Technologies http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more 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> A New Paradigm for Mid-Lifecycle Design Changes http://mwrf.com/active-components/new-paradigm-mid-lifecycle-design-changes <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Sparton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For decades, replacing key components during the mid-lifecycle design refresh was seen as simply too costly and burdensome. Changes had to wait until the next generation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/new-paradigm-mid-lifecycle-design-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/new-paradigm-mid-lifecycle-design-changes#comments Active components Systems White Paper Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:10:00 +0000 28771 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 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 Satellite Gets into Rhythm with Midsize Black Hole http://mwrf.com/systems/satellite-gets-rhythm-midsize-black-hole <div class="node-body article-body">Discovery of rhythmic pulsations via counters and detectors aboard NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite led to the M82X- black hole’s unusual midsize categorization.</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/systems/satellite-gets-rhythm-midsize-black-hole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/satellite-gets-rhythm-midsize-black-hole#comments News Industrial Systems Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:30:00 +0000 28661 at http://mwrf.com