Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Using Sound Waves to Analyze MIMO http://mwrf.com/systems/using-sound-waves-analyze-mimo <div class="node-body article-body">Low-cost audio speakers and sound waves were used to model the effects of multipath propagation on MIMO wireless communications systems. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/using-sound-waves-analyze-mimo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/using-sound-waves-analyze-mimo#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:22:00 +0000 48701 at http://mwrf.com New Wideband EMC Absorbers Offer Solutions to 40 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/new-wideband-emc-absorbers-offer-solutions-40-ghz <div class="field-deck"> These polypropylene-based absorbers can be used in various test applications, covering frequencies ranging from 30 MHz to 40 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These polypropylene-based absorbers can be used in various test applications, covering frequencies ranging from 30 MHz to 40 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/new-wideband-emc-absorbers-offer-solutions-40-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/new-wideband-emc-absorbers-offer-solutions-40-ghz#comments Test & Measurement Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:51:00 +0000 48621 at http://mwrf.com New Wideband EMC Absorbers Offer Solutions to 40 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/new-wideband-emc-absorbers-offer-solutions-40-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>High-quality absorbers are crucial when it comes to electromagnetic-compatibility (EMC) test applications. The Microwave Vision Group (MVG) is one company that is providing solutions to such applications, as demonstrated by ...</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, 25 Oct 2016 19:49:00 +0000 48631 at http://mwrf.com Will Your Design and Test Flow Soon Be Obsolete? http://mwrf.com/blog/will-your-design-and-test-flow-soon-be-obsolete <div class="node-body blog-body">Recently, Todd Cutler from Keysight Technologies delivered an interesting keynote speech at EDI CON 2016 titled, “High-Frequency, High-Speed Design Revolution Ahead: Why Your Design and Test Flow Will Soon Be Obsolete.”</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/will-your-design-and-test-flow-soon-be-obsolete" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/will-your-design-and-test-flow-soon-be-obsolete#comments Test & Measurement Filtering Noise Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:55:00 +0000 48691 at http://mwrf.com Ease Packaged PA Thermal-Management Concerns http://mwrf.com/active-components/ease-packaged-pa-thermal-management-concerns <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper delves into techniques that can be implemented to allow for sufficient thermal management of packaged power amplifiers (PAs).</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/ease-packaged-pa-thermal-management-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/ease-packaged-pa-thermal-management-concerns#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:06:00 +0000 48681 at http://mwrf.com Proper Testing Safeguards the Performance of NFC-Enabled Products http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/proper-testing-safeguards-performance-nfc-enabled-products <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper explains the significance of near-field communication (NFC) testing, as well as describing specific tests that should be considered.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/proper-testing-safeguards-performance-nfc-enabled-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/proper-testing-safeguards-performance-nfc-enabled-products#comments Commercial Industrial Test & Measurement Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:38:00 +0000 48671 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Microwave Energy Aims to Improve Health http://mwrf.com/systems/microwave-energy-aims-improve-health <div class="field-deck"> Medical devices are now being implanted, worn, and mounted for monitoring in homes and hospitals to provide cutting-edge health benefits via modern wireless technology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microwave technology is increasingly becoming an integral part of medical electronic devices, whether worn or implanted. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/microwave-energy-aims-improve-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/microwave-energy-aims-improve-health#comments Medical Systems Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:20:00 +0000 48641 at http://mwrf.com Implementing a Flexible Testbed for 5G Waveform Generation and Analysis http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/implementing-flexible-testbed-5g-waveform-generation-and-analysis-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Explore 5G cellular system waveforms, algorithms and techniques with Keysight’s 5G testbed hardware and software elements providing the flexibility needed to address the inherent challenges of signal generation and analysis. Download now.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/implementing-flexible-testbed-5g-waveform-generation-and-analysis-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/implementing-flexible-testbed-5g-waveform-generation-and-analysis-0#comments Test & Measurement Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:05:00 +0000 48611 at http://mwrf.com Signal Analyzer Extends to 110 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/signal-analyzer-extends-110-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This powerful yet simple-to-use wideband signal analyzer provides the features and functions needed to bring millimeter-wave measurements to the masses. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This signal analyzer is capable of making continuous sweeps from 3 Hz to 110 GHz with an internal 1-GHz instantaneous bandwidth.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/signal-analyzer-extends-110-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/signal-analyzer-extends-110-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:34:00 +0000 48581 at http://mwrf.com Wireless Technology Connects Internet to Things http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-technology-connects-internet-things <div class="field-deck"> Many communications technologies can be used to connect different things to the internet, but various forms of wireless links will dominate this quickly evolving space. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The growth of IoT technology worldwide will depend on choosing the optimum wireless technology for different environments. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-technology-connects-internet-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/wireless-technology-connects-internet-things#comments Commercial Defense Industrial IoT Systems Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:08:00 +0000 48561 at http://mwrf.com Printed Circuit Board Market Rose Slightly Last Year http://mwrf.com/news/printed-circuit-board-market-rose-slightly-last-year <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical engineers are pouring vast sums into the printed circuit boards in spite of shrinking parts, according to an industry report.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/news/printed-circuit-board-market-rose-slightly-last-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/news/printed-circuit-board-market-rose-slightly-last-year#comments News Commercial Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Semiconductors Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:00:00 +0000 48551 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="33" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/drougge/" title="Go to Carl Drougge's photostream">Carl Drougge</a>, Creative Commons).</p> EM Simulation Technologies Support RFIC Development http://mwrf.com/software/em-simulation-technologies-support-rfic-development <div class="field-byline"> David Vye, Dr. John Dunn, and Dr. Jim Carroll </div> <div class="field-deck"> Designers of RF integrated circuits can take advantage of several different electromagnetic simulation techniques to meet today’s requirements. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Designers of RF integrated circuits can take advantage of several different electromagnetic simulation techniques to meet today’s requirements.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/em-simulation-technologies-support-rfic-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/em-simulation-technologies-support-rfic-development#comments AWR National Instruments Commercial Defense Industrial Software Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:43:00 +0000 48531 at http://mwrf.com What’s the Difference between MIMO and MMICs? http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/what-s-difference-between-mimo-and-mmics <div class="field-byline"> Jack Browne </div> <div class="field-deck"> These abbreviations stand for two completely different things—antennas and semiconductors—although surprisingly some similarities exist between the two. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Modern wireless systems have long depended on monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and are increasingly relying on the use...</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/what-s-difference-between-mimo-and-mmics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/what-s-difference-between-mimo-and-mmics#comments Analog semiconductors Systems What's the Difference Between... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:13:00 +0000 48511 at http://mwrf.com EDI CON Achieves First-Pass Success http://mwrf.com/blog/edi-con-achieves-first-pass-success <div class="node-body blog-body">EDI CON USA 2016 was held in Boston, Mass., from Sept. 20 to 22, marking the first time the event took place here in the U.S. The show had lots to offer in terms of both the exhibition as well as the wide variety of technical sessions...</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/edi-con-achieves-first-pass-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/edi-con-achieves-first-pass-success#comments Test & Measurement Filtering Noise Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:33:00 +0000 48491 at http://mwrf.com Get a Grip on Those MM-Wave Connectors http://mwrf.com/blog/get-grip-those-mm-wave-connectors <div class="node-body blog-body"> Coaxial connectors for mm-wave test equipment have extremely fine structures that must be treated gently for optimum performance and operating lifetimes.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/get-grip-those-mm-wave-connectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/get-grip-those-mm-wave-connectors#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Measuring Progress Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:31:00 +0000 48451 at http://mwrf.com Distributed Amplifiers Command DC to 22 GHz http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/distributed-amplifiers-command-dc-22-ghz <div class="field-byline"> Jack Browne </div> <div class="field-deck"> These GaAs pHEMT amplifiers provide flat gain and output power across a frequency range from dc to 22 GHz, and can be supplied as chips or in surface-mount packages. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Broadband frequency coverage in an amplifier means that one amplifier can serve many purposes, even for applications requiring coverage of a continuous frequency range...</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/distributed-amplifiers-command-dc-22-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/distributed-amplifiers-command-dc-22-ghz#comments Analog semiconductors Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:37:00 +0000 48461 at http://mwrf.com Dual-Band Divider Has Rejection Band at 5 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dual-band-divider-has-rejection-band-5-ghz <div class="field-byline"> Ahmed F. Daw, Mahmoud A. Abdalla, and Hadia M. Elhennawy </div> <div class="field-deck"> This compact power divider passes signals from 1.0 to 4.8 GHz and from 6.2 to 9.0 GHz, in addition to including a rejection band to stop WLAN interference from 5.0 to 5.8 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This power divider employs D-CRLH TL technology to achieve two wide passbands and a stopband for rejecting WLAN signals—all in a miniature size. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dual-band-divider-has-rejection-band-5-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dual-band-divider-has-rejection-band-5-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:48:00 +0000 48431 at http://mwrf.com Dual-Band Divider Has Rejection Band at 5 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/dual-band-divider-has-rejection-band-5-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>This compact dual-band ultrawideband (UWB) power divider is designed for multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) from 1.0 to 4.8 GHz and for direct sequence ultrawideband applications from 6.2 to 9.0 GHz. It also provides a sharp rejection band from 5.0 to 5.8 GHz to help...</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 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:36:00 +0000 48441 at http://mwrf.com Pocket-Sized Power Analyzer Extends to 70 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/pocket-sized-power-analyzer-extends-70-ghz <div class="field-deck"> This compact tester works with a PC or other computing device to perform frequency-selective power measurements from 9 kHz to 70 GHz—whether in the lab or in the field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This pocket-sized USB power analyzer works with a PC to measure channel power from 9 kHz to 70 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/pocket-sized-power-analyzer-extends-70-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/pocket-sized-power-analyzer-extends-70-ghz#comments Anritsu Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:53:00 +0000 48411 at http://mwrf.com October 2016 http://mwrf.com/microwaves-and-rf/2016-10-20 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/learning-resources/2016-microwaves-rf-annual-salary-career-report-all-quiet-compensation-front">2016 Microwaves &amp; RF Annual Salary &amp; Career Report: All Quiet on the Compensation Front</a> <a href="/materials/materials-make-difference-low-pim-pcb-antennas">Materials Make the Difference in Low-PIM PCB Antennas</a> <a href="/passive-components/inside-track-jeff-shamblin-chief-scientist-ethertronics">Inside Track with Jeff Shamblin, Chief Scientist, Ethertronics</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 +0000 48481 at http://mwrf.com MEMS Oscillators Offer Precision Timing http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/mems-oscillators-offer-precision-timing <div class="field-byline"> Jack Browne </div> <div class="field-deck"> These MEMS-based oscillators provide the dynamic performance with temperature and vibration to maintain outstanding frequency stability under real-world conditions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Timing and synchronization of components and subsystems are necessary for many electronic systems, typically relying upon the stability...</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/mems-oscillators-offer-precision-timing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/mems-oscillators-offer-precision-timing#comments Test & Measurement Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:43:00 +0000 48391 at http://mwrf.com LDMOS RFICs Gain Ground in Small Cells http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/ldmos-rfics-gain-ground-small-cells <div class="field-byline"> Margaret Szymanowski and Suhail Agwani, NXP Semiconductors </div> <div class="field-deck"> Advances in silicon LDMOS technology and device packaging have converged to create miniature RFICs capable of meeting the signal-amplification needs of small cells in wireless systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Commercial silicon LDMOS RFICs are capable of output-power levels from 5 to 500 W per device at frequencies from 728 to 2,700 MHz</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/ldmos-rfics-gain-ground-small-cells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/ldmos-rfics-gain-ground-small-cells#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Industrial Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:05:00 +0000 48371 at http://mwrf.com LDMOS RFICs Gain Ground in Small Cells (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/ldmos-rfics-gain-ground-small-cells-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Cellular wireless-communications-link handsets and their users throughout the world are often located by large base stations, and transmissions from those base stations are typically powered by discrete silicon LDMOS RF/microwave power transistors. But with increasing use of smaller cells to provide wireless coverage...</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, 19 Oct 2016 20:02:00 +0000 48381 at http://mwrf.com Qualcomm to Sample 5G Modem Chip in 2017 http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/qualcomm-sample-5g-modem-chip-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">The chipmaker said that the Snapdragon X50 modem will deliver download speeds up to 5 gigabits per second.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/qualcomm-sample-5g-modem-chip-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/qualcomm-sample-5g-modem-chip-2017#comments IoT Mobile Products Semiconductors Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:00:00 +0000 48361 at http://mwrf.com Quantenna Develops Wi-Fi Chips Based on Early Draft of 802.11ax http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/quantenna-develops-wi-fi-chips-based-early-draft-80211ax <div class="node-body article-body">Quantenna's latest chip handles an early draft of the emerging 802.11ax standard. It was released on the same day that Quantenna said that it plans to go public.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/quantenna-develops-wi-fi-chips-based-early-draft-80211ax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/quantenna-develops-wi-fi-chips-based-early-draft-80211ax#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Commercial Mixed-signal semiconductors Products Semiconductors Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:45:00 +0000 48311 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="54" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/adabo/" title="Go to Björn's photostream">Bj&ouml;rn</a>, Creative Commons).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Inside Track with Alexander Chenakin, Vice President, Advanced Technologies, Micro Lambda Wireless http://mwrf.com/components/inside-track-alexander-chenakin-vice-president-advanced-technologies-micro-lambda-wireles <div class="node-body article-body">Micro Lambda's Dr. Alexander Chenakin talks frequency synthesizers with Microwaves & RF.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/inside-track-alexander-chenakin-vice-president-advanced-technologies-micro-lambda-wireles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/inside-track-alexander-chenakin-vice-president-advanced-technologies-micro-lambda-wireles#comments Components Interviews Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:29:00 +0000 48321 at http://mwrf.com Inside Track with Alexander Chenakin, Vice President, Advanced Technologies, Micro Lambda Wireless (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/inside-track-alexander-chenakin-vice-president-advanced-technologies-micro-lambda-wireless <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Dr. Alexander Chenakin, vice president, advanced technologies at Micro Lambda Wireless, Inc., is responsible for overseeing the development of advanced signal-generator products. Chenakin is well recognized...</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, 17 Oct 2016 19:12:00 +0000 48331 at http://mwrf.com Microwaves and RF Library Focus On Mixers e-Book Compendium http://mwrf.com/MWRF_FocusonMixersEBook <div class="node-body page-body"><p>Already a registered member of the mwrf.com site? Log-in and click here to download the PDF.</p></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/MWRF_FocusonMixersEBook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:56:51 +0000 48301 at http://mwrf.com Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (10/23-10/29) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-1023-1029 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for cavity filters or attenuators, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest components to optimize your product, device, or system.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-1023-1029" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-1023-1029#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, 12 Oct 2016 17:50:00 +0000 48291 at http://mwrf.com Power Amplifier Start-up Sells to Nokia http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/power-amplifier-start-sells-nokia <div class="node-body article-body">Eta Devices says that its technology cuts the power consumption of cell stations in half and doubles the battery life of smartphones.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/power-amplifier-start-sells-nokia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/power-amplifier-start-sells-nokia#comments News Active components Mobile Semiconductors Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:50:00 +0000 48281 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Nokia).</p>