Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en Inside Track with Paul Hart, Senior Vice President and General Manager, RF Power Business, NXP Semiconductors http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/inside-track-paul-hart-senior-vice-president-and-general-manager-rf-power-business-nx <div class="node-body article-body">MW&RF talks with NXP's Paul Hart about the company's integration with Freescale, the issues surrounding 5G, and the latest trends making an impact on NXP's products.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/inside-track-paul-hart-senior-vice-president-and-general-manager-rf-power-business-nx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/inside-track-paul-hart-senior-vice-president-and-general-manager-rf-power-business-nx#comments Freescale NXP Semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Interviews Semiconductors Fri, 27 May 2016 14:11:00 +0000 45381 at http://mwrf.com Power Demands Put the Pressure on Packaging http://mwrf.com/components/power-demands-put-pressure-packaging <div class="field-deck"> Higher power densities and frequencies are pushing packages to their limits, while emerging wireless applications such as IoT and 5G crave lower-cost housings. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Higher power densities and frequencies are pushing packages to their limits, while emerging wireless applications such as IoT and 5G crave lower-cost housings. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/power-demands-put-pressure-packaging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/power-demands-put-pressure-packaging#comments Materials Active components Commercial Components Defense Industrial Passive components Semiconductors Thu, 26 May 2016 14:04:00 +0000 45351 at http://mwrf.com Gallery: Seen and Heard at IMS 2016, Part 2 http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/gallery-seen-and-heard-ims-2016-part-2 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This year’s Microwave Week is in full swing at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, where the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is clearly the main attraction.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/gallery-seen-and-heard-ims-2016-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/gallery-seen-and-heard-ims-2016-part-2#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Commercial Components Defense IMS 2016 Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Passive components Products Software Systems Test & Measurement Wed, 25 May 2016 18:50:00 +0000 45331 at http://mwrf.com Researchers Claim Record for Terrestrial Radio Transmission http://mwrf.com/active-components/researchers-claim-record-terrestrial-radio-transmission <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers from two German research institutes developed a radio that could transmit data around six gigabits per second over roughly 40 kilometers.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/researchers-claim-record-terrestrial-radio-transmission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/researchers-claim-record-terrestrial-radio-transmission#comments News Active components Analog semiconductors Mobile Systems Wed, 25 May 2016 15:20:00 +0000 45311 at http://mwrf.com <p>An engineer tuning the E band transmitters within a parabolic antenna (Image courtesy of&nbsp;J&ouml;rg Eisenbeis, KIT).</p> Development System Explores 60-GHz Spectrum http://mwrf.com/systems/development-system-explores-60-ghz-spectrum <div class="node-body article-body">A development kit includes a WR-15 waveguide transmitter and receiver for forming short-range links at 60 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/development-system-explores-60-ghz-spectrum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/development-system-explores-60-ghz-spectrum#comments Commercial Industrial Systems Wed, 25 May 2016 15:09:00 +0000 45291 at http://mwrf.com Amplifier Modules Boost 1 to 3 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-modules-boost-1-3-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A high-power amplifier for use from 1 to 3 GHz includes an IoT interface for remote control and monitoring. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-modules-boost-1-3-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/amplifier-modules-boost-1-3-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Wed, 25 May 2016 15:02:00 +0000 45271 at http://mwrf.com Measuring the Latest 5G Signal Waveforms http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/measuring-latest-5g-signal-waveforms <div class="node-body article-body">A test bed helps to create and evaluate different waveforms for possible use in future 5G wireless communications networks. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/measuring-latest-5g-signal-waveforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/measuring-latest-5g-signal-waveforms#comments Keysight Technologies Commercial Industrial Test & Measurement - generators Wed, 25 May 2016 14:57:00 +0000 45261 at http://mwrf.com Software Aids Antenna Integration http://mwrf.com/software/software-aids-antenna-integration <div class="node-body article-body">Two software programs simulate the behavior of different antennas when mounted in a target system or operating environment. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/software-aids-antenna-integration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/software-aids-antenna-integration#comments ANSYS Commercial Industrial Software Wed, 25 May 2016 14:46:00 +0000 45301 at http://mwrf.com Passive Components Punch Through Walls http://mwrf.com/passive-components/passive-components-punch-through-walls <div class="field-deck"> Designers bank on passive components to help deliver the performance needed to satisfy ever-tougher demands. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Designers bank on passive components to help deliver the performance needed to satisfy ever-tougher demands.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/passive-components-punch-through-walls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/passive-components-punch-through-walls#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Wed, 25 May 2016 13:56:00 +0000 45281 at http://mwrf.com Gallery: Seen and Heard at IMS 2016 http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/gallery-seen-and-heard-ims-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This year’s Microwave Week is in full swing at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, where the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) is clearly the main attraction.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/gallery-seen-and-heard-ims-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/gallery-seen-and-heard-ims-2016#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Commercial Components Defense IMS 2016 Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Passive components Products Software Systems Test & Measurement Wed, 25 May 2016 13:55:00 +0000 45251 at http://mwrf.com Radio IC Paves Way for Emerging Wireless Designs http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/radio-ic-paves-way-emerging-wireless-designs <div class="field-deck"> This single integrated circuit contains most of the analog, digital, and mixed-signal components needed for direct-conversion FDD and TDD communications from 300 to 6000 MHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The AD9371 transceiver IC includes multiple transmitters and receivers for broadband communications from 300 to 6000 MHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/radio-ic-paves-way-emerging-wireless-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/radio-ic-paves-way-emerging-wireless-designs#comments Analog Devices Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Tue, 24 May 2016 18:49:00 +0000 45231 at http://mwrf.com Cable Assemblies Extend Past 60 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/cable-assemblies-extend-past-60-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">On display at the IMS 2016 at Booth No. 1547 will be a new vector network analyzer (VNA) cable assembly with low-loss performance through the millimeter-wave range.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/cable-assemblies-extend-past-60-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/cable-assemblies-extend-past-60-ghz#comments Commercial Industrial Passive components Products Mon, 23 May 2016 18:40:00 +0000 45201 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of W.L Gore).</p> GaN Avionics Transistor Delivers 1200 W at L-Band http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/gan-avionics-transistor-delivers-1200-w-l-band <div class="node-body article-body">Based on GaN-on-SiC semiconductor technology, the Class AB high electron mobility transistor is capable of 1200 W output power and 17 dB gain from 1030 to 1090 MHz. See it at IMS Exhibition Booth 850.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/gan-avionics-transistor-delivers-1200-w-l-band" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/gan-avionics-transistor-delivers-1200-w-l-band#comments Analog semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Products Mon, 23 May 2016 18:35:00 +0000 45211 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Integra).</p> On-Wafer Measurements Reach As High As 220 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/wafer-measurements-reach-high-220-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">Anritsu will be active at IMS Booth No. 949 showing many of its test instruments in operation. In-booth demonstrations will include high-power vector-network-analyzer measurements and millimeter-wave signal analysis.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/wafer-measurements-reach-high-220-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/wafer-measurements-reach-high-220-ghz#comments Products Test & Measurement Mon, 23 May 2016 18:30:00 +0000 45191 at http://mwrf.com Single Radio Chip Looks to 5G Systems http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/single-radio-chip-looks-5g-systems <div class="node-body article-body">The device uses a direct-conversion radio architecture to cover a total frequency range of 300 MHz to 6 GHz with bandwidths as wide as 100 MHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/single-radio-chip-looks-5g-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/single-radio-chip-looks-5g-systems#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Products Mon, 23 May 2016 18:25:00 +0000 45181 at http://mwrf.com <p>(Image courtesy of Analog Devices).</p> Processes Help Build Micron-Scale Circuits http://mwrf.com/passive-components/processes-help-build-micron-scale-circuits <div class="node-body article-body">Circuit-fabrication services provide miniature dimensions with circuit traces as narrow as 3 µm on single- and multilayer circuit boards.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/processes-help-build-micron-scale-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/processes-help-build-micron-scale-circuits#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Mon, 23 May 2016 16:11:00 +0000 45161 at http://mwrf.com Portable Spectrum Analyzer Scans to 4 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/portable-spectrum-analyzer-scans-4-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">Rohde & Schwarz’s latest portable spectrum analyzer delivers high signal sensitivity to 4 GHz.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/portable-spectrum-analyzer-scans-4-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/portable-spectrum-analyzer-scans-4-ghz#comments Rohde & Schwarz Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Mon, 23 May 2016 15:41:00 +0000 45151 at http://mwrf.com Software Takes On Antenna Design http://mwrf.com/software/software-takes-antenna-design <div class="node-body article-body">Design and optimization software developed by the NI AWR Group specifically targets different types of RF/microwave antennas. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/software-takes-antenna-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/software-takes-antenna-design#comments AWR National Instruments Commercial Defense Industrial Software Mon, 23 May 2016 15:16:00 +0000 45141 at http://mwrf.com Clocks Attenuate Jitter in 100G/400G Coherent Optical Systems http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/clocks-attenuate-jitter-100g400g-coherent-optical-systems <div class="field-deck"> Using a combination of frequency generation technologies, this pair of low-jitter clocks provides the clean outputs needed to drive data converters in coherent optical transceivers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This family of coherent optical clocks generates jitter-free, low-phase-noise output signals to 2.75 GHz. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/clocks-attenuate-jitter-100g400g-coherent-optical-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/clocks-attenuate-jitter-100g400g-coherent-optical-systems#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Mon, 23 May 2016 15:09:00 +0000 45111 at http://mwrf.com Clocks Attenuate Jitter in 100G/400G Coherent Optical Systems (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/clocks-attenuate-jitter-100g400g-coherent-optical-systems-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Bandwidth is essential to any communications network, with the need for bandwidth growing as more users communicate on worldwide networks. With voice, video, and data being moved...</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, 23 May 2016 15:08:00 +0000 45121 at http://mwrf.com Integrated Devices Balance Amplitude and Phase http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/integrated-devices-balance-amplitude-and-phase <div class="node-body article-body">An integrated circuit (IC) combines a 90-deg. power divider, digital phase shifters, and a digital step attenuator with a low-voltage CMOS serial interface.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/integrated-devices-balance-amplitude-and-phase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/integrated-devices-balance-amplitude-and-phase#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Mon, 23 May 2016 14:54:00 +0000 45131 at http://mwrf.com What are the Differences Between Coaxial Connectors?, Part 2 http://mwrf.com/cables-connectors/what-are-differences-between-coaxial-connectors-part-2 <div class="field-deck"> A wide array of coaxial connectors is available from a large number of suppliers to satisfy high-frequency requirements. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A wide array of coaxial connectors is available from a large number of suppliers to satisfy high-frequency requirements.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/cables-connectors/what-are-differences-between-coaxial-connectors-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/cables-connectors/what-are-differences-between-coaxial-connectors-part-2#comments Cables & Connectors Commercial Defense Industrial What's the Difference Between... Fri, 20 May 2016 16:27:00 +0000 45071 at http://mwrf.com What are the Differences Between Coaxial Connectors?, Part 2 (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/what-are-differences-between-coaxial-connectors-part-2-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>This two-part series examines the coaxial connector, which is an often overlooked&mdash;but nonetheless vital&mdash;aspect of an RF/microwave application. Part 1 provided a general overview of connectors, as important parameters...</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 Fri, 20 May 2016 15:59:00 +0000 45081 at http://mwrf.com High-Power Switched Filter Banks Raise the Temperature of Design Challenges http://mwrf.com/active-components/high-power-switched-filter-banks-raise-temperature-design-challenges <div class="field-byline"> Jon Scoglio, API Technologies </div> <div class="field-deck"> For high-power switched filter banks, the power and voltage stresses of rapidly switching at high power—along with achieving low insertion loss and high out-of-band rejection—require novel strategies to support these emerging needs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For high-power switched filter banks, the power and voltage stresses of rapidly switching at high power—along with achieving low insertion loss and high out-of-band rejection—require novel strategies to support these emerging needs.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/high-power-switched-filter-banks-raise-temperature-design-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/high-power-switched-filter-banks-raise-temperature-design-challenges#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 20 May 2016 15:24:00 +0000 44691 at http://mwrf.com High-Power Switched Filter Banks Raise the Temperature of Design Challenges (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/high-power-switched-filter-banks-raise-temperature-design-challenges-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Switched filter banks (SFBs) are traditionally found in RF front ends or intermediate stages of sensitive receivers for military and defense applications, as they help reduce harmonic and spurious content which is critical to communications systems. Until recently, high-power SFBs have been limited...</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> Fri, 20 May 2016 14:59:00 +0000 44701 at http://mwrf.com Materials Make Better MM-Wave Circuits http://mwrf.com/materials/materials-make-better-mm-wave-circuits <div class="node-body article-body">Printed-circuit-board (PCB) materials are the focus of product displays and presentations from Rogers Corp....</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/materials-make-better-mm-wave-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/materials-make-better-mm-wave-circuits#comments Materials Commercial Components Defense Industrial Fri, 20 May 2016 14:48:00 +0000 45061 at http://mwrf.com Compact Analyzers Run on Batteries http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/compact-analyzers-run-batteries <div class="node-body article-body">The 2016 IMS exhibition floor promises its share of eye-opening product demonstrations and stunning examples of technology...</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/compact-analyzers-run-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/compact-analyzers-run-batteries#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Fri, 20 May 2016 14:37:00 +0000 45051 at http://mwrf.com 300-W Transistor Fits in Plastic Pack http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/300-w-transistor-fits-plastic-pack <div class="node-body article-body">Vacuum tubes have long been associated with heating in microwave ovens, but RF/microwave companies involved with the RF Energy Alliance...</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/300-w-transistor-fits-plastic-pack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/analog-semiconductors/300-w-transistor-fits-plastic-pack#comments Analog semiconductors Fri, 20 May 2016 14:27:00 +0000 45041 at http://mwrf.com GaN MMIC Module Boosts EW/ECM Systems http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-mmic-module-boosts-ewecm-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/mwrf.com/files/uploads/2016/02/TMD.png" style="width: 400px; height: 265px; margin: 5px; float: left;" />Fans of vacuum-tube and solid-state amplification will find both technologies at TMD Technologies&rsquo; Booth No. 1849 at the 2016 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS). Tube-power amplifiers will include the latest PTXM Series high-power-density microwave power modules (MPMs) based on traveling wave tubes (TWTs), the new range of PTX8807 Ka-band TWT-based MPMs, and fast-warmup Ku-band ring-loop TWTs.</p></div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-mmic-module-boosts-ewecm-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-mmic-module-boosts-ewecm-systems#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 20 May 2016 14:09:00 +0000 45031 at http://mwrf.com New Software Targets Phased Array Antennas with Beamforming http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/new-software-targets-phased-array-antennas-beamforming <div class="node-body article-body">With new software from Keysight Technologies, engineers have the ability to test phased array antennas that employ algorithms to shoot wireless signals in specific directions. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/new-software-targets-phased-array-antennas-beamforming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/new-software-targets-phased-array-antennas-beamforming#comments Commercial Products Software Test & Measurement Fri, 20 May 2016 13:55:00 +0000 44991 at http://mwrf.com <p>Facebook&#39;s Terragraph phased array antennas. (Image courtesy of Facebook).</p>