Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Keeping Circuit Designs Liquid http://mwrf.com/technologies/keeping-circuit-designs-liquid <div class="node-body article-body">Liquid dielectrics and metals can be applied to tunable circuit structures at microwave frequencies. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/keeping-circuit-designs-liquid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/keeping-circuit-designs-liquid#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Technologies Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:52:00 +0000 46011 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> AWG Boasts Flexible Signal Generation http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/awg-boasts-flexible-signal-generation <div class="field-deck"> With multiple output paths and several different operating modes, this series of arbitrary waveform generators delivers analog and digital signals for present and future test requirements. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The AWG4000 is a versatile test-signal source that combines DDS and AWG technologies to generate synchronized high-frequency analog and high-speed digital signals.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/awg-boasts-flexible-signal-generation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/awg-boasts-flexible-signal-generation#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - generators Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:40:00 +0000 46001 at http://mwrf.com Making the Best of Miniature Circuits http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-best-miniature-circuits <div class="field-deck"> For circuits with miniature dimensions, this firm provides the expertise and equipment to fabricate micron-sized features on both rigid and flexible substrate materials. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A company provides circuit-fabrication services, with circuit dimensions as fine as 3 μm on ceramic and flexible substrate materials.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-best-miniature-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-best-miniature-circuits#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:59:00 +0000 45991 at http://mwrf.com InP IC Technology Powers Instruments Past 100 GHz http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/inp-ic-technology-powers-instruments-past-100-ghz <div class="field-byline"> Robb Shimon, Mathias Bonse, Mario Righi, and Don D’Avanzo, Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="field-deck"> A second-generation InP HEMT process provides the speed, bandwidth, and high-voltage characteristics needed for high-speed digital and millimeter-wave test instruments. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A second-generation InP HEMT semiconductor process provides the frequency- and time-domain performance levels needed for next-generation analog and digital test equipment. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/inp-ic-technology-powers-instruments-past-100-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/inp-ic-technology-powers-instruments-past-100-ghz#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:00:00 +0000 45971 at http://mwrf.com InP IC Technology Powers Instruments Past 100 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/inp-ic-technology-powers-instruments-past-100-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Next-generation high-speed digital interfaces are quickly and dramatically changing the requirements for millimeter-wave test-and-measurement (T&amp;M) instruments. For the first time, millimeter-wave components and systems have the potential to reach the masses, in such applications as Fifth-Generation (5G) cellular communications systems...</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, 21 Jun 2016 20:49:00 +0000 45981 at http://mwrf.com Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (6/19-6/25) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-619-625 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for power amplifiers or oscillators, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-619-625" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-619-625#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, 21 Jun 2016 18:10:00 +0000 45941 at http://mwrf.com 4G Finally Takes Seat at Wireless Throne http://mwrf.com/services/4g-finally-takes-seat-wireless-throne <div class="node-body article-body">In the next few months, after nearly seven years since the service was introduced, revenue from 4G services will likely overtake those from 3G operations for the first time.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/services/4g-finally-takes-seat-wireless-throne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/services/4g-finally-takes-seat-wireless-throne#comments News Commercial IoT Mobile Services Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:50:00 +0000 45961 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Wi-Fi’s Future is in the Air http://mwrf.com/technologies/wi-fi-s-future-air <div class="field-byline"> Adam Smith, LitePoint </div> <div class="field-deck"> As competing technologies emerge, Wi-Fi must adapt over the next few years to maintain its position in the wireless arena. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As competing technologies emerge, Wi-Fi must adapt over the next few years to maintain its position in the wireless arena.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/wi-fi-s-future-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/wi-fi-s-future-air#comments Commercial Technologies Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:32:00 +0000 45931 at http://mwrf.com Compact SDR Scans DC to 6 GHz http://mwrf.com/systems/compact-sdr-scans-dc-6-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This direct-conversion SDR and its digital architecture provide the flexibility to cover many different radio communications formats and applications with one design. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A compact software-defined radio (SDR) provides the frequency range and channel bandwidths to handle a wide range of applications to 6 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/compact-sdr-scans-dc-6-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/compact-sdr-scans-dc-6-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:37:00 +0000 45911 at http://mwrf.com Compact SDR Scans DC to 6 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/compact-sdr-scans-dc-6-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Software-defined radios (SDRs) offer the potential to be all things to all people. With sufficient bandwidth and processing power, a single SDR can serve almost any application within its frequency range, from commercial communications to military radar and test equipment. The Crimson TNG (&ldquo;The Next Generation&rdquo;) from Per Vices Corporation...</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, 20 Jun 2016 14:31:00 +0000 45921 at http://mwrf.com Novel Modulation Approach Shrinks Ka-Band Radar http://mwrf.com/systems/novel-modulation-approach-shrinks-ka-band-radar-0 <div class="node-body article-body">This new modulation scheme supports the miniaturization of a Ka-band precipitation profiling radar system.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/novel-modulation-approach-shrinks-ka-band-radar-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/novel-modulation-approach-shrinks-ka-band-radar-0#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:34:00 +0000 45901 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Carlisle Interconnects Buys Cable Maker Micro-Coax http://mwrf.com/cables-connectors/carlisle-interconnects-buys-cable-maker-micro-coax <div class="node-body article-body">Carlisle Interconnect Technologies recently agreed to acquire Micro-Coax, one of the biggest makers of coaxial cable for transmitting high-frequency radio signals.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/cables-connectors/carlisle-interconnects-buys-cable-maker-micro-coax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/cables-connectors/carlisle-interconnects-buys-cable-maker-micro-coax#comments News Cables & Connectors Commercial Components Defense Industrial Passive components Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:35:00 +0000 45851 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Transmitter Array Helps Detect Gas at 245 GHz http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/transmitter-array-helps-detect-gas-245-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A four-transmitter SiGe chip with integrated antennas forms part of a spectrometer for detection of gas at 245 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/transmitter-array-helps-detect-gas-245-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/transmitter-array-helps-detect-gas-245-ghz#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:00:00 +0000 45831 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Qualcomm Branches Out Again with Connected Car Platform http://mwrf.com/active-components/qualcomm-branches-out-again-connected-car-platform <div class="node-body article-body">Qualcomm's new wireless platform allows cars to connect with other vehicles, the cloud, and infrastructure like signs and traffic lights.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/qualcomm-branches-out-again-connected-car-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/qualcomm-branches-out-again-connected-car-platform#comments Active components Automotive IoT Mobile Products Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:35:00 +0000 45791 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Ford).</p> Finding the Right Balance of Full-Duplex and Half-Duplex Radios http://mwrf.com/systems/finding-right-balance-full-duplex-and-half-duplex-radios <div class="node-body article-body">An engineering team from New York University and Ireland’s Trinity College has discovered how to extract some of the benefits from both types of radios.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/finding-right-balance-full-duplex-and-half-duplex-radios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/finding-right-balance-full-duplex-and-half-duplex-radios#comments News Mobile Systems Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:50:00 +0000 45721 at http://mwrf.com <p>Testing the mixed-duplex system in the laboratory.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of NYU Tandon&nbsp;School of Engineering).</p> Effectively Troubleshoot Modern Radio Links http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/effectively-troubleshoot-modern-radio-links <div class="node-body article-body">This tutorial explains why a real-time spectrum analyzer is a vital tool for troubleshooting problems in unlicensed frequency bands. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/effectively-troubleshoot-modern-radio-links" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/effectively-troubleshoot-modern-radio-links#comments Commercial Industrial Test & Measurement Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:57:00 +0000 45681 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (6/5-6/11) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-65-611 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for reflectometers or simulation software, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-65-611" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-65-611#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 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:55:00 +0000 45671 at http://mwrf.com Grasp Pulsed Phase Noise Measurements http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/grasp-pulsed-phase-noise-measurements <div class="node-body article-body">This application note describes pulsed phase noise in detail, explaining how it differs from continuous-wave (CW) phase noise along with techniques to perform measurements.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/grasp-pulsed-phase-noise-measurements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/grasp-pulsed-phase-noise-measurements#comments Commercial Defense Test & Measurement Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:45:00 +0000 45661 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> June 2016 http://mwrf.com/microwaves-and-rf/2016-06-08 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/mixed-signal-semiconductors/radio-ic-paves-way-emerging-wireless-designs">Radio IC Paves Way for Emerging Wireless Designs</a> <a href="/active-components/high-power-switched-filter-banks-raise-temperature-design-challenges">High-Power Switched Filter Banks Raise the Temperature of Design Challenges</a> <a href="/semiconductors/inside-track-paul-hart-senior-vice-president-and-general-manager-rf-power-business-nx">Inside Track with Paul Hart, Senior Vice President and General Manager, RF Power Business, NXP Semiconductors</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000 45691 at http://mwrf.com IMS 2016 Demonstrates Innovation http://mwrf.com/blog/ims-2016-demonstrates-innovation <div class="node-body blog-body">The 2016 edition of the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is now behind us, but the event had something for everyone who attended.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/ims-2016-demonstrates-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/ims-2016-demonstrates-innovation#comments Components Test & Measurement - generators Filtering Noise Fri, 03 Jun 2016 20:37:00 +0000 45591 at http://mwrf.com OCXO Trims Phase Noise and Power Consumption http://mwrf.com/active-components/ocxo-trims-phase-noise-and-power-consumption <div class="field-deck"> This OCXO delivers outstanding frequency stability with several levels of available phase-noise performance and industry-low power consumption. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A low-phase-noise OXCO with either sinewave or HCMOS outputs has been developed with industry-low steady-state power consumption. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/ocxo-trims-phase-noise-and-power-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/ocxo-trims-phase-noise-and-power-consumption#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:28:00 +0000 45571 at http://mwrf.com Discern Between Wireless Modules for IoT Applications http://mwrf.com/components/discern-between-wireless-modules-iot-applications <div class="node-body article-body">This tutorial serves as a general guide to assist developers who are tasked with selecting wireless modules for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/discern-between-wireless-modules-iot-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/discern-between-wireless-modules-iot-applications#comments Commercial Components Industrial Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:32:00 +0000 45541 at http://mwrf.com Vector Network Analyzers Arm Themselves for New Challenges http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/vector-network-analyzers-arm-themselves-new-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper discusses how a measurement approach based on a vector network analyzer (VNA) with modulated signals can benefit millimeter-wave characterization of power amplifiers (PAs).</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/vector-network-analyzers-arm-themselves-new-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/vector-network-analyzers-arm-themselves-new-challenges#comments Anritsu Active components Commercial Test & Measurement - analyzers Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:07:00 +0000 45521 at http://mwrf.com Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (5/29-6/4) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-529-64 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for filters or capacitors, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-529-64" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-529-64#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 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 20:00:00 +0000 45501 at http://mwrf.com Modeling the Way to a Better Anechoic Chamber http://mwrf.com/systems/modeling-way-better-anechoic-chamber <div class="node-body article-body">By applying mathematical analysis based on geometric optics—considering EM propagation to much like that of light—it was shown to be possible to improve the performance of anechoic chambers of different shapes and sizes. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/modeling-way-better-anechoic-chamber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/modeling-way-better-anechoic-chamber#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:18:00 +0000 45461 at http://mwrf.com Modeling the Way to a Better Anechoic Chamber (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/modeling-way-better-anechoic-chamber-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Anechoic chambers are useful test environments for many RF/microwave systems designs, including radar, for their absence of ambient radio waves. They are constructed with different dimensions and using radar-absorbing materials (RAMs) to reduce the levels 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> Gold Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:39:00 +0000 45491 at http://mwrf.com Terahertz Receiver Array Scans the Stars http://mwrf.com/systems/terahertz-receiver-array-scans-stars <div class="node-body article-body">A dual-receiver system was developed for scanning terahertz frequencies on board the SOFIA stratospheric space observatory. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/terahertz-receiver-array-scans-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/terahertz-receiver-array-scans-stars#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:36:00 +0000 45451 at http://mwrf.com Log-Periodic Monopole Array Spans 1.5 to 6.8 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/log-periodic-monopole-array-spans-15-68-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A low-profile, log periodic monopole array antenna achieves a wide impedance bandwidth of 1.5 to 6.8 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/log-periodic-monopole-array-spans-15-68-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/log-periodic-monopole-array-spans-15-68-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:06:00 +0000 45471 at http://mwrf.com Log-Periodic Monopole Array Spans 1.5 to 6.8 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/log-periodic-monopole-array-spans-15-68-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Communications for aircraft and ground vehicles require low-profile antennas capable of relatively broad bandwidths. To fill this need, researchers from various institutions in China developed a low-profile, log-periodic monopole array 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> Gold Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:02:00 +0000 45481 at http://mwrf.com The Continuing Advancement of Wi-Fi http://mwrf.com/blog/continuing-advancement-wi-fi <div class="node-body blog-body">It is pretty clear that nowadays Wi-Fi appears to be everywhere. Unfortunately, such heavy Wi-Fi congestion has also created...</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/continuing-advancement-wi-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/continuing-advancement-wi-fi#comments Editor Columns Systems Filtering Noise Tue, 31 May 2016 19:40:00 +0000 45441 at http://mwrf.com