Systems en Colorado Celebrates 20 Years of GPS Technology <div class="node-body article-body">Governor John Hickenlooper has declared “GPS Day” in Colorado to honor the twentieth anniversary of the GPS network entering active service on July 17th, 1995.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Commercial Defense Mobile Services Systems Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:30:00 +0000 35701 at <p>An artist&#39;s rendition&nbsp;of the&nbsp;Lockheed Martin-built&nbsp;GPS III satellite as it might appear in operational orbit around Earth.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin).</p> EMI: Electronic Misery in Design <div class="node-body blog-body">We live in a massive fog of radio signals and other electromagnetic fields produced by electrical and electronic gear. Your job as an engineer is to see that these signals do not interfere with existing electronic devices.</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Active components Commercial Mobile Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Line of Sight Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:55:00 +0000 35761 at <p>The most effective way to find EMI is with a digital oscilloscope or spectrum analyzer. Most of the major test equipment manufacturers offer EMI packages with antennas or probes to help you locate out the offending signals. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;ThinkStock).</p> Microwave Tuners Show OpenRFM Flexibility <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Sands </div> <div class="field-deck"> This “building block” approach to an open-system test instrument architecture provides a great deal of measurement capability and flexibility across the traditional 2-to-18-GHz EW bandwidth. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This “building block” approach to an open-system test instrument architecture provides a great deal of measurement capability and flexibility across the traditional 2-to-18-GHz EW bandwidth. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense Systems Test & Measurement Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:51:00 +0000 35731 at Gallery: Solid-State RF Cooking Concept Gives Microwaves a Run for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Freescale Active components Commercial Semiconductors Systems Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:00:00 +0000 35651 at Growth Predicted For 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Mobile Semiconductors Services Systems Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:30:00 +0000 35641 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Automotive Mobile Semiconductors Services Systems Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:30:00 +0000 35631 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Commercial Defense Mobile Systems Test & Measurement Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:58:00 +0000 35621 at <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> Intel’s Hexapod Robot Dances in the Desert at IMS 2015 <div class="node-body link-body">IMS 2015 was held in Phoenix, AZ, so it’s fitting that Intel was there showing off the robot Matt Bunting created while an engineering student at the University of Arizona. The Hexapod robot was designed to evaluate the efficacy of a Q-learning algorithm and explore the ability of learned-walking, using only leg mobility and a reward mechanism to move forward. It has a custom PIC18F4550 USB board for motor control, inverse kinematics, foot contact sensors for terrain adaptation, and 3D balance gestures.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Systems Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:50:00 +0000 35601 at NASA Looks to Nanosatellites for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Passive components Systems Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:30:00 +0000 35581 at <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/" target="_blank">Click here for larger view.</a> (Image courtesy of NASA)</p> More-Refined 5G Standards on Tap from 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Commercial Mobile Services Systems Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:18:00 +0000 35561 at <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>