Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Engineers Turn to Automated Test Equipment to Save Time http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/engineers-turn-automated-test-equipment-save-time <div class="node-body article-body">With engineers rushing tests in order to hit tight product deadlines, the market for automated test equipment is growing.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/engineers-turn-automated-test-equipment-save-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/engineers-turn-automated-test-equipment-save-time#comments Industrial IoT Mobile Products Robotics Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:20:00 +0000 48191 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="59" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jpmartineau/" target="_blank" title="Go to Jean-Pierre Martineau's photostream">Jean-Pierre Martineau</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Innovative Model Leads to Novel Beamforming Technique http://mwrf.com/passive-components/innovative-model-leads-novel-beamforming-technique <div class="node-body article-body">A novel modeling approach improves the beamforming of antennas used for satellite-communications (satcom) systems.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/innovative-model-leads-novel-beamforming-technique" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/innovative-model-leads-novel-beamforming-technique#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:21:00 +0000 48181 at http://mwrf.com Circularly Polarized Reflectarray Serves Ka-Band Systems http://mwrf.com/passive-components/circularly-polarized-reflectarray-serves-ka-band-systems <div class="node-body article-body">A circularly polarized compact reflectarray was developed for Ka-band satellite applications.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/circularly-polarized-reflectarray-serves-ka-band-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/circularly-polarized-reflectarray-serves-ka-band-systems#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:41:00 +0000 48171 at http://mwrf.com Lens Couples Power from Dielectric to Metal Waveguides http://mwrf.com/passive-components/lens-couples-power-dielectric-metal-waveguides <div class="node-body article-body">A unique lens-based transition has been developed to minimize losses at the junctions of metal and dielectric waveguides. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/lens-couples-power-dielectric-metal-waveguides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/lens-couples-power-dielectric-metal-waveguides#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:50:00 +0000 48141 at http://mwrf.com Inside Track with Jeff Shamblin, Chief Scientist, Ethertronics http://mwrf.com/passive-components/inside-track-jeff-shamblin-chief-scientist-ethertronics <div class="node-body article-body">Microwaves & RF talked with Ethertronics' Chief Scientist Jeff Shamblin on recent antenna design advances and future trends that will impact these devices.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/inside-track-jeff-shamblin-chief-scientist-ethertronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/inside-track-jeff-shamblin-chief-scientist-ethertronics#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Mobile Passive components Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:01:00 +0000 48121 at http://mwrf.com Multiport VNA Tests to 20 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/multiport-vna-tests-20-ghz <div class="field-deck"> With outstanding measurement speed, accuracy, and 16 test ports, this RF/microwave vector network analyzer supports high-throughput production testing to 20 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This high-speed VNA provides 16 parallel test ports for production-line testing of RF and microwave devices and components to 20 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/multiport-vna-tests-20-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/multiport-vna-tests-20-ghz#comments Rohde & Schwarz Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:16:00 +0000 48101 at http://mwrf.com Multiport VNA Tests to 20 GHz (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/multiport-vna-tests-20-ghz-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Vector network analyzers (VNAs) are so essential for higher-frequency testing of transmission characteristics that they might be thought of as &ldquo;microwave voltmeters.&rdquo; Most commercial VNAs are equipped with two or four ports...</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, 28 Sep 2016 20:01:00 +0000 48111 at http://mwrf.com LP OCXOs Rise to Meet the Demand for Lower-Power Oscillators http://mwrf.com/blog/lp-ocxos-rise-meet-demand-lower-power-oscillators <div class="node-body blog-body">Designers trying to stay within ever-more stringent power budgets are increasingly looking to low-power oven-controlled frequency oscillators as solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/lp-ocxos-rise-meet-demand-lower-power-oscillators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/lp-ocxos-rise-meet-demand-lower-power-oscillators#comments Contributors Passive components Inside Frequency Control Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:33:00 +0000 48091 at http://mwrf.com Split-Ring Resonators Add to SIW Bandpass Filter http://mwrf.com/passive-components/split-ring-resonators-add-siw-bandpass-filter <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Benmostefa Naima </div> <div class="field-deck"> Complementary split-ring resonators etched into substrate-integrated-waveguide circuits can form the basis of broadband PCB bandpass filters at microwave frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Substrate-integrated-waveguide (SIW) transmission lines with CSRR resonators can form the basis of broadband PCB bandpass filters at microwave frequencies.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/split-ring-resonators-add-siw-bandpass-filter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/split-ring-resonators-add-siw-bandpass-filter#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:29:00 +0000 48041 at http://mwrf.com Split-Ring Resonators Add to SIW Bandpass Filter (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/split-ring-resonators-add-siw-bandpass-filter-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Waveguide has long been a reliable, low-loss transmission line technology capable of handling high power levels and forming high-quality-factor (high-Q) resonators. But it is large and heavy compared to transmission-line technologies constructed...</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, 27 Sep 2016 18:20:00 +0000 48051 at http://mwrf.com The Power of 5G on Test Requirements http://mwrf.com/blog/power-5g-test-requirements <div class="node-body blog-body">With 5G on the way, test-equipment designers and suppliers are carrying a heavy load.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/power-5g-test-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/power-5g-test-requirements#comments Automotive Commercial Components Defense Test & Measurement Measuring Progress Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:10:00 +0000 48031 at http://mwrf.com Gallery: EDI CON U.S.A. 2016 http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/gallery-edi-con-usa-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">EDI CON came to the U.S. for the first time, occupying Boston’s Hynes Convention Center for three days.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/gallery-edi-con-usa-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/gallery-edi-con-usa-2016#comments Cables & Connectors Commercial Image Galleries Industrial Test & Measurement Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:35:00 +0000 48021 at http://mwrf.com Receiver and Transmitter ICs Simplify System Design http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/receiver-and-transmitter-ics-simplify-system-design <div class="node-body article-body">Receiver and transmitter ICs work with IF frequency translation over wide ranges to 4 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/receiver-and-transmitter-ics-simplify-system-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/receiver-and-transmitter-ics-simplify-system-design#comments Analog Devices Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:46:00 +0000 48001 at http://mwrf.com 90-deg. Hybrid Coupler Conquers 1 to 12 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/90-deg-hybrid-coupler-conquers-1-12-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A broadband 90-deg. hybrid coupler boasts low loss from 1 to 12 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/90-deg-hybrid-coupler-conquers-1-12-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/90-deg-hybrid-coupler-conquers-1-12-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Products Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:30:00 +0000 48011 at http://mwrf.com Broadband Amplifiers Span DC to 22 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/broadband-amplifiers-span-dc-22-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">In support of a growing number of broadband applications, new distributed power amplifiers feature a bandwidth of DC to 22 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/broadband-amplifiers-span-dc-22-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/broadband-amplifiers-span-dc-22-ghz#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:21:00 +0000 47981 at http://mwrf.com Wide Bandwidth Emulator Aids Satellite Testing http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/wide-bandwidth-emulator-aids-satellite-testing <div class="node-body article-body">A line of satellite link emulators provides the means of checking the performance of a satcom system when faced with different types of signal errors and distortion.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/wide-bandwidth-emulator-aids-satellite-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/wide-bandwidth-emulator-aids-satellite-testing#comments Commercial Industrial Products Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - generators Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:16:00 +0000 47991 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of dBm).</p> Pre-Engineered Circuit Elements Contribute to Rapid Prototyping http://mwrf.com/systems/pre-engineered-circuit-elements-contribute-rapid-prototyping <div class="node-body article-body">A unique rapid prototyping method helps to quickly develop custom RF/microwave frequency-conversion solutions. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/pre-engineered-circuit-elements-contribute-rapid-prototyping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/pre-engineered-circuit-elements-contribute-rapid-prototyping#comments Commercial Industrial Systems Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30:00 +0000 47951 at http://mwrf.com Miniature VCO Cuts Noise to 6,450 MHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/miniature-vco-cuts-noise-6450-mhz <div class="node-body article-body">A low-phase-noise VCO tunes from 5,350 to 6,450 MHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/miniature-vco-cuts-noise-6450-mhz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/miniature-vco-cuts-noise-6450-mhz#comments Synergy Microwave Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:12:00 +0000 47971 at http://mwrf.com Foundry Forges Analog Process Control http://mwrf.com/services/foundry-forges-analog-process-control <div class="node-body article-body">A commercial foundry works closely with customers to provide a wide range of custom ICs. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/services/foundry-forges-analog-process-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/services/foundry-forges-analog-process-control#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Services Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:37:00 +0000 47961 at http://mwrf.com USB Sensors Measure Real-Time Power to 6 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/usb-sensors-measure-real-time-power-6-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A pair of real-time, true-average USB power sensors makes measurements on pulsed and CW signals to 6 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/usb-sensors-measure-real-time-power-6-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/usb-sensors-measure-real-time-power-6-ghz#comments Defense Industrial Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:05:00 +0000 47941 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Boonton).</p> Tester Checks 802.11ad Radios http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/tester-checks-80211ad-radios <div class="node-body article-body">A modular test system provides testing of IEEE 802.11ad WiGig radios at millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/tester-checks-80211ad-radios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/tester-checks-80211ad-radios#comments Commercial Industrial Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:05:00 +0000 47931 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Thinkstock).</p> Filters Forego Reflections to 21 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/filters-forego-reflections-21-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">Absorptive filters from Mini-Circuits provide essentially reflectionless performance from DC to 21 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/filters-forego-reflections-21-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/filters-forego-reflections-21-ghz#comments Commercial Industrial Passive components Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000 47921 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Mini-Circuits).</p> Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (9/19-9/25) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-919-925 <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-919-925" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-919-925#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, 20 Sep 2016 20:50:00 +0000 47911 at http://mwrf.com Analog Devices Debuts New RF Modules http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/analog-devices-debuts-new-rf-modules <div class="node-body article-body">A line of radio frequency modules are hermetically-sealed for applications ranging from satellites to telecommunications infrastructure.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/analog-devices-debuts-new-rf-modules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/analog-devices-debuts-new-rf-modules#comments Active components Components Semiconductors Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:00:00 +0000 47891 at http://mwrf.com Test Equipment Measures 5G Trial Signals http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/test-equipment-measures-5g-trial-signals <div class="node-body article-body">On Monday, Rohde & Schwarz said that its test equipment is capable of generating and analyzing 5G signals based on Verizon's trial specification.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/test-equipment-measures-5g-trial-signals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/test-equipment-measures-5g-trial-signals#comments Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:15:00 +0000 47901 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Rohde &amp; Schwarz).</p> Trombones Tune Programmable Delays http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/trombones-tune-programmable-delays-0 <div class="node-body article-body">A series of electromechanical delay lines operates from DC to 18 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/trombones-tune-programmable-delays-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/trombones-tune-programmable-delays-0#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:11:00 +0000 47881 at http://mwrf.com Portable Instruments Include Microwave VNAs http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/portable-instruments-include-microwave-vnas <div class="node-body article-body">A series of USB-compatible VNAs provide cost-effective S-parameter measurements through millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/portable-instruments-include-microwave-vnas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/portable-instruments-include-microwave-vnas#comments Commercial Energy Test & Measurement - analyzers Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:12:00 +0000 47861 at http://mwrf.com Modular Chassis Holds PXI Instruments http://mwrf.com/systems/modular-chassis-holds-pxi-instruments <div class="node-body article-body">A rack-mountable chassis supports flexible measurements using interchangeable test-instrument modules. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/modular-chassis-holds-pxi-instruments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/modular-chassis-holds-pxi-instruments#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Systems Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:08:00 +0000 47851 at http://mwrf.com Polarizers and Circulators to be Demonstrated at Electronic Design Innovation Conference http://mwrf.com/passive-components/polarizers-and-circulators-be-demonstrated-electronic-design-innovation-conferenc <div class="node-body article-body">Milltech debuted its new circular-linear polarizer and TRAK its new circulator at the Electronic Design Innovation Conference.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/polarizers-and-circulators-be-demonstrated-electronic-design-innovation-conferenc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/polarizers-and-circulators-be-demonstrated-electronic-design-innovation-conferenc#comments Defense Passive components Products Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:25:00 +0000 47841 at http://mwrf.com <p>Millitech&#39;s&nbsp;new circular-linear polarizer (Image courtesy of Millitech).</p> Exploring EDI CON 2016 http://mwrf.com/blog/exploring-edi-con-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">EDI CON 2016 is a new show—a three-day combination conference and exhibition for RF/microwave engineers.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/exploring-edi-con-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/exploring-edi-con-2016#comments Commercial Components Defense Test & Measurement Measuring Progress Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:06:00 +0000 47811 at http://mwrf.com