Active components http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6841/more en Timing Requirements Change, and So Do Voltage-Controlled Oscillators http://mwrf.com/active-components/timing-requirements-change-and-so-do-voltage-controlled-oscillators <div class="field-deck"> In frequency-control products, MEMS and CMOS technology are reaching performance that is on par with quartz crystal resonators and even adding valuable features to voltage-controlled oscillators. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Timing requirements for modern commercial electronics are demanding more for the same cost in a smaller footprint. Conversely, military and aerospace applications are looking for timing products that have advanced in thermal, vibration, and aging stability. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/timing-requirements-change-and-so-do-voltage-controlled-oscillators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/timing-requirements-change-and-so-do-voltage-controlled-oscillators#comments Commercial Active components Defense Medical Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:07:00 +0000 27471 at http://mwrf.com Surface-Mount Mixers Extend to 33 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/surface-mount-mixers-extend-33-ghz <div class="field-deck"> These miniature passive and active mixers provide broad frequency coverage with low distortion and low noise using low-level signals across wide frequency bands. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This trio of surface-mount mixers supports a variety of different communications applications as high as 33 GHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/surface-mount-mixers-extend-33-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/surface-mount-mixers-extend-33-ghz#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:32:00 +0000 27441 at http://mwrf.com Low-Noise VCO Tunes 1 to 2 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-vco-tunes-1-2-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">This compact voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) covers 1 to 2 GHz with low noise and high linearity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-vco-tunes-1-2-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/low-noise-vco-tunes-1-2-ghz#comments Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:23:00 +0000 27401 at http://mwrf.com GaN in Plastic Powers Pulses http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-plastic-powers-pulses <div class="node-body article-body">This plastic-packaged GaN power module boosts radar signals from 960 to 1215 MHz. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-plastic-powers-pulses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/gan-plastic-powers-pulses#comments M/A-COM Technology Solutions Active components Commercial Defense Industrial Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:11:00 +0000 27391 at http://mwrf.com ZigBee Update Brings Mesh Networking to 920-MHz HEMS http://mwrf.com/services/zigbee-update-brings-mesh-networking-920-mhz-hems <div class="node-body article-body">The 920IP ZigBee standard update supports home energy-management systems (HEMS) through the use of wireless mesh networking.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/services/zigbee-update-brings-mesh-networking-920-mhz-hems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/services/zigbee-update-brings-mesh-networking-920-mhz-hems#comments News Active components Services Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:38:00 +0000 27381 at http://mwrf.com Quick Charge Technology Delivers Up To 60 W http://mwrf.com/active-components/quick-charge-technology-delivers-60-w <div class="node-body article-body">Quick Charge 2.0 features a variety of upgrades to improve charging times and expand adoption rates into a variety of devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/quick-charge-technology-delivers-60-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/quick-charge-technology-delivers-60-w#comments News Active components Commercial Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 27251 at http://mwrf.com <p><em><strong>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</strong></em></p> Missile Defense System Uses Dual Radars To Optimize Tracking http://mwrf.com/systems/missile-defense-system-uses-dual-radars-optimize-tracking <div class="node-body article-body">The ground-based midcourse defense (GMD) system, in conjunction with an exoatmospheric kill vehicle (EKV) device, successfully tracked and destroyed a targeted threat during testing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/missile-defense-system-uses-dual-radars-optimize-tracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/missile-defense-system-uses-dual-radars-optimize-tracking#comments News Active components Defense Systems Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:18:00 +0000 27241 at http://mwrf.com <p>In development since 1998, the GMD system incorporates features such as early detection and tracking during the boost phase, midcourse target discrimination, and precision intercept and destruction of inbound intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMS). (Images courtesy of Boeing)</p> Military-Code Receiver Bolsters GPS Capabilities http://mwrf.com/active-components/military-code-receiver-bolsters-gps-capabilities <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Air Force demonstrated a new Raytheon GPS receiver for use in military-code anti-jamming and high-security communications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/military-code-receiver-bolsters-gps-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/military-code-receiver-bolsters-gps-capabilities#comments News Active components Defense Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:59:00 +0000 27181 at http://mwrf.com UAV Antenna Changes Beam Direction in 1/1000th of a Second http://mwrf.com/active-components/uav-antenna-changes-beam-direction-11000th-second <div class="node-body article-body">The Agile Aperture Antenna (A3) is lightweight, low power, software-defined, and electronically reconfigurable, suiting it for UAVs and other vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/uav-antenna-changes-beam-direction-11000th-second" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/uav-antenna-changes-beam-direction-11000th-second#comments News Active components Defense Systems Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 27171 at http://mwrf.com <p>An Agile Aperture Antenna is placed in a window of an aircraft for a recent test flight. (All images courtesy of GTRI)</p> Basic RF Amplifier Measurements using a Vector Network Analyzer http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/basic-rf-amplifier-measurements-using-vector-network-analyzer <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Rohde & Schwarz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This Application note discusses the effective characterization and optimization of RF amplifier parameters such as S-parameters, return loss, gain, isolation, impedance and stability. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/basic-rf-amplifier-measurements-using-vector-network-analyzer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/test-measurement-analyzers/basic-rf-amplifier-measurements-using-vector-network-analyzer#comments Active components Analog semiconductors Digital semiconductors Mixed-signal semiconductors Test & Measurement - analyzers Test & Measurement - generators White Paper Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:37:00 +0000 27141 at http://mwrf.com