News http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6700/more en 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> 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> Communications-Relay CubeSats Will Play Part in NASA’s Latest Mars Mission http://mwrf.com/systems/communications-relay-cubesats-will-play-part-nasa-s-latest-mars-mission <div class="node-body article-body">NASA is planning to deploy a twin communications-relay CubeSats system - MarCO - with the Mars Insight lander, which is scheduled to land on the red planet in September 2016. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/communications-relay-cubesats-will-play-part-nasa-s-latest-mars-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/communications-relay-cubesats-will-play-part-nasa-s-latest-mars-mission#comments News Active components Components Systems Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:51:00 +0000 35131 at http://mwrf.com <p>The twin-communications relay system, MarCO, is designed to quickly convey status information on NASA&#39;s Insight module as it touches down&nbsp;on Mars. Image courtesy of NASA.</p> GaN-Based AESA Radars Near Full Production http://mwrf.com/systems/gan-based-aesa-radars-near-full-production <div class="node-body article-body">Raytheon is using GaN-based active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs) to upgrade the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System with 360-degree radar coverage against drones, advanced aircraft, and ballistic and cruise missiles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/gan-based-aesa-radars-near-full-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/gan-based-aesa-radars-near-full-production#comments News Active components Defense Semiconductors Systems Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:26:00 +0000 35121 at http://mwrf.com <p>With the addition of GaN-based active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs), the Patriot Missile Defense System will be capable of detecting and tracking&nbsp;airborne threats in a 360-degree radius.&nbsp;Image courtesy of Raytheon.</p> Next-Gen Weather Sensor Reaches Lowest Atmosphere Layers http://mwrf.com/systems/next-gen-weather-sensor-reaches-lowest-atmosphere-layers <div class="node-body article-body">PlanetiQ’s Pyxis weather instrument uses next-generation sensor technology to penetrate through clouds and storms, producing the highly calibrated data required to improve weather forecasting, climate monitoring, and space weather prediction.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/next-gen-weather-sensor-reaches-lowest-atmosphere-layers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/next-gen-weather-sensor-reaches-lowest-atmosphere-layers#comments News Active components Systems Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:38:00 +0000 34921 at http://mwrf.com SMAP Instruments Provide Global Soil Moisture Maps http://mwrf.com/systems/smap-instruments-provide-global-soil-moisture-maps <div class="node-body article-body">The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft will provide global measurements of soil moisture to help scientists understand climate changes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/smap-instruments-provide-global-soil-moisture-maps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/smap-instruments-provide-global-soil-moisture-maps#comments News Active components Systems Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:11:00 +0000 34911 at http://mwrf.com <p>The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft will provide global measurements of soil moisture to help scientists understand climate changes. (Artistic rendering courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech)</p>