Active components http://mwrf.com/taxonomy/term/6841/more en MMIC PIN-Diode Limiters Operate to 20 GHz http://mwrf.com/active-components/mmic-pin-diode-limiters-operate-20-ghz <div class="node-body article-body">PIN-diode limiters are a versatile RF component that can be configured for a wide range of performance specifications. Integrating PIN diodes into a MMIC eliminates the packaging parasitics and enables multiple order limiter structures capable of enhanced power handling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/mmic-pin-diode-limiters-operate-20-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/mmic-pin-diode-limiters-operate-20-ghz#comments Active components Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:34:00 +0000 23871 at http://mwrf.com 60-GHz IPIC-QVCO Reduces Phase Noise And Error http://mwrf.com/active-components/60-ghz-ipic-qvco-reduces-phase-noise-and-error <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers from Singapore have designed and tested a 65 nm CMOS quadrature PLL operating at 60 GHz using an IPIC-QVCO typology for reduced phase noise and phase error. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/60-ghz-ipic-qvco-reduces-phase-noise-and-error" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/60-ghz-ipic-qvco-reduces-phase-noise-and-error#comments Active components Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:50:00 +0000 23841 at http://mwrf.com NFC Prepares For Wide Adoption http://mwrf.com/active-components/nfc-prepares-wide-adoption <div class="field-deck"> The inclusion of NFC chips in mobile phones is rapidly increasing the opportunities for companies to enhance user experiences with the latest in digital customer interaction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NFC standards have been evolving to support a wide scope of industry interactions with end-users. Until the recent addition of NFC enabled smartphones, the adoption of technologies like contactless payments were slow. The boom of smartphones with NFC chips, NFC SD cards, and NFC SIM cards is opening the doors for a whole new world of wireless interactions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/nfc-prepares-wide-adoption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/nfc-prepares-wide-adoption#comments Active components Systems Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:32:00 +0000 23921 at http://mwrf.com DMSP Imager Measures Brightness Temperatures to Track Weather http://mwrf.com/systems/dmsp-imager-measures-brightness-temperatures-track-weather <div class="node-body article-body">The Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) aboard the latest Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite utilizes a next-generation sensor suite to study cloud covers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/systems/dmsp-imager-measures-brightness-temperatures-track-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/systems/dmsp-imager-measures-brightness-temperatures-track-weather#comments News Active components Systems Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:26:00 +0000 24071 at http://mwrf.com DASs Bring Capacity Indoors, Outdoors, And Wherever You Need It http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dass-bring-capacity-indoors-outdoors-and-wherever-you-need-it <div class="field-deck"> To solve the demands of high data rates in buildings, stadiums, and on public transportation, distributed antenna systems are bringing the antennas to the people. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distributed antenna systems are being incorporated into more buildings, stadiums, and public transit centers every year. Macrocell congestion and consumer-driven data demands are responsible for this proliferation. There are many different implementations of DAS technology, each with their own tradeoffs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dass-bring-capacity-indoors-outdoors-and-wherever-you-need-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/dass-bring-capacity-indoors-outdoors-and-wherever-you-need-it#comments Active components Passive components RF Essentials Systems Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:51:00 +0000 23911 at http://mwrf.com AEHF Antenna Employs Electronically Steerable Beams http://mwrf.com/active-components/aehf-antenna-employs-electronically-steerable-beams <div class="node-body article-body">The phased array antennas utilized by Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellites offer greater agility and flexibility, thanks to electronically steered beams and upgraded frequencies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/aehf-antenna-employs-electronically-steerable-beams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/aehf-antenna-employs-electronically-steerable-beams#comments News Active components Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:42:00 +0000 24051 at http://mwrf.com Millimeter-Wave Technology Prepares For A Wealth Of Applications http://mwrf.com/passive-components/millimeter-wave-technology-prepares-wealth-applications <div class="field-deck"> Fiber-optic-like data rates, micro-antennas, and high-resolution imagers are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to millimeter-wave technology’s capabilities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Millimeter wave technology benefits from a very narrow transmission beam width and high-bandwidth band allocations. On-chip antenna technology and MMIC integration could place millimeter wave technology at the forefront of the IoT and Big Data boom. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/passive-components/millimeter-wave-technology-prepares-wealth-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/passive-components/millimeter-wave-technology-prepares-wealth-applications#comments Active components Passive components Systems Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:40:00 +0000 23941 at http://mwrf.com Precipitation Radar Employs Variable Pulse Repetition http://mwrf.com/active-components/precipitation-radar-employs-variable-pulse-repetition <div class="node-body article-body">The dual-frequency precipitation radar aboard the Core Observatory satellite uses variable pulse repetition to make detailed measurements about rainfall structure and intensity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/precipitation-radar-employs-variable-pulse-repetition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/precipitation-radar-employs-variable-pulse-repetition#comments News Active components Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:30:00 +0000 23791 at http://mwrf.com <p>The DPR consists of two radars: a Ka-band precipitation radar (KaPR) at 35.5 GHz and a Ku-band precipitation radar (KuPR) at 13 GHz. (Photo courtesy of NASA.)</p> JIB Antennas Will Form Array for GPS III Satellites http://mwrf.com/active-components/jib-antennas-will-form-array-gps-iii-satellites <div class="node-body article-body">The self-deploying JIB antennas aboard the latest GPS III satellites come in a range of diameters and lengths. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/jib-antennas-will-form-array-gps-iii-satellites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/jib-antennas-will-form-array-gps-iii-satellites#comments News Active components Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:46:00 +0000 23641 at http://mwrf.com Precipitation Microwave Imager Flexes Its Frequency Range http://mwrf.com/active-components/precipitation-microwave-imager-flexes-its-frequency-range <div class="node-body article-body">The global microwave imager (GMI) aboard the Core Observatory Satellite operates from 10.65 GHz to 183.3 GHz over 13 channels to support three-dimensional views of precipitation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mwrf.com/active-components/precipitation-microwave-imager-flexes-its-frequency-range" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mwrf.com/active-components/precipitation-microwave-imager-flexes-its-frequency-range#comments News Active components Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:36:00 +0000 23561 at http://mwrf.com <p>The GMI was successfully launched aboard the Core Observatory satellite from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan in February 2014. (Left: NASA, Right: Ball Aerosapce)</p>