Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Measure Interference in Crowded Spectrum http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/measure-interference-crowded-spectrum <div class="field-byline"> Robin Jackman </div> <div class="field-deck"> Understanding how to choose and use the right measurement equipment can help when attempting to zero in on interference signals in densely packed spectrum. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Choosing the appropriate test equipment can help ease the task of isolating and identifying interference signals and their sources.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/measure-interference-crowded-spectrum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/measure-interference-crowded-spectrum#comments Commercial Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:48:00 +0000 28111 at http://mwrf.com Measure Interference in Crowded Spectrum (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/measure-interference-crowded-spectrum-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Wireless technology is so widespread that the frequency spectrum can be quite crowded. Almost every portion of available frequency spectrum is shared by multiple services and/or applications, requiring practical, effective control of interference. To eliminate interference, it must first...</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, 02 Sep 2014 20:42:00 +0000 28141 at http://mwrf.com UWB Antenna Adds Dual-Band Notches http://mwrf.com/systems/uwb-antenna-adds-dual-band-notches <div class="field-byline"> Young-Fan Li, Jian-Gang Liang, Zi-Mu Yang, Zhi-Yong Xu, and Rui Wu </div> <div class="field-deck"> An equivalent circuit is developed for the fabrication of an UWB antenna with band notches at 3.30 to 3.89 GHz and 5.6 to 6.1 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This equivalent circuit can be utilized for the fabrication of an UWB antenna with band notches at 3.30 to 3.89 GHz and 5.6 to 6.1 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/uwb-antenna-adds-dual-band-notches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/uwb-antenna-adds-dual-band-notches#comments Commercial Defense Medical Systems Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:46:00 +0000 28071 at http://mwrf.com UWB Antenna Adds Dual-Band Notches (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/uwb-antenna-adds-dual-band-notches-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>The number of applications utilizing ultrawideband (UWB) electronic systems has increased, but these applications all rely upon effective antenna designs. For practical use, UWB antennas should also coexist with...</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, 02 Sep 2014 16:40:00 +0000 28131 at http://mwrf.com Data Sheets/Reference Designs http://mwrf.com/data-sheets-reference-designs <div class="node-body page-body"><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="1200px" src="http://www.sourceesb.com/externaldesignresource/?stylesheet=http://mwrf.com/site-files/mwrf.com/files/uploads/2014/08/mwrf_external_design_recources.css" width="100%"></iframe><img alt="" src="" /></p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/data-sheets-reference-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:39:09 +0000 28051 at http://mwrf.com Expanded Coverage Will Drive Connected Car Market http://mwrf.com/systems/expanded-coverage-will-drive-connected-car-market <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To fulfill the needs of consumers, mobile network operators must provide seamless network connectivity for the market to thrive by 2024. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/expanded-coverage-will-drive-connected-car-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/expanded-coverage-will-drive-connected-car-market#comments News Automotive Systems Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:30:00 +0000 28061 at http://mwrf.com Courtesy of Harold Cunningham/Getty Images ZigBee Conquers Space-Based SATCOM Tests http://mwrf.com/active-components/zigbee-conquers-space-based-satcom-tests <div class="node-body article-body">A dual miniature satellite system uses a ZigBee wireless sensor network (WSN) for inter-/intra-satellite communications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/zigbee-conquers-space-based-satcom-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/zigbee-conquers-space-based-satcom-tests#comments News Active components Systems Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:37:00 +0000 28041 at http://mwrf.com <p>The picosatellite aboard VELOX-I only weighs 1.5 kg. (All images courtesy of World Scientific:<em><a href="http://www.worldscientific.com/toc/us/02/03" target="_blank"> Unmanned Systems</a></em>)</p> Military Electronics http://mwrf.com/microwaves-and-rf/2014-08-29 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 28031 at http://mwrf.com Miniature Modulator Drives 30 to 1300 MHz http://mwrf.com/technologies/miniature-modulator-drives-30-1300-mhz <div class="field-deck"> This compact direct-conversion I/Q modulator minimizes power consumption in a wide range of battery-powered communications applications from 30 MHz to 1.3 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This direct-conversion in-phase/quadrature (I/Q) modulator covers a carrier frequency range of 30 to 1300 MHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/miniature-modulator-drives-30-1300-mhz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/miniature-modulator-drives-30-1300-mhz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Technologies Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:41:00 +0000 27731 at http://mwrf.com Miniature Modulator Drives 30 to 1300 MHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/miniature-modulator-drives-30-1300-mhz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Designers of battery-powered, portable communications devices continue to aim for lower-power operation even as the complexity of these devices increases. One excellent illustration of this trend is Linear Technology&rsquo;s model LTC5599 direct-conversion in-phase/quadrature (I/Q) modulator, which...</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 Aug 2014 18:26:00 +0000 28021 at http://mwrf.com UPDATE: Earth Observation Satellite Features Atmospheric Sensing http://mwrf.com/systems/update-earth-observation-satellite-features-atmospheric-sensing <div class="node-body article-body">The WorldView-3 satellite will use remote-sensing payloads to help create a digital inventory of the Earth’s surface.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/update-earth-observation-satellite-features-atmospheric-sensing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/update-earth-observation-satellite-features-atmospheric-sensing#comments News Active components Industrial Systems Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:02:00 +0000 26031 at http://mwrf.com Chips Steer 77-GHz Automotive Radars (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/chips-steer-77-ghz-automotive-radars-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Millimeter-wave frequencies were once considered the realm of relatively exotic applications, most notably space exploration. These days, more and more designers are discovering that some of these frequencies...</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 Aug 2014 16:50:00 +0000 28011 at http://mwrf.com MILCOM 2014 http://mwrf.com/milcom-2014 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>MILCOM 2014: Affordable Mission Success: Meeting the Challenge</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Baltimore Convention Center</span> <div class="street-address"> One West Pratt Center </div> <span class="locality">Baltimore</span>, <span class="region">MD</span> <span class="postal-code">21201</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=One+West+Pratt+Center%2C+Baltimore%2C+MD%2C+21201%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/milcom-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/milcom-2014#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:49:00 +0000 28001 at http://mwrf.com European Microwave Week http://mwrf.com/european-microwave-week <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Fiera di Roma</span> <span class="locality">Rome</span> <div class="country-name">Italy</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><span style="color: rgb(117, 122, 129); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">EuMW 2014 will be held in the extraordinary and beautiful &lsquo;Eternal City&rsquo; of Rome. Bringing industry, academia and commerce together, European Microwave Week 2014 is a SIX day event, including THREE cutting edge conferences and ONE exciting trade and technology exhibition featuring leading players from across the globe. EuMW 2014 will see an estimated 1700 - 2000 conference delegates, over 5000 visitors and in excess of 250 exhibitors. </span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(117, 122, 129); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">The 17th European Microwave Week combines: </span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(117, 122, 129); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">&bull; Three Major Conferences<br /> &bull; Associated Workshops<br /> &bull; Tailored Courses and Seminars for industrialists, academics and researchers<br /> &bull; Leading International Trade Show&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://mwrf.com/european-microwave-week#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:41:00 +0000 27991 at http://mwrf.com Technology Gives Back (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/technology-gives-back-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Last month marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. Thanks to advances in surgery, that war saw more injured soldiers return home...</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 Aug 2014 16:19:00 +0000 27971 at http://mwrf.com Technology Gives Back http://mwrf.com/components/technology-gives-back <div class="node-body article-body">For all of the amazing breakthroughs that have taken place in recent years, prosthetics still owe a great deal to some very old technological advancements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/technology-gives-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/technology-gives-back#comments Components Medical Systems Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:13:00 +0000 27961 at http://mwrf.com Small Cells and CRAN… Working Together? http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/small-cells-and-cran-working-together <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new report claims that Small Cells and CRAN could coexist side-by-side by re-partitioning Layers 1-3. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/small-cells-and-cran-working-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/small-cells-and-cran-working-together#comments News Mobile Semiconductors Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:40:00 +0000 27951 at http://mwrf.com Chips Steer 77-GHz Automotive Radars http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/chips-steer-77-ghz-automotive-radars <div class="field-deck"> This millimeter-wave chipset provides scalable performance for automotive safety systems for cruise control, braking systems, and numerous other functions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A chipset provides multiple-channel transmit, receive, and signal processing for 77-GHz automotive safety radar systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/chips-steer-77-ghz-automotive-radars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/chips-steer-77-ghz-automotive-radars#comments Freescale Automotive Mixed-signal semiconductors Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:31:00 +0000 27941 at http://mwrf.com Satellite-Based Spectroradiometer Relays Stunning Sea-Changing Images http://mwrf.com/systems/satellite-based-spectroradiometer-relays-stunning-sea-changing-images <div class="node-body article-body">As part of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS), moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometers (MODIS) help capture long stretches of highly precise imagery data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/satellite-based-spectroradiometer-relays-stunning-sea-changing-images" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/satellite-based-spectroradiometer-relays-stunning-sea-changing-images#comments News Active components Systems Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:11:00 +0000 27911 at http://mwrf.com 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