Defense http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Accuracy is Vital When Testing Material Qualities http://mwrf.com/materials/accuracy-vital-when-testing-material-qualities <div class="field-deck"> Dielectric constant and dissipation factor are among the essential material parameters used by circuit designers and they must be measured precisely for accurate models. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A number of different measurement methods, many using a vector network analyzer, have been developed for characterizing high-frequency circuit materials.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/accuracy-vital-when-testing-material-qualities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/accuracy-vital-when-testing-material-qualities#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:33:00 +0000 46661 at http://mwrf.com High-Speed DACs Deliver Agile RF/MW Signals http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/high-speed-dacs-deliver-agile-rfmw-signals <div class="field-deck"> Targeting wireless infrastructure applications, these digital-to-analog converters provide up to 16-b resolution for creating wide-dynamic-range signals as high as 7.5 GHz. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These high-speed digital-to-analog converters provide as much as 16-b resolution for creating wide-dynamic-range signals as high as 7.5 GHz for wireless infrastructure applications.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/high-speed-dacs-deliver-agile-rfmw-signals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/high-speed-dacs-deliver-agile-rfmw-signals#comments Analog Devices Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:00:00 +0000 46641 at http://mwrf.com Microwaves & RF’s Products of the Week (7/10-7/16) http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-710-716 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you are looking for circularly-polarized antennas or power dividers, Microwaves & RF has you covered. Here are some of the latest components to optimize your product, device, or system.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-710-716" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/microwaves-rf-s-products-week-710-716#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Automotive Commercial Components Defense Image Galleries Industrial Medical Mixed-signal semiconductors Mobile Passive components Products Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:30:00 +0000 46511 at http://mwrf.com What’s the Difference Between GaN and GaAs? http://mwrf.com/materials/what-s-difference-between-gan-and-gaas <div class="field-deck"> GaN has emerged as the leading semiconductor material for high-power microwave switches and amplifiers, although GaAs is still the material of choice for low noise. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GaN and GaAs are two of the leading semiconductor materials used for RF/microwave solid-state devices, including transistors, diodes, and MMICs. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/what-s-difference-between-gan-and-gaas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/what-s-difference-between-gan-and-gaas#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial What's the Difference Between... Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:09:00 +0000 46351 at http://mwrf.com Calibration Can Make All the Difference http://mwrf.com/blog/calibration-can-make-all-difference <div class="node-body blog-body">Calibrating RF/microwave test instruments may seem unnecessary, but it can make a huge difference in the quality of a company’s products as well as the company’s reputation. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/blog/calibration-can-make-all-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/blog/calibration-can-make-all-difference#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - analyzers Measuring Progress Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:21:00 +0000 46171 at http://mwrf.com Cancel Noise in RF Sampling Observation Receivers http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/cancel-noise-rf-sampling-observation-receivers <div class="field-byline"> Tommy Neu, Texas Instruments </div> <div class="field-deck"> The common LO approach used with frequency mixers can also be applied to clocks for RF sampling data converters for noise reduction in microwave receivers and transmitters. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A common LO approach can also be applied to common clocks for data converters used in RF/microwave receivers and transmitters to reduce noise levels. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/cancel-noise-rf-sampling-observation-receivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/mixed-signal-semiconductors/cancel-noise-rf-sampling-observation-receivers#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Mixed-signal semiconductors Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:36:00 +0000 46141 at http://mwrf.com Check the Specs When Selecting a Signal Generator http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/check-specs-when-selecting-signal-generator <div class="field-byline"> Shivansh Chaudhary, Suresh Ohja, and Gautam Talreja </div> <div class="field-deck"> During the process of choosing an instrument, it’s wise to become keenly aware of key specifications in order to properly match it with a particular application’s requirements. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding various signal-generator specifications can help when specifying an instrument for a particular application. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/check-specs-when-selecting-signal-generator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-generators/check-specs-when-selecting-signal-generator#comments National Instruments Commercial Defense Industrial Test & Measurement - generators Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:15:00 +0000 46121 at http://mwrf.com Making Optimal Coaxial Connections http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-optimal-coaxial-connections <div class="field-deck"> Coaxial cable assemblies must route high-frequency signals through many shapes and diameters, all the while maintaining signal integrity and minimizing losses. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Coaxial cable assemblies are available with rigid, semirigid, hand-formable, and flexible cables and various connectors for applications through millimeter-wave frequencies.</div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-optimal-coaxial-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/making-optimal-coaxial-connections#comments Commercial Defense Industrial Passive components Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:48:00 +0000 46081 at http://mwrf.com Radar Technology Encroaches Upon New Territories http://mwrf.com/systems/radar-technology-encroaches-upon-new-territories <div class="field-deck"> As radar systems utilize more advanced technology, companies must respond with the simulation and test products needed to both design and test modern radar systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As radar systems utilize more advanced technology, companies must respond with the simulation and test products needed to both design and test modern radar systems. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/radar-technology-encroaches-upon-new-territories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/radar-technology-encroaches-upon-new-territories#comments Defense Systems Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:42:00 +0000 46051 at http://mwrf.com Keeping Circuit Designs Liquid http://mwrf.com/technologies/keeping-circuit-designs-liquid <div class="node-body article-body">Liquid dielectrics and metals can be applied to tunable circuit structures at microwave frequencies. </div> <p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/keeping-circuit-designs-liquid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/keeping-circuit-designs-liquid#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Technologies Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:52:00 +0000 46011 at http://mwrf.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p>