Materials http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6788/more en What Substrate Material Best Fits Your High-Speed Circuits? http://mwrf.com/materials/what-substrate-material-best-fits-your-high-speed-circuits <div class="field-deck"> Sorting through the specifications helps when selecting a circuit material for microwave, millimeter-wave, and even high-speed-digital circuits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A long list of parameters must be considered when choosing a PCB material for a particular application. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/what-substrate-material-best-fits-your-high-speed-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/what-substrate-material-best-fits-your-high-speed-circuits#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:45:00 +0000 44271 at http://mwrf.com Fabricate C-Band Components with Rectangular SIW http://mwrf.com/active-components/fabricate-c-band-components-rectangular-siw <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Bouchra Rahali, Mohammed Feham, Achour Ouslimani, Abed-Elhak Kasberi, and Junwu Tao </div> <div class="field-deck"> Rectangular substrate integrated waveguide is a transmission-line format that supports planar circuits capable of operating to microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rectangular substrate integrated waveguide is a transmission-line format that supports planar circuits capable of operating to microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/fabricate-c-band-components-rectangular-siw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/fabricate-c-band-components-rectangular-siw#comments Materials Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:36:00 +0000 44241 at http://mwrf.com GaN Breaks Through Performance Barriers http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-breaks-through-performance-barriers <div class="field-deck"> Gallium nitride is exerting its strength in myriad communications applications, and suppliers are trying to keep pace by developing solutions for next-generation systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gallium nitride is exerting its strength in myriad communications applications, and suppliers are trying to keep pace by developing solutions for next-generation systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-breaks-through-performance-barriers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-breaks-through-performance-barriers#comments Materials Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:16:00 +0000 43201 at http://mwrf.com Cutting-Edge Technologies Primed to Break Out http://mwrf.com/materials/cutting-edge-technologies-primed-break-out <div class="field-deck"> As microwave signals expand into automotive-safety and IoT remote-sensing types of applications, advanced technologies will be needed at reasonable performance/price ratios. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A number of technologies are emerging as stepping stones for the continued expansion of the microwave industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/cutting-edge-technologies-primed-break-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/cutting-edge-technologies-primed-break-out#comments Materials Active components Commercial Industrial Passive components Semiconductors Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000 43041 at http://mwrf.com Integration and Operational Guidelines for MEMS-Based Inertial Systems: Applications that include magnetometers http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/integration-and-operational-guidelines-mems-based-inertial-systems-applications-inc <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Sparton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High-performance inertial systems provide accurate platform heading information in a variety of applications and operational environments. However, the magnetometers used are susceptible to measurement distortion in the presence of any magnetic material.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/integration-and-operational-guidelines-mems-based-inertial-systems-applications-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement/integration-and-operational-guidelines-mems-based-inertial-systems-applications-inc#comments Materials Components Semiconductors Systems Test & Measurement White Paper Wed, 17 Feb 2016 15:54:00 +0000 37631 at http://mwrf.com Metamaterial-Based Antenna Grasps at Lower Frequencies http://mwrf.com/systems/metamaterial-based-antenna-grasps-lower-frequencies <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers from Penn State University have developed a new material that allows them to control the frequency response and polarization of extremely small satellite antennas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/metamaterial-based-antenna-grasps-lower-frequencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/metamaterial-based-antenna-grasps-lower-frequencies#comments News Materials Active components Commercial Defense Mobile Systems Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:35:00 +0000 40681 at http://mwrf.com <p>When combined with a software-defined radio, a new tunable&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="metamaterial">metamaterial</span>&nbsp;can extend an antenna with narrow instantaneous bandwidth across an entire communications band. (Image courtesy of Penn State University).</p> Technology Breakthroughs Prepare to Change the World http://mwrf.com/materials/technology-breakthroughs-prepare-change-world <div class="field-deck"> Expect 2016 to be a busy year, as plans are in motion to create technologies with capabilities that push past the boundaries of today’s state-of-the-art solutions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Expect 2016 to be a busy year, as plans are in motion to create technologies with capabilities that push past the boundaries of today’s state-of-the-art solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/technology-breakthroughs-prepare-change-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/technology-breakthroughs-prepare-change-world#comments Materials NXP Semiconductors Commercial Defense Industrial Semiconductors Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:00 +0000 39541 at http://mwrf.com Materials Form Foundations for RF/Microwave Circuits http://mwrf.com/technologies/materials-form-foundations-rfmicrowave-circuits <div class="field-deck"> A wide range of naturally occurring and engineered materials are used in the construction of active and passive RF/microwave components and circuits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many different materials are used in the construction of RF/microwave circuits, components, and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/materials-form-foundations-rfmicrowave-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/materials-form-foundations-rfmicrowave-circuits#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Technologies Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:03:00 +0000 38201 at http://mwrf.com Inside Track with John Palmour, Co-Founder and CTO, Wolfspeed http://mwrf.com/materials/inside-track-john-palmour-co-founder-and-cto-wolfspeed <div class="node-body article-body">Technology Editor Chris DeMartino spoke with John Palmour, CTO and Co-Founder of Wolfspeed about the company's intentions and his take on gallium-nitride-based technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/materials/inside-track-john-palmour-co-founder-and-cto-wolfspeed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/materials/inside-track-john-palmour-co-founder-and-cto-wolfspeed#comments Materials Defense Interviews Semiconductors Tue, 03 Nov 2015 17:08:00 +0000 37951 at http://mwrf.com Control Crosstalk in RF/Microwave Systems http://mwrf.com/technologies/control-crosstalk-rfmicrowave-systems <div class="field-deck"> Crosstalk can cause serious performance degradation in high-frequency analog and high-speed digital circuits, but smart design decisions will minimize that nemesis. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crosstalk can be minimized in high-frequency analog and high-speed digital circuits through careful circuit-design practices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/technologies/control-crosstalk-rfmicrowave-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/technologies/control-crosstalk-rfmicrowave-systems#comments Materials Commercial Defense Industrial Technologies Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:50:00 +0000 37271 at http://mwrf.com