Markets en 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Components Defense Editor Columns Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:15:00 +0000 35671 at Noise Sources Deliver High Outputs to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - generators Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:39:00 +0000 35681 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> 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> 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Commercial Defense Medical Test & Measurement - analyzers Measuring Progress Fri, 17 Jul 2015 21:03:00 +0000 35551 at Research Organization to Focus on 5G Air Interface Standards <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile Services Systems Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:19:00 +0000 35531 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Mobile Services Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:26:00 +0000 35521 at <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>