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Bouchra Rahali, Mohammed Feham, Achour Ouslimani, Abed-Elhak Kasberi, and Junwu Tao </div> <div class="field-deck"> Rectangular substrate integrated waveguide is a transmission-line format that supports planar circuits capable of operating to microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rectangular substrate integrated waveguide is a transmission-line format that supports planar circuits capable of operating to microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/fabricate-c-band-components-rectangular-siw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/fabricate-c-band-components-rectangular-siw#comments Materials Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:36:00 +0000 44241 at http://mwrf.com VCXOs Quiet Phase Noise to -162 dBc/Hz http://mwrf.com/active-components/vcxos-quiet-phase-noise-162-dbchz <div class="field-deck"> These LVPECL logic-output crystal oscillators are available with outstanding short- and long-term stability, plus low-voltage operation, for output frequencies from 40 to 125 MHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A family of LVPECL voltage-controlled crystal oscillators features extremely low levels of phase noise for output frequencies from 40 to 125 MHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/vcxos-quiet-phase-noise-162-dbchz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/vcxos-quiet-phase-noise-162-dbchz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:28:00 +0000 44221 at http://mwrf.com VCXOs Quiets Phase Noise to -162 dBc/Hz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/vcxos-quiets-phase-noise-162-dbchz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Phase noise is one of the limiting factors in receiver and transmitter performance in communications systems. Whether for analog or digital transmissions, excessive phase noise can cause...</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, 29 Apr 2016 14:27:00 +0000 44231 at http://mwrf.com Competition Calls for Innovative Designs Using Simulation Software http://mwrf.com/software/competition-calls-innovative-designs-using-simulation-software <div class="node-body article-body">Altair Engineering is accepting projects for the FEKO Student Competition, which tasks engineering students to design wireless devices using simulation software.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/competition-calls-innovative-designs-using-simulation-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/competition-calls-innovative-designs-using-simulation-software#comments Automotive Products Software Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:00:00 +0000 44181 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of FEKO).</p> Matching a Process to Application Demands http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/matching-process-application-demands <div class="field-deck"> From X-band through millimeter-wave frequencies, this fabless semiconductor company evaluates the needs of an application before deciding on the best fit for a device process. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A fabless semiconductor firm designs and fabricates ICs from X-band through millimeter-wave frequencies by applying the most suitable semiconductor technology for each device. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/matching-process-application-demands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/matching-process-application-demands#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:36:00 +0000 44191 at http://mwrf.com Summarizing Advances in SDR Technology http://mwrf.com/systems/summarizing-advances-sdr-technology <div class="field-deck"> Widespread adoption of SDR technology continues throughout many markets as key mixed-signal and digital components improve in performance, even as they shrink in size and power consumption. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SDR technology is expanding into many different markets as the required component functionality is integrated into smaller, lower-power integrated circuits (ICs). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/summarizing-advances-sdr-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/summarizing-advances-sdr-technology#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:23:00 +0000 44161 at http://mwrf.com Summarizing Advances in SDR Technology (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/summarizing-advances-sdr-technology-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Software may be what defines the functionality of a software-defined radio (SDR), but hardware is still a critical part of the radio&mdash;whether it is in a smart cellular phone or a tactical radio for military use. The software can only achieve the performance levels...</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, 28 Apr 2016 16:19:00 +0000 44171 at http://mwrf.com Remote Monitoring System Resolves Interference Issues http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/remote-monitoring-system-resolves-interference-issues <div class="field-deck"> This powerful, cloud-based system enables operators to remotely assess the health of their wireless networks from web-enabled smartphones, tablets, or computers at network operation centers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A remote monitoring system can be accessed remotely via Internet/cloud connections to change instrument settings, view test results for measurements performed on wireless communications networks, and proactively resolve signal-interference issues in real time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/remote-monitoring-system-resolves-interference-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/remote-monitoring-system-resolves-interference-issues#comments Test & Measurement - analyzers Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:38:00 +0000 44131 at http://mwrf.com Remote Monitoring System Resolves Interference Issues (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/remote-monitoring-system-resolves-interference-issues-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Wireless communications networks have become essential tools for first-responders and a broad range of mission-critical state, local, and federal agencies. During emergency operations, an agency&rsquo;s wireless network...</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, 27 Apr 2016 16:33:00 +0000 44141 at http://mwrf.com Making the Rounds for New Test Gear at IMS http://mwrf.com/blog/making-rounds-new-test-gear-ims <div class="node-body blog-body">The 2016 IMS in San Francisco’s Moscone Center is a wonderful opportunity to “go shopping” for new test equipment. </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/making-rounds-new-test-gear-ims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/making-rounds-new-test-gear-ims#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Measuring Progress Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:31:00 +0000 44121 at http://mwrf.com Hybrid Technique Delivers Dual-Notch UWB Antenna http://mwrf.com/passive-components/hybrid-technique-delivers-dual-notch-uwb-antenna <div class="field-byline"> Ahmed A. Ibrahim, Mahmoud A. Abdalla, and Ahmed Boutejdar </div> <div class="field-deck"> Developed for UWB communications systems, this compact printed antenna includes two notches to minimize the effects of interference from other wireless devices, such as WiMAX and WLAN systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A compact microstrip UWB antenna was designed with two notched bands to minimize interference from WiMAX and WLAN signals. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/hybrid-technique-delivers-dual-notch-uwb-antenna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/hybrid-technique-delivers-dual-notch-uwb-antenna#comments Commercial Industrial Passive components Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:51:00 +0000 44071 at http://mwrf.com Hybrid Technique Delivers Dual-Notch UWB Antenna (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/hybrid-technique-delivers-dual-notch-uwb-antenna-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>As communications services extend across different frequency bands and standards, wideband components are required to match the performance requirements. In particular, ultrawideband (UWB) antennas are needed to avoid...</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, 26 Apr 2016 18:50:00 +0000 44091 at http://mwrf.com Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (4/24-4/30) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-424-430 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for amplifier modules or power dividers, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-424-430" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-424-430#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Image Galleries Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Products Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:15:00 +0000 44111 at http://mwrf.com Inside Track with James Chen, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Quantenna http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/inside-track-james-chen-senior-director-product-marketing-quantenna <div class="field-deck"> James C. Chen, Ph.D., is the senior director of product marketing at Quantenna Communications. Throughout his career, Chen has defined and promoted Wi-Fi solutions to service providers worldwide. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">James C. Chen, Ph.D., is the senior director of product marketing at Quantenna Communications. Throughout his career, Chen has defined and promoted Wi-Fi solutions to service providers worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/inside-track-james-chen-senior-director-product-marketing-quantenna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/inside-track-james-chen-senior-director-product-marketing-quantenna#comments Commercial Interviews Semiconductors Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:04:00 +0000 44051 at http://mwrf.com Highs and Lows Converge in Qualcomm Results http://mwrf.com/active-components/highs-and-lows-converge-qualcomm-results <div class="node-body article-body">For every success that appeared in Qualcomm’s second quarter financial results, another question seemingly was raised about the future of its modem chip business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/highs-and-lows-converge-qualcomm-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/highs-and-lows-converge-qualcomm-results#comments News Active components Automotive Components Mobile Passive components Robotics Semiconductors Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:00:00 +0000 44081 at http://mwrf.com <p>&ldquo;This is a transition year, and we are making significant progress,&rdquo; said Qualcomm CEO Steve&nbsp;Mollenkopf&nbsp;in a conference call with financial analysts. (Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jontintinjordan/" target="_blank">J</a><a data-rapid_p="29" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jontintinjordan/" title="Go to jon jordan's photostream">on Jordan</a>, Flickr).</p> Inside Track with James Chen, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Quantenna (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/inside-track-james-chen-senior-director-product-marketing-quantenna-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>CD: IEEE 802.11ac Wave 3 is a new way for Wi-Fi networks to operate. What advantages does Wave 3 have over Wave 2 and earlier technologies? JC: Wave 3 defines a new class of access points for...</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, 25 Apr 2016 16:05:00 +0000 44061 at http://mwrf.com Current Analyzers Go Where No Instrument Has Gone Before http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/current-analyzers-go-where-no-instrument-has-gone <div class="field-deck"> These two- and four-channel device current analyzers, along with their associated current probes, make it possible to accurately measure the lowest levels of current in analog and digital devices. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two instrument, their sensors, and accessories provide first-ever capabilities into the measurement of extremely low levels of current consumption.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/current-analyzers-go-where-no-instrument-has-gone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/current-analyzers-go-where-no-instrument-has-gone#comments Keysight Technologies Commercial Defense Industrial Medical Test & Measurement - analyzers Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:57:00 +0000 43991 at http://mwrf.com Current Analyzers Go Where No Instrument Has Gone Before (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/current-analyzers-go-where-no-instrument-has-gone-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Current consumption and energy conservation are real concerns for many present and future wireless applications, both for analog and digital devices. Measuring current has long been a task...</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, 22 Apr 2016 13:53:00 +0000 44001 at http://mwrf.com Gallery: Long Island RF/Microwave Symposium http://mwrf.com/active-components/gallery-long-island-rfmicrowave-symposium <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Upsky Long Island Hotel recently hosted the Long Island RF/Microwave Symposium & Exhibits. In addition to several presentations, the event featured a number of exhibitors eager to display their products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/gallery-long-island-rfmicrowave-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/gallery-long-island-rfmicrowave-symposium#comments Active components Commercial Image Galleries Passive components Products Semiconductors Test & Measurement Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:39:00 +0000 43951 at http://mwrf.com Receiver Navigates Precision Time Keeping http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/receiver-navigates-precision-time-keeping <div class="field-deck"> This compact receiver works with signals from various navigation satellite systems, providing precision frequency and time output signals for synchronization purposes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A receiver works with satellite signals to generate precise frequency and timing outputs for synchronizing test equipment and broadcast and communications systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/receiver-navigates-precision-time-keeping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/receiver-navigates-precision-time-keeping#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - generators Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:12:00 +0000 43901 at http://mwrf.com Receiver Navigates Precision Time Keeping (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/receiver-navigates-precision-time-keeping-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Frequency and time are two ways of looking at the same time, and both require stable clocks for accuracy. The model ptf 3207A GlobalTyme2 receiver...</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, 20 Apr 2016 13:53:00 +0000 43911 at http://mwrf.com Qorvo Acquires IoT Chipmaker Greenpeak Technologies http://mwrf.com/active-components/qorvo-acquires-iot-chipmaker-greenpeak-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">The deal is the latest example of large wireless companies buying out smaller competitors that target smart homes. The terms of the deal were not announced.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/qorvo-acquires-iot-chipmaker-greenpeak-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/qorvo-acquires-iot-chipmaker-greenpeak-technologies#comments News Active components Industrial Mobile Systems Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:00:00 +0000 43881 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Process Wide Bandwidths in Aerospace/Defense Systems http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/process-wide-bandwidths-aerospacedefense-systems <div class="field-byline"> Ian Beavers, Analog Devices </div> <div class="field-deck"> High-speed data converters make it possible to apply direct-sampling techniques to radar and communications receiver front ends, for benefits in performance and design flexibility. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Direct sampling of high-frequency signals can simplify receiver design and reduce the BOM, size, weight, and cost of aerospace and defense systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/process-wide-bandwidths-aerospacedefense-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/process-wide-bandwidths-aerospacedefense-systems#comments Analog Devices Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:56:00 +0000 43851 at http://mwrf.com Engineering Principles Kids Are Exploring at the USA Science Fair (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/engineering-principles-kids-are-exploring-usa-science-fair-pdf-download <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/engineering-principles-kids-are-exploring-usa-science-fair-pdf-download" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="//mwrf.com/site-files/mwrf.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/Capture.JPG" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">This handout is designed to help students (young and old) see the basic engineering principles of things they use, play with, drive, or enjoy in their daily lives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/datasheet/engineering-principles-kids-are-exploring-usa-science-fair-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Active components Passive components Semiconductors Test & Measurement Gold Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:05:00 +0000 43741 at http://mwrf.com Graphene Filters Could Unlock Ultra-Fast Wireless Speeds http://mwrf.com/passive-components/graphene-filters-could-unlock-ultra-fast-wireless-speeds <div class="node-body article-body">The microchip filters out noise leaking into antennas handling an intransigent range of frequencies known as terahertz waves. The new device marks another step forward for terahertz antennas, which have been built ten times faster than current technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/graphene-filters-could-unlock-ultra-fast-wireless-speeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/graphene-filters-could-unlock-ultra-fast-wireless-speeds#comments News Components Mobile Passive components Semiconductors Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:55:00 +0000 43731 at http://mwrf.com <p>The filter developed by EPFL scientists is either &quot;transparent&quot; or &quot;opaque&quot; depending on the vibration and direction of incoming signals. In that way, it helps to dispel wireless&nbsp;interference.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of EPFL).</p> Stripline Combline Filter Tunes 900 to 1,300 MHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/stripline-combline-filter-tunes-900-1300-mhz <div class="field-byline"> Hossein Nikaein, Farzad Zangeneh-Nejad, and Reza Safian </div> <div class="field-deck"> With the aid of 2.5D and 3D computer simulations, a novel compact stripline combline bandpass filter was designed and fabricated with a tunable passband across a wide frequency range. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A compact stripline combine Chebyshev filter was designed for tunable passband center frequency. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/stripline-combline-filter-tunes-900-1300-mhz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/stripline-combline-filter-tunes-900-1300-mhz#comments Commercial Industrial Passive components Mon, 11 Apr 2016 19:18:00 +0000 43631 at http://mwrf.com Symposium Focuses on Present and Future of Microwaves http://mwrf.com/systems/symposium-focuses-present-and-future-microwaves <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The keynote address at the <a href="http://r1.ieee.org/event/trends-in-microwaves-2016-a-mini-symposium-exhibits-on-long-island-ny/" target="_blank">Trends in Microwaves Symposium and Exhibits</a> next week will be delivered by Jesse J. Taub, an independent consultant sitting on the engineering advisory board of Hofstra University. Having worked nearly 40 years in the microwaves industry at AIL Systems on Long Island, Taub will give a presentation on &ldquo;The Past, Present, and Future of &micro;W.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/symposium-focuses-present-and-future-microwaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/symposium-focuses-present-and-future-microwaves#comments News Systems Fri, 08 Apr 2016 20:50:00 +0000 43651 at http://mwrf.com <p>Wardenclyffe Tower, an early wireless transmission station on Long Island built by Nikola Tesla in 1902. (Image courtesy of Arthur Reeve and edited by Electronic Design).</p> Stripline Combline Filter Tunes 900 to 1,300 MHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/stripline-combline-filter-tunes-900-1300-mhz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Filter designs are gaining in importance along with the growing number of wireless applications and occupied bandwidths. Bandpass filters with low passband loss and high rejection are needed throughout...</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, 08 Apr 2016 19:34:00 +0000 43641 at http://mwrf.com Multi-Tone Testing Multiplies Test Solutions http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/multi-tone-testing-multiplies-test-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">This application note discusses the use of multi-tone testing, which can offer a range of test benefits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/multi-tone-testing-multiplies-test-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/multi-tone-testing-multiplies-test-solutions#comments AR RF/MW Instrumentation Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:13:00 +0000 43581 at http://mwrf.com