Microwaves & RF http://mwrf.com/rss.xml en GaN Taking Control http://mwrf.com/components/gan-taking-control <div class="node-body article-body">The utilization of gallium-nitride technology continues to increase, as many applications are taking advantage of its performance enhancements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/gan-taking-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/gan-taking-control#comments Commercial Components Defense Editor Columns Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:15:00 +0000 35671 at http://mwrf.com Noise Sources Deliver High Outputs to 18 GHz http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/noise-sources-deliver-high-outputs-18-ghz <div class="field-byline"> Tim Galla, Pasternack Enterprises </div> <div class="field-deck"> These amplified noise sources serve test and system applications through 18 GHz that require healthy output-power levels as high as 32.5 dB. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A line of high-output noise sources covers a total frequency range of 2 to 18 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/noise-sources-deliver-high-outputs-18-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/noise-sources-deliver-high-outputs-18-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - generators Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:39:00 +0000 35681 at http://mwrf.com Gallery: Solid-State RF Cooking Concept Gives Microwaves a Run for Their Money http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/gallery-solid-state-rf-cooking-concept-gives-microwaves-run-their-money <div class="node-body gallery-body">Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a solid-state RF oven proof of concept to further demonstrate the RF heating technology to home appliance manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/gallery-solid-state-rf-cooking-concept-gives-microwaves-run-their-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/gallery-solid-state-rf-cooking-concept-gives-microwaves-run-their-money#comments News Freescale Active components Commercial Semiconductors Systems Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:00:00 +0000 35651 at http://mwrf.com Growth Predicted For LTE-U Small Cells Despite Wi-Fi Coexistence Concerns http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/growth-predicted-lte-u-small-cells-despite-wi-fi-coexistence-concerns <div class="node-body article-body">Small-cell deployments that support LTE in the unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U) are expected to prosper over the next five years, despite concerns with Wi-Fi coexistence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/growth-predicted-lte-u-small-cells-despite-wi-fi-coexistence-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/growth-predicted-lte-u-small-cells-despite-wi-fi-coexistence-concerns#comments News Mobile Semiconductors Services Systems Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:30:00 +0000 35641 at http://mwrf.com <p>Designed for small-cell deployments,&nbsp;LTE-U&nbsp;technology is an alternative to local&nbsp;Wi-Fi&nbsp;networks. But the fact that&nbsp;LTE-U&nbsp;operates on the unlicensed 5-GHz spectrum is drawing criticism from service providers. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Latest Qi Wireless Charging Specification Challenges Wired Solutions http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/latest-qi-wireless-charging-specification-challenges-wired-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has released the latest version of its Qi wireless charging specification, capable of transmitting 15 watts of wireless power to compatible devices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/latest-qi-wireless-charging-specification-challenges-wired-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/semiconductors/latest-qi-wireless-charging-specification-challenges-wired-solutions#comments News Automotive Mobile Semiconductors Services Systems Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:30:00 +0000 35631 at http://mwrf.com <p>IKEA is among the companies to have released&nbsp;Qi-based wireless charging products. The Scandinavian furniture manufacturer has embedded wireless chargers&nbsp;into lamps,&nbsp;side tables, and&nbsp;charging pads. (Image courtesy of IKEA).</p> Development Center Co-Locates RF Payload Production Stages http://mwrf.com/systems/development-center-co-locates-rf-payload-production-stages <div class="node-body article-body">A new development center opened by Lockheed Martin is taking a more integrated approach to building radio frequency (RF) payloads, merging each stage of production into a single facility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/development-center-co-locates-rf-payload-production-stages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/development-center-co-locates-rf-payload-production-stages#comments News Commercial Defense Mobile Systems Test & Measurement Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:58:00 +0000 35621 at http://mwrf.com <p>The&nbsp;Advanced Technology Center, located in Palo Alto, California, will handle the R&amp;D&nbsp;responsibilities&nbsp;for the RF Payload Center of Excellence, which will be located in Lockheed Martin&#39;s facility in Denver, Colorado.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin).</p> NASA Looks to Nanosatellites for Exploring Small Asteroids http://mwrf.com/systems/nasa-looks-nanosatellites-exploring-small-asteroids <div class="node-body article-body">A research proposal funded by NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program has outlined an approach for exploring asteroids and small solar bodies with a fleet of nanosatellites.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/nasa-looks-nanosatellites-exploring-small-asteroids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/nasa-looks-nanosatellites-exploring-small-asteroids#comments News Passive components Systems Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:30:00 +0000 35581 at http://mwrf.com <p>The &ldquo;Swarm Flyby Gravimetry&rdquo; project&nbsp;involves a main satellite module releasing a swarm of nanosatellites in a diverse range of trajectories around a small asteroid. <a href="/site-files/mwrf.com/files/uploads/2015/06/swarmflybygravimetry_niac_jhuapl.jpg" target="_blank">Click here for larger view.</a> (Image courtesy of NASA)</p> Software Defined Radio Handbook http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/software-defined-radio-handbook <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Pentek </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Software Defined Radio has revolutionized electronic systems for a variety of applications that include communications, data acquisition and signal processing. Recently updated, this handbook shows how DDCs (Digital Downconverters), the fundamental building block of software radio, can replace legacy analog receiver designs while offering significant performance, density, and cost benefits. Pentek SDR products and some of their applications are also presented.</p> <p>Register here to download your free copy.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/software-defined-radio-handbook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/software-defined-radio-handbook#comments Test & Measurement White Paper Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:27:00 +0000 35571 at http://mwrf.com More-Refined 5G Standards on Tap from 5G Lab Germany http://mwrf.com/systems/more-refined-5g-standards-tap-5g-lab-germany <div class="node-body article-body">Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has become the latest big player to invest in the future of fifth-generation (5G) networks. The company has partnered with the 5G Lab Germany, a research group focused on using wireless mobile networks to support “tactile Internet” technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/more-refined-5g-standards-tap-5g-lab-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/more-refined-5g-standards-tap-5g-lab-germany#comments News Commercial Mobile Services Systems Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:18:00 +0000 35561 at http://mwrf.com <p>A new set of standards is required to determine how fifth-generation (5G)&nbsp;networks will manage data to and from advanced device and&nbsp;IoT&nbsp;technology. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Evaluating EMC Measurement Needs http://mwrf.com/blog/evaluating-emc-measurement-needs <div class="node-body blog-body">Having so many wireless devices in a crowded location requires that these electronic products meet strict requirements for levels of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), lest the transmission from one device block the reception of another device nearby. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/measuring-progress">Measuring Progress</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/evaluating-emc-measurement-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/evaluating-emc-measurement-needs#comments Automotive Commercial Defense Medical Test & Measurement - analyzers Measuring Progress Fri, 17 Jul 2015 21:03:00 +0000 35551 at http://mwrf.com Research Organization to Focus on 5G Air Interface Standards http://mwrf.com/systems/research-organization-focus-5g-air-interface-standards-0 <div class="node-body article-body">In an attempt to speed the development process for next-generation wireless standards, a research group has partnered to design an air interface below 6 GHz for fifth-generation (5G) networks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/research-organization-focus-5g-air-interface-standards-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/research-organization-focus-5g-air-interface-standards-0#comments Mobile Services Systems Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:19:00 +0000 35531 at http://mwrf.com <p>A major concern for the research group is designing an air interface that can support devices ranging from low-end sensors to high-end tablets, from Internet of Things devices to&nbsp;smartphones. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;ThinkStock).</p> Smartphone Sales in India to Pass U.S. Market http://mwrf.com/services/smartphone-sales-india-pass-us-market <div class="node-body article-body">The smartphone market has begun slowing down in the United States and China, countries that have for years been driving smartphone sales worldwide. A recent report is predicting that the next major market for smartphone shipments is in India.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/services/smartphone-sales-india-pass-us-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/services/smartphone-sales-india-pass-us-market#comments Commercial Mobile Services Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:26:00 +0000 35521 at http://mwrf.com <p>India is expected to have sustained growth in smartphone shipments over the next few years. It is being touted as the next frontier for equipment manufacturers and software designers. (Image courtesy of Apple Inc.).</p> Accelerate 5G design and test resources from Keysight http://mwrf.com/white-paper/accelerate-5g-design-and-test-resources-keysight <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Keysight wireless design and test tools enable the exploration of new technologies needed for next-generation 5G communications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/white-paper/accelerate-5g-design-and-test-resources-keysight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/white-paper/accelerate-5g-design-and-test-resources-keysight#comments Services Test & Measurement White Paper Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:11:00 +0000 35511 at http://mwrf.com Final MUOS Satellite Delivered for Pre-Launch Tests http://mwrf.com/systems/final-muos-satellite-delivered-pre-launch-tests <div class="node-body article-body">The fourth and final satellite in the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) has been delivered to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station where it will conduct a series of pre-launch tests prior to a scheduled August launch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/final-muos-satellite-delivered-pre-launch-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/final-muos-satellite-delivered-pre-launch-tests#comments Active components Defense Mobile Systems Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:22:00 +0000 35501 at http://mwrf.com <p>MUOS-4, the next satellite scheduled to join the U.S. Navy&rsquo;s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications network, has been shipped to Cape Canaveral from Lockheed Martin&rsquo;s satellite manufacturing facility in Sunnyvale, California. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin).</p> Interview: Dr. James Truchard, Microwaves & RF Living Legend http://mwrf.com/software/interview-dr-james-truchard-microwaves-rf-living-legend <div class="field-deck"> The founder of National Instruments looks back on his long and storied career. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The founder of National Instruments looks back on his long and storied career.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/software/interview-dr-james-truchard-microwaves-rf-living-legend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/software/interview-dr-james-truchard-microwaves-rf-living-legend#comments National Instruments Commercial Industrial Interviews Software Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:56:00 +0000 35471 at http://mwrf.com Interview: Dr. James Truchard, Microwaves & RF Living Legend (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/interview-dr-james-truchard-microwaves-rf-living-legend-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>LF: First things first, how does it feel to be a Living Legend? JT: That&rsquo;s a great question. I think when you graduate from high school, the number of &ldquo;gold stars&rdquo; you receive starts...</p> <p><br /> <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 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:43:00 +0000 35481 at http://mwrf.com VCXO Squeezes into Small Cells http://mwrf.com/active-components/vcxo-squeezes-small-cells <div class="node-body article-body">A compact voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) provides fundamental frequencies from 100 to 250 MHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/vcxo-squeezes-small-cells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/vcxo-squeezes-small-cells#comments Active components Commercial Industrial Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:09:00 +0000 35441 at http://mwrf.com Broadband SPDT Switch Receives Design Support http://mwrf.com/active-components/broadband-spdt-switch-receives-design-support <div class="node-body article-body">A broadband SPDT switch offers high isolation from 10 MHz to 40 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/broadband-spdt-switch-receives-design-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/broadband-spdt-switch-receives-design-support#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:03:00 +0000 35451 at http://mwrf.com Road to Carrier Aggregation Paved with Chinese Chipsets http://mwrf.com/systems/road-carrier-aggregation-paved-chinese-chipsets <div class="node-body article-body">As LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks are set to launch in China later this year, domestic Chinese chipset and mobile brands that support carrier aggregation are predicted to burst into the global market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/road-carrier-aggregation-paved-chinese-chipsets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/road-carrier-aggregation-paved-chinese-chipsets#comments Mobile Services Systems Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:43:00 +0000 35461 at http://mwrf.com <p>As wireless carriers transition to a HetNet infrastructure,&nbsp;domestic&nbsp;Chinese chipset and mobile brands that support carrier aggregation are predicted to burst into the global market. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> Downconverter Translates Dual Bands to 12.75 GHz http://mwrf.com/systems/downconverter-translates-dual-bands-1275-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A frequency downconverter processes frequency frequency bands of 10.7 to 11.7 GHz and 11.70 to 12.75 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/downconverter-translates-dual-bands-1275-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/downconverter-translates-dual-bands-1275-ghz#comments Commercial Industrial Systems Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:23:00 +0000 35431 at http://mwrf.com Software Augments VNA IMD Measurements http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/software-augments-vna-imd-measurements <div class="node-body article-body">New software is a key part of improved measurement capabilities for a line of microwave VNAs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/software-augments-vna-imd-measurements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/software-augments-vna-imd-measurements#comments Anritsu Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:14:00 +0000 35421 at http://mwrf.com SP20T PIN Diode Switch Channels 4 to 18 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/sp20t-pin-diode-switch-channels-4-18-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This absorptive SP20T switch cuts insertion loss from 4 to 18 GHz.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/sp20t-pin-diode-switch-channels-4-18-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/sp20t-pin-diode-switch-channels-4-18-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:43:00 +0000 35411 at http://mwrf.com CuBe Gaskets Help Reduce EMI Levels http://mwrf.com/technologies/cube-gaskets-help-reduce-emi-levels <div class="node-body article-body">A line of EMI shielding materials can be used in a variety of different high-frequency package applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/cube-gaskets-help-reduce-emi-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/cube-gaskets-help-reduce-emi-levels#comments Materials Commercial Industrial Technologies Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:34:00 +0000 35371 at http://mwrf.com 5 Things You Should Know About 5G Cellular http://mwrf.com/blog/5-things-you-should-know-about-5g-cellular <div class="node-body blog-body">As you may know, the forthcoming 5G cellular system is in its R&D phase, with lots of options being considered. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/line-sight">Line of Sight</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/5-things-you-should-know-about-5g-cellular" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/5-things-you-should-know-about-5g-cellular#comments Commercial Systems Line of Sight Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:32:00 +0000 35351 at http://mwrf.com Probing Solutions Enhance Productivity http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/probing-solutions-enhance-productivity <div class="field-deck"> Probe stations, as well as probe-station software applications, must satisfy demanding test requirements. Enhancements in performance provide a multitude of benefits—like increased efficiency and accuracy. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Probe stations, as well as probe-station software applications, must satisfy demanding test requirements. Enhancements in performance provide a multitude of benefits—like increased efficiency and accuracy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/probing-solutions-enhance-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/probing-solutions-enhance-productivity#comments Commercial Software Test & Measurement Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:31:00 +0000 35331 at http://mwrf.com Probing Solutions Enhance Productivity (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/probing-solutions-enhance-productivity-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>The latest probe stations are providing solutions to achieve accurate measurements for higher-frequency applications. For instance, innovative designs enable probing to be achieved at terahertz frequencies. In addition, new probe-station control software...</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, 09 Jul 2015 13:17:00 +0000 35341 at http://mwrf.com Understanding Mixers and Their Parameters http://mwrf.com/components/understanding-mixers-and-their-parameters <div class="field-deck"> Mixers remain an important part of most RF/microwave systems, prompting the need to understand this vital component and its parameters. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mixers remain an important part of most RF/microwave systems, prompting the need to understand this vital component and its parameters.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/components/understanding-mixers-and-their-parameters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/components/understanding-mixers-and-their-parameters#comments Commercial Components Defense RF Essentials Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:15:00 +0000 35311 at http://mwrf.com Understanding Mixers and Their Parameters (.PDF Download) http://mwrf.com/datasheet/understanding-mixers-and-their-parameters-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>A mixer is a three-port component, which performs the task of frequency conversion. Mixers translate the frequency of an input signal to a different frequency. This functionality is vital for a wide range of applications, including ...</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 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:35:00 +0000 35321 at http://mwrf.com Power Amplifier Ranges from 6 to 18 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/power-amplifier-ranges-6-18-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This rack-mount, GaN-based power amplifier provides 50 W saturated output power from 6 to 18 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/power-amplifier-ranges-6-18-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/power-amplifier-ranges-6-18-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:59:00 +0000 35291 at http://mwrf.com Bias Tees Power 10 MHz to 40 GHz http://mwrf.com/passive-components/bias-tees-power-10-mhz-40-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">A line of bias tees features low loss and current-carrying capabilities to 7 A through 40 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/bias-tees-power-10-mhz-40-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/bias-tees-power-10-mhz-40-ghz#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:17:00 +0000 35281 at http://mwrf.com