Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en UPDATE: MEADS Radar Performs 360-Deg. Rotation For Missile Tracking http://mwrf.com/systems/update-meads-radar-performs-360-deg-rotation-missile-tracking <div class="node-body article-body">Because tactical operations centers act as nodes in the MEADS network, a commander can dynamically add or subtract elements without shutting the entire system down. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/update-meads-radar-performs-360-deg-rotation-missile-tracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/update-meads-radar-performs-360-deg-rotation-missile-tracking#comments News Defense Systems Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:14:00 +0000 20011 at http://mwrf.com <p>The MFCR is an X-band, solid-state, phased array radar using element-level transmit/receive modules. (Photo courtesy of Meads-amd.com.)</p> GaN MMIC Switch Controls 100-W Pulses (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/gan-mmic-switch-controls-100-w-pulses-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Gallium-nitride (GaN) semiconductor devices are quickly capturing the attention of high-frequency circuit designers for their excellent performance at high frequencies. In addition, many of these devices...</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, 26 Sep 2014 21:03:00 +0000 28761 at http://mwrf.com SMARTWEEK 2014: Build an IoT Application in a Day http://mwrf.com/smartweek-2014-build-iot-application-day <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">Gerstein Library at the University of Toronto</span> <div class="street-address"> 9 King&#039;s College Circle </div> <span class="locality">Toronto</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=9+King%27s+College+Circle%2C+Toronto%2C+%2C+%2C+ca">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://mwrf.com/smartweek-2014-build-iot-application-day#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:29:00 +0000 28751 at http://mwrf.com GaN MMIC Switch Controls 100-W Pulses http://mwrf.com/triquint-semiconductor/gan-mmic-switch-controls-100-w-pulses <div class="field-deck"> This low-loss GaN-on-SiC SPDT switch can handle signals from 500 MHz to 6 GHz, both at CW power levels to 40 W and pulsed power levels to 100 W. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This surface-mount GaN-based SPDT switch handles as much as 40 W CW power and 100 W pulsed power from 0.5 to 6.0 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/triquint-semiconductor/gan-mmic-switch-controls-100-w-pulses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/triquint-semiconductor/gan-mmic-switch-controls-100-w-pulses#comments TriQuint Semiconductor Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:05:00 +0000 28741 at http://mwrf.com DAC Silences Spurious for 1-GHz Bandwidth (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/dac-silences-spurious-1-ghz-bandwidth-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Precise signal generation often starts with an oscillator. In the case of the LTC2000 digital-to-analog converter (DAC) from Linear Technology, however...</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, 25 Sep 2014 20:24:00 +0000 28731 at http://mwrf.com DAC Silences Spurious for 1-GHz Bandwidth http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/dac-silences-spurious-1-ghz-bandwidth <div class="field-deck"> This high-speed digital-to-analog converter operates at 2.5 GSamples/s to provide a low-noise, 1-GHz instantaneous bandwidth with excellent spectral purity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These high-performance DACs operate with full output bandwidth as wide as 1 GHz and with bit resolution to 16 b at sampling rates to 2.50 GSamples/s. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/dac-silences-spurious-1-ghz-bandwidth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/dac-silences-spurious-1-ghz-bandwidth#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:10:00 +0000 28721 at http://mwrf.com PXI Market Will Skyrocket to Near $2 Billion by 2020 http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/pxi-market-will-skyrocket-near-2-billion-2020 <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The test-and-measurement, aerospace, and semiconductor industries will further exploit the use of PCI extensions to cut time to market and cost. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/pxi-market-will-skyrocket-near-2-billion-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/pxi-market-will-skyrocket-near-2-billion-2020#comments News Industrial Test & Measurement Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:07:00 +0000 28711 at http://mwrf.com Courtesy of Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images IEEE Unveils Micromechanical-Sensor Standard http://mwrf.com/active-components/ieee-unveils-micromechanical-sensor-standard <div class="node-body article-body">A new IEEE standard sets performance parameters for sensors used in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) targeting IoT products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/ieee-unveils-micromechanical-sensor-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/ieee-unveils-micromechanical-sensor-standard#comments News Active components Industrial Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:32:00 +0000 28701 at http://mwrf.com Characterize Plasmonic-Resonator Spectra at Nanoscale Resolution http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/characterize-plasmonic-resonator-spectra-nanoscale-resolution <div class="node-body article-body">Photothermal induced resonance (PTIR) can be used to characterize plasmonic nanomaterials, thanks to a passive tip that mitigates interference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/characterize-plasmonic-resonator-spectra-nanoscale-resolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/characterize-plasmonic-resonator-spectra-nanoscale-resolution#comments News Test & Measurement - analyzers Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:20:00 +0000 28691 at http://mwrf.com RFMD/TriQuint Becomes “Qorvo” http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/rfmdtriquint-becomes-qorvo <div class="node-body article-body">RFMD and TriQuint’s merged company will now be known as Qorvo, a name that reflects its mission of congruity and evolution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/rfmdtriquint-becomes-qorvo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/rfmdtriquint-becomes-qorvo#comments News RFMD TriQuint Semiconductor Commercial Defense Semiconductors Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:23:00 +0000 28671 at http://mwrf.com Rectenna Serves 2.45-GHz Wireless Power Transmission http://mwrf.com/systems/rectenna-serves-245-ghz-wireless-power-transmission <div class="field-byline"> Shuai Ji, Hua Qi, and Huifeng Zhang </div> <div class="field-deck"> This fairly simple and straightforward rectenna design can be applied for conversion of energy at RF/microwave frequencies to usable DC power. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This straightforward rectenna design can be used for RF-to-DC power conversion at ISM-band frequencies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/rectenna-serves-245-ghz-wireless-power-transmission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/rectenna-serves-245-ghz-wireless-power-transmission#comments Commercial Industrial Systems Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:16:00 +0000 28491 at http://mwrf.com Rectenna Serves 2.45-GHz Wireless Power Transmission (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/rectenna-serves-245-ghz-wireless-power-transmission-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Wireless applications inject a great deal of excess electromagnetic (EM) energy into the environment&mdash;energy which can be reused if properly recovered. 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This struggle is intensified as these...Download</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/datasheet/wireless-coexistence-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:30:00 +0000 28641 at http://mwrf.com Frequency Spectrum (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/frequency-spectrum-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body">From microwave ovens, heat we can feel, to the non-visible radiation of dancing cosmic bodies, electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is responsible for much of our technology and our perspective of the universe. EMR is photonic energy transfer with properties that vary along a ...Download</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/datasheet/frequency-spectrum-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:55:00 +0000 28611 at http://mwrf.com Frequency Nomenclature (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/frequency-nomenclature-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body">Electromagnetic (EM) radiation, when properly manipulated, can be controlled to produce signals over a definable path that can carry information. The information embedded in an EM signal, or telecommunications signal, travels through the atmosphere according to the...Download</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/datasheet/frequency-nomenclature-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:47:00 +0000 28601 at http://mwrf.com Coaxial & Waveguide Connector Frequencies (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/coaxial-waveguide-connector-frequencies-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body">Waveguides are true to their name, and act as one-dimensional paths for electromagnetic radiation (EMR) within a certain range of frequencies. The bouncing nature of EMR within a waveguide only allows for a certain range of...Download</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/datasheet/coaxial-waveguide-connector-frequencies-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:45:00 +0000 28561 at http://mwrf.com Load Pull Validation of Large Signal Cree GaN Field Effect Transistor (FET) Model http://mwrf.com/active-components/load-pull-validation-large-signal-cree-gan-field-effect-transistor-fet-model <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Cree </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To reduce power amplifier design iterations and development costs, RF design engineers require large signal models for RF power transistors, validated with measured performance parameters, to provide fast, accurate evaluation of amplifier designs using simulation tools.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/load-pull-validation-large-signal-cree-gan-field-effect-transistor-fet-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/load-pull-validation-large-signal-cree-gan-field-effect-transistor-fet-model#comments Active components White Paper Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:53:00 +0000 28541 at http://mwrf.com Waveguide Connector Frequencies (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/waveguide-connector-frequencies-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body">Waveguides are true to their name, and act as one-dimensional paths for electromagnetic radiation (EMR) within a certain range of frequencies. The bouncing nature of EMR within a waveguide only allows for a...Download</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/datasheet/waveguide-connector-frequencies-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:56:00 +0000 28551 at http://mwrf.com Mini Broadband PIFAs Fit Today’s Mobile-Device Designs http://mwrf.com/passive-components/mini-broadband-pifas-fit-today-s-mobile-device-designs <div class="field-byline"> Y. Belhadef and N. Boukli-Hacene </div> <div class="field-deck"> A pair of planar inverted-F antennas (PIFAs) was developed with the aid of a commercial software simulator to cover several telecommunications standards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Simple modifications to broadband PIFAs can help shrink their size while still maintaining frequency coverage for multiple wireless, mobile communications applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/mini-broadband-pifas-fit-today-s-mobile-device-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/mini-broadband-pifas-fit-today-s-mobile-device-designs#comments Commercial Industrial Passive components Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:38:00 +0000 28481 at http://mwrf.com Mini Broadband PIFAs Fit Today’s Mobile-Device Designs (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/mini-broadband-pifas-fit-today-s-mobile-device-designs-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Compact antennas are essential to portable and mobile wireless devices, particularly low-profile antennas that operate reliably. Planar inverted-F antennas (PIFAs) fall into this category...</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><br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/datasheet/mini-broadband-pifas-fit-today-s-mobile-device-designs-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:32:00 +0000 28521 at http://mwrf.com Multiple Space Consortiums Receive NASA-Backed STEM Education Awards http://mwrf.com/services/multiple-space-consortiums-receive-nasa-backed-stem-education-awards <div class="node-body article-body">Awards given to 35 Space Grant Consortiums targeted strong proposals for extending science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs at community colleges and technical colleges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/services/multiple-space-consortiums-receive-nasa-backed-stem-education-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/services/multiple-space-consortiums-receive-nasa-backed-stem-education-awards#comments News Industrial Services Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:36:00 +0000 28501 at http://mwrf.com Industrial/Medical Applications http://mwrf.com/microwaves-and-rf/2014-09-15 <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> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 28531 at http://mwrf.com Receiver Design Considerations in Digital Beamforming Phased Arrays (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/receiver-design-considerations-digital-beamforming-phased-arrays-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Digital beamforming phased arrays are becoming an increasingly common antenna product both for defense and commercial applications. The primary technological advancement making this possible...</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, 12 Sep 2014 19:55:00 +0000 28471 at http://mwrf.com Receiver Design Considerations in Digital Beamforming Phased Arrays http://mwrf.com/components/receiver-design-considerations-digital-beamforming-phased-arrays <div class="field-byline"> Peter Delos </div> <div class="field-deck"> With digital beamforming phased arrays continuing to grow in popularity, Lockheed Martin's Peter Delos runs down crucial concepts for those designing receivers to keep in mind. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With digital beamforming phased arrays continuing to grow in popularity, Lockheed Martin's Peter Delos runs down crucial concepts for those designing receivers to keep in mind.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/receiver-design-considerations-digital-beamforming-phased-arrays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/receiver-design-considerations-digital-beamforming-phased-arrays#comments Commercial Components Defense Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:52:00 +0000 28461 at http://mwrf.com How Great a Gift is a Wireless Prosthesis? http://mwrf.com/systems/how-great-gift-wireless-prosthesis <div class="node-body gallery-body">From environmentally resilient microprocessor joints to direct nerve controlled robotic limbs, getting our wounded back into the action has never been more possible.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/how-great-gift-wireless-prosthesis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/how-great-gift-wireless-prosthesis#comments Active components Defense Systems Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:14:00 +0000 28341 at http://mwrf.com Making Those Wireless Myoelectric Sensors Work http://mwrf.com/active-components/making-those-wireless-myoelectric-sensors-work <div class="field-deck"> A Q&A session with Glen Griffith, principal RF communications engineer for the Alfred Mann Foundation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Q+A session with Glen Griffith, principal RF communications engineer for the Alfred Mann Foundation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/making-those-wireless-myoelectric-sensors-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/making-those-wireless-myoelectric-sensors-work#comments Active components Defense Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:09:00 +0000 28441 at http://mwrf.com Healing Heroes, One Wireless Limb at a Time http://mwrf.com/active-components/healing-heroes-one-wireless-limb-time <div class="field-deck"> Using Bluetooth, magnetic resonance, and near-field communications, prosthetics developers are creating cutting-edge and waterproof options for warriors so they can get back into action. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Adding wireless technologies to control settings, charge, or actively control prosthetic limbs could lead to much more versatile and weather-proof prosthetic options for soldiers who were wounded in battle</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/active-components/healing-heroes-one-wireless-limb-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/healing-heroes-one-wireless-limb-time#comments Active components Defense Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:08:00 +0000 28401 at http://mwrf.com